Careers

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.

2022-23 School Year

Please review the job descriptions and submit your application to jobs@sfschool.org . We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Upper School Science, Engineering, and Technology Teacher  
    SFS seeks a talented, student-centered, and inspiring science or engineering educator to support students in their exploration of the connections between science, engineering, and technology. This inquiry-based classroom teacher should be culturally competent and will be an engaged community member. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator, collaborator, and guide for the middle school years.
  • Upper School STEAM Teaching Assistant (TA)
    SFS seeks a talented, student-centered, and inspiring educator to assist the Upper School Head Teachers with integrated Science, Engineering, and Technology classes. The TA will assist in differentiated student learning, assist in curriculum development and student assessment, and support the middle school program and student activities as needed.
  • Preschool Teacher Assistant
    SFS seeks a student-centered educator to support the Preschool Head Teacher in assuring students are safely and joyfully engaged in classroom activities and outdoor play. The Teacher Assistant will collaborate with the teaching team to provide age-appropriate academic and social emotional instruction, with individual students, in small groups, and in the Extended Day program. Duties will include organizing materials for naps, games, art, science, and outdoor activities. The successful candidate will maintain an encouraging and positive attitude with students and colleagues.
  • Front Desk Coordinator
    SFS seeks a welcoming and friendly person who will support students, staff, and families. The Front Desk Coordinator must be discreet with personal information and tactful in communications; they should be flexible and able to respond to multiple demands; and they are capable of balancing immediate needs with short- and long-term projects. The successful candidate should be organized, self-motivated, team-oriented, and culturally competent.
  • K-4th Learning Specialist  
    SFS seeks a effective and collaborative learning specialist to provide services directly to students in the classrooms and in small groups; screen children for learning and developmental differences and/or interpret outside assessments; and educate faculty, parents, and students about learning and teaching styles and strategies. Their services would include support for reading, writing, and mathematics instruction with a keen awareness of social-emotional, sensory, and regulation strategies.
  • Substitute / Extended Day Instructor  
    SFS 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.

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 jobs@sfschool.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.