Human Resources

Welcome to River Oak Charter School Employment Services

We intend to provide prospective employees and current employees with information regarding our employment process & resources. We are seeking the best qualified individuals to become part of our dynamic and diverse school community.


Current Job openings at River Oak Charter School

Employment Opportunity:



Open until filled - next review of applications is Wednesday, May 8th.
Position begins 2019-20 school year

Please click here for full job description.

River Oak Charter School (ROCS), located in the beautiful Ukiah valley, is a community of educators and families committed to guiding children toward a life-long love of learning, creative thinking and a responsible and sympathetic interest in the world. We use Steiner-based curriculum and serve 246 students in grades K-8. Art, music, drama, storytelling, poetry and crafts are woven throughout the curriculum. Our students learn with their heads, heart and hands, building on a foundation of creativity that grows with the child to balance imagination, critical thinking and academic excellences.

ROCS is currently chartered under Ukiah Unified School District of Mendocino County and has been operating since 1999. At present we have eleven (11) teachers, one (1) administrator, and twenty-nine (29) other auxiliary staff. The governance of the school is based on a successful collaboration between the faculty, administration, charter council, and parent council. ROCS has demonstrated sound fiscal management by producing and executing a balanced budget every year, while supplementing state funding with a modest fundraising program. This additional funding supports a wide range of specialty classes including handwork, band, painting, strings, chorus, woodwork, foreign language, and movement.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Superintendent/Principal must have a strong personal commitment to the school's mission and vision. We are looking for a positive, passionate, energetic leader who is friendly, warm and welcoming, and able to relate well to staff, students, and parents. We seek a creative leader who can build on the program in place and collaborate with all involved to strengthen an already strong program. The Superintendent/Principal is responsible for administering the Charter School in all day-to-day operations, as well as facilitating the planning and implementation of long range goals for the School.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have five years of responsible teaching experience, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. A Bachelor's Degree and a valid California Administrative Services Credential are required and financial expertise is expected. Highly desirable: Waldorf Administration & Leadership training; Waldorf Teaching Certificate; public service experience.

BENEFITS: We offer a competitive salary as well as benefits including the California State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) and health, dental and vision insurance. Salary is based upon experience and qualifications.

TO APPLY: Submit a complete application packet (see below) to Amy Nelson, Charter Council President, at

  • Certificated Application
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Three recent letters of recommendation
  • A written response to the following (up to two pages total):
    • What has prepared you for the role of Superintendent/Principal?
    • What is your knowledge of running a charter school?
    • What are you looking for in a school community?

Employment Opportunity:


Full-time Class 3 Teacher

Position begins 2019-20 school year

River Oak Charter School, guided by the core principles of Waldorf education, and a member of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education, seeks a professional, experienced third grade teacher to join our faculty for the fall of 2019. We are looking for just the right person to teach our class of 26 loving, bright, creative, and enthusiastic learners. This is a well formed class with a very supportive parent body.

River Oak is located in the town of Ukiah, CA, centrally located in the gorgeous, rural county of Mendocino-home to a diverse, progressive, artistic community. The town is nestled in a valley traversed by the Russian River and flanked by the western hills and the Mayacamas Mountains. We are near the rugged Pacific coast, 2 hours north of the San Francisco, and 3 hours from the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains.

Founded in 1999, River Oak, now in our twentieth year, serves 246 students in kindergarten through 8th grade. We have a faculty of excellent teachers who are committed to Waldorf pedagogy. Each possesses a California multiple subject teaching credential, and a Waldorf Teaching Certificate. They are supported by an active Parent Council and a dedicated Charter Council (Board of Trustees).

The curriculum includes Spanish, Folk Dance, Painting, Music, Handwork, Form Drawing, Gardening, and Games.

QUALIFICATIONS: California multiple subject teaching credential (or eligibility to qualify for one), Waldorf teaching certificate highly desirable. Successful classroom experience teaching in a Waldorf school or Steiner-inspired public school highly desired.

BENEFITS: Competitive salary and benefits that include health and dental insurance, STRS Retirement Plan, CTC mentoring, financial support for professional development, and pupil enrollment preference for teachers'children.

TO APPLY:  Submit a complete application packet (see below) to Kris Mize, Curriculum Coordinator at:

Employment Opportunity:


Substitute Teachers & Substitute Aides

We are currently hiring substitute teachers and substitute aides. Here is a link to the job description.

Please send your letter of interest to



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