Established in 1996, we are diverse, energetic and urban. Our commitment to a deep understanding of the needs of each student is reflected in the relatively small class sizes and highly qualified teachers.
A magnet for creative, community-minded people, we seek to foster and support thoughtful, socially conscious and engaged citizens. In this regard, the community at WSP is exceptionally active, engaged and thriving.
We are committed to increasing and supporting diversity in all of its forms in employment and in our programs. We encourage interest and applications from candidates currently underrepresented in Waldorf education.
Our school is located at 6000 Wayne Avenue, PA 19144. A former church, 6000 Wayne Avenue was designed by Frank Furness and George Hewitt; it is as charming as it is enchanting. There has never been a more exciting time to join the Philly Waldorf community.
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is on a path to full AWSNA membership and endeavors to receive accreditation by the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
Out-of-School-Time (OST) & Admissions Coordinator
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is seeking a full-time Out-of-School-Time (OST) & Admissions Coordinator. The position will serve a dual yet synergistic role of developing, overseeing, scaling and stewarding the school’s emerging after-school, before-care, adult, and school-year and summer camps programming while also supporting the school's admissions efforts.
While working on Out-of-School Time efforts, the Coordinator will focus on expanding and establishing high-quality programs; building and implementing strong internal systems and controls; and promoting programs to our families and members of the larger community in order to reach desired levels of participation. While doing so, the Coordinator will work to bring programs to scale and thus provide strategic direction that will bolster the institution’s enrollment, long-term sustainability, diversity, connectedness to the surrounding community, and overall school quality.
Because the promotional duties and expectations associated with the OST portion of the position overlap with and complement the work of our Admission and Marketing Department, the OST & Admissions Coordinator will dedicate a significant amount of his or her time toward supporting the school’s admissions and marketing endeavors. Tasks may include but are not limited to inquiry management, organizing admissions interviews and work-flows, organizing and supporting outreach events and database management.
Like all of the school’s administrative staff who are committed to a palpable spirit of teamwork, the OST & Admission Coordinator will also periodically be expected to fulfill day-to-day administrative tasks on an as-needed basis to support the school’s overall administrative function.
The OST & Admissions Coordinator will report to the Executive Director on tasks related to the visioning and administration of Out-of-School-Time programs and to the Director of Admission and Marketing on all promotional, recruitment, admissions and marketing related activities. This is a five-day-week hourly position with anticipated work hours will be between 9:30am and 5:30pm in order to overlap with after-school programs, although some evening and weekend activity may also be necessary. The position is paid year-round and offers seven weeks of paid vacation which includes the school’s winter break (two weeks); mid-winter break (one week); spring break (one week); and three week’s summer vacation (ideally during the month of July and/or early August).
Necessary qualifications for this job include:
- a Bachelor’s Degree;
- Experience developing and administering successful programs within educational settings;
- Familiarity with pre-k – 8 education, exposure to Waldorf Education a plus;
- Exceptional judgment. Ability to analyze a wide array of issues and respond in a timely manner to all requests;
- Excel and Word proficiency, with some database experience;
- Aptitude with social media tools and applications;
- Great attention to detail;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and polished in speech and manner. Can convey information clearly, concisely, and continuously. Is an active and reflective listener who is able to respond appropriately to all members of the school community;
- Ability to set and meet deadlines;
- Ability to multi-task and demonstrate strong time-management skills;
- Able to work an occasional flexible schedule including some evening and weekend events;
- Can provide and solicit feedback and demonstrate the ability to incorporate new ideas and suggestions;
- Can share responsibility for outcomes;
- Ability to engender confidence and trust and can work confidentially;
- Commitment to addressing conflict in a constructive manner;
- Ability to be flexible and calm in stressful situations;
- Can maintain a sense of humor and patience; and
- All current clearances from the FBI and State of PA required to work in a childcare setting.
Please send letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.