Employment Opportunities


The Development & Volunteer Coordinator (DVC) will plan, manage, and evaluate the Waldorf School of Louisville’s resource development and volunteerism efforts. The primary responsibilities are to develop and oversee the annual fundraising plan in collaboration with WSL leadership and the Board of Trustees. While the role involves managing all aspects of fundraising- including grant proposals, reports, and special events- emphasis will be placed on cultivating and nurturing a community of giving and volunteerism.

A successful DVC has a connection with the mission of Waldorf education and is experienced in building strong interpersonal relationships with diverse audiences, including volunteers, donors, and colleagues across departments. The DVC will join a small, creative, and highly collaborative Administrative Faculty working in close collaboration with the Teaching Faculty and Board of Trustees (BOT).

Position Responsibilities:

  • Fundraising and Donor relations (60%)
    Work closely with WSL Leadership and the BOT to develop and implement WSL’s annual fundraising plan.
  • Manage the process of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donor prospects. Arrange donor and prospect meetings, small scale events, and site visits
  • Collaborate with the Enrollment Director to orient new and existing families to our community of giving
  • Oversee WSL’s donor communication efforts including electronic fundraising letters, campaign messaging, donor recognition, and stewardship plans
  • Manage grants calendar, meeting deadlines for proposals and reports
  • Coordinate the planning and execution of a minimum of our annual Children’s Campaign, including direct mail appeal and online campaigns with peer-to-peer fundraising plans.
  • Coordinate a series of revenue-generating organizational events, including Waldorf’s Annual Auction; manage all aspects of event operations and logistics
  • Collaborate with the Board and Parent Association fundraising campaigns and events, including Give for Good, Giving Tuesday, and engagement events throughout the year
  • Work closely with the Administrative Team to maintain and manage accurate records, perform strategic prospect research, analyze trends, and track campaigns in WSL’s donor database

Volunteer Recruitment & Management (40%):

  • Cultivates develops and manages parent volunteer activities associated with Development and fundraising
  • Manage day-to-day volunteer coordination, recruitment, and placement of parent, alumni, and community volunteers into the committees, and roles that best meet their interests and talents
  • Communicate closely with WSL Teaching and Administrative faculty on workdays, festival/faire dates, times & volunteer needs 
  • Serve as the primary liaison for volunteers about upcoming activities that need support, including confirming their attendance and thanking volunteers for participation
  • Update volunteer-related outreach materials, social media posts & website
  • Track WSL’s volunteer data, including adding contacts, creating campaigns & workshops, assigning volunteers, tracking volunteer hours, and creating reports for grant and partnership purposes

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Enthusiasm for Waldorf’s mission and commitment to WSL’s values
  • Strong desire for continuous growth and improvement on an individual and organizational level
      3+ years of professional experience in a fundraising and/or volunteer management role, preferably at a nonprofit
  • Excellent and proven project management skills, with the ability to stay organized, anticipate needs and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders, and communicate in a clear, compelling, and diplomatic way 
  • Comfort with learning new systems and technologies, and a commitment to leveraging data to build organizational knowledge and drive strategy 
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, and Publisher is required 
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, as required 

Location & Compensation:

When not subject to local workspace closure requirements, this position is on-site at WSL’s Campus. Organization hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Compensation for the role is commensurate with experience, with a salary up to $40,000 annually. Waldorf offers a generous benefits package including medical benefits, tuition remission, vacation, and company holidays.

Organizational Benefits:

Waldorf challenges its faculty professionally and provides ample opportunities for continuing education and on-the-job growth. Waldorf culture is uplifting and motivating, populated with dedicated, intelligent staff and a strong, established leadership team.

WSL is a safe space for all, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, country of origin, religion, or ability. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. WSL is a 501(c)3 community-serving nonprofit and an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to employ a diverse professional team representative of the community it serves.

Interested parties should submit a resume, cover letter, copies of credentials, and the names and contact information for three references to Angeline Green via email: [email protected]

The Early Childhood program is looking for a warm and caring Extended Care Assistant. Benefits and onsite training available. $13 per hour.

The position is for Monday-Thursday 12:30-4:00

Letters of interest and resumes can be sent to Angeline Green. [email protected]waldorflouisville.com

The Waldorf School of Louisville is now accepting applicants for the position of Lead Kindergarten Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. We are an AWSNA accredited program and a full WECAN member located in Louisville, Kentucky. Please feel encouraged to browse our website, our Facebook, and our Instagram pages to learn more about us and our community. 

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. The yearly salary range is based on education and experience. The teaching position will begin in August of 2021.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
  • Waldorf Early Childhood Education Certification from an approved WECAN program or a commitment to complete training
  • Experience in a Waldorf setting preferred
  • A minimum of three years of experience working with children in an educational setting
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • A deep commitment to Waldorf principles and an interest in self-development
  • A desire to collaborate with parents and colleagues as well as contribute to the school community
Interested parties should submit a resume, cover letter, copies of credentials, and the names and contact information for three references to Angeline Green via email: [email protected]
We thank all applicants for your interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. 

We will be accepting applications through February 15, 2021.