The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs is hiring a lead Administrator for the 2023 - 2024 school year, to begin in July or sooner.
This individual is responsible for the operations of the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, overseeing the finances, enrollment, philanthropy, marketing, facilities, and community building activities that make our non-profit school a success. As the figurehead of the school, maintaining access and visibility to parents, teachers, and the administrative team are essential. This position reports to the board of directors and the college of teachers.
The ideal candidate has a proven track record of leadership capacities, can manage a team of administrative staff, and provide oversight of the school’s programs, and works with the board of directors to design and carry out the strategic plan for the school. Familiarity with, and experience in, Waldorf Education is ideal, but not required.
— Masters Level Degree in Education or Leadership
— Experience managing the daily operations of a small business
— Excellent written and verbal communication skills
— Organized, dependable, punctual
— Ability to work collaboratively and delegate effectively
— Open to continuing education and a collaborative leadership model
The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs was founded in 1981 and currently serves approximately 170 children. We have an Absolute Charter from the New York State Education Department, are accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), and are full members of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). Our eclectic downtown campus is spread over two historic buildings which are within walking distance of each other in the small city of Saratoga Springs, NY, while our Forest campus is located on over 300 forested acres of state park land, 2 miles outside of town.
Our Early Childhood program houses parent-child, preschool, and mixed-aged kindergarten classes on two separate campuses - the Forest Campus and the Early Childhood Center in downtown Saratoga Springs. The Grades school serves students in grades 1 through 8 and offers a richness of experience through main lesson content and special subjects (woodwork, handwork, French, music, movement, eurythmy, and spacial dynamics).
Saratoga Springs is a charming Victorian resort town nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks with a population of approximately 30,000. We are three hours from Boston, New York City, and Montreal. Our location offers four delightful seasons, proximity to both wilderness and major cities, and a comfortable small-town feeling. Because of our popularity as a summer-time destination, Saratoga Springs offers many world class cultural events, such as hosting both the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra. We have a thriving music and theater life, restaurants, shops and community events.
For more information, please visit our website: www.waldorfsaratoga.org. Our salary is commensurate with experience. We offer a generous benefits package that includes tuition remission, medical coverage, and a simple IRA.
Please send the following application materials to: Administration@waldorfsaratoga.org.
Resume or CV
A letter of interest
A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement: We invite you to read the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) on our website HERE. Please include a statement describing the value of DEI and how you have, or plan to, exhibit these values in the workplace.
We look forward to hearing from you!