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Director of Pedagogy

Birmingham, AL, USA

Job Type

Full Time

Workspace

On-Site

Salary

$26.6 K

About the Role

We are seeking a Director of Pedagogy to provide leadership to the faculty and ensure the excellence of the early childhood, elementary, and middle school educational programs through the development, refinement, and review of pedagogical policies and procedures. The Director of Pedagogy supports the pedagogical health and mission of the school through working collaboratively with all realms of the school: faculty, students, parents/guardians, and administration. This position reports directly to the College of Teachers.


Human Resources Responsibilities:

  • Serve on the Professional Development Committee

  • Oversee and provide faculty mentoring 

  • Facilitate and oversee the faculty evaluation process

  • Coordinate new faculty orientation alongside the Faculty Chair and Administration

  • Participate in the faculty hiring process, serving as a standing member of the Hiring Committee

  • Coordinate job description reviews

  • Act as first contact for Voicing a Concern forms and work alongside College of Teachers to facilitate a positive resolution.


Pedagogical Development/Faculty Responsibilities

  • Provide pedagogical oversight of curriculum and program rhythms, including extended care

  • Assure quality and consistency of teaching, appropriate delivery of curriculum, and performance of faculty duties

  • Maintain an awareness of ongoing curriculum and pedagogical developments in both Waldorf Education and the larger educational community, primarily through opportunities with AWSNA, WECAN, and other educational groups as needed

  • Review standards for progress monitoring reporting, working alongside faculty teams for necessary revisions

  • Work collaboratively with Care Group to facilitate curative support, maintain and coordinate individual learning plans and assessments 

  • Serve on First Grade Readiness Committee

  • Support faculty in the prospective student enrollment process 

  • Support parent/guardian education initiatives


Administrative/Governance Responsibilities

  • Work with school leadership groups and Admin to develop responsible budgets that ensure the quality of essential Waldorf curriculum and programs.

  • Work with the College of Teachers, Faculty Chair, and the Administrative Director to develop and refine school policies and procedures.

  • Provide leadership in the school’s strategic planning process and initiatives, working alongside Admin, College of Teachers, and the Board of Trustees

  • Attend Team Meetings as necessary

Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university

  • Certificate from an accredited Waldorf Teaching institution.

  • Active interest and study in Anthroposophy.

  • Proven ability to work with and mentor colleagues, staff, parents

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in Waldorf Education, primarily as a teacher in the classroom

  • Excellent organizational leadership and interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

  • Able to manage multiple projects effectively

  • Able to work within the school governance framework and consensus decision-making

  • Proven ability to delegate responsibilities and support colleagues

  • Proven conflict resolution skills

  • Experience in designing and implementing individualized learning plans and creative classroom practices specifically for students with learning differences



    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Formal training and experience in counseling and social work

  • Experience in both early childhood, elementary, and middle school education


Compensation & Benefits

Hours, Compensation, and Benefits

  • Starting salary is $26.6K for this position.

  • This full-time, salaried position requires in-person attendance from 8:00 am - 3:15 pm during the school year. It is year-round, with flexible work hours and space during the summer months.

  • Salary is determined annually with a recommendation by the Faculty and approval of the Board of Trustees.

  • Staff members are required to attend weekly team meetings, Faculty meetings (Wednesdays from 4:20-5:20), and occasional faculty team meetings and functions, which may occur on the weekends or after 5:30 pm.

  • See the school calendar for school holiday closings, typically all Federal holidays, plus one week at Thanksgiving and Spring Break, two weeks at Winter Break, and one week each at the start and end of summer programs.

  • 2 weeks paid time off

  • Eligibility for medical and dental insurance benefits

  • Eligible for years of service and Waldorf Education certification bonuses as outlined in the school policies and subject to annual budget approval.

  • Partial tuition remission for dependent children as per the school’s Tuition Remission policy.

  • Professional development opportunities supported through workshops and potential training fund assistance.


About Our School

The mission of Alabama Waldorf School is to cultivate healthy, confident, compassionate learners who excel socially, academically, and civically. We are seeking colleagues who will bring a passion for teaching and an enthusiastic commitment to join this community. Candidates must be committed to caring for and educating children in a lively and engaging way, recognizing that not all children learn in the same style.

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