Development Assistant

Responsible To:   Operations and Development Director

Hours/week:      Part Time, 5 Hours per week

Classification:     Exempt

Summary of Position:  This position reports to the Operations and Development Director, and works in collaboration with Operations and Development Director  in support of the school’s development and fundraising goals.

Primary Tasks & Responsibilities:

Assist the Operations and Development Director with the following tasks:

  • Maintain donor relations - through telephone calling, mailing campaigns, special events, grant writing and pursuit of major gifts with a goal of increasing participation and revenue

  • Develop and maintain Alumni relations –through social media, mailing campaigns and events

  • Develop and manage the donor database - maintain accurate information of current and former families; develop an alumni contact list; design effective queries and reports

  • Manage donor communications – thank you letters; donor recognition, and donor acknowledgements in accordance with tax laws

  • Implement calendar of fundraising activities - work with the Operations and Development Director, Fundraising Committees to implement the Fundraising Plan.

  • Manage the Annual Fund Campaign – create a calendar; promote and communicate; identify possible matching gifts; create regular community progress reports

  • Create the Annual Report -  work with the Head of School, Faculty Chairs and Board Chair to create a report for each fiscal year

  • Provide staff support to Fundraising Committees - support school fundraising goals and activities and maintain records for evaluation and future reference

  • Provide staff support for volunteers – support and coordinate volunteer work for events and development activities.


 Other Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Attends Administration meetings, monthly Fundraising Committee meetings, Capital Campaign Committee meetings as requested

Skills & Qualifications

  • Prior Development experience preferred

  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the Waldorf School of New Orleans

  • College Degree

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

  • Experience with database applications

  • Experience with desktop publishing applications

  • Experience with multiple social media platforms

  • Good written and oral communications skills

  • Warm, professional demeanor

  • Ability to prioritize effectively

  • Ability to work in a team environment in addition to working independently using own initiative

  • Ability to manage development and production of printed or electronic materials

Please send resume, three professional references and biography to: 

Erin Reho Pelias

Operations and Development Director

Waldorf School of New Orleans

2539  Columbus St.

New Orleans, LA 70119


Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Jasmine Kindergarten

Status: 20-30 Hours per week


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university

Experience with children

Openness to Waldorf philosophy 

Annual 12 hours of continuing education in early childhood

Preferred Qualifications:

1 – 2 years previous classroom experience

Experience in a Waldorf setting


Primary Function:

The job of the early childhood assistant is to support the lead teacher in meeting the needs of the children, the program, and the well-being of the classroom. The assistant teacher understands the essential needs of the young child and supports both children and parents by helping create joy-filled and life-nourishing environments that enhance growth and development during the critical first seven years of life. Understanding that a healthy early childhood provides a strong foundation for the future development of individuals and humanity as a whole, the assistant teacher will help bring healthy movement opportunities, purposeful activities, nourishing images, and clear speech into his/her daily work with the children. The assistant teacher will guide the children toward self-control, cooperation, social awareness, and a feeling of belonging in the group.



Classroom Responsibilities and Duties:  

  • Arrive by 8:00am and help prepare the classroom for student arrival at 8:30 a.m.

  • Help to maintain the classroom and EC common areas with duties such as sweeping, dusting, washing dishes, tidying up the bathroom (paper towels, trash, water spills), weeding, watering, etc., throughout the school day.

  • Preparation of the snacks, crafts, painting and other activities, as determined in consultation with lead teacher.

  • Assist the lead teacher in maintaining a safe, harmonious social environment for the students. Continual communication with lead teacher and fellow faculty are vital for the success in this area.

  • Assist the lead teacher in maintaining a clean, orderly classroom environment.

  • Support circle activities and puppet shows as needed.

  • Be prepared to carry the role of lead teacher if the lead teacher is absent.

  • If a full time position, lead the Nap Group. If a part time position, assist with Nap Group, days and hours to be determined.


Supportive Responsibilities

  • Participate in weekly early childhood meetings.

  • Participate in Child Studies.

  • Participate in Festival planning, preparation, and celebration, as outlined in employment agreement and requested by the Lead Teacher.

  • Participate in Open Houses, Parent Nights, and EC community events, as outlined in employment agreement and as requested by the Lead Teacher.

  • Be available and willing to participate in Parent-Teacher conferences, as requested by the Lead Teacher. 


Additional Responsibilities:

All teachers share responsibility for the well-being of the school.  Aspects of this responsibility are:

  • Maintaining and striving for an openness to understand and work with the Anthroposophical underpinnings of Waldorf Education and child development.

  • Attendance at the All School Meetings called by the Board of Trustees.

  • Be available and willing to participate in enrollment process of new students, as determined by Lead Teacher.

  • Attendance and participation in weekly faculty meetings, as well as certain work days throughout the academic year as scheduled.

  • Clear all planned absences two weeks in advance with Lead Teacher and School Administrator and arrange in finding a substitute.

  • Participate in a professional development and accountability plan.

  • Attendance at open houses, faculty meetings and other school meetings.



Substitute Teacher

Job Description

Waldorf School of New Orleans is looking for energetic and motivated substitute teachers to work with students from nursery through 8th grade.  The best candidates for substitute teacher jobs have a bachelor’s degree and enjoy working with children.  They are flexible and have some sort of education experience.  Successful candidates will have to undergo a background check.


Substitute Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Follow regular teacher’s lesson plans in a way that ensures consistency and optimal learning, and that encourages students to participate.

  • Assign classwork and homework as necessary, according to lesson plans.

  • Modify teaching styles to fit the learning styles of various students.

  • Maintain a well-managed classroom and positive learning environment.

  • Supervise students out of class such as in hallways and at playgrounds.


Substitute Teacher Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Strong command of English language

  • Overall average competency in most or all subjects

  • Ability to remember many names

  • Flexible, friendly and good at establishing quick rapport with students

  • Setting the proper tone from the beginning for classroom management


Please submit your resume and cover letter to



Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience: 0-1

Additional Details:

Does this job require travel: No

Is shift work required: No

Is a commercial driver's license required: No

Does this job require any tests or assessments: No

Dandelion Days Assistant Teacher for 2019-20

The Waldorf School of New Orleans looking for a caring and capable assistant for our new Dandelion Days Childcare program.

The position of Dandelion Days Assistant Teacher is an hourly paid, year-round position. The start date is December 2, 2019. The assistant will provide support to the Lead Teacher in the Dandelion Days Program. The assistant is expected to arrive in the classroom by 3:00pm each day and remain on campus until 6:00pm. 


Job Functions

  • Participation in all aspects of class rhythm, including naptime, circle time, daily walk, outdoor time, bathroom help, diaper changing, art and music activities, puppetry, washing dishes and ensuring the kitchen area is clean and tidy.

  • Helping and supporting the lead teacher at all times.

  • Providing leadership in times of transition.

  • Directing questions and concerns to the Lead Teacher, meeting weekly to exchange information, maintain open lines of communication and ensure cohesive work together.

  • Committing to being a patient and kind role-model for the children in our care.

  • Keeping a daily journal as a way of observing and better supporting the children in our care.

  • Helping with the daily care logs for the children.

  • Daily snack preparation and cleaning.

  • Holding the class for a period of time each day while the Lead Teacher is attending to other tasks.

  • Attentiveness to and responsiveness to the children at all times and the ability to maintain composure and professionalism even when (and especially when) emotions are high.

  • Assisting and providing gentle and attentive care to children in the bathroom, classroom and outdoors.

  • The ability to be self-direction and step in to fulfill other duties as they arise or are requested by the Lead Teacher or staff.

Interested applicants should have patience, a passion for caring for young children, and a working knowledge of and dedication to the principles of Waldorf/Lifeways. Classroom support staff must have a high school diploma or higher and demonstrated experience working with younger children and infants. Preferred candidates will have the qualifications necessary to qualify as a Director Designee for a Type “II” Early Learning Center in the State of Louisiana. 

Our school is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.

If interested in this position please provide a letter of intent along with a resume and three professional references to

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(504) 345-2366

Main Campus at the Rose Collaborative

2539 Columbus St

New Orleans, LA 70119

(504) 525-2420 - phone

(504) 575-3223 - fax

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2010 Peniston St

New Orleans, LA 70115

(504) 345-2366