Would you like to become a sponsor?


School Director

Nov 08 2017 | Berkeley Rose Waldorf School | Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Rose Waldorf School is excited to be searching for a School Director to provide leadership and to guide our organization in its next phase of growth.

The School Director will report to the Board and would help the school develop critical organizational structures, systems and capacities to support sustainable growth and optimal functioning as the school expands.

Berkeley Rose Waldorf School is a growing urban Waldorf school, founded in 2009 by a group of committed parents. Located in the intellectually alive, “international” town of Berkeley, the school is surrounded by a creative, engaged and artistic culture that boasts the renowned University of California, Berkeley. We actively strive to open our doors to an ethnically, racially, culturally, and socio-economically diverse population of students and families. We offer the gift of Waldorf education to children growing up in a highly-modernized culture sorely in need of a back-to-basics, holistic education with human touch. The school is dedicated to providing a loving education that honors and protects childhood, instills a lifelong love of learning, upholds values of diversity and inclusion, and supports the individual journey of each and every child.

BRSW has experienced strong growth in its first eight years. Now serving an enthusiastic and committed body of parents, it offers nursery through elementary grades education to 120+ children and the school aims to add a grade each year to become a nursery to eighth grade by fall of 2021. The curriculum includes Spanish, Mandarin, Games, Violin, Eurythmy, and Handwork. Located on two campuses (Nursery and Elementary School), the school is currently working to bring the whole school under one roof.

In addition to providing strong and visible oversight of the day-to-day operations of all aspects of the school, the School Director will also have the opportunity to work with committed faculty, staff and board members to lay the groundwork for the school’s continued success.

-Support the school in developing a strategic plan for improving organizational functioning (decision making, communication, conflict resolution, etc...). Responsible for driving the execution of strategy with faculty, board and administration.

-Work in concert/consultation with key personnel/constituents (Administration staff, lead teachers, Board) to propose and execute decisions that support the future growth and fiscal health and efficient functioning of school.

-Provide skillful and attuned leadership support for faculty. Assist in the development of process and capacities for establishing shared expectations and vehicles for addressing conflict.

-Provide guidance to the school in integrating Anthroposophical and Waldorf pedagogical insights with progressive organizational practices.

-Introduce and champion work culture practices that support a balanced workload and opportunities for self-care.

-Help to improve existing systems to ensure effective outreach, enrollment processes. Work with and support enrollment efforts based on an understanding of school identity and on market and demographic research.

-Hold over-arching vision for the needs of parent community, ensuring that appropriate communications and processes are undertaken to provide an exemplary level of responsiveness and service.

-Work with Board to set conditions for an eventual unification of school sites in 2019.

This is a full time position with a competitive salary, benefits that include medical, dental, vision and tuition remission.

Contact: Stefan Klocek, Board Chair at (415) 999 - 2600
Or submit cover letter and resume electronically to [email protected]
Berkeley Rose Waldorf School
2515 Hillegass Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

Viewed: 293 times

Add a Job Listing

Post a job opening Seeking a position?

Newsletter Archive

See all newsletters »

Join the Mailing List!

Stay Connected…
Each week receive the Waldorf News Weekly Update, full of news, events, and more. Keep abreast of what's happening with Waldorf education.

Featuring over 900 images of student work from around the world.
Browse images »