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Grade School Teacher Training Program Director

Sound Circle Center for Arts and Anthroposophy

Seattle, WA, USA Remote

Part time

Administration

Oct 28

Purpose, role and overall responsibilities 

The purpose of the Grade School Teacher Training Program Director (GS/TT) is to further the mission of Sound Circle Center by ensuring the consistent quality of programs, and that they express the highest aspects of the SCC core values. This position is a member of the Council and Core Faculty.

Areas of Focus

Program planning, implementation and review:

  • Plan and implement the program curriculum in collaboration with the EC Program Director
  • Create and update course descriptions
  • Ensure that the program is aligned with AWSNA guidelines
  • Maintain healthy relations with AWSNA, TEDC, Pedagogical Section Council and other relevant professional organizations.
  • Assumes or assigns AWSNA/TEDC delegate responsibility to a core faculty member.

Student Support:

  • Provide regular mentoring and advising opportunities for individual students.
  • Provide curriculum resources needed by students.
  • Facilitate communication between students and faculty as needed.
  • Facilitate grievances and personal concerns/issues of students according to accepted procedures as outlined in the Student Handbook.
  • Oversee student observations and practicum experiences and internships, including communicating with participating schools and supervising teachers (including supervision of staff assigned these responsibilities).

Faculty Support:

  • Create and manage the teaching schedule.
  • Oversee and coordinate planning and implementation of graduation and recognition events.
  • Oversee adjunct program faculty and guest speakers including review and evaluation.
  • Support business manager in ensuring faculty compliance with all legal and financial requirements.
  • Participate in annual review of all SCC handbooks.
  • Recommend professional development opportunities for faculty.
  • Facilitate communication and collegiality among faculty including planning periodic meetings and retreats.
  • Handle grievances and personnel concerns/issues (student-student, student-faculty, faculty-faculty) according to accepted procedures as outlined in the SCC Handbook.

Administrative Support (Enrollment – Outreach – Marketing):

  • Provide information and assistance to the Business Manager in publicizing the TT programs (e.g., Open Houses, Ripples, specific program ads).
  • Respond to applicant inquiries.
  • Conduct applicant interviews.
  • Communicate applicant acceptances to Business manager

Site and Facilities:

  • Advise Business Manager of specific site needs as they arise.

Finances:

  • Participate in planning, implementing and review of the program budget.
  • Review and submit faculty teaching hours and reimbursements to PC every month.
  • Council Membership: The Program Director is a member of the Council.

Review and Professional Development:

  • Participate in regular individual and organizational evaluations.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate.
  • Determine and document the responsibilities of the Assistant for the coming year with review by the Council.

Documentation:

  • Maintain progress, attendance, practicum, assignment records in concert with Business Manager to ensure efficient record keeping for the purposes of licensure and transcripts.
  • Communicate any change in student status to Business Manager

Required skills, knowledge and attitudes:

  • Experience teaching/working in a Waldorf school 
  • Ongoing relationship with the profession of teaching 
  • Deeply committed to Anthroposophy 
  • Experience in adult education 
  • Excellence at written and oral communication 
  • Able to effectively use email, Word, Excel, Zoom, Google Drive (docs and sheets), Google Classroom, GroupMe
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • General management skills including planning and communications 
  • Recognized as a competent teacher and leader by colleagues 

Conditions of the work

  • This position is accountable to the Council and works with the Core Faculty and Business Manager to assure that the program is aligned with the mission.
  • This position requires the ability to meet on zoom, with high-speed internet access and a functional computer.
  • The TT Program Directors are expected to participate in regular meetings of the Core Faculty and Council.
  • The TT Program Directors are expected to participate in faculty group work and study, regular and special faculty meetings and seasonal planning meetings of faculty and board.
  • The TT/GS Program Director regularly tracks the hours spent on duties and the type of work performed so that the organization can track the workload and determine appropriate compensation. 
  • The TT/GS Program Director works independently in his/her own home or office or in the SCC office. The work schedule is flexible and varies according to the needs of the program. This position is budgeted at an FTE of .25-.5.Teaching and mentoring hours are separate. 
  • The TT/GS Program Director must be onsite for in-person intensives.
  •  Opportunities for professional development are available, with board approval. 
  •  A one-year contract is offered, with renewal contingent on a positive annual evaluation and sufficient funds in SCC’s budget. 
  • Teaching and Mentoring hours are compensated separately.

To submit your application:

  1. Fill out the SCC Application for Employment
  2. Send your application, resume, and letter of intent to the SCC Business Manager at jaya@soundcirclecenter.org as soon as possible and no later than January 6th, 2023.

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