Employment Opportunities

Monadnock Waldorf School employees enjoy a highly collaborative work environment where the contribution of each member of the staff and faculty is valued and supported. Our educational mission is a source of inspiration for our work and we are committed to continuous professional growth and development.
 

Open Positions

Below you will find information about open positions at our school with instructions about the application process for each. Thank you for your interest in employment at MWS. Monadnock Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.


Business Manager

Monadnock Waldorf School has an immediate opening for Business Manager.

Monadnock Waldorf School has been preparing young people for success in life since 1976. Located in the city of Keene, we enroll approximately 175 children, N/K-12, on three campuses. Monadnock Waldorf School is dedicated to nurturing young human beings who will be capable of contributing fully to the tasks of life with courage, compassion and conviction. Located in the southwest corner of New Hampshire, Keene is a vibrant small city with an active arts community, a focus on environmental wellbeing, and a strong sense of community. The natural world is close at hand with easy access to lakes and mountains.

The Business Manager is responsible for managing the school’s resources in a manner consistent with the mission and values of the school. The ideal candidate will be a strategic partner with the School Administrator and Board of Trustees and participate on the highly collaborative administrative team, contributing to long-term planning and current operations. Reporting to the School Administrator, the Business Manager runs the financial, accounting, human resource, risk management, facilities and tuition assistance activities of the school. The position is exempt and full time for twelve months per year.

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage all functions of the business office following priorities set by the School Administrator, Board and institutional needs
  • Manage finance and accounting activities including interim and annual reporting, coordination of audit and 990, analysis of trends and comparative information, and oversight of business office systems
  • Manage annual budget process including budget forecasting and pro-forma budget modeling with input from the faculty, board committees, and staff
  • Collaborate with the Board, and Board Committees (Personnel, Finance, Facilities, etc.)
  • Supervise the work of finance and facilities support staff
  • Oversee human resources functions including payroll and benefits administration, handbooks, and employee and independent contractor agreements, oversight of 401(k) program and annual 5500 filing
  • Administer the tuition assistance program
  • Oversee risk management practices including insurance, compliance, and safety and security program
  • Oversee facilities maintenance of all three campuses
  • Collaborate on major school Initiatives including facilities projects and fundraising campaigns
  • Attend meetings of the school Staff, Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, Investment Committee, Board of Trustees, All School Meetings and others as customary and related to school finance and business functions

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Five years professional experience in finance or accounting with verifiable experience in preparation of non-profit GAAP financial statements and at least three years in a supervisory role
  • Commitment and capacity to fulfill the responsibilities of the Business Manager in furthering the School’s mission, strategic plan and goals
  • Mature and excellent judgment and sensitivity in managing responsibilities and relationships.
  • Positive personality with customer service mindset
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and adapt to frequent changes with a strong team orientation
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Resourceful, creative solution-finder, able to develop options with a broad perspective on the potential impact of change
  • Ability to effectively negotiate in a way that supports the interests and mission of the school
  • Knowledge of systems applications related to business office job functions
  • Accurate and attentive to detail
  • Sensitivity, discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Commitment to development relevant professional knowledge, skills, and abilities

Please mail your letter of interest, resume and names and contact information for three professional references to the Business Manager Hiring Committee, Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 S. Lincoln Street, Keene, NH 03431 or email to info@monadnockwaldorfschool.org. Monadnock Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.


School Administrator

Monadnock Waldorf School in Keene, New Hampshire seeks a School Administrator who will lead the administrative functions of our forty-year-old school beginning this summer 2017.  We seek a dynamic, collaborative leader with demonstrated ability to implement, and manage administrative forms that support the achievement of our mission.  This position works closely with our College of Teachers and with our Board of Trustees. 

Monadnock Waldorf School was founded in 1976 and now serves approximately 175 students in nursery through grade twelve.  Our dedicated faculty work each day to bring all the benefits of Waldorf education to the students in their care.  Our administrative team is made up of capable and devoted leaders who guide the school with care and support one another.  We benefit from an active parent community and a broad circle of support.  We value initiative, collaboration, mutual respect, professional maturity, good will, and commitment to the insights of Waldorf education.

The School Administrator provides direct oversight to all administrative staff including Marketing/Communication, Operations and Financial Management, Outreach and Enrollment, and Development.  This position is responsible for insuring safe and healthy school environment, guiding the achievement of long-range strategic objectives, formulating and implementing policies that support the educational mission of the school, and working closely with the College of Teachers in all pedagogical hiring matters. 

The School Administrator is the spokesperson for Monadnock Waldorf School and develops collaborative and positive working relationships both within the school community, the wider regional community, and the Waldorf community.  S/he manages and maintains the school’s accreditations and memberships with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, and the Waldorf Early Childhood Association.  The School Administrator guides parent questions and concerns to the appropriate school body and ensures their resolution.  S/he works closely with a wide variety of leadership groups and school committees.

The successful candidate will have proven administrative experience in an independent school setting (five or more years preferred), hold a degree in organizational management or equivalent, have well-articulated interest in working in a Waldorf school environment, and have demonstrated an outstanding ability in both organizational leadership and collaboration.

Monadnock Waldorf School is located in the southwestern corner of New Hampshire in the Monadnock Region, known for its natural beauty and easy access to hiking, boating, skiing, and more.  Keene is a small, family-friendly city with a vibrant downtown rich in history and cultural activities.  It is home to both Antioch New England Graduate School as well as a branch of the state university system.

Please mail your letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to School Administrator Hiring Committee, Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 South Lincoln Street, Keene, NH 03431 or email to info@monadnockwaldorfschool.org. Monadnock Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.


High School Physical Sciences and Math Teacher

Monadnock Waldorf School seeks a full time high school physical sciences teacher for main lesson blocks and skills classes beginning August, 2017. The position includes teaching math skills classes and (ideally) coordinating our computer programming curriculum. We also invite teachers to apply who may be interested in administrative responsibilities combined with a lesser teaching load. Candidates interested in guest teaching blocks only are also welcome to apply.

The ideal candidate will have completed or currently be enrolled in an AWSNA recognized Waldorf teacher education program. We look for candidates who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about teaching out of the philosophical and methodological principles of Waldorf Education—in particular, the Goethean/phenomenological approach to science—and who are committed to working with adolescents. Candidates with previous HS teaching experience receive preference, especially if that experience is in a Waldorf school. Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree in a related area; a Masters or PhD is preferred. Additional interests and skills in the arts, movement, outdoor education, student health and initiatives, are considered beneficial to candidacy.

For the right candidate or new teacher seriously interested in becoming a Waldorf teacher, MWS supports Waldorf training and provides in-school mentorship. Full-time positions receive benefits and generous tuition remission for faculty children.

Please mail your letter of interest, resume, biographical sketch and the names and contact information for three professional references to Janet Gordon & Kim McCormick, High School Hiring Committee, Monadnock Waldorf High School, 146 School Street, Keene, NH 03431 or email tojgordon@monadnockwaldorfschool.org or kmccormick@monadnockwaldorfschool.org. Monadnock Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.


French Teacher (part time)

Monadnock Waldorf School is accepting applications for a part-time French teacher for the Middle and High School to begin for the 2017-2018 school year.  The ideal candidate will be a native speaker with teaching experience eager to work out of the principles of Waldorf Education. Also preferred are a confident classroom presence and strong social and communication skills.

Monadnock Waldorf School is located in the city of Keene in southwestern New Hampshire among the beautiful hills of the Monadnock region. Founded in 1976, our school offers Waldorf Education to students from Early Childhood to High School and is an accredited member of Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and a member of Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America.

Please mail your letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to Jacqueline Bellamy, Hiring Committee, Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 South Lincoln Street, Keene, NH 03431 or email to jbellamy@monadnockwaldorfschool.org. Monadnock Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must have proof that they are eligible to work in the USA.


LEAD TEACHER - OUTDOOR CHILDREN'S SUMMER PROGRAM

Monadnock Waldorf School is seeking a Lead Teacher(s) for the 6 to 9-year-old summer program. Join us for five weeks this summer in the forest and meadow as we explore the streams and woodland crafting boats, kites, weaving, and more. We will immerse ourselves in the hands-on environmental learning. We will enjoy singing, dancing, and all around fun! Program weeks are June 12-16 and 26-30, July 10-14, August 14-18 and 21-25. Choose a particular week of interest or choose all five.

Please mail your letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to Thia Zakrzewski, Summer Program Director, at summer@monadnockwaldorfschool.org or call Thia at 603-357-4442 ext. 639 or 603-876-4886 (evenings/weekends). Monadnock Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.


 Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Monadnock Waldorf School in Keene, New Hampshire seeks a full-time colleague to join our growing early childhood program in the 2017-2018 school year.

We are seeking an experienced Waldorf early childhood educator interested in working out of the deep insights of Waldorf pedagogy with a strong understanding of the young child.  We are looking for a warm child-centered teacher who will inspire the festival life, parent work, outreach, and the study of the school.

The successful candidate will have Waldorf early childhood training from a WECAN-recognized program and will be a flexible, organized, collaboratively minded, and pro-active communicator able to take leadership in the classroom, in the colleagueship, and in the community.

Our early childhood program is nestled on twelve natural acres, with breathtaking views, well cared for gardens and play areas, space for small animals, and four light-filled classrooms.  A full member of WECAN and fully accredited by AWSNA, and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, we have offered Waldorf education in our southwestern corner of New Hampshire since 1976.

Our elementary program and our high school program are located nearby, each in a carefully restored historic school building. We benefit from the thoughtful leadership of both our College of Teachers and our Board of Trustees.  We are supported by an active and committed parent community. With just over 175 students, we are striving to achieve and sustain full enrollment and are happy to say our early childhood program is growing. 

Please mail your letter of interest, a resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Sondra Nelson and Eliza Murphy, College of Teachers, Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 South Lincoln Street, Keene, New Hampshire, 03431 or email snelson@monadnockwaldorfschool.org or emurphy@monadnockwaldorfschool.org. Include Early Childhood Lead Teacher in the email subject line. Monadnock Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.


EARLY CHILDHOOD SUPPORT TEACHER

Monadnock Waldorf School in Keene, New Hampshire has an opening for the 2017-18 school year for a part-time support teacher in the mixed-age pre-k classroom in our early childhood program.

Our ideal candidate will have successful early childhood experience and be prepared to work as part of a teaching team. This position includes lots of outdoor time with children, as well as classroom cooking and cleaning tasks.This is an hourly position at $13 an hour.

Please mail your letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Sondra Nelson at snelson@monadnockwaldorfschool.org and Eliza Murphy at emurphy@monadnockwaldorfschool.org, Lead Early Childhood Teachers. Include Early Childhood Support Teacher in the email subject line. Monadnock Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.