Nairobi Waldorf School Trust (NWST)
Job Advertisement: Pedagogical Administrator
Background: The Nairobi Waldorf School Trust seeks to hire a Pedagogical Administrator.
The Nairobi Waldorf School Trust was founded in 1999. We welcome more than 275 children on two campuses in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Karen campus includes toddler, playgroup, and kindergarten classes as well as primary grades 1 to 8 and high school grades (beginning with class 9 in September 2020).
The Lavington campus consists of toddler, playgroup, and kindergarten classes in addition to primary grades 1 and 2.
We are connected to the global Waldorf community and are part of the growing Waldorf movement in East Africa.
Our school is proud to host mentors and teachers from around the world, offering a diverse experience for our children and community members alike.
We are governed by an elected Board of Trustees comprised of faculty, administration, parents, and respected members of the community.
They, in partnership with the school management, develop and establish school policies, oversee financial decisions, and approve faculty and staff appointments.
We offer both Kenyans and Foreigners residing in the country an exclusive opportunity to raise competent, capable, and happy human beings.
Job Type: Full Time
Reporting To: The Pedagogical Chair
Application Deadline: by 31st August, 2019
Job Summary and Purpose: The Pedagogical Administrator with be the focal person on all pedagogical needs of the Nairobi Waldorf School Trust.
This role works collaboratively and in consultation with the pedagogical team, school management, colleagues, students, parents and board members.
The role directs all aspects of the educational program of Nairobi Waldorf School Trust and ensures it is of high quality, sustainable and effectively implemented.
The Pedagogical Administrator will ensure that the educational needs of the learners are met and that there is a continuous teachers professional development and mentorship program, oversee curriculum development and its implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Chairing meetings of the Pedagogical Team.
- Develop, lead and be accountable for the effective and efficient implementation of the Pedagogic team performance plan (PTPP).
- Guide the development of the teaching staff to ensure that the school structures, curriculum, philosophy and available resources enable all the teachers to achieve the highest possible standards. This includes:
- Leading and guide all teaching staff and students, through the direct leadership of the school’s pedagogical team, ensuring that effective responsibility is delegated through an appropriate leadership structure.
- Ensuring the highest possible standards of Waldorf education through the promotion of effective teaching and learning.
- Being accountable for the effectiveness, efficiency and quality outcomes of all pedagogical aspects of the school.
- Oversee the overall academic budget for the school to ensure the effective implementation of the school’s educational program.
- Oversee and streamline the roles of the lead teachers to ensure that they are effective.
- Provide the School Board with regular reports on pedagogical development and activities and consult with the Board wherever appropriate.
- Ensure maximum and efficient utilization of the existing teaching staff, and promote an environment that enables all teachers to effectively contribute to the progress and development of the school whilst promoting workload / work-life balance.
- Ensure the protection and safeguarding of students through the implementation of the Health, Safety, Security and Environmental protocols including documentation of incidents.
- Lead the engagement, consultation and communication between teachers, parents, and other care givers (including shadow teachers) to enhance pupils’ learning and to ensure sound working relationships. This involves:
- Fostering a fair, open and equitable culture amongst teachers and ensuring cohesion amongst all teaching staff to promote a positive social environment.
- Finding creative ways to motivate, empower, and celebrate achievement amongst teachers.
- Developing assessment tools and lead in the assessment of teachers and the utilization of assessment results, as specified in the PT Plan.
- Developing and streamline the school’s Pedagogical Systems and ensure they are regularly monitored and evaluated.
- Ensuring the Pedagogical Team’s active participation in the recruitment of teachers.
- Teaching at least one block or short track annually.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Master in Education or its equivalent
- Diploma in Waldorf Steiner Education
- At least eight (8) years of professional experience in a Waldorf High School
Required Skills and Competencies
- A disciplined, enthusiastic leader, trained as a Waldorf teacher with good interpersonal and judgmental skills
- A dependable and flexible team player, with ability to manage multiple projects effectively
- Organised individual with administration and management skills
- Commitment to collaboration and relationship building
- Computer literate
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
If you are interested in the position and meet the above qualifications, send your application to email@example.com indicating the position title Pedagogical Administrator on the subject line by 31st August, 2019.
The Nairobi Waldorf School Trust (NWST) is an equal opportunity employer.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For more information visit our website www.nairobiwaldorfschool.ac.ke