"We believe that the School’s programs are affected by a talented, enthusiastic, and loving collegial faculty. These men and women are recruited and retained based on their professional skills, their willingness to model the highest standards in every respect, and their commitment to professional and personal growth."
Excerpt from Cathedral School for Boys'
Statement of Philosophy
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.
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Alumni Program Coordinator
The Alumni Program Coordinator plans, coordinates, and implements stewardship,
outreach, and engagement events for Cathedral School’s Alumni Community (currently about 1,500 graduates).
More specifically, the Alumni Program Coordinator:
- Provides support and organization for the Alumni Advisory Committee (AAC) and other alumni activities as requested;
- Attends and plans all meetings of the AAC;
- Serves as the liaison between the AAC and the School and coordinates the nominating process for the Committee;
- Creates, implements, and attends, with the Alumni President and AAC, ongoing alumni programs and events— including Alumni Reunions for graduating High
- School seniors and classes celebrating decade milestones, Alumni Day and the annual Alumni vs. Faculty Basketball Game, and regional/local alumni gatherings (some travel required);
- Identifies potential alumni prospects for philanthropic support and future Board and alumni program leadership;
- Oversees the stewardship and, as requested, assists with cultivation of alumni, working with the Associate Director and Director of Development on topics relevant to alumni support and involvement with a goal of increasing both;
- Coordinates alumni engagement with the School community, including special presentations for the current student body, admissions events for prospective families, and volunteer/internship opportunities with various departments;
- Works with current student leaders and students to engage them in giving back to Cathedral School as a way to foster future involvement and support as alumni;
- Maintains a regular schedule of contact with alumni and alumni parents through print, email, phone, and social media communication;
- Updates office database files as to cultivation and stewardship of alumni as well as maintains and locates current contact information for alumni;
- Solicits and edits regular updates for the Alumni section of the Red & Gold
- magazine; and,
- Is a member of the School’s Development and Administrative teams an assists with larger School events and tasks as needed throughout the year.
How to Apply
- Bachelor’s Degree (required)
- Three years of work experience, preferably in marketing, public relations, or education, and especially with recruiting/leading volunteers and planning/executing successful events
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to establish goals and action plans, and to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team to achieve goals
- Proficiency with information management systems and electronic and social media communications
- Highly motivated, flexible, resourceful, well-organized, and good interpersonal skills
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to James Schmidt, Director of Development at email@example.com
Director of Finance & Operations
The Director of Finance & Operations is a twelve-month, full-time, senior administrative position that reports directly to the Headmaster.
The Director of Finance & Operations oversees the management of the School’s $11 million annual operating budget and, working with the Business Office Administrator, manages the daily financial operations of the School.
More specifically, the Director of Finance and Operations:
- Maintains high ethical standards, respect for colleagues, integrity, confidentiality, and belief in the School’s Mission.
- Works with administrators and Board members to develop and manage the annual operating budget and to create multi-year budget forecast that supports the School’s goals and Mission.
- Works with the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees to establish agenda and reports for monthly Finance Committee meetings.
- Oversees the staff and outside resources responsible for maintaining the campus buildings and equipment.
- Manages the School’s process of tuition billing and collection, accounts payable, and payroll, and coordinates the reconciliation of the accounts used by the School.
- Coordinates the School’s annual audit.
- Provides financial reports to the School’s leadership and the Board.
- Maintains relationships with and oversees the work of various outside vendors, who support the School’s operations.
- Works with the Admission staff to manage the administration of the school’s tuition assistance program.
- Works with investment advisors to oversee the School’s $16 million endowment, to reconcile the various endowed funds, and to administer the endowment in compliance with school and donor guidelines.
- Ensures that the human resources policies and practices are clearly articulated, consistently applied, and conform with all legal requirements.
- Serves as the person responsible for managing the School’s emergency management plans, procedures, and systems.
- A Bachelor’s degree (required), a Master’s degree (preferred)
- At least five years experience in finance or accounting or business management
- Excellent communication skills
- Proven experience in a managerial role, preferably at an independent school or nonprofit
- Proficiency with Blackbaud/ Financial Edge software
- Excellent attention to detail and strong work ethic
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to Harrison Wilkes, Assistant to the Headmaster, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Teacher (Lower School)
The assistant teacher is primarily responsible for assisting and supporting the head teacher in a self-contained class of 24 boys. The assistant teacher regularly engages in individual and small group work with students, classroom management and supervision, lesson preparation, and curriculum development and lesson planning when appropriate. The assistant teacher also assumes the role of head teacher in their absence. The positions are full-time, beginning August 2017. Professional development funds are also available for workshops and conferences throughout the year.
- Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year institution (teaching credential preferred);
- Teaching experience in an elementary classroom, including curriculum development and classroom management;
- Eagerness to work as part of a team and collaborate with the head teacher;
- Understanding of how to support children academically, emotionally, culturally, and socially, and how to create a nurturing, mutually respectful environment;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with students, parents, and faculty;
- Interest in personal and professional development; and
- Sense of professionalism.
How to Apply
Please email cover letter and resume to: Kate Juergens, Director of Lower School at email@example.com
. Please include your resume in the body of your email and as an attachment.
People of color are encouraged to apply.
Compensation is competitive and includes health, dental and vision insurance and TIAA/CREF annuity program.
Math Teachers (Upper School)
The School is seeking candidates for two positions for the 2018-2019 school year:
1. Full-time middle school math teacher for the 2018-19 school year.
2. Maternity leave middle school math teacher for the first trimester of the 2018-19 school year (approximately August 21, 2018 - December 1, 2018).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Plan, teach, and evaluate students in daily math classes (the anticipated teaching assignment will be 3 sections and 3 preps, that is, one section each at three different grade levels).
- Maintain the highest quality of instruction and expectations for students.
- Communicate effectively with parents.
- Collaborate with teachers and administrators in regular curricular review, ensuring best practices in math instruction.
- Write high school recommendation letters upon request.
- Serve as an advisor for a group of 8-10 students.
- Supervise recess and participate in other student activities and overnight field trips.
- Design and teach a course during intercession (does not apply to the maternity leave position).
- Attend faculty meetings, chapel, assemblies and other required school events.
- Five or more years of experience teaching math, preferably at the middle-school level, and including algebra.
- Bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution. Teaching credential or advanced degree preferred.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Commitment to early adolescent education.
- Experience with frequent collaboration and an eagerness to plan units and lessons with other math colleagues.
- Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction and address a range of learning styles.
- Familiarity with project-based learning and multicultural education is preferred.
- An eagerness to work in an all-boy environment and to embrace the School’s Mission.
How to Apply
Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Chad Harlow
, Director of Upper School. For email submissions, please use the subject line: Middle School Math Position. Video recorded lessons are welcomed.
4th Grade Co-Lead Teacher (Lower School)
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 fourth grade elementary level.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- 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 (eg. 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, PD opportunities, and ongoing dialog with division directors.
- Attendance on field trips and 4th grade Outdoor Education Overnight
- Support admission work through tours and visitors
- Advanced degree in education and content area
- A passion for working with young people
- 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 approach to work and, ideally, a sense of humor
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience in reading and phonics instruction, differentiated learning, backwards planning and creating performance assessments
- Experience using the Project Based Learning methodology
- Responsive Classroom Training
- 5-7 years experience grade-level experience