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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

4th Grade Class Teacher

The Waldorf School of Garden City seeks a 4th Grade Class Teacher for the 2021-22 School year.

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.  From our Parent-child classes through grade 12, our School is committed to serving our diverse student body.  We are deeply committed to our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) work, and we work collaboratively to update our curriculum and student experiences accordingly.

A successful Waldorf Class Teacher at our School embodies a balance of form, structure, and organization with artistry, creativity, and enthusiasm for learning. A deep understanding of child development is the foundation of one’s work.

Teachers who join our School can expect to be supported in many ways.  We offer generous relocation packages to help get you settled.  Once here, you will benefit from a year-long mentorship from master teachers as well as on-site on-going classes and guidance in best teaching practices.  We also fund on-going professional development.   Our school’s comprehensive benefits package includes competitive salary; health, life, and disability insurance, and a school-funded retirement account. Our Class Teachers are also supported by an abundance of committed and experienced specialty subject teachers.  More information about our School can be found at www.waldorfgarden.org.

Interested applicants are requested to 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

Facilities Special Projects Manager

General Statement of Duties

The Facilities Special Projects Manager, who reports directly to the School Administrator, will be responsible for coordinating various activities and projects that fall outside the ordinary scope of the school operations. This includes upgrades to facilities, management of capital campaign projects, and holding a strategic vision for The Waldorf School of Garden City building and grounds. For each project, it is critical that tasks are performed with the School’s vision in mind while ensuring efficient completion and economic viability.

Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Facilities Manager, and in collaboration conduct regular inspections of all school facilities (including structural, HVAC, and windows), grounds, and equipment to ensure that the highest standard of function, integrity, cleanliness, attractiveness, and safety are maintained. In liaison with the Facilities Manager recommend and document, with cost analysis and project timelines, to the School Administrator any improvements needed.
  • Oversee all facilities projects beyond minor repairs and maintenance.
  • Work directly with the facilities manager to ensure that the school grounds remain safe and attractive, and that structural repairs, cosmetic changes, and upgrades are identified, and solutions decided upon in a timely manner in conjunction with School leadership.
  • Evaluating all current policies regarding safety and health, to ensure they are compliant and make regular necessary updates to ensure that they are in compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations (staying up to date with any changes that may be applicable to WSGC).
  • Oversee all large facilities repair projects, upgrades and capital campaign projects, and large facilities repair projects on the WSGC campus grounds including project planning, budgeting, implementation, and delivery.
  • Handle all relations with outside contractors, including ensuring that the school is following all applicable rules and regulations.
  • For projects that fall in the domain of the Special Projects Manager, including larger repair or renovation projects: manage, direct, and supervise independent contractors, engineers, architects, construction management firms, local building authorities, prepare RFPs, apply for permits, etc. Be responsible for timely and safe implementation of the project.
  • Participate with other management personnel in the planning of renovations, alterations, major repair work, and new construction. Recommend to the School Administrator potential areas of improvement and focus areas for Capital Campaign projects that not only ensure the safety of students but continue to increase the quality, beauty, and profitability of the WSGC buildings and grounds.

Desired skills:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of institutional or school buildings, grounds, and facilities safety and security precautions.
  • Considerable knowledge of school building, grounds, and facilities maintenance, and operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction codes, health and safety codes, environmental laws, rules, and regulations affecting the operation and maintenance of school buildings, grounds, and facilities.  Knowledge of financial and management practices, purchasing, supervision, and motivation of personnel.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of subordinate supervisors and custodial trades, and other building maintenance staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret, prepare and work from blueprints, sketches, and diagrams.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience working with budgeting and financial management of construction projects involving engineers, architects, contractors/sub-contractors, inspectors, and building departments.
  • Excellent integrity and demonstrate good moral character and initiative, leadership skills, and the ability to motivate staff.

 Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum five years experience supervising building projects.
  • Experience coordinating all stages of building projects from start to finish including financial planning and management.
  • Knowledge of policies related to the health and safety of schools.

Compensation and Benefits

The position is year-round, full-time, salary based upon experience. The employee benefits program includes family medical and dental coverage, a retirement plan and life insurance, support for professional development, and tuition remission for enrolled children.

How to Apply

  • Letter of intent describing your management philosophy and why WSGC is a good fit for you
  • Your resume
  • A brief biography
  • Three letters of reference, each of which address a professional challenge and a success that the referrer has observed you experience.

Email to:

Nicole Littrean, School Administrator
The Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City, New York 11530
littreann@waldorfgarden.org

Applicants whom we wish to interview will be contacted via email or phone.

Music Director

The Waldorf School of Garden City seeks a Music Director for the 2021-22 School year.

The Music Director will teach and oversee the Orchestral and Band program from grades 4 – 12.  Organizing and presenting concerts, performances at assemblies, and generally representing our Music Department to the community and public are key tasks of this position.  This person will work closely with our Music/Choral Instructor and will represent our School and students in programs such as NYSSMA and NMEA.

We are a strong and thriving Waldorf school of 74 years, offering a program that spans from Parent-child classes through grade 12. We are deeply committed to our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) work, and we work collaboratively to update our curriculum and student experiences accordingly.  Our student body is diverse in race, culture, religion, gender identity, and socio-economics.  We are steadfast in our dedication to attract, embrace and retain Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) into our Waldorf teaching community. 

(If you have not yet completed your Waldorf teacher training and you are an experienced, trained teacher of color, please apply.  We offer diversity grants for Waldorf training.) 

The School’s 225-acre extension Glen Brook campus in New Hampshire offers enriched programs year-round.  Our Garden City School rests on ten beautiful, lush acres. The Waldorf School also has a strong relationship with our neighbor, Adelphi University.

Our school’s comprehensive benefits package includes health, life, and disability insurance; a school-funded retirement account; and funds for professional development. With a competitive salary, based upon experience, our School is committed to supporting its faculty.  More information about our School can be found at www.waldorfgarden.org.

Interested applicants are requested to 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

Advancement Associate

General Statement of Duties

The Advancement Associate supports the work of Admissions and Development offices by assisting with admissions and enrollment activities, WSGC promotional activities and events, and other development and alumni activities as needed. The ideal candidate is focused, detail-oriented, service-minded, positive, and proficient with an ability to multi-task with accuracy.

  • Represent WSGC with prospective families, ensure timely follow-up with interested families, liaise by e-mail and phone, and conduct tours of the campus in-person and virtual.
  • Support Directors of Admissions with all admissions-related activities including in-person and virtual events for prospective and current families, preparing folders/packets, set up and clean up of events, hanging flyers, coordinating communication, etc.
  • Establish and improve systems for engaging with prospective families and record-keeping of engagement.
  • Communicate and track prospective families in HubSpot / Senior Systems or any other Student Information System.
  • Generate reports, labels, and other materials from the Senior System database, as needed.
  • Create semi-annual acknowledgment cards for “in honor” and “in memory”.
  • Generate reports of donors for the School’s Annual Report.
  • Assist with the collection and maintenance of alumni notes, in memoriam, and articles profiling alumni for monthly and annual publications.
  • Assist with maintaining communication with class representatives, as well as the larger alumni and alumni parent communities via direct contact, email blasts, print publications, and various social media platforms.
  • Assist with the planning, implementation, and execution aspects of event coordination, correspondence, and outreach related to a wide variety of School activities.
  • Perform other administrative duties requested by the School Administrator, Directors of Admissions, or Associate Director of Development.
  • Provide coverage and support where needed in other administrative departments and other duties as directed by the Directors of Admission and Association Director of Development
  • Assist in maintaining accurate data for all constituents in the Alumni Development module of Senior Systems.
  • Support the process of reordering for all stationery and spirit wear.

Qualification Requirements:

    • BA preferred and 1+ years of relevant professional office experience.
    • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Comfort level with working in a small organization, performing a wide variety of functions, while maintaining a high level of accuracy and concentration
    • High level of proficiency in computer programs (Microsoft Office Suite) and database systems.
      • Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
      • Senior Systems or similar database/CRM database

Compensation and Benefits

The position is year-round, full-time, salary based upon experience. The employee benefits program includes family medical and dental coverage, a retirement plan and life insurance, support for professional development, and tuition remission for enrolled children. Compensation commensurate with education and experience.

How to Apply

  • Letter of intent describing your management philosophy and why WSGC is a good fit for you
  • Your resume
  • A brief biography
  • Three letters of reference, each of which address a professional challenge and a success that the referrer has observed you experience.

Email to:

Nicole Littrean, School Administrator
The Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City, New York 11530
littreann@waldorfgarden.org

Applicants whom we wish to interview will be contacted via email or phone.

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

General Letters of inquiry can be emailed to:

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