Employment Opportunities

 

Administrative Coordinator

The Detroit Waldorf School has an opening for a full time Administrative Coordinator.

The Administrative Coordinator works as part of a collaborative team with the Grades and Early Childhood Pedagogical Chairs to support the school’s administrative needs and office operations.  The Administrative Coordinator will be responsible for the management and operation of the school’s database system and for completing all required State, Federal and internal school reports, as well as facilitating the workflow and personnel needs of the office over the course of the year.

Office work hours are 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday year round. Position will include some weekend and evening work, including but not limited to school events and Board meetings, as well as participation on standing and ad hoc committees.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree or higher and a minimum of three years in an administrative setting.  Renweb or similar school database experience is required. FACTS tuition management, financial aid software experience and working knowledge of Quickbooks are necessary, along with proficient office computer skills and strong communication skills.

We are looking for a team player that can manage multiple projects, work independently and adjust to the changing pace or needs of the office and respond to parents, students, faculty, staff and board members with warmth, enthusiasm and professionalism. Knowledge and or interest in Waldorf education are desired.

This is a full time, year round salaried position. Benefits include medical coverage and tuition remission. Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a visit. The hiring process includes, but is not limited to: an introductory campus tour, observations, and a hiring interview with members of the Board, Personnel Committee and College of Teachers. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, and two professional references, via email to Personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214. We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about our school.

 

Administrative Assistant

The Detroit Waldorf School has an opening for a part-time Administrative Assistant.

The Administrative Assistant, under the direction of the Administrative Coordinator, supports the work of the Administrative Coordinator and office operations, the Board of Trustees, Board committees and assists other office personnel as needed with ongoing or annual projects, and clerical or event related tasks.  Work will include but is not limited to preparation of documents or materials for reports, meetings and events, updating records, database and phone support, data entry, preparing and proofing correspondence and financial documents, scheduling, coordinating meetings and mailings.

We are looking for a team player that can manage multiple projects, work independently and adjust to the changing pace or needs of the office and respond to parents, students, faculty, staff and board members with warmth, enthusiasm and professionalism.

Qualifications include an Associate's degree or higher and experience with administrative office practices and procedures and standard office software applications. RenWeb or similar school database knowledge is helpful.  Knowledge and or interest in Waldorf education is desired. The Assistant must be highly organized, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail. They must also have the ability to multitask in a busy office environment and remain calm in the face of a multitude of competing requests and deadlines.  The ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and be reliable and punctual are required.

This position is up to 30 hours per week. It is hourly and does not include benefits. Work hours will be scheduled between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday year round except during school breaks.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, and two professional references, via email to Personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214. We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about our school.

Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a visit. The hiring process includes, but is not limited to: an introductory campus tour, and a hiring interview with members of the Board, Personnel Committee and Office Administrative  Team. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

 

Early Childhood Lead Teacher 2018-19

The Detroit Waldorf School has an opening for a Pre-K lead teacher starting in the 2018-2019 school year.

The Detroit Waldorf School is seeking an experienced early childhood class teacher who can lead a class with enthusiasm and warmth; has strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, excellent social skills and experience in welcoming and working with children, parents and colleagues; understands and works with the Anthroposophical foundations of the curriculum, and is interested in collaborating in the community building and festival life of our school.

We are looking for a teacher with a Waldorf Certificate in Early Childhood, a Bachelors of Arts degree or higher, 6-12 semester hours in early childhood or child development, and teaching experience.

Faculty compensation includes increments for Waldorf lead teaching experience, medical coverage and tuition remission. The position begins July 1, 2018.

Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a visit. The hiring process includes, but is not limited to: an introductory campus tour, classroom observations, one or more teaching demonstrations presented by the candidate, and a hiring interview with members of the Personnel Committee and College of Teachers. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, and two professional references, via email to personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214. We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about our school.

 

Fundraiser and Grant Writer

Job Summary

Reporting to the Administrative Team and in partnership with the Board of Trustees, the Fundraiser and Grant Writer will spearhead development efforts as Detroit Waldorf School (DWS) initiates growth in its outreach and sustainability efforts. A new position in the organization, the Fundraiser and Grant Writer will have the opportunity to build the development function.

Responsibilities

  • Organization and coordination of school fundraisers, special events and support of other volunteer fundraising efforts
  • In collaboration with the Board, create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual donors
  • Develop Detroit Waldorf School’s annual fundraising plan and prepare monthly status reports on progress against plan for board meetings
  • Manage the implementation of new donor database, data entry and gift processing
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Develop and distribute fundraising materials in support of annual fundraising plan, e.g. Annual Report, Spring Newsletter

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (required), Master’s (a plus)
  • Three-plus years experience in a fundraising role, preferably at a school
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of donor databases (e.g. Raisers Edge, DonorConnect, RenWeb, etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to establish priorities, demonstrate initiative, and achieve stated goals
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work comfortably in a collaborative environment with a diverse constituents, including teachers, volunteers, parents, board members, alumni and community partner

Application

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, grant writing sample, and two professional references via email to Personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214. We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about our school. No phone calls, please.

This is an hourly position and does not include benefits. Start date July 1, 2018. Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a visit. The hiring process includes, but is not limited to: an introductory campus tour, observations, and a hiring interview with members of the Personnel Committee and office administrative team. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

 

Enrollment, Outreach and Marketing Assistant

The Detroit Waldorf School has an opening for a full time Enrollment, Outreach and Marketing Assistant.

The Enrollment, Outreach and Marketing Assistant works directly with the Enrollment, Outreach
and Marketing Director under the supervision of the office administrative team. Responsibilities include supporting the director in all aspects of the admissions process, tours and follow-up activities and communications with parents in the Parent-Child and early childhood programs, as well as the grades. They also include creating newsletters for current families, alumni and extended community, managing all of the school’s social media platforms, updating online and print messaging, coordinating and attending parent education events, tracking alumni, designing ads, taking promotional photos and researching current issues related to Waldorf education.

Office work hours are 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday year round. Position will include some scheduled weekend and evening work.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree or higher and a minimum of three years in an administrative setting.  Skills include experience with Microsoft office, constant contact, google apps, sign up genius, MailChimp, Renweb, InDesign, social media and Canva. Comprehensive understanding of Waldorf education is necessary.

We are looking for someone with strong analytical and organizational skills, the ability to implement project goals effectively and comply with deadlines and other school policies and requirements. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and an ability work as part of a team and to interact with students, parent, faculty members, administrative staff, Board of Trustees with warmth and enthusiasm are also needed.

This is an hourly position and does not include benefits. Start date July 1, 2018. Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a visit. The hiring process includes, but is not limited to: an introductory campus tour, observations, and a hiring interview with members of
the Personnel Committee and office administrative team. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, and two professional references, via email to Personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214. We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about our school.

 

First Grade Assistant

The Detroit Waldorf School has an opening for a First Grade Assistant for the 2018-2019 school year.

We are looking for an individual who brings love and enthusiasm for teaching and Waldorf education. Responsibilities will include supporting the Class Teacher with activities and lessons, providing instruction to individual students or small groups, helping students who need more support, redirecting student behavior as needed, helping to maintain a harmonious and orderly classroom, and a weekly meeting with the class teacher for planning and review of work. The position also includes Before Care and midmorning recess supervision. The successful candidate will be responsible, reliable, punctual, flexible, patient have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with colleagues and committed to self-development.

Hours are 7:20 am - 11:00am Monday - Friday from September through June. Weekly meeting with Class teacher to be determined.

A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. Waldorf Teacher training certificate either completed or in progress is ideal.

This is an hourly position and does not include benefits. Position begins September 2018. Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a visit. The hiring process includes, but is not limited to: an introductory campus tour, observations, and a hiring interview with members of the Personnel Committee and office administrative team. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, and two professional references, via email to Personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214. We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about our school.

 

Early Childhood Assistant 

Detroit Waldorf School early childhood program is seeking an afternoon assistant in one of our full day pre-school classes. Ideal assistant candidates will have familiarity with and interest in Waldorf education, and bring experience, warmth, joy and enthusiasm to working with young children, as well as motivation and an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.

A background that includes completion of or current enrollment in a Waldorf Teacher Training program in Early Childhood, a CDA, Early Childhood Associate’s degree or higher or 12 Semester hours in early childhood education or child development is preferred.

The application process includes, but is not limited to: an introductory campus tour, classroom observations, and a hiring interview with members of the Personnel Committee and College of Teachers. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and two professional references, via email to personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214.  We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about our school.

 

Substitutes Needed

We are currently accepting applications for substitutes in our Early Childhood and Grades programs. Experience in childcare or working with children ages 3 - 6 years is preferred for Early Childhood applicants, but not required to apply. Similarly, experience with children ranging in age from 6 to 15 years old is preferred for the Grades program. Applicants must be available from 8:00 am-3:30 pm.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, and two professional references, via email to personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org and to attend a Taste of Waldorf Tour

We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about our school.


Equal Opportunity

The Detroit Waldorf School does not discriminate in admissions, hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, or other statuses protected by law. Furthermore, parents, students, faculty, staff members and board members are all expected to conduct themselves and discharge their responsibilities in accordance with the school's non-discrimination policy.


More About Detroit Waldorf School

The Detroit Waldorf School is a multiracial and multicultural school, celebrating over 50 years in the heart of the Detroit renaissance. We have the honor of being one of the ten oldest Waldorf schools in the United States. We offer a full curriculum and we are accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North American and the Independent Schools Association of Central States.

The Detroit Waldorf School, founded in 1965, is located just three miles east of downtown in the city’s historic Indian Village neighborhood. Our school resides in a beautiful 1920’s historical building designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn and situated on a beautifully landscaped 4-acre campus with an organic garden. This central location, combined with the school’s curriculum, provides the diverse student body with a respect for people of different religious, ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds, while fostering a sense of world citizenship.

Our school has a strong early childhood program, including parent child classes, preschool and a Kindergarten specific class that serves as a bridge to the grades. Our grade 1-8 elementary program includes German and Spanish, eurythmy, handwork, art, remedial resource program, music including orchestra and band, physical education and after school, sports, extended care and camps programs.