Employment Opportunities

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Director of Administration and Finance

London Waldorf School is seeking applicants for the position of
Director of Administration and Finance, beginning in the 2022-2023 school year.

OUR MISSION
London Waldorf School is a vibrant learning community where education, based on a deep
understanding of the developing child, integrates the intellectual with the artistic, the practical
with the beautiful – fostering the ability to engage more fully in the world.
“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to
impart purpose and direction to their lives.”

~ Rudolf Steiner

ABOUT THIS ROLE
London Waldorf School embraces the opportunity to serve children and their families from all
walks of life, from early childhood through Grade Eight, building on Rudolf Steiner’s
transformative vision of the human being to educate toward a more equitable and sustainable
society.

In the heart of London, Ontario, London Waldorf School’s 3.5-acre campus is located along the
beautiful Thames River. Nearby Gibbons Park offers open fields, trails and brush to explore,
while accessible to public transit and urban environments. From this diversity of experience its
heart beats – where history meets innovation, culture meets nature, and family meets
community.

Our teachers and staff members work enthusiastically and energetically to engage their
students and are dedicated to Waldorf education. They work collaboratively with their
colleagues and the parent community to create an educational environment that is aligned with
the school’s mission and program goals.

Working closely with all leadership groups, the Director of Administration and Finance
advances the mission of the school. Through oversight of immediate operational and long-term
strategic work, the Director of Admissions and Finance links the School’s strategic plan with
fiscal and operational realities to ensure sustainable institutional growth and development
while minimizing risk. The Director of Administration and Finance will oversee all administrative
functions, manage the administrative team and report to the Board of Trustees.

This position is a full-time permanent salaried position. The anticipated start date is November
1st, 2022.
The salary range for this position is $43,854.49 to $45,942.80. Our salaries and benefits are
comparable with those of other Waldorf Schools, including: 3% pension plan contributions,
and tuition remission after 3 months of employment. Group health and dental benefits,
including a long-term disability plan, are available on a cost-sharing basis.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
Education:
● University Degree in Business, Administration (or equivalent/related field)
● Enrollment in, or completion of, CIM, CPA and/or CHRL designation preferred

Experience:
● 5 years management experience (including financial and administrative accountabilities)
● 5 years supervisory experience (leading teams and leadership)
● Experience in strategic planning, implementation and operationalization
● Experience in a academic/educational environment an asset
● Experience with Waldorf education an asset

RESPONSIBILITIES
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
● Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop a shared vision to lead and coach
employees to excellence
● Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with other school leaders and groups,
key business partners and external agencies
● Critical thinking and discernment to assess and scope areas for improvement and an
ability to offer creative solutions
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills and confidence dealing with all levels
of an organization
● Ability to establish effective methods for excellent communication with all members of
the team to maximize productivity
● Ability to understand parent/family needs and expectations and provide excellent
service directly and indirectly to satisfy expectations
● Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving ability with a solid understanding
of key financial principles and the ability to effectively develop sound financial plans
● Advanced planning and organizational skills with a proven ability to build and manage a
financial and business plan
● A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, facilitation and conflict
resolution skills
● Ability to handle diverse situations, multiple projects, and rapidly changing priorities
● Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office

HOW TO APPLY
Interested individuals are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and references by August 19,
2022, to the attention of the Hiring Committee at [email protected] Applications will
continue to be considered until the position has been filled.

Please indicate Director of Administration and Finance in the subject line of your email.
London Waldorf School is committed to equity in its policies, practices and procedures. We
support diversity in teaching, learning and work and ensure that applications for members of
underrepresented groups are considered. Qualified individuals who would contribute to the
further diversification of our community are encouraged to apply.

Please note: due to the high volume of resumes we receive, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted. We appreciate your understanding. Applicants currently able to
work in Canada will be prioritized.

Waldorf Teacher

London Waldorf School is seeking applicants for the position of 

WALDORF TEACHER (NOC 4032), beginning in the 2022-2023 school year.

OUR MISSION

London Waldorf School is a vibrant learning community where education, based on a deep understanding of the developing child, integrates the intellectual with the artistic, the practical with the beautiful – fostering the ability to engage more fully in the world.

“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”

~ Rudolf Steiner

DETAILS

This is a permanent full-time position beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. 

London Waldorf School is located in London, Ontario, Canada, and the language of instruction and interaction at work is English.

Salary is dependent on the amount and type of previous teaching experience as well as the final workload. The current starting salary for a full-time Grade One teacher is between $39,402 and $43,342 based on experience ($19.45 – $23.81 an hour). 

Our salaries and benefits are comparable with those of other Waldorf Schools, including: group health and dental benefits, long-term disability plan, 3% pension plan contributions, and tuition remission after 3 months of employment at 70% or more.

At London Waldorf School, we use cohort teaching, a term indicating that the teacher stays with the same group of students as they transition through the grades. Whenever possible, a teacher who starts with a group of students in 1st grade will stay as their main teacher throughout the entire lower school years until completing 8th grade.

 

SKILLS REQUIRED

Applications are evaluated based on a combination of the following qualifications: 

  • At least one:
  • 3-5 years class teaching experience – in a Waldorf school or other equivalent elementary school setting
  • -OR- Waldorf Teacher Education Certification – AWSNA or WECAN accredited
  • Plus any two or more:
  • A post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate
  • Anthroposophical studies/courses
  • Additional credentials in a relevant area of expertise
  • A significant connection to Waldorf Education

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • The ability to teach a variety of subjects to various ages of children
  • Creativity, flexibility and ability to take initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with fellow teachers and administrators
  • Demonstrated ability to work with parents to meet their questions and needs as parents 
  • Commitment to ongoing professional learning and development of personal professional practice

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Teaching Main Lesson and Skills lessons in a variety of subjects (language & literature, mathematics, science & nature, history & geography, the arts)
  • Planning special curriculum related activities 
  • Eating snack and lunch with class
  • May be required to teach lesson(s) in other grades
  • Evaluating each child’s academic, emotional and social progress and reporting to parents regularly through written reports and interviews
  • Contributing to pedagogical, child and curriculum study
  • Supervising students on field trips and overnight trips
  • Leading regular parent evenings and working one-on-one with parents to help facilitate a more thorough understanding of Waldorf curriculum and child development
  • Performing a designated number of duties, recess and administrative, in addition to teaching responsibilities
  • Attending weekly faculty meetings and regular retreats and assisting with school events wherever possible
  • Participating in ongoing professional development

HOW TO APPLY

Interested individuals are asked to send a letter of interest including a resume, references, and a brief biography to the attention of the Hiring Committee at: [email protected]

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and candidates interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

London Waldorf School is committed to equity in its policies, practices and procedures, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are considered. Qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our community are encouraged to apply.

Please note: due to the high volume of resumes we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your understanding.

Supply Teachers

Must have previous teaching experience, and be able to teach a variety of subjects to various ages of children.
A current criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening and up to date First Aid must be provided prior to starting work.
To be able to work in our licensed care programs, you must have your RECE.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to our Supply List Coordinator, Natalia Popolov, at [email protected].

Volunteers

Thank you so much for your willingness to give of your time to volunteer at London Waldorf School!

The first step is to fill out the Volunteer Application and submit by emailing [email protected].

Next, we ask that you participate in one of the school tours which are offered every other Thursday at 8:30 am. Our Enrolment Coordinator will contact you to arrange this with you.

The third step will be to have an interview with our Learning Volunteer Coordinator, Sandra Paterson, directly following the tour. This meeting helps us determine if there is a good match between your skills and availability and our needs. If there is a match, Sandra will give you a package of forms which need to be completed and returned, along with a Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening completed in the last 6 months.

Once we have all of the paperwork in place and a volunteer placement has been arranged, Sandra will contact you.

Thank you again for your interest in our school.  We look forward to meeting you.