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Grade School Interim Mandarin Teacher

Feb 08 2018 | San Francisco Waldorf School | San Francisco

General Description

The Interim Mandarin Teacher is a full-time position for the 2018-2019 school year only while our current Mandarin Teacher is on parental leave.

The Interim Mandarin Teacher will be an experienced grade school language teacher who demonstrates fluency and knowledge of Mandarin, cultural traditions and has completed a bachelor’s degree as well as, ideally, Waldorf training. A love of teaching and a knowledge of/or interest in Waldorf education is required. The Mandarin Teacher will teach eighteen periods each week.

Teaching Responsibilities:

• Preparation of the syllabus before the school year begins
• Preparation of classes, including preparation/clean-up of the classroom
• Constant evaluation of student progress
• Provide discipline during class; daily attendance
• Provide a narrative evaluation for each student at the end of the year. Narrative evaluations and grades are to be turned into the office one week after the end of the year.
• Conduct parent conferences
• Additional duties as assigned, including recess supervision, meeting attendance

Other Responsibilities

• Substitution—Substitute during main lesson as requested on teaching days (short term). Teachers are expected to be available for more duties when teaching fewer periods.

• Observations—Attend and observe at least two main lesson classes per year in grades that are taught

• Mentoring— Meet with mentor teacher weekly throughout the year. The Interim Mandarin Teacher should meet with the Mentor Teacher before the school year begins to clearly define and discuss goals, expectations, workload, responsibilities, and performance evaluation. In addition, the Interim Mandarin Teacher should share course syllabi, relevant materials, and information pertaining to the curriculum.

• Street Duties and Recess Duties—Supervise up to nine dismissal or recesses.

• Field Trips and Mandarin Festivals—Plan field trips and assemblies to further students’ cultural understanding of Mandarin speaking culture. Work with Class Teachers to ensure clear communication about tasks, events, dress code and location of field and trips festivals.

• Budget—Manage budget and supplies for Mandarin program.

• Maintain Classroom/Office/Workspace—Maintain all materials and equipment for Mandarin program and store equipment in an organized manner.

• Mid-Year and End of Year Reports—The Mandarin Teacher writes report semi-annually for all grades classes. This report is a characterization of the student’s thinking, feeling and willing. However, the approach that is used to address these three aspects of the child’s development changes as the child goes through the grades. Student report contains a course description and, starting in 4th grade, the student’s performance in the class.


Work Hours: 8:00am-3:45pm on Teaching Days. Weekend and evening days as scheduled.

School Year: Faculty members are expected to be available to work on assigned teaching days from the start of the school year until the end as defined by the all school calendar. Faculty members are expected to be in town and available for meetings, starting mid-August with the all school faculty meetings and to be in town and available for end of year meetings, the week after 8th grade graduation.


• Fluency in Mandarin
• Waldorf Teacher Training
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Enthusiasm and flexibility
• Tidy and orderly personal presentation
• Singing and Proficiency with an Instrument would be an asset


This is a full-time salaried position for the 2018-2019 academic year only. Benefits include medical, dental, flexible spending plans and tuition remission for eligible dependents.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

• Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
• Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold
• Regularly sitting or standing 4-8 hours

FLSA Classification: Faculty; Exempt from overtime

Reports to: Grade School Chair

Hired by: Grade School Steering Committee

Date Modified: February 2018

San Francisco Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion. All minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please send resume and letter of interest to jobs@sfwaldorf.org

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