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Employment

Employment Opportunities

Woodland Charter School, located in the beautiful Siskiyou Mountains of southwest Oregon, seeks to hire outstanding educators to join our wonderful staff and learning community. WCS is in its 7th year of offering a public Waldorf curriculum to the greater Grants Pass community. We have eight stand-alone classes, first through eighth grade, with a current average class size of 22 students, and a traditional maximum class size of 25 students. Our lovely rural campus continues to expand, as we added four new classrooms in 2017 to meet the growing needs of our vibrant learning community, which includes a dedicated music room, handwork room, and resource room. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, paid leave, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and a stipend for professional development.

Southwest Oregon is a great place to live as well as to raise a family! The cost of living, including housing / home ownership, is affordable, the climate is mild, and the land is beautiful and varied. Local cultural events include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, the Britt Music & Arts Festival in Jacksonville, and all the amenities of the nearby mid-size towns of Grants Pass and Medford. Our amazing local “three rivers” water system offers rafting, kayaking, and swimming for water enthusiasts, and the meeting point of the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountains offers numerous spectacular hiking opportunities, including to many accessible high peaks and the Pacific Crest Trail. Biodynamic, organic, and permaculture farms abound in this temperate zone, and we have many farmers in our school community. We are two hours from Mt. Shasta, Crater Lake, and the Oregon and California coasts and the world’s most scenic stand of redwoods, and four hours from the dynamic metropolitan area of Portland.

Positions Open for the 2021-2022 School Year

Social Emotional Program Coordinator

Woodland Charter School seeks a Social Emotional Program Coordinator for our 1st-8th grade Public Waldorf School. This is a full time, salaried position and responsibilities would include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading developmentally appropriate, weekly SEL classes for each grade.
  • Support for students who are experiencing on-going behavioral and/or social issues.
  • Facilitate on-going campus projects for students to participate in. 
  • Assist teachers in developing care and connection plans for students.
  • Lead Social/Emotional and Positive Discipline activities in our weekly Faculty meetings. Facilitate community education classes and outreach relating to Social Emotional topics.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably with an education-related major
  • Oregon teaching license or charter school registration
  • Experience with Social Emotional curriculums and Positive Discipline methods
  • Enthusiastic, creative, and loving with students
  • Ability to work well with colleagues, administration, and parents

Compensation:

  • Competitive pay and benefits package
  • Step pay increases related to continuing experience and education
  • Professional Development budget
  • Full medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Pension plan through the state of Oregon

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Please submit to: HR@woodlandcharterschool.org

1) Professional resume

2) Short biography/cover letter

On-Site Substitute

Woodland Charter School seeks an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to complete our team. We are looking for an on-site substitute for our 1st-8th grade school. This individual would need to be ready to jump in wherever needed each day. Lesson plans will be provided. Classes include: 1st-8th grade all subjects, PE class, reading support or Handwork support. School hours are 7:30-3:15 Monday-Thursday.  Hourly rate ($19-22) depending on experience and licensure.

Please send resume to HR@woodlandcharterschool.org

Teaching Assistant/Instructional Aide

Woodland Charter School is looking for a responsible and enthusiastic teacher’s aide to join our team. Our school is a public Waldorf school serving students of rural southern Oregon. We are located on a beautiful 19-acre campus in Murphy which allows us to incorporate plenty of outdoor education, art, music and gardening into our robust curriculum. As a teacher’s assistant, you will work with students in a whole group, small group and 1:1, as well as perform additional tasks to support teachers in providing a comprehensive educational program. Our ideal candidate is industrious, cooperative and knowledgeable about educational best practices and child development with a basic understanding of technology. Willingness and ability to learn and adapt are incredibly important in this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Class Teacher to coordinate and determine daily tasks
  • Complete tasks in a timely organized manner
  • Work with students individually or in small groups in a positive, supportive manner
  • Provide extra help as needed to students with physical, mental, or linguistic challenges
  • Prepare materials for lessons in a timely and organized manner.
  • Operate office equipment including computers, printers, photocopiers, and laminators
  • Ensure that students have all materials necessary for class activities
  • Grade assignments and record results
  • Adhere to accommodations in students’ IEPs and 504 plans
  • Lead activities designed to foster students’ mental, physical, and social development
  • Supervise students in various settings including classrooms, playgrounds, and field trips
  • Be prepared to work outdoors for extended periods of time
  • Enforce school rules and policies
  • Attend staff meetings, professional development, and training sessions
  • Able to work with students in 1st through 8th grades

Teacher’s Assistant Requirements and Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Exemplary written and spoken communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Able to take direction
  • Effective multitasker
  • Organized and accountable with a strong work ethic
  • Must pass background check
  • Ability to commit to professional level of confidentiality

Pay and Benefits:

  • Friendly, welcoming work environment
  • Opportunity to gain experience in the field of education
  • Hourly rate ranges between $ 15-20 dependent on experience
  • Approximately 24 hours per week while school is in session

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Please submit the following to hr@woodlandcharterschool.org:

1) Professional resume
2) Short biography/cover letter

Positions Open for the 2022-2023 School Year

Education Director

Woodland Charter School is seeking an Education Director for our growing public Waldorf school. Located in a lovely rural setting, Woodland serves approximately 190 students in grades 1-8. We are looking for someone to help usher our school into the next phase of our growth. The administration of our school is split between two roles, the Business Director and the Education Director. These positions will work cooperatively and report to the Charter Council. This role requires flexibility, collaboration, great people skills, management experience, a background in education, and familiarity with Waldorf methods.

The main duties of this position are as follows:

  • Ensuring that Waldorf methods are implemented
  • Supporting faculty in integrating the Common Core as appropriate to Waldorf methods
  • Supervising and supporting faculty including attendance and participation in all Faculty meetings
  • Hiring and performance review of employees
  • Participating in the dispute and resolution procedure
  • Participating in 504 and IEP meetings
  • Communicating with parents on a regular basis
  • Coordinate the administration of Standardized Testing
  • Executing enrollment procedures
  • Co-leading the Leadership & Finance Committee
  • Supporting the vision of the school and planning future growth
  • Knowledge of and review of all school policies
  • Establishing procedures designed to carry out newly defined/adopted policies
  • Attending district administrative meetings as requested
  • Ensuring compliance with Charter Agreement and accountability with the district as required
  • Staying abreast of Charter School laws and legislation and ensuring compliance as necessary
  • Attending Waldorf charter school administrators’ meetings and trainings
  • Attending school community meetings including Parent Council, etc
  • Outreach and fundraising events
  • Serving as the public school figure at all events

The successful applicant will have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in an education-related field, demonstrated leadership and management skills, a teaching background, experience in Waldorf education, and a desire to work with a large and varied community.

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. To be considered, please submit:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest (including why you would be a great fit and what your interest is in Waldorf education)
  • Letters of Recommendation

Grades Teacher

Woodland Charter School is a public Waldorf charter school located in the beautiful Siskiyou mountains in Murphy, Oregon. We have an opening for a Class Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. We seek an excellent teacher to join our dynamic faculty. We offer a competitive public school teacher salary with annual step increases, and a benefits package that includes; paid sick leave, medical, dental and vision coverage, the Oregon PERS pension plan, and paid professional development. 

Our school, which opened in October 2012 with 60 students, expects an enrollment of around 180 students in September 2022 in grades 1- 8, with a class size limit of 25. Our public Waldorf curriculum includes Main Lesson, Handwork, PE, and Gardening. We are in the third year of our internal Student Support Program which provides academic assistance to all students in the school in both reading and math. 

In wonderful southwest Oregon, the living is still affordable, the land is beautiful and varied, and the climate is mild. The Siskiyou mountain range offers many accessible moderate to higher peaks, and our vibrant local three rivers system (the Rogue, Applegate, and Illinois Rivers) offer a variety of activities for water enthusiasts, with the Pacific coast nearby. Biodynamic and organic farms abound in this temperate zone, and we have many farmers in our school community. We are located an hour from the Pacific Crest Trail and about two hours from Crater Lake, Mt. Shasta, Stout Redwood Grove, and the California and Oregon coasts. 

We are seeking a competent, imaginative, and joyful class teacher to join our wonderful faculty, one who will be a collaborative colleague. Class teachers at Woodland Charter School loop with their students for two or more years. 

Teacher qualifications: 

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably with an education-related major 
  • Waldorf teaching certification or commitment to enroll in an approved training program 
  • Oregon teaching license or charter school registration 
  • Enthusiastic, creative, and loving with students 
  • Ability to work well with colleagues, administration, and parents 

Compensation:

  • Competitive pay and benefit package 
  • Step pay increases related to continuing experience and education 
  • Mentorship program 
  • Full medical, dental, and vision coverage 
  • Pension plan through the state Oregon 

Please submit: 

  • Professional resume 
  • Short biography/cover letter 
  • 3 Professional references

Submit to: hr@woodlandcharterschool.org

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled