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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


Executive Director – Horizons at SFFS


Horizons at San Francisco Friends School (SFFS) is an award-winning program that helps build brighter futures for low-income children through an immersive summer program that includes academic, cultural and enrichment activities. Our work centers around closing the opportunity gap to address the achievement gap in our local community.

We are currently recruiting for a hands-on Executive Director (ED) to build on the success of Horizons and steer its next phase of growth. Reporting to the Board of Directors and Head of School, the ED is responsible for all aspects of planning, programs, funding, administration and evaluation for this small, growing nonprofit organization.

To read more about the responsibilities and possibilities of this role, and for information on how to apply, please click here.


Horizons Curriculum and Instructional Lead


Horizons at the San Francisco Friends School is seeking a dedicated and experienced Curriculum and Instructional Lead with expertise in experiential education and effective teaching strategies for second language learners. We are looking for a professional, inspiring educator with the ability to engage and support teachers to be their best throughout our six week summer enrichment program. Candidates must be willing to work as a team player to lead the development of the instructional program and help fulfill Horizons’ mission.

To read more about the responsibilities and possibilities of this role, and for information on how to apply, please click here.


Horizons Lead Teacher


Horizons at SFFS is seeking dedicated and experienced Lead Teachers (K-6th Grades) with a dynamic talent for creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children. We are looking for a talented, passionate, caring professional who will work as a team player, fulfill the Horizons mission, and create a joyous, inclusive, inspiring and educational culture. The Lead Teacher will work with an Assistant Teacher, Reading Specialist, and a high school volunteer, and will be supported by the Executive Director (ED), Curriculum and Instruction Lead (C&I Lead), and the Academic Program Director (APD). It is our hope that Horizons summer staff members will return to the program for more than one summer as we continue to work together, support our students, and build the program and the community.

To read more about the responsibilities and possibilities of this role, and for information on how to apply, please click here.


Horizons Reading Specialist


Horizons at the San Francisco Friends School is seeking a dedicated and experienced Reading Specialist with expertise in literacy development for second language learners. We are looking for a professional, caring individual with the ability to engage students in learning and to teach all aspects of literacy; reading / writing / spelling / speaking (including phonetics, phonology, morphology, orthography, semantics, syntax and text structure) throughout our six week summer enrichment program. Candidates must be willing to work as a team player to build this vibrant program, lead the development of the literacy program and help fulfill the Horizons mission. It is our hope that Horizons summer staff will be open to returning to the program for more than one summer, as we continue to work together, support our students, and build the program and the community.

To read more about the responsibilities and possibilities of this role, and for information on how to apply, please click here.


Extended Day / After3 Program Associates 

 

San Francisco Friends School educates students 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. In the Extended Day (K–4th Grades) and After3 (5th–8th Grades) Programs, we believe strongly in the importance of play for all children. We structure the afternoon so that all our students will have the opportunity to find a quiet place to study, but also have the opportunity to play in the way they are most drawn to, from Legos to Four Square, tag to origami. Our aim is to create a space where we can allow students to let it all out, while still maintaining a safe environment. We are looking for individuals who enjoy connecting with kids, love to play, and can help keep everyone safe.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Help maintain the safety of students.
– Help maintain a calm, clean environment indoors and outdoors.
– Mediate disputes between students as needed.
– Plan and facilitate activities including: games, arts, cooking, sports, etc.
– Assist with homework.
– Prepare and serve a healthy snack.
– Collaborate with fellow team members.
– Attend weekly staff meetings on Tuesday afternoons.

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Experience working with students in a school and/or educational setting
– Enthusiasm, creativity and a love of children
– Strong communication and collaboration skills
– Must pass background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) and provide recent TB clearance prior to start. (TB test and half the cost of the Live Scan is applicant’s responsibility)
– Availability to work 4 or more weekdays afternoons/week consistently

COMPENSATION:
$16.50 per hour, afternoon hours, following school calendar. SFFS does not provide benefits, vacation time or PTO, and will provide paid sick time/health coverage only as required by local, state, and federal laws and ordinances.

Email a resume, cover letter, and three references to ed@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.


Horizons Development & Communications Coordinator

 

Horizons at SFFS is seeking an enthusiastic, professional self-starter to serve in the role of Development and Communications Coordinator. Working closely with the ED, this role will provide coordination of and support for the development and communication efforts for the organization. 

The ideal candidate has experience in fundraising (including grant writing), communications, design, event planning, and working with databases. S/he is comfortable working in a young organization with a small, year-round staff and is detail-oriented, organized, and able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines. S/he possesses a personal commitment to educational equity and social justice and a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of low-income students and families.

To read more about the responsibilities and possibilities of this role, and for information on how to apply, please click here.


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 $150/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

For more information about San Francisco Friends School or Quaker education, please visit our website at http://www.sffriendsschool.org or The Friends Council on Education at www.friendscouncil.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. 
For further information about San Francisco Friends School’s beginnings, mission and philosophy, please visit our website at www.sffriendsschool.org.