Founded in 1905, Darlington School is a coeducational day (PK-12) and boarding (9-12) school serving over 800 students. Darlington’s campus stretches over 400 acres, nestled around a small lake in the foothills of the Lookout Mountain Range in Rome, Georgia, a medical center and college town located one hour from Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our school community represents an average of 25 states and 30 countries worldwide. A Darlington employee thrives on team work and takes initiative, exhibits a commitment to the school, community and its mission and is a life-long learner. Our students are the center of all that we do and, together, we challenge them to learn with passion, act with integrity, and serve with respect.
Darlington School's hiring needs are normally not determined until the end of February or early March. During this time frame, we will have a clearer picture of availability and will begin our search process.
Please submit cover letter, resume, and any supporting materials as a single PDF file online. Other questions may be directed to Carrie Eady, Human Resources Manager. No phone calls please.
Positions are posted as they become available. Unless otherwise noted, positions start August 2016.
Primary responsibilities include:
· Expediting telephone calls to all school employees
· Greeting guests to the school in a friendly, respectful and warm manner
· Supporting the admission office by socializing and entertaining guests waiting in the reception area
· Providing clerical and database assistance
· Overseeing the Tiger Expert Program – the student tour guide and admission office assistance program
· Assisting in the planning of special events, like Discover Darlington and Honor Scholar weekends
· Participation in the life of the school as expected of a Darlington faculty member
· Assisting with the maintenance of and adherence to admission policies and standards
The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Demonstrated team work, initiative, creativity, judgment, and the ability to problem solve and maintain confidentiality is essential. This position is an hourly position.
· Assisting in the annual plan of action for boarding student recruitment
· Managing boarding applications to the point of enrollment
· Coordinating campus visits and conducting applicant interviews
· Traveling and representing Darlington between 30-40 days per year, visiting feeder schools, presenting information to educational consultants and arranging admission gatherings for prospective families
· Responding daily as the first point of contact for families who inquire from a specified region
· Planning special events for boarding recruitment
The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Demonstrated team work, initiative, creativity, judgment, and the ability to problem solve and maintain confidentiality is essential. Minimum three years of experience in admission, preferably in a boarding school environment.
· Assisting in the annual plan of action for all day student recruitment
· Planning and participating in special admission events, both on and off campus
· Responding as the first point of contact for families who inquire for grades PreK - 5
· Coordinating campus tours, classroom visits and administering admission testing
· Managing applications to the point of enrollment
The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Demonstrated team work, initiative, creativity, judgment, and the ability to problem solve and maintain confidentiality is essential.
Technology Support Assistant
This position works within the technology services team to support the School’s information technology needs and carry out the School’s technology strategic plan. The technology support assistant reports to the director of information technology. He/she works to support the day-to-day technology needs of the School’s users and assists other members of the office.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, A+ certification or equivalent education/experience, and experience troubleshooting computer and network problems.
Advanced computer skills with desktop hardware, software, and networking, including peripherals such as printers, scanners, projectors, audio-visual, etc.
Excellent organizational skills necessary to work with a large inventory of hardware and software, track service requests and projects, and manage purchasing.
Excellent customer support skills; ability to communicate and work well with people in one-on-one and group situations
A desire and ability to stay up-to-date with technology and continue his/her education and certifications
Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures
Can use experience, judgment, and creativity to plan and accomplish goals
An understanding of how a school works and an appreciation for Darlington’s mission
Assist in the day-to-day support of I.T. needs for the entire school. As the primary contact person for the School, he/she must use discretion and creativity in assisting faculty, staff, and students with information technology related needs and issues.
Manages the school’s multifunction copier and printer fleet, including research, testing, recommendation, and implementation of system updates or replacements.
Manages the school’s installed audio/visual equipment, including projectors, interactive whiteboards, Apple TVs, and sound systems
Troubleshoot and provide training for a wide variety of applications on Windows and Macintosh operating systems, including Apple iLife, Apple iWork, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Assist in the day-to-day support of I.T. needs for the entire school, particularly in the area of laptop and tablet support. Supports other members of the information technology team when needed, including tasks related to the Web site, network, database, etc.
Assist with inventorying computers, multi-function printers, projectors, smartboards, and peripherals, plus tracking software licensing
Research, design, implement, test, document, maintain, and evaluate the performance of computer systems for the productivity of users and the management of the office’s processes.
Work closely with all employees to provide requirements, prioritization, options, and documentation insuring that the technology needs of both users and the School are met.
Assist in training teachers, students, and parents, including teaching professional development workshops or classes as needed.
Create as needed supplemental learning documentation for faculty, staff, parents, and students
Keeps informed of the latest changes in the industry and research, evaluate and recommend new and updated technologies for the improvement of academic and administrative areas of the School.
These are illustrative duties and the position holder will be expected to become involved in a range of work to enable the department to respond effectively to the evolving needs of Darlington School.
4th - 8th Grade Band Director
Bachelor’s degree required
3-5 years experience teaching band preferred
Broad knowledge of and experience with current best practices in music curriculum, instruction, and performance
Genuine love of middle school age children and a desire to work with all types of learners
Committed to building and maintaining an instrumental program and her/his own professional development
Positive and contributing member of the professional community
Extraordinary communication and presentation skills
Proficient in use of technology, especially knowledge of Google classroom
A desire to work in a highly collaborative environment
Teach 4th through 8th Grade Band classes
Teach 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Jazz Band
Teach Beginning upper school instrumental class
Assist Upper School Band
Contribute to the extracurricular life of the school
Convey a love of teaching students and music
Promote a supportive and positive classroom and school environment
Prepare students for performances throughout the year
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and faculty
Serve as advisor to a small group of students
Participate in GISA and GMEA events as appropriate for individual students and ensembles and in coordination with the school calendar
Manage budget maintain an instrumental library and classroom inventory
Prepare hands-on lessons and appropriate activities
Skilled in Inquiry-based lessons and questioning
Proficient in organizing a classroom environment
Experienced in developing lessons and units of study in mathematics and social studies
Interest in Design Thinking and creating innovative tinker labs
Uses different teaching strategies and creates learning opportunities that address different learning styles
Demonstrates the skill of using the SmartBoard and implementing technology into the curriculum with a 1:1 iPad program
Develops cross-curricular units with team members
Collaborates to integrate curriculum with math teachers
Covers content and aligns scope and sequence
Attends faculty meetings, planning meetings, parent conferences, etc.
Supports the events of Tiger Pride
Takes initiative for personal and professional staff development
Assists with special events
Assists with the morning and afternoon carline duty
Nurturing the whole child and partnering with the parent community
Willingness to model the distinct mission of Darlington School
Undergraduate degree in teaching field and/or acceptable transcript that demonstrate competency in field
Ability and willingness to participate in school life outside the classroom (coaching, sponsoring clubs, etc.)
Prior teaching experience in the lower grades
A deep understanding and love for students
Ability and willingness to work as a team player
Comfort with on-going improvement and change that has the potential to enhance student achievement
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
Demonstrated interest in composition, literature, grammar, and analysis
Broad knowledge of and experience with current best practices in curriculum and instruction
Genuine love of middle school age students and a desire to work with all types of learners
Experience working and collaborating with the learning center
Positive and contributing member of the professional learning community
Develop and implement classroom lessons centered on literary analysis, composition, and grammar
Assign relevant coursework, create and administer assessments, and evaluate and measure student progress
Use a wide variety of creative teaching methods and demonstrations that actively engage students
Differentiate classroom materials and presentations as needed to allow for learning differences among students and across classes
Manage frequent and ongoing verbal and written communication with students, parents, and colleagues
Be willing to commit to additional responsibilities in regards to extracurricular activities, clubs, and/or coaching
Be available and present to help students before and during school day
Be comfortable incorporating use of Macbook Air laptops as a means for students to write reports, research topics, share work, and submit assignments in classroom setting
Collaborate on curriculum design with colleagues and develop ongoing opportunities for interdisciplinary units of study
Collaborate with colleagues on teaching techniques and classroom initiatives
Pursue professional development opportunities
Prepares age-appropriate lessons and activities in all content areas
Demonstrates mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials
Engages parents in the education of their children
Establishes and maintains appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members
Implements the Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop Model
Creates and directs grade level play
Creates an organized and inviting classroom; comfortable with bulletin boards
Maintains a safe, organized classroom which supports students independent learning, collaboration, and choice
Implements differentiated instruction and lesson development
Develops cross-curricular units with team members; collaborates to integrate curriculum with enrichment teachers
Covers content and aligns scope and sequence with vertical teams
Supports the events of Tiger Pride and One School
Supervises students in and out of the classroom
Assists with special events as they relate to the grade level, ELA-2, division, and One School
Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports
Undergraduate degree in education and/or acceptable transcript that demonstrate competency in field
Prior teaching experience preferred
Bachelor’s degree required
3-5 years experience teaching choral music is preferred.
Broad knowledge of and experience with current best practices in choral music curriculum, instruction, and performance
Genuine love of middle and upper school age children and a desire to work with all types of learners
Teach Concert Choir, an auditioned mixed choir
Teach Ladies Chorale, a beginning non-auditioned treble choir
Teach Men’s Chorale, a beginning non-auditioned choir
Lead and advise two a capella groups extending from Concert Choir
Teach Middle School Chorus
Teach Keyboard Musicianship
Serve as advisor for a group of 10-12 upper school students
Manage choral program budget
Plan and schedule seasonal concert programs for all groups throughout the school year
Plan appropriate trips to promote the school and choral programming.
Participate in GMEA All-State and Large Group Performance Evaluations as appropriate for individual students and ensembles and in coordination with school calendar.
Maintain choral libraries at both middle and upper schools.
Maintain choral concert attire.
Vocal Director for Winter Musical in collaboration with Theatre Director.
Upper School Mathematics Teacher Job Description
The ideal candidate will have classroom teaching experience at the high school level and hold a bachelor’s degree in secondary education mathematics; a master’s degree is preferred.
Darlington seeks candidates who can contribute to the academic and extra curricular life of the school.
The ideal candidate will have classroom teaching experience at the high school level and holds a bachelor’s degree in the content area, though a master’s degree is preferred.
Darlington seeks candidates who can contribute to the academic and extra curricular life of the school. Preference will be given to teachers who have international experience and can support the other programs within the World Language department.
These are stipend positions available to a candidate hired for a posted faculty position.
Darlington’s English-style House System, unique to American boarding schools, is the backbone of the family-like campus atmosphere at Darlington School. First implemented in 1999, the House System encourages the development of strong, lifelong student-faculty mentoring relationships and creates an immediate sense of camaraderie for the students who are making their home on Darlington’s campus.
Each house is managed by a head of house and supported by additional teachers and staff members who live on campus (around 30% of our employees also call Darlington home!) The residential life staff, who is dedicated and attuned to the unique needs of young people, teaches students to balance structure and routine with opportunities for independence and leadership.
Our residential community represents an average of 25 states and 30 countries worldwide each year. Supporting nearly 200 residential students from around the globe offers unique opportunities and experiences that are both difficult and rewarding. The most successful residential employees see working in residential life as a lifestyle.
As a committed member of the residential program, you can expect to work approximately 33 study hall nights and 5 weekends. Resident faculty work on a team of five to six people to support one of our six residential houses.
On-campus housing may range from one-bedroom apartments to single family homes and may be in a dormitory, apartment building or a stand-alone house.
Medical insurance is available to full-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield. The school pays two-thirds of the total premium for the employee and the employee pays one-third.
A dental plan is offered to full-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield. This plan is paid for by the employee.
A vision plan is offered to full-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield. This plan is paid for by the employee.
Disability insurance is available to all full-time employees. Disability insurance will pay 60% of the regular salary in combination with Social Security if totally disabled for more than three months. In order to ensure that any benefits received are tax free, the employee pays the full premium of .40% of salary with after-tax dollars.
Basic Life and AD&D
Term life insurance is available to all full-time employees immediately upon employment. Coverage amount for employees is twice the annual salary rounded up to the next $1,000. In order to ensure that any benefits received are tax free, the employee pays their portion of the premium with after-tax dollars. Cost for the employee is approximately .0014 of salary.
403(b) Retirement Plan
Darlington School offers the TIAA-CREF tax-sheltered annuity retirement plan to all eligible full-time employees. Eligibility requirements are one year of service at Darlington or at another similar institution and age 21. The non-contributory base plan provides school contributions of 7% of salary for eligible employees. Additionally, employees may contribute up to 3% of salary and the school will match the employee’s contribution. School contributions are subject to a vesting schedule.
Additional Benefits Available To You
We have campus housing available for about 30% of our faculty. Campus housing may range from one-bedroom apartments to single family homes and may be in a dormitory, apartment building or a stand-alone house. Housing is available based on hiring needs, family size and depth of service to the school.
Vacation & Holidays
Photo by Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau
Darlington's picturesque location among the seven hills and three rivers of Rome, Ga., has provided a beautiful setting to live, learn, work and play since the town was founded and subsequently named at Darlington's Home-on-the-Hill in 1834. A central location between three major southern cities — Atlanta, Birmingham, Ala. and Chattanooga, Tenn. — permits the city to be a convenient hop, skip and jump away from anywhere within the region, including three international airports.
Just minutes from the Darlington campus is a beautifully-preserved Victorian district in Historic Downtown Rome. The riverside downtown area features locally-owned restaurants, boutique shops, hotels, trails, historic homes, renovated lofts and a vibrant nightlife. Throughout the year, Rome and Floyd County play host to annual festivals, parades, community theater productions, music events, sports championship games and much more.
Floyd County is the home to a population of over 97,600. The area boasts strong industrial and healthcare sectors, and is a cultural hub for Northwest Georgia. Floyd County is the location of several higher education institutions, including Berry College, Georgia Highlands College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Shorter University.
Unrivaled southern hospitality, a strong sense of community, and a real understanding of why our Cherokee forebears called this area the “Enchanted Land” await you in Georgia’s Rome.
10-Month Employee: This person has an employment contract starting in August and works when Darlington School is in session, August through May. They get paid sick time and two personal days.
12-Month Employee: This person has an employment contract starting in July and works year round, even when school is not in session over the summer. They typically have school holidays off, depending on department, and also get paid sick time, two personal days and vacation time.
Part-Time Employee: Any person working less than 30 hours per week. This person is not eligible for benefits such as TIAA-CREF or insurance.
Full-Time Employee: Any person working more than 30 hours per week. This person is eligible for benefits such as TIAA-CREF and insurance.
Campus Housing: This refers to any housing provided by the school, whether in a dorm, apartment or other building, or a house. This may be located either on main campus or elsewhere on school property.
Dorm Duty: Residential employees are assigned to one of Darlington’s six residential houses and will do dorm duty in the assigned house. This may consist of monitoring study hall in the evenings, monitoring the dorm on weekends, chaperoning trips, and other activities as assigned. Current duty rotations average out to 33 weeknights and 5 weekends. Dorm duty is mandatory if you live in campus housing.
Position Applying For
Assistant Director of Admission, Boarding
Assistant Director of Admission, Day: ELA-5
Technology Support Assistant
4th - 8th Grade Band Director
4th Grade Teacher
6th & 7th Grade English Teacher
First Grade Teacher
Second Grade Teacher
Upper and Middle School Choral Director
Upper School Math Position
Upper School Spanish Teacher
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