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. 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. 

Opportunities

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  • Kindergarten- Lower School Lead Teacher

    Position Title:            Lower School Lead Teacher
    FLSA Classification: Full time, exempt 2022-23
    Reports To:                           Director of Lower School
    Position Purpose:      Teach Lower School General Studies
     
    The Brandeis School of San Francisco has reimagined what is possible in an inclusive, future-focused Jewish day school, becoming an acknowledged leader in asserting the role of spirituality and ethics in education for the whole child. We welcome applicants who seek a school environment that fosters challenging academics, student-centered learning, ethics and spirituality, and innovation. This position will begin in August 2022.
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
    • Planning and teaching a challenging course of study in a developmentally appropriate manner, with an emphasis on differentiating instruction and using assessments effectively.
    • Engaging children in project work that is an in-depth investigation of a particular topic as part of an emergent curriculum.
    • Creating an inclusive classroom environment through regular class meetings, supportive exchanges with students, clear expectations for community behavior, and a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
    • Collaborating with other general studies teachers, educators, and specialist teachers to develop curriculum, plan trips and special projects and solve problems.
    • Working in partnership with a Jewish Studies teacher to plan and implement a cohesive social, emotional and spiritual curriculum.
    • Working as a mentor to a resident teacher, partnering with that teacher to plan and implement curriculum, and providing ongoing support as the resident develops in their lead teaching skills.
    • Working and communicating effectively with parents in formal and informal conferences, written reports, and newsletters.
    • Supporting and following the school policies and procedures.
    • Positively contributing to the professional community.
     
    Position Qualifications:
    • B.A. degree and teaching credential required.
    • Minimum three years recent experience as lead teacher in K-4 preferred.
    • Familiarity with Lucy Calkins Readers and Writers Workshop, inquiry-based learning, and real-world problem-solving preferred.
     
    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.
     
    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. More information about the school can be found on our website at www.sfbrandeis.org. The Brandeis School of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
     
    Instructions for applying
    Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter, including details of their experience to jobs@sfbrandeis.org.
  • 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.
     
    Qualifications:
    • 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 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.