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Grades 1–8 Spanish Teacher

Waldorf School of Lexington, now in its 46th year, seeks a full-time Spanish Teacher for grades 1–8 to start immediately. WSL is a vibrant, faculty-led independent school for children in preschool through grade 8.

Qualifications
  • Native Spanish speaker, or excellent language skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Dedication to excellence in teaching
  • 3–5 years of Spanish teaching experience, Waldorf training and experience preferred
  • Confident classroom presence; strong social and communication skills

  • School Description
    Waldorf School of Lexington, now in its 46th 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).

    Salary and Benefits
    We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a competitive salary, based on experience; individual or family medical/dental, and pension benefits; 100% tuition remission for dependent children; 50% tuition benefit for dependent children who attend the Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay. Additionally, WSL provides funds for yearly professional development.

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

Development Director

The Waldorf School of Lexington seeks an 80%-time Development Director to join our dedicated team of administrators beginning September 1, 2016. (Start time is flexible.) This salaried position is 4 days a week 10 months during the school year, or year-round, depending on the candidate.

Role & Responsibilities
The Development Director initiates, plans, and carries out all fund development campaigns and events at WSL, including the Annual Giving Campaign, Endowment Fund, Grandparents Morning, Alumni Panel and programs, Mendenhall Benefit Concert, Spring Party and Auction, and other receptions and cultivation events.

The Development Director reports to the School Director and is a member of the school’s administrative team, collaborating with the directors of communications, admissions, and finance to realize the school’s strategic plan. The Development Director also serves on the board of trustees' Development Committee, which is chaired by a member of the board. The Development Director engages, recruits, and collaborates with parents and faculty to carry out the various campaigns and events each year. The Development Director manages two part-time staff, the Development Assistant and Development Coordinator, along with two volunteer committees.

The Development Director promotes and cultivates a spirit of giving— of time, talent, and financial resources—throughout the school community. The Development Director works to identify and cultivate individuals within and outside of the school community who have the financial resources to advance the school’s mission and help the school achieve its development goals. The Development Director works with the School Director to cultivate relationships with major donors and identified prospects, both past and present. The Development Director also works to further relations with alumni and alumni parents through regular communication, including social media and events.

Qualifications
  • 3–5 years of experience as a successful development leader in an independent school or non-profit environment
  • Demonstrated achievement in the solicitation of annual giving contributions, major gifts, endowment gifts, planned giving, and alumni relations
  • Demonstrated project management and event planning skills
  • Motivated self-starter with a positive temperament and can-do attitude
  • Confident, professional, friendly, and outgoing, with the highest standards for professionalism and confidentiality
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to write cordially, clearly, and persuasively
  • Thorough understanding of fund development practices
  • Experience with capital campaigns is a plus
  • Openness and enthusiasm for Waldorf educational philosophy and values
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and social media
  • BA required, MA a plus

School Description
Waldorf School of Lexington, now in its 46th 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).

Salary and Benefits
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a competitive salary; 80% tuition remission for dependent children; tuition benefit for dependent children who attend the Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay; individual or family medical/dental, and pension benefits. Additionally, WSL provides funds for yearly for professional development.

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