Current Openings

Last update: April 16, 2018

San Francisco Day School
Human Resources
350 Masonic Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118

415.931.2422 phone
415.931.1753 fax
hr@sfds.net

Instructional Coach at Breakthrough SF

Instructional Coach
(Literature/Writing, Math, and Science)
Breakthrough San Francisco at SF Day
Summer Session 2018 

About Breakthrough San Francisco

Breakthrough San Francisco at SF Day School provides intensive academic enrichment and ongoing support to motivated San Francisco students with limited educational opportunities, ensuring they are academically successful, on the path to college, and celebrated for all pieces of their identity. Our students are extremely hard working but are underrepresented in higher education: 99% are of color; 58% speak a language other than English at home; and 85% will be the first in their families to attend a four-year college. Simultaneously, we train outstanding college students from across the country for education careers. For our summer 2017 residency, we selected 32 out of 350 applicants to be Teaching Fellows. 100% were high achievers at their colleges and universities; 66% were of color.

The intensive six-week summer program for rising fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders is a key component of Breakthrough’s effort to ensure students are receiving academically rigorous instruction through middle school. Summer programming consists of four core academic classes (math, literature, writing, and science), as well as electives, such as knitting, Spanish, and slam poetry. Because Breakthrough utilizes a “students teaching students” model, all summer classes are planned and taught by our exceptional college-aged fellows. Teaching Fellows bring energy, commitment, and a willingness to learn, and Instructional Coaches bring experience and knowledge. Because of this successful partnership, our college students leave the summer inspired: in summer 2017, 100% of our teachers said they would recommend Breakthrough to a friend and 93% said the Instructional Coaches were critical their development.

Position Summary

Instructional Coaches (ICs) are experienced and successful professional educators who provide content-specific support and mentoring for Breakthrough’s Teaching Fellows (TFs) and engage fully in the Breakthrough San Francisco community. ICs dictate the level of academic rigor during Breakthrough’s summer program through their interactions with TFs. Each IC manages four TFs, leading weekly department meetings, visiting classes, evaluating lesson plans, and meeting frequently with individual Teaching Fellows regarding their on-going work. ICs are accountable for the quality of instruction Breakthrough students receive and are responsible for supporting Breakthrough TFs through their first teaching experience. ICs also receive professional development in order to broaden their coaching and leadership skills and set them up for future coaching opportunities in their own schools and districts.

Specific Instructional Coach Duties

Pre-summer

  • Complete two Saturday training sessions (to be scheduled in May) 
  • Complete pre-summer readings
  • Refine existing unit plans in specific content area
  • Create assessments for content-specific units
  • Meet with program staff to plan teacher orientation workshops
Teacher Orientation
  • Help facilitate teacher training on topics such as classroom culture, lesson planning, and teaching practices
  • Participate fully in all orientation workshops and rapidly build professional relationships with TFs
  • Guide TFs through lesson planning, sample teaching, and rigorous preparation for the teaching experience
Six-Week Summer Program
  • Provide four TFs with support and regular feedback as they design and revise lesson plans
  • Hold TFs accountable for professional deadlines and creating structures to allow them to rapidly grow
  • Maintain a big picture understanding of the curriculum and guide TFs in making adjustments as necessary
  • Observe each TF in classroom at least twice weekly
  • Conduct weekly one-on-one debrief sessions with TFs, in which they receive concrete feedback based on Breakthrough’s Teacher Excellence Rubric
  • Plan and lead twice weekly departmental meetings
  • Work with Instructional Coach team to determine professional development needs for TFs and lead at least one large group professional development session
  • Check in and communicate regularly with the Director of Curriculum & Instruction regarding TF progress
  • Engage fully in the Breakthrough San Francisco community
Evaluation Week (done remotely)
  • Submit a final narrative evaluation and letter of recommendation for each assigned TF
  • Work with TFs to provide revisions and suggestions on curriculum for next summer’s TFs and coaches
  • Evaluate overall summer program

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Outstanding track record as a professional classroom teacher for at least three years (preferably in grades 5-8)
  • Outstanding knowledge of subject matter and broad knowledge of available resources
  • Superior presentation, writing, and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills: ability to hold others to high standards while also offering support and maintaining positive relationships
  • Ability to deliver positive, constructive, and honest feedback, both written and verbal
  • Ability to reflect proactively on and participate in discussions around identity, race, and issues of social justice
  • Experience with curriculum development and implementation
  • Creativity, energy, and commitment to excellence
  • Prior experience with Breakthrough or Summerbridge is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with San Francisco schools is highly desirable

Commitment

  • Pre-summer trainings and preparation (approximately 25-30 hours)
    • Two Saturday or Sunday trainings, to be scheduled in May
    • Curriculum refinement and teacher training preparation, to be done independently
  • Teacher orientation, June 18-22 (8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
  • Six-week program, June 25-August 3 (30 hours/week)
    • Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., possibly finishing earlier some days
    • Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Three late afternoon events over the course of the summer
    • End-of-summer Celebration, Thursday, August 2, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
    • May require some work off-site via email or phone with TFs as needed
  • Wrap-Up Week, August 6-8 (completed by ICs remotely)
     

Compensation

  • Compensation is in the form of a $7,050 stipend.
     

To Apply

The application is available at https://breakthrough.tfaforms.net/306246 and requires a resume and cover letter. Note that Breakthrough Collaborative is a national organization; the application is available for sites across the country, so please be sure to indicate your interest in coaching at the San Francisco Day School site. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until mid-March.

For more information, please visit: www.breakthroughsf.org and www.breakthroughcollaborative.org

Questions? Contact Josh, Director of Curriculum & Instruction at 415-568-3662 or josh@breakthroughsf.org.

 

Music Teacher

Position: Music Teacher
Position status: Full-time
Start: 2018-19 School Year

At San Francisco Day School, we believe that when intellect and imagination are intertwined, students delight in the discovery of connection in their academic and creative pursuits, in their relationships, and in all that they experience here.  Every day we help our students emerge as flexible and resourceful learners.  Because when we do, our students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.

SF Day Fast Facts:

  • Independent, co-educational school
  • Founded in 1981
  • Serving 400 students
  • Located in the heart of SF in the Western Addition neighborhood

We are seeking a talented musician to join our team as an music teacher.

Are you...

  • A compassionate educator and role model?
  • A curious and creative teacher excited to bridge intellect and imagination in your classroom?
  • Adept at designing curriculum around inquiry-based learning?
  • Excited to learn, teach, and grow in a 1:1 iPad learning environment?
  • Willing to work with instructional coaches as part of a Professional Learning Community?
  • An effective communicator and thoughtful listener?
  • An engaged and inclusive community member eager to partner with families, students, and colleagues?

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (music education preferred) with knowledge of Orff-Schulwerk, Dalcroze and/or Kodaly philosophies
  • A minimum of 5 years teaching music in a school setting
  • Sufficient piano skills for accompanying and directing vocal classes and groups
  • Ability to utilize a variety of instruments including, but not limited to, pitched and non-pitched percussion, guitars, recorders, etc.
  • Proficient technology skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with team to design and implement curriculum informed by Universal Design for Learning practices and techniques

  • Direct a choral ensemble for grades 3 and 4

  • Accompany on piano intermediate-level choral pieces

  • Foster a love of learning and develop the musician in every student

Ready to Join SF Day?

SF Day celebrates and welcomes faculty and staff who reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. We encourage people of color and LGBTQ+ applicants to apply. SF Day offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Please apply by sending your resume to resume@calwesteducators.com and make sure the subject line includes "SF Day Music Teacher."

Innovation & Technology Coach

Position: Innovation & Technology Coach
Position status: Full-Time
Start: 2018-19 School Year

At San Francisco Day School, we believe that when intellect and imagination are intertwined, students delight in the discovery of connection in their academic and creative pursuits, in their relationships, and in all that they experience here.  Every day we help our students emerge as flexible and resourceful learners.  Because when we do, our students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.

SF Day Fast Facts:

  • Independent, co-educational school
  • Founded in 1981
  • Serving 400 students
  • Located in the heart of SF in the Western Addition neighborhood

Are you...

  • A  visionary, passionate educator and inspirational role model?
  • A curious and creative educator excited to bridge intellect and imagination in your classroom?
  • Adept at designing curriculum around inquiry-based learning
  • Ready to grow, teach, and lead in a hands-on, 1:1 iPad learning environment that embraces design thinking?
  • An effective communicator and thoughtful listener?
  • A compassionate, engaged, and inclusive community member eager to partner with families, students, and colleagues?

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree
  • Demonstrated experience teaching and leading innovative curricular design and instructional uses of technology
  • Proficiency in technology skills including, but not limited to, interest in coaching students in computational thinking and coding
  • Formal training, practical knowledge, and—most important—curiosity about solving technology challenges with Mac OS and/or iOS
  • A "let's try it" attitude when confronted with the latest 3D laser printer or a request to help redesign a Spanish lesson to incorporate more educational technology
  • Experience with Universal Design for Learning framework a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Responsibilities:

SF Day is poised to grow its existing physical space and use of robotics, coding, and maker tools alongside digital tools. We are looking for a leader who will:

  • Help shape the future of innovation at SF Day
  • Promote innovative curricular design and excite students with new programs, ideas, and digital tools
  • Proactively collaborate with teachers to integrate innovative teaching concepts and tools into their classes and highlight our Innovation Lab as a space where everyone can create
  • Partner with peer educators in technology integration, provide direct instruction to students, and aid constituents with front-line technology support
  • Seek opportunities to promote teamwork and cross-curricular collaboration among faculty
  • Work with parents and families to provide education and guidance around social media, digital identity, and citizenship
  • Participate in all aspects of faculty life

Ready to Join SF Day?

SF Day celebrates and welcomes faculty and staff who reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. We encourage people of color and LGBTQ+ applicants to apply. SF Day offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Please apply online with your resume, salary expectations, and a thoughtful cover letter explaining why your experience is appropriate for this position to http://bit.ly/InnovationCoach

Substitute Science Teacher

Position: Substitute Science Teacher
Position status: 75% - Full-Time
Date: August 16-December 14, 2018

At San Francisco Day School, we believe that when intellect and imagination are intertwined, students delight in the discovery of connection in their academic and creative pursuits, in their relationships, and in all that they experience here.  Every day we help our students emerge as flexible and resourceful learners.  Because when we do, our students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.

SF Day Fast Facts:

  • Independent, co-educational school
  • Founded in 1981
  • Serving 400 students
  • Located in the heart of SF in the Western Addition neighborhood

Are you...

  •  A compassionate educator and role model that understands and enjoys teaching young adolescents?
  • A curious and creative educator excited to bridge intellect and imagination in your classroom?
  • Adept at designing curriculum around inquiry-based learning?
  • Ready to grow, teach, and lead in a hands-on, 1:1 iPad learning environment that embraces design thinking?
  • An effective communicator and thoughtful listener?
  • A compassionate, engaged, and inclusive community member eager to partner with families, students, and colleagues?

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree; science credential/degree is preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience in middle school environment; emphasis in sicne and a strong curricular background
  • Proficient technology skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Universal Design for Learning frameworks a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with teams to design and implement an interdisciplinary, thematic-based, experiential science curriculum
  • Lead an advisory group
  • Participate in all aspects of faculty life, including outdoor education and service learning
  • Foster a love of learning and develop the scientist in every student

Ready to Join SF Day?

SF Day celebrates and welcomes faculty and staff who reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. We encourage people of color and LGBTQ+ applicants to apply. SF Day offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Please apply online with your resume, salary expectations, and a thoughtful cover letter explaining why your experience is appropriate for this position to  http://bit.ly/SFDaySubScience

Upper Elementary Teacher

Position: Upper Elementary Teacher
Position status: Full-time
Start: 2018-19 School Year

At San Francisco Day School, we believe that when intellect and imagination are intertwined, students delight in the discovery of connection in their academic and creative pursuits, in their relationships, and in all that they experience here.  Every day we help our students emerge as flexible and resourceful learners.  Because when we do, our students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.

SF Day Fast Facts:

  • Independent, co-educational school
  • Founded in 1981
  • Serving 400 students
  • Located in the heart of SF in the Western Addition neighborhood

Are you... 

  • A compassionate educator and role model that understands and enjoys teaching young adolescents?
  • A curious and creative teacher excited to bridge intellect and imagination in the classroom?
  • Passionate about working with variable learners and developing curriculum informed by Universal Design for Learning?
  • Excited to learn, teach, and grow in a hands-on, 1:1 iPad learning environment that embraces design thinking?
  • An effective communicator and thoughtful listener?
  • An engaged and inclusive community member eager to partner with families, students, and colleagues?

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience and a strong curricular background
  • Proficient technology skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Universal Design for Learning framework a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Responsibilities:
 

  • Teach an upper elementary class of approximately 22 students; cover subject areas including language arts, social studies, and mathematics
  • Collaborate with teams to design and implement an interdisciplinary, thematic-based, experiential curriculum
  • Participate in all aspects of faculty life, including outdoor education and service learning
  • Foster a love of learning in every student
     

Ready to Join SF Day?

SF Day celebrates and welcomes faculty and staff who reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. We encourage people of color and LGBTQ+ applicants to apply. SF Day offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Please apply online with your resume, salary expectations, and a thoughtful cover letter explaining why your experience is appropriate for this position to: http://bit.ly/UpperElementaryTeacher

After-School Program Staff

Position: After-School Program Staff
Position status: Part-time (non-exempt)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Rate:  $16.00-$18.00 DOE
Start Date:  August 16, 2017

About the After-School Enrichment Program (AEP)

The San Francisco Day School After-School Enrichment Program serves 100+ students each day between the hours of 2:00-6:00 p.m. Our focus is to provide a safe space after school to allow children the freedom to create, to explore their world through play in an open-ended way, and learn to become good community members. Our primary goal is to be a service to our community and help students transition between their school day and home.  We are responsible for supporting students in their homework, providing a regular healthy snack, and offering meaningful enrichment opportunities to help students continue to learn, develop, and grow during after-school hours.

Position Summary

The After-School Program Staff are vital to supporting the students at San Francisco Day School when school is not in session.  This position involves: regular lesson planning, delivering lessons to groups of students, supervising safe play, helping resolve student conflicts, and keeping our students and community safe.  This position is designed for someone with classroom or after-school experience that is passionate about youth development and willingness to grow and develop programming.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and maintain a safe and respectful classroom environment.
  • Create and implement lessons for students daily.
  • Monitor students in the AEP room, playground areas, and other areas of the school as assigned.
  • Communicate regularly with supervisor.
  • Ensure student behavior is consistent with the school day expectations of stewardship, responsibility for one’s actions, respect for all, and being a caring member of the community.
  • Assist teachers with preventive discipline by explaining school rules to students and parents.
  • Assist in resolving student conflicts after school using principles and practices of Restorative Justice.
  • Communicate effectively with parents, families, and other SFDS after-school staff members.
  • Observe health and safety regulations.
  • Maintain consistent, punctual, and regular attendance.
  • Use consistent language and care as school day educators.
  • Set up and clean up classroom and play spaces.
  • Facilitate homework assistance activities that build upon school day curriculum objectives.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
  • Lesson planning experience
  • Ability to work with children and parents in a warm, confident, empathetic manner
  • Arrive on time to work
  • Be able to lift 20 pounds
  • Be able to stand outside for hours at a time
  • Have experience working with children, preferably in a group setting
  • Must be fingerprinted
  • Obtain proof of TB test
  • Have a flexible, positive, and can-do attitude
  • Be willing to jump in wherever you are needed with enthusiasm
  • Ability to work in a loud, lively, fast-paced environment 

About San Francisco Day School

San Francisco Day School is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 400 students in grades K-8. SF Day educates, nurtures, and inspires girls and boys of diverse backgrounds to achieve their highest academic and creative potential, to embrace ethical values, and to become active contributors to their communities. San Francisco Day School welcomes and celebrates children, families, faculty, and staff that reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. The school values the strengths and accomplishments of the individuals who are part of the community and takes pride in and celebrates the diversity and special character of the community as a whole. Therefore, San Francisco Day School encourages people of color and LGBT applicants to apply.

To Apply

Please apply online with a cover letter and current resume:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=sfds&jobId=85559&lang=en_US&source=CC236280

No phone calls please.