Website San Francisco Waldorf School

This is a .5 FTE position

(Could be combined with other part time position)

Start Date: August 1, 2024

San Francisco Waldorf High School is seeking a dynamic Librarian to join its faculty for the 2024-2025 school year. This position offers a unique opportunity to foster a place for collaboration and study, build important research and citation skills and guide students towards greater knowledge and insight into the world by connecting them to the resources they need to support their thinking.

Summary and Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of historic and contemporary research and citation practices
  • Commitment to bringing a diversity of perspectives and authors onto our library shelves and our learning community.
  • Ability to organize and maintain the library space and computer services
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative and dynamic learning environment in the library
  • Experience working with adolescents/young adults is preferred
  • Positive attitude backed by strong professional skills

Scope of Position

  • Manage the daily operations of the high school library and its services, including circulation, reference, collection development and computer services.
  • Educate students, both formally and informally, in the art of reading, information literacy skills and information management.
  • Provide leadership and expertise in acquisitions, purchasing, cataloging, preservation and shelving of all printed items.
  • Provide leadership and expertise  in maintaining and building the online environment of the library, including maintaining a digital resource collection, computing hardware and software and adequate access to these sources of all members of the school community.
  • Ensure equitable access and responsible use of information by developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school.
  • Keep up to date with current trends and professional knowledge in the fields of education, library best practices and technology.
  • Cooperate and network with other libraries, librarians, agencies and stakeholders to facilitate access to resources outside the school.
  • Organize the library’s collection of resources for maximum and effective use
  • Work cooperatively with faculty to enhance the curriculum through teaching partnerships, faculty/staff training and participation in committees.
  • This may include working with the teachers to bring in speakers, to identify “all school” summer reading assignments, etc.
  • Supervise and sponsor the student editors of the schools literary magazine and work with outside vendors to produce the printed book.
  • Oversee the library’s physical facilities and layout with the intent to provide the most access possible with an eye towards a healthy balance of quiet study, school spirit and a joy for learning.
  • Manage the library’s annual budget including a current record of expenditures, allocations and purchases. The librarian will submit an annual budget report and proposal for the following year.

Teaching Requirements

  • Supporting teachers by creating research guides for classes and presenting resources to students for research projects
  • Supporting teachers by instructing students in how to use digital library resources
  • Supervising typing tutorial, study hall and library use

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Strong knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm in working with different forms of media and technology to support learning, collaboration, communication, research, and presentation.
  • Creates authentic learning experiences and fosters a space for joyful learning for all students.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, Education, English/Literature or related field.
  • (Preferred) A graduate degree (MLIS or MLS Preferred) or degree-in-progress related to education and/or library/information science.
  • (Preferred) Experience working at the high-school level or in youth services
  • (Preferred) Experience using library specific platforms, such as Follett Destiny

Compensation and Benefits:

This is an exempt position.  Benefits include dental, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (employer contributions after one year of employment), and tuition remission for eligible dependents. It carries no benefits other than those available through the San Francisco City Ordinances. The full 1 FTE annual salary range is $60K – $85K depending on experience. The salary will be prorated for less than a full 1 FTE.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Be able to occasionally lift to 30 lbs.
  • Regularly sitting or standing 4-8 hours

Waldorf Education is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world.  This dynamic, 100-year-old approach to child development and education—based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner—is continually reinventing itself to meet the needs of current students. Waldorf education inspires life-long learning in students and enables them to fully develop their unique capacities.

The San Francisco Waldorf School (SFWS) was founded in 1979 and serves more than 475 students across a parent-child program, a nursery program, kindergarten, and the first through twelfth grades. The high school campus is in the West Portal neighborhood which is easily accessible via Muni lines.

San Francisco Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

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