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School Chair

Jan 02 2018 | Portland Waldorf School | Milwaukie, OR

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a School Chair to help steward the school into its next phase of growth and development. The ideal candidate is Waldorf-trained and has significant administrative experience and a commitment to working collaboratively. The Chair:

Is responsible for the day-to-day and long-term leadership of the school

Advances the strategic vision for the school as defined by the College of Teachers and Board of Trustees

Supports the principles of Waldorf pedagogy and partners with the College to promote these principles in all areas of the school

Supervises all Directors and ensures that internal practices are financially sound

Works closely with the College of Teachers to ensure a clear and fair process for evaluating, supporting, and giving feedback to Faculty

Participates in the hiring of faculty and staff

Executes decisions related to major program changes

Reports to the Board of Trustees

Candidates should have:

Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred from an accredited educational institution

Significant experience in/knowledge of Waldorf education and philosophy

Ability to think strategically with excellent analytic and abstract reasoning skills

Familiarity with current best practices in independent and Waldorf schools

Successful management or supervisory experience

Ability to work independently and adapt to a continually evolving environment

Strong interpersonal, presentation, and written communication skills

Strong oral communication skills which convey compassion and accessibility

A sense of humor combined with warmth and a professional presence and manner

Located in historic downtown Milwaukie, Oregon on a beautiful seven-acre campus with natural waterways, multiple gardens and play areas, Portland Waldorf School offers a dynamic combination of urban convenience with the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. In its 35th year, PWS is both well-established and financially secure, and is the only Waldorf school in the state with a full program from preschool through high school.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to [email protected] Application deadline for this position is February 1, 2018.

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