Careers

At Tamassee DAR School it is all about the children and their families! We seek professional servant-minded people that desire to be a part of our child-centered and family-focused environment.

As a nationally accredited children and family service organization, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care possible for the children we serve.  If you are interested in helping us create opportunities for children to be successful, valued, and respected—we need you to join our family!

Compensation is based on position and experience.  Eligible employees are offered a benefits package that includes health insurance, 401K plan, paid vacation, paid sick leave, and up to 12 paid holidays.

Join our Team! Should you see a position that you are interested in pursuing, please click on the application button and complete the employment application packet.  Resumes are welcome but do not replace the application.   Applications are required prior to scheduling an interview.  Please send your completed packet to Jan Honeycutt in our Human Resources Office at janh@tdarschool.org or by fax at 864.944.0097.

Mail:
Tamassee DAR School
c/o Jan Honeycutt, Human Resources Officer
PO Box 8
Tamassee, SC  29686

Teaching Parent

DEPARTMENT:  Programs

SUPERVISOR:  Chief Programs Officer

Position Summary:  This is a live-in position that requires daily attention to the emotional, educational, physical, social and Christian needs of the children in care. Work schedule is 4 days on and 3 days off depending on scheduling. Immediate openings are available and the position is full time.

Requirements:  Applicant must be at least 21 years old with a high school diploma, GED or higher, excellent driving record, no criminal history and be able to pass a drug test.  Experience is preferred, but not required.  Responsibilities include a professional, goal-oriented team approach to meeting the needs of children whose families are in crisis.

Teaching Parent Sub

DEPARTMENT:  Programs

SUPERVISOR:  Chief Programs Officer

Position Summary:  This part time live-in position requires daily attention to the emotional, educational, physical, social and spiritual needs of the children in care.  Candidate must be able to work flex hours and days depending on the needs of the organization.

Requirements:  The Teaching Parent Sub must be at least 21 years old with a high school diploma or GED.  Candidate must have an excellent driving record and no criminal history.  Experience is preferred, but not required.

Annual Giving Officer

DEPARTMENT:  Development

REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer                                CLASSIFICATION: Salary Exempt

Summary Description:

This individual will work closely with the Chief Development Officer to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual gifts from alumni, DAR, businesses, foundations, community and friends for the benefit of Tamassee DAR School Annual Fund. The incumbent will represent and work with all areas of the organization and serve as the operations person for the department. The successful candidate will create, devise and implement a successful annual fund plan and strategies for annual gift solicitations, growing current giving levels, gaining new donors, retain current and lost donors and ultimately increase unrestricted revenue.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Annual Gifts:

  1. Designs, develops and implements annual giving program plan and strategies– identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and recognize annual gift prospects and donors through individual visits, personal communication, direct mail, online giving, other event opportunities, group presentations and volunteer activities.
  2. Maintains extensive knowledge of current tax implications in all facets of annual giving (including in-kind gifts). Manage research of prospects and donors for identification of major donor prospects and referral process with the Chief Development Officer.
  3. Designs solicitation strategies for moving annual donors toward $1000+ annual giving and identify and manage a portfolio of donors/prospects for face-to-face solicitation. Work with the Chief Development Officer to discuss “ask strategy” prior to solicitation.
  4. Oversee the Tamassee Faithful Recurring Gift Program for online, credit card and standard giving methods (check/cash). Manage and implement fundraising events and solicit sponsors. Be the liaison for the Annual Golf Tournament, attend meetings, and solicit businesses for sponsorship.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and use of current fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, mail appeal, online giving and other fundraising techniques. Strong understanding of different ways of donor giving such as stock gifts, real estate, vehicles, pledges, etc.
  6. Identifies, solicits and manages foundation, business, individual and other potential prospects. Corresponds with prospects and donors via phone, email, letter, presentation, etc.
  7. Produces and provides progress reports and maintains filing system of foundations, donors and donor profiles, scholarships, endowments, etc.
  8. Travel and represent school at different functions and speaking engagements.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Stewardship:

  1. Designs and implements overall marketing, recognition and stewardship of annual giving donors through giving clubs and other devices. Works closely with the Chief Development Officer and Development Team to create and implement new communication programs and devices to reach an ever-changing digital and mobile constituent population.   Such as direct mail for informing and soliciting current and new annual giving donors, brochure development, thank you correspondence, honor rolls, post cards, email marketing, online solicitation, etc.

Communications:

  1. Must be self-sufficient with little supervision to develop and produce communications, including letters, post cards, contact reports, persuasive appeals, and follow-up materials for annual gifts. Prepares all internal communications to ensure clarity and collaboration among all interested parties. Records development donor contact activity in Tamassee DAR School’s donor and prospect system (Raiser’s Edge).
  2. Serve as a resource for members of the development staff in their gift discussions with annual giving prospects and donors. Maintain the understanding of the technical aspects of annual and in-kind gifts with local, state and federal tax consequences. Take an active role in continuing education to maintain and improve skills pertaining to the job and provide formal and informal training/instruction/mentoring to the development staff as needed.

Operational Duties:

  1. Oversee the daily operations of the department by being the lead/point person for the department in dealing with daily business activities.
  2. Work as the Tamassee Student Association (Alumni) Liaison. Plan and attend board meetings, plan and implement Homecoming with a goal of reaching new members.
  3. The successful candidate will schedule and meet regularly with the Chief Development Officer to provide operational updates, discuss strategies, departmental communications, next steps, etc.
  4. Working with the Chief Development Officer, schedule, plan and attend departmental meetings monthly.

Minimum Job Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 1-2 years of relevant experience in alumni affairs, direct fund raising, high level sales marketing, management or a related field with a demonstrated record in managing relationships. Proven ability to successfully solicit and secure annual unrestricted gifts of a $1,000 or more. He/she will have strong communication skills (both verbal and written), negotiation skills and an ability to work in a non-profit children’s home setting. He/she will be persistent, personable, attentive to detail, and able to function independently with minimal oversight. This position requires travel along with overnight and weekend work to accomplish tasks.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities Required:

  • Strong leadership skills with a grace under fire attitude
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Strong grammatical and persuasive writing skills
  • Passion for helping children and families in crisis.
  • Must display a positive attitude and be adaptive to change.
  • Skilled in the art of negotiation and has the ability to close $1,000 and above gifts
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and schedule work assignments under limited supervision.
  • Thorough knowledge of technical, tax, and financial requirements associated with annual and in-kind gifts.
  • Ability to work with and to maintain confidentiality as stated in Tamassee DAR School’s policies
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement annual giving program in a timely manner.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative and positive work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of prospect research techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of donor relations, recognition and public relations techniques.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications (MS Office).
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Ability to travel overnight

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience in using the Raiser’s Edge Donor Database System (e.g., general constituent look-ups, query building, report building).
  • The preferred candidate will have worked in a nonprofit fundraising

 

(All other duties as assigned)

 

Summer Counselor

DEPARTMENT:  Children & Family Services

REPORTS TO: Title One Teacher                                                   CLASSIFICATION:  Hourly

REQUIREMENTS

He/she must have an excellent driving record, no criminal history, and be willing to submit to and pass a drug test. Candidate must have a personality conducive to dealing with children, adults, and DAR staff in a variety of unique situations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidate must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle sensitive information with the strictest of confidentiality. They must have excellent written and verbal communications skills. Experience working with children in a camp or recreational setting is preferred.

HOURS:

9am – 3pm, Monday through Thursday. There will be times when there will be job responsibilities that fall outside of the set work schedule to include some evening activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and facilitate fun, interactive and educational activities for students ranging from 6 to 18. Some of the activities include, but are not limited to: team-building activities, technology period, independent living skills, arts & crafts and healthy living.
  • Supervise students and insure their safety and wellbeing.
  • Plan and facilitate off-site field trips and drive students safely to their destination.
  • Facilitate student activities in the evenings.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

LifeBridge Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  Children & Family Services

SUPERVISOR:    Chief Programs Officer                                     CLASSIFICATION:  Salary-Exempt

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Candidate should have a BA in Human Services or a similar field.  He/She must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle sensitive information with the strictest of confidentiality.  He/she must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong computer skills and report writing skills.  Candidate must have a personality conducive to dealing with children, adults, and DAR staff in a variety of unique situations. Candidate must have the ability to turn in mandatory reports on time. Candidate must also be committed to developing and implementing a curriculum that will ensure success for each student as they become an adult. Candidate must display the ability to manage staff and work with families and young people in reunification situations.

HOURS: 40 hours per week

Population Served:

LifeBridge students are those that have participated in Tamassee’s residential or foster care programs. This position will provide support services to this population.  There are 4 types of youth served:  youth reunified with birth/kinship families, youth adopted, youth placed in foster homes, and young adults entering college or the workforce.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develop a personal, caring, and professional relationship with each student you serve as LifeBridge Coordinator.
  2. Develop a Comprehensive Care Plan (CCP) for each assigned student; according to TDAR time frame.
    *  Identify individual strengths of each student, student needs, family needs, and goals for educational, behavior and family           success.
    *  Support student and family with implementation of CCP goals.
  3. Manage documentation requirements for each assigned student via software according to TDAR time frame to include but not limited to:  education, behavior, family life, spiritual life, and independent living skills.
  4. Care Coordinator (CC) will provide activities and resources to support student success as determined via CCP.
    *  Your role is to ensure independent living skills are taught according to set schedule.
    *  Plan activities/outings
    *  You must submit an objective for the activity/outing, including funds needed, students attending.
  5. Maintain regular (no less than monthly) contact with guardians and others concerned about the well being of your assigned student.
  6. Assist with planning of family activities to engage families served.
  7. Follow all policies and procedures as established in the Tamassee DAR School Employee Handbook and Organizational Manuals.
  8.  Ensure all students for which you serve as LifeBridge Coordinator complies with program expectations.
  9.  Oversight of student apartment units with regard to safety.
  10. Will be required to attend trainings/meetings, CCP meetings for caseload, and possible activities.
  11. Oversee the LifeBridge Mentor which includes, but is not limited to:  meeting weekly for debriefing and support, offering ideas and support to Mentor, providing materials and information to the Mentor.
  12. Other responsibilities as deemed necessary.

LifeBridge Mentor

DEPARTMENT:  Children & Family Services

SUPERVISOR: LifeBridge Coordinator                                       CLASSIFICATION:  Salary-Exempt

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Candidate should have a BA in Human Services or a similar field. He/She must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle sensitive information with the strictest of confidentiality.  He/she must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong computer skills and report writing skills.  Candidate must have a personality conducive to dealing with children, adults, and DAR staff in a variety of unique situations. Candidate must have the ability to turn in mandatory reports on time. Candidate must also be committed to developing and implementing a curriculum that will ensure success for each student as they become an adult.

Candidate must be able to reside in program housing, to be considered their full time residence. Candidates’ apartment would not be utilized in anyway by the program participants.

HOURS: 25 hours per week

Population Served:

LifeBridge clients are young adults (at least 18 years old and graduated from high school or have GED) that have participated in Tamassee’s residential program and have exited and are now beginning their careers or gaining training/education in their field. The clients have passed an application process admitting them into the LifeBridge apartments in Clemson. This position will provide support services to this population.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develop a personal, caring, and professional relationship with each student you serve as LifeBridge Mentor.
  2. Develop a Comprehensive Care Plan (CCP) for each assigned student; according to TDAR time frame.
    * Identify individual strengths of each student, student needs, family needs, and goals for educational, behavioral and  family success.
    * Support student and family with implementation of CCP goals.
  3. Manage documentation requirements for each assigned student via software according to TDAR time frame to include but not limited to: education, behavior, family life, spiritual life, and independent living skills
  4. Provide activities and resources to support student success as determined via CCP.
    *  Ensure independent living skills are taught on a regular basis.
    *  Plan activities/outings.
    *  Submit an objective for the activity/outing, including funds needed, students attending.
  5. Follow all policies and procedures as established in the Tamassee DAR School Employee Handbook and Organizational Manuals.
  6. Ensure all students in the apartments comply with program expectations.
  7. Oversight of student apartment units with regard to safety, upkeep and general maintenance.
  8. Will be required to attend main campus trainings/meetings, CCP meetings for caseload, and possible activities.
  9. Other responsibilities as deemed necessary.