Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia Employment
Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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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

Director of Annual Giving

Posted May 15, 2024
12-Month Full-Time
The Director of Annual Giving reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for the organization, planning, and management of The Darlington Fund, Darlington’s annual giving program. The Darlington Fund is Darlington’s most important fundraising program and is critical to the financial sustainability of the school. The Director is responsible for managing and engaging over 70 volunteers to help ensure the program’s success. As a member of the Advancement team, the Director shares in the development of comprehensive strategies for all aspects of the School’s fund-raising programs.

Fifth Grade Literacy Teacher

Posted July 11, 2024
10-Month Full-Time
Darlington School seeks a Fifth Grade Literacy and Social Studies Teacher to join its Lower Grades teaching team. A Darlington teacher fully supports the mission and values of the school and has the primary responsibility for creating the best student experience possible in support of the school’s learning framework, The Cycle of Learning. The candidate should value the craft of teaching as much as the skills and content being learned, and would join a dynamic environment of teaching professionals who are continuously growing and collaborating. Teachers work with grade-level and enrichment teachers along with the administrative team to support the mission of Darlington School and provide a program that nurtures every child’s success.

Pre-K to 8 Music Teacher

Posted July 16, 2024
10-Month Full-Time
The Fine Arts Department at Darlington School seeks a full-time Music Teacher for grades Pre-K through 8th grade beginning August 2024. The candidate must demonstrate broad knowledge and experience with current best practices in music curriculum, instruction, and performance. The candidate must have a genuine appreciation and passion for teaching children and a desire to work with all types of learners, along with a commitment to building and maintaining a music/choral program and their own professional development. Teachers work with grade-level and enrichment teachers to support the mission of Darlington School and provide a program that nurtures every child’s success.

Coaching Positions

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

No coaching positions are currently available

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 United HealthCare. The school pays approximately two-thirds of the total premium for the employee and the employee pays one-third, depending on the plan type and coverage level.
Dental Coverage
A dental plan is offered to full-time employees through Guardian Dental. This plan is paid for by the employee.
Vision Coverage
A vision plan is offered to full-time employees through Eyemed. This plan is paid for by the employee.
Disability Insurance
Short term and Long Term 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 to 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
  • FSA & HSA Accounts
  • Supplemental Retirement Annuity
  • Critical Care or Accident Policies
  • Additional life insurance
  • Telemedicine
  • Section 125 Plan
  • Professional Development Opportunities
Campus Housing
We have campus housing available for about 30% of our faculty. 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. 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.
EOE Statement
Darlington School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Transparency in Coverage - healthcare
Through UnitedHealthcare, UMR creates and publishes the Machine-Readable Files on behalf of Darlington School.
To link to the Machine-Readable Files, please click on the URL provided: transparency-in-coverage.uhc.com