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C&I College & Career Readiness Teacher on Special Assignment

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Requisition ID : 3041

Business Unit : Central Office

Job Code : 0807

FTE: 1.00 

Credential : Any Valid Single Subject Credential 

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.

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 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.

We have high need for teachers in the following areas: 

  • Bilingual (Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish)
  • Special Education (Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Special Education)
  • Physical Education 
  • Math
  • Science

College & Career Readiness

College & Career Readiness (CCR) promotes the District’s mission of creating a college-going culture by leveraging relationships within the local and national communities to ensure that all secondary school students have the means, opportunity, and preparation to succeed in postsecondary training, ranging from two- or four-year colleges, apprenticeships, or certification programs, and to be successful in the workplace. 

Position Description

The Teacher-on-Special-Assignment reports to the Supervisor of College & Career Readiness.  The TSA will support the district’s transformational work to develop systems of support for our students consistent with SFUSD’s Strategic Plan, Transform Learning, Transform Lives, and realize the steps that lead to Vision 2025 for SFUSD’s most vulnerable learners.  We want someone who accelerates how students receive services and resources to ensure they are college and career ready.  

There are several different teams in CCR and the TSA would be a member of one team, working to connect high school students with college coursework, internships, job placements, high school credit recovery (HSCR), college access, AVID and/or adult education.  Specific roles will be clarified in the application process.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with underrepresented students and their teachers, counselors and other school staff to develop and implement an on-ramp to college and career. 

  • Support sites by serving as a contact for all of CCR with expertise from your team. Develop sites regular CCR offerings (AVID, Career Pathways) and extracurricular/summer CCR programs with the goal of increasing underrepresented student participation and success.

  • Work as a part of a team by helping students access CCR opportunities (community college coursework, internships, AVID courses, credit recovery, Career Pathways, college access). This includes conducting student and school outreach, working with teachers, counselors and administrators, developing partnerships, and implementing systems of support so that students from all backgrounds enroll in and are successful in CCR programs.

  • Work directly with students for all aspects of CCR programming including student recruitment and follow-up for CCR Summer programs, major events (CTE Showcase, Intern Job Fair, Frisco Day, CCSF Registration/Orientation, etc) and applications (College, FAFSA/Dream, internship, etc)

  • Collaborate with a wide array of internal (schools, departments, other CCR teams) and external partners (CCSF, CBOs, industry partners) to support the implementation of programs for the district’s most vulnerable learners, through recruitment, field supervision, orientation, on-the-job training and/or course assistance.  Work with intern supervisors, site coordinators and other site staff to support students to be successful.

  • Implement systems and structures that support students to be successful in HS/college courses while working. 

  • Develop and teach curriculum to support student seminars for work readiness, college readiness, working with youth, success in the workplace, AVID and/or credit recovery.

  • Organize and Support Professional Development Events (AVID Summer Institute, Career Pathways, HSCR PD; must be available in the summer) and ongoing Professional Development for new and experienced HSCR/Career Pathways/AVID teachers and site coordinators annually.

  • Shadow CCR courses (Career Pathway, AVID, CCSF, HSCR), work with instructors, modify curriculum, create study guides and otherwise support students to be successful in CCR courses.

  • Organize sessions and prepare workshop content for the CCR Program orientation to ensure students are set up for success in their CCR experiences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid Teaching Credential

  • Possession of a valid Single Subject California Teaching Credential

  • Willingness to work summers with extended pay.

Desired Skills

  • Bilingual (Spanish, Chinese, Samoan)

  • CTE Credential or AVID Certification

The strongest candidates will have:

  • Willingness to work summers

  • Capacity to clearly communicate the vision, goals and mission of College & Career Readiness.

  • Experience working with diverse populations, including English Learners, African-American and other targeted students.

  • Knowledge of San Francisco’s public schools, CCSF and local labor market.

  • Knowledge of SFUSD graduation requirements, college admission requirements, community college application process, AVID, CTE and/or Human Resources requirements for interns in SFUSD or CBO jobs.

  • Knowledge, experience and ability to support effective teaching practices using a Response to Intervention approach.

  • Demonstrated ability to both work independently and in a team environment; communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; develop and maintain positive working relationships with individuals and groups.  Experience leading a team and navigating bureaucracy.

  • A proven record of effectively planning, organizing and using resources to take action and be accountable for capturing, analyzing and communicating data to ensure student and program success.

  • Knowledge and experience of standard computer applications such as the Google suite and the ability to learn the AVID data management or college CANVAS portal.

  • Ability to efficiently collect and report data.

  • Use of standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment and working knowledge of the Common Core curriculum

  • High degree of organization and effective time management; meet established timelines and deadlines

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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