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Our School

Linden Waldorf School serves approximately 200 students from 26 zip codes in Early Childhood through eighth grade. A diverse, dedicated, and experienced faculty is supported by a Faculty Leadership Council, Faculty Chair, Administrative Chair, and a capable administrative team and Board of Directors. Linden Waldorf School receives generous support from a strong parent community, its Parent Alliance, and the greater Nashville community. 

Our Community

Our verdant, twelve-acre campus is located in vibrant Nashville, Tennessee. Situated just minutes away from the bustle of downtown between Vanderbilt University and the Green Hills neighborhood, our school operates on a shared campus with Trinity Presbyterian Church. Consistently named one of America's top cities for friendliness, dining, music, and travel destination, Nashville offers a cosmopolitan sophistication with big-city amenities, including major league sports, museums, symphony, dance, theatre, visual arts, and a legendary music scene. Nashville is called "The Athens of the South" for its legacy in education and boasts eighteen universities and colleges. Nestled in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, Nashville is a growing, multi-cultural city with a rich history and an exciting future. 

Learn about becoming a Waldorf teacher here.

 

Current Job Openings

 

Opportunities to work in Early Childhood Afternoon Care:

Resting Stars on Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:00 – 3:00pm 

and/or Aftercare on Thursdays 3:00 – 5:30pm:

We are in need of an assistant in Early Childhood Resting Stars on Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:00 – 3:00pm and in Early Childhood Aftercare on Thursdays from 3:00 – 5:30pm.  If you are interested in either position, please contact Susanne Frensley at sfrensley@lindenwaldorf.org.  If you know of someone who would be a healthy caregiver to our children, please have them contact Susanne Frensley at sfrensley@lindenwaldorf.org.

 

Human Resources COORDINATOR 

This job description indicates the general duties and physical requirements of work performed by the employee with this job designation.  It should not be interpreted or construed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and physical requirements required of the employee assigned to this job, as these might vary from day to day or as business needs demand.

Position:  Human Resources Coordinator                                         Status:  Full-time

Reports to the Administrative and Faculty Chairs

Key Contributions

The Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for coordinating activities that support all faculty and staff personnel.  This position works to maintain confidentiality and compliance with all regulatory requirements pertaining to records management and plays a key role in recruitment, evaluation, and retention of faculty and staff in conjunction with the Administrative and Faculty Chairs. 

Assigned Responsibilities

  • Provides clerical/administrative services work to support the recruitment of potential candidates as necessary, in conjunction with the Administrative and Faculty Chairs.
  • In conjunction with the Faculty Chair and the Faculty Leadership Council (FLC), responsible for coordinating the hiring and maintenance of a pool of substitute teachers.
  • Responsible for employee orientation.  Works with the Chairs to establish standardized orientation programs for all Linden Waldorf School employees.
  • Assists the Business Manager to administer and educate employees regarding employee benefits.
  • Assists the Faculty Chair by scheduling mentors and evaluators throughout the school year.
  • Works at the direction of the Chairs to coordinate observation and mentoring schedules.
  • Along with the administrative team carries the consciousness for the administrative needs of the faculty
  • Holds primary responsibility for records management to include applicable regulatory compliance.
  • Maintains personnel records including required certifications, background checks, screenings, and all other personnel documentation needs.
  • Assists Administration with student records management as needed.
  • Holds responsibility for the annual review of school policies.
  • Tracks policy review and facilitates review and editing by appropriate school bodies.
  • Works in conjunction with FLC, Faculty Chair, and Administrative Chair to bring new and revised policies before the faculty for final review.
  • Ensures that new and revised policies are updated in the employee and family handbooks.
  • Coordinates all certification, annual screenings, and other regulatory-required events to ensure that faculty and staff maintain compliance. 
  • Assists Administration as needed to support the Festival Life at Linden Waldorf School.
  • Assists the Chairs with personnel issues from a regulatory/policy perspective, ensuring that local, state, and federal laws are upheld.
  • Maintains all applicable human resources/employment policies and standards and works in conjunction with staff, faculty, and the Governance committee to ensure that these guiding documents are applicable and up-to-date from a regulatory and compliance perspective.
  • Works to ensure that confidentiality is held to the highest standard.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Chairs.
  • This position reports to the Administrative and Faculty Chairs and assists with general administrative/faculty shared responsibilities as needed. This position requires in-person interaction; therefore, the Human Resources Manager is a -year-round position.

Qualifications

  • Belief in the mission, vision, and goals of Linden Waldorf School and the philosophy of Waldorf education.
  • Background in Human Resources; certification preferred.
  • Experience with the Microsoft suite of products and HR management software (Taleo, Kronos, etc.).
  • Minimum requirement of  an Associate’s Degree from an accredited school; Bachelor’s preferred.

Core Competencies/Attributes

Personal credibility

Diplomacy/flexibility

Trustworthy

Strong time-management skills/highly organized

Interpersonal awareness

Ability to analyze, interpret, summarize, and present data

Download the job description here.
 

Spacial Dynamics(r) Teacher

Linden Waldorf School is seeking a qualified, trained individual to teach Spacial Dynamics to our first through eighth grade classes. This person will work as a part of a committed team of teachers and be an active member of our school community.  

Position:   Subject Teacher, Spacial Dynamics

Status:  Full-time or Part-time, Salaried

Required Qualifications:     

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university dependent upon subject

Preferred Qualifications:

1 – 2 years previous classroom experience

Have completed or willing to complete Spacial Dynamics and/or Waldorf certification

Have completed a certification in Bothmer Gymnastics or has experience teaching Bothmer Gymnastics

Have an understanding of folk and ballroom dance

Primary Function:

Subject Teachers are considered to be knowledgeable in their subject and are responsible for developing, planning and teaching their programs. 

 Subject Teacher Classroom Responsibilities and Duties:

 1.  Class Teaching

  •  Prepare and teach subject curriculum, guided by the principles of Waldorf education.
  • Develop and maintain a safe, harmonious social environment for the students.
  • Provide regular communication to Class Teachers about curriculum, student performance and unusual incidents.
  • Begin and end classes on time to support Class Teachers’ daily schedule.
  • Participation in recess coverage for grades 1 – 8.

 2.  Parent Meetings

  •  Attend at least one (1) Class/Parent meeting to explain subject curriculum, answer parent questions, and foster familiarity between parents and Subject Teachers. 
  • Be available for parent-teacher conferences that may be scheduled in October and March, or on an as needed basis.  Conferences will allow the teacher and parent(s) time to discuss the child’s social, artistic, and intellectual development and to work together in support of the child’s development and school experiences.
  • Arrange and participate in conference(s) with parent and support faculty member, as needed, to discuss student academic or disciplinary concerns.

 3.  Reports and Parent Conferences

  •  Document observations of each student related to successes and challenges of presented curriculum.
  • Complete Mid-Year Report and End of Year Report narratives assessing each student’s progress in subject class.
  • Reports are to be submitted by assigned deadline date to be reviewed for suggested edits by assigned peer.

 Spacial Dynamics Teacher Responsibilities and Duties:

  •  Teach Spacial Dynamics classes for grades one through eight.
  • Supervise some recesses, dismissals and Quiet Room.
  • Organize and coordinate Pentathlon, Circus and Medieval Games.
  • Conduct after school Pentathlon and Circus practices.
  • Purchase and maintain equipment for Spacial Dynamics classes, Pentathlon practice, Circus practice, Medieval Games and recess.
  • Offer an after school club and/or activity such as archery.
  • Work as a part of a committed team of teachers and be an active member of our school community. 

Additional Responsibilities:

  •  All teachers share responsibility for the well-being of the school.  Aspects of this responsibility are:
  •  Maintain and strive for an openness to understand and work with the Anthroposophical underpinnings of Waldorf Education and child development.
  • 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 meeting(s) as applicable to your position.
  • Attendance and participation in Class section meetings in the Fall and Spring, as determined in consultation with Class Teacher, to share experiences and observations about each grade.  Additional meetings may be scheduled to study and support individual classes.
  • 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.
  • Participate in the design and execution of an individualized plan for professional development. Willingness to attend Waldorf Education training as set forth by LWS as part of individual professional development plan.
  • Maintain and make readily available a lesson plan that can be given to a substitute teacher in the event of an absence.
  • Post office hours providing a minimum of one 30 – 60 minute period each week for phone or in-person conference availability.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This is a full or part-time salaried position. Salary will be commensurate with Waldorf training, teaching experience and education. 

 Download the job description here.
 

FIRST GRADE TEACHER 

Linden Waldorf School is seeking a qualified and motivated individual to serve as class teacher for our upcoming first grade class. Candidates must possess a commitment to personal and professional development and an enthusiasm for collegial work. We offer mentoring, opportunities for professional development, and a workplace supportive of pursuing Waldorf certification.

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 a part of a committed team of teachers and be an active member of our school community.

Waldorf class teachers have a unique relationship to their class because of their opportunity to know their students across years and across disciplines. Teachers make a significant commitment to their classes, both in endeavoring to know their individual students well and in bringing a rich and solidly academic curriculum to the class as a whole. This relationship involves creating a productive working relationship with the parents, as well as a cooperative relationship with colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

Have completed, or be willing to complete, Waldorf Certification, 1 – 2 years previous classroom experience, preferably in a Waldorf setting

Familiarity with Waldorf Education

 Primary Duties:

  • Prepare for and instruct morning lesson, painting, form drawing, and practice periods
  • Develop and maintain a safe, harmonious social environment for the students
  • Document and record student progress primarily through the use of narrative descriptions and grades according to agreed upon standards 
  • Prepare a yearly class play or presentation as indicated by the curriculum
  • Plan and carry out a yearly class trip as indicated in the curriculum
  • Create and maintain a grade-appropriate, aesthetically pleasing, and orderly classroom space
  • Hold regular parent meetings and parent/teacher conferences and provide regular written communication for parents
  • Participate in weekly section meetings, weekly faculty meetings, and all faculty in-services
  • Attend required school events
  • Participate in committee work for the school

Salary is scaled based on experience and education.

Download the job description here. 
 

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher


Status: Part-time with opportunity for Full-time

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university

1 – 2 years previous classroom experience

Have completed, or be willing to complete Waldorf Certification

Primary Function:

The job of the early childhood assistant is to assist the lead teacher in meeting the needs of the children, the program and the well being of the classroom.   The assistant will work to support the lead teacher’s guidance in the classroom of the children and in maintaining the classroom.    Working to guide the children through imitation, the assistant will help to strengthen and develop the children’s will and senses through meaningful interactions.

Classroom Responsibilities and Duties:  Specific Teaching Duties:

  • Arrive on campus each day by 7:45 a.m. to prepare the classroom for student arrival which begins at 8:15 a.m.
  • Help to maintain the classroom and EC common areas with duties such as sweeping, dusting, washing dishes, picking up in restrooms (paper towels, trash, water spills) during school day.
  • Preparation of the snacks, art activities, painting and other activities, as determined in consultation with lead teacher.
  • Assist the lead teacher in maintaining a safe, harmonious social environment for the students. Continual communication with lead teacher and fellow faculty are vital for the success in this area.
  • Assist the lead teacher in maintaining a clean, orderly classroom environment.
  • Assisting with the circle activities and puppet shows as needed.
  • Be prepared to carry role of lead teacher if the lead teacher is absent.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Participation in parent conferences.
  • Participation in regularly scheduled parent evenings.
  • Participation in weekly meetings with lead teacher and other classroom assistant

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 share responsibility for buying early childhood weekly grocery items as organized by early childhood team.
  • Availability for assistance with Resting Stars program.
  • 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.
  • Be available and willing to create age appropriate aesthetics in classrooms including nature tables and seasonal displays.
  • Be available and willing to participate in enrollment process of new students in areas such as, but not limited to, student interviews, parent interviews, student skill assessment and arranging for prospective student 3 – 5 day class visits.
  • Participate in the design and execution of an individualized plan for professional development. Attend Waldorf Education summer training as identified as appropriate by the School.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Download the job description here.

Physical job 
requirements for all Linden Waldorf School employees

Must be able to:

  • Remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, standing or sitting.
  • Move about to reach students and/or access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly/ occasionally operate a computer and other office machinery.
  • Ascend/descend stairs and traverse campus.
  • Position self as needed, including bending, crouching, kneeling, lifting, and reaching.
  • Lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Frequently communicate with students, parents, colleagues, and leadership.
  • Actively supervise students with focus even when distractions present.
  • Work in various outdoor weather conditions for extended periods of time.

To apply

Please send us a cover letter, resume, and references via:

Email:
office@lindenwaldorf.org

Mail:

Linden Waldorf School
3201 Hillsboro Pike 

Nashville, TN 37215 

Fax:

615-354-0247 

 

It is the policy of Linden Waldorf School to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, status as a covered veteran, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status, in accordance with federal and state law, and not to discriminate on the basis thereof. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Work with Us!  

Our School

Linden Waldorf School serves approximately 200 students from 26 zip codes in Early Childhood through eighth grade. A diverse, dedicated, and experienced faculty is supported by a Faculty Leadership Council, Faculty Chair, Administrative Chair, and a capable administrative team and Board of Directors. Linden Waldorf School receives generous support from a strong parent community, its Parent Alliance, and the greater Nashville community. 

Our Community

Our verdant, twelve-acre campus is located in vibrant Nashville, Tennessee. Situated just minutes away from the bustle of downtown between Vanderbilt University and the Green Hills neighborhood, our school operates on a shared campus with Trinity Presbyterian Church. Consistently named one of America's top cities for friendliness, dining, music, and travel destination, Nashville offers a cosmopolitan sophistication with big-city amenities, including major league sports, museums, symphony, dance, theatre, visual arts, and a legendary music scene. Nashville is called "The Athens of the South" for its legacy in education and boasts eighteen universities and colleges. Nestled in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, Nashville is a growing, multi-cultural city with a rich history and an exciting future. 

Learn about becoming a Waldorf teacher here.

 

Current Job Openings

Human Resources Manager 

 

Job Description

This job description indicates the general duties and physical requirements of work performed by the employee with this job designation. It should not be interpreted or construed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and physical requirements required of the employee assigned to this job, as these might vary from day to day or as business needs demand.

  • Position: Human Resources Manager
  • Status: Full-time
  • Date Posted: 10/31/16

 

Key Contributions

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for coordinating activities that support all faculty and staff personnel. This position works to maintain confidentiality and compliance with all regulatory requirements pertaining to records management and plays a key role in recruitment, evaluation, and retention of faculty and staff in conjunction with the Administrative and Faculty Chairs.

Assigned Responsibilities

  • Works in conjunction with the Administrative and Faculty Chairs (the Chairs) to recruit potential candidates as necessary.

  • In conjunction with the Faculty Chair and Faculty Leadership Council, responsible for hiring and maintaining a pool of substitute teachers.

  • Responsible for employee orientation. Works with the Chairs to establish standardized orientation programs for all Linden Waldorf School employees.

  • Works with the Business Manager to administer and educate regarding employee benefits.

  • Assists the Faculty Chair in scheduling mentors and evaluators throughout the school year.

  • Works at the direction of the Chairs to assist in coordinating observation and mentoring schedules.

  • Along with the administrative team carries the consciousness for the administrative needs of the faculty
  • Primary responsibility for records management to include applicable regulatory compliance.
    • Maintains personnel records including required certifications, background checks, screenings, and all other personnel documentation needs.
    • In conjunction with the administrative team, responsible for student records management.
    • Coordinates all certification, annual screenings, and other regulatory required events to ensure that faculty and staff maintain compliance.
    • Reports any deficiencies to the Chairs.
  • Works with the Chairs, Faculty, the administrative team, and the Parent Alliance to assist in coordinating Festival Life at Linden Waldorf School.
  • Assists the Chairs with personnel issues from a regulatory/policy perspective, ensuring that the state and federal laws are upheld.
    • Works to ensure that confidentiality is held to the highest standard
  • Maintains all applicable human resources/employment policies and standards and works in conjunction with staff, faculty, and the Governance committee to ensure that these guiding documents are applicable and up-to-date from a regulatory and compliance perspective.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Chairs.

This position reports to the Administrative and to the Faculty Chair and participates in general administrative/faculty shared responsibilities as needed. This position requires in person interaction; therefore, the Human Resources Manager will maintain regular hours on campus through the year.

Qualifications

  • Belief in the mission, vision, and goals of Linden Waldorf School
  • Background in Human Resources; certification preferred
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and summarize data.
  • Experience with the Microsoft suite of products and HR management software (Taleo, Kronos, etc.).
  • Minimum requirement of an Associate’s Degree from an accredited school; Bachelor’s preferred.

Core Competencies/Attributes

  • Personal credibility
  • Diplomacy/flexibility
  • Trustworthy
  • Strong time-management skills/highly organized
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Belief in the mission, vision, and goals of LWS and the philosophy of Waldorf education
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, summarize, and present data

Download the job description here.

 

Physical job requirements for all
Linden Waldorf School employees

Must be able to:

  • Remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, standing or sitting.
  • Move about to reach students and/or access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly/ occasionally operate a computer and other office machinery.
  • Ascend/descend stairs and traverse campus.
  • Position self as needed, including bending, crouching, kneeling, lifting, and reaching.
  • Lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Frequently communicate with students, parents, colleagues, and leadership.
  • Actively supervise students with focus even when distractions present.
  • Work in various outdoor weather conditions for extended periods of time.

To apply

Please send us a cover letter, resume, and references via:

Email: careers@lindenwaldorf.org

Mail:

Linden Waldorf School

3201 Hillsboro Pike 

Nashville, TN 37215 

Fax:

615-354-0247 

 

 

It is the policy of Linden Waldorf School to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, status as a covered veteran, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status, in accordance with federal and state law, and not to discriminate on the basis thereof. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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