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.
The school seeks teachers who 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.
San Francisco Friends School seeks an experienced middle school math teacher who is compelled by the school’s mission and committed to progressive math education. Mathematics at Friends is an inquiry based, conceptual, hands-on 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 work in cross disciplinary teams to develop and implement curriculum aimed at examining relevant contemporary topics in their full complexity. In addition to discipline specific classes, teaching teams also work together to design and lead a block dedicated to interdisciplinary studies. Timely communication, patience, humility, willingness to listen and the ability to problem solve with peers are at the core of this work.
- Classroom teaching at the Middle School level: Mathematics and Collaborative Classes
- Supporting close teamwork for curriculum development, committee involvement, student assessment
- Facilitating a student advisory group; supervising lunch and recess
- Preparing timely and attentive parent communications, including quarterly student progress reports
- Attending and supervising overnight outdoor education as well as various field-based curricular and cultural explorations
- Facilitating student-led conferences twice a year
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in mathematics, a mathematical science, or engineering
- Elementary or middle school teaching experience
- Openness to Quaker philosophy
- Highly collaborative and creative team player
- Four or more years of experience teaching middle school math
- Advanced degree in mathematics or mathematics education
- Knowledge of current pedagogy and facility with hands-on and project-based instruction
- Language skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin or Hindi
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
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 request an accommodation as part of the submission of interest.
$67,250 to $138,500 (placement on scale based on relevant teaching experience). This is a full-time, exempt position. Start date is mid-August 2023.
Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, and term life insurance of $50,000 subsidized at 100% for employees; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; 403(b) defined contribution retirement plan with school matching; generous time off benefits including personal time, academic vacations, and sick leave; professional development.
Employment Clearances required:
- Livescan Background
- US Employment eligibility
- TB Clearance certificate
- COVID Vaccination status
How to apply:
Please email a resume and letter of interest to:
Academic Administrative Assistant