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The Brooklyn Waldorf School is seeking to fill the following positions. If any of the job descriptions below are of interest to you, please fill out the application link provided, as well as provide any other materials requested in the job description.

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Administrative Director

The Brooklyn Waldorf School is seeking an experienced, highly skilled Administrative Director. The Administrative Director provides leadership to the school, working out of a model of servant and collaborative leadership. The Administrative Director works closely with the Pedagogical Administrator, Finance Director, Faculty Council, and the Board of Trustees to plan and implement the administrative and operational objectives of the school community.

The Administrative Director is hired by, and reports to, the Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include:

  • Direct and supervise all operational functions and staff.
  • Work closely with the Finance Director to develop and adhere to school budgets.
  • Coordinate usage of the facilities and manage the facilities staff.
  • Work with the Finance Director to establish capital improvement plans and understand structural maintenance issues.
  • Oversee development, communication and marketing activities and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Pedagogical Administrator and Finance Director to ensure school compliance and best practice with all legal, safety, health, building and educational regulations and requirements
  • Communicate regularly with the parent community.
  • Work with the Admissions Director to ensure healthy enrollment.
  • Collaborate with the leadership of the school and key constituency members to develop the vision and strategic direction of the school.

A successful candidate will ideally:

  • Be an experienced administrator with previous successful leadership experience in a Waldorf context.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s or higher degree.
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to collaboration, objectivity, relationship and consensus building as well as conflict resolution.
  • Be timely, well-organized, and able to effectively manage multiple projects, and have excellent communications skills.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to set priorities and maintain accountability.
  • Have the ability to convert strategies into effective operational activities and achievements in a timely manner.
  • Have a strong understanding of financial accounting and the ability to develop and manage budgets and cash flows.
  • Be knowledgeable of human resources policies, procedures and practices.
  • Be able to inspire and develop a culture of philanthropy.
  • Have experience or interest in working with Waldorf Education in a distinctly urban environment.
  • Have Waldorf and/or anthroposophical knowledge and experience. 

The Brooklyn Waldorf School is seeking an experienced, highly skilled Administrative Director. The Administrative Director provides leadership to the school, working out of a model of servant and collaborative leadership. The Administrative Director works closely with the Pedagogical Administrator, Finance Director, Faculty Council, and the Board of Trustees to plan and implement the administrative and operational objectives of the school community.

APPLY for ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR


School Operations Coordinator

Provide organizational and administrative support to achieving successful operations at a private elementary school in Brooklyn. Dynamic Front Office position for a resourceful, energetic and organized person.

This positon will provide practical and comprehensive office support to the teachers, students and community of this growing elementary school and reports to the Business Administrator, working closely with the operations team that is made up of front desk, front office and facilities functions.

The ideal candidate possesses an appreciation for the educational process and has a service oriented outlook related to their position in the school.  As well, they should have a background in school operations and office management.  They will be dedicated to the health, safety and security of the students and effective, consistent communications with the entire community of the school.  They will strive to support efficient and effective processes by employing well thought out and documented policies and procedures.

Duties:

  • Set the tone for the school’s front desk/reception area by writing, implementing and communicating pertinent procedures and policies, setting up orientations and trainings as well as keeping front desk associates up to date with the school’s calendar. Assure Front Desk coverage at all times needed, schedule, provide back up and support as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining the professional appearance of school lobby and surrounding area, as well as coordinate logistics and deliveries, organization of space and tracking of purchases for control purposes.
  • Define purchasing procedures and execute purchasing of goods and services for the faculty and facilities team.
  • Offer logistical and organizational support, closely collaborating with the facilities team, to support space optimization and assignments.
  • Provide and maintain method to log in all Event Requests and provide analysis of this data to the Building Superintendent to achieve resource optimization.
  • Work as part of the facilities team to assure planning and budgeting for building and yard needs. Support preventative and scheduled maintenance of all areas of the school.
  • Track Attendance of students and insure proper communication takes place with teachers, parents and appropriate guardians.
  • Provide oversight and maintenance of the school’s student database and parent portal.
  • Work with rental inquiries and current rentals to assure that insurance requirements are met and filed, agreements are in place and invoicing/payments are timely.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred.
  • Experience working in a school environment.
  • Ability to write policies and procedures and a dedication to keeping them updated, strongly preferred.
  • Excellent organization, time management and planning/prioritization skills, proven ability to successfully manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated expertise in MS Office (Word, Excel).
  • Collaborative spirit, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of school/student information.

APPLY for SCHOOL OPERATIONS COORDINATOR


Early Childhood Lead Teacher

The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks a talented Early Childhood Lead teacher for the 2016/17 school year. We are looking for an individual with a strong sense of self and a great love of children. The ideal candidate has teaching experience, is well rounded in the arts and seeks a collaborative professional environment. Candidates will have completed their Early Childhood Waldorf Teacher Training to qualify.

APPLY for EARLY CHILDHOOD LEAD TEACHER

If you have further questions about our school or the position, please contact us at hiring@brooklynwaldorf.org. We encourage you to apply and look forward to hearing from you.

 


 

First Grade Class Teacher

The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks a talented First Grade Class teacher for the 2016/17 school year. We are looking for an individual with a strong sense of self and a great love of children. The ideal candidate has teaching experience, is well rounded in the arts and seeks a collaborative professional environment. Candidates will have completed their Waldorf Teacher Training to qualify.

APPLY for FIRST GRADE CLASS TEACHER

If you have further questions about our school or the position, please contact us at hiring@brooklynwaldorf.org. We encourage you to apply and look forward to hearing from you.

 


Fourth Grade Class Teacher

The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks a talented Fourth Grade Class teacher to begin in September 2016, as our current teacher will be leaving to have her first child. We are looking for an individual with a strong sense of self and a great love of children, and we would be interested in the possibility of the successful candidate continuing with the class through to Grade Eight. The ideal candidate has teaching experience, is well rounded in the arts, and seeks a collaborative professional environment. Candidates will have completed their Waldorf Teacher Training to qualify.

APPLY for FOURTH GRADE CLASS TEACHER

If you have further questions about our school or the position, please contact us at hiring@brooklynwaldorf.org. We encourage you to apply and look forward to hearing from you.

 


About the School

The Brooklyn Waldorf School provides an extraordinary Waldorf education in an urban environment for children in Parent-Child through Eighth grade.

The school has been in a period of growth and expansion since its inception in 2004.  Our beautiful home since 2010 is an historic property, known as “Claver Castle” in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. We offer the full Waldorf curriculum complete with gym, theater, terrace gardens and outdoor play spaces. Our community consists of creative and highly participative parents who support our teachers and administrative staff. The Grades program is enriched by special subject teachers in orchestra, chorus, eurythmy, handwork, music, games, Spanish, and Chinese. The Brooklyn Waldorf School is a full WECAN member and an AWSNA developing school.

About Brooklyn

Brooklyn is one of the most exciting and fastest growing cities in America today. In the last decade, Brooklyn has become a hotbed of growth in the arts and creative industries. While providing easy access to all the incredible cultural assets of Manhattan, Brooklyn offers greater space and peace for new pursuits. This has lead to a resurgence in the arts and crafts, innovations in sustainable architecture, roof-top farming, farm-to-table restaurants, and an explosion of small businesses championing local sourcing and diverse, sustainable communities. Among Brooklyn’s many nearby treasures are The Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and Prospect Park. Plentiful public transportation provides a quick trip to Manhattan’s many restaurants, theaters, and museums including The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Natural History and The Metropolitan Museum. But Brooklyn has grown into its own lately, as a progressive city with distinct values from its surrounding boroughs. It is in this new Brooklyn that The Brooklyn Waldorf School finds itself perfectly at home, bringing Waldorf education to this dynamic community.

The Anthroposophic community in New York City and State is very vibrant and includes The Anthroposophic Society, Biodynamic Farms, Camphill Communities, The Threefold Education Center, Sunbridge College, a number of area Waldorf Schools and much more.