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.
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.
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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. Please check our website often for opportunities.