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

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SF Friends School

The San Francisco Friends School (SFFS), located in the heart of the Mission District in San Francisco, educates K-8 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. For further information about San Francisco Friends School’s beginnings, mission and philosophy, please visit our website at​ www.sffriendsschool.org.


Full-time: December 15, 2022 – June 2023


Job Summary:

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 ideal candidate will 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.


Successful candidates will be experienced middle school teachers who are committed to mathematics 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. 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.

Job Responsibilities include:

close teamwork for curriculum development, committee involvement, student assessment, supervising an advisory group, parent communications, and supervision of students at lunch and recess.
programs in outdoor education as well as various curricular and cultural explorations; middle school teachers accompany their students on extended trips locally, nationally, and internationally.
Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree or higher in the education or related field
Two or more years of experience teaching middle school math
Highly collaborative and creative team player
Knowledge of current pedagogy and facility with hands-on and project-based instruction
Preferred qualifications:

Advanced degree in mathematics or mathematics education
Openness to Quaker philosophy
Language skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin or Hindi
Physical requirements:

Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time and have good mobility skills.
Must be able to stoop, kneel, and reach and extend arms in any direction.
Must have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: viewing a computer terminal and similar devices, extensive reading, etc.
Light lifting.
Compensation and Benefit summary:

Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.


EEO Commitment:

The San Francisco Friends School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.  The school also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities; candidates who need accommodations in order to apply for this position should inform the SFFS hiring manager.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

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