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

Part-time School Counselor

Tandem Friends School seeks a Part-time School Counselor to work with students and collaborate with faculty and administrators to address the social-emotional needs of our students, grades 5-12. The counselor will serve as a vital contact person and resource for students, teachers, and parents.
 
Specific responsibilities include:
 
  • Provide short-term individual counseling in order to assess the nature of concerns and offer appropriate resources to students and families. Students who need regular counseling will be referred to an outside professional.
  • Participate in student support meetings to discuss individual students and to identify strategies to address their situations.
  • Provide support to classroom teachers and administrators regarding students facing social and emotional issues.
  • Collaborate with administrators and teachers on the development of school programming.
Applicants must maintain a professional certification in an accredited field (e.g., social work, psychology, counseling, etc.); licensure (LCSW, LPC, LMHC) is desired. Previous experience working with adolescents is required; experience working in a school setting is expected. A background or interest in student health and wellness programming and instruction is ideal. The school counselor will work regular part-time hours every week (exact schedule to be determined in collaboration with whomever is hired).
 
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.
 
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to guidancepositions@tandemfs.org.

Director of Development

Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks an experienced, full-time, Director of Development to join its advancement staff.

The Director of Development creates and executes a comprehensive plan to increase philanthropy at Tandem Friends School. S/he will plan and implement an annual fundraising plan including soliciting gifts, recruiting and managing volunteers, and creating all material. The Director will also participate in alumni relations, plan and execute fundraising and cultivation/stewardship events, and collaborate with the Director of Advancement to raise gifts for program, endowment and facilities projects as necessary. The Director of Development also maintains a portfolio of major donors for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. This position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement.

Successful candidates will have at least 5-7 years experience in development, be highly organized and detail-oriented and have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated success in an annual fund role and familiarity with fundraising databases highly preferred. We seek an individual who shares our strong enthusiasm for the School and willingness to support its mission, its talented faculty and staff, and its diverse community of 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 a non-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 developmentpositions@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.
 

Accounting and Benefits Manager

THIS IS AN IMMEDIATE OPENING**

**If you applied for this position prior to January 17, please resend all application materials.

Tandem Friends School, a co-educational, independent Quaker day school for grades 5-12 with a diverse enrollment of approximately 215 students, seeks a part- to full-time Accounting/Benefits Manager to join our Business Office team.  

Primary accounting and finance responsibilities include daily bookkeeping and accounting functions, including but not limited to accounts receivable, payroll, journal entries, and bank reconciliations in accordance with GAAP.  Primary human resource and benefits responsibilities include payroll processing, benefits administration, and maintenance of employee records. The Accounting/Benefits Manager reports to the Director of Finance and Operations.

Successful candidates will have strong accounting and HR experience, be highly organized and detail-oriented with a high-degree of accuracy, and will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. We seek an individual who shares our strong enthusiasm for the School and willingness to support its mission, its talented faculty and staff, and its diverse community of 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 a non-exempt position, which may require overtime and some weekends.

Salary/Benefits. Competitive salary depending on experience with a comprehensive benefit package.

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 businessofficepositions@tandemfs.org.


Athletic Director

Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks an experienced, full-time Athletic Director to begin July 2019. 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 Middle School-Upper School athletic program including hiring and supervising coaches, communicating information to students and parents, managing game-day operations, and traveling to away games. The TFS Athletic Director also co-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 supervisory experience
  • 5+ years coaching experience in multiple sports
  • 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
  • a proven ability to foster positive leadership among student-athletes
  • excellent organizational strategies; the ability to manage complicated logistics efficiently and effectlively
  • excellent communication skills with a wide range of constituencies, both in person and by email
  • a clean driving record and comfort with driving an activity bus for long distances
  • a collaborative, inclusive approach to all aspects of school life
Tandem Friends seeks staff members who bring diverse 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.

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 athleticdirectorpositions@tandemfs.org.


Teaching Positions

5th/6th Grade Math/Science Specialist

Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, has an opening for a 5th/6th Grade Math/Science Specialist. For the 2019-2020 school year, this position will likely teach 5th grade Math and Science to two sections of 5th graders.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • a relevant advanced degree and at least 3-5 years of teaching experience
  • a strong understanding of the developmental needs of early adolescents
  • experience with curriculum design, and student-centered teaching and learning practices
  • a demonstrated ability to work with a diversity of student backgrounds and learning styles
Tandem Friends seeks teachers who bring diverse skills, knowledge and interests; a willingness to learn new things; and an appreciation for collaboration with students. At TFS, all teachers are active community members who share in the general support and care of the school community, serve as student advisors, and collaboratively lead service learning and overnight trips among other activities.
 
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 middleschoolteacherpositions@tandemfs.org.

5th/6th Grade Humanities & Spanish Teacher

Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, has an opening for a 5th/6th Grade Humanities and Spanish teacher. This position could also be split into two part-time positions or possibly combined with another role at the school.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • a relevant advanced degree and at least 3-5 years of teaching experience
  • experience with curriculum design, and student-centered teaching and learning practices in both disciplines
  • Spanish language fluency and a strong understanding of developmentally appropriate world language pedagogies
  • a strong understanding of the developmental needs of early adolescents
  • a demonstrated ability to work with a diversity of student backgrounds and learning styles
Tandem Friends seeks teachers who bring diverse skills, knowledge and interests; a willingness to learn new things; and an appreciation for collaboration with students. At TFS, all teachers are active community members who share in the general support and care of the school community, serve as student advisors, and collaboratively lead service learning and overnight trips among other activities.
 
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 middleschoolteacherpositions@tandemfs.org.

Spanish, French and Latin Teachers

Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks experienced, full-time World Language teachers to begin teaching in the 2019-20 school year. At Tandem Friends School, all fifth and sixth graders take both Spanish and Latin; older students choose from Latin, French, or Spanish.  

Ideal candidates will have:

  • 3-5 years of teaching experience and a relevant advanced degree
  • Experience teaching two or more of the following languages: Spanish, French and Latin
  • a facility with a wide range of world language pedagogies and instructional strategies
  • the ability to effectively differentiate within the World Language classroom; facility with instructing a wide range of language proficiencies
  • a strong understanding of the developmental needs of both middle and high school students
  • experience with student-centered teaching and learning practices
  • a collaborative, inclusive approach to all aspects of school life
Tandem Friends seeks teachers who bring diverse skills and knowledge, a willingness to learn new things, and an appreciation for collaboration with students. At TFS, all teachers are active community members who share in the general support and care of the school community, serve as student advisors, and participate in community service and overnight trips among other activities.

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 worldlanguagepositions@tandemfs.org.

Upper School Math Teacher

Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks an experienced, full-time Upper School Math teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

We seek an experienced math teacher with a background in curricular and pedagogical innovation. Ideal candidates will be both capable of and comfortable with teaching students of a wide range of age, maturity and ability levels and have experience teaching geometry, as well as first-year algebra through AP-level courses. Qualified candidates hold a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in mathematics, computer science, or a related field; a Master's degree is preferred.

Tandem Friends seeks teachers who bring diverse skills and knowledge, a willingness to learn new things, and an appreciation for collaboration with students. At TFS, all teachers are active community members who share in the general support and care of the school community, serve as student advisors, and participate in community service and overnight trips among other activities. Responsibilities for this position also include collaboration and participation in a school-wide math department and facilitation of STEM-related co-curricular activities.

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

Coaching Positions

For inquiries regarding coaching positions, please contact Al Sadtler, 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.

There are no open coaching positions at this time.