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Employment Opportunities

Established in 1989, Camellia Waldorf School has been educating students from preschool to 8th grade for over 30 years. Our experienced faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the finest Waldorf education for our students. Our beautiful 3-acre campus sits alongside the Sacramento River in the quiet Pocket/Greenhaven neighborhood of Sacramento. At Camellia, children learn and play in a beautiful environment that includes mature trees, a community garden, and plenty of space for outdoor activities.

Camellia faculty and staff receive ongoing training and support to enhance their skills and to meet the ever-changing needs of our students. Known as the most diverse Waldorf school in North America, Camellia is committed to providing an educational experience that is inclusive of all the diverse members of our community. Camellia Waldorf enjoys a vibrant community life year-round with events, festivals, and community education. We invite you to learn more about Camellia and what our school has to offer. To learn more, please email jobs@camelliawaldorf.org

Below is a list of current job opportunities:

Business Manager

Camellia Waldorf School's Business Manager ensures the proper functioning of the financial and human resources work at Camellia Waldorf School. The Business Manager is responsible for accounts payable/receivable, payroll, and all accounting transaction data entry. This position ensures that employee data in our systems is accurate and up to date, manages the proper on-boarding and off-boarding of employees, and also guides the school in best practices in all areas of human resources. The Business Manager will complete a variety of tasks related to supporting administrative functions for the school. This role is an administrative position on a 12-month schedule. The Business Manager reports to the School Director.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years’ work experience in education and/or operations management with a background in finance and/or Human Resources

  • Understanding of creating and balancing a budget for an organization

  • Understanding of basic HR laws

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Required Skills

  • Superb organizational, self-management, and problem-solving skills

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks

  • Strong interpersonal skills 

  • Detail-oriented 

  • Ability to multi-task and balance ambiguity in a rapidly changing environment

  • Ability to work productively with frequent interruptions

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team achieving common goals, is agreeable, tactful and cooperative with staff, students and parents

  • Ability to positively demonstrate compassion, empathy and respect for others

 

Financial

  • Process payroll and ensure that all timecards are recorded in our payroll system

  • Complete payments and control expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices

  • Reconcile QuickBooks and work with an accounting firm to complete monthly financial reports for the finance committee

  • Manage all student accounts, including Tuition Agreements and collections from past due accounts.

  • Deposit all money received by the school within guidelines set forth in Financial Policy

  • Ensure all insurance policies are up to date with our operations manager and renewing them annually.

  • Management of insurance policies and insurance-related compliance issues/concerns.

  • Keep detailed and organized records for all monies spent and share reports with specific departments monthly

  • Create reports on both a regular and as-needed basis

  • Assist School Director with creation of annual budget and regularly monitor budgetary progress throughout the year, including monthly budgeting reports

  • Ensure timely payment of taxes and coordinate with accountant regarding tax filing

  • Attend Finance Committee meetings as needed

 

Human Resources 

  • Maintain employee files and employee databases

  • Ensure school is in compliance with all federal, state, county HR regulations and following general best practices

  • Support School Director as needed with hiring and offer letters.

  • Manage the onboarding of new employees and the offboarding of departing employees

  • Manage all employee trainings (e.g., sexual harassment, mandated reporter, etc.)

  • Process all Workers Comp Claims as well as any paid time off requests

  • Post job opportunities on external websites

  • Maintain employee job descriptions and ensure they are up to date

  • Maintain employee handbook and ensure it is up to date

  • Oversee all benefits, including medical, dental, and retirement

  • Managing employee discipline and performance review processes

  • Serve on the Hiring Search Committee.

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Support the administrative team as necessary.

  • Support front office operations as needed.

  • Teacher substitution in emergency situations.

 

Salary and Benefits  

  • This position is full-time with a wage in the range from $23.50/hour to $31.00/hour depending on experience and skills.

  • Benefits include medical, dental, vision, full tuition remission, retirement plan, four weeks of paid vacation time, 24 paid holidays, and 10 days of sick time. The typical work week is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m-. 4:30 p.m. The position may occasionally work evenings, weekends, or holidays.

To Apply  

Please submit a letter of introduction, resume, and contact information for three professional references to jobs@camelliawaldorf.org.  

Lead Kindergarten Teacher 2024-2025 School Year

Camellia Waldorf School is seeking an experienced full-time Lead Kindergarten Teacher for our 5-day kindergarten Program. Due to increased enrollment, we are adding a third kindergarten classroom to our program. This position is for the new third kindergarten. The teacher will work closely with the Early Childhood Faculty planning festivals, having weekly meetings, and continuing to build a full and healthy program.  

 

The ideal candidate will have teaching experience in Waldorf early childhood and will have demonstrated success working with children, parents, and colleagues in a previous Waldorf school environment. In addition to a bachelor’s degree and Waldorf Early Childhood Certification, the position requires excellent communication and organization skills, a high degree of warmth, creativity, and initiative to work with students, parents, and colleagues.  

 

The Lead Kindergarten Teacher is responsible for leading children ages 4 – 6 years in our Kindergarten Program using the Pedagogy of Waldorf Education.   

Requirements: 

  • Waldorf Teaching Certificate (Lifeways, WECAN, etc.)  

  • Teaching experience in a Waldorf Kindergarten or Early Childhood classroom  

We seek to maintain the health of the teachers and support the continued study of anthroposophy. Benefits include full tuition remission for faculty children, health care including vision and dental, Simple IRA retirement plan, competitive salary with CA Waldorf Schools, and financial assistance for continuing education and professional development. 

Base Salary: $48,325. Salary increases based on classroom teaching experience and Waldorf teaching certification. 
 
To Apply: 

Please send a cover letter, resume, personal biographical statement, and professional references to jobs@camelliawaldorf.org. Include “Kindergarten” in the subject line of the email. 

Pedagogical Director

Camellia Waldorf School is hiring for Pedagogical Director for the 2023-2024 school year. We are looking for someone with Waldorf teaching experience, training, and a strong relationship to anthroposophy. Experience with school administration would also be helpful. The right person will bring energy and vision to contribute toward exploring how Waldorf education can better meet the challenges of our contemporary age. 

This position helps to ensure the pedagogical integrity of the school through the support and supervision of teachers. This work includes observing classes, meeting with and mentoring teachers, reviewing plans, overseeing schoolwide curriculum, and assisting teachers with student and parent concerns. The Pedagogical Director is a member of the Leadership Team that meets each week, and works closely with the School Director and the Leadership Team to help with creating and maintaining policies for the school. This position has the possibility of being either part-time or full-time. 

Camellia is a warm and welcoming community that combines strong heart forces with a practical organization. We are located on the ancestral lands of the Maidu people in the serene Pocket Area of Sacramento CA. Founded in 1989, Camellia is an AWSNA-accredited school with 185 students from diverse backgrounds. Our 3-acre campus is nestled on the bank of the Sacramento River beneath towering pines. We offer classes from preschool through eighth grade, and our program includes Spanish, Strings, Choir, Handwork, Woodworking, Movement, Gardening, Circus Arts, and Sports teams. Camellia’s strong and devoted community boasts dedicated parents and friends, with a Board of Trustees made up of current parents, faculty members, and enthusiastic parents of long-graduated alums.  

The pay range for this position is $30 - $40/hour depending on experience. This position is for a minimum of 20 hours per week, with the potential of being full-time and salaried. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision, tuition remission, and a retirement plan matched by the school. 

To apply, please send a resume, a letter of intent, a short biography, and three professional references to jobs@camelliawaldorf.org. Include “Pedagogical Director” in the subject line of the email. 

Camellia Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to making a more diverse work and learning environment, and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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