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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


Development & Communications Associate

 

The San Francisco Friends School, a Quaker K-8 school located in the Mission district of San Francisco, seeks a Development & Communications Associate to join its Development Office in the summer of 2019. The Development & Communications Associate reports directly to the Director of Advancement, and plays an important role by providing database, administrative, and communications support to the Development team, as well as overseeing the Alumni Relations program. A member of the administrative team of Friends, this position interacts with all constituencies of the school, including parents, alumni, trustees, and faculty and staff. The ideal candidate would be detail-oriented, energetic, and a collaborative problem-solver with a sense of humor and excellent judgment. The Development & Communications Associate is a full-time non-exempt twelve–month position, with a competitive salary based on experience and qualifications, a comprehensive benefits package and a supportive school community.

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


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.


Middle School Music Specialist

 

San Francisco Friends School, a Quaker school located in the Mission District of San Francisco, seeks an experienced, full-time middle school music teacher for the 2019–2020 school year. 
 
The school is looking for a music specialist to shape and guide the middle school music department, and who connects 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.

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


4th Grade Lead Teacher (One Year Maternity Leave Position)

 

The San Francisco Friends School is a Quaker school located in the refurbished Levi Strauss building in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco. SFFS opened its doors in the fall of 2002; currently at full enrollment, the school includes about 430 children in grades K–8. We are looking for an elementary school 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, 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 third and fourth grades, both lead teachers in each section share one full time assistant teacher, and work in close collaboration with the grade level teams. Lower school students have specialists classes in Music, Art, Drama, Dance, PE, Spanish, and Library, and a schedule that allows for robust interdisciplinary work. Fourth graders study California History, and several field and outdoor educational trips support our program goals. We welcome teachers who are eager to collaborate with one another on projects, and weave the disciplines together when most effective.

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


Middle School Science Teacher (Maternity Leave Position)

 

San Francisco Friends School, a K–8 Quaker school located in the Mission District of San Francisco, seeks an experienced middle school science teacher for the first semester of our upcoming school year: August 19, 2019–January 30, 2020.

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.

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


Horizons at SFFS Summer Lead Teacher

 

Based on an award‐winning national model, Horizons at San Francisco Friends School (SFFS) provides a free summer learning program that leverages a unique public/private partnership to address the opportunity and achievement gaps for K‐8 public school students from low‐income Mission District families. Horizons at SFFS is seeking dedicated and experienced Lead Teachers (K-6th Grades). 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. In addition to a strong commitment to Horizon’s mission, this position requires a balance of knowledge of best practices and practical experience with and proficiency in the skills of instruction. The ideal candidate for the Lead Teacher position must be flexible, well organized, capable of taking initiative, and full of enthusiasm for both teaching and learning. Learn more here.


Horizons at SFFS Summer Assistant Teacher

 

Based on an award‐winning national model, Horizons at San Francisco Friends School (SFFS) provides a free summer learning program that leverages a unique public/private partnership to address the opportunity and achievement gaps for K‐8 public school students from low‐income Mission District families. Horizons at SFFS is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic Assistant Teachers with experience working with K–6th Grade youth and a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of low income students from San Francisco. The Assistant Teacher works with a Lead Teacher to design activities and lessons for the class, helps with the organization and supervision of playground and other activities, and accompanies students to swimming lessons and on field trips. Learn more 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 $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

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.