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Administrative Chair

The Waldorf School of St. Louis

Saint Louis, MO, USA

Full time

Administration

Jan 12

The Administrative Chair coordinates and manages administrative support of and communication between the different governing bodies and committees of The Waldorf School of St. Louis. 

The Administrative Chair is the “point person” for the Administrative Team and holds the big picture perspective of the school, keeping the school vision and mission at the forefront of decision making.  The Administrative Chair supports the long-term and strategic goals of the Board of Trustees and Full Time Faculty, providing necessary research, consideration, recommendations, and communication of those goals to the various school stakeholders.  This role works closely with Faculty Leadership when concerns arise about pedagogy, students, parents, or instructional personnel. The Administrative Chair also works closely with the Board of Trustees and its mandated committees in overseeing the financial and legal wellbeing of the school.  As a school leader, the Administrative Chair serves as a primary advocate for, and embodiment of, school values and culture.

A complete job description is available upon request.

Qualifications

Competency: 

Excellent organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to think ahead, self-manage, and be flexible
Ability to think systemically and strategically
Considerable knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy, including administrative and educational principles, techniques, and methods
Waldorf classroom or administrative experience 
Experience managing all aspects of employment, retention, and dismissal of personnel preferred
Ability to relate to and honor all members of the school community and to work as part of a team
Demonstrated ability to manage public relations and inter-relationships with community groups, private and public agencies, parents, and the general public
Legal awareness of school related issues preferred
Experience working in a consensus-based, decision-making model
Ability to support a development committee, including generating new ideas and increasing revenue to the school
Ability to embody, manifest and advocate the mission of the school
Ability to articulate The Waldorf School of Saint Louis’ vision for the future
Ability to monitor and address all matters of school climate and culture
A working relationship with Anthroposophy
Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred
Personal Qualities:

Personal empathy and alignment with the mission of The Waldorf School of St. Louis
Decisiveness tempered with patience, diplomacy and compassion
Personable, with a healthy and respectful sense of humor
The Waldorf School of St. Louis is dedicated to diversity, and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds and beliefs to apply. Detailed job descriptions available upon request. To apply for any of these positions, please email cover letter with a short autobiographical statement, resume, and references to: employment@waldorfstl.org.

The Waldorf School of St. Louis is an AWSNA associate school with students in Pre-K through Grade 8, founded in 1993 and actively working toward full accreditation. Our community features an active parent body, committed Board, strong Administration, and collaborative Faculty. We are located in the Webster Groves community, just west of downtown St. Louis.

The city of St. Louis is at the heart of the continent, and St. Louisans enjoy a low cost of living and a small, neighborhood feel coupled with the advantages of a major metropolitan area, such as top-rated health care and a thriving arts community. St. Louis residents enjoy free or extremely low-cost admission to many museums, gardens, nature preserves, The St. Louis Zoo, The St. Louis Science Center, the Municipal Opera, and other major attractions. St. Louis also boasts over 100 parks, including Tower Grove and Forest Park (which is larger than New York’s Central Park), farmers’ markets in season, and over 200 miles of biking, cycling, and walking trails. The St. Louis area is fortunate to have an Anthroposophical Physician who is also Board Certified in Family Medicine and Homeotherapeutics.

For more about St. Louis, see http://www.stlregionalchamber.com/life/overview

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