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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  • Database Manager

    Position Title: Database Manager
    FLSA Classification: Non-exempt 60% FTE
    Reports to: Director of Development
     
    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 database manager for our school's development office. This position will begin as soon as possible.
     
    The database manager works closely with the development team, and reports to the director of development. The database manager is responsible for strategically organizing and managing all aspects of the fundraising database of all school constituencies, including the processing and recording of all gifts to the school. The database manager is expected to help advance the school’s mission by supporting the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship goals for The Brandeis School of San Francisco.
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Establish and maintain standards for database and donor records.
    • Establish and implement manual control system to ensure data integrity.
    • Update and maintain donor records.
    • Enter all gifts and pledges in a timely manner (within 48 hours).
    • Prepare, track, print, and mail all gift acknowledgments (within 72 hours).
    • Draft, customize, and send donor reminders for gifts outstanding and pledges due.
    • Create and run queries, exports, and reports using data parameters provided, including giving histories, giving ranges, prospect research, targeting specific groups, weekly merges for letters processing, and solicitations for different constituent groups.
    • Help with data and mailings for solicitations, gift collection, event invoicing, etc.
    • Create subgroups of the database as needed for segmenting the constituents for appeals, reporting, etc.
    • Maintain changes to constituency codes.
    • Create customized reports as needed.
    • Run financial, analytical, and statistical reports which relate to funds and campaigns on a bi-weekly or as-needed basis.
    • Compile data and run lists for Annual Report.
    • Compile data for NAIS and ABADO reports.
    • Run financial reports for reconciliation and preparation for audit with finance office.
    • Other duties as assigned to support the development office on an administrative level. This is an “all hands-on deck” department.
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • Minimum 2 years in a non-profit environment (independent school experience preferred).
    • Minimum 2 years of database management experience.
    • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
    • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
    • Ability to multi-task and work independently.
    • Cooperative attitude, willingness to learn, and ability to work as part of a team. 
    Instructions for Applying
    Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter to jobs@sfbrandeis.org. No telephone calls please. 
     
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  • Resident Teacher

    Position Title: 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
     
    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 resident teacher for our students. This position is for the 2018-2019 school year and begins in late 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 both the general studies and Judaic studies/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 the teacher.
    • Assuming responsibility, as directed by the teacher, 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 teacher 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, but not limited to, Back-to-School Night, parent-teacher conferences, evening workshops, trustee-faculty events, and faculty retreats.
    • Supporting and assisting the teacher, as requested, in the preparation of progress reports, parent-teacher conferences, and classroom open houses, among others.
    • 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 appropriate love and affection for children, and have a ready smile and encouraging words.
    • 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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  • Event and Facilities Specialist

    FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
    Reports to: Facilities Manager
    Position Description: Coordinates and performs event setup, hospitality, and light maintenance tasks with the goal of a safe, appealing, and functional place of work and study

    Essential Functions
    Events:
    • Sets up tables, chairs, podiums, whiteboards, and miscellaneous audio-visual equipment for school events, including presentations, assemblies, performances, and lunches, etc.
    • Coordinates with event stakeholders to ensure backend support is maintained throughout events.
    • Coordinates with front-of-house to ensure events are calendared and setup needs are received in a timely manner.
    • Serves as safety coordinator in the absence of the facilities manager.
    • Maintains supply inventory records and requests orders as needed
    • Performs space cleanup and equipment breakdown following events.
    Facilities:
    • Performs basic troubleshooting and repair on simple building and classroom equipment under the direction of the facilities manager.
    • Coordinates larger repairs by licensed contractors or other outside vendors.
    • Maintains organization of storage, supply, and maintenance areas.
    • Responds to emergency situations with the goal of isolating hazardous situations and minimizing personal injury.
    • Relocates furniture and other large equipment.
    • Performs other tasks as directed by the facilities manager.
    • Is available for some evening hours and occasional weekends.
    Qualifications
    • High school diploma, GED, or previous comparable experience preferred.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in an educational environment.
    • Good computer, office, and phone skills highly desirable.
    • Ability to operate custodial and maintenance tools.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks in a dynamic environment.
    • Basic knowledge of workplace safety and the ability to employ safety protocols and equipment.
    • Good observational skills.
    • Ability to read warranty, safety, and instructional documentation and follow recommended or protocols.
    • First Aid/CPR certification desirable.
    • Reliable, of high integrity, and honest.
    • Must pass a DOJ background check.
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Routinely stoop, kneel, climb, crawl, and crouch while lifting, pulling, or carrying objects weighing 20 to 50 pounds.
    • Occasionally lift, push, or maneuver large and heavy items up to 100 pounds using safe handling methods and with trained assistance.
    • Routinely work in proximity to strong odors, fumes, dust, moisture, loud noises, machinery vibrations, high/low temperatures, hazardous chemicals, and other hazardous material (there is potential for exposure to pathogens and/or bodily fluid hazards)
    • Frequently work outdoors in cold/windy/foggy/rainy conditions
    • Has a flexible work schedule.
    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 the United States required.
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  • PM Care Provider

    FLSA Classification:  Nonexempt/Seasonal
    Reports To: After-School Program Director
    Position Purpose: Provide afterschool supervision for 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 thoughts, values, and traditions. We are seeking a PM care provider for our after-school program. The position starts in late August 2017 and will go through the end of the school year in mid-June 2018.
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Maintain after-school rules and regulations to ensure a safe environment.
    • Provide supervision and guidance for students that promote healthy relationships.
    • Work with after-school program director to create and implement a PM program based on student interests.
    • Attend meetings and trainings as required.
    • Perform general maintenance and cleaning of after-school facilities at the end of each workday.
    • Monitor use of all computers (school or personal) for inappropriate material.
    • Monitor use of personal cell phones for inappropriate language or activity.
    • Supervise student work.
    Qualifications:
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Possess a valid high school diploma or equivalent.
    • Completed or currently enrolled in a child development or related field of study at college level, preferred
    • Have a current TB test.
    • Must be eligible to work for any employer in the U.S.
    • Must have 2 years of experience in a similar job with students ages 5-15.
    • Must have a Live Scan Fingerprinting test and clear a background check.
    • Must be able to show up on time.
    • Must be able to communicate clearly and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, and their families.
    • Must be able to follow directions as well as take initiative.
    • Must have demonstrated abilities to supervise and guide children ranging in age from 5 to 15 years old.
    • Must have a ready smile and enjoy working with youth.
    • Must be responsible, calm, and assertive while supervising children ages 5-15 years old, setting strong boundaries regarding their safety, wellbeing, and interactions with other students.
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Regularly sit, talk, hear, and visually intercept visitors. 
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
    • Regularly use close and distance vision.
    • Turn, bend, and 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 the United States required.
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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.

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