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Aftercare Assistant

The Waldorf School of Lexington, a pre-K–8 independent school with 210 students, is seeking a part-time Aftercare Assistant. This is a part-time, hourly, non-benefitted position, from 12:00–3:00 p.m. five days a week throughout the school year.

The Assistant works under the supervision of the Lead Teacher to create a home-like environment for nursery and kindergarten students enrolled in our afternoon programs. In the Aftercare program, from 12:30–3:00 p.m., the children enjoy outdoor play, followed by lunch and a story/rest time. The Assistant 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

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
We look forward to receiving your application! Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (in a single file) addressed to School Director Robert Schiappacasse to resume@thewaldorfschool.org.

Marketing Specialist

The Waldorf School of Lexington, a pre-K–8 independent school with 210 students, is seeking a half-time, non-benefitted Marketing Specialist. Start date is negotiable.

The Marketing Specialist formulates strategies that help the Waldorf School effectively market the school and its programs. The Marketing Specialist researches and analyzes all marketing information and data. She/he identifies where and how best to market WSL’s educational philosophy, methods, programs, and culture to prospective parents in order to increase inquiries of qualified prospective families to the school.

The Marketing Specialist collaborates with the Communications Director to develop effective advertising campaigns using marketing strategies that highlight the WSL brand. She/he is responsible for ensuring that all marketing and advertising is positioned to engage prospective parents most effectively across a range of platforms. The Marketing Specialist also collaborates with the Admissions Director to identify and provide outreach opportunities in Lexington and surrounding towns in the Boston/metro-west area.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3–5 years of demonstrated success in marketing and outreach and be able to collaborate effectively with diverse constituents, including staff, faculty, and board members. Video experience is a plus. This position reports to the Communications Director.

Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the Communications Director to create a marketing and advertising plan that maximizes the school’s budget; highlights WSL programs and differentiators to prospective parents; builds brand awareness; and increases inquiries, visits, and applications to the school..
  • Evaluate and maximize the effectiveness of the school’s social media advertising via Facebook, Google ads, and retargeting. .
  • Evaluate effectiveness of the school’s marketing by analyzing CPC, CTRs, and referral sources..
  • Maintain a dashboard to track and report results..
  • Track school website performance and identify areas for improvement; measure monthly and year-over-year results; and provide regular data and analysis to WSL directors.
  • Track and evaluate the school’s social media accounts..
  • Manage SEO work and help to optimize the school’s Google ranking.
  • Market and support all admissions events, on- and off-site.
  • PR.
  • Study marketing approaches of other Waldorf and independent schools.
  • Member of Enrollment Committee.

Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree
  • 3–5 years of experience in marketing and communication
  • Positive, engaging, and outgoing personality
  • Experience with social media and online marketing
  • Productive self-starter who can successfully collaborate and multi-task to advance multiple prioritizes
  • Strategic insight into marketing in today’s competitive independent school market
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse constituents
  • Tech savvy
  • Experience with video production and editing is a plus

  • Technical Skills
    Google Analytics
    Google AdWords
    Facebook Business Manager and Insights
    Perfect Audience or other retargeting tools
    Buffer or other social media management tools

    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 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 addressed to School Director Robert Schiappacasse to resume@thewaldorfschool.org.

Substitute Teacher

The Waldorf School of Lexington, a pre-K–8 independent school with 210 students, 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

The Waldorf School of Lexington, a pre-K–8 independent school with 210 students, 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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