Sacramento Waldorf School is an established early childhood through 12th grade independent private school located in Fair Oaks, just east of Sacramento, in Northern California. The school offers a full Waldorf program to more than 400 students. The beautiful twenty-two-acre site overlooks the American River and affords many opportunities for outdoor and environmental education.
Established in 1959, SWS is the oldest Waldorf School in Northern California. We are an accredited full member of AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and have also been accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) since 1983. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package. Employment is contingent on a post-offer, pre-employment, fingerprint-based background check.
Current Job Openings
Whole School Administrator
Sacramento Waldorf School is seeking an exceptional individual to work in a collaborative environment as the Whole School (WS) Administrator of our sixty-year-old school located on a 22.5-acre campus. The WS Administrator reports to the Board of Trustees (BOT) and serves as the essential link between the BOT and the administration and community. They advise and guide the BOT in the formation of policies and procedures; lead and motivate employees in the delivery of the School’s programs and services and ensures they are congruent with the School’s philosophy and mission. The WS Administrator leads individuals (Administrative Staff), Lower School and High School Administrators in the execution of policies and strategic goals to ensure the school has a fiscal and sound framework consistent with its mission and congruent with Anthroposophical principles as they apply to contemporary Waldorf education. They serve as the representative of the school with government and official bodies and also serves as a principal representative and face of the school within the community and at official school events.
The Administrator is ultimately responsible for the following which may be managed through delegated assignments to individuals or personally completed by the Administrator.
- Communication: Leads internal and external communications that support and reflect the mission of the School.
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Work to create a campus environment that is welcoming, inclusive and increasingly diverse. Seek opportunities to better support a more effective, inclusive learning environment for marginalized and under-represented students and staff.
- Fiscal: Supports and manages Financial Director to ensure fiscal management of the School is adequate to meet budget and adequate resources are available.
- Human Resources: Supports and manages Operations Manager with human resource policies and programs to ensure development and administration of legal and sound HR policies and procedures.
- Board of Trustees: Advises, informs, facilitates and guides the BOT committees through staff (Enrollment, Finance, Development and Buildings & Grounds).
- Strategic Planning: Executes strategic goals and projects of the BOT. Facilitates, creates specific plans, determines resources, delegates and tracks progress for the successful completion of goals.
- Supervision: Supervises administrative staff employees and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the School’s policies and applicable laws. Works with the Pedagogical Chair to ensure an effective faculty evaluation, mentoring and professional development process is in place and utilized.
- Accreditation: Supports the Pedagogical Chair in maintaining the School’s accredited status with a recognized accrediting body.
- Development: Supports and manages the Director of Development (DOD) in the successful implementation of the Development Plan. Serves as a resource to the DOD for donor solicitations, outreach and representation of the School.
- Enrollment: Supports and manages the Enrollment Director in the execution of the enrollment plan. Ensures successful programs and inclusive curriculum to welcome a diverse student body and positive student retention.
- Operations & Facilities: Supports and manages the Operations Manager with management of the physical site, including equipment, grounds and buildings.
- Ability to articulate and represent the pedagogical aims of the school to the school community and the larger community.
- Ability to model and instill the School’s values in all employees and students.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and problem solving, including the ability to organize, prioritize, delegate, and coordinate work assignments.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships among co-workers, parents, students, and members of the wider community. Fosters open communication that leads to cooperation and teamwork.
- Strong written communication skills.
- Ability to read and interpret financial statements.
- Computer skills: working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
- Time: must have flexibility; weekend and evening work is required on a regular basis for committee assignments, Board meetings and school representation.
Education and Work Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Graduate training is desired, but not required.
- A trained Waldorf teacher who has completed additional training in Waldorf administration and possesses an intimate knowledge of Waldorf education and the principles of Anthroposophy.
- Experience in leadership, teaching, and management in a Waldorf school or other similar institution.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
This is a full-time exempt position. Sacramento Waldorf School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package.
Sacramento Waldorf School does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion.