Employment

The Sebastopol Charter School is a leader in public, Waldorf-inspired education. With an incredibly stable and strong program, Sebastopol Charter is one of the oldest public schools teaching a Waldorf curriculum in the country. All our class teachers have been Waldorf trained, our subject program is rich, and 100% of our parents donate to our school. Every year, families move from out of state to attend our school. Perhaps it is the right place for you too.

Spanish Teacher Position

The Spanish Teacher provides a comprehensive Spanish program for grades K-8 students in a manner that nurtures and guides them, keeping in mind the needs of each individual child and the class as a whole. The Spanish Teacher provides a level of instruction based on each student’s reasonable achievement potential by drawing on and valuing students’ backgrounds, interests, temperaments, learning styles/needs, and social/emotional development through lesson preparation and presentation and classroom management. We have an established successful Spanish program.

Knowledge and successful experience related to teaching Spanish language in an elementary school setting is essential. A study of Waldorf pedagogy and curriculum is strongly preferred.

We offer a competitive compensation package. Please learn more about us at www.sebastopolcharter.org.

Please send your resume, cover letter and 3 reference letters (with contact information) to Chris Topham, Executive Director, ctopham@sebastopolcharter.org.

Community Engagement and Development Manager

The Charter Foundation, the official fundraising arm of the longest running, Waldorf-Inspired public charter school, the Sebastopol Independent Charter School; is searching for a dynamic, inspiring and bold Community Engagement and Development Manager to lead the Foundation's development and parent involvement efforts during an exciting time of growth.

If you, or anyone you know, may be interested in this position, please visit The Charter Foundation website at www.thecharterfoundation.org for a complete job description.

Administrative Assistant Position

Join our committed Waldorf-trained faculty as a Administrative Assistant.

Hours: 8 hours daily during school days and variable hours when school is not in session.

Days worked: 175 school days and approximately 100 additional hours during the year (25 4 hour days TBA or equivalent)

Benefits: $30,000 per year plus Vacation, health, and sick benefits: Medical, dental, vision, retirement

Reports to: Office Administrator
Accountable to: Executive Director

General Job Description:
The Administrative Assistant reports to the Office Administrator performing various duties related to the running of the school office. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for working directly in an administrative support role and provides support to the School's administrative team as needed. This position also provides front counter/reception support including, but not limited to answering phones, taking messages, directing calls, coordinating general school office operations, and greeting and attending to school visitors, school staff, and student requests. The composition, writing, and editing of many documents and school publications is an important aspect of this position, as is completing and submitting required reporting for the state and maintaining school and student records.  

Required Qualifications for Position:

  • Requires strong service-related people skills and problem solving skills as this position is generally the first contact and has significant responsibility in representing the school.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills due to interaction with the general public, school personnel, state agencies, and other agencies on a regular basis.
  • Requires strong, positive interpersonal relationship skills between students, staff, parents, and community members.
  • Requires strong organizational skills to balance demands of a multi-tasking position.
  • Requires strong technology skills in the areas of office software, electronic communication, database systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and office equipment operation; i.e., phones, fax, and copier.
  • Requires extraordinary attention to detail and follow through to meet deadlines and commitments.
  • Requires significant confidentiality responsibilities due to parent, student, and staff issues.
  • The Administrative Assistant should be able to balance many tasks, and be able to maintain a vision of the total operation while not losing sight of the details.  
  • Computer skills should include typing and word processing skills, as well as experience with current office applications such as Google Drive, Microsoft Word and Excel programs. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator would be helpful, but not necessary.
  • Knowledge of Waldorf Schools and the Waldorf curriculum is very helpful. 
  • Necessary experience consists of any combination of training and education that allows the Administrative Assistant to competently fulfill the specified duties.
  • Be able to lift 20 pounds from knee to chest height

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Greeting, attending to students, parents, public, staff and visitors
  • Calling parents of ill, injured and disciplined students
  • Answer phones and send out school communications
  • Receive packages and log checks/cash
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies (i.e. put away, track usage, organize)
  • Manage supply needs for the school
  • Administer first aid to students
  • Maintain copies of school forms
  • Handle “emergency” student situations (i.e. clean up vomit, plumbing issues, initial investigations, etc)
  • Maintain key checkout for parents, staff, vendors and substitutes
  • Hospitality of faculty events (staff development, faculty parties, etc.)
  • Maintain school calendars, including Google, website and assembly calendar
  • Coordinate field trips, including maintenance of field trip resources for teachers
  • Coordinate paperwork/database for parent volunteers
  • Help coordinate festivals/events with Office Administrator
  • Help coordinate CAASPP (State Testing) with the Operations Coordinator
  • Oversee lost and found
  • Coordinate instrument agreement forms/database
  • Maintain substitute list and find substitutes for teachers when necessary
  • Clerical work (filing, word processing, record keeping), including filing from Operations Department
  • Create annual school directory, staff directory
  • Work with Office Administrator and other office staff as needed, including the Charter Foundation
  • Collect and process attendance data in coordination with Office Administrator
  • Collect and process Independent Study in coordination with Office Administrator
  • Coordinate annual School Photos
  • Oversee Costume Room (or find a coordinator)
  • Create Charter Notes (Weekly and Monthly)
  • Maintain website
  • Manage Facebook
  • Create event flyer and ads
  • Keep kitchen area tidy and clean, including refrigerator, microwave and oven as necessary
  • Coordinate lunch program (starting 2019-20 school year)
  • Provide assistance to teachers as necessary

Meal Periods:
Non-exempt (hourly and admin) employees are authorized and permitted to take a ten (10) minute paid rest break for every four hours worked (or major portion thereof). This means that employees are entitled to one paid rest break for shifts of 3.5 to 6 hours, two paid rest breaks for shifts of more than six hours up to 10 hours, three rest breaks for shifts of more than 10 hours up to 14 hours, and so on. To the extent possible, your supervisor will try to schedule your rest breaks in the middle of each four hour work period.

Employees are also entitled to a thirty (30) minute unpaid meal period for each work shift of five hours or more. The first meal period must be taken within the first five hours of work. If an employee works a shift of 10 or more hours, the employee is entitled to a second thirty (30) minute unpaid meal period. Employees are permitted to leave School property during unpaid meal periods.

Although the School has policies in place to ensure that rest and meal periods are provided as required by law, each employee is ultimately responsible to ensure that his/her rest and meal periods are actually taken. An employee’s failure to take rest and meal periods in accordance with this policy may be grounds for disciplinary action.

School supervisors and managers may not, under any circumstances, discourage employees from taking rest or meal periods. If any employee becomes aware that a supervisor or manager has violated this policy by discouraging an employee from taking his/her rest or meal period, the employee is expected to report the incident to the Operations Coordinator for appropriate action.

Time Records:
Non-exempt employees are responsible for keeping accurate time records and ensuring that hours worked are within the limits established by the employment agreement. Hours worked in addition to the employment agreement should be submitted on a school time card for compensation or substituted for in-lieu time off.

Please email cvazquez@sebastopolcharter.org with your cover letter, resume and references if you are interested. There is a possibility of beginning part time this school year.