Employment Opportunities

Overview

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is a vibrant faculty-led, independent school for children in preschool through grade 5. We are located in Northern Virginia, just over the river from Washington, DC — an area rich with culture, historic significance, and natural beauty. We look forward to receiving your application!

Available Positions

1st Grade Main Lesson Teacher

Afternoon Program and Extended Day Assistant

Director of Outreach and Enrollment

Lead Mixed-age Five-Day Kindergarten Teacher

Three-Day Nursery Assistant Teacher

Woodworking Teacher

 

Position Descriptions

Position: 1st Grade Main Lesson Teacher

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School seeks a First Grade Main Lesson Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. This is a part-time position, and will likely consist of 20-25 hours per week.

Qualifications- Waldorf trained and experienced Class Teacher holding at least a bachelor’s degree- Confident classroom presence, strong social and communication skills, 3-5 years of Waldorf teaching experience, preferred.

Salary & Benefits- We offer a competitive salary.

To Apply- Interested candidates are encouraged to email stella@potomaccrescentschool.org with a letter of interest, resume, and three references (in a single document) addressed to the Potomac Crescent Personnel Committee.

Position: Afternoon Program and Extended Day Assistant

We are seeking an Afternoon Program Assistant and an Extended Day Assistant for the 2015-2016 school year.

The Afternoon Program is designed to create a home-like environment for kindergarten and nursery students from noon to 3 p.m. The children enjoy lunch together and have a quiet rest. The assistant position is a salaried part-time position, working from noon to 6 p.m., five days a week. He or she will be the assistant to the Afternoon Program director from noon to 3:30, and will take over as the primary teacher of the Extended Day program from 3:30-5:30.

Our Extended Day program allows grades students to join the early childhood students through 5:30 p.m. with an afternoon snack, time for homework, and indoor and outdoor play. We are seeking an assistant for the Extended Day program, five days a week from 3:30 to 5:30.

This is an hourly position.

Qualifications

- Strong convictions about the appropriateness of Waldorf Education

- Training and experience with young children

- Interest in being an active part of our school’s faculty

- The ability to effectively communicate with colleagues and community members

- The ability to effectively follow the guide of a lead teacher

To Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to e-mail stella@potomaccrescentschool.org with a letter of interest, resume, and three references (in a single document) addressed to the Potomac Crescent Personnel Committee. We look forward to receiving your application!

Position: Director of Outreach and Enrollment

Full time (40 hours) during the school year and reduced time (20 hours) during the summer.  Hours are 8 am to 4 pm during the school year and 9 am to 1 pm during the school summer vacation. Reports to the PCWS Director of Administration

The Director of Outreach and Enrollment has two equally important functions:

  • Ensuring that all programs are enrolled to their pedagogical capacity.
  • Coordinating outreach events, some fundraising activities, and general school activities and recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to take on leadership roles in the planning and execution of these events.

The school is in a stage of growth, and its administrative and governance structures are evolving.  The Director of Outreach and Enrollment must possess the flexibility of thought necessary to work in such an evolving organization. The successful candidate must be able to:

  • Build relationships with and amongst the community.
  • Reflect the values, philosophy, research, and intentions of Waldorf eEducation in all efforts to attract and retain students and their families.
  • Approach with positive attitude the opportunities and challenges presented by developing an independent school.

The position requires some evening and weekend work.

 Qualifications

  • Able to speak meaningfully from a variety of perspectives about Waldorf education to prospective parents.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as marketing, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in marketing/outreach, fundraising, admissions, especially in a Waldorf or independent school.
  • Proficiency with technology, including Microsoft Office suite on a MAC platform.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and reliability.
  • Ability to manage and motivate volunteers and work with people productively and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, resourcefully, and creatively.
  • Professional demeanor and presentation.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • MAT trained and CPR/First Aid certified a plus.

Submit resume and cover letter to office@potomaccrescentschool.org.

Position: Lead Five-Day Mixed Age Kindergarten Teacher

We are currently seeking a Lead Teacher for one of our Five-Day Mixed Age Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.

Qualifications-

- Waldorf Early Childhood Teaching credentials; holding at least a bachelor’s degree

- Dedication to excellence in teaching and with a demonstrated capacity for parent education

- Confident classroom presence; strong social and communication skills

- Ability to effectively lead and work with with an assistant teacher

- 2-5 years of Waldorf teaching experience, preferred.

Salary & Benefits- We offer a competitive salary.

To Apply- Interested candidates are encouraged to e-mail stella@potomaccrescentschool.org with a letter of interest, resume, and three references (in a single document) addressed to the Potomac Crescent Personnel Committee. We look forward to receiving your application!

Position: Three-Day Nursery Assistant Teacher

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is in search of an assistant teacher for the 2015-2016 school year for our three-day nursery class of three and four year-olds.

Qualifications

- Experience working with young children; training preferred.

- Familiarity with and passion for Waldorf Education

- Interest in being an active part of our school’s faculty

- The ability to effectively follow the guide of a lead teacher

To Apply- Interested candidates are encouraged to email stella@potomaccrescentschool.org with a letter of interest, resume, and three references (in a single document) addressed to the Potomac Crescent Personnel Committee. We look forward to receiving your application!

Position: Woodworking Teacher

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School seeks a Woodworking Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. This is a part-time position, and will consist of teaching our fifth grade for 1 hour per week.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

- Knowledge and interest in the Waldorf woodworking curriculum

- Substantial work experience in woodworking with hand tools

- Knowledge of appropriate classroom safety measures

- Classroom management experience

- Plan and lead weekly age-appropriate one-hour woodworking classes for Grade 5

- Teaching care and use of hand tools

Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive hourly salary.

To Apply- Interested candidates are encouraged to email stella@potomaccrescentschool.org with a letter of interest, resume, and three references (in a single document) addressed to the Potomac Crescent Personnel Committee. We look forward to receiving your application!