Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the School Administrator is responsible for management and oversight of the School’s daily operations and related staff resources (other than pedagogic matters). Working closely with all leadership groups, the Administrator provides a framework for achieving the School’s pedagogical mission, ensuring that administrative and operational efforts support the larger institutional goals. Through oversight of the long-term strategic work of the School, the Administrator links the School’s strategic plan with fiscal and operational realities to ensure sustainable institutional growth and development.
The School Administrator works within a system of governance that includes the Board of Trustees, the College of Teachers, a Faculty Chair, three School Section Chairs (High School, Lower/Middle School and Early Childhood) and an active and engaged faculty.
Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities
Administer the day-to-day operations of the School (other than pedagogic matters), including exercising fiscal, budgetary and legal authority, as well as managing risk and School resources in collaboration with designated School leadership groups.
Lead and manage the School’s administrative and operations staff related to Budget & Finance, Enrollment, Marketing & Outreach/Communications, Development & Alumni Relations, Buildings & Grounds, Information Technology, Support Services and Auxiliary Programs, such as the Summer Program and Camp Glen Brook (the School’s 250-acre New Hampshire property).
Support and guide the long-term strategic aims of the School, working with the Board of Trustees (in legal and financial realms) and the College of Teachers (in the pedagogical realm).
Guide all activities related to implementing the School’s Facilities Master Plan, including the development and execution of specific capital projects, as well as the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of Capital Campaign major donors.
Provide leadership, through appropriate collaboration with the Faculty Chair, College of Teachers and Board of Trustees, to develop and implement administrative and operational policies, procedures and best practices.
Serve as primary liaison to the School’s Board of Trustees, keeping the Board Chair informed of substantive issues, while organizing and guiding the work of the full Board and its Committees.
Participate in School leadership groups, including the Administrative Circle, the College of Teachers and the Board of Trustees (as an ex-officio member).
To receive full consideration, candidates must submit a letter of interest, a current CV and a list of five references (to be contacted with permission) prior to January 15th, 2019. All materials will be kept confidential. The Search Committee will consider reviewing additional applications until an appointment is made.
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School Administrator Search Committee
Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Ave
Garden City, NY 11530
The School’s comprehensive benefits package includes health, life and disability insurance, along with a School-funded retirement account, and ample funds for professional development. With a highly competitive salary range, based upon experience, our School is committed to supporting its faculty and staff.
The Waldorf School of Garden City promotes respect for all students, employees and applicants, and prohibits discrimination to the full extent required by law, including discrimination based on race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, familial or marital status, military status, or any other category which is protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with advanced degree or certification preferred.
A minimum of five years of administrative leadership experience in a not-for-profit setting.
Strong financial background, with experience in not-for-profit environment preferred.
Exceptional project management skills.
Excellent organizational skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Understanding of school-related legal issues.
Willingness to understand and embrace Waldorf education.
Internal Number: 2019-20
About The Waldorf School of Garden City
Serving 365 students from early childhood through high school, the Waldorf School of Garden City is an independent college preparatory day school. Established in 1947, our eleven-acre campus is located in the suburban village of Garden City, just 18 miles from midtown Manhattan. Garden City is known for its tree-lined streets, myriad activities for children, and is an easy commute to New York City from nearby Long Island Rail Road stations. The Waldorf School offers a number of additional programs including; PSAA Athletics, After School Clubs, Parent-Child Classes, an Afternoon Program, and Summer Programs in both Garden City and at the School’s 250-acre extended campus in New Hampshire. The Winkler Center for Adult Learning provides a well-established Foundation Studies program at our School facility. The Waldorf School of Garden City is directly adjacent to Adelphi University, and high school students are able to earn college credit through our unique partnership with Adelphi. To learn more about the Waldorf School of Garden City, we encourage you to visit our website at www.waldorfgarden.org.