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 214 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
 
There are no teacing positions available at this time.


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

Coaching Positions

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.

Boys Varsity Soccer, Head Coach (fall 2019 season)
Pre-season practice starts Monday, August 5. Practice times are 4:00-6:00 pm, five days a week. High school or college/club playing experience required; high school varsity/club 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 depart.

Girls Middle School Volleyball, Head Coach (fall 2019 season)
Pre-season practice starts Monday, August 12. Regular season practice times are 4:00 -5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. High school or college/club playing experience required; high school varsity/JV/club coaching experience preferred. Must have the flexibility in work schedule to leave early for away games, occasionally as early as 3:00pm. Most away games require a 3:00-4:30 depart.