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PART-TIME ACCOUNTANT to BEGIN MAY 15, 2017

Since 2005, Prairie Moon Waldorf School has been offering an approach to education that develops a sense of social responsibility as well the skills that teach children how to learn. Prairie Moon Waldorf School is a Developing Member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN). Prairie Moon Waldorf School is operated by the Waldorf Association of Lawrence, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization registered in Kansas. 

Overall Responsibility:

The Accountant is responsible for all administrative aspects of managing the school finances and receives general direction and oversight from the board treasurer, as well as working in close alignment with the Administrative Director and Admissions Director. As an experienced professional, the Accountant exercises a high level of expertise and authority in order to ensure accurate and timely financial operations. All actions taken by the Accountant should be in alignment with school policies and procedures as set forth by the Board.

Office Hours:  Flexible, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, M - F

Total Hours/Week:  25 – 30

Pay:  Hourly commensurate with experience

Benefits:  50% health insurance premium paid, partial tuition remission, professional development funds

Primary Duties:

  • Work with Board Treasurer to maintain internal controls and regular reporting systems in line with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Manage financial activity on a regular basis.
  • Manage Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Complete all functions of Payroll based on criteria and deadlines
  • Manage all bookkeeping functions in relation to the adopted budget
  • Participate as a member of the Finance Committee.
  • Communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Manage SCRIP program purchases through FACTS and Payroll deductions along with maintaining inventory
  • Manage financial side of enrollment
  • Keep required employment postings per federal and state law up to date.
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts such as bank accounts, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA in accounting or related field AND a minimum of two years of specialized experience in small business or non-profit financial management, OR at least five years of specialized experience in small business or non-profit financial management.
  • Quickbooks and Payroll accounting experience needed.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Knowledge of MS Office and Excel.
  • Must be able to pass a Kansas Bureau of Investigations background check.

To apply: Send cover letter, short biography, and resumé to

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Search Committee
1853 E 1600 Road
Lawrence, KS, 66044

Electronic applications may be sent to info@prairiemoon.org


WALDORF LEAD EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER to begin FALL 2017

Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have a passion for Waldorf education, a Waldorf Early Childhood Training Certificate, and experience teaching in a Waldorf early childhood classroom. Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree who have a serious interest in Waldorf education and, if untrained, a willingness to begin their Waldorf early-childhood teacher training will be considered. Candidates will also need to be “Lead Teacher” certified, as required by the KS Department of Health & Environment, per our childcare license. (See below for more information.) 

We seek a teacher who works well with others, as well as independently, and who possesses a pioneering spirit and enthusiasm for bringing Waldorf education to the heart of America. 

Our Anthroposophical roots
Waldorf education is the principal expression of Anthroposophical thinking in this area; however there is also significant interest in Biodynamic agriculture and Anthroposophic architecture.  Anthroposophical and Waldorf education study groups are active and a lecture series addresses the community’s strong interest in the roots of Waldorf education and related subjects.

What you should expect
First, expect to find a supportive, educated community that genuinely loves their Waldorf school.  Second, expect to find a range of housing, options for shopping, including a well-established natural foods cooperative store, a thriving farmer’s market, many locally-owned businesses and restaurants, and a responsive city government. Third, our salary range is $29,500–$35,000 and will be commensurate with experience and training. Full health insurance coverage is included for the teacher as well as 100% Tuition Remission.

Prairie Moon Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnic background in the admission of students or the hiring of personnel.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter, as well as a short biography and three references that includes a description of your relationship to Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education, to:

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Teacher Search Committee
1853 E 1600 Road
Lawrence, KS, 66044

Electronic applications may be sent to info@prairiemoon.org


WALDORF GRADES TEACHER to begin FALL 2017

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Lawrence, Kansas seeks a Grades Teacher for Prairie Moon Waldorf School – an AWSNA and WECAN developing member school. Prairie Moon Waldorf School opened its doors in 2005 and supports a strong, vibrant family community of 81 preK-8th grade students. With our expansion into middle school, we are in the midst of creating our 20-year strategic plan including the design of a campus master plan.

Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have Waldorf grades teacher training, experience teaching a Waldorf Grades Program, and have a strong passion for Waldorf education. Candidates who have a serious interest in Waldorf education, are experienced educators, and have a willingness to attend teacher training will be considered. We seek a teacher who works well with others, as well as independently, and who possesses a pioneering spirit and enthusiasm for bringing Waldorf education to the heart of America. Our candidates will also have a bachelor’s degree—master’s degree preferred.

Our Anthroposophical Roots
Waldorf education is the principal expression of Anthroposophical thinking in this area; however there is also significant interest in Biodynamic agriculture and Anthroposophic architecture. Anthroposophical and Waldorf education study groups are active and a lecture series addresses the community’s strong interest in the roots of Waldorf education and related subjects.

What you should expect
First, expect to find a supportive, educated community that genuinely loves their Waldorf school.  Second, expect to find a range of housing, options for shopping, including a well established natural foods cooperative store, a thriving farmer’s market, many locally owned businesses and restaurants, and a responsive city government. Third, our salary range is $29,500–$35,000 and will be commensurate with experience and training. Full health insurance coverage is included for the teacher as well as 100% Tuition Remission.

Prairie Moon Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnic background in the admission of students or the hiring of personnel.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter, as well as a short biography that includes a description of your relationship to Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education, to:

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Teacher Search Committee
1853 E 1600 Road
Lawrence, KS, 66044

Electronic applications may be sent to info@prairiemoon.org


WALDORF EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSISTANT TEACHER to BEGIN AUGUST 2017

Prairie Moon Waldorf School is in search of a wonderful assistant teacher for a Mixed-age Kindergarten class beginning in August, 2017. Our Early Childhood program consists of two Mixed-age Kindergartens (3 - 6yrs), a young 3’s class, and a Parent-Child (infant - 3 yrs) program. We are looking for an experienced teacher with some college level coursework and/or a Waldorf Early Childhood training certificate, or willingness to develop a plan for study of Waldorf early childhood pedagogy.

Job Hours
This is a position for the academic year of 2017-2018, beginning August 9, 2017 and going through June 10, 2018
Contact hours with children:
• Daily when school is in session, 7 hours (7:30 - 3:30) M-F with a one-hour lunch
Collaboration (non-contact time with children):
• 2.5-5 hours per week with other Early Childhood (EC) faculty and/or whole school faculty.

Compensation
Salaried position, starting at $19,000; final based on experience in Waldorf schools and Waldorf training.
Benefits include:

  • One week of paid time off
  • Partial health benefits (50% premium paid)
  • $500 of professional development funds for Waldorf teacher training
  • Tuition remission commensurate with percent of full-time employment.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of an Associate’s Degree.
  • At least 6 months experience working with children in a licensed early childhood setting.
  • Lead teacher certification, as required by the KS Department of Health and Environment, per our childcare license. Inquire for more details to learn how you can fulfill this requirement before the start of school in August 2015.
  • An openness to the anthroposophical philosophy surrounding child development and education.
  • An ability to lift the weight of a child, up to 50 pounds, when required.
  • A team player who loves working with children, has a sense of inner calm, and is able to take initiative to facilitate the smooth running of the EC classroom.
  • Willingness to undertake ongoing professional development in collaboration with the EC faculty.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An A.B. or B.S. in early childhood education
  • A commitment to the study of anthroposophy.
  • Experience teaching in a Waldorf, Lifeways, or Sophia’s Hearth program.
  • Training in Waldorf early-childhood pedagogy through an approved AWSNA or WECAN program, a Lifeways or Sophia’s Hearth program.
  • Experience working in a Waldorf early-childhood program.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Reliable and punctual for all aspects of the job.
  • Maintain confidentiality and hold sensitive information with discretion.
  • Assist classroom teacher with mealtime preparations and activities (i.e., coloring, painting, beeswax, bread kneading, crafts, gardening, etc.), allowing for child participation.
  • Assist classroom teacher with transitions and other activities of the day including mealtimes, clean-up, rest, circle, story, outside time, bathroom time, and naptime.
  • Pass along parent questions and child observations to classroom teacher.
  • Assume responsibilities of the lead teacher, in lead teacher’s absence.
  • Help to keep the classroom clean and neat.
  • Assist with classroom management in consultation with, and as directed by lead teacher
  • Adhere to the code of conduct outlined in the document “Professional Expectations for Faculty and Staff”.
  • As a condition of employment, the employee agrees to follow rules, regulations, and policies that have been adopted by the Board of Directors for the Waldorf Association of Lawrence dba Prairie Moon Waldorf School.

Collaboration Expectations

  • Weekly meetings with supervising teacher, while school is in session
  • Attend all in-service days
  • Attend weekly Early Childhood faculty meetings
  • Attend weekly full-faculty meetings
  • Attend parent meetings and conferences, as directed by supervising teacher
  • Attend at least one parent evening per semester
  • Participate on one school committee
  • Attend all-community meetings (one each semester)

Please send cover letter, resume, an Employment Application, and three references to:

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Attn: Early Childhood Search Committee
1853 E. 1600 Road
Lawrence, KS 66044

Applications are welcome until the position is filled.


EARLY CHILDHOOD LEAD TEACHER for ROBIN’S NEST AFTERCARE PROGRAM

To begin August 2017. The primary responsibility of the Aftercare Teacher is to make sure that the experience is positive for the children who attend and the activities follow the pedagogy of the school, ensuring the supervision and safety of all the children ages 3 to 6 yrs-old.

Responsible To:       Lead Teacher / Program Director

Schedule:                11 a.m.–5:45 p.m.  M-F, approx. 28 hours per week.

Compensation:        $12.00/hour

Benefits:                  This position is eligible for partial paid health insurance and partial tuition remission.
                             

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Supervise the children enrolled in the afternoon care program, average 3–6 students.
  • Punctual attendance, ready to receive children from naps and transition into afternoon play.
  • Ensure each child has a healthy afternoon snack (from home or food the school provides).
  • Maintain attendance records of children through the Parent Sign In and Out forms.
  • Carry cordless phone at all times to make and receive calls for assistance or emergencies.
  • Fill out incident reports and follows up with parents on any injuries or behavior problems.
  • Check in daily with Lead Teachers to report any concerns, accidents, or other critical information to ensure good communication and oversight of the program.
  • Ensure that the areas used (room and play yard) are clean and returned to original condition and prepared for the next morning’s activities.
  • Dress modestly, avoiding clothing with printed words/imagery, ready for all weather conditions experienced during daily outdoor play (usually a minimum of an hour).
  • Ensure that household activities are completed daily with the children (mopping, dusting,

Other Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Relates to all children and youth in positive ways
  • Responds appropriately to individual needs of children and youth
  • Encourages children and youth to make choices and to become more responsible
  • Uses positive techniques to guide the behavior of children and youth
  • Ensures children generally interact with one another in positive ways
  • Ensures that the program’s indoor and outdoor spaces meet the needs of children
  • Reports any site or facility problems to Lead Teachers
  • Closes and locks all doors and windows, turns off all inside building lights at the end of shift

Confidentiality

Employee must maintain the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism commensurate with working in an educational setting. 

Requirements

  • “Lead Teacher” certification, as required by the KS Department of Health & Environment, per our childcare license.

You must also have one of the following requirements met to be considered for this position: 

Option 1: (A) Five sessions of observation for not less than 2 1/2 consecutive hours per observation in licensed preschools or child care centers. Child care center staff shall plan their observations so that daily activities during morning, lunch, nap time and late afternoon can be observed; and (B) one year of teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or one year of supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools (this can be from a practicum/internship experience) 

OR 

Option 2: (A) Seven to nine semester hours of academic credit or equivalent training in child development or early childhood education; and (B) three months' teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or one year of supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools (this can be from a practicum/internship experience)

OR 

Option 3: A child development associate credential. 

Additional Kansas State requirements:

  • health assessment form current and certified by a licensed physician
  • current CPR (infant & child) / First Aid training
  • employee background screening

Please send cover letter, resume, an Employment Application, and three references to:

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Attn: Early Childhood Search Committee Chair
1853 E 1600 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66044

Applications are welcome until the position is filled.


SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS FOR GRADES 1–8 AND EARLY CHILDHOOD/KINDERGARTEN
See below for application instructions.

 

Please send cover letter, resume, an Employment Application, and three references to:

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Attn: Search Committee
1853 E 1600 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66044


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About Lawrence, Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas is an ideal home to a Waldorf school. Home to the University of Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University and being near cosmopolitan Kansas City, Lawrence provides a rich, international and multi-cultural life to its residents and visitors with the added benefit of a low cost of living. It has been said that Lawrence is America’s largest city without a shopping mall—a statement that reflects a strong commitment to local businesses and pride in the community’s historic downtown. Several years ago author John Villani identified Lawrence as among the top fifteen best art towns under a population of 100,000, and Lawrence has long been a music center. Several years ago, Lawrence was also identified as one of the top 10 locations to retire. Kansas University has created new centers for biological research, medicine, engineering and technology. The university’s school of education is renowned, with its program in Special Education consistently being ranked first in the nation. Lawrence, Kansas is a growing Waldorf community. Prairie Moon Waldorf School is Kansas’ only Waldorf school and sits on a beautiful 7.5 acres of prairie land in the Kaw River Valley only minutes from downtown Lawrence. Nearby, a Waldorf initiative in Kansas City has planted its seeds. Our school’s first grade teacher will come to a small, but growing Anthroposophical community and will have the opportunity to be a pioneer of Waldorf education in the Heartland.

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Prairie Moon Waldorf School is non-sectarian and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in its educational, administrative, admission, athletic, and school programs and policies.