Dean of Faculty at The Bay School of SF

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The Bay School of San Francisco

Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college preparatory high school committed to providing its students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative, supportive community. Our flexible, open-minded staff and faculty members (“staffulty”) foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, good humor and respect for diversity. As co-builders of a young high school, they contribute to an impactful community. Our campus also serves as headquarters for the CATDC (California Teacher Development Collaborative).

The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a staffulty and a student body that reflect the diversity of the Bay Area. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply.

Dean of Faculty

We seek a highly collaborative, culturally competent, forward-thinking leader to join the School’s senior leadership team. The Dean of Faculty is responsible for the hiring, evaluation, and support of teachers in a culture of growth that upholds The Bay School’s mission and philosophy.

Key Responsibilities: 

1)      School Leadership

  • Collaborates with the Head of School to support a faculty that will fulfill the mission and  the school’s programs in the present while looking ahead to future needs and opportunities
  • Manages the recruitment, hiring, orienting, mentoring, and supervision of teachers with a special emphasis on recruitment and retention of teachers of color
  • Creates opportunities/mechanisms by which faculty concerns can be heard and addressed; ensures the appropriate inclusion of faculty voice or perspective in decision-making
  • Partners with Head of School, Associate Head and CFOO in considering both short-term and long-term staffulty sustainability
  • Lives Bay’s value of diversity, equity, and inclusion by modeling practices and habits of cultural competency/humility
  • Serves in a leadership role on mission-aligned committees devoted to sustainability and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Collaborates with the Human Resources Manager and the CFOO to ensure that the school complies with state and federal laws with regard to employment-related matters
  • Represents the school during after-school and weekend functions

2)      Professional development and growth

  • Supports a faculty culture of innovation, accountability, and growth through classroom observations, coaching, and feedback
  • Aligns professional development goals with school’s mission and values and allocates resources accordingly, assessing and revising these goals at regular intervals
  • Supervises Lead Instructional Coach and leads the vision for coaching and professional development within the school
  • With input from key constituents, co-designs and co-leads staffulty meetings, new staffulty orientation, and opening & closing meetings for the school year
  • Serves as the school’s site supervisor for Folio, ensuring this tool is used to support the growth and development of teachers


3)      Faculty Evaluation

  • Collaborates with Head of School, Associate Head of School, Academic Dean, and Department Chairs in further implementing the faculty evaluation instrument
  • Assumes responsibility for the quality of instruction and execution of professional duties
  • Using Bay’s Effective Teaching criteria, oversees the goal-setting process for teachers and observes teachers in service of teacher effectiveness

The ideal candidate

  • finds resonance with The Bay School mission, philosophy and precepts;
  • possesses highly effective communication skills, strong cultural competencies, and acts compassionately;
  • thinks strategically and systemically and has participated in and led groups through organizational change and growth;
  • possesses an advanced degree in her/his academic subject area, Teaching and Learning, or Educational Leadership;
  • understands deeply the life of an independent school teacher;
  • dedicates herself/himself/themselves to anti-bias and equity work, and understands both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education;
  • values and models collegial collaboration, feedback, and self-reflection as a means for growth;
  • commits to ongoing professional growth
  • has significant experience
    • in a variety of classroom and educational settings;
    • using diverse pedagogies and educational technologies in service of specific educational outcomes;
    • incorporating mindfulness in an educational setting;
    • working effectively with a range of students, including those with learning differences;
    • thinking broadly and innovatively about curriculum and pedagogy, including project-based and place-based learning;
    • coaching teachers in all disciplines to be successful; and
    • serving effectively in a school leadership or administrative role


The school offers a salary commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package.


If interested in the position, please email all of the items below to: Katie Koene, Assistant to the Head of School at:, subject line: DOF.

1) Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to The Bay School

2) Resume/C.V.

3) List of references, including supervisor, peer and supervisee.

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