Linden Waldorf School of Nashville

Career Opportunities

 

Linden Waldorf has the following job openings:

 

Position:  Outreach Coordinator 

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Status:  Part Time, Salaried

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree

  • Minimum two years applicable work experience

  • Superior oral and written communication skills, including presentation experience

Summary: The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for relationship building among key stakeholders and target audiences in the wider Nashville community, the existing LWS community, and larger Waldorf community to educate, inform and build awareness about LWS and Waldorf education.  The Outreach Coordinator complements the Enrollment Coordinator in LWS’s efforts to attract and retain prospective families and students.  Reports to and is hired by the Administrative Chair; attends weekly administrative staff meetings; convenes Outreach committee; attends faculty meeting as needed; other duties as assigned.

Primary Responsibilities:

Marketing and Brand Management

  • Maintain consistent image of the school through advertising plan, brochures, flyers and other mailings.

  • Implement marketing and public relations plan for the school

  • Protect logo/brand and decide on requests to use logo

  • Assist Development Coordinator in creating materials for alumni, donors, friends and family members

  • In partnership with the Enrollment Coordinator, identify methods to track data, such as how and where interested families first came into contact with Linden Waldorf School

  • Work with faculty and administrative team to ensure that all materials and activities accurately reflect the school’s vision, and pedagogical ideals and practices; work with the Outreach Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Group to develop messaging and to make sure marketing materials appeal to a culturally broad cross-section of the Nashville community

Communications Activities

  • Oversee the regular content updates of website and other social media.

  • Assist in editing internal and external documents.

  • Monitor press for articles and information on Waldorf education.

  • Develop communications protocols around issues that may arise in a school community.

  • Maintain archive of school images and materials

Public Relations

  • Build relationships with a wide array of stakeholders – parents, grandparents, prospective parents, alumni parents, local potential feeder schools, high schools, and the wider Nashville community

  • Inform local groups about Waldorf education, demonstrating an extensive understanding of and enthusiastic support for Linden Waldorf School and Waldorf Education.

  • Promote and publicize Waldorf education within the school community (working with the Faculty Chair and Parent Council to bring in speakers, offer informational events).

  • Build relationships with targeted media outlets, write press releases, arrange for media coverage when appropriate; plan, coordinate, and escort media visits.

Events

  • Work with administrative team and faculty to plan, manage and/or support various events, e.g. Experience Waldorf Day, Windows on Waldorf Tours, Private School Fair, Grandparents Day, Volunteer Appreciation Day, Rose Ceremony, Graduation, Elves’ Faire, etc.

  • Ensure that there is an adequate record of events and student work to use in publications and materials

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Efficient use of standard office equipment and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and social media platform.

  • Capacity to plan and manage projects, prioritizing effectively to meet goals and deadlines and stay on budget.

  • Maintain a cheerful, relaxed, respectful demeanor when working with others.

  • Show initiative, flexibility and resourcefulness when confronting challenges, working both independently and as part of a team

 

 

Position: Part-Time Aftercare

 

Linden Waldorf School is seeking to immediately hire a qualified and motivated Early Childhood Resting Stars Extended Caregiver.  We are looking for someone who will teach from an understanding of Waldorf education and Rudolf Steiner's indications on child development. The caregiver will work as part of a committed team of teachers and be an active member of our school community.  

 

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree from an accredited university

1 – 2 years previous early childhood classroom experience

Have completed, or be willing to seek Waldorf Certification

 

Schedule:                         Combination of shifts between the hours of 11:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. 

                                 (M-W) and 12-5:45 p.m. (Th,F); approximately 30 hours per week Status: Part-time

 

Primary Function:

The Resting Stars/Extended Caregiver shall meet the needs of the children, the program, and the well being of the classroom.   He/She will work to guide the children through imitation, to strengthen and develop the children’s will and senses through meaningful interactions.

 

Classroom Responsibilities and Duties:

 

Assist in preparing room for lunch, supervise children preparing for lunch and help with lunches and clean up.

Prepare room for resting and help children to settle down for quiet time.

Monitor children– telling stories, singing, playing the lyre, or rubbing backs as needed during rest.

As children awake, have appropriate activities prepared to follow the rhythm of the week.

Prepare snacks and a healthy rhythm of outdoor and indoor play.

Maintain attendance records (must be filed with school office each week).

Sweeping, dusting, washing dishes, etc. as needed to maintain classroom cleanliness.

Availability to secure the building each night after the last child has been picked up in the absence of the Extended Care Coordinator.

 

Additional Responsibilities:

 

All teachers share responsibility for the well-being of the school.  Aspects of this responsibility are:

 

Maintaining and striving for an openness to understand and work with the Anthroposophical underpinnings of Waldorf Education and child development.

Willingness to attend and participate in the In-Service meetings in August, March and June as schedule allows.

Attend the Early Childhood meeting at least once a month.

Participate in Child Study as needed.

Be available to meet with parents and other teachers to discuss students either at conference time or if necessary relating to other concerns.

Attendance/assistance at major all-school activities (Elves’ Faire, Experience Waldorf Education Day, State of the School meeting, Spring Gala, May Fair) and community outreach events.

Attendance at the All School Meetings called by the Board of Trustees.

Other duties as assigned.

 

 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and references to careers@lindenwaldorf.org or mail to Linden Waldorf School, 3201 Hillsboro Pike Nashville, TN 37215.  Our fax number is 615-354-0247. No phone calls please.

 

It is the policy of Linden Waldorf School to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and not to discriminate on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status or veteran status.  

 

 

Position: Aftercare Coordinator

Linden Waldorf School is seeking to immediately hire a qualified and motivated Extended Care Coordinator.  We are looking for someone who will teach from an understanding of Waldorf education and Rudolf Steiner's indications on child development. This person will work as part of a committed team of teachers and be an active member of our school community.  

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university

 

Preferred Qualifications:

1 – 2 years previous classroom experience

Have completed, or be willing to seek, Waldorf Certification

 

Schedule:                         M-F, 2:30-5:45 p.m.

Status:                              Part-time

 

Primary Function:

The Lead Aftercare Teacher shall meet the needs of the children, the program, and the well being of the classroom. He/She will work to guide the children through meaningful interactions, and will help to strengthen and develop the children’s will and senses by providing a daily and weekly rhythm of age appropriate activities. 

 

Classroom Responsibilities and Duties:  

 

Set up for any activities and snack prior to arrival of children.

Sign-in the children, and supervise the children in play during sign-in or provide games and activities until snack.

Help children remember if/when they have a lesson.

Lead preparation, supervision, and clean up of snack.

Shop for groceries and oversee purchase of other Aftercare supplies.

Monitor homework, activities, or games after snack.

Reset the classrooms, and lock up the building after last child has left.

Sweeping, dusting, washing dishes, laundry, etc. as needed to maintain classroom cleanliness.

Relay messages to the parents from other teachers as needed.

Print and deliver new Aftercare attendance slips for each of the upper grades monthly.

Keep records of aftercare attendance.

Calculate Aftercare billing on a quarterly basis.

 

Additional Responsibilities:

 

All teachers share responsibility for the well-being of the school.  Aspects of this responsibility are:

Maintaining and striving for an openness to understand and work with the Anthroposophical underpinnings of Waldorf Education and child development.

Attendance and participation in parent conference days, and parent meetings.  Attendance at other parent conferences as much as possible in schedule.

Attendance and participation in weekly faculty meetings, three (3) In Service sessions in the beginning and end of each academic year (August and June) and spring of each year (February or March).

Attendance and participation in weekly section meetings and child studies.

Service on at least one (1) Faculty committee and/or Board of Trustees of the school.  First year teachers may be exempt from this requirement.

Attendance/assistance at major all-school activities in accordance with the All School Event Guidelines.

Attendance at the All School Meetings called by the Board of Trustees.

Participation in the design and execution of an individualized plan for professional development. Attendance at Waldorf Education summer training as identified as appropriate by the School.

Other duties as assigned.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and references to careers@lindenwaldorf.org or mail to Linden Waldorf School, 3201 Hillsboro Pike Nashville, TN 37215.  Our fax number is 615-354-0247. No phone calls please.

 

It is the policy of Linden Waldorf School to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and not to discriminate on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status or veteran status.  

 

 

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