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Last update: May 2, 2018

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

415.931.2422 phone
415.931.1753 fax
hr@sfday.org

Director of High School Programs at Breakthrough SF

About Breakthrough San Francisco

Breakthrough San Francisco at SF Day School supports motivated San Francisco students on the path to college and trains outstanding college students for education careers. In 2017-18, we’re serving 244 young people in grades five – twelve, providing intensive year-round academic enrichment and support; 89% will be the first in their families to attend a four-year college. Each year, we also train 32 Teaching Fellows through our highly selective eight-week summer teaching residency, and provide a meaningful service experience to roughly 150 volunteers. Founded in 1993, we are a community involvement initiative of San Francisco Day School and one of two dozen affiliates of the national non-profit organization Breakthrough Collaborative. For more information, please visit www.breakthroughsf.org.


Position Summary

The Director of High School Programs oversees all aspects of eighth - twelfth grade students’ experience at Breakthrough, with the ultimate goal of their matriculating at a four-year college. They ensure students are participating actively in our programming, succeeding academically, building supportive relationships, and embodying our core values of collaboration, excellence, gratitude, perseverance, and responsibility. They build a strong relationship with each student, effectively handle all issues that arise, and maintain our culture of high expectations and strong community. They oversee the high school admissions process for our eighth graders and the college admissions process for our eleventh - twelfth graders, helping each student matriculate at an academically rigorous school that is a good fit for them holistically. They lead our programming for ninth - twelfth graders during the school year, and our Volunteer Leadership Program during the summer. In addition, they support the planning and implementation of our after-school and summer programming for fifth - eighth graders. The Director of High School Programs collaborates closely with the other members of our administrative team and reports to Breakthrough San Francisco’s Executive Director.

Essential Functions

Student Support and Leadership

  • Serve as the main point of contact, year-round, for Breakthrough eighth - twelfth graders. Build strong relationships with each student, characterized by positive rapport and clear communication. Ensure each student participates actively in our program, succeeds academically, and embodies our core values.
  • Regularly review student performance data (report cards, test scores, teacher feedback, attendance, etc). Maintain organized systems for both performance data and student contact information.
  • Promptly and effectively handle all academic, behavioral, personal, and social issues that arise throughout the year. Maintain high expectations while always affirming each student’s dignity and tremendous potential. Demonstrate cultural competence and thoughtful communication at all times.
  • Maintain a culture of strong community and high expectations among our student body.
  • Communicate as appropriate with family members, building a strong partnership that supports each student’s success; utilize translation/interpretation as needed.

High School Programming

  • Oversee high school admissions support for Breakthrough eighth graders. Lead student and family workshops and fall High School Options class. Oversee SSAT prep services and test administration. Work closely with each student and their family on application strategy and support students with application completion, including tuition assistance application process. Communicate closely with admissions directors at independent and faith-based high schools to maximize student admissions results. Advise students throughout the decision making process, helping each student matriculate at an academically rigorous school that is a good fit for them holistically. Plan spring Moving Up Ceremony for eighth graders and support their transition into high school. 
  • Lead school-year programming for 9-12th grade students, including Saturday grade-level workshops, college campus visits, and one-on-one conferences, that supports student achievement, reinforces students’ desire and capacity to attend a four-year college, and maintains a strong community. Connect students with impactful opportunities at partner organizations, including College Track, Making Waves Foundation, The Posse Foundation, ScholarMatch, SEO Scholars, SMART, SMASH, and more.
  • Oversee college admissions support for eleventh - twelfth graders. Oversee test prep services. Work closely with each student on application strategy and support them with application completion, including FAFSA and additional need and merit-based scholarship opportunities. Advise students throughout the decision making process, helping each student matriculate at a selective college or university that is a good fit for them holistically. Plan spring Commencement Celebration for high school seniors, and support their transition out of the program.
  • Lead summer Volunteer Leadership Program, an intensive, seven-week service and leadership opportunity for two dozen high school students that supports the operation of Breakthrough’s summer program. Recruit and select a group of high-performing volunteers, including Breakthrough students as well as other high school students from across the city. Lead week-long orientation and ongoing workshops on college, professionalism, and other topics related to participants’ future success. Manage volunteers in decorating the school, supporting academic instruction, co-teaching elective classes, overseeing lunch service, providing special event support, staffing the after-school program, and more. Maintain a culture of strong community and high expectations.

Additional Program Support

  • Support planning and implementation of after-school and summer programming for fifth - eighth graders.
  • Lead planning and implementation of key programmatic events, potentially to include Career Day and Closing Day. Support planning and implementation of other events, including Back to Breakthrough Bash, Pre-Summer Orientation, and Celebration.
  • Assist with fifth - eighth student supervision during arrival/dismissal, Morning Meeting, meals and snack, passing periods, study hall, All-School Meetings, and other times as needed. Possibly, oversee breakfast and lunch service.
  • Support recruitment and selection of new Breakthrough students.
  • Collaborate effectively with other Breakthrough staff members, as well as staff at San Francisco Day School and other Breakthrough sites nationally; participate actively in staff meetings.
  • Complete other projects as needed.

School-Year Program

  • Support after-school program planning and preparation.
  • Support planning and leadership of events including Back to Breakthrough Bash, end-of-semester Celebration, and Saturday events. Assist with facilitation of All-School Meetings.
  • Provide student supervision during tutoring, study hall, recess, and dismissal.
  • Support selection, training, and supervision of after-school program tutors, including training sessions and mid-semester check-ins.
  • Support recruitment and selection of new Breakthrough students.
  • Support middle school guidance processes for fifth and eighth grade students and families.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3-5 years of experience working with youth, preferably at the high school level
  • Experience providing high school and/or college admissions support strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with first-generation college students and their families
  • Demonstrated ability to hold students to high standards and achieve meaningful results
  • Demonstrated commitment to educational equity
  • Demonstrated cultural competence and responsiveness
  • Demonstrated history of reflecting on own performance and striving for professional growth
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
  • Supervisory/managerial experience highly desirable
  • Familiarity with San Francisco public and/or private high schools highly desirable
  • Prior experience with Summerbridge/Breakthrough highly desirable
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Cantonese a plus

Commitment and Compensation

  • Year-round, full-time, salaried position, beginning no later than September 4, 2018 (a summer 2018 start is also possible)
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with education and experience and consistent with San Francisco Day School personnel policies

To Apply

Apply online by submitting your resume and cover letter using the link below. Prior to applying, please thoroughly review our website, www.breakthroughsf.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Questions can be directed to Executive Director Andy Shin at (415) 568-3661 or andy@breakthroughsf.org.

Application Link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=630caf8d-e397-4053-8242-6ad88238ed50&jobId=241961&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001.

Innovation & Technology Coach

Position: Innovation & Technology Coach
Position status: Full-time
Start: 2018-19 School Year

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.

SF Day Fast Facts:

  • Independent, co-educational school
  • Founded in 1981
  • Serving 400 students
  • Located in the heart of SF in the Western Addition neighborhood

San Francisco Day School is an energizing place to work and grow.  Our
technology resources are anchored by one-to-one student iPads in grades 1-8.  Mac OS laptops, abundant robots, and tools such as 3D and laser printers are just some of the technologies we enjoy exploring. Our innovation and technology team spends time in the classrooms alongside teachers and in our “Innovation Lab” where we invite learners of all ages to try something new.

Are you...

  • A visionary, passionate educator and inspirational role model?
  • A curious and creative teacher excited to bridge intellect and imagination in your classroom?
  • Ready to grow, teach, and lead in a hands-on,  1:1 iPad learning environment that embraces design thinking?
  • An effective communicator and thoughtful listener?
  • A compassionate, engaged, and inclusive community member eager to partner with families, students, and colleagues?

Yes? Then, read on!

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree

  • Demonstrated experience teaching and leading innovative curricular design and instructional uses of technology

  • Proficiency in technology including, but not limited to, interest in coaching students in
    computational thinking and coding

  • Formal training, practical knowledge, and—most important—curiosity about solving technology challenges with Mac OS and /or iOS

  • A “let’s try it” attitude when confronted with the latest 3D laser printer or a request to help redesign a Spanish lesson to incorporate more educational technology

  • Experience with Universal Design for Learning framework a plus

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Responsibilities

SF Day is poised to grow its existing physical space and use of
robotics, coding, and maker tools alongside digital tools. We are looking for a leader who will:

  • Help shape the future of innovation at SF Day
  • Promote innovative curricular design and excite students with new programs, ideas, and digital tools
  • Proactively collaborate with teachers to integrate innovative teaching concepts and tools into their classes and highlight our Innovation Lab as a space where everyone can create
  • Partner with peer educators in technology integration, provide direct instruction to students, and aid constituents with front-line technology support
  • Seek opportunities to promote teamwork and cross-curricular collaboration among faculty
  • Work with parents and families to provide education and guidance around social media, digital identity, and citizenship
  • Participate in all aspects of faculty life

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: http://bit.ly/InnovationCoach

Upper School Elementary Teacher

Position: Upper School Elementary Teacher
Position status: Full-Time
Start: 2018-19 School Year

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.

SF Day Fast Facts:

  • Independent, co-educational school
  • Founded in 1981
  • Serving 400 students
  • Located in the heart of SF in the Western Addition neighborhood

Are you...

  • A compassionate educator and role model?
  • A curious and creative educator excited to bridge intellect and imagination in your classroom?
  • Adept at designing curriculum around inquiry-based learning?
  • Prepared to learn, teach, and grow in a 1:1 iPad learning environment?
  • Ready to work with instructional coaches as part of a Professional Learning Community?
  • An effective communicator and thoughtful listener?
  • An engaged and inclusive community member eager to partner with families, students, and colleagues? 

Yes? Then, read on!

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 3 years teaching experience and a strong curricular background
  • Proficient technology skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Responsibilities:

  • Teach an upper elementary class of approximately 22 students; cover subject areas including language arts, social studies, and mathematics

  • Collaborate with teams to design and implement an interdisciplinary, thematic-based, experiential curriculum

  • Participate in all aspects of faculty life, including outdoor education and service learning

  • Foster a love of learning in every student

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 http://bit.ly/UpperElementaryTeacher

First Grade Instructional Aide

Position: First Grade Aide
Position status: Full time, non-exempt
Work hours: M-F, 7:40-4:00 p.m.

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.

SF Day Fast Facts:

  • Independent, co-educational school
  • Founded in 1981
  • Serving 400 students
  • Located in the heart of SF in the Western Addition neighborhood

Are you...

  • A compassionate educator and role model?
  • A curious and creative teacher excited to bridge intellect and imagination in your classroom?
  • Excited to learn, teach, and grow in a 1:1 iPad learning environment?
  • An effective communicator and thoughtful listener?
  • An engaged and inclusive community member eager to partner with families, students, and colleagues?

Yes? Then, read on!

Qualifications:

This position will provide continuity in students’ experience in both instructional and non-instructional parts of the school day and after school.  The aide will help provide a bridge in student supervision between the school day and the After-School Enrichment Program (AEP).

  • Minimum of two years college education

  • Experience working with students as a tutor, teacher and/or counselor

  • Demonstrated experience working with parents, teachers and students

  • Experience with conflict resolution

  • Interest in educational work

  • Must have patience, tact, friendly disposition, good judgment, enthusiasm, flexibility and developed communication skills. The candidate should have excellent follow-through with teachers, volunteers, families and students.

  • Complete fingerprint search and TB test results

  • Valid First Aid and CPR certificate

  • Bilingual Spanish a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Support all goals of grade level

  • Share time between classrooms, work at stations, help during whole group instruction

  • Support and care for injured or sick students

  • Escort children to specials

  • Support teachers in preparation for all activities

  • Advocate and support grade level and school in all ways

  • Supervise morning care, recess and lunch

  • Supervise and coordinate structured activities during recess time.  Work with AEP on materials and equipment during recess.

  • Help with dismissal and transition to and from morning care and AEP (after school enrichment program)

  • Facilitate community meeting at AEP with AEP Director or Coordinator

  • Assist the AEP coordinator in planning and implementing grade level appropriate activities

  • Work with grade level students during AEP to support their experience in AEP

  • Maintain awareness of grade level students during AEP as well as other students

  • Check out with grade level students from AEP

  • Communicate and meet with grade level teachers, AEP director and coordinator about students

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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 and a thoughtful cover letter explaining why your experience is appropriate for this position to https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=sfds&jobId=85559&lang=en_US&source=CC236280

Substitute Science Teacher

Position: Substitute Science Teacher
Position status: 75% to Full-time
August 16-November 12, 2018

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.

SF Day Fast Facts:

  • Independent, co-educational school
  • Founded in 1981
  • Serving 400 students
  • Located in the heart of SF in the Western Addition neighborhood

Are you...

  • A compassionate educator and role model that understands and enjoys teaching young adolescents?
  • A curious and creative teacher excited to bridge intellect and imagination in your classroom?
  • Passionate about working with variable learners and developing curriculum informed by Universal Design for Learning?
  • Excited to learn, teach, and grow in a 1:1 iPad learning environment?
  • An effective communicator and thoughtful listener?
  • An engaged and inclusive community member eager to partner with families, students, and colleagues?

Yes? Then, read on!

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; science credential/degree is preferred
  • A minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience in a middle school environment; emphasis in science and a strong curricular background
  • Proficient technology skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Universal Design for Learning framework a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with teams to design and implement an interdisciplinary, thematic-based, experiential science curriculum

  • Lead an advisory group

  • Participate in all aspects of faculty life, including outdoor education and service learning

  • Foster a love of learning and develop the scientist in every student

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: http://bit.ly/SFDaySubScience

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:  $16.00-$18.00 DOE

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 SFDS 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.

Qualifications

  • 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:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=sfds&jobId=85559&lang=en_US&source=CC236280

No phone calls please.