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:

Grade Eight Class Teacher 2015/16

Our wonderful class of seventh graders needs a class teacher to lead them in their final year of middle school. This teacher will possess enthusiasm for art and music, solid academic training and background, excellent social skills and a sense of aloha for working with students and parents.  We are looking for a teacher with a love for teaching in the middle school, both socially as well as programmatically. The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor's degree at minimum, along with Waldorf certification.

To apply, please send a cover letter, your resume, three references, and earliest availability to HR@waldorfmaui.org.   

Kindergarten Lead Teacher 2015/16

The ideal candidate for this Kindergarten Lead Teacher position will hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum, along with Waldorf Early Childhood teaching certification, and will be an experienced teacher comfortable with living on Maui. We are looking for a candidate with good communication skills and a collaborative mindset who has a history of successfully working with students, parents, and colleagues. We consider remedial training, knowledge of developmental movement, and assessment experience highly desirable.
To apply, please send a cover letter, your resume, three references, and earliest availability to HR@waldorfmaui.org

Music Teacher

We are looking for a trained teacher with a beautiful voice to teach music in the grades, including high school and middle school grades (in blocks); ideally a teacher with excellent classroom management skills and Waldorf teaching experience.
To apply, please send a cover letter, your resume, three references, and earliest availability to HR@waldorfmaui.org.


Advancement Director current

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.

To apply, please send a cover letter, your resume, three references, and earliest availability to HR@waldorfmaui.org.


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.