Thank you for your interest in employment at Headwaters School!

Our employees are responsible for bringing our Purpose statement to life: to cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world.

We invite our students, guides, staff, parents, and trustees to be Peacemakers, Advocates, Creators, and Thinkers.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit school, Headwaters School does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local law in its admissions, hiring, or board membership processes. All applicants are subject to a background check prior to being hired.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application.

Headwaters Benefits

List of 12 items.

  • Professional Respect

    At Headwaters, we have created a family of highly qualified educators who view education as a sacred occupation. Faculty have freedom and flexibility with regard to much of the course content, texts, and requirements.
  • Class Size and Teacher Load

    Classroom ratios: Young Children’s Community (13:1), Primary (12:1), Elementary (12:1), Middle School (12:1), High School (12:1). At the high school level, the faculty teaching load is normally five or six classes.
  • Health Benefits

    Group medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits for all full-time staff. Headwaters offers a 100% employer paid option with an employer HSA contribution for employee only coverage and subsidizes all medical plans.
  • Time Off

    Flexible paid time off in lieu of traditional vacation, personal days, and sick days.
  • Paid Medical Leave

    Paid time off options in the event of a medical leave for a serious health condition involving employees themselves, their children, or their spouse or partner.
  • Paid New Child Bonding Leave

    It is the School’s policy to honor the family. As part of this policy, the School will supplement an employee’s regular pay for up to 2 weeks to allow bonding time in connection with the birth or adoption of a child.
  • Paid Jury Duty Leave

    Paid time off to allow employees to serve on juries without incurring financial loss.
  • Paid Bereavement Leave

    Up to one week of paid leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member and up to 3 days of paid leave for non-immediate family members.
  • Supplemental Insurance

    Voluntary short-term disability, medical bridge, accident and cancer insurance.
  • Tuition Discounts

    Full-time employees receive a tuition discount.
  • Retirement Savings

    401(k) retirement plan with employer match. Employer matching contributions enjoy immediate vesting.
  • Career Support

    Support for continuing education opportunities.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CAREs Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities.  Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Leslie Hirsch, Director of Human Resources (Title IX), l.hirsch@headwaters.org, 807 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78701, 512-480-8142; Paul Cronin, Director of Studies, (Title IX), p.cronin@headwaters.org, 807 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78701, 512-480-8142; or Terra Lynch (Section 504), Learning Specialist, t.lynch@headwaters.org, 807 Rio Grande St. Austin, TX 78701, 512-480-8142, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA.  Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.
This notice will remain in effect until the School has satisfied and paid off the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan.

Springs Campus

18 months to Pre-K
6305 Menchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-443-8843

Creek Campus

Elementary School
9607 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: 512-804-2708
Fax: 512-628-4810

River Campus

Middle & High School
807 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-480-8142
Fax: 512-480-0278