WSA currently has 3 open positions:
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.
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.
Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee at email@example.com (Subject line: Administrator Search).
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:
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 the attention of the Pedagogical Chair Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Subject line: Pedagogical Chair).
Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
We are seeking an Early Childhood Assistant teacher to work with our 2 to 4 year old students at Inman Park starting in January. The assistant teacher is responsible for working with the lead teacher to maintain daily and weekly rhythms to support the children in their play and to help nurture a sense of wonder and curiosity. The assistant helps with classroom activities, including snack preparation (and grocery shopping), potty training, and general cleaning after the students have been dismissed. The hours are 8:00am to 2:00pm, Mondays to Fridays, with longer hours on two days a week for an early childhood meeting (Tuesdays) and a meeting with the teacher.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, biographical statement and 3 references by January 15 to email@example.com (Subject line: Early Childhood Assistant).
First Grade Teacher
We are seeking a first grade teacher for the 2019-20 school year. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Additionally, Waldorf teacher training and classroom experience are preferred. We are seeking individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, healthy parent/teacher relationships, self-development, and collegial collaboration.
Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: Teacher Search).
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.