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[Priority Listing] High School Math Teacher

Shining Mountain Waldorf School

Boulder, CO, USA

Part time

$45-75 (hourly)

High School


May 12

Job Title: High School Math Teacher 

Program: High School

Reports to: High School Director

FLSA: Part-time

Date: May 2023

School Year:  2023-2024

The Opportunity:

Shining Mountain Waldorf High School (SMWHS) is at an exciting point in its 40-year history. We have recently broken ground on a new state-of-the-art high school campus, which is adjacent to the existing lower school campus. As such, our school has been deeply engaged in a revisioning process to launch a unique, contemporary identity that includes several innovative program opportunities.

We are now seeking a dynamic, student-centered part-time High School Math Teacher to begin in August 2023. We are searching for candidates who are interested in pioneering a new vision, those who thrive in environments of innovation and change. Educators who bring a record of success in the classroom in their given discipline and an interest in sharing their passions with adolescents are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will be creative team players, with diverse interests, and a willingness to engage in the life of our school community. Ultimately, we seek those who will inspire a love of learning and a love of life in future generations of SMWHS students.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School, founded in 1983, is an accredited Pre-K-12 nonprofit independent school located in Boulder, Colorado on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. We are recognized for our academic depth, experiential learning, artistic integration, wilderness experiences, and strong athletic program. Our school is about an hour’s drive to Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park. We are close to world-class hiking, skiing, and outdoor recreation. A college town, Boulder is home to the University of Colorado and Naropa University, as well as numerous local organizations that provide a rich variety of arts, lectures, and workshops. Boulder is known for its natural beauty, environmental initiatives, sustainable agriculture, farm-to-table dining, and more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

Position Summary

The High School Math Teacher works in collaboration with the High School Faculty, the High School Director, and Pedagogical Director. This position includes instruction in a variety of math subjects, including algebra, precalculus, calculus, and personal finance. Shining Mountain Waldorf High School is a highly collaborative environment and encourages strong relationships, inclusivity, input, and innovation within the teaching and student community.

Teaching Schedule Details (August - June)

  • Grade 9 Algebra 1 
  • Grade 10 Geometry
  • Grade 11 Algebra 2/Precalculus 
  • Grade 12 Calculus/Statistics

Education and Qualifications / Regulations

  • Master’s Degree in education or specified subject area preferred.
  • A minimum of four years of teaching experience.
  • Waldorf teaching and and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • A love of adolescents.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with students and colleagues, and an interest in active community engagement.
  • A strong commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated teaching capacity in experiential and project-based learning.
  • A commitment to continued learning, i.e., Waldorf and general educational trends, research-based learning models, educational technology, curriculum development, learning standards, multicultural education, and current best practices.
  • Organizational and computer skills essential.
  • An ability to hit the ground running.

Additional Responsibilities:

In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may be required to carry out other duties necessary to the fulfillment of the school’s mission, strategies, and agreements.

Work Setting

  • General classroom, field trip, and outdoor environments
  • Occasional weekend and evening hours

Salary, Hours, and Benefits

  • This position will be a part time hourly position during the school year (August - June)
  • Hourly rate is $45.00 to $75.00 per hour 

Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to perform:
  • Sitting and standing for class presentations
  • Lift 25 pounds, bending, stretching
  • Mobility to move about the classroom and walking to buildings throughout our 12 acre campus 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, familial status, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.  We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees are treated with respect and dignity.  

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and intent, resume, brief biography, and three references including current employer to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

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