• Full Time
  • San Francisco
  • This position has been filled

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San Francisco Day School

Teaching Fellow
Starts August 2023
Low: $54,000  Mid: $56,500  High: $60,000

San Francisco Day School announces an exciting opportunity to become a member of our vibrant school community. We are seeking the next individual to follow their passion by applying for a full-time position as Teaching Fellow.

At San Francisco Day School, we believe that when intellect and imagination are intertwined, students delight in the discovery of connection, in their academic and creative pursuits, in their relationships, and in all that they experience here.
Every day we help our students emerge as flexible and resourceful learners. Because when we do, our students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.

Our Mission
At SF Day we ignite curiosity. We cultivate a diverse, nurturing community that encourages learners to expand their perspectives and become their true selves. Students develop as compassionate, creative problem-solvers, prepared to thrive in an ever-changing world.

SF Day Fast Facts
· Independent, co-educational, K-8 school
· Founded in 1981
· Serving 420+ students
· Located in the heart of San Francisco

Expectations for SF Day Employees:
Promote positive relationships between and among all internal and external constituents of the school by maintaining the highest level of professionalism, including but not limited to those aspects detailed in the employee handbook, and acting in a manner consistent with the School’s Mission and Values.
Collaborate with colleagues inside and outside of the department to advance grade level, departmental and School goals and objectives.
Support everyday needs of the community, including student-facing responsibilities, such as safety drills and recess/lunch duties.
Commit to ongoing professional development and growth to reflect the demands of the position and the strategic priorities of the School. Our school has a generous professional development budget and we strive to model the goal of being lifelong learners.
Serve as an active participant in the school’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Attend all-school, on-campus professional development seminars, participate in all-school “reads”of important literature in the field, and actively participate in modeling our mission and work in DEI.
Attend evening and weekend events as required.

Teaching Fellows are paired with a Lead Teacher and class of 22-24 students for the academic school year. In their role, they support Lead Teachers and Specials  Teachers in classroom management, teaching units, and other administrative and clerical tasks. They are mentored by their Lead Teachers as they learn and hone their craft with an eye towards becoming a Lead Teacher at SF Day or at another school. The program is designed to be initially a two-year one. Teaching fellows have the option to reapply once their two-year term is complete, but are not guaranteed placement. Contracts are reassessed and renewed (if appropriate) annually and grade-level placements are subject to change. Completing the Teaching Fellows program at SF Day does not guarantee a lead position at the school.

Responsibilities and Duties:
Assist lead teacher(s) with all planning, teaching, and administrative tasks.
Prepare to teach whole classes or small groups.
Collaborate with Specials teachers in classroom management
Provide frequent formative feedback to students.
Collaborate with colleagues in pursuit of fulfilling the School’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
Attend and participate actively in all meetings and faculty work days called by the Division Head, Director of Teaching Fellows, and/or Head of School.
Attend additional school functions, including but not limited to Back to School Nights, Admission events, and Grandparents and Special Friends Day.
Participate fully in the school’s outdoor education programs as directed by the Division Head.
Perform duties as designated by the Division Head, including but not limited to arrival, dismissal, classroom transitions, lunch and recess duties.
Participate fully in the school’s substitute/coverage program.
Guided by the lead teacher, maintain regular and open communication with parents/guardians. All substantial written communications should be previewed by the Lead Teacher and copied to the Lead Teacher, and Division Head.
Guided by the lead teacher, respond to parent calls or emails within 24 business hours.
Proactively inform the Lead Teacher whenever there are significant concerns with a student or significant high points or positive growth worthy of note.
Perform all required administrative tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
Report and sign in to work no later than 15 minutes before the teacher’s and fellow’s students are scheduled to arrive, and be available on campus until 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 5:00 p.m. on Monday or another day designated as the regular weekly all-community meeting time.
Remain on campus during the school day or leave and sign out only with prior permission from the teacher’s supervisor, and do not pre-plan off-campus appointments when the employee is on-call for substitute/coverage duty.
Provide ample advance notice for planned and approved days-off and record such leave in the appropriate HR platform. Do not schedule such absences immediately before and after a school vacation or on parent conference days.

Required Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree
Strong desire to continue learning in the arenas of pedagogical practice and DEI
Prior experience working with children in the target age-group
Experience with Google Suite (Google Calendar, Google Docs, uploading and downloading digital files)
Strong work ethic, collaborative skills, flexibility, sense of humor, high emotional intelligence

Preferred Qualifications:
1 year or more of relevant experience working in education
Experience working with a wide range of people of diverse backgrounds
Independent school experience
Experience with differentiation techniques such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Experience with Responsive Classroom and Restorative Justice practices

What could SF Day School offer YOU? 
Competitive Salary
Excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits with 100% employer-paid premiums for every employee
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Paid holidays per the employee handbook
403(b) retirement benefit option with a 7% employer match (after 60 days)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Discounted gym membership and on-campus fitness class with colleagues
Transportation and parking benefits
Pet insurance option

Working Conditions:
90% Indoors, 10% outdoors (PE Teachers 60/40)
Ability to move around the classroom and playground to attend to individual or small groups of students
Occasional requirement to lift more than 30 lbs
Stand for an extended amount of time
Per CA statutes, all School employees should be able to pass a Federal and State background check, provide a negative TB test, and maintain professional behavior during the period of employment. The employment offer is contingent upon these requirements.

Ready to Join SF Day? San Francisco Day School is committed to equity in its pay practices. The salary range for this role is Low: $54,000  Mid: $56,500  High: $60,000. Actual salary will take into consideration a candidate’s years of experience, education, and  skills. SF Day celebrates and welcomes faculty and staff who reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. We encourage people of color and LGBTQ+ applicants to apply.

To Apply: Please upload a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and strengths relevant to the position.

No phone calls please. 

For more information about San Francisco Day School, please visit www.sfday.org

San Francisco Day School and Breakthrough are equal opportunity employers. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. San Francisco Day School and Breakthrough does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition or history, pregnancy, expression, gender, sexual orientation,  gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under any federal, state, or local law. San Francisco Day School and Breakthrough will provide reasonable accommodation(s)to all qualified candidates and all employees with disabilities, where their disability affects the performance of their essential job functions except when doing so would create undue hardship. If you need assistance or need to request accommodations, please contact hr@sfday.org.

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