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 2017.
The Director of Enrollment Management serves as a member of the executive administrative team, manages the day-to-day operations of the Admission Office, and sets its strategic direction in collaboration with the Chief Advancement Officer and Head of School. This position is responsible for streamlining the enrollment process, ensuring accuracy of information to achieve data-driven decision making, ensuring process flow, and creating the structure and culture necessary to provide a quality student experience as it relates to the entire matriculation process.
Led by a new Strategic Plan, the Director will work closely with the Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations to ensure congruence with budgets, net tuition goals, and financial aid and net tuition revenue, as well as with the Director of Communications to develop a strategic recruitment and communication plan that clearly communicate the school’s value proposition and reaches target audiences.
This Director of Enrollment Management will also assist in leading the External Affairs team to build and maintain strong relationships with current and prospective students as well as parents, alumni, volunteers, feeder schools, consultants, and community organizations that will assist in attracting quality students.
Successful candidates for Director of Enrollment Management should be able to communicate effectively, think strategically and work well within the school community. A bachelor’s degree and seven to ten years in admissions or sales and marketing is preferred. Ideal candidates will have proven success in a management role.
Founded in 1905, Darlington School is a coeducational day (PK-12) and boarding (9-12) school serving nearly 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 teamwork and takes initiative; exhibits a commitment to the school, community and its mission; and is a lifelong 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.
Monitor the academic progress and general conduct of students in the house.
Lead by example to promote creativity, goal attainment, self-discipline, and initiative.
Make written or verbal contact with the parents of boarders regularly concerning extended leaves/vacations, social behaviors, academic preparation, and other student-life experiences.
Ensure the house duty staff and students understand and follow all safety procedures.
Manage a house budget.
Participate in the transition and orientation of new students.
Lead the house duty staff team:
Create the house duty schedule according to established protocol.
Communicate effectively with the house duty staff on a regular basis.
Evaluate and promote growth of duty teachers and student leaders.
Hold the duty staff and student leaders to high standards, ensuring house expectations are met.
Be an active participant with the Student Life Office:
Assist in the enforcement of discipline penalties.
Can be called upon to support the daily routine of the office.
Help with safety and emergency procedures and drills.
Maintain a vibrant, positive, healthy, safe, and inclusive environment.
Make regular room and house inspections.
Facilitate productive relationships between older student and younger students.
Facilitate effective student leadership development.
Establish and maintain traditions.
Fulfill a proactive role in one other area of school life, including but not limited to academics, student life, admissions, and institutional advancement.
Participate in the life of the school as expected of a Darlington faculty member.
Preferred Qualifications / Attributes
Heads of House are required to live on campus
Bachelor’s Degree required
Self-motivated and reliable
Professional and personal integrity
Unconditional commitment to leadership by example
Awareness of the essential nature of wholesome dorm life in boarding schools
Boarding experience in secondary school environment
Demonstrated ability at effective conflict resolution among teens
Reading specialist or Speech-Language Pathologist
Experience with a multisensory reading program (OG, Wilson, Lindamood-Bell or similar training)
HILL Center training (reading, writing, and math)
3 years of Lower School experience
Ability to model best practices
Training in the screening of and able to train others in the screening and identifying of learning differences in reading, writing, and math
Teach in classrooms at least four days of an eight-day schedule
Work with students one-on-one when a learning difference has been diagnosed by a doctor
Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop appropriate differentiated instruction techniques that target students’ specific needs in subjects across the board, including reading comprehension, phonics, spelling, writing and vocabulary development, and mathematics
Provide professional development for teachers and parents along with other Pre-K–8 learning specialists (e.g. Lunch and Learn for teachers, Parent coffees, Securing speakers for the community and other educators)
Develop focus groups for students before and after school, based on student need
Advocate family literacy as home support for students with language disorders, whether diagnosed or suspected
Share information from conferences and other events that can shape policies or practices with teachers, other learning specialists, and administrators
Connect with schools such as Atlanta Speech School, and other similar schools to keep up-to-date on current research and methodology of identifying and working with students who have reading or learning differences that require early intervention
Train teachers to implement support strategies for learning differences in reading, writing, and math
Assist teachers in classrooms to help adjust and enrich curricular approaches and improve pedagogy
Support students who are advanced academically (e.g. enrichment groups)
Remain current with accepted and appropriate instructional theory, practice and research. Including engaging in regular and strategic professional development to advance the role of the Learning Specialist
The ideal candidate will have classroom teaching experience at the high school level and hold a bachelor’s degree in English; 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 the following experiences and/or qualifications:
Willingness to model the distinct mission of Darlington School
Undergraduate degree in Communications, Journalism, English, or related field; graduate degree in Communications, Journalism-related field, or education preferred (but not required)
Ability and willingness to participate in school life outside of the classroom (coaching, sponsoring clubs, etc.)
Prior teaching experience preferred
A deep understanding and love for adolescents
Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability and willingness to work as team player
Comfort with on-going improvement and change
Coordinates and advises students in creating a vibrant student publications program, including a yearbook, literary magazine, and online newspaper and media outlet, both in and out of class.
Teaches 3-4 classes to directly support the student publications program and indirectly the School’s communication needs, such as Intro to Media Arts, Newsroom, Yearbook, or Photographics.
Lead an after school student publications experience as an extension of the classes offered
Experience and/or membership with JEA, GSPA, NSPA, Quill and Scroll and other organizations relative to student journalism program and opportunities
Manage budget and resources for student publication, production and student experiences
Manage camera and equipment inventory for student and community use
Demonstrates a commitment to improving student learning both inside the classroom and out
Uses strategies and creates learning opportunities that address unique and disparate learning styles
Provides multiple methods of assessment that demonstrate knowledge, skill, and understanding
Integrates technology for professional and classroom use
Develops a plan of professional growth and development that fosters life-long learning
Communicates effectively with colleagues and parents
Promotes a positive, supportive, and collaborative school culture
Works closely with IT and Fine Arts department faculty in collaborative efforts and programming
The Upper School Media Arts teacher reports to the Director of Fine Arts. This position is a ten month position.
Qualifications / Attributes
The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in the content area; a master’s degree is preferred. Darlington seeks candidates who can contribute to the academic and extracurricular life of the school.
Furthermore, Darlington’s Counseling Department is expected to strive for the following expectations:
Assists students to make sound and workable decisions by helping the student to think critically based on his/her situation and/or circumstances.
Allows students to express their concerns fully and completely and in confidence.
Collaborates with the Dean of Student Life to support students who are identified through the school’s Health Track or through the disciplinary process.
Maintains confidentiality at all times, unless there is a clear danger to the student or community.
Communicates, when appropriate and with the student’s permission, with teachers, parents, or other students to ensure complete coverage and understanding of the problem.
Serves as a resource for students, parents, and faculty.
Refers, with parent permission, students to other health services in the community, as indicated.
Supports the admissions department in review of psychological testing, prospective student interviews, and communication with therapist, as indicated.
Acts as the school’s designee for the mandatory reporting of abuse or suspicion of abuse.
Works with the Teaching and Learning Center to develop plans for student success.
Maintains confidential files on students seen through the counseling office.
As a member of the Student Life Team, Darlington’s Counselors are primarily responsible, in collaboration with their fellow counselors, for:
Assessing and maintaining the social and emotional wellbeing of students.
Working closely with The Dean of Student Life, Division Director, Heads of House, teachers, and parents to support the welfare of all Darlington students.
Creating programs that will educate the faculty on ways that they can better support the needs of the community.
Create a Residential Life Curriculum designed to support students and house parents through discussions
The personal counseling program is designed to address issues such as:
Child and Adolescent adjustment issues
Peer and family relationships
Substance Abuse education and active support of the school’s Preventative Testing Program
Additionally, the candidate will develop in each student an understanding of the relationship of good body function and exercise: to motivate each student to enhance his/her physical fitness as a means to improve his/her physical and mental health; to promote fitness as a means to develop self-confidence; to teach students the importance of nutrition and developing an overall healthy lifestyle that includes decision-making in individual and social settings.
The ideal candidate will have a B.S. Degree in Physical Education or Kinesiology with
appropriate coursework in health sciences. Also, for those teachers with specific coaching assignments, physical stamina and skill, and experience in specific coaching area.
To teach knowledge and skills in physical fitness; specifically, the basic movements and exercises involved in strength training as well as the components of physical, mental, and social health
To work in conjunction with the Athletic Department to provide coordinated and consistent instruction throughout the department
To help maintain the weight room and see that all equipment is functional and used properly and in a safe manner
To establish and maintain standards of student behavior that are conducive to learning in a positive environment
To communicate effectively with students, parents, and school administration
Participate in the overall life of the school including sports teams, school committees, and student activities
Commitment to improving students’ critical thinking and logical reasoning skills
Delivers clear instruction and differentiates according to diverse student needs
Uses assessments results to plan and adjust future instructions
Makes use of available technology
Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assess and helping students solve health and learning problems
Promotes positive, supportive, and collaborative school culture
Darlington seeks candidates who can contribute to the academic and extracurricular life of the school.
The ideal candidate will have classroom teaching experience at the high school level and hold a bachelor’s degree in the subject area; a master’s degree is preferred.
· Teach five sections of high school level science with a focus on physics (Honors and AP).
· Have a commitment to improving students’ critical thinking and logical reasoning skills.
· Provide multiple methods of assessment that demonstrate knowledge, skill, and understanding.
· Deliver clear instruction and differentiate according to diverse student needs.
· Communicate effectively with students and parents.
· Convey a genuine enthusiasm for learning.
· Use assessment results to plan and adjust future instructions.
· Make use of available technology.
· Develop a plan of professional growth and development that fosters life-long learning.
· Promote a positive, supportive, and collaborative school culture.
Darlington seeks candidates who can contribute to the academic and extracurricular life of the school.
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 BCBS. The school pays two-thirds of the total premium for the employee (and family) towards the medical health care plan and the employee pays one-third. Darlington School also offers dental and vision plans, paid by the employee. Darlington School has supplemental plans for Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability available as well.
A dental plan is also offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield for full time employees. This plan is paid for by the employee.
Employees are also eligible for a Blue Cross Blue Shield Vision plan. 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 for 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 1 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
Director of Enrollment Management
Head of House
Lower Grades Learning Specialist
Upper School English Teacher
Upper School Media Arts Teacher
Upper School Personal Counselor
Upper School Physical Education Teacher
Upper School Physics Teacher
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