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2024-2025 TK-12 Retired Administrator Substitute

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Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 54,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 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, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and 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.

What It Means to Work Here

The SFUSD community is unified by our Core Values:

  • Student-centered: We put students’ needs first
  • Fearless: We persist through challenges
  • United: We celebrate and build on each other’s strengths
  • Social Justice: We stand with those most vulnerable in our community
  • Diversity-driven: We respect and seek to understand each person

We are also inspired by 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 aCORE 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.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution
  • Negative TB test administered within 60 days of hire
  • Clearance of fingerprint background check
  • Be available for assignments five days a week
  • Be flexible and willing to work in distance learning, and/or at all of SFUSD’s High Potential Schools

Desired Qualifications

The strongest candidates will:

  • Be Patient: remain calm in difficult situations
  • Be Flexible and Adaptable: make quick decisions on the fly 
  • Be Resilient: have a thick skin and understand where kids are coming from
  • Be Creative: engage kids in multiple ways 
  • Be Sensitive to cultural differences 
  • Be Firm: maintain classroom control 
  • Be Caring: prioritize the needs of the students 
  • Get to know their students!
  • Build good relationships with school staff

What We Offer


  • Retired Admin Subs receive a starting daily rate of $538.46 for the initial 5 assignments and then are paid at a higher daily rate starting at assignment 6. 
    • Daily rates of assignment 6 and ongoing are varied depending on grade level and school enrollment numbers. Please review rates via this spreadsheet


  • Quality Teacher and Education Act (QTEA) bonus: The following bonuses will be paid after the end of each semester.
    • $200 for teaching at least sixty (60) days per semester 
    • $400 for teaching at least fifty (50) days per semester in High Potential school(s)


  • Medical and Dental Benefits
  • Tailored support and training from the Substitute Office

How to Apply

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Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the San Francisco Unified School District.

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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