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WSA currently has 3 open positions:

 

School Administrator

 

Overview:

 

The Administrator provides full-time administrative leadership for The Waldorf School of Atlanta. In partnership with the Pedagogical Chair, the Administrator shares the responsibility for all executive functions of the School, delivering strong collaborative leadership through dedication to the principles of Waldorf education for the benefit of students, families, and the wider Waldorf School of Atlanta community.  This includes collaboration with the Pedagogical Chair to facilitate the implementation of goals outlined by the WSA Strategic Plan and the current Accreditation Self-Study.

 

The Administrator is responsible for the facilitation and coordination of school business, the development and implementation of administrative policies, procedures, and programs, the management of all administrative staff, and the oversight of the school facilities. The Administrator will oversee, with support from the school’s Business Manager, the preparation and administration of school funds.  S/He will encourage and model timely and effective communication among individuals and groups in the school community and will represent the school at both internal and external events.  The Administrator is responsible for ensuring that all staff work is consistent with the goals outlined by the Strategic Plan of the school and is empowered to make staffing changes to meet these goals. The Administrator provides an administrative/legal/financial perspective for all major decisions that affect the students, faculty, and staff of the school.

 

Qualifications:

 

The Administrator must be in harmony with, and ideally exhibit knowledge of, Waldorf school philosophy, its educational principles, techniques, and methods. S/he will have a strong practical connection to the pedagogical needs of the school’s students and faculty. S/he will have knowledge of general principles of effective public relations and will foster healthy relationships between staff members and parents. The position requires the ability to handle personal and confidential information with discretion.  Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred. 

 

  • Salaried, Exempt
  • Salary is based on education and administrative experience
  • Benefits Eligible

 

To Apply:

 

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

 

 

Pedagogical Chair

 

The Waldorf School of Atlanta currently has an opening for Pedagogical Chair for the 2019-2020 school year (or perhaps sooner). The Pedagogical Chair position is one part of our two-person Leadership Team. Working closely with 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 full-time 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 jobs@waldorfatlanta.org
(Subject line: Pedagogical Chair).


 

Piano Accompanist for Eurythmy


A part-time, classically trained pianist to accompany some Eurythmy classes next school year. Classes will take place on Tuesdays + Fridays between the hours of 10:15am and 3:00pm. Total amount of periods per week is approx. six (five lessons and one prep period).
Interested candidates can contact Laira Covert at 770-908-1066 or email at lcovert@waldorfatlanta.org for more details.

 

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.