• Full Time
  • San Anselmo
  • August 1, 2024

Website San Domenico School

K-12 Private School

US Social Justice Teacher

(Full-Time position 1.0 FTE)

2024-2025 Academic Year


San Domenico is an independent, K-12 day and boarding school with a tradition of innovation and academic excellence since 1850. Our mission is to deliver an exceptional education rooted in inquiry, reflection, and purpose. We foster a community where students are encouraged to discover their passions; lead with courage, wisdom, and kindness; and make a meaningful impact in their immediate and extended environments. Embracing inclusivity and our role in an interconnected society, we emphasize respect for a broad spectrum of diversities and encourage our students to become advocates for a better, more just future.

Located on a bucolic 515-acre campus in Marin County, San Domenico is California’s oldest independent school. Comprising individuals from around the world, our student body is the foundation of our dynamic and diverse cultural and academic environment. In this unique setting, our diverse community of 680 students, including 140 boarding students from over 20 countries, flourishes as scholars, innovators, and responsible global citizens.

Purpose Statement

The ideal candidate will be an experienced, versatile, and accomplished high school teacher who can teach a variety of courses, serve as a mentor to a small group of students, moderate a co-curricular activity, and participate in high school activities that support the divisional program. The candidate will be experienced in numerous modalities of instruction in which learning is academically rigorous as well as engaging, dynamic, differentiated, and communication-based. During this exciting time of growth at SD, we are searching for well-rounded, versatile, team players who will ensure that our students acquire the essential skills to be successful in school, and in life.

The Social Justice teacher will aim to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of social justice theories, concepts, and practices. Through critical examination of various social, economic and environmental issues, this course encourages students to analyze the root causes of inequality, inequity, and injustice in society and explore strategies for social change. The course covers a range of topics, including but not limited to human rights, impact groups, criminal justice, food and water security, genocide, global warming, and intersectionality.

The Social Justice teacher will teach needed skill development by making explicit connections between course content and the issues and concerns that face our students today. Students will engage with diverse perspectives, develop critical thinking skills, and gain the tools necessary to become active advocates for social justice.


The School’s faculty strives to set for its students an example of high ethical standards, moral behavior, and devotion to excellence. This responsibility involves the following:

To maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect which encourages students to take educated risks, ask informed questions, develop and share intelligent opinions, and make mistakes necessary to learn.
To offer students clear educational objectives for each course supported by appropriate assignments, activities and evaluation.
To accurately assess each student’s progress and inform the student, the parents, the academic mentor, and the appropriate administrator immediately of any serious difficulty.
To show concern for and nurture the student’s intellectual, social, emotional, and ethical development.

Bachelor’s degree in a related subject (social justice, ethnic studies, history, sociology, philosophy)
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and recognition of the importance of cultural competence in a school setting, including a record of related professional development
3 years minimum previous experience teaching at the high school level
Proficiency with technology

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in related subject or education; Single Subject Teaching Credential in a related subject area (all states accepted)
Previous experience teaching history, social justice, ethics, philosophy, or religion
Previous experience coordinating service learning projects
Previous experience working with international students
Experience teaching with iPads
Experience using Canvas or similar LMS


$68,800 – $140,000 based on skills and experience, plus an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/403b retirement plan.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@SanDomenico.org describing how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your salary requirements.  Please put the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Or mail to:

San Domenico School

1500 Butterfield Road

San Anselmo, CA 94960

Attn: Upper School Social Justice Teacher

San Domenico School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, marital-status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

No phone calls please, thank you.

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