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Marketing & Social Media Assistant

The Waldorf School of Lexington, a preschool to grade 8 co-ed day school, is seeking a part-time Marketing & Social Media Assistant. This is a part-time, hourly, non-benefitted position that reports to the Marketing Director. The position is 15–20 hours per week year-round.

The Marketing & Social Media Assistant supports a variety of marketing and outreach efforts at WSL including social media marketing and other online marketing. This position requires experience marketing through social media, strong graphic design skills, strong tech skills, high attention to detail, and an enthusiasm advancing the school’s brand.

The Marketing & Social Media Assistant plays a key role in posting school events, school photos, and articles on WSL’s social media sites as well as managing the school’s online marketing and advertising channels. The goal is to message the school’s identity and drive clicks to the WSL website that lead to inquiries, applications, and enrollment to the Waldorf School.

Responsibilities
  • Help execute the school’s social media strategy
  • Post photos, articles, and school events on appropriate social media platforms, tailored to an internal audience
  • Manage ad campaigns on appropriate social media channels, tailored to prospective parents
  • Post and promote school events on online calendars and through list serves
  • Build and communicate with a network of referral sources to promote school events
  • Participate in school outreach events
  • Other tasks as directed by the Marketing Director or School Director

Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree
  • 2–3 years’ experience in communications and marketing
  • Proven knowledge of the social media environment, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google
  • Strong design skills, including facility with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Strong tech skills including Google Analytics and Facebook Insight/Business Manager
  • Exceedingly high attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Video editing a plus

Setting
WSL is beautifully sited 20 minutes west of Boston in historic Lexington, Massachusetts—an area rich with culture, historic significance, and natural beauty. Abutting our campus is a 185-acre nature preserve, and our site features a sports field, several play gardens, a biodynamic vegetable garden, and beehives.

Pedagogy and Program
WSL is a vibrant, faculty-led independent school for children in preschool through grade 8. Our pedagogy and curriculum, based on Rudolf Steiner’s understanding of human development, includes a full complement of offerings, including parent-child classes, a nursery program, two kindergartens, grades 1–8, aftercare and extended day, and summer camp and storytime programs.

The elementary and middle school curriculum has a full academic program including English, math, science, social studies, history, and geography. In addition, all students study German and Spanish starting in grade 1. Subject specialists in reading, English, and math support students in grades 2–8. Our curriculum also includes handwork, woodwork, visual and performing arts, games and physical education, eurythmy, chorus, and string ensembles and orchestra.

WSL enrolls over 200 students, with a faculty and staff of 50. First graders come primarily from within our early childhood program. Our 8th grade graduates may continue Waldorf education at the regional Waldorf High School close by, or attend local public or independent high schools in the area.

Diversity
We seek to attract a diverse student body and faculty, striving to reflect the socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the greater Boston area.

Accreditation
We are accredited by AWSNA and NEASC (the New England Association of Schools and Colleges), and are members of AISNE (Association of Independent Schools of New England), and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).

To Apply
Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or provide contact information) in a single pdf document addressed to School Director Robert Schiappacasse to resume@thewaldorfschool.org.

Substitute Teacher

Waldorf School of Lexington is seeking a Substitute Teacher who can provide substitution for grades 1–8 on an as-needed basis. A successful candidate will have experience as a substitute teacher with students ages 7–14. S/he will have a bachelor’s degree in education and demonstrate skill, confidence, and expertise in working with students. Waldorf training and teaching experience is a plus. This is an hourly, part-time, non-benefited position.

School Description
Waldorf School of Lexington, now in its 47th year, is a vibrant, faculty-led, independent school for 215 children in preschool through grade 8. It is beautifully sited 20 minutes west of Boston in historic Lexington, Massachusetts—an area rich with culture, historic significance, and natural beauty.

Our historic school building features sturdy brick exteriors, glowing wood floors, and oversized windows that saturate high-ceilinged classrooms with light. Our site features a playground with a large sports field, several smaller play areas, a biodynamic herb-vegetable-flower garden, beehives and a pond with wetlands. Abutting our campus is a 185-acre nature preserve which is visited regularly by our classes.

Programs and Curriculum
WSL offers parent-child classes, nursery and kindergarten, grades 1–8, and after-school programs. The school’s comprehensive, arts-integrated curriculum provides core academics, two foreign languages, choral and instrumental music, visual and performing arts, gardening, handwork, woodwork, games and physical education, and eurythmy.

Diversity
We seek to attract a diverse student body and faculty, striving to reflect the socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the greater Boston area.

Accreditation
We are accredited by AWSNA and NEASC (the New England Association of Schools and Colleges), and are members of AISNE (Association of Independent Schools of New England), and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).

To Apply
Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or phone references) in a single file to School Director Robert Schiappacasse.

First Grade Class Teacher

Waldorf School of Lexington, now in its 47th year, is seeking an experienced Class Teacher to work with our talented faculty and dynamic school community beginning with a new first grade class in the 2018–19 school year. A successful candidate will be Waldorf trained and experienced with a bachelor’s degree and have 3–5 years of Waldorf teaching experience. He or she will have a confident classroom presence, dedication to excellence in teaching, demonstrated collegiality, and a capacity for communicating clearly and effectively with parents.

Setting
WSL is beautifully sited 20 minutes west of Boston in historic Lexington, Massachusetts—an area rich with culture, historic significance, and natural beauty. Abutting our campus is a 185-acre nature preserve, and our site features a sports field, several play gardens, a biodynamic garden, and beehives.

Pedagogy and Program
WSL is a vibrant, faculty-led independent school for children in preschool through grade 8. Our pedagogy and curriculum, based on Rudolf Steiner’s understanding of human development, includes a full complement of offerings, including parent-child classes, a nursery program, two kindergartens, grades 1–8, aftercare and extended day, and summer camp and storytime programs.

The elementary and middle school curriculum has a full academic program including English, math, science, social studies, history, and geography. In addition, all students study German and Spanish starting in grade 1. Subject specialists in reading, English, and math support students in grades 2–8. Our curriculum also includes handwork, woodwork, visual and performing arts, games and physical education, eurythmy, chorus, and string ensembles and orchestra.

WSL enrolls over 200 students, with a faculty and staff of 50. First graders come primarily from within our early childhood program. Our 8th grade graduates may continue Waldorf education at the regional Waldorf High School close by, or attend local public or independent high schools in the area.

Diversity
We seek to attract a diverse student body and faculty, striving to reflect the socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the greater Boston area.

Accreditation
We are accredited by AWSNA and NEASC (the New England Association of Schools and Colleges), and are members of AISNE (Association of Independent Schools of New England), and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).

Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time salaried and benefited position. We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package, including a competitive salary; individual or family medical/dental, and pension benefits; 100% tuition remission for dependent children. We also offer a 50% tuition benefit for dependent children who attend the Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay. Additionally, WSL provides funds yearly for professional development, and a paid sabbatical year for class teachers who have completed a 1–8 cycle of class teaching and will continue teaching at WSL.

To Apply
Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or provide contact information) in a single pdf document addressed to School Director Robert Schiappacasse to resume@thewaldorfschool.org.
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