Administrator, 2017-18

Green Meadow Waldorf School, located in an established anthroposophical community 20 miles north of NYC, is actively seeking a visionary administrator to lead us into our next phase of development. Our expected enrollment in the coming 2017-18 school year is about 340 students.

We seek an experienced and dynamic leader with an understanding of Waldorf pedagogy. Experience in Waldorf Education, sensitivity, vision, flexibility, creativity, a sense of humor, and an ability to inspire others are key. The position will require: a commitment to Waldorf Education, anthroposophy, and the mission and vision of the school; a willingness to strengthen pedagogical work through support of appropriate departments, sections, and committees; enthusiasm for building relationships and taking decisive action; and strong computer, organizational, and time-management skills.

We are looking for a colleague who will have an understanding of child development, and a love of working with children, colleagues, and parents. Our school encourages professional development through both a strong faculty mentoring program and support for attending courses and conferences.

The Administrator will serve on the Collegium, Advisory Board (ex-officio), lead in the areas of communications and public relations, and act a liaison to AWNSA, WECAN, and NYSAIS (the NY State Association of Independent Schools, of which we are an accredited member).  The Administrator will also be responsible for oversight and direction of administrative functions, their Directors, and staff.

Please see additional information below for all applicants for full-time positions.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to the Search Committee via Andrea Gambardella, agambardella@gmws.org.

General information for full-time positions

Our school's approach is oriented toward providing a setting in which students can develop into independent individuals in a holistic way. We offer a competitive salary and benefits, generous retirement and health insurance contributions, and access to subsidized housing.

Applicants should have an interest in and previous understanding of Waldorf pedagogy and its background in anthroposophy. (Waldorf certification is required for many positions.) We are looking for flexible, enthusiastic colleagues with a sense of humor, who will participate wholeheartedly in the life of the school. Our school encourages professional development through mentoring by master teachers and support for attending conferences and courses.

The successful applicant will be joining a vibrant faculty and be able to partake of the benefits of an established anthroposophical community in suburban New York. Chestnut Ridge is about 20 miles from the cultural offerings and diversity of NYC and close to large state parks. Our school, now in its late sixties, contains an enlivening mix of seasoned, maturing, and newer teachers. The overall enrollment of our school is around 340 students. Our school is accredited by AWSNA and NYSAIS.

People of color and others underrepresented in our community are encouraged to apply.

In addition to being posted on this page, current openings are always posted at Waldorf Today.