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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, 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

Athletic Director
Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, has an immediate opening for a full-time Athletic Director to begin either this fall or winter. TFS runs a no-cut sports program with volleyball, cross-country, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, track, and ultimate frisbee team offerings.

The TFS Athletic Director is responsible for all operations of the MS-US athletic program including hiring and supervising coaches, communicating information to students and parents, managing game-day operations and traveling to away games, being the administrator in charge of the athletic facility and athletic program budget, and attending to VISAA league business. The TFS Athletic Director also assistant-teaches MS physical education classes with the MS PE teacher. 

Ideal candidates will possess:
  • 3-5 years experience as an athletic director or assistant athletic director 
  • 3-5 years of budget and supervisory experience
  • 10+ years coaching experience in multiple sports
  • The drive and skills to strengthen and develop TFS’s inclusive athletic program in alignment with the mission of the school
  • Facility with a wide range of sports and physical education instructional strategies 
  • A strong understanding of the developmental needs of both middle and high school students and a proven ability to foster positive leadership among student-athletes 
  • Demonstrated commitment to DEI principles
  • Excellent organizational strategies, advanced planning, and attention to detail; the ability to manage, innovate, and problem-solve complicated logistics efficiently and effectively
  • Excellent communication skills with a wide range of constituencies, both in person and digitally 
  • Prior success at attracting, hiring, and facilitating the professional growth of excellent coaches
  • Experience developing and managing an annual budget for a dynamic and evolving athletic program 
  • A clean driving record and comfort with driving an activity bus for long distances
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 with students. At TFS, all staff members are active community members who share in the general support and care of the school community and participate in community service and overnight trips among other activities. A bachelor’s degree is required.

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 athleticdirectorpositions@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. 

  • IMMEDIATE OPENING: VARSITY VOLLEYBALL COACH (Fall 2021)- High school or college/club playing experience required; high school varsity/JV/club coaching experience preferred.

    Varsity pre-season practice started August 9th. Regular season practice times range between 4:00-7:30pm, Monday thru Friday. Must have the flexibility in work schedule to leave early for away games, occasionally as early as 1:30pm.

  • IMMEDIATE OPENING: Coed 5/6th Grade Games and Fitness Program, Head Coach/Program Leader and Assistant (Seasonal or Year Long: Fall 2021, Winter 2021-22, Spring 2022) - Season starts August 25th. Practice times are 4:00-5:00pm, Monday thru Thursday. After school/camp counselor experience and/or fitness/sports experience preferred; coaches will lead students in outside organized games and fitness routines. Head Coach/Program Leader must be 21 years or older. 
  • Boys 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 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 Basketball, Head Coach (Winter 2021-2022) - Pre-season practice starts Monday, November 15. 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.

  • 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.