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Last update: January 8, 2019

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

415.931.2422 phone
415.931.1753 fax

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

San Francisco Day School is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 400 students in grades K-8. SF Day educates, nurtures, and inspires girls and boys of diverse backgrounds to achieve their highest academic and creative potential, to embrace ethical values, and to become active contributors to their communities. San Francisco Day School welcomes and celebrates children, families, faculty, and staff that reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. 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 LGBT applicants to apply.

To Apply

Please apply online with a cover letter and current resume:

No phone calls please.

Breakthrough SF Instructional Coach

Instructional Coach (Literature/Writing, Math, and Science)
Breakthrough San Francisco at SF Day 
Summer Session 2019

Breakthrough Overview

Breakthrough San Francisco at SF Day provides intensive academic enrichment and ongoing support to motivated San Francisco students with limited educational opportunities, ensuring they are academically successful, on the path to college, and celebrated for all pieces of their identity. Our students are extremely hard working but are under-represented in higher education: of the 244 fifth - twelfth graders currently in our program, 99% are of color; 62% speak a language other than English at home; and 90% will be the first in their families to attend a four-year college. Simultaneously, we train outstanding college students from across the country for education careers. For our summer 2018 residency, we selected 32 out of ~350 applicants to be Teaching Fellows. 100% were high achievers at their colleges and universities; 75% were of color.

The intensive six-week summer program for rising fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders is a key component of Breakthrough’s effort to ensure students are receiving academically rigorous instruction through middle school. Summer programming consists of four core academic classes (math, literature, writing, and science), as well as electives, such as knitting, Spanish, and slam poetry. Because Breakthrough utilizes a “students teaching students” model, all summer classes are planned and taught by our exceptional college-aged fellows. Teaching Fellows bring energy, commitment, and a willingness to learn, and Instructional Coaches bring experience and knowledge. Because of this successful partnership, our college students leave the summer inspired: in summer 2018, 100% of our teachers said they would recommend Breakthrough to a friend and 95% said the Instructional Coaches were critical their development.

General Job Description

Instructional Coaches (ICs) are experienced and successful professional educators who provide content-specific support and mentoring for Breakthrough’s Teaching Fellows (TFs) and engage fully in the Breakthrough San Francisco community. ICs dictate the level of academic rigor during Breakthrough’s summer program through their interactions with TFs. Each IC manages four TFs, leading weekly department meetings, visiting classes, evaluating lesson plans, and meeting frequently with individual Teaching Fellows regarding their on-going work. ICs are accountable for the quality of instruction Breakthrough students receive and are responsible for supporting Breakthrough TFs through their first teaching experience. ICs also receive professional development in order to broaden their coaching and leadership skills and set them up for future coaching opportunities in their own schools and districts.

Specific Instructional Coach Duties


  • Complete two training sessions in May (on weekends or weeknights, depending on availability of the entire IC team)

  • Complete pre-summer readings

  • Refine existing unit plans in specific content area

  • Create assessments for content-specific units

  • Meet with program staff to plan teacher orientation workshops

Teacher Orientation:

  • Help facilitate teacher training on topics such as classroom culture, lesson planning, and teaching practices

  • Participate fully in all orientation workshops and rapidly build professional relationships with TFs

  • Guide TFs through lesson planning, sample teaching, and rigorous preparation for the teaching experience

Six-Week Summer Program:

  • Provide four TFs with support and regular feedback as they design and revise lesson plans

  • Hold TFs accountable for professional deadlines and creating structures to allow them to rapidly grow

  • Observe each TF in classroom at least twice weekly

  • Conduct weekly one-on-one debrief sessions with TFs, in which they receive concrete feedback

  • Plan and lead twice weekly departmental meetings

  • Lead at least one large group professional development session

  • Check in and communicate regularly with the Director of Curriculum & Instruction regarding TF progress

  • Engage fully in the Breakthrough San Francisco community

Evaluation Week (done remotely):

  • Submit a final narrative evaluation and letter of recommendation for each assigned TF

  • Work with TFs to provide revisions and suggestions on curriculum for next summer’s TFs and coaches

  • Evaluate overall summer program


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

  • Outstanding track record as a professional classroom teacher for at least three years (preferably in grades 5-8)

  • Outstanding knowledge of subject matter and broad knowledge of available resources

  • Superior presentation, writing, and organizational skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills: ability to hold others to high standards while also offering support and maintaining positive relationships

  • Ability to deliver positive, constructive, and honest feedback, both written and verbal

  • Ability to reflect proactively on and participate in discussions around identity, race, and issues of social justice

  • Experience with curriculum development and implementation

  • Creativity, energy, and commitment to excellence

  • Prior experience with Breakthrough or Summerbridge is highly desirable

  • Familiarity with San Francisco schools is highly desirable


  • Pre-summer trainings and preparation (approximately 25-30 hours)

    • Two trainings in May, to be scheduled

    • Curriculum refinement and teacher training preparation, to be done independently

  • Teacher orientation, June 17-21 (8am to 5:30pm)

  • Six-week program, June 24 – Aug 2 (30 hours/week)

    • Monday-Thursday from 8am to 2pm, possibly finishing earlier some days

    • Fridays from 8am to 12pm

    • End-of-summer Celebration, Thursday, Aug 1, 6pm-8:30pm

    • May require some work off-site via email or phone with TFs as needed

  • Wrap-Up Week, August 5-7 (completed by ICs remotely)


  • Compensation is in the form of a $7,200 stipend.

To apply

The application is available at and requires a resume and cover letter. Note that Breakthrough Collaborative is a national organization; the application is for sites across the country, so please be sure to indicate your interest in coaching at the San Francisco Day School site. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until mid-March.

For more information, please visit: and

Questions? Contact Michael, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, at 415-568-3662 or

Lower School Head

San Francisco Day School (SF Day) seeks a Lower School Head to lead a community of 221 kindergarten-fourth grade students and 48 faculty members. SF Day is among the finest K-8 independent schools in the nation and continues to advance the goals articulated by its founders: to develop each child to their fullest potential in a joyful environment that embraces diversity and prepares them for the complex dynamics of the world they will encounter. This position is an opportunity to mentor and lead both experienced teachers and those entering the field. SF Day looks forward to welcoming an inspired leader ready to fully engage with faculty, students, parents, and embrace the spirit and culture of the school.

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