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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:

First Grade Teacher

The Waldorf School of Garden City seeks a First Grade Class Teacher, beginning in September 2020.  Join our collaborative faculty and staff who are committed to:

  • Our diverse student body
  • A healthy balance between form (administration) and freedom (teachers’ freedom)
  • Real-time research to meet the students of today
  • Experiencing the vast resources in our region: the beaches of Long Island, the museums of Manhattan, expansive nature in our New Hampshire extended campus.

The WSGC is a thriving Waldorf school of 72 years. We are a Parent & Child through grade 12 school with afternoon and sports programs. Our progressive approach to Waldorf education allows for creativity and artistry to be a part of every lesson. Our robust array of specialty subject teachers allows for deep integration of disciplines. The School’s 225-acre extension Glen Brook campus in New Hampshire offers enriched programs year-round. Long Island is home to a strong anthroposophical community, and the Winkler Center for Adult Learning provides a well-established Foundation Studies at our School facility. The Waldorf School also has strong relationships with Adelphi University and other area colleges. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Waldorf School of Garden City seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our community.

Our school’s comprehensive benefits package includes health, life, and disability insurance, along with 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 should 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

Lower School Chair

The Lower School Chair supports and develops curriculum and programs in grades one through eight. Overseeing day-to-day operations, the Lower School 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 Lower School Chair leads, evaluates, and supports the multifaceted work of all teachers in grades one through eight. The Lower School Chair maintains relationships with professionals in Waldorf education and the larger educational community. Well-versed and experienced in Waldorf education, the Lower School Chair is the ambassador for the Lower School.

For a full profile of the position including essential duties and responsibilities, click the link below:

LOWER SCHOOL CHAIR PROFILE

To receive 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 the required documents to:

searchcommittee@waldorfgarden.org

or to:

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

Fifth Grade Teacher

The Waldorf School of Garden City seeks a Fifth Grade Class Teacher, beginning in September 2020.  Join our collaborative faculty and staff who are committed to:

  • Our diverse student body
  • A healthy balance between form (administration) and freedom (teachers’ freedom)
  • Real-time research to meet the students of today
  • Experiencing the vast resources in our region: the beaches of Long Island, the museums of Manhattan, expansive nature in our New Hampshire extended campus.

The WSGC is a thriving Waldorf school of 72 years. We are a Parent & Child through grade 12 school with afternoon and sports programs. Our progressive approach to Waldorf education allows for creativity and artistry to be a part of every lesson. Our robust array of specialty subject teachers allows for deep integration of disciplines. The School’s 225-acre extension Glen Brook campus in New Hampshire offers enriched programs year-round. Long Island is home to a strong anthroposophical community, and the Winkler Center for Adult Learning provides a well-established Foundation Studies at our School facility. The Waldorf School also has strong relationships with Adelphi University and other area colleges. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Waldorf School of Garden City seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our community.

Our school’s comprehensive benefits package includes health, life, and disability insurance, along with 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 should 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

Grades 1-8 After School Care Director

Part-time, hourly position

3:15 – 6:15 pm  Monday – Friday when school is in session.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of all enrolled students.
  • Organize activities such as homework support, board games, quiet reading, attending home sporting events.
  • Provide a light snack.
  • Collect student mobile phone upon entry.
  • Assist students resolve social challenges.
  • Check students in and out.
  • Track attendance and report to the Business Office
  • Stay on-site until all students are picked up by an appropriate adult.

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

Interested applicants should 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

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

The Waldorf School of Garden City is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Teacher position in our Early Childhood program beginning August 2020.

Receiving mentoring and abundant opportunities for professional development, the Assistant Teacher will be embraced by the supportive and diverse group of 23 teachers that currently hold our Early Childhood Program.

The Assistant Teacher is guided by the Lead Teacher, and the hours are approximately 7:45 am – 3:30 pm daily. This salaried position offers full benefits, including tuition remission. Full-time responsibilities include work in the Afternoon Care Program, attending weekly section meetings, festival life and more. The Professional requirements for this position are Early Childhood Waldorf Teacher Training (completion or in the process), and while not a requirement, previous Waldorf teaching experience is a plus. Some of the personal qualities essential in this work include warmth, centeredness, a joyful disposition, and a healthy will to deepen the understanding of child development evident in the work taken up in the classroom and in our playground. This is a wonderful opportunity to work within a well-established Early Childhood Program, including our two Nurseries, four Mixed Age Kindergartens, an Afternoon Care Program, and over 12 Parent & Child classes including Simplicity Parenting and the Soul of Discipline.

Dedicated to working out of Rudolf Steiner’s picture of child development, our faculty reflects a blend of youth and experience, and our school values and encourages both creativity and initiative.

It is our intention to deepen and broaden the representation of diverse voices and perspectives that enrich the quality of our education and to invite more educators who reflect the broad demographic diversity of our world.

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

Interested applicants should 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

Glen Brook Executive Director

General Responsibility

The Glen Brook Executive Director is a leader, providing the vision and strategic direction necessary for Glen Brook’s ongoing growth and development, while ensuring that all camp programs, staff, and support services are functioning soundly and efficiently. This position reports directly to the School Administrator at The Waldorf School of Garden City.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain an atmosphere of teamwork, good morale, and well-being among the Camp staff team. This includes hiring, training, and supervising all year-round staff.
  • Lead efforts in development and communications, fundraising, alumni relations, and public relations.
  • Oversee all programming areas and their ongoing development, including: camp programs, school programs, gap and adult programs, rentals, and special events.
  • Oversee all support operations including:  food service, buildings and grounds, the farm, and the office.
  • Oversee general administrative tasks including: communications, development of routines, scheduling & procedures, office management, staff development and meetings, and conflict resolution.
  • Serve as liaison with Glen Brook Board Committee of The Waldorf School of Garden City Board of Trustees and the WSGC administration and community.
  • Prepare budgets, monitor income and expenses, oversee A/P and A/R and bookkeeping, and ensure that all financial books and records of camp are properly maintained.
  • Prepare and execute an ongoing strategic business plan for Glen Brook, always focused three years into the future, and more as needed, for the sound operation of Camp Glen Brook.
  • Ensure compliance with all governmental regulations, licensing and reporting; meet requirements of insurance providers; oversee life safety, workplace safety, and emergency preparedness and procedures; protect the legal interests of the camp.
  • Guide all activities related to implementing Facilities Strategic plan for Glen Brook, including Project management of all capital projects.
  • Other tasks as may be required for the successful operation of the programs and facilities.

Community Work at Glen Brook

At Glen Brook, we value being a supportive community. When you become a staff person at Glen Brook you agree to do supportive work that is not always related to your specific role and expertise.  This work includes:

  • Participating in staff meetings.
  • Participating in Friday morning Work Together.
  • Helping with occasional big, time-sensitive work that requires many hands like moving hay.
  • Participating in occasional community gatherings like a get-to-know-you potluck with our gap students that may occur outside of normal work hours.
  • Share in meal chores in appreciation of meals taken at Glen Brook.

Requirements

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

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

Interested applicants should email a resume, (3) professional references, and a letter of intent addressing the three following questions:

  • Why are you the perfect candidate for this position?
  • What are your visions for Glen Brook with a 5 and 10 year perspective in mind?
  • What are the main obstacles you see Glen Brook facing now and in the coming 10 years?

Please send these documents to:

Helene Lafferty Smith
Administrator
The Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Ave.
Garden City, New York, 11530
smithh@waldorfgarden.org

Two (2) Baseball Coaching Positions

The Waldorf School of Garden City, a co-educational, K-12 institution located on Long Island, seeks to fill the following baseball coaching positions for the 2020 spring season:

  • Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach
  • 7th & 8th grade Head Baseball Coach

These part-time, seasonal, stipend positions begin in March and end in May, although planning and communication outside of the season is required.

Specific qualifications include significant experience with competitive baseball.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred and baseball experience is a plus.  Qualified candidates will embrace the unique role of athletics in an independent school setting; have strong organizational skills; have experience in effectively managing relationships with athletes, coaches, and parents; have a solid understanding of the skills and strategies in baseball; and be able to attend practices and games.  Practices occur on weekdays with times varying between 2:45 and 5:45 PM.  Games may last beyond 5:45 PM.

Qualified candidates will also possess intellectual curiosity, strong communication skills, commitment to ongoing professional development, openness to others’ ideas, eagerness to extend themselves for others, and a sense of humor.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, The Waldorf School of Garden City seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our school community.

Interested candidates should contact Athletic Director Shane Flanagan via email at flanagans@waldorfgarden.org, or via telephone at 516 742 3434 ext 304

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.