Employment Opportunities

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We are always looking for passionate, dynamic, and caring individuals to join our school community. Interested applicants should send a resume, (3) professional references, and a letter of intent to the person indicated in the job posts below:

Current Openings:

School Administrator

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Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the School Administrator is responsible for management and oversight of the School’s daily operations and related staff resources (other than pedagogic matters).  Working closely with all leadership groups, the Administrator provides a framework for achieving the School’s pedagogical mission, ensuring that administrative and operational efforts support the larger institutional goals. Through oversight of the long-term strategic work of the School, the Administrator links the School’s strategic plan with fiscal and operational realities to ensure sustainable institutional growth and development.

The School Administrator works within a system of governance that includes the Board of Trustees, the College of Teachers, a Faculty Chair, three School Section Chairs (High School, Lower/Middle School and Early Childhood) and an active and engaged faculty.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Administer the day-to-day operations of the School (other than pedagogic matters), including exercising fiscal, budgetary and legal authority, as well as managing risk and School resources in collaboration with designated School leadership groups.
  • Lead and manage the School’s administrative and operations staff related to Budget & Finance, Enrollment, Marketing & Outreach/Communications, Development & Alumni Relations, Buildings & Grounds, Information Technology, Support Services and Auxiliary Programs, such as the Summer Program and Camp Glen Brook (the School’s 250-acre New Hampshire property).
  • Support and guide the long-term strategic aims of the School, working with the Board of Trustees (in legal and financial realms) and the College of Teachers (in the pedagogical realm).
  • Guide all activities related to implementing the School’s Facilities Master Plan, including the development and execution of specific capital projects, as well as the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of Capital Campaign major donors.
  • Provide leadership, through appropriate collaboration with the Faculty Chair, College of Teachers and Board of Trustees, to develop and implement administrative and operational policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Serve as primary liaison to the School’s Board of Trustees, keeping the Board Chair informed of substantive issues, while organizing and guiding the work of the full Board and its Committees.
  • Participate in School leadership groups, including the Administrative Circle, the College of Teachers and the Board of Trustees (as an ex-officio member).

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with advanced degree or certification preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of administrative leadership experience in a not-for-profit setting.
  • Strong financial background, with experience in not-for-profit environment preferred.
  • Exceptional project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of school-related legal issues.
  • Willingness to understand and embrace Waldorf education.

To receive full consideration, candidates must submit a letter of interest, a current CV and a list of five references (to be contacted with permission) prior to January 15th, 2019.  All materials will be kept confidential. The Search Committee will consider reviewing additional applications until an appointment is made.

WaldorfSearchCommittee@waldorfgarden.org

or to:

School Administrator Search Committee
The Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Ave
Garden City NY  11530

Lower School Chair

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The Lower School (LS) Chair supports and develops curriculum and programs in grades one through eight.  Overseeing day-to-day operations, the LS Chair works closely with the Early Childhood and High School Section Chairs and reports directly to the Faculty Chair. Working collaboratively with faculty and administration, the LS Chair leads, evaluates, and supports the multifaceted work of all teachers in grades one through eight.  The LS Chair maintains relationships with professionals in Waldorf education and the larger educational community.  Well-versed and experienced in Waldorf education, the LS Chair is the ambassador for the Lower School.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Working with LS faculty members, individually and collectively, to facilitate successful teaching in the classroom.
  • Supporting effective communication amongst all constituents of the Lower School, including the Parent Body.
  • Overseeing mentoring, evaluation and professional development.
  • Supporting review and continued development of the LS curriculum.
  • Organizing and implementing opportunities for parent education.
  • Managing the daily schedule, including coverage and substitutions.
  • Organizing and structuring LS section meetings.

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Significant experience as a Waldorf educator – class teacher strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • An active engagement with anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner’s picture of child development.
  • A love of teaching.

The applicant must have substantial experience in and a commitment to Waldorf education.  Administrative or supervisory experience and a background in teacher development in a Waldorf School are strongly preferred.

To receive full consideration, candidates must submit a letter of interest, a current CV and a list of five references (to be contacted with permission).   The search committee will review applications until an appointment is made.  To apply, please send required documents to:

LS.Searchcommittee@waldorfgarden.org

or to:

Lower School Chair Search Committee
The Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Ave
Garden City NY  11530

POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Waldorf School of Garden City promotes respect for all students, employees and applicants, and prohibits discrimination to the full extent required by law, including discrimination based on race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, familial or marital status, military status, or any other category which is protected by applicable federal, state or local law.