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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


Middle School Math Teacher
 

San Francisco Friends School seeks an experienced middle school teacher who is compelled by the school’s mission and committed to progressive math education. The mathematics at Friends is an inquiry based, conceptual, hands-on math program where students grapple with problems and make meaning of the mathematics for themselves. We strive to build the capacity in students to think mathematically, solve problems with confidence, and to love mathematics. Teachers are engaged in regular collaboration, curriculum development, and pedagogical reflection. Candidates should have a strong math background and be invested in collaborating with colleagues and working closely with students. Experience as an instructional leader or curriculum designer are also critical for the next instructor.

Candidates should know that San Francisco Friends School deeply values integration and collaboration. The school launched a new schedule in the 2019–2020 school year that features a block dedicated to transdisciplinary studies. Teachers will work in cross-disciplinary teams to develop and implement curriculum aimed at examining relevant contemporary topics in their full complexity. Timely communication, patience, humility, willingness to listen, and the ability to problem-solve with peers are at the core of this work.

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


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 grade level, K–4. Lower School assistants support lead teachers in both sections of grades K–2, with a shared assistant between both sections in grades 3 and 4. Assistants will be involved in most, if not all, of the following duties:

  • Social emotional learning support for students
  • Supervision of children, including recess, lunchtime, arrival, and dismissal
  • Maintaining classroom spaces and preparing materials for lessons
  • Support with evaluations, reports, and conferences
  • Teaching individual, small, and large groups of children in many subjects
  • Support the planning and implementation of curriculum and lessons
  • Accompanying students and attending some specialist classes, as needed
  • Providing student observations, feedback, and supporting the Portfolio process
  • 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. TAs will attend a few evening special events, like Back to School Night and New Family Orientation evenings. Assistants may attend parent conferences and may support teachers in designing curriculum, assessments and preparations for report writing, as requested. TAs are encouraged to join committees and school-wide activities. With a direct teaching mentor, TA coordinator and the Lower School head in support, we are eager to work with assistants who wish to develop their skills as educators, or are enrolled in a training program that requires reflection and experimentation with lesson and curriculum design for student learning and growth in all realms. We seek to staff our school with assistant teachers who are flexible and willing to adapt to the needs of their mentor teacher, students, and the overall school; educators who have a pioneering spirit, take initiative, have an interest in Quaker educational pedagogy, 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.


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.