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WSA currently has 2 open positions:

 

 

School Counselor

 

Working in collaboration with teachers and parents, the School Counselor promotes the social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of the students, and intervenes to support a student’s or class’ social-emotional challenges. As a member of the Educational Support Department (ESD), this position provides leadership and coordination for The Waldorf School of Atlanta’s school counseling services and ensures that the school’s policies and procedures reflect current best practices. It includes providing direct and indirect counseling or social-emotional support services to students through one-on-one sessions, small group work, and class meetings.  The School Counselor identifies resources and gives guidance to faculty, staff, and parents as needed, to address and respond to issues relating to student mental health and wellbeing. The School Counselor is a part-time salaried position with a weekly schedule (to be worked out with the Educational Support Coordinator) and may require some after-school/evening meetings.  The Counselor also provides social inclusion/SEL instruction for Early Childhood through Grade 8, in collaboration with the Educational Support Department and the Social Inclusion Coordinating Group, to help students create positive peer relationships and healthy school culture.

To Apply:

Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to jobs@waldorfatlanta.org (Subject line: School Counselor).

 

 

Pedagogical Chair

 

The Waldorf School of Atlanta is pleased to announce an opening for Pedagogical Chair for the 2017-2018 school year. The Pedagogical Chair position is one part of our three-person Leadership Team. Working closely with the Community Chair and the school’s Administrator, the Pedagogical Chair plans and implements the pedagogical objectives as they align with the Mission of the school, ensuring the highest quality education for our students. This person holds the “big” pedagogical picture and works with the faculty to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Waldorf curriculum and the children.

 

Our ideal candidate is an experienced Waldorf teacher with enthusiasm, creativity, and proven collaborative leadership capabilities. Ideally, this person should have served in a leadership capacity in a school faculty and have actively participated in a Waldorf school’s College of Teachers and/or Board of Trustees. The ideal candidate should enjoy mentoring and coaching and welcome the opportunity to serve other teachers in a supporting capacity. This person should be process-oriented and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Our ideal candidate will have teaching experience in first through eighth grades and an administrative background. Strong verbal and written communication and creative problem-solving skills are essential. We seek an individual who is committed to the fullest development of the curriculum, the health of our teachers and the continued study of Anthroposophy as the spiritual foundation of Waldorf education.

 

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY INCLUDE:

  • Oversee all WSA programs to ensure pedagogical quality, consistency, and student success
  • Support teachers in their ongoing professional development
  • Provide leadership and support clear communication regarding WSA programs and policies
  • Ensure support for Strategic Plan and Accreditation reviews
  • Serve as an official school representative at school events

This is a fulltime position with a competitive salary and full benefits package. A more detailed job description will be provided during the interview process or upon request. Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Pedagogical Chair Search Committee at jobs@waldorfatlanta.org (Subject line: Pedagogical Chair).

 

Our School and Community:

Founded in 1986 as a preschool/kindergarten program, The Waldorf School of Atlanta graduated its first eighth grade class in 2000. We offer preschool to grade eight education for approximately 240 students, including Spanish, Eurythmy, Movement Education (Spatial Dynamics and Eurythmy), Music (Recorder, Strings, Chorus, Drumming), Handwork, Woodwork, Practical Arts, and Sports Programs. Our parent/child program warmly introduces young families to Waldorf education. The school is fully accredited by four local and national accrediting bodies - NAIS, AdvancED, NCPSA, and AWSNA.

Our experienced and creative faculty work closely with an active and dedicated Board of Trustees and a committed and talented parent community. An established Core Faculty with years of Waldorf experience share a strong commitment to studying and working with Rudolf Steiner’s picture of the developing child.

WSA maintains a policy of equal employment opportunity for all qualified employees and applicants for employment. The school hires, trains, promotes, and compensates  employees on the basis of knowledge, skills, abilities and performance without regard to age, race, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability status as well as other classifications protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.