Sebastopol Independent Charter School is a K-8 charter school with experienced, Waldorf-trained teachers and a commitment to offering a Waldorf curriculum with integrity. Our parent body is committed to Waldorf education and works hard to support the faculty and school. Sebastopol Charter was the first charter school to provide Waldorf education in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995. We have a 20-acre campus, including a sports field and track, which we look forward to develop further.
Our school has about 300 students with most of the classes having 30 students. We are located in the small city of Sebastopol, in beautiful Sonoma County, 25 minutes from the spectacular Northern California coast and an hour from San Francisco and Berkeley. The ocean breezes tend to keep the summers cool, and the winters mild. Numerous K-8 plus two Waldorf high schools, private and public, populate the area, making Sonoma County a “Waldorf Mecca.” You won’t find a better spot to raise a family, connect with colleagues, fulfill your professional development goals, and hone your craft. Every year, families move from out of state to attend our school. Perhaps it is the right place for you too.
Current Positions : Operations Manager
and Special Education Teacher (P/T)
The Operations Manager (OM) provides leadership regarding personnel, facilities, programs and business matters. The OM is responsible for the administrative success of the school.
- Office staff with respect to business matters
- On-site maintenance person
- After Care personnel
- Meal Program personnel
- School Traffic/ Crossing Guard personnel
- Janitorial staff
- Business Manager, Executive Director
- Process and oversee AP, AR, reimbursements/disbursements, and payroll
- Prepare instructional minutes schedule and work with ED to create the school year calendar
- Meal Program financials
- After Care Program accounting
Community and Committees:
- During the pandemic, the Operations Manager is the school’s Covid Coordinator, which requires various duties such as updating the Covid dashboard, conduct contact tracing investigation, communicate with the community as needed, update procedures/plans, coordinate Covid testing and update employee records.
- Work closely with Business Manager, if any, to ensure sound fiscal practices and timely and accurate fiscal
- Represent school in outside alliances, organizations, and events that require administrative and business expertise (SCOE, Resig, etc.)
- Attend quarterly online and in-person meetings for Business Managers as provided by CCSA, SCOE, Resig and other informational groups
- Coordinate parent volunteers and volunteer projects and events
- Oversee all insurance coverage, policies, reporting and implementation
- Work closely with insurance providers, such as Resig
- Lead all worker’s comp related situations
- Oversee risk management and insurance coverage at all levels of the organization
- SUSD Annual Update (due November 1 every year)
- Resig reports
- Health and Safety Reports/Plans
- Civil Rights Report (in collaboration with other office staff, but lead the report)
- Assist Office Manager and School Secretary with other reports as necessary
- Oversee delegated HR functions, including benefits
- Oversee, lead and track all required employee training, such as CPR/First Aid, Mandated Reporter, etc.
- Manage all HR paperwork for applicants, new employees and current employee
- Onboard new employees
- Track attendance, credentialing, fingerprinting, TB Test and other administrative requirements for all staff
- Maintain confidential personnel files
- Coordinate revisions of Employee Handbook
- Oversee facilities maintenance and organization
- Schedule and oversee all repairs; Maintain list of applicable vendors for facilities needs
- Oversee IT infrastructure, computer maintenance/repairs for the school, Google Drive
- After Care Program policies, compliance and personnel
- Meal Program policies, compliance and personnel
- Parking lot traffic, crosswalk supervision and related personnel
- Oversee janitorial services and related personnel
- Oversee emergency preparedness plans and procedures including scheduling fire/lockdown/earthquake drills throughout the school year
- Maintain all safety and emergency supplies
- Responsible for safety of students, faculty, staff, and parents while on campus or at school activities
- Ensure that appropriate health and safety policies are in place and implemented appropriately
- Schedule regular/emergency maintenance as needed
- Maintain inventory of school assets
- Flexible in stepping in for recess duty, supervision of students, cleaning, etc when necessary
- Maintain good vendor relationships
- Respond to questions from the school community and the public related to responsibilities
- Oversee, revise and maintain Covid-related records, plans, dashboard, reporting and documents.
- Full-Time: 230 work days, 10 holidays, 21 paid vacation days, 9 sick/personal days
- Hours: 8am – 4:30pm
- Exempt Management/Professional Position (not eligible for overtime pay)
- Flexibility to occasionally attend school board meeting, school event, classroom presentation in an evening. Be available, be flexible and on-call for urgent matters and emergencies.
- Competitive, market-based salary at similar school site. Provided upon inquiry.
- Benefits: $1,150/mo towards employer-provided health insurance plan; Family dental coverage; Vision Plan; 401(a) 5% annual contribution
The Operations Manager must possess or meet the following standards:
- BA Degree
- A minimum of two years of human resources, facilities and reporting work in a school, government or business setting.
- Valid California Driver’s license and evidence of automobile insurance based on appropriate DMV regulations.
- California and Federal fingerprint clearance to work with school age students.
- Current TB clearance.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds
- Visual acuity to read reports and numbers as part of the daily activities and sit for long periods of time.
- Possesses a high degree of accuracy, neatness and pride in his/her work and performance.
- Possesses a high degree of personal honesty and integrity.
- Possesses an effective and appropriate level of energy and resilience to perform the assigned tasks.
- Is able to communicate effectively in writing and orally with staff and work as a member of a team.
- Has the ability to operate a variety of office equipment in the daily performance of his/her work.
- Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Is able to differentiate between issues of a minor nature and those that require serious and timely attention.
- Possesses an appropriate sense of humor for working in a professional education setting with young students, parents, public and school staff.
- Send resume, cover letter and three recommendation letters (with contact information for the references) to Chris Topham, Executive Director at [email protected]
- Selected applicants will be contacted for a phone interview.
- Selected applicants from phone interviews will be invited to interview in person at the school site.
- Offer letter must be signed.
- An employment agreement will be provided and all relevant paperwork must be completed before first day of work.
- Earliest start day is as soon as possible. Latest start date is January 3, 2022.
- Transition and mentoring will be provided by outgoing operations manager.
Special Education Teacher , Half-time, Certificated Position
Student Support Services Director
Half-Time, Certificated position
The primary task of the Special Education Teacher (SET) is to implement specialized supports for children who have mild to moderate learning disabilities and other special needs. The SET works directly with students, in consultation with the Student Support Services Director (SSSD) and the general education teachers. This professional will maintain formal IEPs, 504 plans and informal supports of the Student Support Teams that included RTI speech, counseling, or academic supports. The half-time SET teacher will work in collaboration with a full-time SET teacher in the Learning Center.
- Employ a wide variety of modalities and scaffolding in consultation with the SSSD that will meet students’ progressing abilities in meeting students’ goals; suggest appropriate learning materials for students
- Develop and teach small group lessons
- Utilize Waldorf Methods and Extra Lesson methodologies in addition to more traditional prevention and intervention strategies to support children in accessing the SICS curriculum
- Monitor, explain, and clarify work assignments to students. Give supports (I do, we do, you do, etc.) as necessary
- Observe mental and physical health of students and report potential problems to SSSD
- Handle discipline problems, refer to LCC when necessary
- Monitor individual progress of students until goals are met; discuss problems and improvements with LCC
- Grade and score student work daily; record the progress of said students according to current legislation and Sonoma County SELPA guidelines, in conjunction with state standards and the SICS charter.
- Maintain attendance and enrollment records of assigned students for RSP, speech, counseling and occupational therapist, taking note of class schedules
- Maintain, monitor and prepare teaching materials, supplies and equipment inventory
- Maintain a clean and beautiful classroom
- Perform a variety of general clerical tasks including organizing/filing materials, typing and copying materials
- Schedule and send 1-week reminders of SST, 504 and IEP meetings as predetermined by the SSSD
- Write progress reports three times per year for each student
- SEIS input will include: meeting notices, informational-eligibility, update present levels with progress reports and CUM file records
- Administer state testing for students requiring a separate setting
- Instruct/teach correct use of technology and accommodations allowed to students
- Attend weekly faculty meetings
- provide supervision supports for recess and school gatherings
- support general education teachers when necessary
- Interact with students of varying cultural backgrounds
- Work independently and problem solve
- Use correct English usage: vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation
- Effective written and oral communication skills, methods, and procedures of standard record keeping
- Communicate well with IEP students, SSSD, and general education staff
- Experience working with student curriculum and behaviors in grades 1 – 8
- Scaffold lessons in: reading/decoding/encoding, essay writing, and math skills including numeracy, multi-step algorithms up to algebra.
- Know and implement general classroom procedures, rules of conduct, and courtesy
- Spanish speaking, reading and writing maybe helpful in the future
Required Qualifications for Positions:
- Possess and maintain or be eligible for a California Credential authorizing teaching of students with mild to moderate disabilities or moderate to severe disabilities.
- The preference is that the SET is knowledgeable about Waldorf education.
- On-going trainings (SELPA trainings, methods to directly serve students that have dyslexia)
- Be able to communicate and relate effectively with individual students and groups of students.
- Be sensitive to the needs of children with the ability to transmit a caring and loving attitude.
- Be organized, professional and aware of confidentiality.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and work harmoniously with school staff and therapists.