East Bay Waldorf School is currently hiring:

School Administrator

The School Administrator will oversee the administrative and business operations of the school, and provide guidance, leadership and support to a faculty and staff of over 40 dedicated colleagues.  The School Administrator will work closely with the school’s faculty, staff and parent community, helping to forge a framework of communication, collaboration and mission-driven service orientation.  The School Administrator reports to the Board of Trustees, a Board that is deeply committed to the school’s mission, and to, with the school’s faculty and staff, mapping out a sustainable future for East Bay Waldorf School.

Critical Competencies

  • A commitment to Waldorf education and the study of Anthroposophy. It is essential that the administrator be aligned with the mission, culture and life of the school.
  • A high level of energy and integrity, combined with demonstrated leadership, organizational, communication and collaboration skills.
  • Must be proactive, proficient and enthusiastic about offering a progressive Waldorf education, with a deep love of schools and working with young people and families in and out of the classroom.  
  • S/he will be ready to roll up their sleeves each day to tackle whatever challenges or projects–large and small–need to be addressed, and to take ownership until the best solutions are found.  
  • Our administrator must be open-minded and comfortable with change and conflict, while exuding the calm and confidence of a seasoned navigator.  
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor are vital, as is the ability to work well across the many constituencies within our school community.  The administrator must have the ability to manage conflict resolution with clarity, equipoise and diplomacy.


  • Significant experience as Administrator/Principal/School Director
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in related field required
  • Experience in building teams with the ability to accomplish work while sustaining unity and morale throughout faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to build/sustain enrollment
  • Proven fiscal management skills, financial acumen and experience developing and managing budgets
  • Experience with funding development, advancement and community relations
  • Proven experience with human resources policies, procedures and practices, including the ability to hire and retain talented faculty and staff
  • Must be able to work regular hours and occasional evenings and weekends

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The School Administrator is the central figure in overseeing non-pedagogical operations of the school.  S/he carries the day-to-day operations of the school, including exercising fiscal, budgetary and employment authority in managing resources and risk in collaboration with designated groups and individuals.
  • Crucial to successfully carrying out these responsibilities, the School Administrator must be comfortable with and capable of the practices of servant leadership:  sharing power, putting the needs of others first and helping people develop and perform as highly as possible.
  • The School Administrator leads and manages the administrative staff,  having direct oversight of the Business Manager, Office Manager, Enrollment Director, Development Director, Facilities and Site Team Leader, and a Marketing Associate.
  • S/he works in close collaboration with pedagogical leadership and the faculty in support of the school’s educational mission.  The School Administrator is also responsible for and conscious of the overall parent experience, work to build a positive environment for our community that fosters happy families and strong enrollment.  
  • The Administrator embodies, advocates and executes the mission and values of the school while also serving as the primary spokesperson for the school on all non-pedagogical matters.
  • Chairs the Management team responsible for coordination and communication of all school activities and operations
  • Attends monthly Board meetings, providing written staff update reports  
  • Oversees all human resources policies and practices.  Responsible, in consultation with Management Team and HR Committee, for personnel matters

Salary and competitive benefits package commensurate with experience including tuition remission, medical, dental, vision, and 403B.

Please submit a cover letter, articulating why you believe you are best suited for the position, and a resume electronically to  jobs@eastbaywaldorf.org.  No phone inquiries, please.  Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Preschool Aftercare Teacher

The East Bay Waldorf School is seeking warm, imaginative, and mature teachers with high social intelligence to support our Early Childhood programs. We are looking for candidates who are enrolled or have completed Waldorf Teacher Training, ideally have previous Waldorf teaching experience, a grounding in anthroposophy and a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. All teachers and assistants must have excellent communication skills, the ability to plan and organize instruction, and the equanimity to work well with young children and their parents. An aptitude for strong colleagueship is also highly valued in order to support and build positive group working in the Early Childhood faculty.

The EBWS Early Childhood Program includes a state licensed preschool. The teachers must ensure their program is in compliance with state regulations at all times. Preschool employees must have 12 units of EC college credits. All applicants must be prepared to submit to background checks, complete CPR/First Aid training, and meet all state vaccination and health requirements. It is imperative that you can lift 50lbs, get up and down off of the ground, work with children needing individual attention, work with a small group and even guide the entire group if need be. You need to be comfortable hiking in uneven terrain, enjoy the outdoors, be flexible in your work hours and have the ability and willingness to take on the program that is being developed collaboratively among our EC classrooms and programs.

Mon 12:15-5:30
Tue  12:45-5:30
Wed  9:30-5:30
Possible occasional Thursday and/or Friday

1st Grade Teacher

We have a lively group of more than 16 students, coming from our Kindergarten and more expected, who are awaiting their 1st Grade teacher.

At the top of our list of attributes, we’re looking for someone with an aptitude for strong colleagueship and the development of positive, healthy and warm relationships. We envision someone who has completed Waldorf Teacher Training, ideally has previous Waldorf teaching experience, a grounding in Anthroposophy and a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

The Grade One teacher must have excellent verbal and written communication skills (we require regular class updates to parents), the ability to plan and organize instruction, and the capacity to work with students at many ages and stages of development. It is also important that he or she be receptive to feedback and mentoring and able to work with the modern family in need of intelligent and heartfelt respect for diversity of all kinds.

Starting salary is $51,500 + experience pay for full time teachers.

Our Campus
East Bay Waldorf School is an independent AWSNA- and WECAN-accredited school located in El Sobrante, California in the beautiful, thriving East Bay hills – just minutes from Berkeley and San Francisco. Our site combines the best of two worlds: an idyllic natural setting with open fields and biodynamic gardens, adjacent to regional parks and wild lands, and within thirty minutes of the major cultural and urban centers of the San Francisco Bay.

Our School
We were founded in 1980 and offer a complete Preschool-8th Grade Waldorf education, as well as thriving Parent-Child and Parent Education programs. For the 2017-2018 school year EBWS will serve approximately 200 students, from infancy through Grade 8. We have excellent teachers, an active parent body, a strong board and serve as the campus for the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training (BACWTT).

Our People
Through strong collegial collaboration, grounded in a solid commitment to anthroposophy, the faculty and staff work out of a consensus type model, lead by a talented administration. Our teachers are committed to lifelong learning and developing themselves both personally and professionally. Knowing how to build and maintain strong relationships with students, parents and colleagues is essential. We offer a competitive benefits package to full time faculty, with additional compensation for experience.

Assistants are paid $18-20 an hour depending on experience and training. If not fully Waldorf trained, we hope that you commit to enroll in a Waldorf training in the first year. Our lead teachers are salaried, with a base of $51,500, plus years of experience, and receive both insurance and remission.
It is possible that this position will be at more than 32 hours a week, which entitles you to benefits and remission at a prorated amount based on our hours. If only 6 credits have been accomplished, a detailed plan to meet the CCL requirements with the first year is acceptable.

How to Apply
Candidates should familiarize themselves with the school via this website prior to applying. Please send your resume, along with a letter of interest, highlighting your teaching experience, life experience, education, qualifications and strengths. In addition, please include three references that we may contact.

Please submit an email resume to: jobs@eastbaywaldorf.org.



The East Bay Waldorf School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applicants of any color, race, gender, sexual orientation, and all ethnic, national, cultural, social and religious backgrounds.