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Admissions and Lower School Assistant
Substitute Teacher
Lower School Teaching Assistant
Middle School Teaching Assistant

 

Admissions and Lower School Assistant

 

The San Francisco Friends School, an independent Quaker K-8 school located in the Mission district of San Francisco, seeks an Admission and Lower School Assistant to join its administration team. The assistant will work in close collaboration with the Director of Admission and Lower School Head in coordinating and enabling smooth functioning of programs within both departments. 

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

 Under the direction of the Lower School Head, the Assistant is responsible for supporting the routines, goals, and initiatives for the lower school division and program, which includes students, teachers, parents, curriculum and events, and the Lower School head.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree (highly preferred), excellent organizational, communications and interpersonal skills, prior database experience (InResonance a plus.) Preferred experience working with teachers and elementary aged children, at minimum an authentic interest in becoming part of the team and engaging in the work we do. Spanish speaker strongly preferred. Some night, weekend, and overtime work expected at peak times. Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.

ADMISSIONS PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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, admissions assessments, enrollment contracts
  • Manage calendars 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 process
  • Execute ongoing data entry
  • Manage re-enrollment process for returning families
  • Collaborate with faculty, administrators, and parent volunteers
  • Support the creation of the new family “facebook”
  • Participate in duty schedule and attend other school events/meetings as required
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned

LOWER SCHOOL PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ongoing Lower School administrative support: curriculum documentation, coordination of school visits, attendance and note taking at division meetings, support of creation and distribution of report cards (with Academic Administrative Assistant), and various year long tasks and projects.
  • Support in planning and oversight of special events, especially beginning and end of year events.
  • Support Lower School teachers as needed, coordinating special schedules, substitutes, special projects, occasional duty support.
  • Support the Lower School hiring process for assistant teachers and for lead teaching positions: posting jobs, reviewing resumes, initial interviews, and scheduling visit days
  • Support Lower School parents with communications: scheduling meetings, taking notes, surveys, and events.
  • Support the Lower School families, especially Spanish speaking families and children, with orientations to school and ongoing communications.

SKILLS NEEDED

  • Spanish speaker strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent strongly preferred, with two to three years of relevant administrative experience
  • Strong organization skills, including 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, a sense of humor, 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

 
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.

 

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. 

 

Lower School Teaching Assistant

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.

Overview of Responsibilities:

Our lower school has two classes at each lower school grade level, K-4, and our middle school has three sections in grades 5-8. 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
  • Social emotional learning support for students
  • Maintaining classroom spaces, and preparing materials for lessons
  • Student observations
  • Teaching individual, small and large groups of children in many subjects
  • Accompanying students and attending specialist classes, as needed
  • Assembling student Portfolios
  • Provide short-term coverage for lead teachers, as needed.
  • Assist in coordination of field trips, service learning programs and outdoor education
  • Participation in all team, grade level and 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 jobs@sffriendsschool.org, with attention to Jennifer Arnest, lower school head. 

 

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.

 
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