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Admissions and Summer Coordinator

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Chestnut Ridge, NY, USAChestnut RidgeNYUSA

Sunbridge Institute, Inc., a 50+-year-old non-profit institution located in Rockland County, NY, offering programs and courses in Waldorf Education and Waldorf teacher education, is seeking to add a new part-time (minimum 30 hour/week) admissions and summer coordinator to its team of highly motivated professionals. Sunbridge is looking for candidates who strongly identify with our values, mission, and goals, and who are eager to contribute their ideas, energy, and skills to the close working team of Sunbridge administrators and faculty.

A worldwide leader in Waldorf teacher education, Sunbridge Institute is situated on a beautiful 140-acre campus within easy commuting distance of NYC, northern NJ, and Westchester County. Sunbridge prides itself on offering its employees a warm, collegial work environment.

The admissions and summer coordinator is responsible for coordinating the two tracks offered by Sunbridge Institute: 1) low-residency, Waldorf teacher education programs (which require a formal admissions process) and 2) short-term professional development and general interest offerings, consisting largely of our Summer Series courses and workshops, as well as workshops held throughout the year (and which have mostly open registration). The coordinator works about 30 hours a week from August through April and about 40 hours a week from May through July. (Note: Vacation time may not be taken from May-July.) During on-campus intensives and workshops, there will be some evening and/or weekend hours.

The coordinator works closely with the director of education and director of outreach, is an integral member of the advancement team, and reports directly to the executive director. Participation at staff meetings and other meetings is required.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Admissions Coordinator Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities are overseeing the application process to Sunbridge’s Waldorf teacher education programs from initial inquiry to enrollment, including handling phone, email, and written correspondence with and hosting events for prospective students; interfacing with program directors; and preparing admissions tracking reports for the Board. The Coordinator also plans logistics for the faculty and students in advance of their on-campus attendance (November, March, and June-July) including, but not limited to, classroom bookings, supply needs, and support, and, in close coordination with the director of education, manages the daily needs of faculty and students during their time on campus.

Summer Coordinator Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities are coordinating and planning Sunbridge’s courses and workshops (which take place primarily in the summer in the form of our Summer Series, but also on occasional weekends throughout the year), including arranging (along with colleagues and faculty) the roster of offerings; overseeing the participant registration process; handling the budget; managing the on-campus daily needs of faculty and students (in close coordination with the director of education); and supervising at least one assistant.

Educational Background: 
Some college required

Sought-after Profile:

Candidates should enjoy working in a highly collaborative manner and be proactive troubleshooters. Strong communication skills, professionalism and high accountability are part of the team culture and expected of all team members.

Minimum Requirements

  • Highly detail-oriented with proven ability to develop, lead and direct processes, prioritize projects and manage a large volume of work with many moving parts
  • Proven ability to positively interact with the public and work well under pressure
  • Significant experience with computer software (Microsoft office) and record-keeping processes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with social media (Facebook and Instagram) a plus
  • Experience in academic setting or other non-profit environment a plus
  • Experience in Waldorf educational environment a plus
  • Minimum associate’s degree

Pay is commensurate with experience

Benefits include paid medical, paid holidays, paid vacations, and paid sick days

How to Apply: 

To apply, complete and email a Sunbridge employment application (, along with a cover letter, resumé, to Jessica Heffernan Ziegler, executive director, [email protected](No phone calls, please.)

Additional Information: 

In all of its dealings, including its admissions, educational, and employment practices, it is the policy of Sunbridge Institute, its Trustees, officers, employees and other duly authorized agents not to discriminate against any individual or group for reasons of race, color, creed, gender, age, culture, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or identification, or mental or physical handicap.

Organization Info

Sunbridge Institute

Chestnut Ridge, NY, USA
About Us

It is the mission of Sunbridge Institute to contribute to the growth and development of Waldorf Education in service of educational and cultural renewal throughout the world.

Sunbridge Institute provides higher educational offerings that stimulate and enrich the personal and professional capacities essential for adults engaged in the education of children. Sunbridge’s integrated approach—a balance of spiritual, artistic, and practical studies—fosters the development of contemplative, social, and pedagogical capacities vital to a living art of education.

Anthroposophy, the spiritual-scientific view of the human being developed by Rudolf Steiner, inspires the work of Sunbridge Institute and permeates its culture and activities.


Sunbridge Institute is an independent, not-for-profit adult learning community located 30 miles outside New York City offering low-residency programs in Waldorf teacher education and professional development and general interest courses and workshops on Waldorf teaching, Waldorf Education, organizational leadership, and the arts. The oldest Waldorf teacher institute in North America, Sunbridge is a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America and is an MEd partner of The State University of New York's Empire State College.

Why Work For Us?: 

Sunbridge Institute offers individuals the opportunity to work in a warm, professional, and highly collaborative and collegial environment. Staffers participate in regular performance reviews and are encouraged to develop themselves both personally and professionally.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Feb 18 2019
Active Until: 
Mar 18 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Sunbridge Institute