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Administrative Support Specialist

The Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL) seeks a part-time Administrative Support Specialist. This a 12-month, hourly, non-benefitted position for up to 20 hours per week, with duties performed across multiple departments based upon seasonal needs. This position is entry level, reporting to the Admissions Director, pay scale $17-18 per hour. Start date immediate.

Qualifications
BA or BS preferred. The candidate must be generally tech savvy, be proficient with Microsoft Office, and possess reliable data entry/organization skills. The candidate must also be able to communicate clearly, orally and in writing; be oriented towards collaboration and teamwork; and have a high degree of professionalism and attention to detail.

Responsibilities
A mix of standard weekly tasks, with other tasks determined by seasonality.

Front Office Support:
  • Cover main office when office staff is on break or in meetings
  • Tend to minor student medical issues
  • Dismissal duty

  • High School Placement Coordinator:

  • Point person for students and parents
  • Support the High School Placement Team
  • Monitor the progress of student applications
  • Communicate with area high school admissions offices

  • Admissions Assistant:

  • Correspond with prospective/current parents at the direction of the Admissions Director
  • Act as liaison between admissions and the business office
  • Work with the school database, RenWeb, to insure data integrity throughout the enrollment/reenrollment process
  • Cover the Admissions Office when the Admissions Director is unavailable
  • Assist the Admissions Director with tracking, ad hoc reports, and data entry

  • School Description
    Part of a worldwide educational movement, WSL serves 210 children in preschool through grade 8 and is one of the most established Waldorf schools in the country. WSL provides a challenging, arts-integrated curriculum in a healthy, joyful, and media-free environment. Cultivating critical thinking, creativity, and perseverance in our students, the school strives to instill an enthusiasm for learning, skills in collaboration, and the confidence to engage in a changing world.

    WSL 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 afterschool and summer 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 and resume to resume@thewaldorfschool.org.

Assistant Nursery Teacher

Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL) seeks a part-time Assistant Nursery Teacher starting September 2018. The ideal candidate will have experience working with young children in a school setting; demonstrated interest in Waldorf early childhood education; and the ability work closely under the direction of the lead Nursery Teacher. In addition to supporting the teacher and children, the assistant’s duties include room setup and cleanup, cooking, baking, and keeping the environment clean and beautiful. Priority will be given to applicants who are interested in Waldorf early childhood teacher training, or have completed training. This is an hourly, part-time, non-benefited position, pay scale $15-$21 per hour. The Assistant Nursery Teacher works from 7:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m., Monday–Friday, 27½ hours per week, throughout the school year.

School Description
Part of a worldwide educational movement, WSL serves 210 children in preschool through grade 8 and is one of the most established Waldorf schools in the country. WSL provides a challenging, arts-integrated curriculum in a healthy, joyful, and media-free environment. Cultivating critical thinking, creativity, and perseverance in our students, the school strives to instill an enthusiasm for learning, skills in collaboration, and the confidence to engage in a changing world.

WSL 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 afterschool and summer 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 and resume to resume@thewaldorfschool.org.

Afterschool Teacher

Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL) seeks an Afterschool teacher for the 2018–19 school year. The Afterschool Teacher works with an assistant to create a home-like environment for nursery and/or kindergarten students from 12:30–3:00 p.m., and for nursery through grade 6 students from 3:00–5:00.

This is a part-time, hourly, non-benefitted position, pay scale $18–$25 per hour depending upon experience. The Aftercare Teacher works five days a week from 11:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. throughout the school year. The Afterschool Teacher works with and reports to the Afterschool Program Director.

Qualifications
  • Experience with Waldorf education; Waldorf training is a plus
  • Teaching experience with groups of children between the ages of 3–6
  • Confident classroom presence, with strong social and communication skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and parents
  • The ability to work successfully with an assistant

School Description
Part of a worldwide educational movement, WSL serves 210 children in preschool through grade 8 and is one of the most established Waldorf schools in the country. WSL provides a challenging, arts-integrated curriculum in a healthy, joyful, and media-free environment. Cultivating critical thinking, creativity, and perseverance in our students, the school strives to instill an enthusiasm for learning, skills in collaboration, and the confidence to engage in a changing world.

WSL 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 afterschool and summer 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 and resume to resume@thewaldorfschool.org.

Aftercare Assistants

The Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL) seeks two part-time Aftercare Assistants. These are part-time, hourly, non-benefitted positions, from 11:30–3:30 p.m. three or five days a week (12 or 20 hours per week) throughout the school year. Pay scale $15-$21 per hour.

Assistants work under the supervision of the Lead Teacher to create a home-like environment for nursery and kindergarten students enrolled in our Aftercare program. Children enjoy outdoor play, followed by lunch and a story/rest time. Assistants will be familiar with, or willing to learn about and work in accordance with, the Waldorf perspective of child development. Waldorf teacher training and/or experience is preferred.

Responsibilities
  • Assist and support the Lead Teacher with all afternoon activities (play, lunch, nap/rest, projects, dismissal, etc.)
  • Supervise children
  • Provide room set-up, clean-up, and general maintenance such as washing dishes, vacuuming, and sweeping
  • Meet with the Lead Teacher for planning and review as needed
  • Provide leadership for the group as a substitute if the Lead Teacher is absent
  • Refer any serious infractions or injuries to the Lead Teacher
  • Refer any parental questions or concerns to the Lead Teacher
  • Work and attend mandatory meetings during the last week in August

School Description
Part of a worldwide educational movement, WSL serves 210 children in preschool through grade 8 and is one of the most established Waldorf schools in the country. WSL provides a challenging, arts-integrated curriculum in a healthy, joyful, and media-free environment. Cultivating critical thinking, creativity, and perseverance in our students, the school strives to instill an enthusiasm for learning, skills in collaboration, and the confidence to engage in a changing world.

WSL 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 afterschool and summer 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 and resume to resume@thewaldorfschool.org.

Development Associate

The Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL) seeks a part-time Development Associate, reporting to the Development Director. The Associate will be responsible for administrative operations, including gift processing, donor acknowledgment, and primary oversight of the Raiser’s Edge database. The Associate will also support special events and alumni relations.

This non-benefited position is part-time from late August through June. A limited number of hours will be required in July (these may be flexibly scheduled). The position is an average of 20 hours per week, with additional hours required from January–April. Occasional evening and weekend work is required for special events. Pay scale $20–$25 per hour depending on experience.

Qualifications
  • B.A. plus 1–3 years of direct or related experience
  • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office
  • Experience working at a school or nonprofit preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to establish priorities, demonstrate initiative, and achieve stated goals
  • High attention to detail, excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work comfortably in a collaborative environment with a variety of people, including teachers, volunteers, and alumni
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, stoop, and lift up to 20 lbs.

School Description
Part of a worldwide educational movement, WSL serves 210 children in preschool through grade 8 and is one of the most established Waldorf schools in the country. WSL provides a challenging, arts-integrated curriculum in a healthy, joyful, and media-free environment. Cultivating critical thinking, creativity, and perseverance in our students, the school strives to instill an enthusiasm for learning, skills in collaboration, and the confidence to engage in a changing world.

WSL 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 and resume to resume@thewaldorfschool.org.

Kitchen Assistant

The Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL) seeks a part-time assistant, 20-23 hours per week, for the school’s kitchen and Café starting September 2018. The Kitchen Assistant will help with meal prep and all-around kitchen operations. We run a small, quite productive kitchen that provides wholesome lunches and Café items for sale to our students, faculty & staff, and community. Parent volunteers round out our crew, so a patient yet upbeat personality is required. Hours are generally 9:00–2:00, Monday through Thursday, and a couple of hours Friday morning, throughout the school calendar. Previous experience with bulk prep/cooking healthy meals (with knife skills) desired. Will consider a sharp and energetic quick study. This is an hourly, part-time, non-benefited position. Pay scale $12-$16 per hour depending on experience.

School Description
Part of a worldwide educational movement, WSL serves 210 children in preschool through grade 8 and is one of the most established Waldorf schools in the country. WSL provides a challenging, arts-integrated curriculum in a healthy, joyful, and media-free environment. Cultivating critical thinking, creativity, and perseverance in our students, the school strives to instill an enthusiasm for learning, skills in collaboration, and the confidence to engage in a changing world.

WSL 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 afterschool and summer 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 Kitchen Director Geneva Cooper.
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