SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR, beginning the 2018-19 school year
This is a full-time, senior leadership position within our school. The School Administrator in the Calgary Waldorf School is an individual who has significant administrative, leadership and governance experience in a school or in another educational or related setting. Experience with Waldorf Education and Waldorf Schools is particularly valuable. The mandate of this role is to provide broad vision, as well as practical leadership and support, for every aspect of our school. Our School Administrator works with, and in service to, all the constituents of our school: faculty, staff, students, their parents, all our stakeholders, alumni (student, parent, and faculty/staff alumni), the community of independent schools in our city and province, and our wider Waldorf Education community in Alberta, Canada and North America.
Our School Administrator serves the school and all the members of its community by working collaboratively, and by taking initiative and leadership, in the following components within the life of our school:
- Participation and leadership in all governance bodies of our School, and in relevant Board Committees or Faculty Committees; this includes serving as Secretary of the Faculty Council, the Faculty Council Executive, the Board of Directors, and the Board Executive.
- Communication, parent and public education and outreach, and presence within the School and our broader community; this includes leading Tours and Open Houses; speaking at adult education events; advising on and assisting with marketing, advertising, and public relations; and advising on and assisting with fundraising and special events in the life of our School.
- Development and implementation of policies, processes, and procedures.
- Long-term and short-term strategic planning in conjunction with governance bodies in the School.
- Problem-solving, mediation, and conflict resolution.
- Primary liaison with stakeholders such as Alberta Education, Alberta Health Services, AISCA, AWSNA, and WECAN; this includes preparation of mandatory annual reports and other documents, attendance at required meetings, responding to mandated processes and procedures, implementing annual mandatory surveys, etc.
- Create major administrative and organizational documents for the School (for example, the school-year calendar, the detailed events and activities calendar, the teaching timetable, the supervision duty roster, the schedule of all faculty and governance meetings, the Parent Handbooks, donor thanks reports, etc.).
- Prepare all employee contracts and assist with performance reviews where relevant.
- Manage and edit the Wednesday Notice.
- Oversee and edit most of the official communications going out from the school, including the website, administrative forms, important letters, etc.
- Support the Pedagogical Administrator, the faculty, and various Faculty Divisions, committees or groups with projects such as hiring, professional development, festivals, major field trips, special events and activities, community service projects, etc.
- Oversee our School’s role (in our AWSNA and WECAN Full Member School status) as the “Support School” to the Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton (an Associate Member School in AWSNA and WECAN).
- Probably serve as one of our official AWSNA Delegates, and take part in other networking with AWSNA and WECAN on behalf of the School.
- Liaison with other Calgary and Alberta independent schools, and liaison with other Waldorf Schools in Alberta, Canada, and North America.
The School Administrator will have the following background and qualities:
- Significant number of years of professional education and successful employment and volunteer experience which are relevant to working as a senior administrator in a Waldorf School.
- Openness to working with the unique character, expectations, and structure of our Calgary Waldorf School.
- Commitment to striving for the well-being and excellence of our school.
- Commitment to helping create a vision for the future of our school.
- Commitment to working collaboratively with all colleagues and governance bodies.
- Strong interpersonal skills and capacity for working with all the constituents of our school community and all our stakeholders.
- Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
- Exemplary communication skills and use of the oral and written word.
- Exemplary organizational skills.
- High level of competence for working with computer systems such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Commitment to working the days and hours necessary to fulfill the expectations and duties of this senior, professional-level position in our School, including significant portions of our School’s holidays times.
- Familiarity with and connection to Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy are an asset.
- Familiarity with and connection to the culture and practices of our Calgary Waldorf School are an asset, as are proven skills working and/or volunteering within our School or a similar setting.
- Knowledge of and established networks with wider Waldorf Education and Anthroposophical organizations, institutions, and governing bodies are an asset.
Please note that, given national hiring restrictions currently in place within Canada from our Federal government, any applicant must already be a Canadian Citizen or have Canadian Permanent Resident Status, whether or not he/she presently resides in Canada. We offer a full compensation package including medical and dental benefits, life and disability insurance, pension, partial tuition remission, and a competitive salary based on relevant education and years of relevant work experience. Our current, long-term School Administrator, Cathie Foote, is retiring at the end of the 2017-18 school year, but she will work part-time in the upcoming 2018-19 school year in order to train and mentor our new School Administrator throughout that whole year.
We will only contact those applicants whom we would like to interview. Thank you for your understanding on this point.
To apply for this position, please send a letter of intent, a resumé, a one-page autobiography, and three references to:
Post: Cathie Foote, School Administrator
Calgary Waldorf School
515 Cougar Ridge Drive S.W.
Canada T3H 5G9
[ Telephone: 403 – 287 – 1868 ext. 152 ]
MIDDLE SCHOOL (GRADES 7, 8 AND 9) BAND TEACHER
Part-Time Teaching Position Beginning in September 2018 for the 2018-19 School Year
The Calgary Waldorf School is seeking a part-time Band Teacher to re-start our Middle School (Grades 7, 8 and 9) Band Program in the 2018-19 school year. Applicants must be qualified to lead a Band in these Upper Grades, and should also be excited and able to help initiate and develop this new endeavour in our school. Some of the personal qualities we are looking for in applicants are: a deep level of musicianship, positivity, comfort and skill working with Grades 7 – 9 students, excellent classroom management skills (including the capacities to engage all students and to build strong relationships with all students), the ability to lead a music program, and the desire and ability to work collaboratively with Faculty and Staff colleagues. This position is part-time with the possibility of growth in the future.
The Calgary Waldorf School, like all Waldorf schools, highly values and fully integrates the arts. As a result, all of our Middle School students will participate in this mandatory Band Program, as they do in the other aspect of our overall Music Program (taught by another Music Teacher) – that is, our Chorus.
The successful applicant should have an interest in Waldorf Education and its teaching methods, and should be willing to work within this unique pedagogical and curriculum framework.
Please note that eligibility for, or already possessing, Alberta Teacher Certification through Alberta Education (based on having a Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent) is required for teaching in our school, as it is for all schools in Alberta.
Please also note that, given national hiring restrictions currently in place within Canada from our Federal government, any applicant must already be a Canadian citizen or have Permanent Resident status, whether or not he/she presently resides in Canada.
We will only contact applicants whom we would like to interview. Thank you for your understanding.
Please direct your letter of intent and resumé as well as inquiries about this part-time Middle School Band Teacher opportunity via email to email@example.com, by phone to 403-287-1868 ext.157, by fax to 403-287-3414, or by post to:
Faculty Hiring Committee
Calgary Waldorf School
515 Cougar Ridge Drive SW
Canada T3H 5G9
The Calgary Waldorf School is seeking an experienced Eurythmy Specialist for the 2017-18 school year. The Eurythmy Specialist will work with children from Grades 1-9 as well as with Faculty and parents. We are looking for someone who is warm, enthusiastic, and has excellent classroom management skills. In addition, we are seeking a candidate with:
- the ability to develop strong relationships with students in Grades 1-9
- the ability to engage students with and through Eurythmy
- a desire to continue developing a deeper understanding of Waldorf Education
- the ability to help develop and grow a Eurythmy program
- a desire to work collaboratively with other Faculty
Please direct your resume and inquiries about this Waldorf Eurythmy Specialist opportunity via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone to 403-287-1868 ext.157, by fax to 403-287-3414, or by post to:
Faculty Hiring Committee
Calgary Waldorf School
515 Cougar Ridge Drive SW
Canada T3H 5G9
We welcome substitute teacher applications all year long. Substitute teacher applicants attend one of the monthly tours followed by an interview conversation. Please see our school website for the dates of these tours and indicate which of these monthly tours you plan to attend. We will reply and arrange an interview with you, to take place after the tour.
If you are interested in Substitute Teaching at the Calgary Waldorf School, and you already have an Alberta Teaching Certificate and a current police check, please do the following:
- Submit your resumé electronically via email to email@example.com
- Include information about your knowledge of, experience with, and/or interest in Waldorf education.
- Indicate the date of the school tour(s) you will attend so that we can arrange to meet with you after a tour.
Please familiarize yourself with our school by reading through our website. For more information about Waldorf education, Waldorf schools, and Waldorf teacher training, please visit the website of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America at www.waldorfeducation.org.
Background Information about the Calgary Waldorf School
The Calgary Waldorf School incorporated in 1985 and now enrolls 275 students in our programs, from Preschool and Kindergarten to Grades One through Nine. Another 40 children attend our Parent and Tot classes. Our 40-member Faculty and Staff include Early Childhood Teachers, Grade School Class Teachers, Grade School Subject Specialist Teachers (for French, German, Music, Art, Handwork, Woodwork, Arts and Crafts, Physical Education, Eurythmy, Learning Support, and Computers and Information Technology), and teaching/classroom Assistants. Our Administrative Team is composed of a Pedagogical Administrator, a School Administrator, a Financial Manager, an Admissions Manager, a Facility Manager, a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant, and a Special Events Administrative Support position.
We relocated in 2002 from a downtown site to the neighbourhood of Cougar Ridge on the central-south-western edge of the city, when we moved into our beautiful, new purpose-built school. As well as the facility itself, the school grounds, the natural parks, and the access to the Rocky Mountains and to housing are all advantages in our Cougar Ridge location. Our school families offer a warm, supportive community and many of our families live near the school, within walking or biking distance.
The Calgary Waldorf School is an Accredited, Full Member School of AWSNA (the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and a Full Member School of WECAN (the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America). We are also a member of AISCA, the Association of Independent Schools and Colleges of Alberta.
We are a unique independent school which receives one-third of our revenue from the Provincial government, as all private schools in Alberta receive some public funding from the Ministry of Education (“Alberta Education”). Our committed teaching Faculty obtain Alberta Teaching Certification, as is required of all teachers in Alberta, and our Faculty complete Waldorf teacher education as well. The school provides our teachers with generous professional development financial support towards their Waldorf Teacher Training certification and continuing education in Waldorf studies.
Calgary is a young, growing, and vibrant city of 1.2 million people, with a rich cultural heritage and a strong economy. The traditional farming and ranching base remains intact alongside the newer oil and gas economy. Calgary lives along two rivers, within the geographical transition between the prairies on its eastern side and the foothills on its western side. Our school is less than an hour from the Rocky Mountains, where recreational outdoor pursuits abound. Alberta is known for its beauty, friendliness, energy, resilience, fresh and dry air, clean water, and high number of days of sunshine. Summers are pleasant and warm; winters (though very sunny) can be cold and snowy, but we are regularly warmed by our famous Chinook Winds.
Please join us for a school tour, a Speaker Series event, our Gateways Conference, a social or festival special community event, or a student performance. We look forward to welcoming you to our Calgary Waldorf School.