Job Openings

Current Openings:

Kindergarten Extended Care Staff 
Database Manager/Communications and Administrative Support (Immediate Opening)
6th Grade Class Teacher
Development Director
General School Leader 


SUMMARY: To provide supervision on the kindergarten playground before and after school. Monday - Friday: mornings 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and/or afternoons 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS: Current CPR Certification, background check, orientation and training to be provided by Chris Eason
PAY: $9.00 per hour
For more information please contact Chris Eason, Extended Care Coordinator, at 512-288-5942 x 246 or

JOB TITLE: Database Manager/Communications and Administrative Support (Development and Enrollment Assistant)

SUMMARY: To provide skilled and reliable support to faculty and administration in database management, communications, and administrative support including development and enrollment. Works closely with Enrollment Director and Development Director. Reports to General School Leader.


  • Knowledge and ability to use and customize databases
  • Proficiency with computers, software, website management and related troubleshooting
  • Excellent organizational skills including systems implementation and project management
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Self-directed and able to carry out assignments without supervision
  • Previous experience with enrollment and development is desirable
  • Able to work effectively as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment

Database Management

General Responsibilities: Manage data and coordinate database activities to serve the needs of all areas of the school including enrollment, development, and marketing/communications. Responsible for overseeing plans for database utilization and optimization, providing enrollment, donor and constituent research as needed, and maintaining the donor database. Identify and recommend staff training needs related to the database.

  • Update database day-to-day and facilitate faculty/administration/family/student input to database
  • Develop and monitor rules for use and ownership of data
  • Assist staff in database use including troubleshooting
  • Support school and departmental mailings and label production 
  • Annually produce school directory
  • Maintain emergency contact information and School Messenger communication system

Development Support

  • Record and acknowledge donor gifts and produce regular reports as needed regarding fundraising
  • Assist Development Director with donor tracking
  • Process credit card donations and on-line gifts
  • Work closely with Finance Director and Bookkeeper to record gifting
  • Prepare data for Annual Report
  • Support development mailings and label production

Enrollment Support

  • Help develop and manage database utilization and optimization for enrollment activities
  • Provide accurate recruitment and enrollment data/reporting
  • Support enrollment mailings and label production
  • Data entry, filing, and record keeping including enrollment applications

Communications Support

Work with the General School Leader, Enrollment Director, Development Director, faculty and staff to provide communications support in the creation of informational and promotional communications, social media, and publications.

  • Proactively seek out stories through interaction with faculty, staff, students and parents,
  • Create content, proof, edit and distribute weekly announcements and monthly newsletters
  • Proof, edit, and distribute school broadcast emails and communications to various internal and external audiences
  • Research, create content, proof, and edit content for website
  • Monitor integrity of school website including working proactively and closely with academic, enrollment and development departments and Parent Society to publish various content including calendar events, invitations, media gallery, news, athletics events, etc.
  • Coordinate and implement regular audits for each new academic year of website for content updates
  • Problem-solve and improve functionality of school website with web developer
  • Interface with IT service providers
  • Support transition to Google Docs for Education
  • Support various school events and projects as needed
  • Assist in creating, organizing/ and maintaining an online photo archive
  • Assist with periodic electronic surveys

Administrative Support

General Responsibilities: To provide effective and efficient support as a member of the administrative team. Coordinate with Office Manager to ensure smooth office operations.

  • Participate in regular emergency drills according to school procedures
  • Provide back-up office support as needed (assist faculty and administrative staff with copies, supplies, data entry, etc.)

Employment Details:

This is a twelve month hourly position. During the school year 37.5 hours per week from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. Summer hours are approximately 25 hours per week.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Compensation is hourly and to be determined based on experience and skills
  • Vacation is two weeks annually on an accrued basis to be coordinated with the General School Leader and reported to the Office Manager
  • Health Insurance according to the school’s current provider
  • All regular school holidays

How to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest, resume, employment application (see pdf links below), and contact information for a minimum of three professional references in one document via email to

If you have lived in Texas for all of the past 5 years, please complete the following:

If you have NOT lived in Texas for any amount of time in the past 5 years, please completed the following:



6th Grade Class Teacher Beginning August 2016

The Austin Waldorf School is seeking a sixth grade class teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. Our fifth grade class teacher will be retiring after almost 30 years of service. Just past the middle of her third full cycle, she will be leaving a well-formed, robust class of twenty-eight girls and boys. We are looking for an individual deeply committed to the ideals of Waldorf Education. In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree and Waldorf Training, this position requires excellent organizational skills, a high level of personal initiative, the desire and ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members in support of students, and the warmth and flexibility to work with students with a wide range of ability.


Please submit a letter of interest, resume, employment application (see pdf links below), and contact information for a minimum of three professional references in one document via email to

If you have lived in Texas for all of the past 5 years, please complete the following:

If you have NOT lived in Texas for any amount of time in the past 5 years, please complete the following:



Development Director


The Development Director is responsible for leading and overseeing a comprehensive fundraising and development program at the Austin Waldorf School. The Development Director cultivates long lasting and beneficial relationships within the school and wider community that support the advancement of the vision and mission of the school and strengthen the school’s culture of philanthropy.  The development program includes annual giving, foundation and grant support, constituent and donor relationships and solicitation (parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, and friends), event planning, volunteer coordination, corporate and collaborative partnerships. The Development Director reports to the General School Leader (Head of School) and works closely with the Board of Trustees, the Community and Resource Development Circle (Advancement), Parent Society leadership, and the Enrollment Director.


  • Lead school development in fundraising, capital campaigns, and collaborative partnerships;
  • Develop long-range strategic plan and goals related to development and advancement working closely with the General School Leader and Board of Trustees;
  • Develop and implement an annual development plan in alignment with school strategic plan and priorities;
  • Develop and implement a culture of philanthropy, stewardship, and solicitation to support the school’s mission and strategic initiatives;
  • Cultivate lasting relationships on behalf of the school with parents, alumni families, and existing and prospective donors;
  • Schedule, manage, and conduct regular face-to-face visits with prospects for the purpose of soliciting major gifts and advancing the school’s relationship with donors;
  • Engage and guide board members and school leadership in cultivating and soliciting donor prospects;
  • Ensure strong volunteer leadership and volunteer involvement in the development program;
  • Work closely with Parent Society leadership to ensure and coordinate volunteer support for fundraising efforts;
  • Develop outreach and marketing strategies (internal and external) in collaboration with the Enrollment Director;
  • Pursue foundation and grant opportunities through research and proposal writing;
  • Oversee and coordinate day-to-day development operations;
  • Prepare and publish annual report;
  • Oversee annual giving program;
  • Event management including:
    • Grandparents and Special Friends Day;
    • annual spring fundraising event;
  • Oversee gift processing and information systems ensuring that office systems and technology appropriately support development efforts (development analysis and research, donor prospect database, donor profiles and history, gift acknowledgement and recordkeeping, fundraising software, etc.);
  • Report regularly to GSL and Board of Trustees on plans, program, issues, and accomplishments;
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the GSL.


  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Three to five years of development experience, preferably in an educational setting;
  • Demonstrated success in development and management of fundraising, securing major gifts, and managing capital campaigns;
  • Demonstrated ability to think and plan creatively and strategically;
  • Excellent communications skills both oral and written;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with school representatives, parents, students, alumni, donors and the wider community;
  • Professional, positive, and collaborative attitude;
  • Proactive and creative in cultivating opportunities to advance the school’s mission;
  • Experience in or knowledge of Waldorf education;
  • Proven ability to provide administrative leadership in a non-profit organization;
  • Experience in volunteer coordination and event planning;
  • Proven ability to meet goals and execute strategies in a timely manner;
  • Demonstrated ability as a well-organized self-starter who can work effectively in a fast paced environment;
  • Experience with marketing and community outreach programs and fundraising.


The Development Director reports to the General School Leader (Head of School).


This is a twelve-month, full-time exempt position. Benefits include full tuition remission, three weeks paid vacation, health insurance, optional dental insurance, and a retirement plan. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


Please submit a letter of interest, resume, employment application (see pdf links below), and contact information for a minimum of three professional references in one document via email to

If you have lived in Texas for all of the past 5 years, please complete the following:

If you have NOT lived in Texas for any amount of time in the past 5 years, please complete the following:




General School Leader

This is an ideal position for a strong leader who would like to offer his/her experience and skill in leadership, progressive school development, systems and project management, and cultivating school culture. Our new GSL exemplifies the mission and values of the Austin Waldorf School and guides the student body, staff, faculty and community to promote them. S/he has a vision of excellence and sets and achieves high standards. S/he leads the school in building and maintaining a positive, child development-oriented Waldorf school culture where students flourish. 

The General School Leader ensures the effective collaboration between the Pedagogical, Operations, and Community & Resource Development domains, ensuring outstanding program delivery, preservation, care and appropriate handling of all human, physical and financial resources, and ongoing community and site development.  

The General School Leader ultimately oversees the Pedagogical Leader, the Operations Leader, the Community and Resource Development (CaRD) Leader, and the overall community at large. 

The General School Leader is the public spokesperson with responsibility for leadership of the school community, trustee relations, implementation of strategic plan, institutional advancement and oversight of financial management.

The General School Leader works closely and collaboratively with the trustees, faculty, and staff to ensure the school's success. The General School Leader, with the consultation and support of the College of Teachers, General School Circle, Operations Circle, Pedagogical Leadership Circle, and the Community & Resource Development Circle, is vested with the authority from the Board of Trustees to make decisions and direct activities on behalf of AWS. The GSL reports to the Board of Trustees and is guided by a Support and Evaluation Committee.


  • Knowledge of Waldorf education, ideally having trained as a Waldorf teacher or administrator, and must be able to speak about Waldorf education in an inspiring way geared toward various target audiences
  • Commitment to working within dynamic governance framework, school circles, and consent decision-making
  • Commitment to the ongoing study of Waldorf Education
  • Previous experience in school administration in a leadership role with experience in school finance oversight, budget development, facilities oversight & plan implementation
  • Proven communications experience with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Post-graduate education required


  • Leads Austin Waldorf School community in developing an inspiring collective vision of the future of the school and working together toward its implementation.
  • Implements policies and practices regarding the school's operational and administrative business within the parameters set by the trustees and the appropriate policy-setting circles.
  • Interprets, implements and communicates, as appropriate, AWS strategic plan and policy objectives and seeks to build community support to pursue strategies and activities that benefit AWS interests; upholds Circle-developed standards.
  • Ensures the school's operations are carried out pursuant to all plans, directives and the mission statement.
  • Ensures that all school assets are effectively managed and maintained; monitors the financial health of the school pursuant to trustees directives.
  • In conjunction with the trustees, creates and monitors effective short and long-range plans, goals & objectives, budgets, and operational contingency plans.
  • Reports operational activities, annual plans, and goals to the Board of Trustees. 
  • Participates fully in AWS Trustees meetings and school circle meetings. 
  • Commits AWS to binding contracts within the parameters set by the trustees. 
  • Provides oversight and mentoring of the three leader domains (Pedagogical, Operations, CaRD).
  • Maintains and facilitates ongoing communications with College and faculty to assure necessary support and services are being provided for staff, parents, students, and members of the trustees and College.
  • Creates a climate hospitable to education and a positive work environment
  • Cultivates leadership in others 
  • Acts as chief representative and spokesperson for the school regarding its daily business operations, physical plant, public relations, and school safety to all stakeholder groups
  • Coaches and mentors to ensure effective and positive staff professional development and expertise.
  • Makes final decisions and selects plans of action for the school's operational and administrative business.
  • Oversees the recruitment and hiring of all faculty and staff positions.
  • Conducts regular evaluation of direct reports.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the trustees within the scope of her/his experience and current duties.

The General School Leader at Austin Waldorf School will have more than a job. The role of the GSL is a rewarding and fulfilling lifestyle career choice and the selected candidate will enjoy the attendance at events outside of the standard school-day hours. This includes, but is not limited to, professional development workshops, school sporting events, fundraising activities, community gatherings, etc. The GSL position is a job of uncommon commitment, but it delivers uncommon rewards. 

This is a twelve-month, exempt position.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Generous vacation, health insurance and benefits are provided.

In one PDF, please submit the following items: letter of intent, resume, contact information for minimum three professional references, and completed AWS Employment Application (see pdf links below):

If you have lived in Texas for all of the past 5 years, please complete the following:

If you have NOT lived in Texas for any amount of time in the past 5 years, please complete the following:

as well as the following two Google forms:

II. Occupational Skills Questionnaire

III. Accomplishment Records 

to the AWS Leadership Search Committee: Please include the job title in the subject line of the email.

AWS is an established school that is financially strong with stable enrollment of nearly 400 students K-12. A recent governance change has the school poised for renewal and transition into our next evolution including plans for new facilities, strengthening the support for our faculty and further enriching our program offerings. We are fully accredited with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest.

Our beautiful 19-acre campus is situated in the hills outside the Austin city limits. It consists of three kindergartens, eight grade school classrooms, a library, a handwork room, a seven-classroom high school including state-of-the-art science and computer labs, a gymnasium, a eurythmy hall, two art studios, a performing arts center with a 350 seat auditorium and two rehearsal rooms, a school store, gardens and three playgrounds.

Austin is a family-oriented progressive city located in the heart of the Hill Country in central Texas. Many of our teachers own homes near the campus. It is a region of rich natural beauty, surrounded by cedar and live-oak trees and filled with creeks, rivers, and a chain of highland lakes. Austin is the state capital and home of the University of Texas, which offers a myriad of cultural and recreational events. Although we serve the Austin community, our location on the edge of town makes it possible to live in a country setting.

The Novalis Branch of the Anthroposophical Society of Texas sponsors study groups, festivals and conferences. We are also fortunate to have a professional Eurythmy ensemble in Austin.

The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, national or ethnic origin.

If you have lived in Texas for all of the past 5 years, please complete the in-state employment application. If you have NOT lived in Texas for any amount of time in the past 5 years, please complete the out-of-state employment application.

The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit educational institution, 501(c)3, that welcomes students and families of any religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin.
The Austin Waldorf School is a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)
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