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Last update: May 22, 2019

San Francisco Day School
Human Resources
350 Masonic Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118

415.931.2422 phone
415.931.1753 fax

Upper School Learning Specialist

Position: Upper School Learning Specialist
Position status: Full-time; 2019-20 School Year

We are seeking a talented individual to join our upper school teaching team as a learning specialist.


  • Masters and/or Graduate certification as a Learning Specialist, Resource, or Educational Therapist preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years teaching in a school setting (preferably upper elementary-8th grade)
  • Experience working with adolescents with learning differences; knowledge of specific intervention/remediation/accelerated programs
  • Strong background in mathematics and STEM-related curriculum
  • Experience collaborating with teachers, administrators, and families
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Partner closely with colleagues (US learning specialist counterpart, US instructional coach, US counselor, and K-4 learning specialist team)
  • Monitor the progress of students with identified learning differences, including advanced learners, assist in developing personalized learning plans, and oversee implementation of learning strategies so that all students can access the curriculum
  • Assist teachers, families, and students in broadening their understanding of the learning process and Universal Design for Learning at SF Day
  • Facilitate regular lunchtime/after-school study centers, team teach with faculty, teach study skills in learning lab to include flexible groups, whole-class, and small group instruction
  • Consult with teachers, attend student support meetings and conduct student observations
  • Participate in all aspects of faculty life, including advisory, electives, and student/community meetings. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative teacher meetings, supervisory duties, service learning, and outdoor education

Ready to Join SF Day?

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. SF Day offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Please apply online with your resume, salary expectations, and a thoughtful cover letter explaining why your experience is appropriate for this position to:


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After-School Program Staff

Position: After-School Program Staff
Position status: Part-time (non-exempt)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Rate:  $18.00-$20.00 Hourly

About the After-School Enrichment Program (AEP)

The San Francisco Day School After-School Enrichment Program serves 100+ students each day between the hours of 2:00-6:00 p.m. Our focus is to provide a safe space after school to allow children the freedom to create, to explore their world through play in an open-ended way, and learn to become good community members. Our primary goal is to be a service to our community and help students transition between their school day and home.  We are responsible for supporting students in their homework, providing a regular healthy snack, and offering meaningful enrichment opportunities to help students continue to learn, develop, and grow during after-school hours.

Position Summary

The After-School Program Staff are vital to supporting the students at San Francisco Day School when school is not in session.  This position involves: regular lesson planning, delivering lessons to groups of students, supervising safe play, helping resolve student conflicts, and keeping our students and community safe.  This position is designed for someone with classroom or after-school experience that is passionate about youth development and willingness to grow and develop programming.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and maintain a safe and respectful classroom environment.
  • Create and implement lessons for students daily.
  • Monitor students in the AEP room, playground areas, and other areas of the school as assigned.
  • Communicate regularly with supervisor.
  • Ensure student behavior is consistent with the school day expectations of stewardship, responsibility for one’s actions, respect for all, and being a caring member of the community.
  • Assist teachers with preventive discipline by explaining school rules to students and parents.
  • Assist in resolving student conflicts after school using principles and practices of Restorative Justice.
  • Communicate effectively with parents, families, and other SF Day after-school staff members.
  • Observe health and safety regulations.
  • Maintain consistent, punctual, and regular attendance.
  • Use consistent language and care as school day educators.
  • Set up and clean up classroom and play spaces.
  • Facilitate homework assistance activities that build upon school day curriculum objectives.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
  • Lesson planning experience
  • Ability to work with children and parents in a warm, confident, empathetic manner
  • Arrive on time to work
  • Be able to lift 20 pounds
  • Be able to stand outside for hours at a time
  • Have experience working with children, preferably in a group setting
  • Must be fingerprinted
  • Obtain proof of TB test
  • Have a flexible, positive, and can-do attitude
  • Be willing to jump in wherever you are needed with enthusiasm
  • Ability to work in a loud, lively, fast-paced environment 

About San Francisco Day School

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. 

San Francisco Day School is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 400 students in grades K-8. The school values the strengths and accomplishments of the individuals who are part of the community and takes pride in and celebrates the diversity and special character of the community as a whole. Therefore, San Francisco Day School encourages people of color and LGBTQ+ applicants to apply.

To Apply

Please apply online with a cover letter and current resume:

No phone calls please.