Employment Opportunities 

First Grade Class Teacher 2019-2020

The Detroit Waldorf School is seeking a First Grade Class Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

We are seeking applicants committed to teaching with enthusiasm and warmth; demonstrating effective classroom management, communication, and interpersonal skills. This candidate should also have an interest and desire to work in collaboration with colleagues and with the Anthroposophical principles of Waldorf Education.  This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and Waldorf Teaching Certificate. Candidates in the process of completing Waldorf Certification will be considered.

The Detroit Waldorf School is a multi-racial 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 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 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, 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.

The Detroit Waldorf School offers a competitive base salary of $40,000.  Additional compensation, commensurate with experience and credentials, is added to the base salary.  A full-time salaried faculty member is entitled to benefits: health and dental insurance, retirement, professional development, and tuition remission. The position begins July 2019.

The hiring process includes, but is not limited to: a 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.

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


Enrollment and Outreach Coordinator

The Detroit Waldorf School seeks a full-time Enrollment and Outreach Coordinator. This is a year round salaried position and includes health, dental, and retirement benefits as well as tuition remission. This position reports to the Administrative Coordinator.

The Enrollment and Outreach Coordinator manages enrollment and outreach efforts at the Detroit Waldorf School. Normal work hours are 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday with additional evening and weekend work also required. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the creation and implementation of an enrollment and outreach plan, overseeing the admissions process for our Early Childhood Center (ECC) and Grades 1-8, working with prospective families from first inquiry to matriculation, tracking and evaluating student retention, managing the Parent and Child Program, planning and conducting open houses, tours, parent education events, and other outreach and enrollment events, helping to frame the overall message of the school, and overseeing marketing and public relations.

Minimum Qualifications include an ability to articulate Waldorf education and the school’s mission, knowledge of trends within the Waldorf movement, an interest in and ongoing study of Waldorf pedagogy, a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, three years of experience in an administrative setting, ability to manage multiple projects, strong strategic, analytical, and organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills, outgoing, enthusiastic, and warm presence, commitment to working well with others as a team player, and experience working with volunteers. Desired qualifications include previous experience working at a Waldorf/Steiner school, Waldorf teacher training certification, RenWeb or similar student information database experience, experience managing volunteers, and experience with marketing and development.

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, Attn: Personnel Chair. The hiring process includes, but is not limited to, a campus tour and hiring interview with members of the Personnel Committee and Board of Trustees. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant. We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about our school.


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.


Administrative Assistant

The Detroit Waldorf School seeks a part-time administrative assistant, thirty hours per week. This is a year round hourly position. This position reports to the Administrative Coordinator.

The Administrative Assistant supports the work of the Administrative Coordinator, 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, and 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, Attn: Personnel Chair. We encourage you to browse our website 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.