Careers

 

Job Description

Waldorf Childcare Enterprise Director

Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto

Overview

The Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto (RSCT) is seeking to hire a Waldorf Childcare Enterprise Director (part-time) to spearhead the implementation of a National Waldorf Childcare Enterprise whose vision statement is:

Healthy, vibrant children thriving in loving families and in active communities, where each child’s unique potential is cherished. This will be fostered by a national Waldorf childcare enterprise that meets the needs and spirit of our times.

Through this initiative, RSCT will open and operate multiple childcare centres, including larger centres and smaller home-based childcares beginning in Ontario in 2018 and moving to other provinces and territories in future years.

About RSCT

Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto (RSCT) facilitates cultural renewal out of the transformative resources of anthroposophy. RSCT was founded in 1981 inspired by a question: “What can be done to answer the need for increased spiritual understanding in a world of escalating materialism?” In response to this question, RSCT offers workshops and courses in Waldorf Teacher Education, Remedial Education, Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy, Biodynamic Agriculture and the Arts. Over three decades, RSCT has steadily grown into one of the leading Waldorf teacher education centres in Canada offering a wide variety of courses and services to support healthy adult learning and the development of the Waldorf school movement across Canada. Here research into the spiritual nature of the human being brings practical insights for work, play and community.

For more on RSCT see www.rsct.ca.

Organization Structure and Reporting Relationships

The Waldorf Childcare Enterprise Director is hired by, and reports to, the Executive Director of the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto.

The Executive Director will conduct an annual performance evaluation of the Waldorf Childcare Enterprise Director including a review of particular performance targets to be agreed upon with the successful candidate within the first three months of employment.

The Waldorf Childcare Enterprise Director will hire site supervisors for up to 5 sites in the first year and will be responsible for overseeing their work.

Key Areas of Responsibility

The Waldorf Childcare Enterprise Director will oversee the Waldorf childcare enterprise expansion and its quality control in the first two years.

Key areas of responsibility in the preparation phase will entail the research of regulatory approvals and the development of a childcare business model which will include identifying appropriate supplies and potential workforce options, developing an overall enterprise budget and researching initial site locations

Key areas of responsibility in the initial implementation phase will entail overseeing site selection, licensing applications, renovations, staffing and advertising and eventually supporting communities of practice across 5 operational sites.

Competencies and Qualifications

The successful candidate will display the following qualifications and competencies:

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Waldorf Early Childhood Education or similar

  • RECE in good standing or similar

  • Clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector

Competencies:

  • A deep understanding of anthroposophical childcare principles (the “Waldorf” approach)

  • Knowledge of Ministry requirements for childcare licencing, policies and procedures as described on the Ontario Ministry of Education “Early Years Portal” website

  • Proven experience in the financial management of an enterprise

  • A collaborative management style that can facilitate the forming of onsite teams and the building of partnerships with Waldorf Early Childhood Education organizations such as WECAN

  • Ability to evaluate the childcare environment and work of the educators and institute change through coaching, opportunities for professional development and the setting up of communities of practice

  • Familiarity with computer applications software including spreadsheets and word processing (Microsoft Office)

Other Position Details

This is a part-time position of 2.5 days a week. The initial term of employment will be for 2 years with the potential for renewal.  Compensation is $25,000 per annum.

The applicant must live in or near the Greater Toronto Area or be willing to relocate.

To Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to the Executive Director, James Brian, at jbrian@rsct.ca by Friday, September 15, 2017 by 5:00 pm EST. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you have questions, please direct these to James at the above email.