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EMPLOYMENT AT SPRING RIVER:  Join the Homeschool Revolution

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Current Open Positions

Pedagogical Administrator  View Job Description

The Pedagogical Administrator manages the pedagogical program for the school under the supportive direction of the Spring River Executive Committee, and with the guidance of two experienced faculty chairs.  This role ensures the integrity of a living experience of Waldorf Education in the classrooms and supports teachers in their relationships with the families in their class.

 

This role works in partnership with the School Administrator, providing day-to-day leadership and decision-making for the school.  

This is a full-time, year-round position, with an expected 20 hours of on-site presence per week with some classroom instruction.  The other time would be administrative or planning time, working alone, or collaborating with colleagues.  This position requires flexibility in scheduling, including making time available outside the school day, on some weekends, and during school closures. 

The Pedagogical Administrator nurtures the school's spiritual life, inspires the active strength of each member of the community, and will collaborate with the Faculty Chairs, College of Teachers, and School Administrator to coordinate group events and activities for this purpose.

There are two main areas of responsibility for this position: 1) Oversee the Quality of the Educational Program and 2) Oversee Student Support Services. 

The ideal candidate would have extensive teaching experience in a traditional or non-traditional setting and experience in a leadership role at previous schools.   

Details about these responsibilities can be found in the Job Description listed above.  

We offer competitive salaries, 100% tuition remission, a health stipend to use as you wish, paid time off, mentoring and support in and out of the classroom, and paid professional development to include Waldorf Teacher Training if there is alignment with our Waldorf Pedagogy.  We provide one teaching assistant in each classroom, internal student support services, and opportunities for leadership within the college of teachers.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with us with questions at employment@springriverschool.org.

School Administrator View Job Description

The School Administrator manages the administrative and business activities for the school under the direction and with the support and guidance of the Spring River Executive Committee and Board Treasurer.

 

This role works closely in partnership with the Pedagogical Administrator. These two positions provide day-to-day leadership and decision-making for the school.  

The School Administrator will be well-versed in and able to apply school policy, including safety, discipline, attendance, health, & social media policies. The role will serve as the school’s primary point of contact, interacting with prospective and current families, the staff, and any support vendors to help smoothly facilitate the school’s daily operations. This position will oversee the Admissions process with the assistance of a full-time Enrollment Coordinator. The main areas of responsibility for this position are Daily Operations and Business Management of the school. 

Details about these responsibilities can be found in the Job Description listed above.  

We offer competitive salaries, 100% tuition remission, a health stipend to use as you wish, paid time off, mentoring and support in and out of the classroom, and paid professional development, including Waldorf Administration and Leadership Training.   

Don't hesitate to get in touch with us with questions at employment@springriverschool.org.

Open Positions for the 2023-2024 School Year

Class Teachers (Grade 1-5) View Job Description 

Spring River School seeks classroom-experienced, enthusiastic candidates who are excited about working in a growing school with an all-outdoor environment. This position includes a commitment to looping with their class for the duration of the lower school years, forming a strong bond with both students and families.

The ideal candidate will have two or more years of teaching experience, whether in a traditional or non-traditional setting, a Bachelor’s or more advanced degree in Education, a commitment to self-development, and an excitement to work in an all-outdoor school setting, carrying primary responsibilities to deliver an r rigorous, multi-disciplinary, arts-infused education to your students.

 

Waldorf Teacher training and experience is a big plus but could be arranged through our school for the right candidate.

 

We offer competitive salaries, 100% tuition remission, a health stipend to use as you wish, paid time off, mentoring and support in and out of the classroom, and paid professional development to include Waldorf Teacher Training if there is alignment with our Waldorf Pedagogy.  We provide one teaching assistant in each classroom, internal student support services, and opportunities for leadership within the college of teachers.

Class Teacher (Grade 6) View Job Description 

What if teaching could be a fulfilling and joyful outdoor experience, working alongside devoted colleagues who share your educational philosophy, supported entirely by a holistic community that believes that you should be free to teach without the constraints of standardized tests and bureaucracy?

 

Spring River School is seeking a classroom-experienced, enthusiastic candidate to take our 6th-grade class on a three-year journey beginning in the 2023-24 school year.  This educational journey will include leading a diverse group of students through this critical developmental stage to help them discover their strengths and show them, through engagement in the curriculum, why they are needed in this world.

 

The ideal candidate will have five or more years teaching at the Middle School Level, whether in a traditional or non-traditional setting, a Bachelor’s or more advanced degree in Education, a commitment to self-development, and an excitement to work in an all-outdoor school setting, carrying primary responsibilities to deliver a rigorous, multi-disciplinary, arts-infused education to your students. Waldorf Teacher training and experience is a big plus but could be arranged through our school for the right candidate.

 

We offer competitive salaries, 100% tuition remission, a health stipend to use as you wish, paid time off, mentoring and support in and out of the classroom, and paid professional development to include Waldorf Teacher Training if there is alignment with our Waldorf Pedagogy.  We provide one teaching assistant in each classroom, internal student support services, and opportunities for leadership within the college of teachers.

Teacher Assistants (Part and Full Time)

Please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Email: employment@springriverschool.org
Attn: 
Spring River Executive Committee

Our School

Spring River School is an initiative of Jacksonville Educational Community, a pioneering non-profit organization founded by parents and local educators who are driven by a common desire to create a transformative educational experience focused on the whole-child approach.  This impulse led to the establishment of Florida's first Waldorf-inspired K-8 all-outdoor education program.  We also offer parent-child classes for ages birth to 5, a parent-led playgroup, a two-day nature immersion homeschool enrichment class, and are exploring a 9th-grade offering for the school year 2023-24.

Spring River welcomes families of all identities and backgrounds with open arms and hearts. 

Learn More about Spring River's History.

Our Community

With the support of our community, we are working toward building a campus that will be home to outdoor pavilions and a biodynamic garden.  In the meantime, our classes, which operated indoors in churches and community centers for several years, have been moved to local parks from the ocean in the Beaches Area.  Our teachers and families are committed to outdoor schooling, and our mission to encourage independent thought, nourish the imagination, and cultivate social responsibility.  We believe that our connection to nature helps us all learn to be better stewards of the world around us.  Jacksonville is a welcoming, multicultural city that offers "big city" amenities, including a flourishing art and theater scene, street fairs and markets, thriving museums, professional sports, and world-class fishing.  We are blessed with year-round outdoor living on the historic St. Johns River, eco-adventures along our shaded forest trails, or sandy walks on our 22 miles of friendly neighborhood beaches.  Jacksonville proudly boasts the country's most extensive urban park system, with more than 80,000 designated acres, including 400 city parks, seven state parks, two national parks, and dozens of gardens and arboretums [from visitjax.com].

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EOE Statement: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

It is the policy of Spring River School to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally protected status, in accordance with federal and state law, and not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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