Haleakala Waldorf School


About us:

Haleakala Waldorf School is located on two campuses: the early childhood classes and grades 1-8 are on the Kealahou campus in Upcountry Kula, Maui, a rural plantation-era campus of five acres on the gentle slope of Mt. Haleakala, surrounded by nearby green pastures. Biodynamic gardens, a large amphitheatre, and sweeping bi-coastal ocean views grace the historic wooden green buildings with large lanais and red roofs. The Kaluanui High School campus is located on the beautiful grounds of the HUI No'eau art institute.

Founded in 1972, Haleakala Waldorf School's enrollment is approaching 300 students. Haleakala Waldorf School was the first Waldorf school to receive a triple crown of accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Association of Waldorf Schools of North American, and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.

The host Hawaiian culture thrives at Haleakala Waldorf School, with its students well versed in ancient chants and protocol, as well as beloved songs of the islands.  Festivals are strong, communal events, with experienced trained teachers leading the way.  Families often build their lives around the activities of the school, socializing together as well as contributing to their children’s education.

HWS offers a generous compensation package that includes a competitive salary; medical, dental, drug, and vision coverage; a retirement plan; a tuition remission program; and a professional development program.

Current Openings:



Early Childhood After Care Teacher

We are looking for a teacher with excellent class management skills for a diverse age group of young children, preschool - kindergarden, ideally with Waldorf teaching experience. Degree or certification in Early Childhood preferred.
To apply, please send a cover letter, your resume, three references, and earliest availability to steeringcommittee@waldorfmaui.org.

Advancement Coordinator

Full-time position

The Advancement Coordinator is responsible for working with the Advancement Director and Advancement Assistant to create and sustain positive relationships between the school and its constituents, both internal and external, leading them to support Haleakala Waldorf School as donors, volunteers, and advocates in fulfillment of the school’s mission.  The responsibilities of the Advancement Office roughly break down to four major areas of school activity: fundraising, communications, constituency/community relations, and special events.  The Advancement Coordinator must effectively support these functions in a coordinated fashion with other school activities throughout the school year.  The Advancement Coordinator reports to the Advancement Director and participates in any Board, Staff and Faculty committees as necessary as they relate to Advancement.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks:


  • Works with Advancement Director to determine the funding required to meet current and future institutional needs, providing direct support to the Advancement Director, Chair of School and Board of Directors in all fund raising initiatives.
  • Manages fund raising programs to support school operations and growth including annual giving and special events, and provide support to the Advancement Director on other giving initiatives as needed.
  • Supports a program of cultivation and stewardship of current donors and prospects, creating a climate for current and future giving to HWS.
  • Serves as support staff for the Advancement Committee, complies and distributes committee reports.
  • Plans and implements the annual fund program, including the parent phonathon, faculty/staff, grandparent, past parent, alumni, and school friends solicitation strategies, and any additional annual fund solicitation programs.
  • Works with the Advancement Assistant in data base management, reporting and tracking.  Create monthly giving reports, Advancement Committee reports to the Board of Directors, and other Advancement reports as needed.
  • Manages annual fund and other special fundraising letters, acknowledgement letters, stewardship letters and pledge reminders.


  • Supports the overall communications strategies of the school.
  • Creates weekly NewsNotes and other all school notices as needed.
  • Support production of Annual Report with donor lists and other information as it relates to advancement.
  • Updates and keeps current web-site and social media outlets.

Constituency/Community Relations

  • Supports communications and relationship building to create optimal climate for support for school development and growth.
  • Supports enrollment and retention efforts as needed by Enrollment Coordinator
  • Supports the school’s alumni program so that it creates and sustains a strong bond between graduates and the school by alumni.
  • Supports Event Coordinator to provide guidance in the planning and implementation of the volunteer program to support and serve activities of the school.
  • Attends Parent Organization and other meetings as necessary.

Special Events

  • Organizes and assists in planning and implementation of special events that strengthen the sense of community and pride in the school, including donor recognition events, fundraising events, special donor ceremonies and celebrations, Grandparents’ Day, Kupuna Day and others.
  • Oversees and manages the organization, planning and implementation of any additional school fundraising events connected with cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and donor prospects, including event budget development, volunteer committee management and overall event strategy.
  • Supports the parent run Holiday Faire, particularly in the areas of silent auction organization and appeals, and sponsorship strategy and appeals.


  • Maintains a strong sense of mission, teamwork and pride on the part of members of the Advancement Team staff.
  • Works closely with the Advancement Assistant and reports to Advancement Director.
  • Serves as part of the schools administrative team and participate as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of three years' experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office
  • Experience with organizing special events
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Database management experience – Raisers’ Edge preferred; some experience with social media tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to uphold strict confidentiality
  • Ability to handle some flexible hours (weekdays, some evenings, and an occasional Saturday and Sunday to help with events)
  • Interest and desire to learn how to become an impactful development professional
  • An understanding of and belief in, the mission of HWS

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of event management, processes, and available resources including social marketing and web-based strategies.
  • Organizational, project planning and leadership skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills: ability to interact effectively with community leaders, board members, corporate managers, prospects, donors, and a variety of volunteers.
  • Must be able to coordinate multiple tasks and be open to new learning experiences.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
  • Creativity, drive, enthusiasm and initiative to carry projects to conclusion.
  • Strong knowledge Microsoft Office applications and social media tools
  • Ability to learn Raisers’ Edge database management software required.

Possible Performance Measure:

  • Success in production and completion of Annual Fund and other campaign goals.
  • Success in increasing donor pool and revenue from current parent community, grandparents, alumni, friends, as well as reclaiming Lybunts and Sybunts.
  • Success in production of events to raise funds and friends.
  • Success is timely production of thank you letters and in maintaining donor files.
  • Success in showing initiative in daily work and special projects. 
  • Success of campaigns initiated
  • Total gift income – split into single gifts and regular gifts
  • Total number of gifts
  • Total number of donors – subdivided relating to the amount they gave

Please submit a resume via email to: advancementhws@gmail.com                                        

Job description is a tool used to guide and direct the flow of work and not exclusive or inclusive of the tasks related to the position.

EEOC Haleakala Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Thank you for your interest!

HWS has filled all other previously advertised positions.