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Faculty Chair

Apr 18 2017 | Portland Waldorf School | Milwaukie

POSITION SUMMARY: The Portland Waldorf School looks for leaders who have a passion for Waldorf education, will nurture the growth of our vibrant community, support the mission of the school, and inspire a culture of collaboration. Working out of a model of collaborative leadership, the Faculty Chair works closely with the full faculty, Chairs of the Early Childhood, Grade, and High School sections, the College of Teachers, and the Administration to plan and implement the pedagogical and administrative objectives and policies of the two governing bodies, the College of Teachers and Board of Trustees.

• Oversight of: Professional development; Curriculum; Evaluation and Teacher Search Committees; Learning Differences Assessment Program
• HR Management of Faculty
• Budgetary management of pedagogical programs
• Implementation of pedagogical policies established by College of Teachers

The Faculty Chair is hired by the College of Teachers and Board of Trustees and works in close partnership with the Administrative Chair. The Faculty Chair regularly reports to the Board of Trustees and is a non-voting member of the College of Teachers.

REQUIREMENTS: A successful candidate will:
• Be an experienced Waldorf teacher, ideally having served as a Grades Class Teacher, with proven collaborative leadership experiences in a Waldorf school
• Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education or a related field
• Hold a Waldorf teacher and /or administrative certification from an AWSNA-approved institute
• Demonstrate a commitment to and the necessary skills for collaboration, objectivity, relationship and consensus building, and conflict resolution
• Be timely, well-organized, able to effectively manage multiple projects
• Possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Have a demonstrated ability to set priorities, implement strategies, and maintain accountability and appropriate documentation as required by the school
• Work from a strong understanding of Waldorf pedagogy and anthroposophy
• Have the ability to maintain confidentiality of personnel and student information
• Possess strong administrative and computer skills including spreadsheets and experience with MS Office suite and email platforms

• Brings a balance of inspiration and discipline, vision and practicality
• Inspires, encourages, and motivates those with whom he or she works
• Possesses strong team-building skills
• Demonstrates a thorough understanding of child development according to Waldorf principles
• Reflects the values of servant and collaborative leadership in alignment with the school’s consensus model

The salary ranges from the mid to high $40s. The school offers tuition remission, a competitive medical and dental insurance plan, and other benefits.

The position is open until filled. Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to [email protected]

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