The Waldorf School at Moraine Farm is seeking a new School Director – a dynamic leader with a long-view vision for greatness.
Our School Director will be a hands-on visionary, passionate about changing the world, and committed to building a purposeful, energetic, and thriving school and community.
The successful candidate for the School Director will likely have the following characteristics, qualities, and experiences to lead Waldorf School at Moraine Farm into this next decade.
Overview of the Position
Shared leadership is the collaborative practice of governing a school by expanding the number ofpeople involved in making important decisions related to the school’s organization, operation andpedagogy. In general, shared leadership for Waldorf School at Moraine Farm is exercised through a Board of Trustees, a Governance Circle and a Leadership Circle which offers decision-making opportunities for faculty, staff members, board, parents, and community members.
The School Director (SD) is accountable for ensuring that the school pursues its stated mission and strategic direction; achieves and maintains financial health and stability; appropriately manages legal matters and overall risk; and, implements strategies and policies set by the board. The SD provides administrative leadership to the school as a whole, supervising and guiding the work of all administrative staff and supporting the faculty in its work with students.
The SD serves as a member of the Governance Circle (comprising the Board Chair, Faculty Chair, and SD) and the broader Leadership Circle (comprising the faculty department heads, Pedagogical Chair, Faculty Chair, and School Director). Admin Team members join on a rotating basis and members of the faculty/staff may request to join a meeting.
In collaboration with fellow members of the Governance Circle, the Leadership Circle, and other school leaders, the SD is responsible for sustaining organizational integrity and high standards of community interaction, and works proactively to promote institutional integrity and sustainability.
Please visit this link to see a full job prospectus for the school director position. https://waldorfmoraine.org/school-director-search/
Master’s degree strongly preferred
Successful record of leadership (academic, departmental, and/or organizational)
Demonstrated skills in managing people and teams
Evidence of financial acumen
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Deep passion for learning and education
Waldorf experience or a willingness to embrace the Waldorf philosophy
Alignment of personal values with the mission and values of the school
Preferred Experience and Characteristics:
Ability to lead a strategic renewal process and co-create and implement a compelling strategic vision
Nonprofit management experience
Outstanding team-building skills
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff
Willingness and skill to shape fundraising efforts and inspire alumni families
Willingness and skill to lead and shape the ongoing marketing objectives of the school
Commitment to providing consistent and compassionate customer service to students, parents, and referral resources
Capacity to build community and drive engagement through building positive relationships with people and partners from diverse cultures and backgrounds
Understanding of and commitment to doing the critical work around diversity, equity, and inclusion
Approachability; strong interpersonal skills; and outstanding people skills, including the ability to listen to, understand, synthesize, and incorporate differing points of view
Personal qualities of warmth, empathy, emotional intelligence, and integrity
Appreciation for the natural environment and the beauty and use of the school’s physical setting