About CSB

Employment Opportunities

Founded in 1957, Cathedral School for Boys is an independent Episcopal school located on the grounds of Grace Cathedral, serving the San Francisco community. The School enrolls 265 boys in kindergarten through eighth grade and is fully accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools. Cathedral School for Boys strives to provide an education derived from three main sources: the highest academic and personal standards humanely applied; a diverse community united in its concern for the school and for the world; and an active engagement with religion and the spiritual dimension.
 
Academically, the School sets high standards in literacy, basic skills, self-discipline, the joy of learning, and the pursuit of wisdom. We set equally high standards in good behavior, caring, mutual respect, truth-telling and honor, and emphasize these qualities in all aspects of school life. Art, music, drama and physical education are integral parts of the curriculum. We prepare boys to enter demanding secondary schools confidently; we recognize that there are a variety of learning styles and paces among able students, and we try to teach accordingly. Teachers focus on learning styles that are boy-friendly, particularly hands-on, active lessons which allow for movement and vigor.

Cathedral School for Boys is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community. People of color are encouraged to apply. Compensation is competitive and includes health, dental and vision insurance and TIAA annuity program.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Assistant Director of Admission
Reports to Director of Admission
12-month, full-time, administrative position
Posted: January 9, 2019
  
The Assistant Director of Admission supports the Director of Admissions in the recruitment and enrollment of students to Cathedral School for Boys.  Specifically, this role has ownership of the admissions department database along with data entry and analytics.  Additionally, this position plays a key role in recruitment as it relates to community outreach and inclusion.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage admissions onboarding software (Blackbaud’s OnBoard)
  • Manage all candidate applications
  • Run reports
  • Manage online application process, trouble shooting for families when necessary
  • Respond to all email and phone questions from families
  • Coordinate events, on-campus and off-campus
  • Conduct student screenings
  • Manage Cathedral outreach including coordination outreach to underrepresented communities, maintaining and developing relationships with SMART, AIM High, ABC, and other community organizations, and maintaining and developing relationships with local public elementary schools
  • Ownership of the development and management of Cathedral Community Scholars program including identification of schools, community centers, and churches where we can build relationships; identification of prospective candidates, and cultivate relationships with them and their families; and support for candidates through the application process  
Skills and Competencies
  • An eagerness to work with boys 4-14 and their families
  • A desire to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Compassion, thoughtfulness, and enthusiasm
  • Commitment to Cathedral’s mission of diversity and welcoming to all people
  • Service and detail oriented
  • A high level of discretion and professionalism
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Resilient and flexible
 Assistant Director of Admission
Required
Preferred
Qualification
Bachelor’s degree
Advanced degree in education
Experience
3-5 years’ working in Admissions or Development or as a teacher
Event planning
Prior Knowledge
Microsoft Office Suite
Conversational Spanish or Cantonese
CRM, specifically BlackBaud’s OnBoard application
G Suite
 
Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and three references to Tara Boland, Director of Admission.  
 
This position begins in the summer of 2019.
 
Kindergarten Co-Lead Teacher
Reports to Director of Lower School
12-month, full-time, exempt
Posted: January 9, 2019

The Co-Lead Teacher is responsible for planning instructional lessons and curriculum, as well as teaching, and assessing students in the core subject areas at the kindergarten elementary level.
 
Key Responsibilities:
(The primary tasks, functions, and deliverables)
  • Overtly support and act in accordance with the School’s Mission and values
  • Work collaboratively with co-lead teacher to plan, teach, and assess
  • Demonstrate appropriate planning and preparation for instruction
  • Develop and maintain a classroom atmosphere centered on intellectual inquiry and student engagement
  • Foster classroom community through inclusionary, compassionate, and supportive practices
  • Uphold professional standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
  • Appropriately carry out specific responsibilities as designated by the division (i.e. duties)
  • Honor the confidentiality of school and student information
  • Communicate effectively with co-lead, students, families, and colleagues
  • Engage in self-reflection and professional development through goal setting, Professional Development opportunities, and ongoing dialog with division directors. 
Other Duties:
  • Lead week-long Kinder Camp in August for incoming kindergarten students
  • Support admissions’ work through tours, preschool visits, and screenings
  • Attend student support meetings
Skills and Competencies:
(The abilities that the individual needs in order to perform the role effectively)
  • A passion for working with kindergarten students
  • A desire to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers
  • An openness to professional development and continuous learning
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A pleasant and collegial approach to work and, ideally, a sense of humor
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
Kindergarten
Co-Lead
Required
Preferred
Qualification
Bachelor’s degree
Advanced degree in education and content area
Experience
1-2 years’ elementary classroom experience
Lead teaching experience
3-5 years’ experience grade-level experience
Prior Knowledge
 
Experience with Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop curriculum and instruction,
Bridges’ math program, Phonics instruction, differentiated learning, backwards planning and creating performance assessments, Project-Based Learning methodology,
Responsive Classroom Training, and
Google Suite for Education
 
































Please submit your cover letter and resume and/or a link to your Linkedin profile to the Director of Lower School, Kate Juergens – juergens@cathedralschool.net.


Annual Giving and Special Events Manager
Reports to Director of Development
12-month, full-time, administrative position
Posted: February 14, 2019
 
Main Purpose of the Role
The Annual Giving and Special Events Manager is part of a fun and creative three-person Development Team responsible for fostering a culture of philanthropy, volunteerism, and gratitude in support of Cathedral School for Boys. The Development Team is responsible for meeting financial goals associated with the School’s annual operations and long-term growth and development. We strive to encourage and value all of the ways that individuals and families can and do support the School's Mission.
 
The Annual Giving and Special Events Manager specifically oversees the Annual Giving Program (the Cathedral School Fund) and helps organize and support various events designed to foster an engaged and inclusive community. This role provides vital support to all areas of development, including donor acknowledgement and stewardship, volunteer coordination and appreciation, and general office administration and database management.
 
Key Responsibilities:
Annual Giving: The Cathedral School Fund
  • Coordinates all aspects of our Annual Giving program (the Cathedral School Fund) which currently raises over $1.1M for the School’s general operations
  • Manages an effective program of personal solicitation and volunteer leadership to maximize donations to the Cathedral School Fund
  • Prepares and compiles all materials for Cathedral School Fund education & communication
  • Identifies and enlists volunteer leadership and works with volunteers to meet our fundraising and participation goals
  • Develops targeted campaigns and drafts appeals to all Cathedral School constituencies
  • Ensures that major gift prospects are identified among annual donors
  • Monitors program results and provides ongoing analysis and evaluation of solicitation programs
  • Coordinates cultivation and stewardship plan for Cathedral School Fund donors and volunteers
  • Maximizes the corporate matching gift potential among current and prospective donors 
Database Management / Gift Acknowledgement / Reporting
  • Provides oversight of the gift entry and acknowledgement process, ensuring accurate and timely processing of gifts and pledge reminders through Raiser’s Edge, and serves as the primary liaison between Development and Finance/Operations for reconciliation of gifts and audit preparation
  • Strategizes use of the donor database, reporting tools, and technology platforms to support workflow and fundraising efforts
  • Builds and runs Raiser’s Edge queries, mailings, exports, and reports to support fundraising efforts of staff and volunteers
  • Serves as staff member of Development and Major Gifts Committees and produces regular updates on fundraising for Development Committee and Board meetings
  • Produces notes and action reports from monthly Development and Major Gifts meetings
Special Events / Volunteer Support / Communications
  • Coordinates New Parent Information Welcome Reception, Headmaster Breakfasts, and Donor/Volunteer Recognition events
  • Supports Parent Association volunteers with events such as the Fall Bash Parent Party, All-Family Picnic, Grandparents & Special Friends Day and the annual Gala/Auction
  • Assists with grant-writing and identification of foundational support for school initiatives
  • Attends development and other school events and is a visible and engaged community member
  • Assists with writing and reporting for the School’s Annual Report
Skills and Competencies:
  • General office and strong administrative/computer skills
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a wide range of individuals inside and outside of the School, in formal and informal settings
  • Positive, joyful attitude and ability to demonstrate enthusiasm for the students, Mission, programs, and aspirations of the School
  • Ability to represent Cathedral School in a professional, relational, and ethical manner while maintaining appropriate confidentiality
  • Strong time management, organizational, and detail-oriented skills
  • Effective and open communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload in a timely manner and handle multiple deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving and collaboration skills
  • Availability to work some nights/weekends
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and lift up to 25 pounds (reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions)
  • A good sense of humor as “we believe that education thrives in a school where parents, teachers, students, and trustees know each other well, communicate comfortably and openly in an environment of mutual respect, and habitually laugh together. 
 Annual Giving and Special Events Manager
Required
Preferred
Qualification
Bachelor’s degree
 
Experience
3-5 years working in Advancement or Development or similar non-profit or professional experience
Event planning / Writing & Communications
Prior Knowledge
Microsoft Office Suite
Familiarity with relational database software systems
Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge
 
 Please submit your cover letter and resume and/or a link to your Linkedin profile to the Director of Development, Jim Schmidt at schmidt@cathedralschool.net.
 
 
School Chaplain
Reports to Headmaster
Full-time
Posted: February 26, 2019
 
Cathedral School for Boys is an Episcopal school located in the historic Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco and serving 263 students in grades kindergarten through eighth. Cathedral School is a division of Grace Episcopal Cathedral, and it resides on the same city block as Grace Cathedral and the Diocese of California. Because of the School’s location, the Chaplain serves as a member of a vibrant network of institutions, clergy, and laity working on behalf of the Episcopal Church and a collection of Episcopal organizations.
 
At the same time, Cathedral School operates largely autonomously. Although the School shares some space with Grace Cathedral, it is independently governed and financed. Importantly, the Chaplain reports directly to and works closely with the Headmaster.
 
Throughout its history, Cathedral School has sought to provide the finest possible education for boys within a highly diverse community of students, faculty, and parents. Roughly 40% of the students identify as non-white, and there are twenty-four zip codes represented within the student body. Cathedral maintains one of the most robust financial assistance budgets in the area (known as “Adjustable Tuition” at the School).
 
The breadth of religious diversity within our community is both wide and intentional, and the religious plurality that exists at Cathedral School remains one of our hallmarks. Importantly, this plurality, we feel, enhances our identity as an Episcopal school. We believe that this attribute provides each student with the opportunity to forge, at his own time and pace, an abiding understanding of who he is as a spiritual being. Our religious diversity also compels each boy to develop an appreciation for the beliefs of others. As one parent recently commented, “My son graduated with a deeper understanding of his beliefs as a Hindu, and with an essential awareness of and respect for the practices of others.”
 
The Chaplain represents one of the most public and influential voices within the Cathedral School community. The Chaplain directs four Chapel services a week, all of which are held in Grace Cathedral. The Chaplain coordinates many of these services with teachers, administrators, and students. (Grace Cathedral, in fact, regularly hosts dignitaries and leaders from all over the world, and the School makes every effort to harness the Cathedral’s history and reputation as a leading institution for social change.) The Chaplain is also responsible for developing and delivering a K-8 religion curriculum, which currently includes a study of the Old Testament, the world’s major religions, and ethics. The Chaplain is also intimately involved in the School’s service learning program. (In fact, Cathedral’s location within the City of San Francisco and proximity to a variety of prominent service organizations represent an area of programmatic opportunity for our School.)
 
While tradition is an important part of Cathedral School’s ethos- the boys wear ties to class, for instance- it is not encumbered by history. In fact, we seek candidates, who are interested in helping Cathedral School, specifically, and Episcopal schools, more generally, reimagine the role that a Chaplain can and should play in a diverse, dynamic, and increasingly interconnected world. Thus, it is our hope that the incoming Chaplain will possess the interest and capacity to think and act expansively in reimagining this role.
 
Cathedral School seeks an ordained Episcopal priest attracted to the unique Mission of our School. It is imperative that candidates feel called to work with boys at this formative stage of their lives and especially as we, at this inflection point in social and cultural history, necessarily reconsider what it means to be a young man. Experience serving as a school Chaplain is helpful, though not mandatory. More important are the attributes of compassion, creativity, integrity, motivation, and humility. Those lacking a sense of humor need not apply. A desire to collaborate is essential.
 
This is a full-time position. The salary and benefits offered by Cathedral School are some of the best in the Bay Area, and the Cathedral School Chaplain, if qualified, participates fully in the Church Pension Fund. We recognize the potential complexities of moving to the Bay Area, and we offer support to those undertaking this move.
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Harrison Wilkes, assistant to the Headmaster.


STEM Teacher
Reports to Director of Curriculum
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Posted: March 6, 2019
 
Main Purpose of the Role
Cathedral School for Boys seeks a passionate and motivated teacher interested in working with others to create and implement an emerging STEM curriculum in middle school. The program will incorporate elements of robotics, engineering, coding, math, and technology which build upon an engineering curriculum already in place in the Lower School.
 
Key Responsibilities:
(The primary tasks, functions and deliverables of the role)
  • Support and act in accordance with the School’s Mission and values
  • Work collaboratively with instructional technology, science, and math teachers to implement an evolving STEM program in both the Lower and Upper Schools
  • Plan, model, and teach effective use of technology in a variety of settings with both students and teachers with an emphasis on iPads, making, project-based learning, coding, and innovation in the classroom
  • Deliver STEM-oriented instruction through project-based learning methods in both divisions
  • Work directly with school administrators and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of STEM initiatives and curriculum
  • Keep apprised of current developments and best practices in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy, and theory related to engineering and technology instruction
  • Integrate digital literacy and citizenship through direct instruction and teacher collaboration
  • Uphold professional standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
  • Engage in self-reflection and professional development through goal setting, professional development opportunities, and ongoing dialog with the Director of Curriculum 
Other Duties:
  • Supervise appropriate weekly duties
  • Serve as an academic advisor to a group of 8-10 middle school students
  • Attend student support meetings, division meetings, and full-faculty meetings
Skills and Competencies
(The abilities that the individual needs in order to perform this role effectively)
  • A passion for working with elementary and middle school boys
  • A desire to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers
  • Ability to listen to feedback, be reflective, be flexible, and take initiative
  • An openness to professional development and continuous learning
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A pleasant and collegial approach to work and, ideally, a sense of humor
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
 
 STEM Teacher
Required
Preferred
Qualification
Bachelor’s degree
Advanced degree in education or content area
Experience
1-2 years teaching experience in instructional technology or science
3-5 years teaching experience in instructional technology or science
Teaching experience in science, math, engineering, or technology, or work in a related field is preferred
Prior Knowledge
Interest and passion for engineering
Familiarity with iPads, Blackbaud, and general audio-visual setup and a willingness to become proficient in other products as necessary
Training in engineering
Experience with iPads, Blackbaud, and general audio-visual setup and a willingness to become proficient in other products as necessary
 
 Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Director of Curriculum, Paul Bertrand at bertrand@cathedralschool.net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cathedral School for Boys


1275 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone 415-771-6600
Fax 415-771-2547
Located in San Francisco, CA, Cathedral School for Boys is an independent elementary school for boys in grades K-8. Our mission is to provide an excellent education through intellectual inquiry and rigor that is centered in the Episcopal tradition and is respectful of and welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.