Employment

River Valley Waldorf School is located in Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania on the hills overlooking the Delaware River. Our property is situated in a serene, rural setting, yet is only 40 minutes from the Lehigh Valley metropolitan area and just over an hour from both New York City and Philadelphia.  Housed in a former public elementary school building, our programs include grades one through eight, kindergarten, nursery, and a caretaker/child program. The full Waldorf curriculum currently includes Spanish, handwork, sculptural arts (woodworking & soapstone carving), fine arts, gardening, music, and movement.  The River Valley community is tightly-knit, supportive, and welcoming, and the school has recently deepened its commitment to diversity and equity initiatives.  The school is a full member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) and is accredited by both the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS).

River Valley offers salaries commensurate with experience, as well as a benefits package that includes full tuition remission, health insurance, a 403B pension plan, and financial support for professional development.  River Valley is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé, and a short biographical sketch.

By email: info@rivervalleyschool.org
By mail: River Valley Waldorf School
1395 Bridgeton Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

Available Positions

Handwork Teacher

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking a fully-trained, experienced, and dynamic 1st-8th grade Waldorf-trained Handwork teacher to join our dedicated faculty beginning in the fall of 2021.

Candidates for this position must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and (ideally) a certificate or M.Ed. in Waldorf Elementary Education or Handwork.  Other qualifications include experience in teaching elementary and middle school students, excellent written and verbal communication skills, an eagerness to collaborate deeply with colleagues and school parents, and a commitment to ongoing professional development in both Waldorf pedagogy and the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Grades and/or Early Childhood Substitute Teachers

River Valley is seeking to expand our roster of locally-based substitute teachers for our Grades and Early Childhood Program. Candidates must demonstrate experience working with young children.

 

Early Childhood Support Teacher

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking an individual to join the Early Childhood Department as a support for Lead Teachers in a mixed-aged early childhood program beginning the 2021-22 school year. The position requires authentic warmth, good humor, joy and enthusiasm for working with young children. The ideal candidate must also be willing to commit to the on-going work of diversity, equity, and inclusion and have familiarity or interest in best practices of Waldorf Early Childhood Education. This position requires motivation, and the ability to engage in a physically active day while caring for children in the classroom space and surrounding forest areas in all seasons and weather.

General Description

  • Harmoniously work alongside the Lead Teacher to provide kind and supportive care to our students in a safe indoor and outdoor environment

  • Support the Lead Teacher in preparing and facilitating program activities throughout the day, i.e. help to prepare daily snack; maintain classroom cleanliness and order; participate in circle and storytime, outdoor activities, and any additional needs to support the flow of the day

  • Support children in being their best selves and model behavior for students in alignment with Waldorf pedagogy

  • Assist Lead Teachers with the support of students experiencing emotional or behavioral challenges

  • Participate in classroom setup, cleaning, and preparation at the beginning of the school year, and cleaning at the end of the school year

  • Meets regularly with Lead Teacher for planning, study of Waldorf pedagogy and to communicate observations

  • Work well with a team, as well as be able to safely manage and lead a group of students when substituting the role of the Lead Teacher in their absence

Hours and Compensation

This part-time position is paid $20/hour and includes a 30 minute paid break, Monday-Friday less school calendar breaks and snow/emergency days. Expected hours for attendance are 8am-2pm, which includes supporting a Lead Teacher during the half day program and the teacher leading the afternoon portion of the full day program.

Start Date & Timeline

Start: 8/30/2021
Mandatory Staff Training Week: During 8/30-9/2/2021
Prep and Clean up Weeks: During 8/30-9/2/2021 and 6/9-6/10/2022
School Year: September 8, 2021 – June 8, 2022

Required training obtained during employment may include:

  • CPR and First Aid
  • Mandated Reporter Training
  • Stewards of Children – Darkness to Light
  • Racial Equity: Anti-bias Training

The 7-acres of River Valley Waldorf School sits on forested hills that overlook the Delaware River on unceded Lenni-Lenape land. We are so grateful for the First Nations people’s reverent caretaking of the land we now call Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania. Upper Black Eddy is located in Bucks County and only 40-60 minutes from major metropolitan areas. Our programs include a caretaker-child program, mixed-age early childhood classes, and grades one through eight. The River Valley community strives to be supportive, and welcoming, and the school has recently deepened its commitment to diversity and equity initiatives. The school is a full member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) and is accredited by both the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS).

 Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé, and a short biographical sketch to either:

By email: info@rivervalleyschool.org

By mail: River valley Waldorf School
1395 Bridgeton Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

 

 

Aftercare Teacher | 2021-22 School Year

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking an experienced educator to support students through mixed-aged afternoon programs. Candidates for this position must demonstrate the capacity to lead a mixed-age class of children with skill, warmth, and good humor in the classroom space and surrounding forest areas in all seasons and weather. The ideal candidate must also be willing to commit to the on-going work of diversity, equity, and inclusion and have familiarity or interest in best practices of Waldorf Early Childhood Education.

General Description

  • Harmoniously work alongside a Lead Teacher to provide kind and supportive care to early childhood students in a safe indoor and outdoor environment
  • Independently lead and safely manage a group of students within the range of early childhood through 8th grade; ages 3-14
  • Responsible to oversee Aftercare attendance and sign-out sheet
  • Support students in being their best selves and model behavior for students in alignment with Waldorf pedagogy through various elements of engagement; i.e. transitions, playing, doing homework, and socializing
  • Support of students experiencing emotional or behavioral challenges
  • Regularly communicate observations with faculty to create a shared student contemplation
  • Ability to warmly and effectively communicate to caregivers
  • Return environment to a welcoming morning space

Hours and Compensation

This Monday-Friday, part-time position is paid $20/hour, less school calendar breaks and snow/emergency days. Expected hours for attendance are 2pm-6pm, which includes 3 ½ hours of scheduled student contact.

2pm-3:15pm – Early Childhood

3:15-5:30pm – extended day for Early Childhood & Grades

5:30-6pm –    Remaining clean-up of spaces

 

Start Date & Timeline

Start: 9/8/2021
Mandatory Staff Training Week: During 8/30-9/2/2021
School Year: September 8, 2021 – June 8, 2022

Required training obtained during employment may include:

  • CPR and First Aid
  • Mandated Reporter Training
  • Stewards of Children – Darkness to Light
  • Racial Equity: Anti-bias Training

The 7-acres of River Valley Waldorf School sits on forested hills that overlook the Delaware River on unceded Lenni-Lenape land. We are so grateful for the First Nations people’s reverent caretaking of the land we now call Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania. Upper Black Eddy is located in Bucks County and only 40-60 minutes from major metropolitan areas. Our programs include a caretaker-child program, mixed-age early childhood classes, and grades one through eight. The River Valley community strives to be supportive, and welcoming, and the school has recently deepened its commitment to diversity and equity initiatives. The school is a full member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) and is accredited by both the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS).

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé, and a short biographical sketch to either:

By email: info@rivervalleyschool.org

By mail: River valley Waldorf School
1395 Bridgeton Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

 

 

Bookkeeper

Classification: Part-time/hourly
PT approximately 25 hrs/week, 12-month position
Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Flexible schedule, partial remote hours possible
Reports to Business Manager

Apply with resume to:  business@rivervalleyschool.org

The main objective for this position is to assist the Business Manager with the accounting transactions and business office activities for a non-profit school.

Required Knowledge and Experience    

  • HS Diploma or Equivalent
  • 2+ years bookkeeping experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word & Excel).
  • Experienced user of Quickbooks
  • Accounts receivable experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of non-profits is a plus
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to work independently
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet ongoing deadlines
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • High level of confidentiality regarding financial and employee information
  • Must be a perfectionist, with no tolerance for financial errors or oversights

Key responsibilities include participating in all functions related to, but not limited to, the following:

  • Properly recording financial activities for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll
  • Overseeing the tuition collection process and maintaining all tuition-related records; corresponding with parents regarding tuition payments
  • Maintaining other accounts receivable, including fundraising and donations; corresponding with donors
  • Making bank deposits, recording bank account transactions, reconciling bank statements
  • Processing invoices, maintaining vendor documentation, distributing payments
  • Ongoing general ledger posting and reconciliation
  • Assisting with annual audit, 990 preparation and 1099 preparation
  • Assisting with HR documentation
  • Organizing records and files
  • Must hold all company financial and personnel information in strict confidence
  • Various other duties as assigned; please note that the above items are not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for this position – these may change at any time.
  • Additional paperwork will be required prior to/upon hire, including but not limited to the following forms (current within one year): Act 24 (Arrest & Conviction Form), Act 34 (PA Criminal History Background Check), Act 114 (Federal Clearance – FBI Fingerprint Check), Act 151 (PA Child Abuse History), and Act 168 (Misconduct Disclosure Release Form) for current and previous school employers.  Two professional references will be required, and past employment information will be verified.
  • Work Environment and Physical Demands
    The duties of this position are performed primarily in an office setting. The position regularly requires standing, sitting, bending, and walking. The position also requires the ability to lift or carry items weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • EQUAL RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES POLICY
    As an equal rights and opportunities agency, the River Valley Waldorf School will not discriminate in its education programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI, VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

 

 

River Valley Waldorf School
1395 Bridgeton Hill Rd
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
610-982-5606
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