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Executive Director- Waldorf School of Baltimore

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The Waldorf School of Baltimore (WSB) seeks an experienced organizational leader to become its next Executive Director beginning July 1, 2022. WSB is an independent, coeducational day-school serving 150 students in Children’s Garden (2-6 years) through grade eight. Founded in 1971 as a preschool, WSB has grown and flourished as a Waldorf school serving students from across Baltimore City and County. WSB offers a learning environment rich in developmentally appropriate integration of classroom subjects, arts, outdoor and experiential work, and is supported by Waldorf philosophies and a network of schools across the country and the world.  

The Waldorf School of Baltimore Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees to provide management and oversight of the school’s operations and staff, ensure that the school is financially and operationally sustainable, and implement the school’s strategic plan. The Executive Director collaborates with the pedagogical leadership team in the development of school programs and pedagogical policies that uphold Waldorf values to meet the needs of students. The Executive Director is an active member of the school community, our neighborhood, and both the larger Waldorf and local independent school communities. 

The Waldorf School of Baltimore proactively seeks diverse candidates for our next Executive Director. The Executive Director will be a visible, engaged, and collaborative educational leader, able to articulate a clear vision, inspire and support others, and manage people, business, and programs in order to uphold and promote the school’s mission: “The Waldorf School of Baltimore educates and inspires children to think, feel, and act with depth, imagination, and purpose. Students develop critical thinking, creativity, and intellectual awareness through a rich and rigorous curriculum.”

An Opportunity Statement with more information about the school and the position is linked here.

Candidate Qualities

Leadership and Personal Attributes:

  • A culturally competent, collaborative, community leader
  • An experienced, visionary, and visible organizational leader
  • An experienced and effective financial leader
  • An exceptional communicator
  • Knowledge of Waldorf educational philosophy
  • An experienced and detail-oriented programmatic manager

Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Experience as a senior administrator and supervising manager (preferably in an educational setting).
  • The ability to set, articulate, and achieve clear vision, goals, and priorities.
  • Strong business and financial judgment and the ability to partner with administrators and governance leaders in establishing creative solutions to financial challenges.
  • The ability to communicate the story of an institution to both current and prospective constituents to support marketing, admissions, and fundraising efforts.
  • An understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural competency; skill in growing and supporting programs and practices in these areas; and a recognition of one’s own identities and biases and how they may impact one’s perspectives and actions.
  • Experience in a Waldorf educational setting is preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of child and adolescent development and an understanding of current research and thinking in education.

The Waldorf School of Baltimore does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid policies, employment practices and other school-administered programs.


The Waldorf School of Baltimore (WSB) seeks an experienced organizational leader to become its next Executive Director beginning July 1, 2022. WSB is an independent, coeducational day-school serving 150 students in Children’s Garden (2-6…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    July 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    October 15, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Executive

Benefits

The Waldorf School of Baltimore offers a salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and qualifications and reflecting Waldorf values. 

The Waldorf School of Baltimore offers a salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and qualifications and reflecting Waldorf values. 

Location

On-site
4801 Tamarind Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are asked to provide a resumé, cover letter, and a one to two-page educational philosophy statement to our Search Consultant Brooke Carroll at brooke@aciesstrategies.com no later than October 15th, 2021. 

Qualified candidates are asked to provide a resumé, cover letter, and a one to two-page educational philosophy statement to our Search Consultant Brooke Carroll at brooke…

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