Director of Education – EYC

Temporary, Part-time .60FTE (2024/25 School Year)

The Bridge Educational Society is seeking a Director of Education – Early Years Centre (EYC) to join our established Early Years Operation. The Director of Education EYC serves in a key leadership role and works in a collaborative and/or consultative manner with The Bridge Educational Society (BES) stakeholders to support its mission, vision and values. The Director of Education EYC is responsible for upholding the legal and educational standards and compliance for operating a Waldorf child care center in the province of British Columbia, including but not limited to curriculum quality and student safety. In collaboration with the Director of Administration, the Director of Education – Okanagan Waldorf School (OWS), and the (ECE) faculty and staff of EYC, this position is co-responsible for a congenial working relationship and healthy flow of information between the working realms of the BES. This position requires an interest and commitment to the study of anthroposophy, and of keeping Waldorf principles alive in the education and culture of the school. This position is open until filled. The ideal candidate is required to hold a BC ECE Certificate and be motivated by a curriculum inspired by the developmental and pedagogical theories which provide the basis for the methods of Waldorf Education. Applicants who have completed or will complete their Waldorf Early Years Certification and have 3-5 years minimum of previous experience are highly preferred.


  • Five years progressively responsible experience in a leadership role in a Waldorf school;
  • Experience in human resources including hiring and termination, evaluation, progressive
    discipline techniques and personnel administration;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work in an extremely busy environment and to keep several projects going at once;
  • Knowledge of principles of effective public relations; and,
  • Current first aid certificate or a willingness to obtain one.

Areas of General Responsibility


  • Ensuring educational safety and quality for all students
  • Ensuring child care excellence in line with the school’s vision, mission, strategic plan
  • Engaging faculty to develop a culture of professional excellence
  • Fostering parent satisfaction
  • Developing a positive culture and festival life
  • Act as EYC Faculty representative for, and attend all, Board meetings.


  • Be a point of oversight, in collaboration with EYC Manager for program development, enrollment
    and staff scheduling
  • Mediate in situations where parents, staff, or children need support to reach understanding and
  • Facilitate the Communications Protocol within the EYC community
  • Officiate all pedagogical school events
  • Working with the EYC Faculty, and the general Staff and Board members, to plan and facilitate
    various festivals and supportive community events
  • Oversee Parent Education programs
  • Support the development of Care Plans and accommodations and attend family meetings as

Pedagogical Administration

  • Ensure Waldorf Principles are guiding the program(s)
  • Oversee daily child care schedule for children with program leads
  • Oversee grade one readiness and parent teacher for Kindergarten
  • Oversee pedagogical content in administrative, faculty and parent handbooks, specific policies,
    procedures and duties
  • Participate in the creation of the annual Budget, in collaboration with the Finance Committee, by
    holding EYC pedagogical needs, vision and health

Collaborative Work with EYC Manager

  • Oversee EYC Manager responsibilities including but not limited to:
    • Ensuring scheduling and substitution system is effective and needs are met
    • Ensuring student record management policies and practices are streamlined, and
      maintain confidentiality
    • Ensuring licensing, risk management and student safety compliance are ensured
  • Oversees EYC Human Resources (see below)

Human Resources

  • Oversees ongoing professional development and leadership support for direct reports
  • Administers regular supportive HR processes and evaluation for director reports, including
    growth plans
  • In collaboration with the EC Manager
    • Perform all faculty human resource management including performing teacher
      observations and evaluations and goal setting
    • Ensures onboarding & educational orientation of new faculty; exit interviews and
      offboarding outgoing faculty in accordance with BES and EYC policy
  • Assess and review training needs of faculty for inclusion in the annual budget
  • Holds faculty accountable to all BES policies and procedures and handbooks
  • Substitute teaching in emergency situations only


$70,000 prorated to FTE and based on experience and credentials

To Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, copies of current applicable certificates/licenses, and
references to: attention EYC Hiring Committee.

EYC offers competitive wages, benefits, and a nourishing work environment with a supportive and
proactive communication policy. We are currently a WECAN developing school and AWSNA
associate school. To learn more about living in the amazing BC Okanagan area, visit 

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