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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

Head of School: July 2021

We are seeking a strong leader to guide the school through the challenges that have been brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and into a fully thriving and financially sustainable future.  Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Head of School will oversee all aspects of the school’s operations, coordinating the work of the Pedagogical Chair, the Pedagogical Leadership Group and the College of Teachers, and the Administrative Team.  The Head of School will supervise all administrative departments and committees, including Finance, Enrollment, Communications & Outreach, Advancement, and Property & Safety, and will coordinate as well the activities of the school’s Parent Council and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in elementary and middle school administration, success in navigating organizational challenges, a strong commitment to collaborative decision-making and ongoing professional development in both Waldorf pedagogy and the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the ability to clearly articulate and lead a community toward its strategic priorities.

 

Pedagogical Chair: Fall 2021

We are currently seeking an experienced and Waldorf-trained Pedagogical Chair to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the school’s program, curriculum, and instruction.  The Pedagogical Chair will convene both the Pedagogical Leadership Group and the College of Teachers, guiding these bodies to ensure ongoing professional development of teachers through in-house collaborative study, a robust mentoring system, and training in the wider Waldorf and independent school world. The Pedagogical Chair, in consultation with the Head of School, will oversee teacher hiring, orientation, mentoring, evaluation, and (if necessary) dismissal, as well as the financial and administrative aspects of the school’s academic program.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep knowledge and appreciation of Anthroposophy and Waldorf pedagogy, experience leading a group of elementary and middle school teachers, a strong commitment to collaborative decision-making, a commitment to ongoing professional development in both Waldorf pedagogy and the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

Early Childhood Teacher: Fall 2021

We are currently seeking an experienced teacher with a depth of knowledge spanning birth through the 6/7-year transition to, either Waldorf-trained or willing to commit to pursuing such training, to join our Early Childhood division.

Candidates for this position must demonstrate the capacity to lead a class of young children with skill, warmth, and good humor, an eagerness to collaborate deeply with colleagues and school parents in guiding the early childhood division as a whole, and a commitment to ongoing professional development in both Waldorf pedagogy and the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Grades Teacher: Fall 2021

We are currently seeking a fully-trained, experienced, and dynamic teacher, either Waldorf-trained or willing to commit to pursuing Waldorf-training, to join our dedicated grades school 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.  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.

 

Music Teacher: Fall 2021

We are currently seeking an experienced music teacher, either Waldorf-trained or willing to commit to pursuing Waldorf-training, to join our faculty in the fall of 2021.  Responsibilities will include teaching general music classes for 1st through 6th grades, conducting the 5th/6th and 7th/8th choruses and orchestras, preparing students for the musical components of class plays, the annual middle school production, and all-school celebrations, and coordinating individual, on-site instrumental music lessons with outside instructors.

The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, plus a demonstrated understanding of, certification in, or experience with Waldorf music pedagogy.  Other qualifications include experience leading elementary and middle school students in chorus and orchestra, proficiency on the keyboard and/or other orchestral instruments, 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.

 

Eurythmy Teacher: Fall 2021

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking an experienced Eurythmy teacher to join our faculty in the fall of 2021.

The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, plus certification in and experience teaching Eurythmy.  Other qualifications include experience teaching elementary and middle school students, 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.

Grade School Substitute Teachers

River Valley is seeking to expand our roster of locally-based substitute teachers for grades 1 through 8.  Morning only and full day options are available.  Evidence of either teacher education or teaching experience – and ideally both – is required of all candidates.

 

Early Childhood Substitute Teachers

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

1395 Bridgeton Hill Rd
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
610-982-5606
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