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Pedagogical Chair

Aug 15 2017 | Bright Water Waldorf School | seattle

The Pedagogical Chair supports and works with the Head of School on educational matters of the school. This position actively participates in faculty performance management, faculty mentoring programs, professional development, and upholding the curriculum standards of the school. This position is a standing member of the Pedagogical Committee. The position is currently at 50% or part time with the future possibility or plan of growing it to Full Time in the coming years.

• Provide leadership and guidance to faculty on Waldorf Pedagogy
• Working out of a sense of Anthroposophy, ensure educational efforts in the school are in keeping with Bright Water Waldorf School’s commitment to providing the best of Waldorf education to all its students
• Oversee and uphold the school’s curriculum standards and skills rubrics
• Provide for support, mentorship and supervision of classroom faculty for general enrichment and development of Waldorf teaching methods
• Consult with Head of School and Director of Finance in the management and oversight of the school’s Professional Development Program
• Uphold the pedagogy on behalf of the faculty in programmatic decisions.
• Take a consultative role in the development and implementation of weekly teaching and work schedule for faculty
• Maintain confidentiality regarding student information and school business
• Bring concerns that impact the well-being of the school, including safety, viability and professionalism to the Head of School
• Attend BWWS fundraising activities, including the Community Fund, Community Fund Kick-Off Event and Spring Gala
• Support schoolwide events and festivals
• Bring new ideas and initiatives to the school
• Stay appraised of events on the school calendar
• Acting Chair of the Pedagogical Committee; coordinate and develop the agenda for weekly meetings and create tangible outcomes for the year (e.g. Anthroposophical Studies, protocol for self-evaluations and reviews)
• In partnership with other Pedagogical Committee members, administer and develop school’s Mentoring Program

• Serve as a touchstone for the Parent Association in the development and delivery of adult education
• Inform community of Pedagogical opportunities in the region
• Respond to parent questions regarding program and curriculum
• Ensure a safe physical and emotional environment for all students
• As a colleague, hold students accountable to the school-wide Code of Conduct
• Report any suspected child abuse or neglect to Child Protective Services as required by RCW 26.44.
• Adhere to Bright Water Waldorf School’s Mission and Core Values, and Admissions Policy with all families and visitors
• Proactively promote the school to current and prospective parents
• Ensure representation for Bright Water Waldorf School at all relevant AWSNA events
• Attend Regional Waldorf Administration meetings three times a year or as scheduled
• Maintain professional and honest communication with regional Waldorf schools
• Advise the Head of School and Director of Finance in the preparation of the academic budget
• Attend to administrative work in a complete, accurate and timely manner
• Communicate any change in employment to the Head of School before announcing your intentions to other parties
• Attend and actively participate in weekly Administrative Team meetings
• Maintain open, honest and respectful communication with colleagues
• Respond to requests for help in a timely and supportive manner
• Advise and counsel faculty in academic and personal issues affecting their professional success
• Communicate to Administrative Team in a timely way any absence, and when possible, arrange for coverage of your duties

Required Education
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate
Required Experience/Qualities
• Minimum of 8 years of satisfactory Waldorf classroom teaching, at least four years taught consecutively
• Previous administrative experience preferred
• Experience with K-12 curriculum development and pedagogy
• Outstanding interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills
• Professional demeanor and personal appearance; punctuality
• Competent computer skills
• Ability to work collaboratively with staff, teachers, parents and community groups
• Willingness to seek help when needed
• Positive attitude; sense of humor
• Self-motivated; able to work independently
• Able to hold multiple issues/concerns/projects at once and follow through with them
• Able to cope successfully with stressful situations, schedules, and deadlines
• Professional and personable; effective communication skills, both written and verbal
• Pass fingerprint background check
• CPR/First Aid training, Blood borne pathogens training
• Able to walk up and down stairs

Salary commensurate with experience.

Our School:
Founded in 1998, Bright Water Waldorf School is located in an historic landmark building on Capitol Hill. We have an enthusiastic, supportive parent group, a student body of about 185, and 35 experienced faculty members.

Bright Water Waldorf School welcomes, values, and supports racial, religious, economic, and cultural diversity. Our school seeks a diverse faculty and student body and is committed to having our school reflect the abundant and changing diversity of the United States. We welcome, value, and support single, dual, or multiple parent households and LGBTQ parents, faculty, and/or students.

Please submit your resume, letter of interest, and three references to:
Hiring Committee
Bright Water Waldorf School
1501 Tenth Avenue E. #100
Seattle, WA 98102
[email protected]
(206) 624-6176

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