Administration and Staff Employment Opportunities

Current Administrative & Staff Openings

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Pedagogical Administrator

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula seeks a full time Pedagogical Administrator to attend to the pedagogical administrative needs of our Los Altos campus, Nursery – Grade 5, while fostering whole-school continuity and awareness.

Excellent candidates will have strong connections to the Waldorf movement and be able to work well within school processes while always having an eye for how they can be improved better to serve our school community. A strong and demonstrated commitment to collaborative work and consensus decision making is essential as well as an empathic approach to working with colleagues, students and parents. Experience, awareness, and dedication to nonviolent communication and effective conflict management are required.

Position Summary
1. to oversee and facilitate processes that ensure the school’s pedagogical quality, consistency, coherence, and continuity.
2. bring a whole-school perspective, bridging administrative and pedagogical insights, to all discussions.
3. support the work of the Pedagogical Council.
4. work closely with the School Administrator and the Management Team to review and refine governance structures, policies, and procedures.
5. prepare and facilitate the agendas for the June and August meetings as well as professional development days in collaboration with the School Administrator.

In consultation and collaboration with other faculty and administrative staff, a Pedagogical Administrator oversees and has responsibility in the following areas:
1. Faculty Recruitment and Hiring
2. Faculty Professional Development & Mentoring
3. Faculty Communication & Working Together
4. Student Support
5. Admissions Support
6. Student Assessments
7. Parent Work
8. Curriculum Development & Implementation
9. Administrative Faculty Support Work
10. School Intranet Document Management

Interested candidates should e-mail their resumé, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating, “Pedagogical Administrator”.

Development Director

Position Summary
The Development Director is responsible for WSP’s development and outreach programs, which have three primary components: (1) Ensuring that the short and long-term fundraising needs of the school are met through robust campaigns, activities, and programs that engage all of WSP’s primary constituencies; (2) Fostering a successful “in-reach” program that provides adults in the community with opportunities to channel their material, physical, and/or social energies in service to the school, as well as identifying and promoting activities and events that enrich our common community life; and (3) Promoting WSP as a unique, respected and desirable educational choice as well as a burgeoning cultural source in Silicon Valley.

Reporting Relationships
The Development Director (DD) reports directly to the School Administrator. This person works closely with the Board of Trustees, faculty leadership and administrative colleagues in order to fulfill the key responsibilities outlined below. The DD directs the Communications Coordinator, Community Development Coordinator and the School Store Manager.

Key Responsibilities
Fundraising
• Designs, executes and evaluates Waldorf School of the Peninsula Fund Campaign.
• Will serve as administrative lead for a future Capital Campaign.
• Serves as overseer and gatekeeper of all other fundraising activities of the school (i.e. middle and high school fundraising, holiday faire, and gala).
• Provides ongoing guidance and support to Gala Committee.

Community Development
• Cultivates volunteers and donors from inside and outside the school community.
• Identifies and supports a diverse array of parent offerings that enrich our community life and strengthen our identity as a Nursery through 12th grade school.
• Coordinates the Parent Connection workshops and lectures series.
• Identifies and cultivates alumni; establishes a successful alumni relations program.
• Articulates the social vision of Waldorf education and how the three-fold social order applies to fundraising at a Waldorf school.

Outreach and Marketing
• Participates in the development of WSP’s marketing plan and collateral material; oversees marketing outreach.
• Cultivates and directs media and public relations.
• Develops and oversees outreach plan to establish WSP as a positive presence in the greater community.
• Authors and/or reviews the majority of external communications.

Development Administration
• Communicates development goals and progress to the community regularly and transparently.
• Ensures that development office records are kept in a manner consistent with IRS requirements, WSP policies, and a “best practices” approach.

Other
• Other duties may be assigned.

WSP Committee work includes:
• Board meetings as an attendee
• Capital Campaign and Development Committee, Lead
• Outreach Committee (Ad Hoc), Lead
• Marketing Committee, Convener (Agendas and Tracking)
• Tuition Adjustment Committee, Conversation Lead

Qualifications
Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree a minimum.
• 5+ years in fundraising and organizational and/or community development.

Skills and Attributes
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills
• Ability to analyze, synthesize, and present complex information
• Ability to serve as a liaison or spokesperson to individual or external groups
• Ability and willingness to solicit gifts
• Understand the social and spiritual ideals at the basis of the school’s work and have a healthy relationship with the school.
• Commit to working towards the incorporation of the vision, mission, and values into the school.
• Possess a commitment to Waldorf education in general, beyond the Waldorf School of the Peninsula. Possess relevant skills and experience in planning, marketing, administration, and organizational development.
• Be able to work effectively in a group and under pressure.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resumé, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating, “Development Director”.

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