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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

Director of Development

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School (www.sasweb.org) is a private, co-educational, Episcopal, boarding and day 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 we learn, live, and play in community. St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School recently completed a strategic plan and master plan and is in the early stages of an ambitious capital campaign.

This is a 12-month, fulltime position and reports to the Head of School.

Responsibilities will include developing, implementing, and managing the school’s fundraising and stewardship programs.

Essential functions include:

  • Developing and implementing fundraising and capital campaigns that meet the school’s current and future financial requirements
  • Developing yearly action plans for all fundraising objectives
  • Oversight of annual giving, capital and endowment giving, planned and deferred giving, and all marketing and solicitation strategies to meet goals in those areas
  • Expanding the school’s donor base
  • Maintaining and expanding the school’s relationships with current donors of all constituencies (alumni, trustees, parents, employees, grandparents, parents of alumni, friends, churches, businesses, foundations) in support of fundraising goals
  • Researching and writing grant proposals to churches, foundations, and corporations
  • Overseeing all advancement support activities, including prospect research, managing and maintaining the data base, preparing correspondence and reports, and keeping calendars for all related activities
  • Working closely with the Head of School and Board of Trustees in all aspects of fundraising
  • Serving as liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Creating presentations and other materials to enhance fundraising activities and public speaking on behalf of the school
  • Managing the development staff
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers as needed
  • Working in collaboration with the Directors and Offices of Admission and Financial Aid, Alumni Relations, and Communications and Marketing on advancement initiatives and activities
  • Approving all school fundraising activities
  • Helping with special events throughout the year
  • Traveling locally and long distances (including possible international travel) for donor and prospect meeting

Qualifications include:

  • Commitment to St. Andrew’s-Sewanee’s mission and vision
  • Desire to be an active and engaged member of a school community
  • Minimum of a B.A. degree and at least seven years of relevant experience in a non-profit (preferably an independent school) environment
  • Ability to think and plan strategically and creatively
  • Demonstrated success in managing fundraising programs and achieving fundraising goals
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a staff
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with parents, students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and representatives from the business and church community
  • Ability to motivate and manage volunteers
  • Knowledge and skill in Raiser’s Edge and the use of social media for fundraising
  • Strong work ethic, adaptability, generous spirit, and excellent speaking and writing skills

Applicants with additional language fluency and boarding school and 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, retirement plan, and eligibility for grants for professional enrichment and continuing education. SAS will assist with relocation costs.

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, and at least two professional references. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close applications when the position is filled.

Applications may be emailed to:

employment@sasweb.org

or sent by post to:

Assistant to the Head of School
Concerning: Director of Development Position
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School
290 Quintard Rd.
Sewanee, TN 37375

Part-time Opportunities

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

Multiple Coaching Positions (Academic Year 2018-2019)

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School seeks dedicated, personable, and hard-working individuals to fill some combination of the following coaching vacancies:

  • Head JV Boys’ Basketball / Assistant Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach (Winter)
  • Assistant Tennis Coach for High School and Middle School (Spring)

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • A desire to work with students in grades 6-12
  • Sport-specific coaching experience
  • Interest in being part of a small and supportive academic community
  • Ability to recognize athletics as one aspect of a well-rounded education
  • Comfort with students from a wide variety of racial, socio-economic, and national backgrounds
  • Relevant work experience in an educational setting is preferred

Applicants with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or willingness to acquire one before employment begins will be given special consideration.

Compensation - Salary is dependent on education and experience. These are seasonal, part time positions and do not include benefits. They may be combined with teaching positions to form full-time benefits-eligible positions.

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.

Applications should be directed to the Director of Athletics Rob Zeitler. Please include a letter of introduction, a résumé, a coaching statement, and at least two professional references. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close application when the position is filled.

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

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 send a letter of inquiry and three references 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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