People choose to work at The San Francisco School because it offers academic freedom and leadership opportunities; inspires and supports professional growth; and is an energetic, passionate, and inclusive community.
Postings for the 2021-22 School Year
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Substitute / Extended Day Instructor (pdf) - NEW!
The San Francisco School seeks a talented, dedicated, and enthusiastic elementary substitute and/or Extended Day instructor to provide afterschool enrichment support for students. With direction from the Special Programs Director, this person will substitute in elementary school and/or plan, organize, and conduct social, recreational, and educational activities in the existing Extended Day program. The position will likely involve being an elementary substitute for half of the time and afterschool instructor for the other half.
7th Grade Humanities Long-Term Substitute (pdf)
The 7th Grade Humanities (History and Language Arts) long-term substitute teacher is needed in the event that the 7th Grade Humanities teacher is not able to be present or fulfill teaching duties. This person will be responsible for covering an interdisciplinary course that integrates writing and reading workshops with history units. Creative writing, reading strategies and essay writing are also emphasized. Like the seventh grade humanities teacher, the long-term substitute will work cooperatively as part of the Middle School team that together delivers the program for 104 Middle School students. Coverage responsibilities outside the classroom include serving as an advisor to approximately ten students, attending town meetings, writing end-of-term comments in collaboration with the Head of Middle School, and more as detailed below.
Assistant to the Head of School (pdf)
The Assistant to the Head of School supports the Head of School and helps assure effective and efficient use of Head time. Additionally, the Assistant to Head is the board liaison, supports other Lead Administrators and has a broad array of project management and school-wide duties and responsibilities.
Hiring decisions at The San Francisco School are based on applicants’ professional experience and promise; their match with the core school values of culture, community, and diversity; and their commitment to grow in their practice. Teachers are additionally chosen based on their knowledge of best pedagogical and developmental practices. We generally seek teachers whose practice is student-centered and inquiry-based: teachers who are excellent communicators and collaborators, and who can serve as compassionate, engaged guides for students.
The actual selection process includes interviews, school visits, reference checks, and sample teaching lessons or assignments if applicable. Interview committees generally include at least one administrator, teachers, and a parent/guardian.
New staff members are welcomed to the school through a dedicated orientation, and often have the opportunity to spend time with the person they’re replacing in order to promote a smooth transition. New teachers have the additional support of our curriculum guide, and a community of experienced faculty members who are always happy to offer help and advice. In recruitment and hiring, The San Francisco School is committed to policies that will increase staff diversity, both to reflect the high value SFS places on cultural competency, and for the direct benefit of each student.
All staff participate in ongoing professional development on- and off-campus, attending workshops and conferences, and have the opportunity to apply for Summer Innovation Grants. The School provides stipends for mentors, reimbursements for coursework, honorariums for summer work, and sabbaticals for extended study. Teachers hone their practice looking at current research, at their own instructional approach, and at student work.
Interested candidates for teaching and administrative positions are welcome to submit resumes at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest in The San Francisco School. All job openings at The San Francisco School are posted on this website, and are listed on the People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) website. The San Francisco School is committed to policies that will increase staff diversity, both to reflect the high value SFS places on a multicultural understanding, and for the direct benefit of each student.
The San Francisco School is an equal opportunity employer. We continually strive to build an inclusive culture in our diverse community. The San Francisco School encourages applications for employment from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.