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20 Nelson Road
Ithaca, NY, 14850
United States





IWS is Hiring!

Ithaca Waldorf School is seeking an Administrative Assistant! 


Beginning ASAP

The vibrant and growing Ithaca Waldorf School is seeking an Office Manager for 15 hours/week to assist the Administrative team with the following duties:

I.  60% Office Oversight: maintain organization of: student and office files, daily school operations, support phone and email communications, website maintenance, reimbursements, scanning documents to the Bookkeeper, purchase orders, employee paperwork, track Faculty spending budgets (estimated 9 hours/week)

II.  30% Student & Parent Support – minor first aid needs, recess transitions, school work periods, parent communications at Pick-Up time, bus support, format/collate Student Reports (mid-year and End-of-Year); After School Administrative support, attendance sheets, billing records (est. 4.5 hours/week)

III. 10% Facilities Support – organization/tidiness of kitchen & accessory rooms (library, meeting room, foyer, hall, Great Room (est. 1.5 hours/week)


Successful candidates will enjoy working in a creative, fast-paced environment and be willing to maintain warmth, confidentiality and focus while supporting faculty, parents, children and the community at large.  Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.  The ideal candidate will have an understanding of, and an appreciation for, Waldorf education.  To be considered, candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office, MailChimp or similar email marketing service, and must be comfortable working with various file formats.  Troubleshooting skills with office equipment (computers, printers, internet and phone) will be necessary.   A willingness to perform additional duties is required.

Benefits include:

  • Joining the Ithaca Waldorf School during an exciting time of school growth

  • Wage of $15/hour

  • Health benefits

  • Tuition remission per the school’s policy

  • Professional development funds 

The independent, not-for-profit Ithaca Waldorf School is authorized by the New York State Department of Education to provide instruction through Grade 8.  A fully-accredited member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN), we are currently a developing school with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.  The Ithaca Waldorf School is nestled in the New York Finger Lakes on an 80-acre organic campus composed of field, forest and a biodynamic and educational farm (

Ithaca is home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, which offer our community a rich cultural life. The city is situated at the foot of beautiful Cayuga Lake, and is a wonderful place to raise a family. (

To be considered, please submit a letter of interest, resume and three references by Friday, November 2nd to Arabez Smith, Assistant Director