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The Detroit Waldorf School is a multi-racial and multicultural school, celebrating more than 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 America and the Independent Schools Association of the 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 1920s 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, pre-school, and Kindergarten. Our grade 1-8 elementary program includes German and Spanish, Eurythmy, handwork, art, educational support program, music including orchestra and band, and physical education. We also offer after-school sports and an extended care and camp program.

 

Employment Opportunities


Immediate Opening: Spanish Teacher 2019-2020

The Detroit Waldorf School seeks an experienced, and enthusiastic Spanish speaker to teach Spanish to children in first through eighth grade, and to cultivate an interest and love of Hispanic culture. 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, Waldorf training and teaching experience, with strong classroom management skills, effective communication, and a desire to work with children having different learning styles and needs.  Candidates should provide engaging learning experiences including stories, songs, movement, games, literature, and cultural history. In addition, candidates should also be willing to work collaboratively with colleagues, engage in ongoing professional development, and to serve in capacities beyond the classroom.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and two professional references, via email to arlenecornier@detroitwaldorf.org.   We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our school.


Bookkeeper

The Detroit Waldorf School seeks a full-time bookkeeper, 40 hours per week. This is a year-round position that reports to the Business Manager. Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

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 policies. The ideal candidate will also be able to manage multiple projects, work independently, and adjust to the changing pace of the office throughout the year. 

Education/Experience

  • Proficient in Quickbooks

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite

  • Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting principles

  • Previous experience working with online accounting and business platforms

  • Associate's degree or higher

The primary duties and areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Filing (accounting and personnel records)

  • Managing spreadsheets

  • Check writing

  • Banking

  • ACH deposits

  • Account reconciliations

  • Collections

  • Payroll

  • General ledger

  • Accounts payable

  • Accounts receivable

  • Monthly reporting   

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


Accessible Tuition Coordinator

The Detroit Waldorf School seeks a coordinator to oversee the school’s Accessible Tuition Program for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Detroit Waldorf School adopted the Accessible Tuition (AT) Program in 2009 to align itself more fully with the school’s mission: to provide a rich and dynamic pre-K-8th grade Waldorf education to a geographically, racially, and socio-economically diverse student body in Detroit and Southeast Michigan. The program ensures that no child be denied this education for financial reasons. 

The Accessible Tuition Coordinator will hold the administrative needs of the AT Program and respond to inquiries from current and prospective families. Responsibilities also include data entry, tracking and reviewing applications, filing, tracking, and managing volunteer conversationalists.

Qualifications:

  • Takes initiative and works well as a member of a team

  • Responsible, well-organized, and attentive to detail

  • Warm, helpful, and patient demeanor

Education/Experience:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel) and Google Suite

  • Experience working in an office setting is a plus

  • Previous experience with the AT Program is a plus

The primary duties and areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintains confidentiality

  • Maintains tracking documents and spreadsheets

  • Coordinates AT Committee meetings

  • Schedules AT conversations

  • Updates application and conversation materials

  • Assists families throughout the application process

  • Recruits and trains new conversationalists

  • Works collaboratively with Business Office

  • Maintains and reviews AT files

  • Prepares conversation packets and reviews with conversationalists

  • Participates in conversations

This is a year-round, part-time position that is available immediately and will be open until filled. Hours will range from 16-24 per week with the summer and fall requiring fewer hours and the winter and spring requiring more hours.This is an hourly position that does not include benefits. Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and contact information for two professional references via email to personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214, Attn: Personnel Chair. Please visit our website at www.detroitwaldorf.org 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 an application resume, and two professional references, via email to arlenecornier@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.