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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

Director of Development & Advancement Team Member

The Director of Development and Advancement Team Member has the unique opportunity of working with members of all constituencies from The Waldorf School of Garden City community which includes Camp Glen Brook.  With 75-years of institutional history, there is as much a need to respect and maintain tradition as to explore new technologies and fresh ideas. While a great deal of care and time must be spent in sustaining the office’s high level of output, there is also ample room for creativity and strategy with regard to the Development Office’s primary objectives of overall advancement and fund- and friend-raising.  As a member of the School’s Senior Administrative team, the Director of Development reports to the School Administrator and is responsible for programs and initiatives supporting the Annual Fund, capital campaigns, planned giving, fundraising events, volunteer support, donor relations and is an integral member of the Advancement team.

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The Director of Development oversees the following areas:

  • Fundraising at the School and Camp Glen Brook- Direct the Annual Fund Campaign through phone, virtual, digital, social media, print and individual face-to-face solicitations designed to meet financial and participation goals; direct activities for current phase of the Capital Campaign and research, plan and develop strategy for the next capital campaign; manage major donors and donor prospects through identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; develop special campaigns around specific funds; cultivate planned giving interest and opportunities.
  • Alumni relations – Ensure communication with class representatives, alumni, alumni parents, and former faculty constituencies; plan and coordinate alumni events and programs such as reunions, Alumni Day, Alumni Weekend at Glen Brook, Alumni/Varsity Soccer and Basketball games, college care packages, Senior Sendoff and Student Ambassadors.
  • Special Events – Orchestrate annual and tri-annual fundraising and/or appreciation events such as benefit, golf outing, Benefactors Reception, etc.

The Director of Development reports to the School Administrator, works closely with other Senior Administrative Directors, is advised by the Board Development Committee, and manages the staff of the School’s and Camp Glen Brook Development team, toward accomplishing these goals.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • BA and 10+ years of relevant professional experience. Fundraising and/or Development experience is required but consideration may be given to those with a background in Public Relations; Marketing, and Non-Profit Management. The ideal candidate should be familiar with, and willing to commit to the goals of Waldorf education;
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively with a DEIJ lens, take initiative, work independently and as part of a team, establish priorities and meet deadlines – while maintaining a sense of humor and positive demeanor;
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Comfort level with working in a small organization, performing a wide variety of functions, from the strategic to the day-to-day;
  • Ability to collaborate with a broad range of groups
  • Ability to lead and inspire open, productive, and challenging conversations, which punctuate our insistence and focus on serving community members within an uncompromisable, inclusive, and antiracist construct;
  • Demonstrated experience with the development of community partnerships that offer opportunities for innovative and experiential collaboration;
  • Knowledgeable in research, data acquisition and analysis, and successful implementation of strategies currently shaping advancement in an educational setting; and,
  • Proficiency in basic computer programs and data base systems.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Individuals interested in applying for the position of Director of Development should send a cover letter, resume and a minimum of three professional references to the School Administrator, Nicole Littrean at littreann@waldorfgarden.org .

Director Strategic Communication

The Director of Strategic Communications reports directly to the School Administrator and is responsible for guiding all aspects of the School’s communications and marketing efforts so that individuals may better understand the value of a Waldorf education and the benefit of being a member of The Waldorf School of Garden City community. The Waldorf community includes the Parent & Child-12th grade school, as well as Camp Glen Brook, a 250-acre farm in New Hampshire that is used as part of the curriculum for Grades 3-12.

The Director of Strategic Communications is a storyteller, guardian of the brand, and an educator, exposing audiences to the expansive possibilities of a Waldorf education. This person will also be a cheerleader, helping internal constituents develop an even deeper appreciation of the uniqueness of the School through increasing transparency of communication and highlighting the School’s special attributes. The Director’s strategic partnership with the School leadership team as well as trustees will be crucial to refining the School’s communications structure and messaging to ensure coordinated brand and reputation management and increased visibility for the School.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Working with the School’s senior leadership, enhance the competitive positioning of the School, and highlight the unique relationship with Glen Brook through the development of a cohesive messaging, branding and reputation management strategy.
  • Building on this strategy, engage senior leadership in the co-creation and support of an annual operational communications plan with goals, strategies, tactics, and key performance indicators.
  • Proactively support the senior leadership in their communication needs (including ghostwriting, speechwriting, and promoting areas of communication focus), ensuring alignment of the broader messaging goals of the School.
  • Through immersion in the life of the School and Glen Brook’s programs, identify opportunities for strategic communications of the School’s vision and mission by providing increased exposure for key activities and events.
  • Have a sophisticated understanding of crisis communications and an ability to manage communications about a variety of crises, with or without a specialist firm, in a 24/7 media environment.
  • Identify opportunities for educational thought leadership for the School and Camp Glen Brook’s faculty, positioning them as experts throughout the tri-state area.
  • Bring a lens for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to all marketing and communications endeavors.
  • Create communications initiatives with a firm understanding of how internal communications, external communications, marketing, and advertising differ and the appropriate usage for each.
  • Cultivate relationships with local media to expand opportunities and enhance the reputation of the School through press coverage.
  • Gather market and independent school intelligence to share with School leadership and the board. Be forward-looking for how trends in the industry may impact WSGC and the role that communications plays in meeting the challenges these trends may present.
  • Bring greater order and structure to the school’s communication with internal constituencies, aligning style, timing, and vehicles so that the flow of content is informative but not overwhelming.
  • Work closely with the directors of enrollment, development, and alumni relations to bring the value proposition and story of WSGC to life and increase engagement of their constituencies.
  • Market the school to prospective students and families with a contemporary understanding of the role of the website, social media, digital marketing, SEO, email marketing, earned media and other vehicles in this process.
  • Oversee content, design, production, and distribution of print and digital pieces (including a yearly magazine and annual report) working with freelancers to craft a finished product that enhances the School’s brand and reflects the value of a Waldorf education.
  • Work with faculty and staff to ensure their understanding of WSGC marketing and strategic communications goals and to align their communications to families with these goals whenever possible.
    • Maintain/update the WSGC style guide to ensure that school communications reflect consistency with School messaging as well as editorial and stylistic quality control.
    • Working with others in the department, oversee the School’s website, social media, photography, videography, digital advertising, and marketing.

Education: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required.

Experience:  5 years’ experience in communications and/or marketing required. K-12 education experience preferred.

Specific Skills/Dispositions: 

      • ability to write both well and quickly in others’ voices
      • outstanding verbal communications skills
      • adept at thriving in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with an ability to prioritize
      • ability to synthesize information and resourcefulness to seek out information as needed
      • grace under pressure and especially in crisis situations
      • excellent project management skills
      • highly capable at solving problems
      • good sense of humor
      • commitment to DEIJ
      • mindset of continual improvement
      • familiarity with HubSpot, Blackbaud, and WordPress are desirable but not required

Special Requirements:  Required to attend school functions as needed, sometimes during the evening and/or on weekends. 

Application process: please send your cover letter and resume (which should include your LinkedIn profile’s address), three writing samples (at least one of which should be a published piece), and a statement (no more than 500 words) in response to the following prompt: Please describe one of the greatest challenges facing independent schools today, and how communications can help mitigate that challenge to Nicole Littrean, School Administrator at littreann@waldordgarden.org.

Middle School Math Teacher

The Waldorf School of Garden City seek a Middle School Math Teacher to teach Main Lessons and Math Track Classes for grades 6, 7 & 8 for the 2022-23 school year.   Preferred candidates will have Waldorf teacher training and experience.

Join our vibrant and diverse school community where collaboration and creativity combine with our Waldorf curriculum to uniquely meet the needs of today’s students.  Our teaching community strives for an ever-expanding understanding of complex issues of race, equity, identity and wellness, while also bringing a well-balanced education through form, structure and organization with artistry, creativity and enthusiasm for learning.

Located on a lush ten acres, we are a vibrant Waldorf community situated between northern and southern beaches and yet only a 40-minute drive to the cultural offerings of Manhattan.  Our 74 years of experience coupled with an innovative outlook toward the future, makes our team unique.

Our teachers are supported through mentorship, on-going professional development, by connecting to a hub of like teachers, visits to other Waldorf schools.  If you are coming from out of the area, generous relocation packages are available.  Our school’s comprehensive benefits package includes competitive salary; health, life, and disability insurance and a school-funded retirement account.

More information about our School can be found at www.waldorfgarden.org.

If you would like to dedicate yourself to Waldorf education and join our community, please email a resume, (3) professional references, and a letter of intent to:

Kelly Rae O’Halogan, Faculty Chair
The Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City, New York 11530
ohalogank@waldorfgarden.org

Eurythmy Teacher

The Waldorf School of Garden City seeks a full-time Eurythmy Teacher.

Join our vibrant and diverse school community where collaboration and creativity combine with our Waldorf curriculum to uniquely meet the needs of today’s students.  Our teaching community strives for an ever-expanding understanding of complex issues of race, equity, identity and wellness, while also bringing a well-balanced education through form, structure and organization with artistry, creativity and enthusiasm for learning.

The Eurythmy position would teach in Early Childhood Classes through Grade 8, with possible blocks of Eurythmy in the High School.

Located on a lush ten acres, we are a vibrant Waldorf community situated between northern and southern beaches and yet only a 40-minute drive to the cultural offerings of Manhattan.  Our 74 years of experience coupled with an innovative outlook toward the future, makes our team unique.

Our teachers are supported through mentorship, on-going professional development, by connecting to a hub of like teachers, visits to other Waldorf schools.  If you are coming from out of the area, generous relocation packages are available.  Our school’s comprehensive benefits package includes competitive salary; health, life, and disability insurance and a school-funded retirement account.

More information about our School can be found at www.waldorfgarden.org.

If you would like to dedicate yourself to Waldorf education and join our community, please email a resume, (3) professional references, and a letter of intent to:

Kelly Rae O’Halogan, Faculty Chair
The Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City, New York 11530
ohalogank@waldorfgarden.org

Class Teachers for Grades 2, 3, & 5

Join our vibrant and diverse school community where collaboration and creativity combine with our Waldorf curriculum to uniquely meet the needs of today’s students.  Our teaching community strives for an ever-expanding understanding of complex issues of race, equity, identity, and wellness.  We balance rigorous academics and form with creative expression and enthusiasm for learning.

Located on a lush ten acres, we are situated between northern and southern beaches and yet only a 40-minute drive to the cultural offerings of Manhattan.  Our 74 years of experience coupled with an innovative outlook toward the future, makes our team extraordinary.

Our teachers are supported through mentorship, on-going professional development, a connection to a hub of like-minded teachers, and visits to other Waldorf schools.  If you are coming from out of the area, generous relocation packages are available.  Our school’s comprehensive benefits package includes a competitive compensation, health, life, and disability insurance, and a school-funded retirement account.

More information about our School can be found at www.waldorfgarden.org.

If you would like to dedicate yourself to Waldorf education and join our community, please email a resume, (3) professional references, and a letter of intent to:

Kelly Rae O’Halogan, Faculty Chair
The Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City, New York 11530
ohalogank@waldorfgarden.org

Substitute Teachers

The Waldorf School of Garden City has substitution opportunities for Waldorf-experienced teachers in the Early Childhood, Grades 1-8, and High School levels. Pay varies depending on the length of the workday.  A full day (8 hours) pays $175 per day.

If you are interested, please view our Mission Statement and our School’s website to become more familiar with our School and send your resume, cover letter, and references to Kelly O’Halogan, Faculty Chair at ohalogank@waldorfgarden.org.

POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Waldorf School of Garden City promotes respect for all students, employees, and applicants for admissions or employment, 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. These nondiscrimination policies apply in the administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs.

The following person has been designated to handle all inquiries regarding the School’s nondiscrimination policies:

School Administrator
225 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 732-3434, Ext. 303