At Tandem Friends School, we believe that the finest education is achieved through an active partnership between faculty and students. We honor students by holding them to high standards. Teachers are dedicated to the intellectual, aesthetic and moral growth of each student. In turn, our students are expected to enter into this partnership with a sense of responsibility and respect for their mentors and for the entire school community. 

Our high expectations of students are possible because our faculty and staff meet a high standard of professional and personal excellence in their work. All teacher candidate finalists spend a full day here and teach sample classes. We actively foster our employees' continuing growth through professional development funding and an environment that is characterized by open communication, collaboration and a strong sense of community. The combination of motivated students, engaged families, active institutional support and highly qualified employees makes this a dynamic learning community. 

Tandem Friends School is a co-educational, independent day school for grades 5-12 with a diverse enrollment of over 200 students. The school is located on a 31-acre campus in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was founded as The Tandem School in 1970, and was affiliated as a Quaker (Friends) school in 1995.

Tandem Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

Tandem Friends does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or national ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, scholarship or loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Current Openings

Current employment opportunities are listed below; coaching positions are listed on the right. Please send all inquiries and candidate materials to the email address designated for each position and specified in the description below. No phone calls please. 

CURRENT OPENINGS

Administrative and Support Staff Positions

Director of Enrollment

Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks an experienced, full-time, Director of Enrollment.

The Director of Enrollment is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan to recruit, enroll and retain students in grades 5-12. The Director is responsible for all aspects of the School’s admissions process including guiding students and families through the admission process, conducting candidate/family interviews, tracking and reviewing candidate applications, and communicating admission and financial aid decisions. The Director coordinates student retention efforts in collaboration with the school leadership team. This role collaborates with the Director of Advancement to implement and assess a vibrant, comprehensive and effective admissions marketing program. The Director engages in effective community outreach to expand the School’s reputation and admissions reach in central Virginia. This position reports to the Head of School.

Successful candidates will have at least 5-7 years experience in independent school admissions, be highly organized and detail oriented and have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated success in growing enrollment and familiarity with admissions trends and initiatives preferred. We seek an individual who shares our strong enthusiasm for the School and desire to lead efforts to recruit, enroll and retain mission-appropriate students and families. This role requires a responsive, action-oriented person who can operate both independently and as a vital team member within a fast-paced environment. This is an exempt position, which may require overtime and some weekends.

Tandem Friends School aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community. The school welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and references to admissionspositions@tandemfs.org. No calls, please.

Tandem Friends does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or national ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, scholarship or loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.



Teaching Positions

Substitute Teachers for 2019-2020
 
Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, is searching for Substitute Teachers for the 2019-20 school year. Substitute teachers play a pivotal role in the overall education of our students. When our teachers are absent we rely on quality substitute teachers to help ensure continuation of regular school classes and activities. We are looking for talented professionals committed to working with students in grades 5 through 12. Substitute teachers are needed for daily assignments and hours of work will vary based on need. Ideal candidates will bring diverse skills and knowledge, a willingness to learn new things, an appreciation for collaboration with students and a high level of comfort working with students of a wide range of age, maturity and ability levels.

Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma. A Bachelor’s degree and prior teaching experience is preferred. All adults who work with students at Tandem Friends School must have a background check performed.

Tandem Friends School aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community. The school welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and references to dcarterewing@tandemfs.org. No calls, please.

Tandem Friends does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or national ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, scholarship or loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.



For general inquiries only, please email: HR@tandemfs.orgNo phone calls please.
 

Coaching Positions

Boys Varsity Basketball, Head Coach (Winter 2019-2020 season) - Practices will start November 5th. Practice times rotate between 5:00pm-6:15pm, 6:00pm-7:15pm, and 7:00am-8:15am five days a week. Previous basketball coaching experience required; high school varsity or college coaching experience preferred. Must have the flexibility in work schedule to leave early for away games, occasionally as early as 1:30pm. Most away games require a 2:00-3:00 pm departure.

Boys JV Basketball, Head Coach (Winter 2019-2020 season) - Practices will start November 5th. Practice times rotate between 5:00pm-6:15pm, 6:00pm-7:15pm, and 7:00am-8:15am five days a week. Previous basketball coaching experience required; high school or college coaching experience preferred. Must have the flexibility in work schedule to leave early for away games, occasionally as early as 1:30pm. Most away games require a 2:00-3:00pm departure.

For inquiries regarding coaching positions, please contact Brandon Edwards, Athletic Director, at coachingpositions@tandemfs.org with a resume and a description of your experience. 

References, a background check, and a good driving record are required of all coaches.