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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, diverse, independent day school for grades 5-12. 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

Summer Program Director
Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks an experienced summer program director to lead our beloved Spectrum Summer Program for students in grades K-7. After a two-summer break during the pandemic, we are excited for the return of this phenomenal summer program, which has served the Charlottesville community for over 30 years.  
 
The Summer Program Director is responsible for all operations of this arts-rich summer program and is charged with shaping and communicating the vision for the program, ensuring robust enrollment and overseeing a safe, nurturing, and enriching summer experience. Responsibilities include: program development; marketing and communication; hiring, training, and supervision of staff; budget development and financial oversight; camper enrollment; operational management attending to the health and safety of campers.

The Summer Program Director must have:

  • An inspiring vision for summer programming for the children of Charlottesville. 
  • 3+ years experience as a camp or afterschool program director or assistant director.
  • 3+ years supervisory experience.
  • Significant experience with staff cultivation and hiring.
  • Significant experience with budget development.
  • Facility with a wide range of instructional strategies in education.
  • A strong understanding of the developmental needs of elementary school students and high school staff members.
  • Excellent communication skills, organizational strategies, advanced planning, and attention to detail; the ability to manage, innovate, and problem-solve complicated logistics efficiently and effectively.
  • Demonstrated commitment to DEI principles.
  • The Summer Program Director will need to have current certifications in MAT, CPR, and First Aid by Spring 2022.  
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher.
Tandem Friends seeks staff members who bring a wide range of skills and knowledge, a willingness to learn new things, and an appreciation for collaboration. Ideal candidates will also possess:

  • Extensive experience as a summer or afterschool program director.
  • Extensive experience in arts instruction.
  • A proven track record of success at attracting, hiring, and facilitating the professional growth of excellent instructors and counselors.
  • Experience developing and managing an annual budget for a dynamic and evolving summer program.
  • A clean driving record and experience driving activity or school busses preferred.
The Summer Program Director is a full-time role during the summer, and part-time during the academic year. The work during the academic year is a combination of program development, staffing, marketing and camper enrollment. The work flow can easily be combined with another full-time job as the work is self-directed and much of it does not need to happen during business hours and can be done from home. During June and July, the Summer Program Director leads the summer program onsite full-time.

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 a cover letter, resume and references to summerprogramdirectorposition@tandemfs.org.



Teaching Positions

None at this time.

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

Coaching Positions

For inquiries regarding coaching positions, please contact our 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 Junior Varsity Basketball Coach (Winter 2021-2022) - Practices will start November 8th. Practice times rotate between 5:00-6:15pm, 6:00-7:15pm, and 7:00-8:15am 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 2:00-3:00pm departure.

  • Girls Varsity Basketball, Assistant Coach (Winter 2021-2022) - Practices will start November 8th. Practice times rotate between 5:00-6:15pm, 6:00-7:15pm, and 7:00-8:15am 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 2:00-3:00pm departure.

  • Girls Middle School Soccer, Head Coach (Spring 2022) - Pre-season practice starts Monday, February 28th. Regular season practice times are 4:00-5:00pm, Monday thru 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 3:00-4:30pm departure.