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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

Administrative and Support Staff Positions

Spectrum Summer Camp Assistant Counselor(s)

Tandem Friends School, a co-educational, diverse, independent day school for grades 5-12, seeks a Summer Camp Assistant Counselor for our Spectrum Summer program. The program is open to rising 1st – 7th graders and operates for six consecutive weeks during the summer in three separate two-week sessions (June 13-24, June 27-July 8 and July 11-22). 

Wage: $15.00/Hour

Qualifications:
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Preferred (but not required): High school sophomores who have worked one month at a summer camp OR with children (in any capacity) for three months are eligible.
 
Successful candidates will be personable self-starters who have…
  • Desire and ability to participate in active play with young children indoors and outdoors through sports, cooperative games, creative and expressive arts, etc.
  • Good character, integrity, adaptability, and positive communication skills.
  • Reliable transportation, timeliness, and readiness to begin upon arrival.
  • Ability to accept supervision, guidance and complete tasks as assigned.
  • Ability to work with a team spirit, assisting camp staff and teachers in various activities.
  • Enthusiasm, a sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
  • A complete criminal background check is required.
  • Must attend a mandatory staff orientation before camp begins.
  • All employees must abide by the philosophies, goals, objectives, personnel policies, rules, and regulations as stated by Tandem Friends School.
 
How to Apply: Submit completed Tandem Friends School employment application - click here for application - to  spectrumdirector@tandemfs.org. No phone calls, please.

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.

Director of College Counseling

Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks an experienced college counselor to serve as our next Director of College Counseling. In keeping with our ethos as a school, we are looking for a professional who takes great joy in working with adolescents and helping to guide them and their families through the steps that take them into higher education and fulfilling lives of integrity, creative expression and service.

Ideal candidates for this position will bring significant experience in college counseling or a related field, will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, a high level of cultural competency, the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student and parent/guardian population, and strong working knowledge of current college admissions processes, admissions trends, approaches to applying for financial aid and scholarships, and the nuanced differences between standardized testing options. 

The Director of College Counseling will:
 
  • Meet individually with juniors and seniors and their families throughout the college process, helping students and families select appropriate colleges and universities.
  • Develop and lead programming for students across all grades to educate them and their families about the nuances of the college admissions process.
  • Support students in their submission of applications and manage the school’s submission of, i.e., official transcripts, recommendations, report forms, and school profile, as needed.
  • Write counselor letters of recommendation for each senior - graduating classes are generally about 34 students.
  • Schedule and host college admissions representatives for visits to Tandem Friends.
  • Counsel and assist students and families as they identify resources for scholarships and financial aid for colleges and universities. 
  • Facilitate PSAT, SAT and AP testing for students, including scheduling test dates, registering students, and administering exams.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with colleges through attendance at conferences, counselor information sessions, and college visits.
  • Participate in professional development to promote self-growth, build relationships and remain current with programs, policies, and practices that meet the needs of our students.
  • Lead and implement a week-long “Senior Week” to support seniors in all aspects of the college application process.
  • Serve on the school’s Academic Committee and advise students, families and teachers regarding curricular and programmatic issues.

Tandem Friends seeks faculty and staff 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 activities. 

This is a full-time, salaried position with full benefits that include a dental plan, a retirement plan, tuition remission, and a robust health insurance plan.

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. A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position; a Master’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to collegecounselingposition@tandemfs.org.

Staff Accountant and HR Coordinator

This is an immediate opening

Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks an organized and detail-oriented Staff Accountant and HR Coordinator to work in the Business Office with the Director of Finance and Operations and Accounting Associate. This is an immediate opening.

Job Summary:
The Staff Accountant and HR Coordinator is an integral and critical part of the Business Office at Tandem Friends School. This position is responsible for primary accounting and finance responsibilities, ensuring timely tuition and incidental expense billing, and processing of payroll along with coordinating staff benefits and other aspects of human resources. 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.

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 Staff Accountant and HR Coordinator reports to the Director of Finance and Operations. 

Successful candidates will have:
 
  • Excellent organizational skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Strong time management and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks independently
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and exercise strict confidentiality
  • Ability to multitask and keep calm under pressure
  • Bachelor’s degree or credits towards achieving this level of education
  • Non-profit experience in finance, accounting and/or human resources work desired, preferably at a school
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suite; strong experience with Excel
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks and FACTS tuition management a plus
  • Commitment to antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion

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 a cover letter, resume, a completed application and references to businessofficepositions@tandemfs.org.


Teaching Positions

7th & 8th Grade History Teacher

Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, has an opening for a middle school history teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. This position will involve teaching two sections each of 7th and 8th grade history.  The 7th grade history course is a general survey of United States History, from exploration through the early 20th century. In 8th grade, Modern World History allows students to focus on the major global events of the 20th century through to the present.

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,
  • experience with the development and implementation of DEI curricula and co-curricula,
  • a demonstrated ability to work with a diversity of student backgrounds and learning styles,
  • and an eagerness to partner with a dynamic team of colleagues in the day-to-day activities of the school.
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. Qualified candidates hold a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in history, or a related field; a Master's degree is strongly preferred. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to middleschoolteacherpositions@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 Upper School Math Teacher for the 2022-23 school year.

Teaching responsibilities are likely to include a combination of classes ranging from Geometry to Calculus. Ideal candidates will be both capable of and comfortable with teaching students of a wide range of age, maturity and ability levels. Experience working with high school students and facility with online tools and pedagogies are important qualifications. Candidates should have a comfort with and/or willingness to learn classroom technologies that support a variety of models of teaching.

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, chaperone overnight trips, and participate in a wide range of community activities. 

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in mathematics, computer science, or a related field; a Master's degree is preferred but not required. 

Tandem Friends School aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community. The school seeks applications from candidates with a high degree of cultural competence 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 mathpositions@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. 

No openings at this time.