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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 programs and services possible for the those we serve.  If you are interested in helping us create opportunities for students 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

Early Childhood Learning Teacher

DEPARTMENT:  Early Childhood Learning

SUPERVISOR:  Early Childhood Learning Director

CLASSIFICATION:  Hourly

Qualifications:  Early Childhood Learning Teachers shall be at least 18 years of age.  Teachers must have, or be actively working towards an Early Childhood Development Degree, Diploma or Certificate.  They must have the ability to be assertive and the ability to plan and organize appropriate age related classroom activities with patience and flexibility.  Have a love and understanding of young children.

Overview:  We are looking for an Early Childhood Learning Teacher to encourage the healthy intellectual and psychological growth of the children in our facilities. You will teach and supervise them while also motivating them to use their mental capacities and exercise their imagination.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Submit weekly lesson plans and activities to be approved by the ECL Director/Coordinator.
  • Plan, prepare, organize and implement games, activities, and special events.
  • Design and follow a full schedule of activities and discover suitable teaching material
  • Use a wide range of teaching methods (stories, media, indoor or outdoor games, drawing etc) to enhance the child’s abilities.
  • Attend mandatory training throughout the year as required by organization and licensing agencies. Twenty-six hours required annually.
  • Observe children’s interactions and promote the spirit of concord
  • Assist with homework and evaluate children’s performance to make sure they are on the right learning track.
  • Collaborate with other colleagues and supervision.
  • Adhere with teaching standards and safety regulations as established by the official sources.
  • Remain in constant communication with parents and update them on the progress of their children.
  • Clean and organize room for the next day.
  • Dress according to TDAR school dress code.
  • Arrive at scheduled time and be prepared to work.
  • Attend all staff meetings and trainings.
  • Assist ECL Director/Coordinator in any other areas as may be deemed necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned and expected by supervision and management.

Operations and Enterprise Officer

DEPARTMENT:  Administration

SUPERVISOR:  Chief Executive Officer

CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time Employee; Salaried

Position Summary: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Operations and Enterprise Officer (OEO) is a key member of the Tamassee DAR School executive leadership team and assumes responsibility for the overall enterprise development and campus operations of Tamassee DAR School, including dietary, buildings and grounds,  contracts, and project management.   The OEO will be an integral part of the success of the TDARS productive enterprises. Exhibiting fundamental business understanding and knowledge with a core entrepreneurial and innovative skillset that will produce exceptional results.

Essential Job Functions:

Business and Project Management

  • Manages daily campus operations, negotiates contracts, manages vendor and independent contractor relationships, acts as primary liaison with tenants, develops and oversees standard operating procedures including process and policy improvement, provides project management of major campus and facility projects.
  • Work closely with CEO to oversee assigned departmental annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all assigned department financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status. Ensure all designated revenue received is spent timely and in accordance with the established requirements.  Work closely with development staff to define designated donation opportunities.
  • Oversees projects related to infrastructure stewardship and development. Act as liaison between departments, vendors, and others as needed to ensure projects are completed timely, within budget, and according to agreed upon contract/donor specifications.
  • Facilitate weekly/monthly status meeting, providing timely and accurate update on project status, conduct monthly/quarterly/annual performance reviews as needed.
  • Participate in the administrative on-call rotation to ensure appropriate administrative response during after hours, weekends, holidays or other times the administrative offices are closed. Will be required to work evenings and/or weekends to support the success of programs and events.

Enterprise Development

  • Participates and leads, in partnership with enterprise development programs (Wedding/Venue Rentals, Dietary, Thrift/Resale Store and Forest Management), maximum stewardship of resources and ensure stability of revenue to support programs. Oversee operations including personnel, contractors, facility management, and community engagement.
  • Develop and execute additional revenue generating enterprise development opportunities as identified. Continue to monitor and search for new opportunities and innovative strategies for fulfilling the mission of the school.
  • Oversees and develops personnel and strategic solutions in the Buildings and Grounds department and effectively manages operational and financial resources as it relates to facilities management. Manages preventive and scheduled maintenance and timely completion of work orders campus-wide.
  • Works with Dietary Manager to oversee operations and compliance with applicable programs (CACFP, USDA, DHEC, etc.)
  • Directs and oversees all weddings and events facets including personnel/contractors, menu mix, ordering, vendor preference, inventory, and catering promotion. Manages logistics, event details and customer communications related to contracted services designed to provide a consistent and compelling customer experience.
  • Supports all annual and special campus-wide event(s) focused on educating and engaging the community.

Performance and Quality Improvement

  • Serves as PQI Coordinator and leads the Performance, Quality and Improvement committee. Coordinating with HR for identification and implementation of necessary PQI trainings.
  • Leads the Council on Accreditation renewal process. Assures adherence to COA standards for accreditation in every aspect of the TDARS program and operation.
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively making assuring appropriate information is shared to all levels of assigned stakeholders.
  • Assist with report preparation to the Tamassee DAR School Board of Trustees when necessary.
  • Seeks to optimize use of donated and free resources.
  • Help meet the quality improvement efforts of Tamassee DAR School by supporting and encouraging a culture of excellence and continual improvement.

* Other responsibilities, as agreed with the CEO

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field of study.
  • At least five to 7 years of overall professional experience; ideally five-plus years of broad facility and operations management experience; Experience in business start-up and or revitalization preferred.
  • The ideal candidate has experience of responsibility in event management and coordination.
  • A track record in grants management.
  • Technology savvy with experience overseeing software use related to assigned responsibilities to accomplish organizational priorities; knowledge of accounting and reporting software; knowledge of donor tracking software a plus.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Project management skills with the ability to set priorities, evaluate and select vendors, and manage tasks to ensure timely and efficient completion.
  • A multitasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Tamassee DAR School.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position manages all employees of the Buildings and Grounds, Dietary and Resale departments and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department. This position also gives oversight and management of independent contractors for the agency as assigned.

 Additional Leadership DUTIES:

  • Serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team
  • Lead the PQI Council
  • Serve as the COA point of contact and facilitator

 COMPETENCIES:

  1. Business Acumen
  2. Human Resources Capacity.
  3. Organizational Skills.
  4. Teamwork Orientation.
  5. Communication Proficiency.
  6. Technical Capacity.
  7. Project Management.
  8. Performance Management.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

Afterschool Teacher

DEPARTMENT:  Education

SUPERVISOR:  Afterschool Program Director

CLASSIFICATION:  Hourly/Part-time

Position Summary:  The Tutor/Transporter will provide non-classroom academic instruction to individuals and small groups to prepare, advance, or remediate students in specific academic areas during the after school program. The Tutor/Transporter transport students safely, responsibly, and efficiently to and from assigned locations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Tutor:

  • Consults with students, teachers, and parents to identify academic needs and to develop individualized tutoring plans for clients.
  • Administers and scores assessments to fully understand students achievement levels, areas for improvement, learning styles, and other academic tendencies.
  • Reviews class assignments, content, or standards; discusses content with student; and re-teaches when needed.
  • Assists students with homework; creates extra practice or training materials and aids as needed.
  • Teaches and mentors students, continually guiding them toward comprehension of the assigned subjects or lessons.
  • Teaches and models studying, note-taking, and test-taking skills and strategies with students.
  • Researches and recommends supplemental textbooks, computer games or apps, equipment, or other learning materials to further enrich students academic success.
  • Assesses students progress and achievement throughout tutoring sessions.
  • Provides a clean, organized, and learning-conducive tutoring environment to ensure that students are encouraged to be productive, focused, and engaged in learning.
  • Maintains detailed records that include assessment results, progress, school performance, and feedback; provides ongoing communication and feedback on the students progress to all appropriate parties.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all records and conversations regarding students academic accomplishments and struggles.
  • Maintains current knowledge of developments, techniques, and best practices in tutoring through active participation in training and development sessions or workshops.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Transporter:

  • Maintain and properly operate a working vehicle.
  • Transport students in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Monitor student behavior and safety; correcting behavior issues as needed.
  • Report disciplinary problems.
  • Inspect bus regularly and notify maintenance of any required repairs or issues.
  • Maintain a clean bus by regularly sweeping floor and disposing of trash/debris.
  • Be prepared to handle any emergency or situation that may arise during your daily route.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Education, the subject-matter being tutored, or related field required.
  • At least three years of work-related experience required.
  • Have a valid South Carolina driver’s license.
  • Flexibility to work afterschool program hours, especially as seasons and service needs change.
  • Must have excellent Interpersonal Skills and Collaborative Skills.
  • Understanding of Cultural Competency.

 Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a proven ability to communicate effectively and professionally with students, parents, and educators.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of multiple, effective methods of instruction.
  • Understanding and knowledge of subjects and skills being taught.
  • Ability to encourage, positively reinforce, and provide constructive feedback to students to build confidence.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

 Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Community-based location that serves youth, families and community members daily. Frequent contact with employees, community-based organizations, families, students, and community members. Some required travel to afterschool programming locations and community partners. Atypical work schedule, including evening and weekend work.

Physical Demands
The position requires prolonged periods sitting at a desk, working on a computer and driving. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.