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Marketing & Outreach Director

The Waldorf School of Lexington, a preschool to grade 8 co-ed day school with 210 students, is seeking a part-time (50–75%) Marketing & Outreach Director. The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree, a marketing background, excellent writing skills, experience marketing through social media, strong tech and graphic design skills, high attention to detail, and an enthusiasm for work. We are looking for a productive, creative, self-starter, with the ability to collaborate in a fast paced environment. This is a salaried, benefitted position reporting to the School Director. Start date is negotiable.

The Marketing & Outreach Director is responsible for building brand awareness, communicating the unique benefits of WSL’s programs and educational culture to prospective parents, and increasing inquiries to the school. Working closely with the Communications Director, she/he is responsible for generating all advertising and marketing collateral to engage prospective parents across digital, social media, grassroots, and print platforms. Partners closely with the Admissions Director to provide outreach opportunities in surrounding communities.

Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree
  • 3–5 years of experience in marketing and communication
  • Graphic design
  • Social media and other online marketing skills, including experience with Buffer, Facebook Business Manager, and Google Ad Words
  • Ability to write, design, and execute quickly while reflecting the school’s voice and positioning
  • Strategic insight into marketing in today’s competitive independent school market
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse constituents, including staff, faculty, and board members

  • Responsibilities
    • Develop and execute a marketing and advertising plan across digital, social media, grassroots, and print platforms that maximizes the school’s marketing budget while building brand awareness and communicating WSL programs and unique benefits to prospective parents.
    • Manage the school’s internal social media feeds and external advertising
    • Track and report campaign results
    • Produce all marketing and admissions collateral
    • Oversee the school’s online presence, including online calendars and websites, listserves, parent groups, and external mailing lists
    • Support and market admissions and outreach events
    • Write press releases that promote WSL students, programs, and Waldorf education
    • Work with Admissions Director, Business Manager, and School Director to analyze enrollment data and trends
    • Position the school to clearly communicate program features and benefits, highlight key differentiators, and address misconceptions

    Technical Skills
    Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
    Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    Acrobat Pro
    Facebook Business Manager and Insights
    Buffer
    Perfect Audience
    Google Analytics
    Videography/editing is 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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