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EMPLOYMENT

Thank you for your interest in employment at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School. 

 

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. If you would like further information about PCWS' commitment to providing equal opportunities for all job applicants, contact our Equal Opportunity Coordinator at eoc@potomacwaldorf.org 

 

 

 

 

We currently have the following positions open:

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Director of Administration

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is seeking a full-time Director of Administration to join our dedicated staff and vibrant community at our newly renovated school in historic Old Town Alexandria. This role is accountable to the PCWS Board of Directors. The position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Leadership & Oversight: Lead administrative staff and manage external contractors to ensure cohesive communication and operational excellence.

  • Strategic Coordination: Act as the primary liaison between faculty, board, and administration; coordinate strategic meetings and initiatives.

  • Community Engagement: Serve as the main point of contact for the community; facilitate events and ensure a welcoming atmosphere.

  • Policy & Compliance: Oversee the development and maintenance of key policies and handbooks; ensure regulatory compliance and safety standards.

  • Financial Management & Human Resources: Oversee financial operations, including budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting. Ensure alignment of financial management with the strategic goals and operational needs of the organization. Manage payroll, benefits administration, and compensation structures. Chair the HR Committee; lead performance reviews, orientations, and staff development processes.

  • Facilities Management: Oversee facility operations and maintenance; manage vendor relationships and ensure a secure and well-maintained environment.

Qualifications:

  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field preferred.

  • Professional Experience: Minimum of five years of professional experience.

  • Leadership Experience: At least two years in an administrative leadership role, ideally within a non-profit or independent school setting. 

  • Technical Skills: Strong proficiency in Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.) and Microsoft Office.

  • Financial Acumen: Demonstrated experience in budgeting, financial reporting, and accounting practices. Knowledge of financial software and systems is a plus.

  • Organizational Skills: Highly reliable, well-organized, and able to effectively manage and lead a team.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication abilities.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to work collaboratively with various constituency groups.

  • Priority Management: Skilled at managing competing priorities and adapting to the cyclical nature of school operations.

  • Adaptability: Quick learner with the ability to embrace new systems and approaches.

  • Regulatory Knowledge: Understanding of school regulatory compliance is a plus.

  • Educational Interest: Experience and/or interest in Waldorf education curriculum, pedagogy, and/or administration is preferred.

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School offers a distinctive educational experience rooted in the principles of Waldorf education, fostering creativity, critical thinking, and a connection to nature. Our close-knit community values holistic development, nurturing each child's academic, artistic, and social growth. Joining our team means being part of a collaborative, supportive environment dedicated to enriching the lives of our students and families. Salary is commensurate with experience. PCWS offers a benefits package that includes tuition discounts and health insurance options. This position is exempt.

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Full-Time Grades Support Teacher 2024-2025 

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is seeking a grades support teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. The support teacher will work closely with experienced elementary school teachers. With guidance from class teachers, they will lead grades classes for part of the day, deliver some curriculum and skills lessons, and manage class transitions, including snack, lunch, and recess. This is a wonderful opportunity for classroom experience for someone engaged in Waldorf teacher training or considering a career as a teacher. 

The full-time grades support teacher will work from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Thursdays, they will work from 7:30 a.m.-noon and participate in faculty meetings until 3:00 p.m. Duties include the following: 

-With guidance from grades class teachers, lead grades classes during parts of the day and deliver developmentally-appropriate supplemental lessons based on Waldorf pedagogy and PCWS’s articulated curriculum plan; 

 

-Lead classes during transitions such as specialty class rotations, snack, lunch, and recess times; 

 

-With guidance from the grades class teachers, carry out behavior management pedagogy and methods for engaging students in the social and academic life of the class; 

 

-Help the grades class teachers maintain clean, orderly, and beautiful classrooms; 

 

-Provide class teachers with student updates for parent-teacher conferences in November and February; 

 

-Contribute to the writing of narrative end-of-year reports for the students. 

This is a salaried, exempt position and includes participation in weekly faculty meetings, grades department meetings, committee work, and participation in school festivals and events. 

The ideal candidate will have strong social and communication skills, a love for children and teaching, and a familiarity with Waldorf education or a commitment to learning about Waldorf education. A commitment to our principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and a willingness to participate in ongoing work related to this is essential. 

To apply:

We look forward to receiving your application! Applications can be submitted on the employment page of our school website at www.PotomacWaldorf.org/employment. Candidates are also welcome to contact us with questions at personnel@potomacwaldorf.org

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Afternoon Program Assistant Teacher for 2024-2025 

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is seeking an assistant teacher for children aged 3- to 6-years old enrolled in our afternoon program for the 2024-2025 school year. The hours are 12:00-3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and include outdoor forest day programs on Thursdays and Fridays.

 

The position includes supporting the lead and full-time assistant teachers in carrying out the following elements of the program: 

● Preparing the classroom for rest time 

● Transitioning the children from their morning programs 

● Overseeing lunch with the children 

● Settling the children for rest and story time 

● Gently transitioning the children from rest time to free play or other activities ● Dismissing children who leave after the afternoon program and/or transitioning children to the extended day program 

● Tidying and cleaning classroom(s) and other spaces used so they are ready for the extended day program or morning classes 

The ideal candidate will have early childhood teaching experience, a warm and gentle classroom presence with strong social and communication skills, the ability to work cooperatively with other teachers, the ability to work outdoors in all safe weather, and an openness to training and guidance about how Waldorf pedagogy supports our curriculum. A commitment to our principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and a willingness to participate in ongoing work related to this is essential. Waldorf early childhood training and/or experience is highly valued. 

 

To apply: 

 

We look forward to receiving your application! The employment application can be submitted from our school website, www.potomacwaldorf.org/employment. Additional questions can be addressed to our personnel committee at personnel@potomacwaldorf.org.

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Substitute Teacher

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.

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