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Spanish Teacher-2024/2025

The Corvallis Waldorf School is seeking an experienced and dynamic Spanish Teacher for Grades 1-8. Candidates will demonstrate fluency in Spanish and have experience teaching elementary school-age children. Knowledge of Waldorf Education and Waldorf teacher certification is preferred. Experience with curriculum development is important. Knowledge of songs, storytelling, games, and cultural activities, as well as exercises in conversation, reading, writing, and grammar, is fundamental for this position. We seek colleagues who share the goals of Waldorf Education and who are dedicated to the healthy development of each child. Ideal candidates will have a passion for Waldorf education, experience in elementary education, an understanding of working with parents, and the personal development and self-reflection to be able to work well in a collegial setting.

Job Details:

This is a full-time teaching position with a competitive salary, health/dental insurance, and tuition remission benefits available. Teachers will be responsible for developing age-appropriate curricula using Waldorf teaching practices, creating written progress and end-of-year reports for all students, and working with class teachers to meet the needs of individual students.

Qualifications

We prefer candidates with a college degree, a commitment to Waldorf education and proven capacities for teaching. Additional preferences are:

  • Proficiency in Spanish (fluency or first language preferred).
  • Experience or interest in working with teachers, schools, and elementary-age students. 
  • Ability to use stories, songs, and games in teaching
  • Open-mindedness, flexibility, and adaptability
  • A warm and welcoming personality to engage with students, colleagues, and families.
  • Understanding of collaborative culture and solving shared challenges
  • Multicultural literacy — preferably sharing lived experience with our students
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and writing and, manage multiple tasks

Application Deadline: Open until filled

To apply for any open position at CWS, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Karim Hafizov, School Administrator at karim_hafizov@corvalliswaldorfschool.org.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

Corvallis Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, family structure, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, abilities, or other legally protected status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies,  tuition assistance programs, staff hiring, or other school programs.

Corvallis Waldorf School está buscando un maestro/a de español experimentado y dinámico para los grados de 1-8. Los candidatos deberán mostrar fluidez en español y experiencia enseñando a niños en edad escolar primaria. Preferiblemente, los candidatos deberán tener el título de maestro/a Waldorf y/o mostrar conocimientos en esta pedagogía. La experiencia en el desarrollo del currículo es importante.  El conocimiento de canciones, narraciones, juegos y actividades culturales, así como ejercicios de conversación, lectura, escritura y gramática es fundamental para este puesto. Buscamos colegas que compartan la filosofía Waldorf y ayuden al desarrollo integral de cada niño. Los candidatos ideales serán aquellos con pasión por la educación Waldorf, experiencia en educación primaria, comprensión del trabajo con los padres, el desarrollo personal y la autorreflexión para poder trabajar bien en la comunidad de la escuela.

Detalles del trabajo:

Esta es una posición docente a tiempo completo con salario competitivo, seguro médico/dental y beneficios de exención de matrícula disponibles. Los maestros serán responsables de desarrollar un plan de estudios apropiado para cada edad, utilizando las prácticas de la enseñanza Waldorf, creando informes escritos de progreso y de fin de año para todos los estudiantes y trabajando con los maestros de la clase para satisfacer las necesidades individuales de cada estudiante.

Calificaciones:

Preferimos candidatos con título universitario, compromiso con la educación Waldorf y capacidades demostradas para la enseñanza. Así mismo, se valorará:

  • Dominio del español (fluido o primer idioma).
  • Experiencia o interés en trabajar con maestros, escuelas y estudiantes de primaria.
  • Habilidad para usar cuentos, canciones y juegos en la enseñanza.
  • Apertura de mente, flexibilidad y adaptabilidad.
  • Una personalidad cálida y acogedora para relacionarse con estudiantes, colegas y familias.
  • Comprensión de la cultura colaborativa y resolución de desafíos compartidos.
  • Alfabetización multicultural: preferiblemente compartiendo experiencias vividas con nuestros estudiantes.

Capacidad para comunicarse de manera efectiva en forma verbal y escrita, administrar múltiples tareas

Plazo de solicitud: abierto hasta ser ocupada

Para postularse para cualquier puesto vacante en CWS, envíe una carta de presentación, un currículum, los nombres y la información de contacto de tres referencias profesionales a Karim Hafizov, administrador escolar, a karim_hafizov@corvalliswaldorfschool.org.

Declaración de no discriminación:

Corvallis Waldorf School no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional o étnico, religión, estructura familiar, orientación sexual, identidad o expresión de género, habilidades u otro estado legalmente protegido en la administración de sus políticas educativas, políticas de admisión, programas de asistencia de matrícula, contratación de personal u otros programas escolares.

Preschool Assistant Teacher-2024/2025

Our School:

CWS was founded in 1993 in the homes of a few dedicated and inspired parents in Corvallis. We are currently located on an expansive 11 acre site in a former public school elementary facility. We are an AWSNA developing school with a stable staff and vibrant families in lovely surroundings. Our school offers a full early childhood program and grades one through eight along with an extended day program. We complement our classroom experiences with subject teachers for Handwork, Agriculture, Strings/Music, Spanish, and Games/Movement. Our faculty is supported by a strong administrative staff. 

Supervision: Executive Council

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The assistant in an Early Childhood classroom works closely with the Lead Teacher to implement the day-to-day curriculum.  
  • Daily preparations of the classroom, which may include basic cleaning, snack preparation, set-up for daily activities, vacuuming, dishwashing, straightening play area, and general tidying. 
  • Working closely and with guidance from the lead teacher to create a joyful, safe, warm, and loving atmosphere for the children in our care. Activities may include setting the table, helping children with activities, taking groups to the bathroom, and helping children dress for outdoor time. 
  • Help maintain a beautiful classroom and supervise children when outdoors.
  • Be prepared to supervise outdoor play in all weather conditions.
  • Helping to prepare for festivals, parent meetings, and special events
  • In the lead teacher’s absence, the assistant may take on the role of the lead for the class.
  • Attendance at weekly Early Childhood meetings and occasional Collegium meetings as requested
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, easily get down on floor, bend, squat, jump, run, and move furniture
  • Other duties as assigned

Interpersonal skills:

  • Display patience and confidence in working with a medium-sized group of children
  • Possess effective adult and child communication skills.
  • Skills in singing and playing games with children
  • Strive to be worthy of imitation, mindful of gestures and speech, carrying out a calm, peaceful presence around the children. 

Self-Development

  • Develops professional competence through participation in school-provided in-service activities
  • Ongoing activity toward a deeper understanding of Anthroposophy, Waldorf Early Childhood Education, and child development.
  • Attend 15 hours of continuing education to fulfill state licensing child care regulations for teacher-qualified individuals
  • Current CPR & First Aid certification, Oregon Food Handler’s card, and successfully enrolled and cleared in the Criminal Background Registry with the Childcare Division of Oregon. 

The Early Childhood Assistant will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism in the completion of all of his/her duties.  Familiarity with Waldorf pedagogy and best practices is required, and experience working in a Waldorf Early Childhood classroom is preferred.

    Please send your resume, a short biography, and three references to the attention of Karim Hafizov, School Administrator – karim_hafizov@corvalliswaldorfschool.org

    Open Substitute Positions

    CWS is looking for substitutes! We have a variety of needs and are eager to find qualified, caring people to join our sub list. If you would like more information please send your resume and a letter of interest to office@corvalliswaldorfschool.org. We are looking for substitutes in the following areas:

    • Preschool through Kindergarten as part of our Early Childhood Licensed Program. All substitutes must have or be willing to fulfill licensing requirements. (Current CPR & First Aid certification, Oregon Food Handler’s card and be successfully enrolled and cleared in the Criminal Background Registry with the Childcare Division of Oregon.)
    • Subject teachers for grades 1 to 8: Strings/Music, Handwork, Games class, Agriculture, Woodworking.
    • Grades 1 to 8. Waldorf training/experience preferred, but not required.

    We have a preference for candidates with a college degree, a commitment to Waldorf education and proven capacities for teaching. Waldorf teaching training is required for Early Childhood positions and strongly preferred for Grades and Specialty positions. We offer a competitive salary, health insurance and tuition remission for qualified faculty children.

      Why to Join Corvallis Waldorf School

      You are joining a community of parents and professional educators who are striving to create an unparalleled educational opportunity for children based on the pedagogical insights of Rudolf Steiner. We provide a developmentally appropriate, arts-integrated education to promote the development of the whole child. Our school fosters the intellect, nurtures the imagination, and recognizes the emotional life of each child. Our aim is to inspire children to live engaged and successful lives, prepared to meet the demands of their world. In Steiner’s words, “Our highest endeavor [is] to develop free human beings who, of themselves, are able to give purpose and direction to their lives.”

      Our school started in 1993 in the homes of dedicated and inspired parents in Corvallis. As the school grew, the community occupied a local church building, then an elementary school campus. In August of 2013, we purchased the 12 acre campus and buildings, and we have begun the process of developing the buildings and grounds to suit our needs. We are currently a developing member school with AWSNA. We serve students ranging from parent-child through 8th Grade, and we are growing and welcoming more students each year.

      The school is ideally situated, just five minutes from downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Corvallis is an award-winning city that has been recognized as one of the top ten places to live in the country. The school is within 90 minutes of the Portland Metropolitan area, world class skiing, and the famous Oregon coast. Corvallis has a residential population of 55,345 and is home to Oregon State University, making it an ideal small town for people of all ages.

      Non-Discrimination Statement

      Corvallis Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, family structure, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, abilities, or other legally protected status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance programs, staff hiring, or other school programs.

      To apply for any open position at CWS, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Karim Hafizov, School Administrator, at karim_hafizov@corvalliswaldorfschool.org.

      We look forward to hearing from you!