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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. 

Teaching Positions

Upper School Positions

None available at this time.

Middle School Positions

None available at this time.

Administrative and Support Staff Positions
None available at this time.

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

Coaching Positions

For inquiries regarding coaching positions, please email your resume and a description of your experience to our Athletic Director at tfscoachingpositions@tandemfs.org

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

Current Coaching Positions Open
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Middle and High School - must have a nationally accredited certification - experience preferred
  • Assistant Coach JV Boys Basketball 
  • Assistant Coach, Middle School Girls Basketball
  • Assistant Coach, Varsity Girls Soccer
  • Assistant Coach, Middle School Girls Soccer
Coaches report directly to the Director of Athletics. They are responsible for but not limited to communications to parents, updating the calendar, uniform distribution and collection, and  creating and maintaining a comprehensive training plan. Practices range from one hour in length (Middle School) to up to two hours for Upper School. Driving is required. Middle School games are within the Charlottesville area, and Upper School game locations vary. 
Middle School practices usually take place from 4pm-5pm. Upper School practices follow Middle School practices for Court Sports and run from 4pm-6pm for Field Sports.
These are stipend positions. Stipends vary based on sports level and time commitment. Coaching experience is required.