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Calgary Waldorf School
515 Cougar Ridge Drive S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3H 5G9
Phone: 403-287-1868 | Fax: 403-287-3414
Info@calgarywaldorf.org

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

PRINCIPAL AND PEDAGOGICAL ADMINISTRATOR

Reporting to: The Calgary Waldorf School Board of Directors
Type: Annual Contract, 1.0 FTE year-round position
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Our salary grid is very similar to the Calgary Board of Education salary grid
Start date: August 2019 (with the possibility of an earlier start date in May 2019 depending on availability of candidate)

Overview of role:
The Calgary Waldorf School fosters our students’ academic, social, and emotional development so that, throughout life, they are motivated to serve humanity with strength of will, depth of feeling, clarity of thought, and the ability to work with others. The Principal/Pedagogical Administrator is a Senior Leadership role which provides servant leadership to the school community and is responsible for the overall academic administration of the school, the support and evaluation of teachers, and parent engagement work. The Principal/PA guides the implementation of Waldorf principles and methodology in the curriculum. The Principal/PA communicates with all stakeholders including Faculty, students, parents and alumni.

Role Responsibilities (included but not limited to):

  • Oversee the implementation of all school policies and curriculum
  • Oversee the TGPG process and support teachers in their professional development
  • Teacher evaluation – both formal and informal
  • Teacher support and mentorship
  • Parent engagement
  • Oversee student discipline and conflict resolution
  • Crisis Response and Management
  • Teacher Hiring including new staff orientation
  • Maintaining effective communication to keep all Faculty and parents engaged and informed

Role Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Education or higher
  • Alberta Teaching Certificate
  • Alberta Education Leadership Qualifications Certification
  • Ability to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or Permanent Residency)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to understand, manage and integrate diverse perspectives on key issues
  • Ability to respond to concerns from various stakeholders in a timely, efficient manner that moves issues to resolution
  • Knowledge of the legislative and regulatory framework for Independent Schools in Alberta
  • Competent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in or knowledge of Waldorf Education
  • Previous administrative experience in an educational setting
  • Human Resources training and experience

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae for this Waldorf Principal and Pedagogical Administrator opportunity via email to careers@calgarywaldorf.org
Posting closes: March 31, 2019

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR

Reporting to: The Calgary Waldorf School Board of Directors
Type: Annual Contract, 1.0 FTE year-round position
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Our salary grid is very similar to the Calgary Board of Education salary grid
Start date: August 2019 (with the possibility of an earlier start date depending on availability of the candidate)

Overview of role:
The Calgary Waldorf School fosters our students’ development so that, throughout life, they are motivated to serve humanity with strength of will, depth of feeling, clarity of thought and the ability to work with others. The School Administrator position is a senior leadership role which provides servant leadership to the school community and is responsible for the overall administration of the school including liaising with external stakeholders, policy development, and supporting various school governance bodies.

Role Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Draft school calendar, timetables, and schedules
  • Liaise with Alberta Education, AISCA, the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, and Alberta Health including drafting annual reports
  • Secretary to various governance bodies within the school
  • Provide Faculty organizational support (i.e. fieldtrips, community events, etc)
  • Update and keep current various informational documents including the Parent Handbook
  • Assist and support the Principal/Pedagogical Administrator on matters of senior leadership and conflict resolution
  • Oversee policy development and strategic planning

Role Requirements:

  • Ability to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or Permanent Residency)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to understand, manage and integrate diverse perspectives on key issues
  • Ability to respond to concerns from various stakeholders in a timely, efficient manner that moves issues to resolution
  • Knowledge of the legislative and regulatory framework for Independent Schools in Alberta
  • High level of organizational skills
  • Competent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in or knowledge of Waldorf Education
  • Previous administrative experience in an educational setting
  • Human Resources training and experience

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae for this Waldorf School Administrator opportunity via email to careers@calgarywaldorf.org
Posting closes: March 31, 2019

LOWER GRADES TEACHER

The Calgary Waldorf School is seeking an experienced, dynamic full-time Elementary teacher to join our Faculty in September 2019.

We are seeking a teacher with:

  • a passion for Waldorf Education;
  • enthusiasm for all aspects of teaching including parent engagement, collegial support and collaborative governance; and,
  • experience in elementary classroom teaching.

Our teachers have Permanent Resident Status or Canadian Citizenship and have an Alberta Teaching Certificate. To obtain an Alberta Teaching Certificate, applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Education degree and go through an application process with Alberta Education.

For more information, please click HERE.

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae for this Waldorf Principal and Pedagogical Administrator opportunity via email to careers@calgarywaldorf.org

WALDORF ELEMENTARY FRENCH TEACHER – Part Time

The Calgary Waldorf School is seeking an experienced Waldorf French teacher with:

  • fluency in French language and strong knowledge of French culture;
  • the ability to engage students in French in a compulsory languages program;
  • knowledge of and experience with Waldorf education; and,
  • the ability to develop the Waldorf French program in our school.

Our teachers have Permanent Resident Status or Canadian Citizenship and have an Alberta Teaching Certificate. To obtain an Alberta Teaching Certificate, applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Education degree and go through an application process with Alberta Education.

For more information, please click HERE.

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae for this Waldorf Principal and Pedagogical Administrator opportunity via email to careers@calgarywaldorf.org

AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM ASSISTANTS AND SUBSTITUTES
– Casual and Part Time

The Calgary Waldorf School is seeking experienced Child Care workers to be substitutes and/or assistants in our Early Childhood and Elementary After School Care programs. We are seeking Child Care workers with the following qualifications:

  • Certified Level I, II or Level III Child Care workers;
  • Fluent in English;
  • have Permanent Resident Status or Canadian Citizenship;
  • knowledge of and interest in Waldorf education; and,
  • experience in a child care setting.

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae for this Waldorf Principal and Pedagogical Administrator opportunity via email to careers@calgarywaldorf.org

Background Information about the Calgary Waldorf School

The Calgary Waldorf School incorporated in 1985 and now enrolls 275 students in our programs, from Preschool and Kindergarten to Grades One through Nine. Another 40 children attend our Parent and Tot classes. Our 40-member Faculty and Staff include Early Childhood Teachers, Grade School Class Teachers, Grade School Subject Specialist Teachers (for French, German, Music, Art, Handwork, Woodwork, Arts and Crafts, Physical Education, Eurythmy, Learning Support, and Computers and Information Technology), and teaching/classroom Assistants. Our Administrative Team is composed of a Pedagogical Administrator, a School Administrator, a Financial Manager, an Admissions Manager, a Facility Manager, a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant, and a Community Engagement Manager.

We relocated in 2002 from a downtown site to the neighbourhood of Cougar Ridge on the central-south-western edge of the city, when we moved into our beautiful, new purpose-built school. As well as the facility itself, the school grounds, the natural parks, and the access to the Rocky Mountains and to housing are all advantages in our Cougar Ridge location. Our school families offer a warm, supportive community and many of our families live near the school, within walking or biking distance.

The Calgary Waldorf School is an Accredited, Full Member School of AWSNA (the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and a Full Member School of WECAN (the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America). We are also a member of AISCA, the Association of Independent Schools and Colleges of Alberta.

We are a unique independent school which receives one-third of our revenue from the Provincial government, as all private schools in Alberta receive some public funding from the Ministry of Education (“Alberta Education”). Our committed teaching Faculty obtain Alberta Teaching Certification, as is required of all teachers in Alberta, and our Faculty complete Waldorf teacher education as well. The school provides our teachers with generous professional development financial support towards their Waldorf Teacher Training certification and continuing education in Waldorf studies.

Calgary is a young, growing, and vibrant city of 1.2 million people, with a rich cultural heritage and a strong economy. The traditional farming and ranching base remains intact alongside the newer oil and gas economy. Calgary lives along two rivers, within the geographical transition between the prairies on its eastern side and the foothills on its western side. Our school is less than an hour from the Rocky Mountains, where recreational outdoor pursuits abound. Alberta is known for its beauty, friendliness, energy, resilience, fresh and dry air, clean water, and high number of days of sunshine. Summers are pleasant and warm; winters (though very sunny) can be cold and snowy, but we are regularly warmed by our famous Chinook Winds.

Please join us for a School Tour, a Speaker Series event, or our Waldorf Faire. We look forward to welcoming you to our Calgary Waldorf School.

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