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:

Class Teacher

Our wonderfully formed and radiant class of fourth grade students, who love learning and each other, are looking for a new teacher in the fall of 2015 to lead them into the fifth grade curriculum! We are calling far and wide into the universe for a great teacher to notice this opportunity. The ideal candidate for this Fifth Grade Class Teacher position will hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum, along with Waldorf certification, and have enthusiasm for art and music, have excellent social skills and a sense of aloha for working with students and parents, have solid academic training and background, and appreciate the outdoors to take the class out on field trips and community service. We are looking for a teacher with a love for what is to come in the middle school years, both socially as well as programmatically. A strong team of colleagues will surround and support our new colleague. To apply, please send a cover letter, your resume, and three references to antje.bojarsky@waldorfmaui.org Mahalo for your consideration!

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.

Advancement Director

Haleakala Waldorf School Maui, Hawaii, is in a phase of growth, with a full program from parent-child program, to two preschools, two kindergartens, and grades 1 - 12 completed in 2015/16. We have an enrollment of about 300 students on two campuses and are looking for an Advancement/Development Director who can help us create and sustain positive relationships between the school and its constituents, both internal and external, leading them to support the 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 Director must effectively organize and integrate these functions in a coordinated fashion with other school activities throughout the school year. The Advancement Director assumes a leadership role in the strategic planning and administration of the school, participates in any Board, Staff and Faculty committees as necessary as they relate to fundraising, and manages an assistant. The primary responsibilities include fundraising, providing direct support to the Chair of School and Board of Directors in all fund raising initiatives; managing all fund raising programs to support school operations and growth including annual giving; implementation of a major gifts program, planning giving, and any other efforts, such as a capital campaign, as needed; managing a program of cultivation and stewardship of current donors and prospects, creating a climate for current and future giving; initiating a program of ongoing cultivation of foundations, corporations and other local organizations, increasing awareness of the school and its programs and creating a philanthropic climate for current and future giving; and managing and implementing a schedule of grant proposals and sponsorship opportunities. Constituency/Community Relations: Initiating the school’s alumni program so that it creates and sustains a strong bond between graduates and the school; working with marketing staff to maintain regular communication with alumni, determining what programs and events will appeal to alumni; planning and executing such programs and events; working with the Events Coordinator to promote active volunteerism by alumni; and encouraging their financial support of the school. Special Events: Organizing 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. Leadership and Management Skills: Motivational work ethic: maintaining a strong sense of mission and teamwork: supervisory skills: planning, reviewing, evaluating, strategizing; developing an annual budget necessary to achieve fundraising goals, and managing the budget throughout the year. Please send your resume and earliest availability to antje.bojarsky@waldorfmaui.org


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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.