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Administrative Chair

Detroit Waldorf School

Detroit, MI, USA Remote

Full time


Nov 4

Administrative Chair

The Detroit Waldorf School seeks a full-time Administrative Chair for the 2023-2024 school year.  Training for the position begins in June 2023. 

The Administrative Chair provides leadership, support, and supervision in the administrative realm of the school and is responsible for keeping the school in compliance and running smoothly to support the delivery of curriculum and instruction. The Administrative Chair reports to the Board of Trustees and works closely with the College of Teachers, administrative staff, faculty, and parent body. Primary job responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Maintaining the big picture with the full Detroit Waldorf School Community
  • Managing and overseeing the office, legal affairs and finances
  • Hiring, supervising, training and evaluating administrative staff
  • Completing Michigan Department of Education, AWSNA, and ISACS required reporting  
  • Acting as the go-to person for parents on school wide issues and concerns
  • Distributing mandated school, safety and health policies
  • Collaborating with Facilities Department to review and update emergency preparedness and safety plans annually
  • Managing legal, regulatory and licensing issues 
  • Participating in Board, Faculty, Finance, Development, Personnel, Administrative Council, Administrative, Accessible Tuition, and Facilities meetings. 

Qualities and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree (required), Master’s (a plus)
  • Three-plus years experience in an administrative role, preferably at a school
  • Familiarity with the Waldorf educational movement
  • Demonstrated excellence in managerial and communication skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • The ability to establish priorities, demonstrate initiative, and achieve stated goals 
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work comfortably in a collaborative environment with a diverse constituents, including administrative staff, teachers, volunteers, parents, board members, and community partners. 

Hours and Compensation 

Normal work hours are 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday. Additional evening and weekend work is regularly required. 

This is a year round salaried position with a base salary of $43,000 with the following benefits: health and dental insurance, retirement, professional development, and tuition remission.  Additional compensation, commensurate with experience and credentials, is added to the base salary. 

Our strong commitment to increasing and supporting diversity in employment and our programs are expressed in our desire to hire candidates underrepresented in Waldorf Education. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are asked to submit an application , cover letter, resume, and two professional references, via email to boardpresident@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214. The hiring process includes, but is not limited to: a campus tour and a hiring interview with members of the Board of Trustees. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our school at https://www.detroitwaldorf.org/ 

The Detroit Waldorf School does not discriminate in admissions, hiring, or employment practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or other statuses protected by law. Furthermore, parents, students, faculty, staff members, and board members are all expected to conduct themselves and discharge their responsibilities in accordance with the school’s non-discrimination policy. 

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