Opportunities for Employment:

 

Seeking:

INTERIM DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION—PART-TIME

Prairie Moon Waldorf School is seeking candidates to apply for the Interim Director of Administration (DofA) position. This is a one-year part-time appointment that will start in June 2019 with the possibility of contract renewal in July 2020. This position is eligible for tuition remission for their own dependents.

The DofA oversees all functions in the administrative realm, reports to the Board of Trustees, and is the public face of the school. The DofA carries a significant role in community relations and communications with the support of the Board of Trustees. The DofA is an Ex-Officio member of the Board of Trustees, and will serve as the schools’ representative at regional and national Waldorf association meetings. The DofA oversees and manages the school finances, which includes supervision of the school bookkeeper. Personal attributes that are valuable in this position: service mindset, professional bearing, outgoing personality, self-starter, love of all kinds of people, excellent oral and writing communication skills, good listener, and an inspiring public speaker. Further, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate competence in the required skills/experience listed below:   

Requirement of the position include but not limited to:

  • Presence on campus during morning drop offs, being ready to greet families at 7:45am

  • Working with nonprofit boards

  • Working with and within committees

  • Meeting facilitation

  • Ability to familiarize with regulations and licensing (e.g. KDHE regulations, fire codes, etc.)

  • Database management (specifically BigSIS)

  • Effective communication with diverse populations

  • Public speaking on and off campus

  • Supervision in an office staff environment 

Applicants need to demonstrate:

  • Dedication to the mission of education

  • Serving as a positive role model for children

  • Functioning within a collaborative leadership model

  • Familiarity with volunteerism

  • Strategic planning

  • Budgeting

  • Conflict management

  • Admissions and enrollment processes

Desired:

  • Strong working knowledge of Waldorf education; or willingness to develop knowledge and experience in Waldorf education

  • Fundraising

If called for an interview, applicants should expect to provide a 10-minute public presentation in order to demonstrate their capacity and knowledge in the following skills: public speaking, communication, strategic planning, and education. The presentation should address their own connection to Waldorf Education and how the curriculum is different from other curriucula.

How to apply:

  • A complete application consists of a cover letter addressing experience and qualifications; resume; and list of 3 professional references.

  • Submit application materials to search@prairiemoon.org


EARLY CHILDHOOD/KINDERGARTEN ASSISTANT TEACHER

Prairie Moon Waldorf School is in search of a wonderful assistant teacher. Our Early Childhood program consists of two mixed-age classrooms (2.5–5yrs), and one senior kindergarten (5–6yrs). We are looking for an experienced teacher with KDHE lead teacher qualifications or the ability to work to meet those qualifications.

This is a position for the academic year of 2019–2020, and possibly beyond. Daily contact hours when school is in session, 8am–3:30pm, M–F.

Compensation is hourly, based on qualifications and experience. Tuition remission commensurate with hours may be available.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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 2019.

  • 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. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An A.B.,B.S., or CDA 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.

Please forward a c.v., a letter of introduction, which includes a short biography, and three references to :
bschacht@prairiemoon.org


EARLY CHILDHOOD/MIXED-AGE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

The Prairie Moon Faculty, Board, and Parents seek a professional, warm, and committed teacher to take up the third of our three EC/Kdg classes for the 2019–20 school year and beyond. 

Our ideal candidate will have Waldorf early childhood training, Waldorf teaching experience, and at minimum, a Bachelor's or Associate’s degree. All applications will be carefully considered.

Prairie Moon, a preK–8th grade Waldorf School, has often been described as "the real thing" and we pride ourselves in creating a dynamic experience for our teachers including a warm and productive collegial relationship, an annual, personal professional development budget and opportunities as well as a mentoring budget for new teachers for the first two years. Tuition remission for children of full time faculty is available. 

The City of Lawrence hosts the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University and is a forward-thinking, affordable place to live that still retains the strong qualities of community and friendliness. Nearby is the National Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, the metropolis of Kansas City, and innumerable offerings when it comes to the arts and music scenes.

Please forward a c.v., a letter of introduction, which includes a short biography, and three references to :
bschacht@prairiemoon.org


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.