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R35 - Student Support Coordinator - RISE-SF: Refugee and Immigrant Solidarity in Education - SFSD

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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 55,000 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

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

Mission: To ensure the academic, physical and emotional growth of San Francisco’s children and youth by assisting school sites in building their capacity to meet the needs of the whole child. The mission is aligned with SFUSD goals and priorities and evidenced in SHPD goals and objectives, which are implemented under the direction of the Director of School Health Programs Department. The role of the School Climate Coordinator is described below. As per Ed Code 44065, paraprofessional staff will not perform more that 50% of their job duties consisting of rendering service in directing, coordinating, supervising or administering any portion or all types of functions related to school health programs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree; credential and/or M.A. in counseling or related field preferred.
  • Experience working in K-12 school setting;
  • Experience collaborating with community based organizations and other city agencies;
  • Experience providing case management, facilitating support groups, and counseling;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience working with multidisciplinary teams, bicultural, bilingual a plus;
  • Knowledge and experience with computers, including: word processing, data bases, and internet;
  • Knowledge and experience working with Coordinated/Comprehensive School Health Model.

Desired Qualifications

  • This position’s primary focus is to assist refugee, immigrant and newcomer school age students, who have been in the U.S. five years or less, improve their academic performance and social adjustment through activities such as supplemental English language instruction, after-school tutoring programs, after-school/summer programs that support remedial work or promote school readiness, and parental involvement programs.
  • Additionally, this position is charged with helping eligible families navigate institutional systems and structures to ensure they get connected with SFUSD resources and community services they need such as food, housing, immunizations, and immigration legal support to name a few.
  • Spanish fluency (written and verbal) and BIPOC applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Three to five years of experience working with immigrant populations in direct services is preferred.

What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.


How to Apply

  • Visit and create a new administrator account to begin your application.
  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, references, and administrative credentials/licenses.
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process

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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 the 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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