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Human Resources Generalist

London Waldorf School is seeking applicants for the position of 

Human Resources Generalist beginning in the 2022-2023 school year.

OUR MISSION

London Waldorf School is a vibrant learning community where education, based on a deep understanding of the developing child, integrates the intellectual with the artistic, the practical with the beautiful – fostering the ability to engage more fully in the world.

“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”

~ Rudolf Steiner

 

ABOUT THIS ROLE

Reporting to the Director of Administration and Finance, the Human Resources (HR) Generalist will partner with faculty and staff to plan and implement HR priorities and manage employee relations, staffing, payroll and benefits, policy and compliance. 

This person will demonstrate in-depth knowledge and experience providing strategic and operational human resources consulting advice and services. They will have a strong client service orientation along with the ability to sustain collaborative working relationships across the school.The ideal candidate will be solutions-focused and proactive with well-developed influencing, negotiation, interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills. 

This position is 21 hours/3 days per week. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2022.

Salary is dependent on the amount and type of previous experience. The current starting salary for this position is between $23,641 and $26,005. Our salaries and benefits are comparable with those of other Waldorf Schools, including: 3% pension plan contributions, and tuition remission after 3 months of employment. Group health and dental benefits, including a long-term disability plan, are available on a cost-sharing basis.

 

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Post-Secondary education in human resources, business administration or a related field of study, or equivalent experience
  • Human Resources Professional Designation (CHRP/CHRL) or in-progress
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience with exposure to all aspects of the HR function
  • Sound knowledge of human resources trends, best practices and Ontario legislation governing the workplace 
  • Strong consultation, influencing and negotiation skills to work with staff and faculty, provide advisory services and influence outcomes
  • Effective interpersonal and communications skills to support a collaborative workplace, build strong relationships across the school, deliver training sessions, briefings and presentations, and prepare reports
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail, to accurately apply legislation, administer payroll and benefits systems, and support positive employee relations
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills to prioritize work activities and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong business acumen and professionalism with the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential human resources matters
  • Strong computer skills, including fluency in Microsoft Office

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with school leadership to understand staffing needs and support the hiring process through the design of jobs, identifying top talent using a variety of recruiting channels, methods and best practices and executing staffing activities to ensure annual timelines are met
  • Manage contract development for all new hires and staffing changes
  • Lead and facilitate the new hire orientation and on-boarding process for all faculty, staff and supply teachers
  • Support initiatives aligned with London Waldorf School’s mission, vision and values and organizational direction including the planning and rollout of employee engagement activities, strategic human resources initiatives, system design upgrades and implementation
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the school and support team collaboration
  • Research, develop and implement improved processes that increase efficiency and productivity, to facilitate talent management policies, programs, systems, and services that support the school’s strategic objectives, performance objectives and growth plans
  • Manage and administer the benefits program
  • Support the Finance Administrator in the reconciliation of payroll reporting
  • Maintain and update policies in accordance with best practice and applicable legislation
  • Develop and deliver presentations and reports, executive summaries, and training.
  • Co-Chair the Joint Health & Safety Committee and adhere to requirements for health and safety under the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Maximize the quality and effectiveness of training through evaluation and follow up

HOW TO APPLY

Interested individuals are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and  references by FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2022 to the attention of the Hiring Committee at: [email protected]. Please indicate HR Generalist in the subject line of your email.

London Waldorf School is committed to equity in its policies, practices and procedures. We support diversity in teaching, learning and work and ensure that applications for members of underrepresented groups are considered. Qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our community are encouraged to apply.

Please note: due to the high volume of resumes we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your understanding. Applicants currently able to work in Canada will be prioritized. 

Waldorf Teacher

London Waldorf School is seeking applicants for the position of 

WALDORF TEACHER (NOC 4032), beginning in the 2022-2023 school year.

OUR MISSION

London Waldorf School is a vibrant learning community where education, based on a deep understanding of the developing child, integrates the intellectual with the artistic, the practical with the beautiful – fostering the ability to engage more fully in the world.

“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”

~ Rudolf Steiner

DETAILS

This is a permanent full-time position beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. 

London Waldorf School is located in London, Ontario, Canada, and the language of instruction and interaction at work is English.

Salary is dependent on the amount and type of previous teaching experience as well as the final workload. The current starting salary for a full-time Grade One teacher is between $39,402 and $43,342 based on experience ($19.45 – $23.81 an hour). 

Our salaries and benefits are comparable with those of other Waldorf Schools, including: group health and dental benefits, long-term disability plan, 3% pension plan contributions, and tuition remission after 3 months of employment at 70% or more.

At London Waldorf School, we use cohort teaching, a term indicating that the teacher stays with the same group of students as they transition through the grades. Whenever possible, a teacher who starts with a group of students in 1st grade will stay as their main teacher throughout the entire lower school years until completing 8th grade.

 

SKILLS REQUIRED

Applications are evaluated based on a combination of the following qualifications: 

  • At least one:
  • 3-5 years class teaching experience – in a Waldorf school or other equivalent elementary school setting
  • -OR- Waldorf Teacher Education Certification – AWSNA or WECAN accredited
  • Plus any two or more:
  • A post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate
  • Anthroposophical studies/courses
  • Additional credentials in a relevant area of expertise
  • A significant connection to Waldorf Education

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • The ability to teach a variety of subjects to various ages of children
  • Creativity, flexibility and ability to take initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with fellow teachers and administrators
  • Demonstrated ability to work with parents to meet their questions and needs as parents 
  • Commitment to ongoing professional learning and development of personal professional practice

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Teaching Main Lesson and Skills lessons in a variety of subjects (language & literature, mathematics, science & nature, history & geography, the arts)
  • Planning special curriculum related activities 
  • Eating snack and lunch with class
  • May be required to teach lesson(s) in other grades
  • Evaluating each child’s academic, emotional and social progress and reporting to parents regularly through written reports and interviews
  • Contributing to pedagogical, child and curriculum study
  • Supervising students on field trips and overnight trips
  • Leading regular parent evenings and working one-on-one with parents to help facilitate a more thorough understanding of Waldorf curriculum and child development
  • Performing a designated number of duties, recess and administrative, in addition to teaching responsibilities
  • Attending weekly faculty meetings and regular retreats and assisting with school events wherever possible
  • Participating in ongoing professional development

HOW TO APPLY

Interested individuals are asked to send a letter of interest including a resume, references, and a brief biography to the attention of the Hiring Committee at: [email protected]

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and candidates interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

London Waldorf School is committed to equity in its policies, practices and procedures, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are considered. Qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our community are encouraged to apply.

Please note: due to the high volume of resumes we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your understanding.

Supply Teachers

Must have previous teaching experience, and be able to teach a variety of subjects to various ages of children.
A current criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening and up to date First Aid must be provided prior to starting work.
To be able to work in our licensed care programs, you must have your RECE.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to our Supply List Coordinator, Natalia Popolov, at [email protected].

Volunteers

Thank you so much for your willingness to give of your time to volunteer at London Waldorf School!

The first step is to fill out the Volunteer Application and submit by emailing [email protected].

Next, we ask that you participate in one of the school tours which are offered every other Thursday at 8:30 am. Our Enrolment Coordinator will contact you to arrange this with you.

The third step will be to have an interview with our Learning Volunteer Coordinator, Sandra Paterson, directly following the tour. This meeting helps us determine if there is a good match between your skills and availability and our needs. If there is a match, Sandra will give you a package of forms which need to be completed and returned, along with a Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening completed in the last 6 months.

Once we have all of the paperwork in place and a volunteer placement has been arranged, Sandra will contact you.

Thank you again for your interest in our school.  We look forward to meeting you.