Director of Education

Kroka is seeking a Director of Education to lead the next phase of our development as a Waldorf-inspired educational experience for young people. Since 1994 Kroka has pioneered the field of experiential education with our expedition semesters and summer programs, and we are currently piloting a residential middle school program. We are now in the early stages of growing this program into a residential school experience for 7th through 9th grades. The Director of Education will innovate a new kind of academic curriculum for the program, build a teaching team, and integrate our well-established expedition semesters, in addition to serving as an educator in the program.

Schedule:

Year-round, full time, salaried

Responsibilities:

Working closely with the Executive Director and Program Directors, the Director of Education will:

  • Develop a progressive curriculum for grades 7-9 in line with state education standards
  • Recruit, train, and manage teachers who have a unique mix of teaching/expedition experience
  • Oversee the admissions process to enroll approximately 50 students annually
  • Maintain a strong sense of community in the parent body
  • Work closely with the Leadership Council, Board of Trustees, and Parent Council to fulfill Kroka’s strategic plan for school development
  • Represent Kroka in the Monadnock Region’s educational community
  • Maintain high standards of education and student well-being
  • Teach subjects and/or blocks of expertise and interest

Qualifications & Experience:

The ideal applicant has a Waldorf Teaching Certificate, at least 5 years of experience teaching grades 7-12 in Waldorf schools, and will have played a leadership role in their faculty. They must possess a keen interest in reimagining the Waldorf curriculum to meet the students and issues present in the world today. Additional qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in education, or bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience
  • Experience leading and managing teachers in a school setting
  • Experience and/or strong interest in expeditionary education in the wilderness setting
  • Understanding of the admissions and school enrollment process
  • Track record of educational innovation and problem solving
  • Excitement to lead the initiative to advance our pilot program into a progressive school
  • Positive attitude, attention to detail, and a capacity for cooperative teamwork

Compensation & Benefits:

Competitive nonprofit educational salary commensurate with experience. Kroka offers highly competitive benefits including full employer-paid health insurance, retirement benefits, up to four weeks paid vacation, health days, and participation in a vibrant community.