Employment

River Valley’s home in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania on the hills above the Delaware River is near the small river-towns and villages that dot the Delaware River along the Pennsylvania/New Jersey border.   We are conveniently just over an hour from both New York City and Philadelphia; about 40 minutes from the Lehigh Valley. Housed in a former public elementary school building, our programs include grades one through eight, kindergarten, nursery and parent-child classes. We are proud to offer a strong professional development program for our faculty and of our ability to offer a full Waldorf curriculum, which currently includes: Spanish, Handwork, Music, Fine & Sculptural Arts (woodworking, clay & soapstone) Gardening and Eurythmy.
We are accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS).

Both our faculty and parent body are tight-knit, supportive and welcoming; committed to community and diversity. River Valley Waldorf School is supported by a Pedagogical Administrator, Leadership Council, Administrative Team and Board of Trustees.

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.

Available Positions

Pedagogical Administrator

River Valley Waldorf School is accepting applications to fill a Pedagogical Administrator position for the 2020-2021 school year. The Pedagogical Administrator will provide leadership to the school, working out of a model of servant and collaborative leadership. This position works closely with the Leadership Council, Teacher Development Committee, Faculty, and Administration to plan and implement the pedagogical and administrative objectives of the school community and serves as a conduit for managing the concerns of the parent community.

The Pedagogical Administrator will strive to inspire a culture of collaborative initiative and to ensure that the faculty addresses matters of prime importance necessary for the effective functioning and overall health of the school. The Pedagogical Administrator will foster a culture of innovation and excellence in Waldorf education, by looking forward toward the future of Waldorf education.
A successful candidate will:

  • Be an experienced, trained Waldorf teacher with previous successful leadership experience and an interest in Anthroposophy.
  • Be an excellent communicator, both orally and written.
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to collaboration, objectivity, relationship and consensus building as well as conflict resolution.
  • Be timely, well-organized, and able to effectively manage multiple projects.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to set priorities and maintain accountability.
  • Have the ability to convert strategies into effective operational activities and achievements in a timely manner.
  • Have strong basic word processing and email skills.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree or foreign equivalent.

Applying for the position:
Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and three references.

By email: info@rivervalleyschool.org

By mail:
The River Valley Waldorf School
1395 Bridgeton Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, Pa 18972

By fax: (610) 982-5799

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Sixth Grade Teacher for Fall, 2020

River Valley Waldorf School is looking for a strong class teacher to carry along the journey of a well formed, dynamic, and talented sixth grade class. The candidate should have a good sense of humor, strong classroom management skills, and a love of adventure!

Our generous compensation package includes full tuition remission, health insurance and a 403B pension plan. River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree plus certificate or MEd in Waldorf Elementary Education
Experience teaching grade school students
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Open to colleagueship and the development of strong, collaborative professional relationships

Interested applicants should submit resume, references 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

By fax: (610) 982-5799

 

 

Part-time Afternoon Garden-Aftercare Teacher

At River Valley Waldorf School, the children learn by doing — in a teacher led, child-centered,
nature-based environment. From pre-K through 8th grade, our community nurtures the individual
spirit of each child with compassion and respect. We educate the whole child through creativity,
activity and purpose — preparing self-confident, independent thinkers who are culturally aware,
socially responsible and globally conscious. Both our faculty and parent body are tight-knit,
supportive and welcoming; committed to community and diversity. We are seeking teachers to
support our afternoon program.
Three part-time employment options available:

  1. 12:00 – 3:30
  2. 3:00 – 5:30
  3. 12:00 – 5:30

The ideal candidate would be available from 12:00 to 5:30 and have experience both with
younger and older children. From 12:00 to 3:00, responsibilities would include leading our Early
Childhood “Afternoon Garden” program. From 3:15-5:30, the transition to “Aftercare” would be
made and includes children in the grades. The ideal candidate will have a confident classroom
presence with strong social and communication skills, have a love for children, and have a
willingness to deepen their understanding of child development. The candidate will be creative,
flexible, and enjoy being outdoors with the children in all weather conditions.
Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other teachers to develop an age-appropriate afternoon schedule —
    including rest, structured activity, and free play
  • Create a nourishing environment, supporting both physical and emotional health —
    ensuring cleanliness of space, joyfulness in spirit, and firmness in rules and safety
  • Implement strategies to engage positive children’s behavior
  • Build good communication with children & families
  • Observe and document children’s behavior and communicate with colleagues

Interested applicants should submit resume, references 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

By fax: (610) 982-5799

 

 

Substitute Teachers needed:

River Valley Waldorf School is looking for substitute teachers for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years. Early Childhood substitutes must have experience working with young children. In the Grade School, teacher training and/or teaching experience are necessary. Interested applicants should send a letter, resume and references to: info@rivervalleyschool.org

If you have questions regarding any position, please call Reeve Kelly at (610) 982-5606.

To apply for an open position:
Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, short biographical sketch and three references.

By email: info@rivervalleyschool.org

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

By fax: (610) 982-5799

Eurythmy Block Teacher  –  2019-2020

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking a trained pedagogical eurythmist to teach a block of eurythmy during the fall and spring (September – October and April – June time frame) for a total 12-14 weeks. The block will include approximately 15 eurythmy lessons per week for kindergarten and grade school classes.  A piano accompanist will be available for lessons.

The exact dates of employment will be determined with the applicant.  Please send letter of intent and resume to info@rivervalleyschool.org or River Valley School, 1392 Bridgeton Hill Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA, 18972, 610-982-5606.

Interested applicants should submit resume, references and a short biographical sketch. If you have any questions, please call Reeve Kelly:  (610) 982-5606.

 

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

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

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

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