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:

First Grade Class Teacher

The ideal candidate for this First Grade Class Teacher position will hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum, along with Waldorf certification, and will be an experienced teacher comfortable with living on Maui and the vision of holding this class through the eighth grade. Skills must include working successfully with students, parents, and colleagues. Desirable are artistic and musical abilities, as well as social dynamic skills, an appreciation for developing academic skills, and classroom management skills for handling a class of 24-28 (with a teaching assistant in classes over 26 students). To apply, please send a cover letter, your resume, and three references to HR@waldorfmaui.org. The closing date for this opening is January 13, 2015 with a final hiring decision by February 28, 2015.

Lower School Chair

The Lower School Chair must be a strategic leader of strong character who is prepared to lead our Waldorf school though a period of growth. This leader will inspire confidence, trust, and inclusiveness with faculty, trustees, parents, major donors, alumni, and the broader school community. S/he will be an effective, collaborative decision-maker, keeping the school’s strategic direction and vision at the forefront of decisions. S/he will be a confident leader, comfortable establishing and maintaining healthy professional relationships with all constituencies.

The Lower School Chair is responsible for fostering an ethic of collaboration and ensuring the highest possible levels of clarity, transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness in dealing with administrative and pedagogical matters. The Lower School Chair must have a “whole school” perspective and a thorough understanding of the Waldorf curriculum.

The Lower School Chair will lead by inspiring and motivating and effectively uphold standards and implement necessary change; demonstrate the ability to unify constituencies toward a common goal; have strong managerial skills for working effectively with Lower School faculty and staff; work effectively with various committees, Board of Directors, College of Teachers, Lower School Faculty Departments, Administration, Parent Association, and collaborate with the High School Chair and Steering Committee on upholding the whole school vision.

The Lower School Chair should have working knowledge of anthroposophy; inspire the faculty to become and remain outstanding educators; have teaching experience in a Waldorf school and understand Waldorf pedagogy; and have an interest in Hawaiian culture and how Waldorf education can manifest in this unique location.

The Lower School Chair must demonstrate experience and comfort in working with operations, finance, working with budgets, and financial planning; have a track record of effective budget management; show an ability to guide, direct, and motivate Lower School faculty and senior level staff; employ a management style that allows for creativity, problem solving, encouraging one’s gifts and talents to be held in high regard; and must be able to manage performance issues in a timely and effective manner while making decisions in the best interest of the whole school.

Top candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and will have 5-10 years of demonstrated leadership experience in an academic setting. Master’s degree in related field and previous experience at a private school preferred. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume or CV to Ted Tucker, Board Secretary, via email to Tucker650@gmail.com. To receive first consideration, apply by February 15, 2015.

Thank you for your interest!

HWS has filled all other previously advertised positions.