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School Administrator

The Waldorf School of Atlanta

Decatur, GA, USA

Full time

Administration

May 11

Overview:

The Administrator provides full-time administrative leadership to The Waldorf School of Atlanta (WSA). In partnership with the Pedagogical Chair, the Administrator shares the responsibility for all executive functions of the school, delivering strong collaborative leadership through dedication to the principles of Waldorf education for the benefit of students, families, and the wider WSA community.  This role works in collaboration with the Pedagogical Chair to facilitate the implementation of the objectives outlined in the WSA Strategic Plan and in the AWSNA Accreditation Self-Study. 

The Administrator role is responsible for the facilitation and coordination of day to day business operations, the development and implementation of administrative policies, and procedures, the management of facilities and administrative staff, and the oversight of a single campus property comprising five acres including both indoor and outdoor learning spaces. The Administrator oversees, with support from the school’s Business Manager, the preparation and administration of school funds.  S/He will encourage and model timely and effective communication among individuals and groups in the school community and will act for the school at both internal and external events. The Administrator is responsible for ensuring that the staff performance is aligned with the objectives outlined in the WSA Strategic Plan. The Administrator provides an administrative, legal, and financial perspective for all significant decisions that affect the students, faculty, and staff of the school.

Qualifications and Benefits:

The Administrator should have previous administrative and leadership experience in education. Ideally, the candidate will exhibit experiential knowledge of Waldorf school philosophy, its educational principles, and teaching techniques and methods. S/he will have a solid practical connection to the pedagogical needs of the school’s students and faculty. S/he will have experiential knowledge of general principles of effective public relations and will seek to foster healthy connections between faculty, staff members, parents and community. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of experience with budgetary and fiscal oversight, providing strategic direction and related recommendations, and performing supervisory and managerial direction for the staff.  A Bachelor’s degree for this role is required; an advanced degree is strongly preferred.  

  • Salaried, Exempt
  • Salary is commensurate on education and related administrative experience 
  • Benefits Eligible 

About the Waldorf School of Atlanta:

WSA was founded as a preschool/kindergarten program in 1986. Following years of rapid growth in the Decatur, GA community, WSA graduated its first eighth grade class in 2000. Today, WSA offers preschool to grade eight education for approximately 200+ students.  Our current and evolving curriculum includes:  Spanish language study, Eurythmy, Movement Education, Gardening, Music (Strings, Ukulele, and Chorus), Handwork, Woodwork, Sports Programs, an extensive and varied after school program, and summer camp sessions. WSA holds dual accreditation by SAIS and AWSNA and is a full member of AWSNA. 

Our accomplished and professionally qualified school faculty work in partnership with the school’s Board of Trustees and alongside a vibrant and committed parent community. The faculty play a significant role in decision making and implementing programing at our school, with their efforts headed by the Core Faculty, the school’s body of pedagogical leadership.

To Apply:

Included in your application materials, please provide your letter of introduction, CV or resume, summary biography, and a minimum of three professional references of support to the attention of the School Administrator Search Committee at jobs@waldorfatlanta.org (Subject line: Administrator Search).



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