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Teacher on Special Assignment - State & Federal Programs, Access & Equity

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Requisition ID : 5645 

Business Unit : Central Office 

Job Code :  0807 

Credential :  Multiple Subject 

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.

  • Proficiency in Critical Race Theory and Pedagogy, curricular programs (Balanced Literacy and Numeracy practices), reading and math assessments (F+P, RI, etc.), and supplementary resources and materials for Latinx, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders, American Indian and Black students and English Learners.

  • Expertise in small group instruction for reading and mathematics intervention including lesson planning, organizational systems, ongoing assessments, analysis of data, and various techniques/practices.

  • Practice methods and frameworks for professional development facilitation, adult learning, and observation-based coaching cycles.

  • Develop and support high leverage academic and social emotional support systems and structures for identified student groups.

  • Participate in team and departmental work

  • Principles and practices of organization and leadership.

  • Continue building and being in relationship with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of District students, families, staff and other stakeholders.

  • Proficiency with Common Core State Standards, ELA/ELD Framework, ELD Standards, Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), Response to Intervention/Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, and Universal Design for Learning and backwards unit, and lesson design experience.


Minimum Qualifications

Five (5) years of successful classroom teaching experience and strong language, literacy, mathematics, critical race theory pedagogical, and content knowledge

● Experience with language/literacy supports essential for learning across content areas.

● Experience facilitating professional development and application of adult learning theory, or success in a site leadership role

Ability to:

● Work with students who struggle with reading and mathematics to provide intensive supplemental instruction to students outside of the classroom.

● Determine staff development needs and develop strategic plans to meet those needs.

● Serve as a positive leader in various schools, including: Rallying enthusiasm for balanced literacy and mathematic practices; Having motivation and conviction that all students can learn and grow as readers and writers and mathematicians; and Developing a positive climate on campus.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Model and support implementation of small group targeted reading and mathematics intervention to K–8th grade students.
  • Support teachers with the implementation of: Appropriate Common Core State Standards content; Designated and
  • Integrated ELD instruction; Language and Literacy practices; and District-adopted curriculum.
  • Collaborate with central and site leadership in regular learning walks and informal classroom observations to capture learning indicators and progress monitoring data of adult practice for use during reflection on schoolwide practice and identification of leadership next steps.
  • Serve as member of Access and Equity Team to plan and implement a quality professional learning plan that aligns: Professional development; Teacher observation and feedback; Teacher team (PLC) inquiry and collaboration;and Classroom-based mentoring.

Desired Qualifications

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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