Waldorf School of Garden City (USA) – Faculty Chair

The Faculty Chair will oversee all pedagogical aspects of the School, including all matters relating to faculty, curriculum, parent education, and community engagement.  The School has a mature system of governance, including an active Faculty and College of Teachers, three Section Chairs, an Administrative Circle, a School Administrator and a dedicated Board of Trustees. It also has a deeply committed parent body. Major responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining the overall integrity and continuity of the School while guiding it into the future
  • Reviewing and renewing the School’s curriculum and classroom practices in light of Waldorf pedagogy and the needs of the developing child
  • Leading, implementing and assessing strategic planning
  • Serving as the face of the School, communicating and coordinating effectively within the School and the external community
  • Refining the School’s policies and practices for the hiring, development, support, and assessment of faculty
  • Ensuring that the School’s resources are effectively managed

The applicant must have substantial experience in and a commitment to Waldorf education.  In addition, administrative and/or supervisory experience, including a background in teacher development, in a Waldorf School is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Collaborative and transparent leadership that inspires, recognizes, and engages the gifts of others
  • A capacity to articulate a clear, accessible vision of Waldorf education
  • The ability to think strategically, as well as to coordinate long-range and far-reaching projects
  • Strong decision-making skills and the ability to implement priorities
  • A commitment to collaboration, conflict resolution, and community building
  • A sense of humor

The position is scheduled to begin June 2018.  To receive full consideration, candidates must submit a letter of interest, a current CV and a list of five references (to be contacted with permission) prior to February 15, 2018.  The search committee will consider reviewing additional applications until an appointment is made.  To apply, please send required documents to:

Faculty Chair Search Committee
Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Ave
Garden City NY  11530