Seattle Waldorf School is seeking an engaging, competent, and compassionate part-time teacher to join the high school World Language department. We are looking for someone who has a deep knowledge of the Spanish language and Latin American/Spanish cultures, and who is passionate about teaching high school students. We are seeking an educator who understands best practices in Spanish teaching, who can work effectively as part of a dynamic team, as well as independently, and who is interested in collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches based in supporting the developmental needs of the students. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. Salary is competitive with independent schools. Seattle Waldorf School offers opportunities for professional development, and an extraordinary work environment.
Who We Are: At Seattle Waldorf School, students become creative problem-solvers—imaginative thinkers who journey toward intellectual excellence, human compassion, and artistic skill. Our modern curriculum is rooted in tradition—for children 18 months to 18 years. We lead students on a joyful journey that fosters critical thinking, synthesis, and creativity. Founded in Seattle in 1980, we are the only Preschool–Grade 12 Waldorf School in Washington. At Seattle Waldorf School we are committed to creating a community that is inclusive for all faculty, staff, families and students, especially those who have been impacted by racism and oppression, and to create a culture that supports racial equity by changing our existing systems and practices.
Our Mission: Daily we strive to inspire learning, courage, and joy in the developing human being.
Job Summary: Provides an engaging and inspiring classroom experience for one section of Grade 9 Spanish
Teaches 4 class periods per week of Grade 9 Spanish in a culturally and linguistically immersive environment
Develops engaging curriculum to meet the needs of Grade 9 students
Collaborates with World Language Department Chair in curriculum development and teaching practices
Plans and leads appropriate field trips
Keeps records and writes reports according to current school guidelines
Attends weekly Department Meetings, High School Faculty Meetings, Full Faculty meetings as scheduled and In-Service/PD days
Models a culture of flexible, continuous learning for students and colleagues
Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open and candid dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies
Complies and is familiar with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
Engages vigorously in professional development through teacher in-services, Preview Days, Review Days, and conferences as determined in conversation with the Pedagogical Chair
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility
Performs other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Fluency in both Spanish and English
Knowledge of scope and sequence of high school Spanish curriculum with emphasis on cultural and linguistic immersion
Ability to develop engaging curriculum and work independently and in collaboration with the World Language Department
Commitment to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, and collegial cooperation
Strong organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work with and support students of all abilities including students with accommodations
Ability to work in a hands-on team environment
Possessing a level of cultural competency necessary for working with a diverse population in an inclusive and equitable community
We have a diverse student body, and we want all our teachers to have the skills necessary to ensure that their classrooms are safe, inclusive places for everyone
We seek a teacher who is aware of the racial, socio-economic, gender, and other inequities present in education, and actively works to eliminate these in the classroom
Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows or Mac environment using Office, Google Suite, common automated systems for record keeping, and confidently learn new technology
Ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents
Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor
Ability to work outside in all weather
Ability to climb stairs
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
Ability to travel locally (field trips)
If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.
To Apply: Interested candidates should respond immediately by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a letter of interest, resume, and employment application, available on the school website at: http://www.seattlewaldorf.org/careers/
Thank you for your interest in Seattle Waldorf School and this position. Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.
Founded in 1980, Seattle Waldorf School is a Washington State approved school serving approximately 550 students in programs from Preschool through Grade 12. The school is a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), a candidate school of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), and a member of the Washington Federation of Independent School (WFIS). Our wooded grade school campuses in north Seattle and Bellevue offer students an intimate setting to learn and grow, while the high school is located in the vibrant Magnuson Park complex. For more information about Seattle Waldorf School, please visit our web site at www.seattlewaldorf.org.