Administrative Coordinator

We are seeking an Administrative Coordinator (AC) for the 2018-19 school year.


  • Experience in School Administration (Waldorf preferred)

  • Certificate in administrative training from a recognized AWSNA teacher education program and/or classroom teaching experience helpful

  • Knowledge and/or experience with Waldorf methods 

  • Managerial experience


Demonstrated ability in the following areas:

  • Organizational management, including fiscal responsibility and sound financial practices

  • Proficiency in office systems such as excel, quickbooks, TADS and the ability to implement new systems where needed and train others in their use

  • Human resource management

  • Overseeing compliance with laws and policies governing NFP/private school operations

  • Building relationships and communicating effectively with a variety of audiences, including faculty and staff, parents, donors, the board of directors, Rhinebeck public school district, and educational networks

  • Building consensus and resolving conflicts in a positive and productive manner

  • Supporting faculty in building an administrative vision for the school

  • Supporting faculty in building an approach to tracking and supporting child development in each grade

  • Supporting faculty in formalizing and communicating the school’s approach to curriculum

  • Commitment to equity 

The Administrative Coordinator coordinates and develops procedures to manage the administrative support and communication between the governing bodies, committees, and communities involved with PHS. The AC works in cooperation with, and in support of, the Faculty Administrator, Faculty, and College of Teachers to bridge the pedagogical realm and the administrative realm. The AC is supported by staff in the realms of enrollment, communications, operations, facilities, and development.

PHS celebrates its 5th anniversary this current year.  We are a growing school serving in excess of 80 students from Early Childhood through Grade 6. On the cusp of a significant capital campaign to grow our campus and school, PHS prefers candidates having successful experience in capital campaigning activities and campus expansion projects. 

This is a two-year position to help our school grow into its next phase of development responsibly and sustainably, with the possibility of staying on in an evolved capacity at the end of the term.

For greater detail about this exciting opportunity, please contact Eiren Graver, Faculty Administrator, at eiren@primrosehillschool.com or (845) 876-1226. Kindly reference PHS Administrative Coordinator in the subject line of your email. 


To apply

For all positions: please email Eiren Graver to apply, and send a cover letter, resumé, and three references.

About Us and the Area

Our five-year-old, rapidly growing school will consist of Parent-Child through sixth grade in the 2018-19 school year. We intend to add a new grade each year.

Located in the gorgeous Hudson Valley, Primrose Hill School's 7.5-acre campus on the edge of the Village of Rhinebeck, NY is surrounded by woodland and is home to both farm animals and a large vegetable and flower garden. We value the integration of these elements into the curriculum. We also value accessibility and diversity and are committed to a progressive tuition model.

The Hudson Valley is one of the most beautiful, scenic areas in the US. There are endless hikes, bike routes, and recreational activities as well as many spiritual and holistic communities. We are just 80 minutes by train from New York City and are driving distance to both Sunbridge Institute and Alkion Center, where professional development is available in the form of teacher training and Waldorf teacher conferences. The Hawthorne Valley Farm/School, the Nature Institute, and several Camphill communities are close by as well.