Jobs at Darlington School

Darlington School
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Employment Opportunities

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.

Application Procedure

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 to Carrie Eady, Human Resources Manager, at employment@darlingtonschool.org. No phone calls please.

Benefits

Employee benefits include retirement annuity, comprehensive major medical, term life insurance, disability insurance, credit union, meals, flexible benefits plan, supplemental retirement annuity and faculty study grants.

Faculty Duties

    Teaching:
    • Five (5) classes
    • Coach class
    • Two (2) preparations
    • Class preparation–often 2 hours nightly
    • Grades due every four (4) weeks
    • Substituting in department
    • Comments written on students three (3) times annually
    • Advising students (6-10)
    After-School Duties
    • Coaching or Lifetime Fitness
    Dormitory Duties (if hired as residential faculty)
    • Once every seven (7) days approximately (weekends as well as weekdays)
    Assorted Duties:
    • Weekend/campus activities
    • Monthly faculty meetings
    • Committee meetings
    • Ticket duty
    • Admissions duties
    • Parents Weekend
    • Dance duty

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First-Grade Teacher

Job Description:

The classroom teacher at Darlington School must hold a B.A., B.S., or higher from an accredited college or university. Teachers are responsible for five key result areas: classroom management, curriculum development, parent relations and communication, student relations and communication, and personal and professional staff development. Teachers work closely with the ELA-8 Director, Dean of Studies, Dean of Students and Team Leader to support the mission of Darlington School and provide a program that nurtures every child’s success at Darlington School.

Responsibilities Include the Following:

  • 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
  • Uses different teaching strategies and creates learning opportunities that address different learning styles
  • Implements differentiated instruction and lesson development
  • 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 enrichment teachers
  • Covers content and aligns scope and sequence with vertical teams
  • Attends faculty meetings, planning meetings, parent conferences, etc.
  • Supports the events of Tiger Pride and One School
  • Takes initiative for personal and professional staff development
  • 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
  • Assists with the morning and afternoon carline duty
  • Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports

Qualifications:

  • Willingness to model the distinct mission of Darlington School
  • Undergraduate degree in education 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 preferred
  • 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

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Librarian, Early Learning Academy(ELA) - 8th Grade

Job Description:

The ELA-8th Grade Librarian values and fosters the understanding that the library is the defining component of the school’s intellectual identity and ethos. The librarian is committed to providing a student-centered learning environment that promotes creativity and encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and intellectual curiosity. The ELA-8th Grade Librarian maintains a collection that is multidisciplinary and multimedia, including books, eBooks, audiobooks, DVDs, reference items and periodicals for both students and faculty. The philosophy of Darlington’s Joanne G. Yancey ELA-8th Grade Library is that lifelong learning is promoted through the love of reading and of technology.

Responsibilities Include the Following:

As a TEACHER, the ELA - 8th Grade Librarian instructs students on a formal and informal basis in skills related to navigating the library, reading with purpose, the research process, ethical responsibilities of scholarship, and presenting and applying information.

  • Integrates information skills throughout the school’s instructional program.
  • Plans, teaches, evaluates, and reinforces instruction designed to make students and staff effective creators and users of information.
  • Assists teachers in promoting reading and provides reading experiences for students.
  • Promotes lifelong learning by fostering positive attitudes toward libraries and by working to develop students’ reading, viewing, listening, and critical thinking skills.
  • Monitors rights and responsibilities of users relating to the generation and flow of information and ideas, i.e. Copyright Law, confidentiality/privacy, and intellectual freedom.
  • Participates in grade level curriculum design and assessment.

As an INFORMATION SPECIALIST, the the ELA - 8th Grade Librarian provides access to information and ideas by assisting students and faculty in identifying information resources and in interpreting and communicating intellectual content.

  • Makes resources available to students and teachers through a systematically developed and organized collection of library materials.
  • Keeps abreast of current literature by reading review journals and other selection sources.
  • Maintains flexible circulation, loan, and use policies that ensure equity of access for all users.
  • Assures access to information resources by providing an accurate and efficient retrieval system.
  • Implements policies that respect the rights of patrons and unrestricted access to information.
  • Assists all users in identifying, locating, and interpreting information.
  • Arranges for flexible scheduling of facilities, collections to meet the needs of individuals, small groups, and whole classes for research, browsing, recreational reading, viewing or listening.
  • Promotes and assists with the effective use of instructional technology.

As an INSTRUCTIONAL PARTNER, the the ELA - 8th Grade Librarian joins with teachers and others to identify links across student information needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and a wide variety of print, non-print, and electronic information resources.

  • Builds relationship through participation in team meetings and special committees.
  • Takes a leading role in developing policies, practices, and information literacy curriculum that guides students to develop a full range of information and communication abilities.
  • Plans units and lessons collaboratively with teachers.
  • Helps students safely and intellectually navigate the Internet and other technology.

As a PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, the ELA - 8th Grade Librarian provides leadership in the planning, management, and evaluation of school library programs.

  • Directs, organizes, and supervises the services essential to a library program centered on students’ needs and the instructional goals of the school.
  • Initiates and maintains formal contacts with the ELA-8 division’s administrators and teachers to evaluate library programs, facilities, materials, and equipment.
  • Prepares financial plans for the ELA-8th Grade Library, including an annual budget.
  • Establishes and maintains an environment in the library in which students and faculty can work at productive levels.
  • Communicates the philosophy and mission of the library program to students, faculty, administration, and parents.
  • Establishes relationships with colleagues, students, and parents that reflect recognition and respect for every individual.
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, and training of other professional, paraprofessional, clerical, student, and volunteer staff in the library.
  • Continually updates professional expertise necessary to function effectively in the librarian role.
  • Networks with other professionals through local, state, and national organizations.

In addition to the abovementioned duties and responsibilities, the ELA - 8th Grade Librarian carries out and/or manages all basic day-to-day responsibilities in the library and duties within the division.

  • Facilitates circulation of materials by checking materials in and out, renewing materials, managing holds, and troubleshooting the library self-checkout station.
  • Communicates with members of the school community regarding overdue materials.
  • Performs copy cataloging or original cataloging and processes new materials.
  • Orders books, processing materials, display materials, office supplies, and any other resources necessary for the function of the library and its programs.
  • Shelves books, tidies the library, and performs general library cleaning and maintenance.
  • Creates displays to promote library materials, programming, and philosophies.
  • Plans, prepares, markets, and facilitates library programs and special events, including (but not limited to) book clubs, summer reading incentive programs, and author visits.
  • Performs weekly division duties, which may include helping with arrival or dismissal, supervising breaks or lunch, or facilitating after-school study halls.
  • Acts as a student adviser.

Qualifications:

The librarian serving grades ELA-8th holds an MLS or an equivalent master’s degree in library science from an accredited college or university. The librarian is responsible for supporting information literacy instruction, including reading, writing, and technology skills. The librarian works closely with the Director of Library Services to support the mission of Darlington School and with the Director of the ELA-8 Division to provide a program that nurtures every student’s success.

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Math Teacher, 6th–8th Grade

Job Description:

The classroom teacher at Darlington School must hold a B. A., B.S., or higher from an accredited college or university. Teachers are responsible for five key result areas: classroom management, curriculum development, parent relations and communication, student relations and communication, and personal and professional staff development. Teachers work closely with the ELA-8 Director, Dean of Studies, and Dean of Students to support the mission of Darlington School and provide a program that nurtures every child’s success at Darlington School.

The math teacher may be responsible for teaching 6th grade mathematics, Pre-Algebra, or Algebra 1 students in grades 6, 7, or 8 on a daily basis.

Responsibilities Include the Following:

  • Provides multiple methods of assessment that demonstrate knowledge, skill, and understanding
  • Skilled in Inquiry based lessons and questioning
  • Uses different teaching strategies and creates learning opportunities that address different learning styles
  • Integrates technology in instructional strategies
  • Develops cross-curricular units with 6-8 team members
  • Collaborates to integrate curriculum with science teachers
  • Aligns content with Mathematics Department teachers
  • Attends faculty meetings, planning meetings, parent conferences, etc.
  • Supports the events of Tiger Pride
  • Takes initiative for personal and professional staff development
  • Supervises students
  • Assists with special events
  • Assists with the morning and afternoon carline duty
  • Submits grades for interims and report cards
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues and parents

Qualifications:

  • 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 preferred
  • A deep understanding and compassionate for students in the middle grades
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team player
  • Comfort with on-going improvement and change that has the potential to enhance student achievement

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Science Teacher, 3rd-5th Grade

Job Description:

The classroom teacher at Darlington School must hold a B.A., B.S., or higher from an accredited college or university. Teachers are responsible for five key result areas: classroom management, curriculum development, parent relations and communication, student relations and communication, and personal and professional staff development. Teachers work closely with the ELA-8 Director, Dean of Studies, Dean of Students and Team Leader to support the mission of Darlington School and provide a program that nurtures every child’s success at Darlington School.

The 3rd-5th grade science teacher is responsible for teaching science to all students in grades 3-5 on a daily basis.

Responsibilities Include the Following:

  • Prepare hands-on lessons and appropriate activities
  • Skilled in Inquiry-based lessons and questioning
  • Experienced in introducing scientific method
  • Proficient in organizing a laboratory-based science class
  • Experienced in developing lessons and units of study in Earth, Life, and Physical Science
  • 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 with Science Department teachers
  • Attends faculty meetings, planning meetings, parent conferences, etc.
  • Supports the events of Tiger Pride
  • Takes initiative for personal and professional staff development
  • Supervises students
  • Assists with special events
  • Assists with the morning and afternoon carline duty
  • Submits grades for interims and report cards

Qualifications:

  • 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 preferred
  • 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

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Technology Integration Specialist

Job Description

The Instructional Technology Specialist collaborates primarily with faculty, in and out of the classroom, to support curriculum, instruction, and technology integration efforts and activities in all divisions. He/she will explore and present new initiatives to help faculty integrate technology into their curriculum. Additional responsibilities may include supporting learning management systems and teaching technology classes.

Responsibilities Include the Following:

Curriculum/Classroom Integration

  • Collaborate in curriculum development with a full awareness of digital skills needed PK-12;
  • Collaborate in development of information literacy skills taught both in isolation and within core classes;
  • Work with individual faculty members to help them integrate technology into their teaching and professional lives;
  • Explore and present new initiatives involving appropriate uses of technology in the classroom and school;
  • Maintain expertise in education and technology issues and applications and share this expertise as appropriate with faculty and students;
  • Coordinate, work with, plan, or lead special programs as needed by the school, such as broadcasting, communications, robotics, STEAM, or Makerspace;
  • Insure parents are involved in the technology integration program and understand its goals and purposes.

Professional Development

  • Work closely with teachers in developing personal learning plans and provide support for achieving those plans;
  • Design and deliver professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, including professional development and new faculty orientation;
  • Design, develop, and maintain online learning environments, including collaboration and knowledge-sharing spaces;
  • Establish systems for educators to access, preview, or receive training in hardware usage and software applications;
  • Track progress of technology professional development

Technology Support

  • Facilitate the use of laptop carts and 1:1 program devices;
  • Advise on all technology purchases related to curriculum. Work with the I.T. department to research, recommend, purchase, and maintain educational technology assets;
  • Provide assistance on first-level technical questions, instructional applications, software, and general issues;
  • Assist with developing, maintaining, and communicating policies which govern faculty and student use of technology;

Characteristics

  • An understanding of how a school works and a desire to support Darlington’s mission;
  • A passion for the power of technology as a learning tool;
  • A model for 21st century learning skills;
  • An understanding of educational philosophy and methods;
  • An ability to communicate and work collaboratively with faculty in one-on-one, group, and virtual situations;
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development;

Experience Needed

  • Intermediate computer skills with hardware, software, and networking;
  • Experience in classroom teaching and instructional technology support;
  • A knowledge of curriculum development, specifically the role of technology within that development;
  • Demonstrated success in the planning and delivery of a range of instructional technology integration and professional development;
  • Familiarity with the national technology standards and their application;
  • A relevant advanced degree and demonstrated ongoing professional growth in a school environment

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Web and Database Developer

Job Description:

Darlington seeks a Web site and database developer, with strong experience using Microsoft.NET and SQL Server. Darlington School is unique in that it develops its own in-house Web site and student information system which serves the critical day-to-day operations of the School. The position is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining existing and new information systems for the School, to include policies, systems, procedures, strategic plans, and special projects. Applicants should be seeking the opportunity to develop solutions that have a direct impact on the life of school.

Responsibilities Include the Following:

  • Maintains and continues to expand all parts of the School’s Web-based student information system;
  • Develops, maintains, and supports the School’s external Web site within a team that includes I.T. and the Communication Office to ensure coordinated marketing, public relations, advertising, and branding efforts;
  • Creates and maintains new pages and interfaces of the school Web site including programming, visual design, and user interface, not excluding writing and photography;
  • Works with faculty, staff, and other Darlington constituents when developing new areas of the Web site and information systems, with a particular vision towards organizing projects effectively and interpreting user needs;
  • Manage higher level data management aspects of the student information system such as school year transitions, restorations, reporting, and creation of administrative interfaces;
  • Clean up of data integrity issues, touch up of inconsistent data, and tune-up of database performance across a wide range of data structures;
  • Oversees data entry points and staff to insure reliable and consistent data, including the creation and implementation of data policies and standard procedures;
  • Integrates external information systems as needed with internal systems through the use of APIs, JSON, or other techniques, and provide vendor support as needed; external systems would include Blackbaud (financial and admission), library, emergency alert, and marketing;
  • Establish and support the needs of both internal and external users of the Web site, including monitoring usage, controlling permissions/passwords, and general troubleshooting;
  • Administer the School’s MS SQL Servers including: security access, performance tuning, capacity planning, replication/backups for recoverability as needed, applying and testing critical updates to the servers, data analysis, and creation of new databases as needed;
  • Keeps informed of the latest changes in the industry, implementing technological developments, advancements, and strategies where practical and necessary;
  • Performs related duties as required.

Characteristics:

  • Extensive experience with a wide‐range of technologies, including HTML, VB.NET (or similar), Javascript, ASP/ASP.NET, SQL/T‐SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft Visual Studio, mobile technologies, Windows client and server platforms and networks, Active Directory, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps, and many types of Internet applications;
  • Able to conceptualize, develop, and execute complex ideas;
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze departmental needs as well as proactively identify inefficient processes, and then make recommendations and implement solutions;
  • Able to work across departments with a wide range of people at all levels to accomplish goals, in one-on-one and group situations, and to maintain effective working relationships;
  • Ability to speak well and write, proof, and edit for correctness, effectiveness, and clearness;
  • Relational database development implementation and design skills;
  • Understanding of multimedia, including audio, video, and interactive media;
  • Appreciation of the importance of good design for communicating small and large amounts of information;
  • An understanding of how a school works and an appreciation for Darlington’s mission.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced computer skills with software, networking, and hardware;
  • Demonstrated success in conceiving, planning, and implementing a range of Web-based information systems;
  • Relevant degree, experience, and demonstrated ongoing professional growth;
  • Experience in a school environment is preferred.

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