Thank you for your interest in employment at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School. Established in 1998, Potomac Crescent Waldorf School (PCWS) is a small, independent Waldorf school in the artistically and culturally diverse Washington, DC metro area. Our school is the only accredited Waldorf school in Northern Virginia.


PCWS offers both an early childhood program that includes the parent-child program, preschool and mixed-age kindergarten, as well as elementary school curriculum for grades 1-5, and is accredited by WECAN and AWSNA.

Please download the EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and submit it to personnel@potomacwaldorf.org, indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. We currently have the following positions open:


Potomac Crescent Waldorf School seeks a Preschool Lead Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.


The Preschool Lead Teacher is responsible for leading the preschool class (three-year-olds and young four-year-olds) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM. Duties include planning, carrying out, and reviewing the program and activities on a day-to-day basis. In addition, the preschool lead teacher will have in mind an overall plan for the year centering around an understanding of the year’s seasonal progression and festivals. The lead teacher will meet with the preschool assistant teacher weekly for planning and review to ensure a meaningful classroom role for the assistant. The preschool lead teacher will work closely with class parents through regular communication and by scheduling, organizing and hosting four parent evening meetings and two parent-teacher conferences during the year. The lead teacher is responsible for keeping records of attendance and student progress, and with the help of the assistant, maintain the classroom in a neat and orderly fashion. The lead preschool teacher will meet with new students and their families before the school year, either at their home or at the school. 


In addition, the Preschool Lead Teacher rotates as Afternoon Program Lead Teacher from 1:30-2:30pm on two days per week (Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays). On the day that the Preschool Lead Teacher is not serving the afternoon program, the Preschool Lead will stay at school until 1:30pm for non-classroom work and meetings.  


The ideal candidate will have a confident classroom presence with strong social and communication skills, and a love for children and teaching. The candidate will enjoy being outdoors with the children in all weather conditions. The candidate either will have completed Waldorf Early Childhood training at a WECAN-accredited teacher preparation program, or be currently enrolled in an WECAN-accredited teacher preparation program with 3 years of Waldorf Early Childhood teacher experience.


The candidate must be able and willing to follow safety procedures for the school, and follow and enforce school policies and rules.


The Preschool Lead Teacher is an active member of the school’s faculty and participates in weekly faculty meetings and committee work. As such, the candidate must be able to work collaboratively with colleagues and demonstrate a commitment to the school beyond the classroom. Faculty meetings are typically held on Thursday afternoons. The teacher will work with the Director of Admissions and Enrollment and the Early Childhood Department to admit families into the preschool program. Attendance at school events, admission events, and festival celebrations is required. 


This position is exempt.


To apply:

We look forward to receiving your application! Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and Employment Application addressed to the Personnel Committee to personnel@potomacwaldorf.org.


Enrollment Coordinator

Position Type: Exempt

Hours: Part-time (20 hours per week during school year, 15 hours per week during summer break)

Status: Position Posted Until Filled


The Enrollment Coordinator reports to the Director of Administration, Marketing & Communications in the fulfillment of the responsibilities outlined in this job description.




- Be the point of contact for answering all prospective family inquiries

- Maintain log of prospective family inquiries

- Follow admissions system so that prospective families are followed up in a timely manner

- Facilitate observation mornings/tours and open houses

- Promote PCWS at school fairs

- Maintain system of tracking progress of applicants

- Coordinate teacher and applicant contact

- Track the pipeline of students from Early Childhood to Grades to maintain knowledge of likely size of Grades classes and redirect resources as necessary to grow class sizes

- Track enrollment and retention rates

- Attend faculty meeting


- send enrollment agreements to admitted families during annual admission cycle

- send enrollment agreements and addendums as needed outside of admission cycle

- track returned enrollment agreements and registration fees

- follow up with families with incomplete enrollment

- send executed enrollment agreement copies to families

- file executed enrollment agreements

- set up Facts payment plans for enrolled students

- ensure Facts payment plans are set up and are not delinquent

- process withdrawal requests with board’s approval


- Record daily attendance for all programs

- Communicate with teachers about student attendance when necessary

- Update changes in student information in a timely way

- Handle student registration, including filing

- Correspond with parents to complete student files in a timely manner

- Make and update school roster

- Provide class rosters and mailing label templates

- Provide contact information to class rep and PA chair(s)

- Ensure that teachers have all relevant student forms

- Create report templates for teachers to use

- Handle transcript requests

- Copy, send, and file end of year reports

- Create new forms as they become necessary

- Create and maintain Google calendars and update invitation lists


School Transition Support

- Provide support for families as they complete the application process

- Hold exit interviews for departing families and distribute notes to Core Group


Reception (shared responsibility)

- Answer phones

- Monitor school entry points via electronic door access system

- Answer routine customer questions

- Call parents with routine questions

- Maintain training in First Aid and Medication Administration

- Administer first aid and medications to students

Committee Work

- Work as an active member of the First Grade Readiness Committee

We look forward to receiving your application! Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and Employment Application addressed to the Personnel Committee to personnel@potomacwaldorf.org.


We welcome applications for qualified substitutes for our Early Childhood and Grades programs. Applicants should enjoy working with children and express an interest in Waldorf Education. Pay for the position is commensurate with experience. Please send a resume with your inquiry to personnel@potomacwaldorf.org

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or military status in any employment decision. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors.

Please reload