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2021-22 School Year Teacher Librarian Pool

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21-22 Teacher Librarian pool position. Please apply if you hold a Teacher Librarian credential or are interested in pursuing one. Apply here to be considered for Teacher Librarian positions across SFUSD. Please also apply to site-specific postings.

Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose. Our goal is that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century. The mission of the San Francisco Unified School District is to provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, cultural and linguistic sensitivity, democratic responsibility, economic competence, and physical and mental health so that each student can achieve his or her maximum potential.

Our three primary goals focus on closing the achievement gap and diminishing the predictive power of demographics:

  • Access and Equity: We will make social justice a reality by ensuring every student has access to quality teaching and learning.
  • Achievement: We will ensure that every student graduates from high school ready for college and career success in the 21st century.
  • Accountability: We will keep our promises to students and families and enlist everyone in the community to join us.

What It Means to Work Here

When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. In 2014, SFUSD created an inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives.SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.

Who We Want

We want talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and problem solvers comfortable in a community of continuous learning. 


SFUSD’s school libraries provide a space where all students have the opportunity to be curious and develop their own understandings and perspectives. Teacher librarians create programs that promote student research of personal interests, exchange of opinions with peers, and formulation of new understandings. SFUSD teacher librarians plan diverse learning experiences to inspire equitable, active student participation.


Our libraries must provide all students with the space, guidance, and resources to pursue personal interests, to creatively use ideas and information, and to develop abilities that will allow them to become independent, ethical, and lifelong learners.


Our teacher librarians ensure that all students experience high-quality literacy programs, a print-rich environment, and access to current technology. Librarians develop their collections so that students see their lives, interests, and identities reflected in their school’s books, programming, and digital content. Within the safe and welcoming environment of the school library, students are given the guidance and tools to pursue their own interests, receive academic assistance, and access resources to expand their understanding   of the world. Our school libraries are community workspaces where students with common interests can meet and collaborate and develop communication skills essential for college and career.

Minimum Qualifications

  • SFUSD requires all teachers to hold or be pursuing a valid California teaching credential and an English Learner or Bilingual Authorization. We welcome applications from teachers who have not yet received their credentials, and our Credentials Team is happy to work with each teacher who's accepted a position in SFUSD to apply for permits that allow him/her to teach while pursuing a credential.  


    ● Possession of a valid Teaching Credential with English Learners authorization (CLAD or BCLAD)—either Single Subject or Multiple Subjects.

    ● Either a Teacher Librarian Credential or National Board Certification in Library Media

    ● Outstanding and /or Highly Satisfactory Summary Evaluations

    ● At least three years of classroom teaching experience with demonstrated effectiveness in the subject matter, use of standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment

    ● Legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In accordance with the California Standards of the Teaching Profession, teacher librarians work under the supervision of site or central office administrators and in collaboration with their school staff, families and community and are responsible for the fulfillment of the essential duties set forth below

  • Planning and Preparation
  • Instruction
  • The Library Environment
  • Professional Dispositions & Behaviors

Desired Experience

● Successful experience working with a diverse adult and student population; track record of successful teaching in an urban school setting

● Demonstrated ability to collaborate with teacher colleagues, as well as district and school-based administrators

● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; high degree of organization and effective time management

● History of creative, passionate and successful instruction with historically underserved communities

● Credentialed by California as a teacher or administrator

● Record of positive demeanor and collaborative success

● Bilingually proficient (speaking, reading, writing) in Cantonese or Spanish

What We Offer

SFUSD is committed to attracting and retaining the best educators in the nation. Benefits of teaching in San Francisco include:

  • Competitive salaries determined by experience, education level, and credentials
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance for teachers and their eligible dependents
  • City and state programs for housing assistance: 
  • Teacher Next Door Program: https://sfmohcd.org/teacher-next-door
  • MyHome Assistance Program: https://www.calhfa.ca.gov/homebuyer/programs/myhome.htm
  • Additional salary stipend of $5000 for National Board Certified teachers
  • Additional salary stipend of $2000 for credentialed teachers teaching in high potential schools and a $1000 stipend for teachers teaching hard to fill subject areas

How to Apply

  • Go to: https://careers.sfusd.edu/
  • Create an account and complete an application. 
  • Go to the “Current Openings” tab to view and apply for specific openings.


Please check back often to connect your application to specific openings as they are posted. Applicants will be contacted based on the needs of the district. For more information about careers at SFUSD, please visit https://careers.sfusd.edu/. For more information about SFUSD’s mission and Strategic Plan please visit www.sfusd.edu. For other questions, contact us at teach@sfusd.edu.

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities. For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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