June 24, 2016

Business Director

Overview: The Business Director is responsible for the operational, organizational and financial management of the Nelson Waldorf School.


  • Ensure legal compliance, accreditation, insurance and safety regulations according to legislation
    • Understand and enact the society act and other governing legislation
    • Communicate with government, legislative and outside authorities
    • Develop and manage policy
  • Financial Management
      • Prepare, present and manage yearly budget
      • Work with accountant and bookkeeper
      • Provide financial reports as required
      • Administer accounts receivable/payable
      • Administer payroll for salaried, hourly, contracted employees
      • Prepare and complete employee contracts including compensation and benefits
      • Process and track tuitions & fees
      • Familiarity with Quickbooks Online and ideally technically savvy to leverage Intuits App marketplace
      • Specifically, we are looking at Wagepoint (for Payroll), Plooto (for bill payments) and Receipt Bank for reimbursable expenses
  • Buildings and Grounds Management
    • Oversee general maintenance
    • Member of WCB Health and Safety Committee
    • Manage Security System
    • Communicate with Janitorial/Caretaker contractor
    • Oversee plans for maintenance &janitorial work during school breaks
    • Oversee facility use and summer rentals
  • Staff (non-teaching) Supervision
    • Supervise front office secretary and maintenance worker
    • Supervise contract employees – bookkeeper, caretaker, janitor
    • Hire and supervise employees in collaboration with Administrative Council
  • Office Management
    • Maintain financial, personnel and student files
    • Implement and improve efficiency of office procedures and systems


The Business Director is a Member of Administrative Council, participates in collaborative decision-making and is responsible for the implementation of decisions.

The Business Director is responsible to the Board of Trustees, attending Board meetings, providing information to the Board and representing the Board in the Administrative Council.

The person we are seeking

– contributes to a healthy work environment
– is an ambassador for Waldorf education and the Nelson Waldorf School
– is a collaborative team member familiar with servant leadership and consensus decision-making
– can see the big picture and is attentive to the details
– is professional and confidential
– is willing to learn about and take up the practices of Social Inclusion

Skills required:

– financial aptitude and accuracy– planning and forecasting
-organizational and prioritizing ability
– efficient time management
– supervisory and managerial capacities
– excellent interpersonal abilities to work with colleagues and parents
– excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
– conflict resolution

Personal qualities

– self-directed and accountable
– confident, patient and respectful
– flexible and positive
– collaborative and objective


  • Post-secondary administration training in office, technology and management skills or commensurate experience
  • Basic bookkeeping knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of accounting software
  • Experience negotiating and adherence to legislative requirements
  • Experience in planning and forecasting finances and managing budgets
  • Experience in administration and management in a Waldorf School environment

Position: .8 FTE     Job term: 12 month yearly contract            Base Salary:  $34 000**

Submission Deadline of April 5 2017


**  Plus years of service increment based on experience working in Waldorf Schools

To apply, please send a letter of intent, along with a resume, a one-page autobiography and three references addressed to Administrative Council –