Sanderling Waldorf School is a thriving educational community serving nearly 200 students from pre-school through eighth grade in the seaside town of Carlsbad, California. If you are looking to join a Waldorf school with a highly respected faculty and staff that enjoys the support of dedicated, loving families, please get to know us!

Sanderling is located 1.4 miles from the ocean in Carlsbad, about 20 minutes north of San Diego. The average temperature is 72 ºF (22.2 ºC)  year-round. Our coastline offers 75 miles of beautiful beaches, hiking trails, botanical gardens, nearby mountains and deserts. The area offers a variety of natural foods markets, alternative healthcare practitioners, and organic farms, as well as a local branch of the Anthroposophical Society and the Waldorf Institute of Southern California (a Waldorf teacher training program).

We welcome a letter of intent addressing why you wish to be employed at Sanderling Waldorf School. In addition to your resumé, please include a short biography providing further insights about you, and three professional references. Email your references and documents to our Business Administrator Brian Wolff ( and state the position you would like to be considered for in the subject line.

Sanderling Waldorf School is committed to increasing and supporting diversity in all of its forms in employment and in our programs.

Current Open Positions

Experience the Waldorf Kindergarten at Sanderling
The Early Childhood Department is seeking qualified substitutes to assist in classes this year.  This is a opportunity to work with Sanderling’s amazing Kindergarten Teachers and staff.  These substitutes will need the following:
         CPR & First Aid
         12 EC Units (6 minimum completed when enrolled in classes)
         Proof of MMR and Tdap immunity
         Optional Flu Vaccine       

If you feel drawn to this work but do not currently have the necessary qualifications, we encourage you to take steps to make this possible.  Please submit your applications and questions to Brian Wolff, Business Administrator by e-mail to:   
You may also contact our office at (760) 635-3747.  The office is open M-F 8:30-4:00 p.m.

Capital Campaign Manager  

Sanderling Waldorf School seeks an experienced Capital Campaign Manager for a part-time, two year position.  This person will be responsible for completing a $10 million capital campaign to finance the construction of a new school campus, built from the ground up.  The Campaign Manager will report to the Board President and work closely with the Business Administrator and other staff and volunteers to carry out a broad-based fundraising plan targeting individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies to support this initiative.  

For a full list of responsibilities please click here.

Qualifications:  We seek a seasoned, responsible, focused individual, with outstanding organizational skills and high level of accuracy.  Experience in and knowledge of fundraising especially for education or non-profit organizations, specifically capital campaigns, is required.  

The successful candidate will be highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, professional and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.  Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential.  Candidates must have a high level of computer literacy, including experience using online databases and other sources to locate financial and philanthropic information, and possess exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff, volunteers, Board members, donors, and prospective donors.  Bachelor's degree is required.  Three to five years fundraising experience relevant to the reponsibilities.  

To Apply Please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to  

Please note that this is a part-time contract position, and does not include benefits 

Middle School Math teacher

Sanderling Waldorf School is seeking a part-time math teacher for grades 6, 7 and 8 for the school year 2017-2018. The ideal candidate should be qualified to teach all areas and levels of math at the middle school level, have enthusiasm for the subject, and experience in managing a middle school classroom. This teacher will work closely with the three main classroom teachers, reinforcing concepts and skills that they bring during math block intensives given periodically throughout the year. Guidance is offered to integrate the Waldorf philosophy of development and appropriate pedagogical approaches.

Part-time, hourly.  9 classes a week.
For more detailed information please contact us, with your current resume, a letter of intention, and three letters of reference.

Shivani Burrows-Goodwill
Pedagogical Chair

EC Assistant Teacher

Sanderling Waldorf School is seeking a qualified assistant who can join our team working with children ages 3-6. Hours are Monday - Friday 7:45am to 1:15pm from late August to the end of June. Applicants need 12 ECE units, CPR and First Aid, and required immunizations as per CA law. Ideal candidate has experience working with young children and is enthusiastic to support the lead teacher in the daily tasks of the kindergarten. 

If interested, please send a letter of interest, three letters of reference, and a resume to Lori McGrath at