At The Brandeis School of San Francisco, we believe that true learning happens only when knowledge is connected to purpose. We know that what our students learn at Brandeis today will matter to the world tomorrow, and we strive to educate people capable of making meaningful contributions. Our challenging K–8 academic environment is focused on relevance and rooted in Jewish values, traditions, and culture.

We make education matter for our students after Brandeis, and high schools welcome our graduates not just for their academic strength but also for their sense of purpose, community, and activism. Over 95 percent of our graduates are accepted into one of their top-choice high schools.

We have a multi-faceted campus that integrates outdoor and indoor spaces into a simple-to-navigate and welcoming place. With easy access to the school from all areas of San Francisco, there’s ample parking for student drop-off, pick-up, and events. The light-filled lobby acts both as the point where students begin school, and a place where parents share coffee and catch up before heading off to their respective days.

Students, families, faculty, and staff are embraced by our open and nurturing community, one that finds purpose and connection in Jewish thoughts, values, and tradition. O
ur teachers follow the best practices set by the most recent findings in educational research, experience, and a collaborative approach, and hold the highest standards for respectful relationships with peers and students. Our faculty and administrative team actively engage in ongoing professional development.

Please submit all job applications to jobs@sfbrandeis.org. 

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  • Controller

    Position: Controller
    FLSA Classification: Full time, Exempt
    Reports To: Director of Finance & Operations
    Position Purpose: The role of the Controller is an integral part of the business office responsible for coordinating the preparation of financial reports, such as income statements, balance sheets, and analyses of historical and future income and expenses, in addition to other special reports that may be needed. The Controller also oversees the functions of accounting, audit, and budgeting. This position will begin in November 2023.
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    General Accounting and Financial Reporting
    • Responsible for managing the accounting function, ensuring accurate and timely financial information.
    • Prepare monthly financial statements, including variance analyses.
    • Uploads the annual budget into Blackbaud.
    • Supervise student billing and general accounting operations.
    • Review account reconciliations on a monthly basis.
    • Ensure timely, accurate payment of debt service and swap settlement.
    • Assist the Director of Finance & Operations in the preparation and monitoring of departmental budgets and forecasts, working with other administrators and department heads concerning budget performance.
    • Communicate accounting policies to affected employees and ensure compliance with such policies.
    • Monitor and analyze the school’s financial performance, identifying areas or concern or opportunity.
    • Supervise all incoming cash receipts and deposits.
    • Manage the schools’ cash flow, including monitoring cash balances, forecasting cash needs, and optimizing the use of funds.
    • Coordinate with appropriate parties to ensure timely collection of tuition and fees and manage billing and collections processes.
    • Take lead position on the preparation of schedules and work papers for the annual audit (school and 403b plan)
    • Take lead position on Form 990 preparation.
    • Maintain permanent office files for all audit schedules prepared by the school
    • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local financial regulations and reporting
    • Stay updated on changes in the accounting standards that may impact the school's financial operations.
    • Identify and mitigate financial risks, recommend improvements to minimize potential liabilities.
    Surveys and Peer Reporting
    • Prepare all periodic surveys and reports for the school’s trade organizations (e.g. NAIS, CAIS, NBOA and Cal-ISBOA)
    • Prepare other similar data as requested
    • Other miscellaneous tasks as assigned in support of the Director of Finance & Operations.
    Position Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field.
    • Minimum 5–7 years of experience in non-profit accounting, including managerial experience in an educational setting.
    • Working knowledge of non-profit accounting is essential.

    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
    • Ability to learn and teach others established processes - Recognizes the importance of learning and motivates others by own enthusiasm. Is able to learn and reproduce the current processes and recommend best practices to streamline them.
    • Time management skills - Manages many tasks and projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines and promises. Maintains work/life balance without compromising expectations of others. Respected for ability to “find” or “make” time to get things done.
    • Organizational skills - Creates action plans to meet divisional goals and objectives. Conducts periodic reviews of progress and measures against goals. Establishes broad policies for the office to ensure success.
    • Communications skills - Effectively communicates accounting, financial and service issues that are complex in nature. Maintains open communication channels with peers, administrators, and customers at the School. Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships.
    • Written communication skills - Effectively communicates broad and very complex business issues.
    • Problem-solving skills - Considers a broad range of internal and external factors when solving problems. Grasps complexities and perceives relationships among different problems or issues.
    Physical qualifications:
    • Regularly sit, talk, run, move equipment, hear, and visually interact with students
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs
    • Regularly use close and distance vision
    • Work at a desk and computer screen
    • Turn, bend, reach, and occasionally use a ladder
    • Work in a traditional, climate-controlled office environment and outside in both hot and cold climates
  • Substitute Teacher

    Position Title:                        Substitute Teacher

    FLSA Classification:            Non-Exempt
    Position Purpose:                  Substitute for General Studies and/or Judaic Studies Teachers

    The Brandeis School of San Francisco seeks a substitute teacher for our students. The Brandeis School of San Francisco inspires students to lead lives of learning and purpose. We provide a challenging academic environment and a welcoming inclusive community, each deeply enriched by Jewish thought, values, and traditions.
    Essential Functions
    • Teach a creative course of study in a developmentally appropriate manner.
    • Follow, develop and enhance the existing curriculum.
    • Create an inclusive classroom environment through regular class meetings, supportive exchanges with students, and clear expectations for community behavior.
    • Collaborate with other teachers, educators, and specialists.
    • Be a positive and contributing member of the professional community.
    • Support and follow the School policies and procedures.
    • B.A degree.
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Have a current TB Assessment.
    • Must take and clear a fingerprint test and background check.
    • Must have demonstrated abilities to supervise and guide multi-level-aged students.
    • Must have a ready smile and enjoy working with school-aged youth.
    • Possess a working knowledge of libraries and resources.
    • Must be responsible, calm, and assertive while supervising youth ages 6-15, setting strong boundaries regarding their safety, wellbeing, and interactions with other students.
    • Recent experience working with K-8 students in a classroom setting.
    • Ability to follow and implement lesson plans.
    • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with others.
    • Demonstrated classroom management skills.
    • Flexible about working with elementary and/or middle school children.
    • Hebrew language skills are a plus.
    • Teaching credential preferred.
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Regularly sit, stand, talk, and listen.
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
    • Turn, bend, reach, and occasionally use a ladder.
    • Must be able to work in an outdoor West-San Francisco environment (often foggy and cold) and a climate-controlled classroom.

    Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@sfbrandeis.org. We respectfully ask that you do not contact the school directly.
The Brandeis School of San Francisco offers:
  • The Brandeis School of San Francisco believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Faculty & Staff Testimonials

    • Crystal Brown ~ Summer Camp Director

    • Doug Pierce (4 years) ~ K Lead Teacher

    • Sara Goldrath (10 Years) ~2nd Grade Lead Teacher

    • Dr. Ali Frank (15 Years) 7th & 8th Grade Mathematics ~Advisor~ High School Counselor