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TSA - Literacy Coach 2023-2024

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Requisition ID : 16137

Business Unit : Central Office

Job Code : 0827

FTE: 1.00 

Credential : Multiple Subject

Grade : Elementary all grades

Language :
This is for a Literacy Coach position - Elementary - All Grades - for the 2023-2024 school year. This position requires a Multiple Subject credential and English Learner Authorization. This is a pool position and not for a specific site. 


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.

While San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is one of the highest performing urban districts in
California, the district continues to struggle with ensuring that students who are African American,
Latino, Samoan, English Learners and/or Special Education achieve equitable outcomes. Recognizing this need, SFUSD is continuing to take important steps to disrupt student underachievement and to build the capacity of school communities to engage in continuous improvement and accelerate student outcomes.

A key element of the district’s theory of change is to ensure that teachers have multiple opportunities to engage in high quality professional learning, including opportunities to: receive job-embedded coaching and instructional guidance, reflect on instructional practices, and plan and collaborate with colleagues around short and long-term instructional goals based on demonstrated student work or data. 

SFUSD is seeking to identify a cadre of Literacy Coaches with deep content knowledge and a proven ability to positively support adult learners who will lead the district towards the development of a common vision for effective literacy instruction through providing teachers with direct instructional guidance and impactful professional development.

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the components of SFUSD’s Comprehensive Approach to Literacy (reading workshop, writing workshop, word study, interactive read-aloud, etc.) and the SFUSD ELA PK-12 Core Curriculum.
  • Successful experience working with a diverse adult and student population; track record of success in an urban school setting
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and modeling of lessons in subject matter
  • Experience in group facilitation and conducting professional development in the subject matter
  • Experience and knowledge in how to use programs and/or materials as instructional resources
  • Demonstrates understanding of the Gradual Release of Responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with district and school-based administrators
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; high degree of organization and effective time management
  • History of successful instruction with educationally and socially underserved communities
  • Skillful in analyzing student assessment data, instructional planning and professional development of teachers
  • Has at least five years teaching experience
  • Record of positive demeanor and collaborative success
  • Bilingually proficient (speaking, reading, writing) in Cantonese or Spanish

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Literacy Coaches will either be “site-based” or will work across multiple sites, supporting teachers in both informal and in more formalized coaching cycles around an identified aspect of instructional practice. Coaches will serve up to ten additional work days (compensated accordingly), to participate in coaching network meetings to develop protocols, professional learning modules, and role-alike training in preparation for the start of the school year.
Literacy Coaches will be selected into a central pool of qualified candidates who will then be interviewed to serve at one or more sites.

In accordance with the California Standards of the Teaching Profession, teachers 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: 


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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 them to teach while pursuing a credential.

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:
  • MyHome Assistance Program:
  • 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

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  • 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 For more information about SFUSD’s mission and Strategic Plan please visit For other questions, contact us at

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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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