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 caregiver-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

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.

Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and mentorship. RVWS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Enrollment Coordinator

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking an Enrollment Coordinator for immediate hire. The enrollment coordinator serves as an ambassador for the school and is often a prospective family’s first interaction with the school. The enrollment coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the FACTS enrollment application and environment, including data management and analysis. The enrollment coordinator manages development, marketing, communication, and workflow facilitation of the enrollment process as well as managing the financial aid software and tuition assistance award process. The enrollment coordinator is responsible for planning and executing all enrollment and outreach events, as well as managing the admissions timeline, marketing, and communication.This position uses system analysis and best practice recommendations in order to identify opportunities to improve the enrollment process and practices. The position aims at creating efficiencies and coordinating workflows for the enrollment and admissions process and oversees the execution of all operational activities involving enrollment and admissions to ensure high levels of performance and customer service. 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are necessary.
  • A tireless commitment to customer service.
  • Detail-oriented and adept at problem solving.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of the administrative team.
  • Some knowledge of enrollment processes, data management software, and/or enrollment databases highly preferable.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

General Duties:

  • Use system analysis and best practice recommendations in order to identify opportunities to improve the enrollment process and practices.
  • Aim at creating efficiencies and coordinating workflows for the supported areas and oversees the execution of all operational activities to ensure high levels of performance and customer service.
  • Serve as brand ambassador who advises management and end-users on optimal use of our technology and systems on an ongoing and sustained basis.
  • Develop and improve policy, process, and strategy in the areas of enrollment, admissions, and financial aid awards.
  • Assist in developing and managing all workflows and processes in supported areas.
  • Work with FACTS and the business office to manage and maintain all enrollment management components.
  • Develop strategies and set guidelines for data collection and performance reporting, communicate to senior leadership to inform coordinated marketing purchases and to ensure data integrity in all systems
  • Assist in developing systems that enforce accountability across the supported areas including general reports for daily activity, weekly admissions, tuition assistance awards, and any reports upon special request from the Head of School and Board of Trustees. 
  • Develop and manage processes, handoffs, and interfacing with the admissions committee.  
  • Implement the project planning, inventory control, fulfillment, and deployment for all communication plan materials including emails, chats, behavioral website prompts, letters, print materials, and postcards to various prospective student populations.
  • Facilitate the operations piece of the admissions and financial aid communications flow to ensure timely execution of all print and electronic communication to prospective families throughout their lifecycle.
  • Assist with producing and analyzing metrics and dashboards to evaluate marketing and enrollment team effectiveness.
  • Meet with prospective students and families to support the interview and enrollment process as required.
  • Troubleshoot data input, accuracy, and flow issues within admissions or financial aid systems and work with Information technology to resolve issues.

Hours and Compensation

  • Full time salary 
  • Medical coverage 
  • IRA contribution
  • Full tuition remission for children attending River Valley Waldorf

This is a full-time position Monday through Friday generally 8:30am-5:00pm. In addition, the Enrollment Coordinator needs to be available during school breaks, summer break, evenings and weekends to meet institutional needs. Flexible hours can be arranged to accommodate these events. 

Background clearances, physical examination, and TB test will be required. 

About River Valley Waldorf School 

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, kindergarten, 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

 

Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and mentorship. RVWS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

 

 

Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Position: Early Childhood Lead Teacher

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking an individual to join the Early Childhood Department as a lead teacher in a mixed-aged early childhood program beginning the 2022-2023 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 ongoing 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. 

Our ideal candidate must be able to flow in and out of indoor and outdoor spaces, be open to innovative curriculum and pedagogy, and embrace a growth mindset. They must also be receptive to feedback, and enjoy working collaboratively with other faculty and administrators to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school’s mission and program goals. A Waldorf teaching certificate or current enrollment in a Waldorf teacher training program is strongly preferred.

General Description

The early childhood lead teacher will form their classroom community in River Valley’s welcoming early childhood building and outdoor play space in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Start your day outdoors listening to the birds singing, and spend your day facilitating the growth and harmony of a group of lovely and spirited children. 

  • Collaboratively work with a team of teachers to provide kind and supportive care to our students in a safe indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Work with the early childhood team to support the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts of the school.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills to collaborate with colleagues, compose parent information, weekly family newsletters, lead parent education events, write student reports, and lead meetings with parents and guardians.
  • Support children in being their best selves and model behavior for students in alignment with Waldorf pedagogy.
  • Meet regularly with the early childhood department for planning, study of Waldorf pedagogy, and curricular development.
  • Be safety minded, flexible, responsive, and highly skilled at observation. 

Hours and Compensation

This full time salaried position. Salary ranges from $33,000 – $47,000 based on education and experience, and includes participation in the 403b retirement plan as well as healthcare benefits. Background clearances, physical examination, and TB test will be required.

Start Date & Timeline

Daily 8:00am – 3:30pm with weekly after-school faculty meetings and occasional special events on evenings and weekends. 

Start Date: 6/1/2022

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 caregiver-child program, mixed-age early childhood classes, and grades one through eight. The River Valley Waldorf 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:

email: info@rivervalleyschool.org

mail: River Valley Waldorf School

            1395 Bridgeton Hill Road

            Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

 

Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and mentorship. RVWS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Garden Gate Teacher

Position: Garden Gate Teacher

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking an individual to lead the Garden Gate: Caregiver and Child Class program beginning the 2022-2023 school year. The Garden Gate teacher leads classes with small groups of caregivers and young children. The teacher fosters a nurturing environment in class where teachers and caregivers cooperate in purposeful activity which inspires the children in their play. Children may help or play independently as they begin learning how to be an individual within a group. Teachers model behavior, bring beautiful age-appropriate songs, rhymes, and stories to aid parents in creating a healthy and harmonious rhythm for their child’s day. 

The weekly program includes adult crafts and child development discussions. It is the intent of all our Garden Gate offerings to provide a nurturing and supportive environment for the parents and caregivers as well as the children. Garden Gate is not just for ‘mommies.’ Daddies, grandparents, step-parents and nannies or other caregivers are welcome to bring the children. The teacher also leads two parent evenings per session and provides study materials to assist parents in deepening their understanding of the young child.

The ideal candidate must also be willing to commit to the ongoing work of diversity, equity, and inclusion and have familiarity or interest in best practices of Waldorf Early Childhood Education.  A Waldorf teaching certificate or current enrollment in a Waldorf teacher training program is strongly preferred.

Hours and Compensation

This is an hourly position at a rate of $15-20 per hour. 

Start Date & Timeline

Garden Gate classes take place in 2 twelve week sessions:

September 12-December 9

March 20- June 9 

Background clearances, physical examination, and TB test will be required.

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 caregiver-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:

email: info@rivervalleyschool.org

mail: River Valley Waldorf School

            1395 Bridgeton Hill Road

            Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

 

Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and mentorship. RVWS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Music Teacher

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking a music teacher to join the faculty beginning in the 2022-23 school year. The music program is for students in grades 1 through 8 and consists of vocal music, flute and recorder, and chorus. The position requires authentic warmth, good humor, joy, and enthusiasm for teaching. 

Our school has a strong faculty of dynamic teachers, growing enrollment, effective leadership, and committed parents. We seek colleagues who share a vision for social justice through Waldorf education. Ideal candidates will have a passion for Waldorf education, be willing to commit to ongoing work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, experience in elementary education, and the inter- and intra-personal skills to partner with parents and collaborate with colleagues. Waldorf is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world. This dynamic, 100-year-old approach to child development and education—based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner—is continually reinventing itself to meet the needs of current students. It inspires life-long learning in students and enables them to fully develop their unique capacities.

General Description

The music teacher designs and leads students in vocal music, flute, and recorder for students in grades 1 through 8 as well as chorus for middle school. The teacher also provides other support during the school day such as recess coverage and preparation of music for festivals and the middle school play. The music teacher coordinates the music program and performance calendar, assists families in locating private instrument lessons, and navigating that selection process including facilitating instrument rental. Additional responsibilities include weekly faculty meetings, specialist teacher meetings, Caregiver and Teacher conferences throughout the year, and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is an experienced music teacher with 3-5 years of classroom experience with excellent classroom management and a passion for Waldorf education. Waldorf training and experience is preferred. Candidates should be experienced in choral instruction and piano accompaniment. A confident classroom presence and strong social and communication skills are required. This position is expected to collaborate with all grades teachers as well as the Pedagogical Chair to improve and grow River Valley Waldorf’s music program. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Work cooperatively with colleagues
  • Coordinate and organize the distribution of instruments, leasing/rental agreements, and instrumental repairs.
  • Participation and contributions musically to festivals and performances
  • Clear and frequent communication to families that includes: reminders about instrument care, expected transitions between grades, lesson schedules, class and lesson updates.
  • Communication between instrument suppliers and repair services
  • Coordinate and run strings nights annually
  • Documentation of lesson plans, objectives, and timely communication to families and class teachers.
  • Assisting in scheduling and creating lesson groups with sensitivity to class needs.
  • Collaborate with lesson teachers to co-organize and oversee annual events.
  • Collaborate with team members to facilitate instruction that is inclusive of all learners.
  • Submission of purchase orders related to the music department for office processing.
  • Maintain a positive learning environment that is safe, joyful, and nurturing.
  • Participation in scheduled professional development and attending to school information pertinent to the music program.
  • Ongoing work in self development and curricular development in anti-bias, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Hours and Compensation

Generally daily 8:00am – 3:30pm with weekly after-school faculty meetings and occasional special events on evenings and weekends. This position could range from 3-4 days per week. Salary is dependent on an established schedule as well as education and experience. 80% employees are eligible for participation in the 403b retirement plan as well as healthcare benefits. 

Background clearances, physical examination, and TB test will be required.

Start Date & Timeline

Start: 6/1/2022

Inservice training week before school begins 

School Year: September 8, 2022 – June 9, 2023

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

Benefits include medical, dental, flexible spending plans, voluntary vision plan, retirement plan (employer contributions and matching after one year of employment), and tuition remission for eligible dependents in our EC-8 program. Salaries are paid on a 12-month schedule.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold
  • Regularly sitting or standing for 4-8 hours

FLSA Classification: Faculty; Exempt from overtime

Reports to: Head of School

 

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

email: info@rivervalleyschool.org

mail: River Valley Waldorf School

            1395 Bridgeton Hill Road

            Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

 

Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and mentorship. RVWS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

 

Director of Advancement

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking a Director of Advancement for the 2021-2022 school year. The Director of Advancement is responsible for providing innovative and strategic leadership for institutional advancement. The Director of Advancement is responsible for managing and planning efforts in marketing and communications, development, and oversight of the admissions process. The Director of Advancement articulates all campaign strategies, participates in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects; oversees all advancement activities, and acts as liaison for the school and the community.

Serving as the Head of School’s chief advisor in matters relating to institutional advancement,

the Director sits on relevant Trustee committees, and takes responsibility for managing the

school’s strategic initiatives as they relate to funding priorities. The Director of Advancement will be responsible for building an Advancement team consisting of current employees and volunteers.

General Description

The essential duties of Director of Advancement are divided into three general categories:

Development

  • Building a comprehensive fundraising program 
  • Overseeing development office personnel activities, including the hiring, definition of job responsibilities, and performance review process of each staff member
  • Partnering with administrative staff, faculty, board members, and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals 
  • Stewarding major donors and managing a portfolio of gift prospects, providing strategies for funding prospects for the Head of School, and ensuring that timely steps are taken toward solicitation 
  • Continuing to grow the school’s Annual Appeal efforts to increase parent participation through improved communication and education
  • Working with the Board of Trustees’ development committee to establish event and campaign based fundraising strategies, practices, and plans 
  • Strategizing community sources of funding through grants and corporations, both locally and nationally 
  • Coordinating with the Parent Council concerning events, fundraising, and parent relations
  • Discover grant opportunities and build and maintain relationships with funders, donors, and others within the community that support the mission and vision of the school
  • Prepare grant proposals by determining concepts, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals
  • Meet proposal deadlines and enter and monitor grant tracking data
  • Write, revise, and edit grant drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials
  • Prepare grant and development presentations for the Head of School and Board of Trustees.

Marketing and Communications

  • Collaborating with marketing and communications team members to address the school’s various communications needs, such as:
    •  Defining the vehicles for communicating with all constituent groups
    •  Overseeing alumni and parent communications and providing vehicles for more effective Board, staff, and faculty communication
    • Developing a plan for alumni and parent relations which is systematic in its approach, addressing those who are positively disposed and looking for mechanisms to stay involved with the school

Admissions

  • Work to support and advance the commitment to equity, belonging, and anti-racism work within the school and, ensure that every element of school life reflects the principles of equity, justice, and the dignity of each individual
  • Collaborating with the Admissions Coordinator in developing a plan to increase

applicants through recruitment, advertising, and visibility

  • Collaborating with Admissions Coordinator to achieve admissions goals, identify ways to improve the admissions process, and ensure the user experience is positive and customer service driven
  • Collaborating with the Admissions Coordinator to plan admissions events and outreach
  • Represent the school at community events promoting admissions

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A deep respect for, and ability to articulate, the mission and core values of River Valley Waldorf School and commitment to academic excellence in an independent school education, along with the Board of Trustees’ and Head of School’s goals on the strategic direction of the institution
  • A commitment to equity, belonging, and anti-racism work 
  • Experience in development and experience in independent school advancement models, formulating and executing successful ongoing fundraising plans, along with experience with larger capital campaigns
  • Proven ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts 
  • Grant writing and management experience
  • Strong management and leadership skills, both strategic and operational, and a demonstrated ability to build, manage, mentor, and motivate an effective team 
  • Collaborative skills to work effectively with the Head of School, Trustees, faculty, staff and volunteers along with the ability to maintain confidentiality and to exhibit good judgment in making decisions 
  • Ability to direct strategy and nimbly course-correct as necessary 
  • Impeccable discernment between professional life and personal life, and between organizational goals and personal preferences
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal and relationship-building skills to effectively work with a variety of people and personalities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs and Google platform
  • Ability to present, inform and motivate individuals and groups about RVWS’ mission
  • Goal-oriented, persistent, and persuasive
  • Thorough, organized, and detail-oriented

Hours and Compensation

  • Full time salary or 80% salary based on applicant scheduling preference
  • Medical coverage 
  • IRA contribution
  • Full remission for children

This is a full-time position Monday through Friday generally 8:00am-4:30pm. In addition, the Advancement Director would be required to attend Board of Trustees and various committee meetings as needed and at times be available during school breaks, summer break, and weekends to meet institutional needs.

Compensation for the full time salaried Director of Advancement position starts at $58,000.

Background clearances, physical examination, and TB test will be required.

About River Valley Waldorf School 

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 caregiver-child program, mixed-age early childhood classes, kindergarten, 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

Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and mentorship. RVWS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

 

 

Math Specialist Teacher

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking an individual to join the faculty beginning the 2022-23 school year. The position requires authentic warmth, good humor, joy, and enthusiasm for teaching as well as the capacity to meet diverse learner needs and excellent knowledge of mathematics skills scope and sequence. Our school has a strong faculty of dynamic teachers, growing enrollment, effective leadership, and committed parents. We seek colleagues who share a vision for social justice through Waldorf Education. Ideal candidates will have a passion for Waldorf education, be willing to commit to ongoing work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, experience in elementary education, and the inter- and intra-personal skills to partner with parents and collaborate with colleagues. 

General Description

Bring the joy and beauty of mathematics to students in grades 5-8th grades in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Teach math skills and math main lesson blocks as needed while collaborating with and supported by middle school class teachers. 

Qualifications

We prefer candidates with a college degree, a commitment to Waldorf education, and proven capacities for teaching. Waldorf teaching training is strongly preferred for this position. We offer competitive benefits and a tuition remission benefit for qualifying faculty children.

Hours and Compensation

This part-time position, three to four days a week less school calendar breaks. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and the jointly agreed upon schedule. 

Start Date & Timeline

Start: 6/1/2022

Inservice Training week before school begins 

School Year: September 8, 2022 – June 8, 2023

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 Waldorf 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:

email: info@rivervalleyschool.org

mail: River Valley Waldorf School

            1395 Bridgeton Hill Road

            Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and mentorship. RVWS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

 

 

First Grade Class Teacher

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking an individual to join the faculty beginning the 2022-23 school year. The position requires authentic warmth, good humor, joy, and enthusiasm for teaching. Our school has a strong faculty of dynamic teachers, growing enrollment, effective leadership, and committed parents. We seek colleagues who share a vision for social justice through Waldorf Education. Ideal candidates will have a passion for Waldorf education, be willing to commit to ongoing work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, experience in elementary education, and the inter- and intra-personal skills to partner with parents and collaborate with colleagues.

General Description

Meet your class of eager first graders and begin your journey with them in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Start the day with movement and singing and enjoy the ability to be a creative professional with the freedom to meet your students where they are as you artistically work with the curriculum.

Qualifications

We prefer candidates with a college degree, a commitment to Waldorf education, and proven capacities for teaching. Waldorf teaching training is strongly preferred for this position. We offer competitive benefits and a tuition remission benefit for qualifying faculty children.

Hours and Compensation

Daily 8:00 am – 3:30 pm with weekly after-school faculty meetings and occasional special events on evenings and weekends. 

Salary ranges from $33,000 – $47,000 based on education and experience, and includes participation in the 403b retirement plan as well as healthcare benefits. Background clearances, physical examination, and TB test will be required.

Start Date & Timeline

Start: 6/1/2022

Inservice Training week before school begins 

School Year: September 8, 2022 – June 8, 2023

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 caregiver-child program, mixed-age early childhood classes, and grades one through eight. The River Valley Waldorf 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:

email: info@rivervalleyschool.org

mail: River Valley Waldorf School

            1395 Bridgeton Hill Road

            Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and mentorship. RVWS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

 

 

Early Childhood Support Teacher

Position: 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 2022-2023 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 ongoing 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 teacher 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
  • Meet 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: 8/29/2022

Mandatory Staff Training Week: During 8/29-9/2/2022

Prep and Clean up Weeks: During 8/29-9/2/2022 and 6/13-6/17/2023

School Year: September 6, 2022 – June 8, 2023

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 caregiver-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:

email: info@rivervalleyschool.org

mail: River Valley Waldorf School

            1395 Bridgeton Hill Road

            Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and mentorship. RVWS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

 

 

Woodworking Teacher

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking an experienced and dynamic 5th-8th grade woodworking teacher to join our dedicated faculty beginning immediately. The position requires authentic warmth, good humor, joy, and enthusiasm for working with children. The ideal candidate must also be willing to commit to the ongoing work of diversity, equity, and inclusion and have familiarity or interest in best practices of Waldorf education. 

General Description

The woodworking teacher should be able to work collaboratively with school faculty to schedule and plan developmentally appropriate projects, with an understanding that students within a given class will make progress on their work at varying rates.

Qualifications

Candidates for this position ideally have experience working with middle school aged students and working in a Waldorf setting. In addition, the woodworking teacher should have excellent skills working with hand tools. 

Ideal candidate will also possess:

  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for Waldorf education;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both children and adults;
  • Facility in working with hand tools and wood;
  • Classroom management skills and positive discipline strategies;
  • Confident classroom presence;
  • Ability to self-start and create lesson plans for a range of abilities;
  • Skill in leading woodworking projects with students that may include carving and constructing; 
  • Flexibility and ability to work with a variety of communication styles;
  • Experience in teaching elementary and middle school students;
  • An eagerness to collaborate deeply with colleagues and school parents;
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development in both Waldorf pedagogy and the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred);
  • Waldorf training and experience (preferred); and
  •  3–5 years of experience working with children (preferred).

Responsibilities:

  • Work cooperatively with colleagues to support the woodworking program;
  • Engage in professional development;
  • Collaborate with team members to facilitate interdisciplinary instruction that is inclusive of all learners; 
  • Maintain the woodworking studio;
  • Maintain a positive learning environment that is safe, joyful, and nurturing; and
  • Prepare and execute lessons/students projects.

Compensation

This is a part-time position compensated hourly or as a part-time salaried position depending on the availability of the candidate. Days of work could range from 3-5 days per week. 

Start Date & Timeline

Start: April 2022 or Summer 2022

Mandatory Staff Training Week: During August 29-September 2, 2022

School Year: September 6, 2022 – June 16, 2023

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

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).  

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

Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and mentorship. RVWS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Educational Support Teacher

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking an Educational Support teacher beginning the 2022-23 school year with potential to start part-time this school year 2021-2022. 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 ongoing work of diversity, equity, and inclusion and have familiarity or interest in best practices of Waldorf remedial education. This position requires motivation, organization, exceptional communication skills, and ability to work with students in early childhood through eighth grade. We seek candidates who have high academic standards and the ability to respect and engender the respect of students of all ages. In addition, they should have the knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm to engage students of all temperaments and ability levels, and the interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues, administration, and parents/guardians.

General Description

The Educational Support Specialist will:

  • Be committed to working collaboratively with colleagues, families, and external professionals
  • Work closely with teachers to support students Individual Instructional Plans and differentiate curriculum
  • Contribute to cohort meetings and discussions of larger issues related to the grades or Early Childhood programs 
  • Provide leadership on school-wide policies/procedures to support academic and behavioral challenges 
  • Support an environment that fosters the education of the whole human being 
  • Provide remedial academic support 
  • Work collaboratively with classroom teachers and other faculty members 
  • Hold the overall student support picture including academic, social/emotional, and behavioral needs 
  • Chair the Care Committee 
  • In conjunction with Care Committee, help to organize child studies 
  • Coordinate parent education 
  • Work with Pedagogical Chair to determine teacher mentoring needs and professional development
  • In collaboration with the Care Committee, write and update student support plans, supervise their implementation, support teachers in differentiating the curriculum, and educate students, teachers, and parents about learning differences. 
  • Support development of  school-wide policies/procedures for helping students facing academic challenges and behavioral challenges 
  • Liaison with local Intermediate Unit and coordinate with assigned psychologists for student evaluation
  • Implement assessments at predetermined benchmarks.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Training in Waldorf education, Waldorf remedial/Extra Lesson training, or other equivalent training or experience 
  • An advanced degree/training in education, special education, or a related field 
  • Training and experience providing educational support to students grades K-8 
  • Experience writing, updating, and maintaining student support plans 
  • Experience supervising education plan implementation 
  • Diverse experience with differentiating curriculum and intervention strategies 
  • Proficiency in Google platform 
  • Experience educating students, teachers, and parents about learning differences 
  • An understanding of positive and proactive discipline strategies and ability to support school-wide efforts to implement these practices 
  • A commitment to antiracism and supporting students with diverse learning needs  
  • Knowledge of Orton-Gillingham approaches to reading and science of reading.

Hours and Compensation

  • Full time salary or 80% salary based on applicant scheduling preference 
  • Medical coverage 
  • IRA contribution
  • Full remission for children

The starting salary for this position ranges between $35,000-$47,000 depending on education and years of experience and includes participation in the IRA contribution and healthcare benefits. Salary may be adjusted for Waldorf experience and schooling beyond Bachelor’s level study. Background clearances, physical examination and TB test will be required.

About River Valley Waldorf School 

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 caregiver-child program, mixed-age early childhood classes, kindergarten, 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

Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and mentorship. RVWS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

 

 

Gardening Teacher

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking an enthusiastic gardening teacher to work with our first through fifth grades beginning spring/summer 2022. The position requires authentic warmth, good humor, joy, and enthusiasm for working with children. The ideal candidate must also be willing to commit to the ongoing work of diversity, equity, and inclusion and have familiarity or interest in best practices of Waldorf education. 

General Description

The gardening teacher should be able to work collaboratively with school faculty to schedule and plan developmentally appropriate projects, with an understanding that students within a given class will make progress on their work at varying rates. Both our faculty and parent body are tight-knit, supportive and welcoming; committed to community and diversity. 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position has a passion for gardening, has practical experience working with children in an outdoor setting and project based approach, and has knowledge of Waldorf education and biodynamic gardening practices. Candidates with experience teaching gardening or outdoor education and possessing a mastery knowledge of sustainable gardening practices will also be considered. 

Ideal candidate will also possess:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both children and adults;
  • Classroom management skills and positive discipline strategies;
  • A passion for Waldorf education, collaboration and growth;
  • Ability to self-start and create lesson plans for a range of abilities;
  • Flexibility and ability to work with a variety of communication styles;
  • Experience in 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.

Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time position compensated hourly or as a part-time salaried position depending on the availability of the candidate. Days of work could range from 3-5 days per week. Position could be combined with other positions to become a full-time role. 

Start Date & Timeline

Start: April 2022 or Summer 2022

Mandatory Staff Training Week: During August 29-September 2, 2022

School Year: September 6, 2022 – June 16, 2023

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

 

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).  

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

Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and mentorship. RVWS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

 

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