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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 POSITIONS

This job description indicates the general duties and physical requirements (see below) 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.

FACULTY CHAIR

 Status:  Full-time                                                                                               

This position reports to the Head of School. The Faculty Chair is hired by the Head of School in consultation with the Faculty Leadership Council (FLC).  This position acts in a fiduciary capacity under the following four overarching guidelines for the school: 

Pedagogical

Fiscal

Strategic

Legal

A more detailed job description will be provided during the interview process or upon request. Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to office@lindenwaldorf.org.

 

Aftercare Assistant Teacher

Status:          Part-time, Hourly (M-F 3:00-5:30)

Required Qualifications:  
High school diploma, continuing education in an accredited college program.Background check required prior to employment.
Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience in a classroom or child care setting.  Familiarity with Waldorf education.
Primary Function:
The Aftercare Assistant 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, the assistant will help to strengthen and develop the children’s will and senses through meaningful interactions.  Prompt and regular attendance is an essential duty and responsibility of this position.
Classroom Responsibilities and Duties:  
Support the Lead Aftercare Teacher though the following:

  • Supervise the children in play during sign-in or provide age-appropriate games and activities until snack.
  • Help prepare, supervise, and clean up snack.
  • Monitor homework, activities, or games after snack.
  • Help reset the classrooms and lock up the building, as requested.

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 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).
Participation in the design and execution of an individualized plan for professional development.
Other duties as assigned.                                                           

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, reaching.
  • Lift up to 40 pounds on a regular basis.
  • 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.

Download the job description here.

 

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT TEACHER

 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: Educational Support Teacher                           Status:  Full Time

Position Description

The Educational Support Teacher is responsible for the support of students through specific tasks that aid the Care Group and the faculty of Linden Waldorf School. This includes guiding the school’s decision-making regarding appropriate support for students, as well as bringing Extra Lesson work to individual students and classrooms as needed. The Educational Support Teacher also works with the Student Support Coordinator to ensure that tracking processes are in place, that written records pertaining to educational support with classes and individuals are kept, and that appropriate communication between individual teachers, staff, and parents is maintained. This position reports to the Faculty Chair.

Responsibilities

Extra Lesson Work
●       Identifying students in need of support and determining appropriate support
●       Communicating and working with parents of students being supported by the Care Group
●       Bringing Extra Lesson* work to individual students and classrooms as needed (*in accordance with     Waldorf pedagogy)
●       Participating in faculty meetings and child studies

Assessment and Tracking
●       Collaborating with leadership team to develop appropriate assessments for students and a school-wide assessment schedule
●       Collaborating with teachers to execute first grade readiness assessments and second grade assessments
●       Assessing individual students in response to referrals from class teachers and reporting on these assessments to the teachers, Care Group, and the students’ guardians
●       Assessing new student applicants as needed
●       Following up on all assessments to ensure that recommendations are addressed

Coordination
●       Leading Care Group, including planning agendas and chairing meetings
●       Providing support for tutors when needed
●       Maintaining a reporting system that includes Care Group files
●       Ensuring that the Care stream is represented in the Social Inclusion work
●       Attending weekly meetings as required

 Required Qualifications
●       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
●       Successful experience working in a Waldorf School
●       Completed or near completed certification in The Extra Lesson
●       Exceptional written and oral communication skills
●       Willingness to engage in the Social Inclusion work of Kim John Payne in collaboration with the Student Support Group and faculty
●       Strong organization skills
●       Ability to be flexible and work with a team

 Preferred Qualifications
●       Master’s degree
●       Experience in reading intervention
●       Waldorf teaching degree or certificate 

Physical Job Requirements
Must be able to:

  •  Remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, standing or sitting
  • Move about to reach 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
  • Work in various outdoor weather conditions for extended periods of time
     Download the job description here.

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, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally protected status, in accordance with federal and state law, and not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. 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.

DEVELOPMENT 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:  Development Coordinator, reports to Administrative Chair                        

Status:  Full-time, Salaried

 Date Posted: July 3, 2018

 Required Qualifications:       

  •  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum 3 years development and fundraising experience

 Summary:

The Development Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of Linden Waldorf School’s fundraising program including: database management/utilization; individual giving; corporate giving; grants; fundraising events; and working with volunteers. The program’s growth will provide natural opportunities to learn and grow, requiring the ability to remain flexible and adaptable in regard to work assignments. The Development Coordinator works closely with the Head of School and reports to the Administrative Chair.

  Primary Responsibilities:

  •  Manage donor cultivation, solicitation, and relations and coordinate all fundraising activities, including annual giving, annual events, and special projects (e.g., benefit concerts, etc.)
  • Manage related internal and external marketing, mailings, and collaterals (prin including annual fund appeals, promotions and invitations for events, and the annual report of giving
  • Manage donor database, including recording all gifts, providing timely acknowledgments and receipts of one-time and recurring gifts, and providing receipts for gifts-in-kind
  • Provide support to the Head of School for activities related to a capital campaign
  • Support community festivals and maintain appropriate Development presence at such events.
  • Actively participate in articulating the vision, values and mission of Linden Waldorf School and inspiring others to serve these goals in the spirit of community
  • Engage in Linden Waldorf School’s strategic planning process and operational planning
  • Oversee departmental budget to ensure raising funds in the most efficient manner
  • Provide regular monthly progress reports to Administrative Chair for transmission to the Board and Head of School
  • Serve as a member of the Administrative team and participate in shared responsibilities that lie therein
  • Other duties as assigned
     

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with diverse groups
  • Efficient use of standard office equipment and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with maintaining database records (e.g., Donor Connect) and ability to generate reports from that database
  • Capacity to plan and manage projects, prioritizing effectively to meet goals, budgets, and deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse individuals
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Maintain a cheerful, relaxed, professional demeanor when working with others
     

 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.
  • Ascend/descend stairs and traverse campus
  • Position self as needed, including bending, crouching, kneeling, lifting, reaching
  • Lift up to 40 pounds on a regular basis
  • Frequently communicate with students, parents, colleagues, and leadership
  • Actively supervise students with focus, even when distractions are present
  • Work in various outdoor weather conditions for extended periods of time


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, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally protected status, in accordance with federal and state law, and not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, benefits, demotion, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Download the job description here.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resumé to office@lindenwaldorf.org

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher 

Position:         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.
    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, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally protected status, in accordance with federal and state law, and not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.  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.

 

Physical job requirements

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.

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