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Faculty

We are pleased to know that you are interested in a position at St. Andrew's-Sewanee School.

We expect a lot from our employees. Faculty and staff at St. Andrew's-Sewanee School wear multiple hats as we strive each day to provide our students and their families with an outstanding education and community experience. In exchange for their dedication, our employees receive competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including health insurance, lunches, and tuition remission for their dependents. More than half of our faculty live on campus, receiving housing and meals in exchange for their leadership as houseparents.

Full-time Opportunities

School Counselor (begin August 1, 2019)

YOU BELONG HERE.

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School seeks a school counselor with a commitment to boarding and day school education in a diverse and welcoming Episcopal environment. The counselor provides supportive counseling, referring specialized care as needed to local clinicians. This person will collaborate with the school’s Dean of Students, Chaplain, Residential Life Coordinator, and Health Clinic staff to provide mental wellness programming for students in grades 6-12 and provide guidance to faculty and staff.

This is 10-month, full time residential position and reports to the Dean of Students. Outstanding candidates will be self-directed, possess exceptional rapport-building skills, have a generally upbeat and enthusiastic disposition, and enjoy working with adolescents and adults in fostering lives of challenge, balance, and joy.

ABOUT ST. ANDREW’S-SEWANEE SCHOOL

Named one of the eight most beautiful high schools in the South by Southern Living magazine, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School (www.sasweb.org) is a private, co-educational, Episcopal, day and boarding college-preparatory school serving 250 students in grades 6-12. Established in 1868, the school welcomes students from across the country and around the world. Our faculty and staff appreciate abundant outdoor adventure, access to the cultural opportunities of the nearby University of the South, and the joy of cultivating close relationships in a small community.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate a positive and healthy school experience for all students.
  • Develop, implement, and support mental health and wellness programs in collaboration with the Dean of Students, Chaplain, Residential Life Coordinator and Health Clinic staff.
  • Provide direct services to students through programs, preventative activities, and individual and group counseling that include a variety of approaches from therapeutic to holistic wellness techniques.
  • Provide emergency and sustained counseling support to students as needed, including on-call support for students.
  • Proactively identify and address behavior problems that may be interfering with student well-being.
  • Participate in the community as an engaged and involved residential presence.
  • Work with colleagues to establish, maintain, and communicate mental health protocols.
  • Conduct faculty, staff, and student training on mental health, wellness, and abuse prevention.
  • Proactively communicate with parents regarding student well-being and counseling needs.
  • Establish a network of mental health professionals and refer students and their families to appropriate outside professionals for medical or social services, when necessary.
  • Maintain student records, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioral data.
  • Support the Admission Office by reviewing student files and conducting conversations with outside mental health professionals as needed during the admission process.
  • Teach at least two courses or afternoon programs.
  • Perform weekend and night responsibilities to support the life of the residential community as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students or Head of School.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work
  • Appropriate licensure/certification as a counselor or therapist
  • 3-5 years minimum of relevant experience
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to caring for adolescents
  • Experience working with families from diverse backgrounds in a school counseling setting
  • Commitment to St. Andrew’s-Sewanee’s mission and vision and comfort with the tenets of the Episcopal Church
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with members of the SAS community
  • Strong work ethic, generous spirit, and excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Candidate must be willing to live on campus.

Applicants with boarding school experience and/or interest and experience in athletic coaching and/or outdoor education will be given special consideration.

COMPENSATION

This is a fulltime, 10-month position. Salary is dependent on education and experience. Campus housing will be provided. Benefits include a tuition remission plan, health and dental insurance, worker’s compensation, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, defined contribution retirement plan, and eligibility for grants for professional enrichment and continuing education. Vacation time includes academic year holidays/breaks and two months in the summer.

TO APPLY

Applications should be directed to the Counselor Search Committee at employment@sasweb.org. In addition to the required Employment Application, please include a letter of introduction and a résumé. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close the applications process when the position is filled.

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Direct applications and inquiries to:

Counselor Search Committee
employment@sasweb.org
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School
290 Quintard Rd.
Sewanee, TN  37375

Spanish Teacher (begin August 2019)

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School (www.sasweb.org) seeks a Spanish language teacher with an undergraduate and/or advanced degree in Spanish or a related field. The appointment will begin in August 2019.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching four sections of language to students in grades 6-12
  • Participating in departmental planning and curricular review
  • Assisting with evening and weekend campus activities and supervision

Additional responsibilities will include coaching and/or teaching an afternoon program.

Qualifications Candidates will be expected to have an undergraduate and/or advanced degree in Spanish language or a related field, a commitment to innovative teaching methods, willingness to fully engage in a boarding school environment, and an enthusiasm for teaching within a diverse community of learners. Applicants with prior teaching experience, boarding school experience, interest in and experience with outdoor education, and/or the ability to coach a sport will be given special consideration.

Compensation – This is a full-time, academic year position. Salary is dependent on education and experience; teachers are given salary credit for teaching experience. Benefits include a tuition remission plan, health and dental insurance, worker’s compensation, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, defined contribution retirement plan, and eligibility for grants for professional enrichment and continuing education, on-campus housing, and meals.

SAS is a co-ed, independent, Episcopal, boarding and day school serving 250 students in grades six through twelve. Students come from across the U.S. and more than a dozen countries. Located in Sewanee, Tennessee, faculty and students enjoy a rural mountaintop college town with abundant outdoor and cultural activities. SAS encourages the development of students as scholars, athletes, and artists. Students commonly participate in multiple sports and extracurricular activities. The school is committed to intellectual, cultural, racial and economic diversity.

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications should be directed to the Search Committee. Please include a letter of introduction, a résumé, a teaching statement, and at least two professional references. In addition to fulfilling application requirements as stated in this position posting, all applicants must complete an Employment ApplicationWe will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close application when the position is filled. 

Direct applications and inquiries to:

Spanish Language Search Committee
c/o Andrea Booher (employment@sasweb.org)
Assistant to the Head of School

Assistant Director of Advancement

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School seeks a dynamic fundraising professional with a passion for education to serve as Assistant Director of Advancement. The Assistant Director of Advancement is primarily responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the SAS Fund—the school’s annual giving program. Outstanding candidates will be outgoing, self-directed, possess exceptional relationship-building and data analysis skills, and have demonstrated experience in leading teams and programs to successful results.

ABOUT ST. ANDREW’S-SEWANEE SCHOOL

Named one of the eight most beautiful high schools in the South by Southern Living magazine, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School (www.sasweb.org) is a private, co-educational, Episcopal, day and boarding college-preparatory school serving 250 students in grades 6-12. We challenge our students to fulfill their greatest potential while helping them to cultivate lives of balance and joy. With more than 150 years of tradition of serving students from diverse backgrounds, the school is poised to enhance the many ways students learn, live, and play in community. St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School recently completed a strategic-plan, a campus master plan, and is in the early stages of an ambitious capital campaign.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Define strategies, and lead and implement plans to achieve the annual fundraising and participation goals of the SAS Fund.
  • Plan, organize, and implement the calendar of SAS Fund activities.
  • Coordinate appeals and solicitations for all constituencies in partnership with other departments and with regard for other school fundraising initiatives.
  • Prepare and produce related fundraising and stewardship collaterals.
  • Recruit, train, and manage a team of volunteers representing various constituencies, and support same through accurate and timely communications and reporting.
  • Regularly analyze data, reports, and operations to ensure program growth and success.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a small portfolio of high-level SAS Fund donors, and assist in the identification of potential major gift donors. Some travel will be required.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as needed or assigned by the Director of Advancement.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
  • Commitment to St. Andrew’s-Sewanee’s mission and vision.
  • Minimum of a B.A. or B.S degree
  • Minimum of two years of demonstrated success in fundraising as a professional or volunteer
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with members of the SAS, business, and church communities
  • Ability to motivate and manage volunteers
  • Knowledge and skill in Microsoft Office, G Suite, databases, and database management and reporting is required. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and the use of social media for fundraising are a plus
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and adapt to changing situations appropriately
  • Strong work ethic, generous spirit, and excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Comfort with communicating via telephone

This is a 12-month, fulltime position and reports to the Director of Advancement. Schedule includes working some weekends and nights.

Applicants with additional language fluency and boarding school and/or Episcopal Church experience will be given special consideration.

COMPENSATION

Salary is dependent on education and experience. Benefits include a tuition remission plan, health and dental insurance, worker’s compensation, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, defined contribution retirement plan, and eligibility for grants for professional enrichment and continuing education.

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is and Equal Opportunity Employer.

TO APPLY

Applications should be directed to the Search Committee. Please include a letter of introduction, a résume, and at least two professional references. In addition to fulfilling application requirements as stated in this position posting, all applicants must complete an Employment ApplicationWe will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close the applications process when the position is filled.

Information may be emailed to employment@sasweb.org. Please include Attn: Assistant Director of Advancement Search and your name in the Subject line.

Chaplain Fellowship

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School seeks candidates for the Chaplain Fellowship, a one-year fellowship program giving those interested in school chaplaincy the opportunity to preach, teach, and offer pastoral care to a boarding and day school community. The Chaplain Fellow will work closely with the Chaplain to inspire, guide, and support the spiritual life of St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School.

ABOUT ST. ANDREW’S-SEWANEE SCHOOL

Named one of the eight most beautiful high schools in the South by Southern Living magazine, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School (www.sasweb.org) is a private, co-educational, Episcopal, day and boarding college-preparatory school serving 250 students in grades 6-12. We challenge our students to fulfill their greatest potential while helping them to cultivate lives of balance and joy. With more than 150 years of tradition of serving students from diverse backgrounds, the school is poised to enhance the many ways students learn, live, and play in community. St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School recently completed a strategic-plan, a campus master plan, and is in the early stages of an ambitious capital campaign.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This fellowship is a 10-month, full time position and reports to the Chaplain.

The Chaplain Fellow will:

  • Help lead the liturgical life of the community
  • Inspire and coordinate faculty and student participation in worship by recruiting and training servant leaders as acolytes, readers, chalice bearers
  • Help guide the school in maintaining and communicating its Episcopal identity
  • Orient new students and faculty to the liturgy of the Episcopal Church
  • Teach an academic religion course
  • Sponsor and/or assist with two afternoon programs throughout the academic year
  • Perform weekend and night responsibilities to support the life of the residential community as assigned
  • Assist in pastoral care for students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Participate in all aspects of campus life
  • Assist in the care of the school’s historic St. Andrew’s Chapel
  • Participate in the life of the Diocese and wider church
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Head of School

The Chaplain Fellow serves as a student advisor, is part of a weekend team, and helps plan and execute class trips, retreats, and special events throughout the year.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE

Applicants must have completed a Master of Divinity Degree. Preference will be given to candidates (i) ordained in the Episcopal church and/or familiar with its theology, tradition, and worship, and/or (ii) candidates with experience living or working in a boarding school. Candidates will be expected to have experience working with adolescents.

COMPENSATION

The Chaplain Fellow will work under the close guidance of a faculty mentor and receive a stipend, housing (including utilities and basic cable), meals when school is in session, health and dental insurance, worker’s compensation, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, defined contribution retirement plan,.

TO APPLY

Submit a letter of interest, a résumé with references, and a philosophy of ministry to the Chaplain Fellowship Search Committee at employment@sasweb.org.  Applications will be considered as they are submitted. The fellowship residency will begin in August.

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-time Opportunities

Part-time opportunities, particularly coaching positions, may be combined with teaching positions to form full-time benefits-eligible positions.

Security Officer

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School seeks a part-time Security Officer to join our security team in providing visible deterrence. This is an unarmed, “no hands on” position. All patrolling is done on foot. Officer must become familiar with all school rules, regulations, and student boundaries as described in the Handbook for Students and Parents.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21-years old
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a reliable means of transportation
  • Must pass pre-employment and random drug screens
  • Must successfully pass credit and criminal background checks
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Must be able and willing to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • Must be neatly groomed and meet the appearance standards of all SAS employees
  • Knowledge of first aid and CPR preferred

Compensation – This is a part-time position. Hourly rate will be above minimum wage and will depend on experience.

SAS is a co-ed, independent, Episcopal, boarding and day school serving 250 students in grades six through twelve located in Sewanee, TN. Students come from across the U.S. and more than a dozen countries. Faculty and students enjoy a rural mountaintop college town with abundant outdoor and cultural activities. SAS encourages the development of students as scholars, athletes, and artists. Students commonly participate in multiple sports and extracurricular activities. The school is committed to intellectual, cultural, racial and economic diversity.

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please complete an Employment Application and send to to Dean of Students Laura Clay (lclay@sasweb.org). No phone calls, please.

Part-time Driver

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School seeks a driver for occasional local student transportation. This person will be provided with a school vehicle for these trips. Drivers must have an impeccable driving record. A background and driving record check will be required prior to employment. A CDL is NOT required for this position, but CDL holders would have the opportunity for additional employment. Please complete an Employment Application and send it to Dean of Students Laura Clay (lclay@sasweb.org). No phone calls, please.

It's not just a job

Every job at SAS is unique, and rarely will a job match this list precisely. Specific responsibilities of full time teachers include the following or their equivalent.

  • Teach 4 year-long classes (or 5 year-long classes with no afternoon programs)
  • Sponsor 2 trimester afternoon programs
  • Additional clubs, activities, or committee assignments as designated
  • Participate in continual departmental curricular review and development
  • Communicate proactively with parents
  • Serve as an advisor to students and keep regular contact with advisee parents
  • Attend chapel, assemblies, faculty meetings, and advisory periods
  • Plan and support grade level events and house activities
  • Be available during work periods for student support
  • Serve on weekend team for campus supervision and activities
  • Participate in working groups and departmental planning
  • Serve as a substitute for colleagues in classes and afternoon programs
  • Assist with other responsibilities in the academic day, such as driving students to and from the University and other destinations on the Mountain
  • Provide creative offerings and support for special events and projects such as Opening Weekend/Orientation, Family Weekend, Winterim, Earth Day, and Commencement Weekend
  • Support students by attending school events, such as plays, concerts, and games
  • Acquire and maintain a TN CDL Bus-driving License (if applicable to coaching responsibilities)

In addition to listing employment opportunities here, SAS lists most positions with TABS, NAIS, NAES, SAIS, and TAIS.

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a program of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination with all employees, students, and applicants for employment, and will actively carry out all federal and state regulations. All aspects of your working at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School will be governed on the basis of competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap or veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
All decisions made with respect to recruiting, hiring and promotions will be based solely on individual qualifications related to the requirements of the job.
Likewise, all other personnel matters such as compensation, benefits, transfers, staff reductions, training, education and social/recreation programs will be administered free from illegal discriminatory practices.

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