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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 2020-2021 School Year

Class Teacher – Middle School Loop

Woodland Charter School is a public Waldorf charter school nestled in the beautiful Siskiyou Mountains in Murphy, Oregon. Located in the vibrant southwest Oregon area which includes the towns of Ashland, Medford, Grants Pass, Applegate, and Williams. We have an immediate opening for a 7th grade Class Teacher for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. We seek an excellent teacher to join our dynamic faculty who is not only versed with the Waldorf curriculum but can teach via Google Classroom, or has the technical skills to quickly adapt to this platform.

Our school, which opened in October 2012 hosts grades 1- 8, with a class size limit of 25. We have a beautiful 19-acre campus with many opportunities for outdoor exploration. Class teachers at Woodland Charter School loop with their students for two or more years. An ideal candidate would stay within our Upper (middle school) Loop, 6th-8th grade. As a public Waldorf school, teachers will be expected to meld the Waldorf curriculum with common core standards.

We are seeking a competent, imaginative, and joyful class teacher to join our wonderful faculty. Someone who will be a collaborative colleague and is passionate about public Waldorf education. 

Lead 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 comingled with strong classroom management skills
  • 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:

  1. Professional resume
  2. Short biography/cover letter
  3. 3 Professional references

Submit to: hr@woodlandcharterschool.org

Physical Education Teacher

Woodland Charter School is a public Waldorf charter school located in the beautiful Siskiyou Mountains in Murphy, Oregon, in the culturally-vibrant southwest Oregon area which includes the towns of Ashland, Medford, and Grants Pass. We have an immediate opening for a Physical Education (PE) Teacher for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. We seek an excellent teacher to join our dynamic faculty who is not only familiar with the Waldorf curriculum but can teach Games/PE via Google Classroom, or has the technical skills to quickly adapt to this platform.

We are seeking a competent, creative, and confident PE teacher to join our wonderful faculty, one who will be a collaborative colleague. Our PE teacher instructs students in 3rd through 8th grades. During this time our school is in Comprehensive Distance Learning, our PE classes are offered via zoom. Our PE teacher position also provides some additional support to our middle school teachers.

We offer a competitive public school teacher salary with annual step increases, and a benefits package that may include paid sick leave, medical, dental and vision coverage, the Oregon PERS pension plan, and paid professional development.

Lead Teacher qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Waldorf games training (preferred) or willingness to take a Waldorf games training
  • 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 benefits package
  • Step pay increases related to continuing experience and education
  • Mentorship program
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage potential
  • Pension plan through the state of Oregon

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Please submit:

  1. Professional resume
  2. Short biography/cover letter
  3. 3 Professional references

Submit to: hr@woodlandcharterschool.org

Handwork Teacher

Woodland Charter School, in beautiful Murphy, Oregon, is seeking a Handwork teacher for the 2021/22 school year. We seek an experienced Handwork teacher to join our dynamic faculty in our public Waldorf School. We offer a competitive salary, with paid professional development opportunities offered as budget permits.

Handwork is a vital component of the Waldorf curriculum and generally includes, but is not limited to, skills such as knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, embroidery, felting, paper crafts, pattern design, and machine sewing. The successful candidate must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and demonstrable skills in classroom management. Excellent interpersonal skills and a desire for warm collegiality with educational peers and equally warm relationships with families and children, are vital characteristics that will ensure a good fit with our school community.

Our school, which opened in October 2012, is expecting enrollment for the 2021/22 year of about 180 students with a maximum of 25 students per class.

Please submit: 

  1. Professional resume
  2. Short biography/cover letter
  3. 3 Professional references

Submit to: hr@woodlandcharterschool.org

Flagger

Woodland Charter School is accepting applications for a part-time (3 hours per day) Flagger for the 2020-2021 school year. This position works at the beginning and end of the school day to help create a safe traffic environment.

Flagger qualifications:

  • Attend required flagger training to receive Flagger certification
  • Reliable and safety-minded
  • Willingness to work in all weather
  • Ability to work well with colleagues, administration, and parents

Please submit a Letter of Interest to hr@woodlandcharterschool.org.

Positions Open for the 2021-2022 School Year

Grades Teacher Position 

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 2021-2022 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 2021 in grades 1- 8, with a class size limit of 25. Our public Waldorf curriculum includes Language, 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 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. Our loops include 1st-3rd, 4th-5th and 6th-8th.

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 

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled 

Please submit: 

  1. Professional resume
  2. Short biography/cover letter
  3. 3 Professional references

Submit to: hr@woodlandcharterschool.org 

Handwork Teacher

Woodland Charter School, in beautiful Murphy, Oregon, is seeking a Handwork teacher for the 2021/22 school year. We seek an experienced Handwork teacher to join our dynamic faculty in our public Waldorf School. We offer a competitive salary, with paid professional development opportunities offered as budget permits.

Handwork is a vital component of the Waldorf curriculum and generally includes, but is not limited to, skills such as knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, embroidery, felting, paper crafts, pattern design, and machine sewing. The successful candidate must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and demonstrable skills in classroom management. Excellent interpersonal skills and a desire for warm collegiality with educational peers and equally warm relationships with families and children, are vital characteristics that will ensure a good fit with our school community.

Our school, which opened in October 2012, is expecting enrollment for the 2021/22 year of about 180 students with a maximum of 25 students per class.

Please submit: 

  1. Professional resume
  2. Short biography/cover letter
  3. 3 Professional references

Submit to: hr@woodlandcharterschool.org