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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  • Communications and Marketing Manager

    FLSA Classification: Exempt
     
    Position Purpose: Develop and implement and guide the school’s communication and community relations programs and activities.
     
    Essential Functions:
    • Responsible for communicating the unique character and brand of our school through storytelling and effective communications strategies, across all channels including print publications, website, social media, email newsletter, and marketing materials
    • Oversees all aspects of the production of all school publications, booklets and other collateral materials for the school including marketing and public relations brochures, annual report, strategic plan, school family directories, family handbook, and event invitations and programs
    • Develop, write and manage the production of a school publication and digital communications for alumni, parents, and other constituents
    • Design and edit the school's weekly email newsletter
    • Manage and update the school website
    • Create and manage video content for the school to document and promote daily activities of the school, highlighting key school events and activities.
    • Manage school social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and 
    • Manage media relations, including writing press releases and cultivating relations with local media 
    • Work collaboratively and forge relationships with faculty/staff, admissions, development, and throughout the school 
     
    Other Responsibilities:
    • Attend school events and take photographs for publication and organize all photo archives
    • Utilize research and surveys to better understand retention and recruitment goals, awareness and perceptions 
    • Establish relationships with printers, designers and other vendors as necessary
    • Manages and supervises volunteers as necessary
    • Creates presentations and other materials in order to enhance marketing, public relations and selected fundraising activities

     
    Qualifications: 
    • B.A. degree in communications, marketing, public relations or a related field with ideally five or more years of relevant experience in a non-profit environment
    • Experience in independent schools preferred
    • Ability to communicate effectively with school representatives, parents, students, alumni, donors and representatives from the business community
    • Ability to think and plan strategically and creatively
    • Technical proficiency with Whipple Hill/Blackbaud K-12 
    • Superb skills in writing and publication design, including technical skills and comfort with desktop publishing software (Adobe Photoshop and InDesign)
    • Demonstrated ability to manage programs and activities
     
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
    • Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds
    • Generally works in standard office conditions and climate
    • May work in varied weather conditions during special activities and events
    • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
    • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
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  • Development Associate

    FLSA Classification: Full time, non-exempt
     
    Reports to: Director of Development
    Position Purpose: Provide support to the development department.
     
    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. We are seeking an outstanding development associate. The position begins as soon as possible.
     
    General Development
    • Assist with digital and written communications as they pertain to development communications, including constituent outreach and engagement such as the annual report, acknowledgments, and email communications.
    • Assist in the implementation of all aspects of the school’s development program, including annual giving, major giving, and other areas.
    • Assist with fundraising, volunteer committees, prepare materials, and other as needed.
     
    Events
    • Plan and help execute advancement-sponsored events, including the annual spring fundraiser, grandparents and special friends day, donor cultivation and stewardship events, volunteer thank you events, graduation, athletics banquet, and others as needed.
    • Create and maintain event plans, vendors, facilities, attendee tracking and registration, and timelines to ensure successful events.
    • Help recruit and manage volunteers to support advancement events such as grandparents and special friends day, annual spring fundraiser, and other events.
    • Work closely with volunteers to support them in the annual spring fundraising event.
     
    Alumni Relations
    • Assist in the development of strategy for engagement, and plan and help execute events for a diverse alumni base, including new-college parents’ care packages assembly, 8th grade/freshman high school transition dinner, reunion events, and others.
    • Grow alumni participation in annual giving, plus identify and develop cultivation strategies for alumni capable of leadership support.
    • Leverage diverse media platforms (print, social, web, and email) in collaboration with communications and marketing manager to maximize alumni outreach and build alumni database (with a focus on email address acquisition).
     
    Provide support for other projects as needed.
     
     
    Required Qualifications & Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Minimum of 2 years office experience, preferably in an educational or nonprofit setting.
    • Events and project management experience.
    • Ability to work independently and take initiative to meet deadlines in a time sensitive environment with attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Experience in recruiting, managing, and coordinating volunteers.
    • Able to work within and manage a budget.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and relate well to volunteers, students, parents, faculty, staff, and others while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Google applications and Gmail, social media (Facebook and LinkedIn), and MailChimp.
    • Knowledge of donor database platforms, specifically Raiser’s Edge, a plus.
     
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
    • Work in standard office conditions and climate.
    • May work in varied extreme outside weather conditions during special activities and fundraising events.
    • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard of work station.
    • Some evening and weekend work required.
    • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
    • Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
     
    Instructions for Applying
    Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter jobs@sfbrandeis.org. No telephone calls please.
     
    Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required.
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  • Long-term Substitute Teacher – Middle School Science

    FLSA Classification: Full-time, exempt position
    Term of Position: Job begins March 2020
    Reports To: Director of Middle School
    Position Purpose: Teach science to 7th and 8th grade students
     
    We are seeking an outstanding substitute middle school science teacher for our students. This position will begin in early March 2020.
     
    Essential Functions
    • Teach a challenging course of study in a developmentally-appropriate manner, with an emphasis on differentiating instruction.
    • Follow and develop existing science curriculum, which includes engaging students in multiple modes of class activities including in-depth investigation of a particular topic and varying assessment types.
    • Create an inclusive classroom environment through regular class meetings, supportive exchanges with students, and clear expectations for community behavior.
    • Collaborate with other middle school teachers, educators, and specialist teachers to understand curriculum, attend school trips, and engage in problem solving as it arises.
    • Work and communicate effectively with parents in formal and informal conferences, written reports, and general constructive feedback.
    • Support and following the school policies and procedures. 
    • Be a positive and contributing member of the professional community.
    Position Qualifications
    • B.A. degree.
    • Teaching credential
    • Middle school science teaching experience preferable
     
    Physical Qualifications
    • Regularly sit, stand, talk, and listen.
    • Regularly use close and distance vision.
    • Ability to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
    • Turn, bend, reach, and occasionally use a ladder.
    • Work in both an outdoor San Francisco environment (often foggy and cold) and a climate-controlled classroom.
     
    Details

    The school offers competitive compensation based on prior experience, education and position requirements. Medical, dental, life and long-term disability and retirement benefits are provided. 
     
    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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  • Substitute Teacher

    FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
     
    Position Purpose: Substitute teachers specializing in Humanities, STEM, Judaic Studies, or Hebrew. 

    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.
    • 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.