Career Opportunities

POSITION: Parent-Toddler Class Teacher/Facilitator
Posted: June 20, 2014
Deadline for Applications is July 16, 2014.

Duties:

• Schedule at least two 6‐week parent‐child sessions in one academic year on Saturday mornings;
• Handle enrollment calls, answer questions about the sessions, respond to emails/calls in a timely fashion;
• Order book to be used (at least 9 days prior to the start of class);
• Send welcome letter to enrolled families at least one week prior to class;
• Plan and conduct circle time, puppet story, snack, readings, and crafts according to Waldorf early childhood pedagogy, for the very young child;
• Answer questions from parents, either via email or phone call in a timely fashion;
• Purchase craft supplies for the craft
• Purchase weekly groceries
• Clean‐up after class, including dishes and vacuuming.

Requirements:

• An understanding of Waldorf early childhood pedagogy and child development from an anthroposophical perspective;
• Some formal teacher preparation training in Waldorf education;
• Experience assisting or leading a Waldorf parent‐child class;
• Ability to work with a mentor (volunteer) for ongoing professional development and guidance.

Compensation:

This position is compensated on a contractor basis. The honorarium for this position is 80% of tuition
income for the class (minus the cost of books). Supplies are reimbursed and come out of the 20%, which
also should cover the cost of food. A minimum of four families should be enrolled.

Benefits:

Access to pre‐tax cafeteria plan benefits, premium paid by contracting teacher.
Note: The person in this position may have the opportunity to add additional sessions at another nearby
program, on behalf of the school, depending on their performance in this onsite position.

Please submit Letter of Interest, Application for Employment, and Resume to:
Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Attn: Teacher Search Committee
1853 E 1600 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66044
Deadline for Applications is July 16, 2014.


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POSITION: Development Coordinator
Posted May 19, 2014

Position Status: Half-time position (20 hours per week), beginning in July 2014.

Reports to: School Administrator as direct supervisor and as chair of the Development Committee, to the Board of Trustees

Compensation: $14.40/hour, 20 hours/week—Note that this position could become full-time upon reaching the necessary growth in this area.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the school administrator and the Board of Trustees to create and implement both short and long-term development plans for the Prairie Moon Waldorf School and the Waldorf Association of Lawrence.
  2. Develop strategies and implement plans to raise the profile and improve the image of the school through traditional and new (social) media and other appropriate outreach efforts.
  3. Chair the Development Committee and, as chair, coordinate annual fundraising campaigns and events. Currently the school mounts the Annual Fund campaign and offers two seasonal development events, the Sweetheart Moon Dance (late winter), and Winterlight Faire (late fall).
  4. Supervise volunteers participating in development work.
  5. Attend weekly meetings with Administrator.
  6. Attend monthly meetings of the Board of Trustees and faculty meetings when appropriate.
  7. Research foundations and other organizations that grant funding for programs that further the mission of Prairie Moon Waldorf School. Write and submit grants. Administer, report on grant project progress, and submit final reports when necessary.
  8. Develop the computer data base system for fundraising and other forms of development.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree and evidence of successful fundraising for a non-profit organization with a strongly defined ideology
  • Broad experience in community development toward fulfillment of an organizational mission
  • Excellent social, writing and oral communication skills
  • Appropriate business demeanor and attire
  • Ability to interact comfortably with all kinds of people

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Development Search Committee
1853 E. 1600 Road
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-841-8800

Applications are welcome until until the position is filled.

For all positions,  please download and complete the Application for Employment.
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POSITION: Substitute Teacher, for both early childhood and grades.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, application of employment, and resume to:

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

Prairie Moon Waldorf School is a developing member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. It offers two Early Childhood Programs, First/Second combination Grade, Third/Fourth combination Grade and the eldest Fifth/Sixth combination grade class. In addition to main lesson, students are currently offered movement, Mandarin language, handwork, gardening, extra lesson, music, and strings classes. Prairie Moon occupies a former public school building with classrooms, gymnasium, stage, offices and kitchen on a seven-acre rural property that features playgrounds and a large organic garden (on rich Kaw River Valley soil.) The school is a short drive from downtown Lawrence.

Discover Lawrence, Kansas, a cultural oasis in the Midwest. Lawrence is a progressive community of just under 100,000 people that is home to the University of Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University, and Kansas’ only Waldorf school. It features a nationally prominent visual and performing arts scene, a significant natural and Native American history and an American political history rooted in the pre-Civil War Era.  The city offers top museums and historical sites, state-of-the-art health, fitness and sports facilities, a community owned and operated hospital, a lively farmer’s market that features local organic produce from dozens of area farmers and one of the Midwest’s oldest and best cooperative health food grocery stores. Lawrence is an open-minded place with a can-do attitude. Only thirty-five miles to the east is metropolitan Kansas City with its many amenities and attractions that include a world-class art museum, the national World-War-One Museum, professional sports teams and major new performing arts venues among many others.

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