About Us -
Peace Valley is a young K-8 charter school located in the growing, bustling city of Boise, Idaho. Boise is a beautiful medium-sized city with so much to offer. Our food scene rivals that of Portland, our arts community is thriving and dynamic, and we have rugged beauty for our backyard - hiking, fishing, snowsports, kayaking, mountain biking, boating, and more are all available just a short drive from Boise.
As the first Waldorf school in our area, we have the privilege to grow alongside our community and bring this wonderful form of education to families who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it. Our school culture is collaborative, vibrant, and growing to fill the needs of our unique community in Boise. We are strongly led by the Waldorf principles, and by our shared experiences and intuitions as educators. We are lucky to have an active parent body who regularly volunteer at our school and are passionate about being involved in their children's education in a real way.
As a school, we at Peace Valley aim to bring forth healthy, confident, free-thinking, and self-directed children who are passionately engaged with education. We want to empower all of our students to contribute responsibly to the world and to appreciate the importance of peace, respect, and compassion.
About the Position -
Peace Valley seeks a passionate individual, well-versed in Waldorf education, to guide our growing staff in their pedagogical development and curriculum planning. The ideal candidate will be positive, collaborative, and highly effective at communicating. Ideal leadership qualities must be present, including demonstrating high personal expectations, modeling a strong sense of personal accountability, courage, and creativity. We look for leaders who will nurture the growth of our vibrant community and support the mission of our school. The pedagogical chair will report to the Principal.
Essential Job Duties -
Working out of Anthroposophy, the Faculty/Pedagogical Chair ensures that a high-quality Waldorf curriculum is delivered to students at Peace Valley Charter School, overseeing mentoring programs for faculty. This person works very closely with the administrator and other leaders of the school.
- Carries global perspective of PVCS vision, mission and values.
- Carries an awareness of educational trends within the Waldorf movement both public Waldorf methods charter schools and independent Waldorf schools, as well as schools external to Waldorf.
- Assists with the alignment of Waldorf pedagogy to Idaho Content Standards by working with teachers on block planning and lesson planning.
- Makes regular teacher observations and offers support through problem solving, supportive feedback, goal setting and coaching.
- Upholds healthy lines of communication regarding pedagogical issues among and between the faculty, board of trustees, parents, and greater community.
- Facilitates healthy feedback, timely follow through, and accountability for the school’s pedagogical mission.
- Works with the administration to oversee the faculty-hiring process and recruitment efforts.
- Supports faculty committee work, including proper documentation of committees for healthy institutional memory.
- Works with the administration to review substitutes list and long term substitution plans (ex: family leave).
- Represents faculty and school at school sponsored events.
- Attends faculty meetings and provides periodic reports to faculty.
Minimum Qualifications -
- Minimum requirement of Bachelor of Arts degree, preferably in education or other related field.
- Waldorf teacher certification and/or possess a master's level degree in education, as well as extensive experience in Waldorf education and leadership.
- Valid Idaho State Teaching Certificate or the ability to become certified by the State Department of Education.
- 3+ years teaching experience in a Waldorf school.
- Interest in educational trends within and external to the Waldorf movement.
- Excellent servant leadership, facilitation, and communication skills.
- Working and practical knowledge of anthroposophy.
- Highly organized and attentive to detail.
As a public charter school in the State of Idaho, Peace Valley employees working 20 or more hours/week are eligible for PERSI retirement benefits. Salary is on par with the State Department of Education’s career ladder. Peace Valley provides ongoing professional development to ensure that our teachers seek and practice best teaching methods. Full-time employees are eligible for personal leave, sick leave, and health benefits.
How to Apply -
Please complete the online application. You will be required to provide your education, work history, and three references. Have digital copies of your cover letter, resume, college transcripts and letters of recommendation prepared to upload. If you have any questions about this application email firstname.lastname@example.org