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San Francisco Friends School educates girls and boys in the tradition of Quaker learning. By example and commitment, we hope to inspire all connected with our school to work together toward a peaceful and caring society.

The foundations of our mission are:

  • Academic excellence
  • Quaker values of simplicity, integrity, mutual respect, service to others, and peaceful problem-solving
  • Community life, bringing together a diverse group of children, families, faculty and staff through a sense of belonging
  • Attention to the emotional and spiritual growth of the individual
  • Social responsibility

Current Job Listings

 


 

Music Specialist
 

San Francisco Friends School, a Quaker school located in the Mission District of San Francisco, seeks an experienced full time lower school music specialist with a middle school component for the 2018-19 school year.

The school seeks teachers who resonate with the Friends school mission, which provides an exemplary education in a community dedicated to problem-solving, service to others, simplicity, social justice, and quiet reflection. Our Quaker mission also compels 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.

The school has vibrant and creative programs in the arts, 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. We are looking for an experienced music specialist who is compelled by the school’s mission and committed to music education. Candidates should have a strong background in both choral and instrumental music instruction and be deeply invested in collaborating with colleagues and working closely with students. Responsibilities include close teamwork, curriculum development, committee involvement, attendance at special events, participation in school assemblies, and support of student musical performances.

Friends 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, learning and the classroom, and our overall program.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references to:

Tracie Mastronicola, Academic Dean
San Francisco Friends School
250 Valencia Street
San Francisco, California 94103
tmastronicola@sffriendsschool.org

*In lieu of an onsite sample lesson, candidates will be invited to share a VIDEO sample teaching lesson from your current classroom.

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.
 


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.

*If you are interesting in applying to join our sub pool, please email us at: substitutes@sffriendsschool.org

 


Part Time Dance and Drama Teacher

San Francisco Friends School, a co-educational K-8 Quaker school of 440 students, is seeking an experienced, part-time dance teacher for the 2018-19 school year. The ideal candidate is a dynamic dance educator comfortable teaching children ages 5-13 in both movement exploration and preparation for performance. The seven member arts department works collaboratively with each other and with grade level teachers, as appropriate, to integrate curriculum and to prepare and support productions. This position is exempt, part-time, at 60% FTE and includes health benefits. They would report to the Director of Community Engagement.

The school seeks teachers who resonate with the Friends school mission, which provides an exemplary education in a community dedicated to problem-solving, service to others, simplicity, social justice, and quiet reflection. Our Quaker mission also compels us to create a diverse and inclusive community; we seek a person who will thrive in and contribute to such a community, both within and beyond the walls of the school.

The dance teacher’s duties include:

  • Teaching a total of 11-12 dance classes per week. Ideal candidate could also attend Tuesday afternoon faculty meetings, along with various professional development meetings throughout the year.
  • Collaborating on projects with classroom teachers and members of the performing arts department
  • Engaging students in community projects that may go beyond the school walls
  • Preparing students for and attending various performances throughout the year, some of which may be during the day or at night.
  • The teacher will also be responsible for other duties deemed necessary by the head of school, division head, or immediate supervisor.

Mission: At San Francisco Friends School, students learn in a community grounded in the Quaker values of reflection, integrity, peaceful problem-solving and stewardship. Our teachers challenge students with a dynamic curriculum that inspires curiosity, cooperation and hard work. We teach children to listen to all voices and to trust their own. We engage with the world around us with kindness and conviction, working toward the Quaker ideal of a caring and just society.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a resume and cover letter in PDF format to gslangen@sffriendsschool.org
 


 

Middle School Humanities Teacher 


San Francisco Friends School, a Quaker school located in the Mission District of San Francisco, seeks an experienced middle school humanities teacher for the 2018-19 school year. The school seeks teachers who resonate 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 mission also compels 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. 


San Francisco Friends School seeks an experienced middle school teacher who is compelled by the school’s mission and committed to exemplary science education. The scope of middle school humanities includes the study of literature and writing, the seven social sciences, and research to investigate questions and communicate understanding. The curricula of all grades includes hands-on projects and group collaboration. Candidates need to have a strong humanities background and be invested in the work involved in team planning.


Responsibilities include close teamwork for curriculum development, committee involvement, student assessment, supervising an advisory group, parent communications, involvement in electives and supervision of students at lunch and recess. The school has programs in outdoor education as well as various curricular and cultural explorations; middle school teachers accompany their students on extended trips locally, nationally, and internationally. 

Preferred Qualities: 

  • Three or more years’ experience teaching middle school humanities. 
  • Knowledge of current pedagogy and facility with hands-on and project-based instruction. 
  • Openness to Quaker philosophy. 
  • Collaborative and creative team player. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references to:

Andrew Salverda
asalverda@sffriendsschool.org
Head of Middle School
San Francisco Friends School
250 Valencia Street San Francisco, California 94103


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. 
For further information about San Francisco Friends School’s beginnings, mission and philosophy, please visit our website at www.sffriendsschool.org