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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. Here is a link to the Employment Application that must be completed by all job applicants. No phone calls please. 


CURRENT OPENINGS
 
Teaching Positions

Administrative and Support Staff Positions

Part-Time Tutor
Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, has an immediate opening for a part-time tutor in our Learning Resource Center (LRC). 
 
The purpose of Learning Resource Center tutoring is to increase and enhance mastery of concepts or applications of a specific course of study and to provide specific strategies to improve classroom learning. Tutors provide individual and small group tutoring sessions for content, study skills, and organization/planning support. The tutor facilitates learning as a guide and coach to assist the student to become a successful, independent learner. Tutors integrate effective study and learning strategies to maximize students’ potential for academic progress. As a member of the LRC team, tutors are expected to contact instructors and maintain ongoing communication with the coordinator of the LRC. Tutors are also expected to communicate progress and strategies used in sessions to parents and teachers in an appropriate manner as set out by the LRC Director.

Candidates must have: a Bachelor's Degree, past experience working in an educational setting, and an ability to quickly establish rapport and communicate well with students, teachers, and parents. Ideal candidates will also have prior experience in teaching or tutoring and a BA or BS in Social Work, Education, and/or Special Education.

Essential functions and responsibilities:
  • Tutor students in specific course material and integrate study and learning strategies to promote independent learning.
  • Meet with the instructors of the courses you are tutoring and discuss your role as a tutor and obtain any information that will assist you to effectively tutor.
  • Use of particular brain-based strategies as outlined by the LRC Director.
  • Plan for best practices/strategies for students’ learning profiles to include shared goals/readings.
  • Read student files/interpret testing, and advocate for student accommodations.  
  • Attend supervision sessions, observations, and evaluations.
  • Complete and submit the required LRC Reports forms on time.
  • Knowledge of Office 365, Google+, Assistive Technology, and Excel.
  • Communicate with parents regarding student needs and progress.
 
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 tutoringpositions@tandemfs.org.

Health Office Coordinator

Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks a Health Office Coordinator. Ideal candidates for this position will have experience in a medical or school nurse setting, have a keen attention to detail to establish and ensure adherence to medical protocols, and have patience and compassion to treat the medical needs of adolescents. The candidate must have at a minimum MAT, CPR, First-Aid and Epi-Pen certification or ability to immediately become certified. The position also has front desk/receptionist duties such as answering school emails and phones and assisting with visitor and student check-in procedures.

The Health Office Coordinator will:
  • Attend to students with medical need:
    • Triage sick or hurt students. 
    • Document all visits to the Health Office in medical log, notify/communicate with parents, as necessary.
    • Administer approved medications and medications as prescribed by a physician.  
  • Record and maintain student health records in Magnus Health System and in paper files including annual physicals, immunization records and medical permission forms. Collaborate with the Director of Technology to update health forms annually.
  • Coordinate medical and first aid training for school employees and record staff medical certifications.
  • Monitor student medical records and compliance with State regulations, HIPAA and VAIS policies. Submit data/reports to appropriate organizations/authorities.
  • Stay up to date on evolving regulations that govern school health matters.
  • Inventory and maintain a well-organized and properly stored stock of common medical supplies.
  • Maintain properly stocked and labeled basic bloodborne pathogen kits in classrooms.
  • Maintain properly stocked medical kits in each building. Ensure staff knows the location of each kit and know which staff members in that building have MAT training.
  • Organize first aid/medical aid kits for day and overnight field trips, educate school staff as needed on relevant students’ medical needs/medication needs.
  • Assist in developing health-related protocols (e.g. concussions). Communicate and update protocols as needed. 
  • Serve as a member of TFS Emergency Team and attend Emergency Team Meetings.
  • Train all front desk staff in health procedures and ensure compliance with protocols.
 
This is a part-time position, approximately 20-25 hours/week, with the possibility of expanding into a full-time role. Starts summer 2022.
 
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 administrativepositions@tandemfs.org.

Front Office Coordinator

Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks a Front Office Coordinator. Ideal candidates for this position will have a welcoming demeanor, experience in an office/reception environment and a keen attention to detail. The position also acts as the defacto school nurse and assists the Director of Admissions with clerical/organizational tasks. This position serves as the first line of contact for visitors and callers to Tandem and creates a positive, welcoming and caring climate in the Front Office that promotes the mission and image of the School.
 
The Front Office Coordinator will: 
  • Answer incoming phone calls and direct them to the appropriate party.
  • Record and relay messages from visitors to students and staff in a timely and professional manner.
  • Greet all visitors; make them feel comfortable and welcome; direct them to the appropriate party.
  • Provide basic information regarding the School to visitors, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Manage telephone message system (office hours, inclement weather and other recorded messages).
  • Receive, sort and distribute incoming mail, documents, books, materials and supplies following established procedures. Facilitate the quick removal of packages and other items that tend to clutter the lobby.
  • Serve as a member of the TFS Emergency Team; assist with safety planning, procedures, and drills. Record safety drills per procedures. 
  • Run point on all emergency drills, particularly fire drills, and use pageall function to announce emergency alerts as appropriate.
  • Attend to students with medical needs:
    • Triage sick or hurt students. 
    • Document all visits to the Health Office in medical log, notify/communicate with parents, as necessary.
    • Administer approved medications and medications as prescribed by a physician.  
  • Assist the Director of Admissions by assuring swift and friendly communication with all admissions inquiries and help welcome prospective student and parent visitors.
  • Assist the Director of Admissions with clerical/organizational tasks such as creating/maintaining admissions files, mailings and maintaining supplies/materials. 
This is a part-time position, approximately 20-25 hours/week, with the possibility of expanding into a full-time role. Starts summer 2022.

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 administrativepositions@tandemfs.org.


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. Here is a link to the Employment Application that must be completed by all job applicants. 

References, a background check, and a good driving record are required of all coaches, as well as First Aid/CPR/AED (can be attained after hire). No phone calls please. 
 
WINTER 2022/2023 SEASON & SPRING 2023 SEASON - OPENINGS
 
Middle School Boys Basketball - Head Coach and  Assistant Coach Positions
Winter Season - Exact Dates TBD
Regular season practice times are Monday-Thursday from 4pm-5pm. Light driving required. High school or college/club playing experience required; high school varsity/JV/club coaching experience with any gender 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. 
 
Middle School Girls Basketball - Head Coach 
Winter Season - Exact Dates TBD
Regular season practice times are Monday-Thursday from 4pm-5pm. Light driving required. High school or college/club playing experience required; high school varsity/JV/club coaching experience with any gender 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.
 
Varsity Track and Field (Coed) - Assistant Coach
Winter and Spring Seasons - Exact Dates TBD
Regular season practice times are Monday-Friday from 4pm- 5:30pm. 
Some travel and driving to away games required. High school or college/club playing experience in speed/power events required; high school varsity/JV/club coaching experience in speed/power events with any gender preferred. Must have the flexibility in work schedule to leave early for away meets, occasionally as early as 1:30pm. Most away meets require a 3:00-4:30pm departure.
 
Varsity Boys Lacrosse - Assistant Coach
Spring Season - Exact Dates TBD
Regular season practice times are Monday-Friday from 4pm-5:15pm.
Some travel and driving to away games required. High school or college/club playing experience required; high school varsity/JV/club coaching experience with any gender 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 3:00-4:30pm departure.