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Assistant Director (Interim)

Blue Oak Charter School

Chico, CA, USA Remote

Part time


Nov 9


SCHOOL YEAR: 2022-2023


Blue Oak School is a K-8 public Waldorf methods charter school in its twenty-first year, located in beautiful Chico, California.  At the base of the northern Sierra, less than two hours from Lassen National Park and home to one of the largest municipal parks in the country, Chico is recognized as one of the top towns in California for bicycling and the arts and is home to California State University, Chico.  Blue Oak School strives to offer a Renaissance education with practical arts, fine arts, movement, gardening, and cultural studies consistent with the Waldorf curriculum and in alignment with the Common Core Standards.  Blue Oak is committed to providing a culture of inclusion for all employees, families and students that respect individual strengths, views and experiences.  We believe that our differences  make us stronger.

TO APPLY: Please visit www.edjoin.org/blueoakcharterschool to submit an application for this position. Blue Oak will only be accepting applications via EdJoin at this time.


The primary job of Assistant Director is to manage the day-to-day operations of the school by responding to behavioral and academic issues as necessary.   The Assistant Director is to support the established goals of the school by implementing and monitoring progress of behavior management, academic intervention, restorative practices, attendance, Independent Study, and problem solving for students under the umbrella of diversity, equity,  and inclusion. This is an Administrative and Leadership Team level position that reports to the Executive Director.

Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  1. Facilitates meetings and processes, for the purpose of implementing and maintaining behavior and academic services of Blue Oak School which achieve desired objectives as outlined in the Local Control Accountability Plan and the Blue Oak Strategic Plan. This includes:
  2. Implement and strengthen data based collaborative decision making.
  3. Participation and support of the Behavior Team & Intervention Team.  
  4. Membership on the Leadership Team
  5. Oversee the Attendance Monitoring and Independent Study
  6. Serve as primary administrator for behavior referrals.
  7. Oversee the development and implementation of the Professional Development plan based on demonstrated instructional needs and student outcome measures.
  8. Lead Student Study Teams and 504 meetings. 
  9. Serves as the Blue Oak Administrative Representative for IEPs as necessary
  10. Work with instructional staff on curriculum development and approval including Math, ELA, Social Justice, and Social Emotional Learning
  11. Oversee Williams Act Compliance
  12. Oversee Expanded Learning Offerings
  13. Participate in other committee work as needed
  14. Collaborates with the Executive Director to direct, support, and supervise teachers, aides, other personnel and contractors.
  15. Develops proposals, new programs, budgets and grants for the purpose of meeting Blue Oak goals.
  16. Manages fiscal resources from the General Fund, grants, and categorical sources.  Prepares budgets in conjunction with the Executive Director and business office and directs spending, and monitors maintenance of effort, for the purpose of fiscal efficiency in providing required services.
  17. Coordinates with outside agencies to provide services to students and staff, for the purpose of offering appropriate services.
  18. Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
  19. Support communication with the community as needed by:
  20. Leading school tours
  21. Engaging in outreach, marketing, and public relations activities
  22. Reviewing the Acorn newsletter
  23. Attending Faculty, Aide, Parent Council, Charter Council & other committee meetings 
  24. Collaborating with families and community members of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.
  25. Other duties as assigned.


  1. A current, clear California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, or the equivalent
  2. An Administrative Credential the ability to and willingness to obtain one. 
  3. A minimum of three years of teaching, administrative experience, or the equivalent
  4. Fingerprinting through licensing required before employment
  5. Waldorf Certification or experience (preferred)

Knowledge of:

  1. Waldorf Pedagogy K-8, whole child approach to education
  2. Common Core Standards
  3. Use of data based decision making
  4. Multi Tiered Systems of Support
  5. Nurtured Heart

Ability to:

  1. Proactively assume responsibility for supervising children
  2. Demonstrate an understanding, patient, warm and receptive attitude toward children.
  3. Engage in collaborative decision making
  4. Maintain cooperative working relationships with children, staff, parents, and the general public.
  5. Learn and utilize basic Waldorf methods and procedures that are followed in instructional settings.
  6. Utilize spreadsheets and other computational requirements. 
  7. Utilize the English language with proficient writing skills including proper use of punctuation, spelling and grammar.
  8. Understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions.
  9. Manage personnel and programs.

Management Style:

  1. Effective communicator & an even better listener
  2. Collaborative style in working with others; co-create solutions
  3. Proactive, rational problem-solver
  4. Provide concrete solutions to teacher problems
  5. Supportive and helpful rather than judgmental
  6. Supports collegiality at all times

Character Traits:

  1. Approachable and kind
  2. Trustworthy & fair minded
  3. Inspired and inspirational


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move through the building and property, stay stationary during work hours, communicate with students, staff, and parents and move light objects.  

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