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School Director

Classification: Full-time, Salaried

Benefits: Full health package, paid holidays, tuition remission available

Reports To: Board Of Trustees

The CWS School Director is a dynamic leadership position that supports collaboration with the Faculty, Parents, Administration and Board of Trustees, ensuring healthy communication to advance the mission and strategic plan of the Charlottesville Waldorf School.  The School Director will oversee and manage the following components of day to day operations of the school: Financial, Enrollment and Admissions, Marketing and Outreach, Development, Facilities, and Auxiliary Programs.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Develop structure and processes (beyond pedagogical concerns) to support the day to day operation of the school
  • Serve as the primary point of contact to the Board of Trustees
  • Create annual operating budgets and manage cash flow
  • Overseeing facilities management and the campus use plan
  • Support and direct the long-term strategic plan for the school
  • Facilitate collaborative leadership
  • Develop large donation opportunities
  • Direct oversight of all administrative staff
  • Oversee faculty personnel management, in consultation with the Faculty Chair
  • Support a positive parent experience
  • Represent CWS and its values to the wider community

   Qualifications Necessary:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, as a minimum
  • Preferred school administration or non-profit leadership experience
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Analytical reasoning capacity
  • Creativity, resourcefulness, receptiveness to new ideas
  • Ability to be responsive and thorough in conflict resolution
  • Working knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy
  • Collaborative skills that foster healthy working relationships
  • Leading with optimism and empathy to engender trust and respect

CWS offers a comprehensive and supportive mentoring program for all of its new teachers and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not exclude anyone on the basis of race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.

To learn more about the Charlottesville Waldorf School, please visit our website at www.cwaldorf.org, and Facebook page @CVILLEWALDORF

This is a full-time position that reports directly to the Board of Trustees. Please submit a resume and cover letter to cwsgovernance@cwaldorf.org .


Faculty Chair

Classification: Full-time, Salaried

Benefits: Full health package, paid holidays, tuition remission available

Reports To: School Director

The Charlottesville Waldorf School (CWS) is seeking an experienced Waldorf educator to uphold the spiritual heart of the school while giving support to community members. The ideal candidate will be one who has experience and success working in a collaborative environment, establishing successful relationships, demonstrating
excellent communication skills, supervising staff, and has extensive experience in Waldorf pedagogy.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Nurture the spiritual life of the school in collaboration with College of Teachers
  • Representing the school to the greater community by articulating the vision and mission of Waldorf education
  • Supporting the Students by overseeing pedagogy and curriculum development that meets today’s students
  • Supporting the Faculty by supporting professional development, strengthening the observations, evaluations, and mentoring process, and managing the employment process
  • Supporting the Parents by facilitating healthy communication between parents and faculty with focus of cooperation and resolution
  • Supporting the Parents by communicating existing and developing Waldorf pedagogy and curriculum to our families
  • Collaborate with the School Director to create and support the policies and procedures of the school
  • Collaborate with the Board in the development of long-term strategic plans

Qualifications Necessary:

  • Significant number of years of successful Waldorf teaching and leadership experience
  • Deep understanding of and connection to Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy
  • Strong interpersonal skills and love of working with children, their parents, teachers, and administrative staff
  • Knowledge of and connections with the wider Waldorf and Anthroposophical institutions and governing bodies
  • Commitment to striving for the well-being of the Charlottesville Waldorf School
  • Exemplary use of the oral and written word.

CWS offers a comprehensive and supportive mentoring program for all of its new teachers and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not exclude anyone on the basis of race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.

To learn more about the Charlottesville Waldorf School, please visit our website at www.cwaldorf.org, and Facebook page @CVILLEWALDORF

This is a full-time position that reports directly to the School Director. Please submit a resume and cover letter to cwsgovernance@cwaldorf.org .


Business Manager

Classification: Full-time, Salaried

Benefits: Full health package, paid holidays, tuition remission available

Reports To: School Director

The Charlottesville Waldorf School (CWS) is seeking an organized and detail-oriented person to run the day to day business of the school in collaboration with our Bookkeeping contractor. The Business Manager supports the Charlottesville Waldorf School in fulfilling its mission by accurately and responsibly managing the business agreements, financial processes and policies, and financial records of the CWS.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Human resources administration
  • Compliance with State and Federal regulations
  • Property rentals
  • Tuition management
  • Manage all operational partners and suppliers (cleaning, waste removal, etc)
  • A/P and A/R processes support
  • Payroll support
  • General office support

  Qualifications Necessary:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in Finance and Human Resources management
  • Familiarity with Waldorf pedagogy
  • Ability to work in MS Office, G Suite, Quickbooks, TADS, and other administrative software
  • Ability to communicate clearly and warmly with parents, faculty, and children
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, administrative staff, and the Board of Trustees in financial planning and day to day business operations.

CWS offers a comprehensive and supportive mentoring program for all of its new teachers and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not exclude anyone on the basis of race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.

To learn more about the Charlottesville Waldorf School, please visit our website at www.cwaldorf.org, and Facebook page @CVILLEWALDORF

Interested applicants should submit a resume, a letter of interest and 3 references to Andrea Bostrom, Acting School Director, at abostrom@cwaldorf.org


Aftercare Program Coordinator

Classification: Full-time, salaried

Benefits: Full health package, paid holidays, tuition remission available

Department: Administration

Reports To: School Director

The Charlottesville Waldorf School is seeking an enthusiastic and dependable individual to work flexibly and collaboratively in this newly established position. The Charlottesville Waldorf School has day programs for children ranging from 18 months through 8th grade and runs two seperate aftercare programs: Early Childhood (2 – 6 years) and Grade School (1st – 8th grade).

The Aftercare Administrator is a year-round position that manages the after school  program for both Early Childhood and Grade School. This a 40-hour week position that includes a lead teaching position in the nap and aftercare program. The remaining work day is dedicated to administrative responsibilities.

Administrative Areas of Responsibility:

  • Hire and manage aftercare (including nap) staff.
  • Identify and call substitutes when needed.
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop structured aftercare program.
  • Manage daycare regulation requirements, including training.
  • Facilitate enrollment in the aftercare program.
  • Serve as a liaison between aftercare staff and full faculty.

   Qualifications Necessary:

  • B.S. in child-related field OR Early Childhood certificate w/ 3 months prior program experience OR ability to acquire 24-hours of child-related training within the first month of employment w/ 6 months prior program experience.
  • Human Resources knowledge. Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with Waldorf pedagogy.
  • Ability to work in MS Office, G Suite, and other administrative software.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and warmly with parents, faculty, and children.
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner.
  • First Aid/CPR/MAT training.
  • Creativity, curiosity, commitment!

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather.

CWS offers a comprehensive and supportive mentoring program for all of its new teachers and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not exclude anyone on the basis of race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.

To learn more about the Charlottesville Waldorf School, please visit our website at www.cwaldorf.org, and Facebook page @CVILLEWALDORF

Interested applicants should submit a resume, a letter of interest and 3 references to Andrea Bostrom, Acting School Director, at abostrom@cwaldorf.org



Founded in 1982, the Charlottesville Waldorf School sits on a thirteen-acre campus three miles from downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. Our campus is the site of nursery and kindergarten classrooms, a LEED-certified grade-school building, and newly built, eco-friendly assembly hall, music room, and library. Charlottesville lies in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is home to the University of Virginia. This small city surrounded by the beauty of the Virginia piedmont, offers a wide range of cultural activities and is a great place to raise a family.

Working at CWS is an exciting and fulfilling experience for creative, dedicated individuals. Our faculty and staff enjoy a healthy collegiality in which we strive to ensure the best experience for our students. We are supported in our endeavors by a strong, devoted parent body.

While the best applicants will be experienced in Waldorf education, we also welcome applications from experienced teachers to whom this pedagogy is new. CWS offers a comprehensive and supportive mentoring program for all of its new teachers and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not exclude anyone on the basis of race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.