Darlington School: Employment 
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Employment Opportunities

Founded in 1905, Darlington School is a coeducational day (PK-12) and boarding (9-12) school serving over 700 students. Darlington’s campus stretches 500 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.

Open Positions

Coaching Positions

These are stipend positions available to a candidate hired for a posted faculty position.

Football Assistant Coach, Middle School
Lacrosse Head Coach, Middle School
Soccer Boys Head Coach, Upper School
Soccer Girls Head Coach, Middle School
Wrestling Assistant Coach, Upper School

Information for Prospective Employees

Teaching Grades 6‐12
  • Five classes (two or three preparations)
  • iPeriods or Exploratory
  • Office Hours or Study Hall
  • Regular student feedback (grades, attendance, comments, etc)
  • Advising students (6-10)
After-School Duties
  • Coaching or other Extracurricular
Dormitory Duties (if hired as residential faculty)
  • Once every seven (7) days approximately (weekends as well as weekdays)
Assorted Other Duties
  • Supervising students outside class (i.e. meal times, breaks, after school, car line)
  • Writing student recommendations
  • Weekly faculty meetings or professional learning communities
  • Substituting
  • Professional development
  • Weekend/campus activities
  • Campus events (i.e. parents night/weekend, admission, etc)
  • Dance duty
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
Health Coverage
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.
Dental Coverage
A dental plan is also offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield for full time employees. This plan is paid for by the employee.
Vision Coverage
Employees are also eligible for a Blue Cross Blue Shield Vision plan. This plan is paid for by the employee.
Long-Term Disability
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
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Supplemental Retirement Annuity
  • Additional life insurance
  • Critical Care and Accident Policies
  • Telemedicine
  • Faculty Study Grants
  • Section 125 Plan
  • Professional Associations and Training
Campus Housing
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
12-month employees
  • 10 sick days
  • 2 personal days
  • 10 vacation days (after 10 years of service, employees receive 15 days)
  • Most school holidays (may depend on department)
10-month employees
  • 10 sick days
  • 2 personal days
  • Most school holidays (may depend on department)
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.