Business Director

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

Responsibilities: 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 (e.g., Canada Revenue Agency, BC Ministry of Education, Workers’ Compensation Board, Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, etc.)
  • Develop and manage financial policy

Financial Management

  • Prepare, present, and manage yearly budget
  • Work with accountant and bookkeeper
  • Provide financial reports as required
  • Administer accounts receivable
  • Oversee accounts payable
  • Oversee payroll for salaried, hourly, and contracted employees
  • Prepare and complete employee contracts, including compensation and benefits
  • Process and track tuitions and fees
  • Familiarity with Quickbooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop and ideally technically savvy to leverage Intuits App marketplace (e.g., Wagepoint, Plooto, Expensify)

Buildings and Grounds Management

  • Oversee duties of the Facilities and Grounds Manager
  • Oversee plans for maintenance & janitorial work during school breaks
  • Oversee facility use and summer rentals
  • Member of WCB Health and Safety Committee
  • Staff (non-teaching) supervision
  • Hire and supervise employees in collaboration with Administrative Council
  • Oversee contracted bookkeeper

Office Management

  • Maintain financial and personnel files
  • Implement and improve efficiency of office procedures and electronic systems


  • The Business Director is a member of the Administrative Council, participates in collaborative decision-making, and is responsible for the implementation of decisions in the business realm.
  • 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 collaborative decision-making
  • can see the big picture and is attentive to 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
  • Experienced in full-cycle accounting
  • Basic knowledge of accounting software
  • Experience negotiating and adhering to legislative requirements
  • Experience in planning and forecasting finances and managing budgets
  • Experience in administration and management in a Waldorf School environment is an asset

Job term: 12 month yearly contract

Position: 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)

Base Salary:  $42,500*

*Base salary increases with years of service

Benefits: Full tuition benefit, MSP premium coverage, and life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage through Great West Life

Please submit an autobiography, cover letter, and resume to We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


ECCE – Early Childhood Care and Education

The Nelson Waldorf Childcare Centre is taking applications for a permanent part-time ECCE, and a one-year-mat-leave part time ECCE.

Join our wonderful supportive team at our beautiful campus for rewarding work with young children.

Wage:  $17/hr
Benefits: Free tuition/childcare
Hours:  average 21-27hrs/week (extra sub hours available)
Start dates:  mid November; and mid December or beginning of January
• current ECCE certification;
• current child first aid;
• criminal record check;
• health certificate;
• an interest in learning about Waldorf Education.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to:
Erica Maclennan – or call for more info at  250-352-6919