Haleakala Waldorf School


Haleakala Waldorf School is located 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.   Although Kula is a rural, country town, it is located only 25 minutes from the renowned Maui Arts and Cultural Center.   At an elevation of 2500 feet, it is cool in the winter but easily accessible to the island’s warm, sandy beaches.

Founded in 1972, Haleakala Waldorf School serves students and their families from infancy through the eighth grade, with a total of 260 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 school offers significant support to its class teachers through its extensive specialist program as well as its strong administration.

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 Antje Bojarsky at antje.bojarsky@waldorfmaui.org. The closing date for this opening is January 13, 2015 with a final hiring decision by February 28, 2015.

HR Manager/Administrator 

HWS is looking for a human resources specialist.

Job description includes: a) Coordinate Open Enrollment, collect and record enrollment changes b) Process New Employees i. Assist with recruitment, selection, placement process ii. Provide new employee with required forms and procedures; review for accuracy and forward pay-related forms to Finance Director iii. Enroll eligible employees and dependents in selected benefit plans iv. Remove terminated employees or employees declining benefits and issue COBRA election forms and procedures if previously enrolled v. Review personnel files on routine basis for completeness c) Serve as a primary resource for employees for benefit programs, including contact with the retirement plan specialist d) Manage resources for state and federal employment law requirements e) Maintain required posting and notices f) Respond to employee inquiries, referring to appropriate person or resource g) Assist with current job descriptions and performance evaluation process h) Secure Employee Personnel Files; maintain I-9 binder Please submit your resume and description of work experience along with your letter of intent. compensation: based on experience and training


About Administrator job opening: Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, this position administers the day-to-day operations of the school, including exercising fiscal, budgetary, and legal authority as well as managing risk and school resources in collaboration with designated individuals and groups. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and at least five (5) years relevant administrative experience, including staff supervision at a private school. Top candidates will have previous experience in administration at a Waldorf School, formal Waldorf training, a combination of strong business and management skills, and excellent written and oral communications skills. To apply, please send a cover letter, your resume, and three professional references to Ted Tucker, HWS Board Secretary at tucker650@gmail.com with “HWS Administrator Position” in the subject line.

Marketing Specialist 

Develop internet and social media marketing strategies; create admissions-themed advertisements and email blasts, marketing materials for, events, tours, information sessions; manage school's relationships with outside contractors, such as photographers, graphic designers and printing firms; manage and plan marketing budget including all advertising expenses; maintain common editorial and graphic standards across school publications for branding reputation and integrity; manage, contribute and maintain all content for the School website; produce and distribute electronic newsletter. QUALIFICATIONS • B.A. degree in business, marketing, public relations, journalism or related field; a master's degree is preferred, e.g., MBA with a concentration in marketing or a master's in communications • Minimum of 5 years of experience in marketing / communications • A minimum of five years of relevant experience in a non-profit environment, with experience in independent schools preferred • Superb writing and editorial skills • Experience in web and social media management • Strong team player and active collaborator • Ability to think and plan strategically and creatively • Knowledge of research methodology, interpreting results, and data analysis • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple initiatives using independent judgment and producing quality work within tight time constraints • Understanding of independent school culture • Ability to respond to sensitive matters and/or situations with discretion and tact

compensation: based on experience and training

Reading Tutor 

HWS is looking for a reading tutor (reading specialist preferred) to work with small groups of elementary-age students, from emerging to fluent readers. Must have prior experience and success in teaching. Basic understanding of reading fundamentals is required.

Position is part-time; work days negotiable. Compensation: hourly. compensation: based on experience and training

Strings Program Director

We are looking for a dynamic strings program director who is able to instruct our violin, viola, and cello groups and develop our middle and high school ensembles and an orchestra. The ideal candidate is an organized and enthusiastic teacher with a good dose of equanimity and an innate appreciation for adolescents. Key qualities are strong musical, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Remedial Specialist

Haleakala Waldorf School is looking for an experienced remedial specialist with training in developmental movement and extra lesson. The ideal candidate has training in reading instruction, relates well to students of all ages, and communicates effectively with parents.