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Grades Teacher

Cedarwood Waldorf School

Portland, OR, USA

Full time


Jan 21

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We are seeking a qualified candidate to become a grades class teacher for the 2022-23 school year. This is a full time exempt position, with typical hours worked from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends. The academic year begins July 1 and ends June 30.

Cedarwood Waldorf School is a fully accredited member of NWAIS, AWSNA, and WECAN and currently has over 260 students enrolled from early childhood through grade 8.
All candidates must have an interest in working collaboratively, intuitively, and joyfully on behalf of our students.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Prepare and deliver Waldorf and social-emotional curriculum, track student progress, provide student feedback, and monitor classroom budget to maintain classroom environment
Hold parent meetings & parent-teacher conferences, provide regular feedback to parents, host parent socials
Collaborate with colleagues and school leadership on student needs, professional development, meeting attendance, and enrollment; maintain professionalism and confidentiality
Participate in the life of the school through festivals, committee work, and outreach events

Waldorf teacher training, or equivalent experience
Criminal background check
First aid card (within two months of being hired)
Current CPR training (within two months of being hired)

Competitive Salary
100% employee healthcare and dental insurance
Professional development opportunities
Tuition remission

Because this position requires in-person work and is student facing, complete vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (also known as COVID-19) is required. Cedarwood complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and state law equivalents, for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief.

About Cedarwood Waldorf School:
Known as a progressive urban school, Cedarwood is located in SW Portland, an area known for its natural beauty, abundance of outdoor recreational activities and thriving foodie culture. Our relationship with Portland Parks and Recreation has allowed us use of adjacent Lair Hill Park, the first pesticide-free park in Portland, for our movement classes and recess. Portland has a robust Waldorf community, with six schools, a Waldorf high school, many home pre-schools, anthroposophical doctors, therapeutic eurythmists and the Portland Branch of the Anthroposophical Society.

We serve more than 250 students from early childhood through the eighth grade. Our students benefit from rich, diverse programming that includes Spanish, eurythmy, music, practical arts, movement and a middle-school math program. We have a strong, talented faculty that works hard to support one another and consciously represent Waldorf education to our school community and beyond.

Our three pillars—faculty, board and administration, and parent community— have created a mature school organization and vibrant community. We have an effective peer mentoring program and strong support for all teachers, and offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

We invite candidates to submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to the Pedagogical Director, Chiaki Uchiyama, at cuchiyama@cedarwoodschool.org.

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