Job Posting OPEN
Waldorf School is seeking a Pedagogical Director to oversee the educational
creation, implementation, and
effectiveness of the school’s academic
mission. This person will work in
collaboration with the College Faculty, Director of Administration, and the
Board of Trustees to foster a school culture where parental involvement,
faculty development, and pedagogical aims all work together to create the best
possible learning environment for the students.
successful candidate will be a bridge-builder who can inspire confidence and
trust between the various constituents of the school. While it will be
important to involve all the stakeholders in the decision-making process
whenever possible, this person will also need to make important decisions on
their own. They will need to have the courage and conviction to do what
they think is right regardless of its popularity. They are expected to be unfailingly child-centered
in their decision making.
primary responsibilities of the Pedagogical Director are broadly captured under
five areas, with the focus or emphasis shifting between areas as the needs of
the organization strategically evolve:
- Faculty Leadership
quality of teaching and appropriate delivery of the curriculum.
and oversees faculty development, evaluation and mentoring. This would include
establishing a development plan for each faculty member.
teachers in on-going assessment, including development and implementation of
instructional methods to best support the child.
faculty members in addressing parental concerns and ensures follow up and
timely resolution occur
crucial teacher-parent meetings
observes classroom lessons and activities
closely with the Faculty College to define and implement the pedagogical vision
and goals of the school to ensure alignment with the school’s long range plan
that the pedagogical goals meet AWSNA and SAIS accreditation standards.
an awareness of ongoing curriculum and pedagogical developments in both Waldorf
education and the larger educational community.
in conjunction with the Faculty College and the Director of Administration to
ensure that pedagogical and administrative policies and procedures are
with the Faculty College to oversee the faculty-hiring process and recruitment
efforts, which are supported by the Administration’s Human Resources processes.
open and consistent lines of communication regarding pedagogical issues among
and between the faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, and parents.
attends Board Meetings, Faculty College and Full Faculty meetings.
4. Collaboration with the Director of
retention information and works to establish a retention strategy.
the volunteer efforts of the community
a financial plan for the school
school wide communication
informed about school issues, including personnel
enrollment, marketing, and outreach efforts which would include analyzing
customer satisfaction and alumni feedback
in the faculty annual evaluation process.
open and consistent communication between the faculty and the Parents
attends Parent Association meetings.
parent education events, in conjunction with faculty and Parents Association to
advocate and explain Waldorf pedagogy
successful candidate will be an experienced Waldorf teacher, or have deep
knowledge of Waldorf education with at least 8 years of educational experience. The Pedagogical Leader must have
demonstrated leadership experience as it relates to curriculum, student
assessment, faculty evaluation, community building, and professional
development. He or she will have demonstrated the ability to lead and develop
faculty staff, serve as a successful participant on a Leadership Team, interact
effectively with a Board of Trustees, practice a high level of confidentiality,
and manage conflict in a clear, direct, and diplomatically balanced
manner. The Pedagogical Leader will be expected not only to be
enthusiastically accessible to students, staff, and the parental community, but
also be a compelling advocate for Waldorf education to the greater Richmond
Minimum Salary: $55,000
Benefits: Dental, Life, ADD, LTD and STD, PTO, Remission eligible
NOTE: Please include a cover letter with your application summarizing why you believe you are a good fit for the position.