Employment

Our faculty represents the best of both worlds—dual certified with Idaho State teaching credentials and Waldorf certification. We provide ongoing professional development to ensure that our teachers seek and practice best teaching methods. We seek staff members who are skilled educators, lifelong learners and passionate about developing children who are eco-literate, compassionate, critical thinkers.

Additional information you may find useful:

To apply for SMS Positions:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Employment application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copies of college transcripts if applicable (originals will be required upon hiring)

E-mail to  or mail to Syringa Mountain School, 4021 Glenbrook Dr., Hailey, Idaho 83333, Attn: Employment

Current Openings

Summary of Jobs Available and Listed Below:
1st Grade Teacher
2 Full-Time Paraprofessionals
Spanish Contractor
Substitute 2018-2019

18-19 Classroom Teacher

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted:5/9/2018
Contact: Kristin Funk

Length of Work Year: 184 days
Employment Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: 5/22/2018 2:00pm MDT
Salary: $39,000 – $51,500 (see Teacher Salary Schedule)

Summary of Position:  The position of Classroom Teacher involves managing and implementing Waldorf Curriculum and Idaho State standards to students while ensuring compliance with all guidelines and laws.

Reports To:  The Director of School.

Responsibilities:   Includes but not limited to the following: planning, teaching, and classroom management for specific developmental age group and monitoring, accessing, evaluating, recording, and reporting to Director of School, communicate effectively and professionally with staff, board members, parents, and communication members of the Wood River Valley.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required.  Idaho State teaching license required. Highly qualified status strongly preferred.  Three years of teaching experience preferred. Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Duties: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Prepares teaching materials and reports (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and providing documentation to the director if the school for student progress.
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
  • Participates in various meetings (e.g. individual education plan meetings, conferences, in-service training, site meetings, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/or providing information and/or meeting credential requirements.

Skills:   

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in one on one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the school.
  • Ability to adequately teach and support elementary subjects and projects in work with students.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and address a variety of concrete variables.
  • Ability to interpret and implement a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and school community.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all school, district, and state requirements, Board of Education policies, Educational Code of Ethics, and applicable laws.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, training, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment at all times and weather conditions of the year.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email, US mail, or hand delivered.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk
Address: Attn: Personnel Committee, 4021 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey ID 83340

Full-Time Paraprofessional

Employer: Syringa Mountain School

Date Posted: 5/7/2018

Contact: Kristin Funk

Length of Work Year: 172 days
Employment Type: Classified Full Time
Application Deadline: 5/22/2018 2:00pm MDT
Hourly Pay Rate: $16-$18 DOE

Summary of Position: The Paraprofessional agrees to perform all teaching and support duties and attend all meetings as assigned or directed by the Director of School.

Reports To:  The Director of School & Student Support Coordinator.

Responsibilities:  the Paraprofessional assists the educational program by performing a variety of instructional support activities. Although the job tasks may vary due to specific requirements from one program and/or one student to another, or because of assignments made by certificated personnel, duties, and responsibilities listed below are not intended to be all-inclusive but are descriptive of the typical tasks performed.

Duties: (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Assist certificated staff in classroom programs and trainings by reinforcing instructions and providing behavioral examples of social, emotional, and functional skills
  • Interact with pupils in their activities, encouraging performance, observing progress, and sharing observations with the teacher
  • Participate in the lesson and program planning, staff meetings, and conferences, as directed
  • Enter into a helping relationship with the students under the supervisor’s direction to foster learning in an atmosphere of acceptance
  • Support the goals and objectives of classroom activities by preparing materials, obtaining required supplies or equipment
  • Actively work with students during an activity, and assists with clean-up afterward
  • Provide necessary supervision in such activities as field trips, rest time, playground, meal service, arrival and departure of children
  • Assist in the grading and correction of work activities and maintenance of required records and other paperwork requirements
  • Perform a variety of clerical tasks, including the use of basic computer software, making copies, collating, gathering resource information/materials, taking and relaying messages, and filing
  • Assist with administering student tests

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree preferred. Associate Degree or approved Idaho State paraprofessional proof of assessment required. Previous experience with children preferred.  Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment at all times and weather conditions of the year.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email, US mail, or hand delivered.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk
Address: Attn: Personnel Committee, 4021 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey ID 83340

18-19 Spanish Teacher (Contractor)

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted: 5/7/2018
Contact: Kristin Funk

Length of Work Year: September 4 – June 6th
Employment Type: Independent Contractor
Application Deadline: 5/22/2018 2:00pm MDT
Hourly: $20.00, 10 hours per week

Summary of Position:  The position of Spanish Teacher involves teaching students’ Spanish language and language acquisition skills with a foundation in the Core Principles of Public Waldorf education teaching methods and standards-based benchmarks as specified by AWSNA, and Idaho State Standards.

Reports To:  The Director of School.

Responsibilities:   Instructs and supervises students in classroom activities related to the standards and curriculum of assigned grade levels.  Responsible for ensuring that the SMS Curriculum is taught, and all classroom and curriculum practices meet Waldorf pedagogy and Idaho State Standards.

Ensures that all students receive quality instruction and appropriate support; including students identified as those with exceptional needs.  While supervising students, the employee is directly and continuously responsible for their safety, well-being and work output.

The Spanish Teacher is responsible for evaluating, monitoring, recording and reporting on student performance throughout the year.  The teacher maintains complete and accurate files regarding student academic progress, physical, social, and emotional growth.  The teacher is responsible for submitting two academic reports annually:  fall semester and spring semester and two progress reports annually in accordance with academic calendar reporting deadlines.

The Spanish Teacher is responsible for communicating with parents regularly and in a timely manner.  The Teacher copies the Director of School on all parent communication and contributes regularly and in a timely manner to school publications such as the newsletter, advertisements, and social media posts.

The Spanish Teacher plans and coordinates work of aides, teacher assistants, and other para-professionals in support of students in the class.

Qualifications:  Paraprofessional qualifications required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Idaho State teaching license preferred. Previous experience with children preferred.  Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Duties: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Plans and prepares all lesson plans and projects for each class assigned
  • Maintains discipline of students during instruction or supervision.
  • May escort children to and from various rooms and provide lunchtime, playground, and bus loading area supervision.
  • May assist in the administration of basic first aid.
  • Prepare report cards for fall and spring semesters.

Skills:   Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Ability to effectively communicate in one on one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the District.  Ability to adequately teach and support elementary subjects and projects in work with students.  Ability to solve practical problems and address a variety of concrete variables.  Ability to interpret and implement a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and school community.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements, Board of Education policies, Educational Code of Ethics, and applicable laws.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email, US mail, or hand delivered.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk
Address: Attn: Personnel Committee, 4021 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey ID 83340

18-19: Substitute Teacher Pool:

  1. You must be 21 years of age to apply.
  2. You must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D.
  3. You must complete the application (PDF).
  4. Fingerprint file must be completed with county police department before being scheduled as a substitute.