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Spanish Teacher for students ages 5-14, starting August 29th, 2022

Ithaca Waldorf School

Ithaca, NY, USA

Part time

Grades

Apr 21

Teaching opportunity in gorgeous ITHACA, New York!

Spanish Teacher for students ages 5-14, starting August 29th, 2022

Beginning: August 29th, 2022

     The Ithaca Waldorf School (www.ithacawaldorf.org) is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic Spanish teacher for the World Language program. Applicants should have a Spanish teaching background, as well as teaching experience with children ages 5-13. Experience with Waldorf education is preferred but not required. Mentorship will be available from a Waldorf certified Spanish teacher, who has extensive Waldorf teaching experience.  

The independent, not-for-profit Ithaca Waldorf School is authorized by the New York State Department of Education to provide instruction for students in nursery through eighth grade. Currently, the Ithaca Waldorf school extends from Grade One through Eight, in addition to providing full day Early Childhood programs, which are fully accredited by the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (www.waldorfearlychildhood.org). IWS is currently an Associate Member School of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (www.waldorfeducation.org . The Ithaca Waldorf School is nestled in the New York Finger Lakes on an 80-acre organic campus composed of field, forest and an educational farm. Our Faculty, Administration and Board enjoy a warm collegial relationship and work collaboratively to strengthen the school’s growth. 

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS required
  • Waldorf Teaching Certificate preferred
  • Waldorf teaching experience preferred
  • Experience teaching grade school age students
  • Teaching, interpersonal, and student management skills
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Adaptability; able to change work plan based on needs of particular class 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching 8-9 hours per week, Grades 1 through 8 and one Early Childhood class.
  • Preparing specific presentations for seasonal school festivals (Dia de los Muertos, school assemblies)
  • Developing an understanding of the Waldorf approach to child development
  • Providing written mid-year and end-of-year reports for each student, in addition to communicating with parents throughout the academic year
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with colleagues
  • Regular attendance at the Grades Faculty meeting 
  • Attendance at Full Faculty meetings as arranged with the Faculty Chair

Benefits include:

  • Colleagueship with a dynamic Faculty during an exciting time of school expansion
  • Mentorship from a certified Waldorf Spanish teacher 
  • Hourly compensation commensurate with experience, starting at $24/hour
  • Health benefits, including vision and dental plans
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition remission
  • Professional development funds

Ithaca is home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, which offer our community a rich cultural life. The city is situated at the foot of beautiful Cayuga Lake, and is a wonderful place to raise a family. (www.visitithaca.com)

Applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, three references including most recent school employer, and a brief biography to the IWS Hiring Committee ATTENTION: Valentina Ardiles to office@ithacawaldorf.org by Friday, April 29th, 2022.

The Ithaca Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or handicapping conditions in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment that is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program to which application has been made.





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