Employment Opportunities 

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.


Development Coordinator

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.


Bookkeeper

The Detroit Waldorf School seeks a full-time bookkeeper, forty hours per week. This is a year round hourly position. This position reports to the Business Manager.

The ideal candidate has a solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting principles. An associates degree and experience working in Quickbooks, Microsoft office products including excel and word and experience working with online accounting and business platforms. Primary responsibilities include filing, managing spreadsheets, check writing, banking, ACH deposits, account reconciliations, collections, payroll, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly reporting and special projects.

We are looking for a team player  with excellent interpersonal communication skills, strong analytical and organizational skills, the ability to implement project goals effectively and comply with deadlines and other school policies and requirements and who 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. 

This position is 40 hours per week. 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.


Front Desk Administrative Assistant

We seek a Front Desk Administrative Assistant with excellent interpersonal skills to warmly welcome visitors and members of our community to our school and represent the school in a professional manner. It is essential that the person for this role is organized, able to multitask, work flexibly and have a ‘can do’ proactive and collegial team approach to work to ensure the efficient and smooth day-to-day operation of our school’s front office, handle a variety of administrative and clerical tasks to support the office, faculty and staff and to joyfully care for a variety of student needs that arise on a daily basis. Prior reception or administrative support experience is essential. Awareness of and enthusiasm for Waldorf education desired.

This is an hourly position Monday thru Friday, 7:45am to 3:45pm, year round and does not include benefits. 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.


Substitution Coordinator 

The Detroit Waldorf School seeks a part-time Substitution Coordinator for the 2018-19 school year. The ideal candidate has familiarity with and interest in Waldorf education, and brings experience, warmth, joy and enthusiasm to working with young children, as well as motivation, an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. Candidates will be responsible for tracking leave time requests and scheduling coverage for class and subject teachers. They must be available by phone early morning and evening, be able to respond to emails, calls and texts and to coordinate coverage in a timely manner.  Professionalism and a pleasant phone manner are required.

There is a guaranteed three hour weekly flat rate of compensation for this position.

Qualified candidates may also provide substitution coverage.

The application process includes, but is not limited to: an introductory campus tour, and a hiring interview with members of the Personnel Committee. 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.


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.


Assistant Coach

After School Sports Coaching Position:
If you are passionate and devoted to inspiring children through basketball, we welcome you to apply for this position. This part-time position serves as the coach for middle school after school sports program under the direction of the Athletic Director. Practices are held after school daily from 3:15-5:45 pm. This position requires occasional transportation of players to and from games.

Position Requirements:

  • Experience playing and/or teaching basketball.
  • Ability to work well with others on a team.
  • An understanding of the fundamental skills, strategies and rules needed in this sport. 
  • Strong communications skills via email, phone, and in person.
  • Background check and driving clearances required. 

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, sexual orientation, 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.