Jobs

Current Openings:

 

Substitute Teaching
Kindergarten Lead Teacher
Lower School Teaching Assistant
Middle School Teaching Assistant
Admissions Assistant
 

Substitute Teacher

San Francisco Friends School, a K-8 Quaker school located in the Mission district of San Francisco, seeks substitute teachers to teach classes at all grade levels and in all subject areas when regular teachers are absent. The ideal candidate is a responsible, flexible, child-friendly person with relevant classroom teaching experience. A teaching credential is not required. Substitute teachers are hired on an as-needed basis.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain a safe, productive learning environment for the students in the classroom and on the playground.
  • Execute the teacher’s lesson plans.
  • Report back to the teacher any concerns or issues from the day.
  • Collaborate with and support the grade level or departmental team.

Compensation
$22.50/hour for the first 4 hours or $140/day.

San Francisco Friends School is a K-8 co-educational independent school, started in 2002, that combines outstanding academics with Quaker values of simplicity, integrity, mutual respect, and peaceful problem-solving.

For more information about San Francisco Friends School or Quaker education, please visit our website at www.sffriendsschool.org or the Friends Council on Education at www.friendscouncil.org.

If you are interesting in applying to join our sub pool, please email your resume to Academic Dean Tracie Mastronicola at tmastronicola@sffriendsschool.org. 

 

Kindergarten Lead Teacher

The San Francisco Friends School, a Quaker school located in the refurbished Levi Strauss building in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco, seeks an experienced early elementary lead teacher to begin the new school year with our team. SFFS opened its doors in the fall of 2002; in September of 2017, at full enrollment, the school will include over 430 children in grades K–8.

The school seeks a teacher who resonates with the Friends School mission, which provides an exemplary education in a community dedicated to peaceful problem-solving, service to others, simplicity, social justice, respect for the individual, and quiet reflection. Our Quaker ideals compel us to create a diverse and inclusive community; we seek a person who will thrive and contribute to such a community, both within and beyond the walls of the school.

We have two sections of each grade in the lower school, K-4. In kindergarten through second grades, each section has one full time assistant; in third and fourth grade, the assistant is shared between each section. All K-2 lead teachers mentor an assistant teacher and work in close collaboration with the whole grade level team. We are seeking an early elementary lead teacher with expertise and versatility at those ages and stages. Because we value professional and programmatic vibrancy, teachers at SFFS are likely to experience looping and grade movement during their tenure, even between divisions. Lower school students also experience classes with specialists in Music, Art, Drama, Dance, PE, Spanish, and Library. We welcome teachers who are eager to collaborate with one another and weave the disciplines together when most effective. Responsibilities include close teamwork for curriculum development, committee involvement, attendance at special events, creation of student portfolios, authentic assessments, including report writing skills, and highly effective, clear parent communications. The school has vibrant and creative programs in service learning, technology, social justice, and social emotional learning, as well as the core academic subjects, mindfully choosing projects that meet our goals for student learning. The school supports a generous professional development program, encouraging teachers to attend workshops and seminars, visit schools, and engage with contemporary research relevant to our Quaker pedagogy, the classroom, and overall program.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, a short teaching video, and two references to:

Jennifer Arnest, Lower School Head
San Francisco Friends School
250 Valencia Street
San Francisco, California 94103
jarnest@sffriendsschool.org
 

The San Francisco Friends School welcomes all students and staff and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability in administration of its educational policies, enrollment or hiring policies, and other school-administered programs.

Lower School Teaching Assistant

Lower School Teaching Assistants are important members of the SFFS teaching team.  We seek teachers compelled by the Friends school mission, which includes an exemplary education supported by a community dedicated to peaceful problem solving, service to others, simplicity, respect for the individual, and silent reflection.

Responsibilities

Our lower school has two classes at each lower school grade level, K-4. Lower school assistants support lead teachers in grades K-2,  with a shared assistant in grades 3 and 4. Assistants will be involved in most, if not all, of the following duties: 

  • Supervision of children, including recess, lunchtime, arrival and dismissal.
  • Maintaining classroom spaces, and preparing materials for lessons
  • Student observations
  • Gathering dismissal information
  • Working with individual, small and large groups of children in all subjects
  • Accompanyingstudents and attending specialist classes, as needed.
  • Reading aloud
  • Assembling student Portfolios
  • Provide short-term coverage for lead teachers, as needed.
  • Assist in coordination of field trips, service learning and outdoor education
  • Participation in faculty meetings

Additional responsibilities may be negotiated based on individual interests and experience. TA’s will attend a few evening special events, like Back to School Night and New Family Orientation evenings. Assistants may attend some parent conferences and may support teachers in assessments and preparations for report writing, as requested. TA’s are encouraged to join committees and school-wide activities. While SFFS does not have a formal mentoring program, we are eager to support assistants who wish to develop their skills as educators or are enrolled in a training program that requires curriculum development. We seek to staff our school with assistant teachers who are flexible and willing to adapt to the needs of their mentor teachers, and the overall school; educators who have a pioneering spirit, take initiative and are developing creative problem solving skills will find SFFS to be a lively and engaging community.

Please email a resume and letter of interest to Lower School Administrative Assistant, Brea Bianco at bbianco@sffriendsschool.org.

 

Middle School Assistant Teacher

Teaching assistants are important members of the San Francisco Friends School teaching team.  The assistant is expected to be working toward being a classroom teacher and we are eager to support assistants who wish to develop their skills as educators.

SFFS is an Independent K-8 school in the Mission District that was founded in the tradition of Quaker schools. We seek an assistant teacher for the 2017-18 school year. This position at SFFS is a full time, one year contracted position. Having opened our doors in 2002, we now have 430 students in our K-8 school. SFFS seeks candidates compelled by the school's mission, which includes exemplary education supported by a community dedicated to peaceful problem-solving, service to others, simplicity, respect for the individual and silent reflection. The middle school teaching assistant position brings experience and support to our middle school teachers and students.

The middle school teaching assistant will be involved in the following duties:

  • Supervise of students, including recess, lunchtime, arrival and dismissal
  • Help maintain classroom spaces and prepare materials for lessons
  • Conduct student observations
  • Serve as a co-advisor
  • Work with individual, small and large groups of students in a variety of subjects
  • Accompany students and attending specialist classes, as needed
  • Provide short-term coverage for lead teachers, as needed
  • Assist in coordination of field trips, service learning and outdoor education
  • Serve as bridge from the regular school day to the after school program
  • Participate in faculty and staff meetings
  • Support Learning Specialist in developmental support of students

Additional responsibilities may be negotiated based on the skills, expertise and profile of the applicant. The assistant is encouraged to join school activities and serve on school-wide committees. The middle school assistant will attend a few evening special events, like Back to School Night, New Family Orientation evenings, conferences and may support teachers in assessments and preparations for report writing, as requested.

Overview of Qualifications

Successful applicants will possess a sense of commitment to the school's mission and eagerness to participate in a developing community. We seek flexible applicants willing to adapt to the needs of a range of students and teachers. Qualified applicants will possess a talent for working with children in an educational setting, as well as strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team. We are particularly drawn to educators who have a pioneering spirit and are creative problem solvers. We seek assistants who are open and adept at communicating with colleagues, parents, and students.

Interested candidates should email Andrew Salverda, Middle School Head, at asalverda@sffriendsschool.org.

 

Admissions Assistant

The San Francisco Friends School, an independent Quaker K-8 school located in the Mission district of San Francisco, seeks an Admissions Assistant to join its Admissions Office for a seasonal position from the end of August through the end of April.

Under the direction of the Director of Admission, the Admissions Assistant is responsible for supporting the office with tasks including managing prospective student/family admissions experiences, helping with re-enrollment, coordinating logistics for admissions events and applicant visits, and providing general administrative support in the Admissions Office.

The ideal candidate is detail oriented, highly organized and a collaborative problem-solver. Minimum requirements include a Bachelors’ degree (highly preferred), excellent organizational, communications and interpersonal skills, prior database experience (InResonance a plus) and Microsoft Office. Fluent Spanish speaker preferred. This is an 8 month, non-exempt position with hours that vary somewhat through the season. Some night, weekend and overtime work expected at peak times. Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greet and assist prospective families
  • Interact with the public on a daily basis, by phone, by email and in person
  • Assist in preparation of admissions events including but not limited to weekday tours, evening and Saturday open houses and interview days
  • Assist in preparation of admissions materials – inquiry packets, tour packets, enrollment contracts
  • Process and log applicant paperwork and teacher evaluations
  • Maintain an effective filing system, manage files and electronic records for prospective students
  • Schedule parent interviews, applicant visits and group screenings
  • Manage calendar of the members of the admissions and interview team
  • Coordinate teachers schedules and substitute coverage during applicant screenings
  • Prepare materials for admissions screening and assessments
  • Support monolingual Spanish speaking families in application and adjusted tuition process
  • Data entry in the admissions database
  • Input admissions events and calendar interviews and screenings in applicant records
  • Manage re-enrollment process for returning families
  • Enter new/returning student tuition/data in TMS tuition management and billing systems
  • Coordinate with parent volunteers to provide food/event hospitality and parent support
  • Collaborate with faculty, administrators and parent volunteers
  • Assist with BASIC Fund application materials, survey and input for relevant families
  • Support new family events in the spring for accepted students
  • Support the creation of the new family “facebook”
  • Participate in duty schedule, attend other school events/meetings as required
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned

SKILLS NEEDED

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent strongly preferred, with two to three years of relevant administrative experience
  • Strong organization skills, extraordinary attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task across multiple projects and manage shifting priorities to meet all deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including patience, discretion and good judgement
  • Excellent customer service skills in person, through email and by phone
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member
  • Familiarity with Filemaker, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), InResonance a plus
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings/weekends/overtime during peak season
  • Fluent Spanish speaker preferred

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

Yvette Bonaparte, Director of Admission at ybonaparte@sffriendsschool.org

The San Francisco Friends School welcomes all students and staff and does not discriminate based on ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability in the administration of its educational policies, enrollment or hiring. 

 
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