Employment

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. And o
ur teachers follow the best practices set by the most recent findings in educational research, experience, and a collaborative approach. Our faculty and administrative team actively engage in ongoing professional development.

Opportunities

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  • Office Coordinator

    FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
    Reports To: TBD
    Position Purpose: Ensures the front desk functions properly and acts as Substitute       Coordinator.
     
    The Brandeis School of San Francisco seeks a high energy, self-starting office coordinator who enjoys wearing many hats and working in a challenging but fulfilling environment. 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. The position will begin in early June.
     
    Essential Functions
    • Contribute positively to employee morale, and maintain a positive, pleasant demeanor to all constituencies.
    • Welcome visitors after security check-in and notify employees of guest arrival.
    • Coordinate substitute teachers by processing teacher coverage requests, requesting subs from either the Brandeis sub pool and/or Swing Subs (third party agency).
    • Confirm lesson plans are available and communicate to the substitute the location of plans and any special instructions.
    • Greet and direct substitute teachers.
    • Manage student attendance tracking process by providing tardy slips, receiving incoming attendance from teachers, updating attendance, and confirming absences.
    • Provide student first aid, complete accident reports, and maintain and distribute student medication according to protocol.
    • Assist students who don’t have lunches.
    • Coordinate school photographer for fall and winter photos.
    • Coordinate lice checks.
    • Serve as point person for faculty and staff in regards to maintenance and security issues.
    • Sort and distribute incoming mail; receive and send FedEx, UPS, and other packages; and notify employees to pick up packages.
    • Assist with document preparation and other office duties as directed.
    • Coordinate schedules as required for the director of lower school and the director of middle school.
    • Collect and report to the state of California all required immunization records for kindergarten, seventh grade, and new students
    • Manage the process of notifying rising seventh grade families of immunization requirements and collect updated records yearly.
    • Coordinate food and refreshments for faculty professional development and conferences.
    • Coordinate challah and lulav orders in August and September of each year.
    • Coordinate, monitor, and collect family forms and parent driver forms in April, May, and August of each year.
    Qualifications
    • Degree/certificate in business, communications, or facilities a plus.
    • A minimum of five years of experience as an office manager, office coordinator, or receptionist.
    • Experience with Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Sheets a plus.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and technology tools driven.
    • Must thrive in fast paced and challenging environments.
    • Possess the ability to adapt to changing priorities and manage multiple projects under pressure.
    • Patience and a sense of humor are absolute musts for this role.
     
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Regularly sit, talk, hear, and to visually intercept visitors.
    • Ability to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
    • Regularly use close and distance vision.
    • Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time.
    • Turn, bend, reach and occasionally use a ladder.
    • Work in a traditional climate-controlled office environment.

    Instructions for Applying
    Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter to jobs@sfbrandeis.org. No telephone calls please.
     
    Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in United States required.
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  • Resident Teacher

    FLSA Classification: 100% FTE, non-exempt position, M-F work schedule
    Reports To: Director of Lower School
    Position Purpose: Assist general and Judaic studies teachers
     
    We are seeking an outstanding resident teacher for our students. This position is for the 2019­–2020 school year and begins in mid-August.
     
    The Teacher Residency Program at The Brandeis School of San Francisco allows new and experienced teachers to develop their teaching skills through hands-on experience in the classroom under the guidance of mentor teachers. The resident-mentor relationship fosters a community of intellectual curiosity and expansion in which all teachers can learn from one another through collaboration, discussion, and reflection.
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Assisting general studies, Judaic studies, and Hebrew teachers in planning, teaching, and general classroom management.
    • Accepting, supporting, and adopting the curriculum, disciplinary procedures, and general classroom style and atmosphere established by lead teachers.
    • Assuming responsibility, as directed by lead teachers, for classroom setup, units of instruction, and both individual and group instruction.
    • Assuming responsibility—along with other faculty—for specified duties, which include lunch and recess duty, dismissal times, helping with special projects and events, and contributing to the general care and maintenance of the classrooms, faculty lounge, and community spaces.
    • Entering into all aspects of the day with a growth-mindset and willingness to learn.
    Resident Teachers Expectations
    • Supporting and assisting the lead teachers in setting up the classroom and cleaning up the classroom as needed.
    • Assembling and installing displays of student work.
    • Attending work days and professional development days prior to the start of the school year and throughout the school year.
    • Attending weekly faculty meetings and team meetings during and after school.
    • Attending various all-school functions throughout the year including Back-to-School Night, parent-teacher conferences, evening workshops, trustee-faculty events, faculty retreats, etc.
    • Supporting and assisting the lead teachers, as requested, in the preparation of progress reports, parent-teacher conferences, classroom open houses, etc.
    • Supporting and following the school’s policies and procedures.
    Qualifications
    • B.A. or equivalent.
    • Enrolled in a teaching credential program, preferred.
    • Ability to step in where needed at the school.
    • Ability to demonstrate respect and care for children, a positive approach, and a growth mindset.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment. 
    Instructions for Applying
    Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter to jobs@sfbrandeis.org. No telephone calls please.
     
    Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required.
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  • STEM Teacher – Middle School

    FLSA Classification: Full time, exempt position
    Term of Position: Mid-August 2019
    Reports To: Director of Middle School
    Position Purpose: Teach science, technology, engineering, and math to 6th grade students
     
    The Brandeis School of San Francisco seeks an outstanding middle school STEM teacher for our students. This position is for the 2019–2020 school year beginning in mid-August 2019.
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Planning and teaching a challenging course of study in a developmentally-appropriate manner, with an emphasis on differentiating instruction and using assessments effectively
    • Following, developing, and enhancing existing STEM curriculum, and engaging students in multiple modes of class activities including in-depth investigation, innovative projects, and inquiry-based instruction
    • Creating an inclusive classroom environment through regular class meetings, supportive exchanges with students, and clear expectations for community behavior, and using the Responsive Classroom approach
    • Collaborating with other middle school teachers, educators, and specialists to develop curriculum, plan trips and special projects, and solve problems
    • Working and communicating effectively with parents in formal and informal conferences, written reports, and newsletters
    • Serving as an advisor in the middle school advisory program
    • Planning and staffing student educational trips (including overnight stay)
    • Supporting and following the school policies and procedures
    • Being a positive and contributing member of the professional community
     
    Position Qualifications:
    • B.A. degree and teaching credential
    • Middle school science and math teaching experience preferable (3 years documented) 
    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
    Instructions for applying:
    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter, including details of your experience relevant to teaching science, to jobs@sfbrandeis.org.
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  • Hebrew Language Teacher – K–8

    FLSA Classification: Full time, exempt position
    Term of Position: Job begins mid-August 2019
    Reports To: Director of Jewish Learning
    Position Purpose: Teaches modern Hebrew language
     
    We are seeking an outstanding Hebrew language teacher for our students. This position is for the 2019–2020 school year, beginning in mid-August.
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction to help students develop proficiency in the four language acquisition skills
    • Plan and teach a challenging course of study in a developmentally-appropriate manner, with an emphasis on differentiating instruction and using assessments effectively
    • Create an inclusive classroom environment through regular class meetings, supportive exchanges with students, and clear expectations for community behavior
    • Collaborate with colleagues, specialists, and supervisor to develop curriculum and optimize student learning
    • Work and communicate effectively with parents in formal and informal conferences, written reports, and newsletters
    • Support and follow the school policies and procedures
    • Be a positive and contributing member of the professional community
     
    Position Qualifications:
    • B.A. degree and teaching credential, or advanced degree or training in Hebrew language instruction
    • Prior experience teaching one or more of the following curricula: Bishvil Ha’Ivrit (formerly NETA), Ulpan Or, Tal-Am, Chaverim B’Ivrit,
    • Demonstrated experience with Hebrew language proficiency approach
      Minimum three years of experience as a Hebrew language teacher in a day school setting 
    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
    Compensation
    The school offers competitive compensation based on prior experience and position requirements. Medical, dental, disability and retirement benefits are provided for eligible full-time employees.
     
    Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter to jobs@sfbrandeis.org.
     
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  • Substitute Teacher

    FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
    Reports To: Director of Lower School
    Position Purpose: Substitute teachers specializing in Judaic studies and/or in teaching middle school science and math.

    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 Duties
    • Teach a creative course of study in a developmentally appropriate manner.
    • Follow, develop, and enhance 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.
    Qualifications
    • B.A. degree.
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Have a current TB test.
    • 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, and setting strong boundaries regarding their safety, well being, and interactions with other students.
    • Recent experience working with kindergarten to eighth grade 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 a plus.
    • Teaching credential preferred.
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Regularly sit, stand, talk, and listen.
    • Visually intercept visitors.
    • Regularly use close and distance vision.
    • 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 San Francisco environment (often foggy and cold) and a climate-controlled classroom.
    Instructions for Applying

    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.
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The Brandeis School of San Francisco offers competitive compensation based on prior experience, education, and position requirements. Medical, dental, life, long-term disability, and retirement benefits are provided for full-time employees who are eligible. 

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.