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Urban School strives to ignite a passion for learning and to inspire its students to become self-motivated, lifelong participants in their education and active citizens in their communities. For further information about Urban’s mission and programs, please visit our website.

The school seeks an energetic and creative teacher with genuine enthusiasm for working with high school students to teach various levels of high school Spanish starting August 15, 2023. Successful candidates will have a commitment to innovative pedagogy and collaboration with colleagues, comfort and familiarity with the use of relevant technology to enhance learning, and a commitment to equity pedagogy and their own continued professional growth.

Candidates should have:

  • a strong background in Spanish language and literature
  • previous teaching experience
  • native or near-native fluency
  • comfort with an immersion classroom
  • an understanding of the language acquisition process and the needs of adolescents.
  • previous experience as a department chair or administrator is useful.

This is a full-time teaching position that includes advising, as well as other duties as assigned.

The World Languages at Urban

Urban’s World Language Department teachers seek to inspire and motivate students to become proficient in Mandarin Chinese, French or Spanish by their senior year and to continue their language learning beyond Urban in order to participate more efficiently in a world made irrevocably smaller by technological innovation, globalization and immigration.

The tools of proficiency encompass both form (grammatical precision, extensive and expressive vocabulary, near-native accent and intonation) and message (authentic and spontaneous communication exchanges). We train our students to access and balance these two domains of language production from their first year onward by immersion in the target language, avoidance of English, and both instruction and assessment practices that require daily and active participation. Digital technology plays a pivotal role in the language classroom, in particular because of its unique and intrinsic capacity to shape, facilitate and improve communication.

Salary and Benefits
The anticipated salary range the School reasonably expects to pay candidates for the position of full-time Spanish language teacher in San Francisco is $87,500 to $145,200 annually.

Urban provides all full-time and part-time employees working more than 20 hours per week a generous benefits package including employer-paid medical and dental coverage. In addition, we offer retirement, life and disability insurance, Flex Spending for medical and dependent care, Commuter Transit benefits with an employer subsidy, EAP, Travel Assistance, Grief Counseling, and more, including:

  • Professional development and training.
  • Urban Café Dollars for purchasing breakfast, lunch and snacks.
  • Parking garage provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please see our Benefits Overview for more details.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to:, noting “Spanish Teacher” in the subject heading of your email.

The Urban School is an equal opportunity employer; the school actively encourages applications from candidates of diverse racial, gender, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


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