Job Type Full Time
Experience 8 years
Job Field Administration / Secretarial
Nairobi Waldorf School Trust (NWST) in Nairobi, Kenya seeks to hire a Pedagogical Administrator who will be responsible for overseeing all the Pedagogical Administrative issues, quality of education and standards at the school from Kindergarten to High School levels.
The position holder must be able to build a pedagogical team that works in cohesion with all stakeholders.
International Baccalaureate (IB) teaching experience at both primary and high school levels is a requirement.
Summary of Responsibilities
- Lead and direct the development of all learning tools and strategy
- Direct the development of assessment tools for both learners and teachers
- Oversee the school’s curriculum development, its implementation and regular evaluation.
- Oversee and direct monitoring and evaluation of all systems, processes and tools designed by the Pedagogical
- Team and vet external mentors prior to their being engaged and their performance
- Mentor Pedagogical leaders and teachers to ensure the school has a well developed team
- Oversee and guide engagement with stakeholders at all levels and proactively act as liaison between the School,
- Parent body and Government Educational institutions at both local and international levels.
- Maintain good relations with the Ministry of Education and ensure the Waldorf curriculum is registered and well recognized in the country and region
- Develop measures and contingency / management plans for any foreseeable risk in the school curriculum
- Contribute to the development and implementation of the school’s educational policies
- Masters degree in Education, Education Administration and Leadership, Curriculum Planning, Development and
- Implementation, or any other relevant field;
- Must possess a Bachelors degree in Education or other relevant field;
- At least 8 years of International Baccalaureate teaching experience at both primary and high school levels
- A Diploma in Waldorf / Steiner Education is an added advantage
- Computer Literate in areas such as online research, spreadsheets and word processing;
- Work experience in a multicultural setting and skilled in change management;
- Registered with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC)
- Excellent in both verbal and writing skills with demonstrated experience of both.
- An assertive and ethical team player with practical knowledge of pedagogical systems and processes and the ability to work under pressure and meet set deadlines
MODE OF APPLICATION
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Candidates who can demonstrate that they meet the requirements outlined above and can undertake the listed responsibilities should send one-page cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae
The position title Pedagogical Administrator should be indicated on the subject line.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until we receive sufficient applications.
The position will be filled as soon as a well qualified individual is identified.
Please visit our website http://www.nairobiwaldorfschool.ac.ke to learn more about our school and view a detailed job description.
About Nairobi Waldorf School Trust (NWST)
The 1st Steiner-Waldorf Kindergarten opened in 1998... ...in a small house along the Magadi Road on the outskirts of Nairobi. It was led by 3 teachers from Germany (Florian, Vojko and Irmgard). The following year the school moved to Mbagathi extending the kindergarten to a 1st Grade primary class. The Mbagathi Steiner school continues to run successfully; now a fully fledged kindergarten and primary school known as the Rudolf Steiner School, Mbagathi, transitioning their children successfully into Kenyan Curriculum Secondary schools. In 1994 a new Waldorf Kindergarten opened its doors in a beautiful residential suburb - the Kileleshwa Kindergarten. This was initiated by a group of parents who had been impressed by the Mbagathi kindergarten but needed something in a more central area. As the new millennium approached, another parent group around a core of Kileleshwa parents, now more familiar with the Waldorf philosophy and its practical results, felt a great need to continue the initiative into the primary level. Both the Kenyan and British institutions were offering instruction that was wholly formal from such a young age, promoting 'The Hurried Child' syndrome. Media reports about school unrest were pandemic and views from other parents clearly indicated dissatisfaction with the lack of creativity in education. Some of their children were already feeling stressed and unhappy in school. There was a very conscious feeling that Waldorf education would not only benefit the families and their own children, but would contribute towards the ultimate transformation of education in Kenya for the better.