Who We Are

Careers

We believe in teachers! Join the Cathedral community and experience what it means to create transformative learning experiences for our students through collaboration, curiosity, innovation, and a growth mindset.

We recognize the challenges associated with working in San Francisco. For this reason, we are committed to supporting our faculty and staff, both in and out of the classroom. A career at Cathedral includes:

  • Salaries and benefits that are among the most generous of any school in the Bay Area
  • Health care coverage for staff and their dependents
  • A robust non-matching retirement contribution
  • Parking and commuter benefits
  • A delicious daily lunch provided by Acre Gourmet
  • Significant resources towards professional development 

List of 5 items.

  • Athletic Director

    Main Purpose of the Role
    The Athletic Director/Physical Education teacher is responsible for the education of students and for leading the School’s Athletic Department and its constituents.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Develop and execute vision for the school’s athletic program.
    • Oversee all aspects of athletic program including: hiring, training, and managing coaches; managing, organizing, and reordering equipment and uniforms; scheduling games and practices at on-campus and off-campus facilities; preparing content and maintaining website; preparing annual budget and ensuring that daily budget is balanced; ensuring compliance with leagues and associations; organizing transportation; communicating with student-athletes, families, coaches, athletic directors, referees, and league officials; and maintaining facilities.
    • Communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and families.

    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging Commitments:
    • Engage in conversations with empathy and curiosity, listen to recognize the presence, ideas, and beliefs of all individuals within the Cathedral School community;
    • Practice courage and acting with integrity to speak up and speak out to stand up for what is right even when it is challenging or unpopular;
    • Uphold the process of reflection, healing, and repair, holding ourselves accountable and accepting responsibility for our actions.

    Skills and Competencies:
    • Possess creative problem-solving skills.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school community members, leagues, officials, and coaches.
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Passion for movement, physical activity, and youth education.
    • Confidence with juggling multiple schedules.

    RequiredPreferred
    QualificationBachelor’s Degree, CPR First-Aid AEDMaster’s Degree, Coaching Certifications
    Experience3-5 years in a PE teaching role or equivalent experienceCoaching, independent school experience
    Prior KnowledgeCurriculum developmentPE-specific professional development, Blackbaud Edge products

    Contact:
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to Harrison Wilkes, Assistant to the Head of School, at wilkes@cathedralschool.net.

    Role Title
    : Athletic Director
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Reports to: Head of School
    Direct Reports: Assistant Athletic Director, PE Staff
  • Spanish Teacher

    Language Department Goals
    We believe in the power that learning a second language greatly contributes to a student’s overall development.  Our program seeks to:
    • Develop cultural competency, equity, and inclusion by providing dual exposure to both Spanish and Mandarin
    • Develop proficiency in the following areas (adapted from World Readiness Standards, ACTFL):
      • Communication skills (interpersonal, interpretive, presentational)
      • Cultures (understanding cultural practices and products)
      • Connections (make connections to other disciplines; access and evaluate information from and about diverse cultures and perspectives)
      • Comparisons (language comparisons, cultural comparisons)
      • Communities (interaction and collaboration within the community and beyond)

    Key Responsibilities
    • Overtly support and act in accordance with the school’s mission and values
    • Teach four classes at varying levels in grades 3-8
    • At the elementary levels, work collaboratively with Lower School homeroom teachers to plan, teach, and assess
    • Demonstrate appropriate planning and preparation for instruction at all levels
    • 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, advisory, outdoor education trips, conferences, admissions events)
    • Honor the confidentiality of school and student information
    • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues
    • Engage in self-reflection and professional development through goal setting, lesson observations, professional development opportunities, and ongoing dialog with division directors

    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging Commitments
    • Engage in conversations with empathy and curiosity, listen to recognize the presence, ideas, and beliefs of all individuals within the Cathedral School community;
    • Practice courage and acting with integrity to speak up and speak out to stand up for what is right even when it is challenging or unpopular;
    • Uphold the process of reflection, healing, and repair, holding ourselves accountable and accepting responsibility for our actions.

    Skills and Competencies
    • Passion for teaching and celebrating the Spanish language and Hispanic culture
    • A commitment 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

    RequiredPreferred
    QualificationBachelor’s degree Advanced degree in education and content area
    ExperienceExperience teaching in middle or elementary school settingsExperience teaching with a social justice lens;
    Experience organizing and leading international foreign language trips;
    3-5 years teaching experience 
    Prior KnowledgeNative or near-native fluency;
    Trained in second language instruction
    Responsive Classroom training or related community-building programs e.g. advisory programs;
    Proficiency in education technology applications

    Contact:
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to Chad Harlow, Director of Upper School, at harlow@cathedralschool.net.

    Role Title: Spanish Teacher
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Reports to: Director of Upper School
    Direct Reports: N/A
  • Learning Specialist

    Main Purpose of the Role
    The Learning Specialist’s primary responsibility is to support the Lower and Upper School Learning Specialists by identifying and supporting students who are learning differently, kindergarten through eighth grade. Additionally, the Learning Specialist will conduct screening and assessment at intervals throughout the school year, lead and manage small group and 1-1 sessions, and work collaboratively with faculty and families to ensure students are progressing successfully.
     
    Key Responsibilities
    • Overtly support and act in accordance with the School’s mission and values
    • Lead process for identifying, monitoring and remediating students who learn differently (including
      advanced learners)
    • Attend Student Support Meetings with faculty
    • Work collaboratively with homeroom teachers to observe, assess, and work with students who have
      learning needs
    • Work with families on at-home recommendations and in collaboration with outside agencies
    • Define and deliver general and specialized instruction for students with learning needs (including, but not
      limited to 1:1 sessions, small group instruction)
    • Support admissions by occasionally reading candidate evaluations
    • Educate faculty and parents on understanding learning differences
    • 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 faculty, students, families, and colleagues
    • Engage in self-reflection and professional development through goal setting, Professional Development
      opportunities, and ongoing dialog with Division Directors

    Skills and Competencies
    • A commitment 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
     
    RequiredPreferred
    QualificationBachelor’s degreeMaster’s Degree, especially in educational therapy or a related field; Orton Gillingham Training; Certified as Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner (W.D.P.)
    ExperienceUnderstanding of and experience in early intervention, assessments, and language acquisition; Experience teaching in lower or middle school or working with students of that ageExperience working in a school; Experience using assessment tools to gather information; 3-5 years of teaching experience or experience working as a learning resource specialist
    Prior KnowledgeStrong knowledge of learning differences, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, as well as a deep understanding of ADHD and Executive functioningTrained in Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS) and/or Visualizing & Verbalizing

    Contact:
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to Kate Juergens, Assistant Head of School, at juergens@cathedralschool.net.

    Role Title: Learning Specialist
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Reports to: Assistant Head of School
    Direct Reports: N/A
  • Band Teacher (Part-Time)

    Main Purpose of the Role
    The band teacher will reestablish our band programming after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
     
    Key Responsibilities
    • Relaunch the Cathedral band program
    • Teach courses in grades 5-8, ranging from beginning band to more advanced instruction
    • Organize and conduct a symphonic band
    • Organize and conduct a jazz band or garage band, based on student interest
    • Choose the musical repertoire for the band to play
    • Direct performances throughout the year
    • Provide extra support for students outside of regular school hours
    • Work collaboratively with other (performing arts) teachers
    • Attend faculty and student support meetings, as needed
    Skills and Competencies
    • A passion for working with young students
    • An openness to professional development and continuous learning
    • Demonstrated commitment to honoring diversity, promoting equity and fostering inclusion
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • A positive and collegial approach to work 

    RequiredPreferred
    QualificationBachelor’s degree in Music or a similar field of studyTeaching credential or participation in a teacher training program
    Experience1-2 years’ classroom experience    
    Prior KnowledgeExperience with technology integration
     
    Contact:
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to Chad Harlow, Director of Upper School, at harlow@cathedralschool.net.
     
    Role Title: Teacher
    FLSA Status: Part-Time Exempt
    Reports to: Director of Upper School
    Direct Reports: N/A
  • On-Call Substitute Teacher

    Main Purpose of the Role
    Substitute teachers provide classroom support in grades K-4 and lead subject-specific classes for grades 5-8. Substitute teachers will also perform school-related duties including lunch and recess supervision.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Actively engage with students in classroom activities
    • Use effective classroom management strategies
    • Implement lesson plans when applicable
    • Supervise students at recess and lunch
    • Use technology as needed
    • Maintain the tidiness of the classroom

    Skills and Competencies:
    • A passion for working with young people
    • A positive, resilient disposition
    • Attention to detail with strong organizational and communication skills

    RequiredPreferred
    QualificationHigh school diploma
    Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    CA Live Scan
    Negative TB Test
    CPR, First Aid, and AED certified
    ExperienceRelevant teaching experience working in a school setting

    Contact
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to Assistant Head of School, Kate Juergens, at juergens@cathedralschool.net

    Role Title: On-Call Substitute Teacher
    FLSA Status: Part-time Non-exempt
    Reports to: Division Director
    Direct Reports: N/A
ADULT AFFINITY SPACES
Affinity groups are formed around similar backgrounds, life experiences, and common interests. Cathedral School prioritizes and supports adult affinity spaces as a way to facilitate relationship-building among employees and create space for mentoring and collaboration. Participation in these affinity spaces is voluntary.

  • Faculty of Color Sustainability Group
  • LGBTQ+ Sustainability Group
  • White Accountability & Awareness Group
  • Women Leadership Group
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
We value teacher growth and learning and Cathedral’s professional development program allows all faculty and staff opportunities to participate and grow in professional interests and skills. Additionally, Cathedral faculty and staff are asked to complete a DEIJ summer institute once every three years.
GET IN TOUCH!
Don’t see a listing for your preferred position? We’re always looking for inspiring educators to join our community. Send your resume to Kate Juergens, Assistant Head of School, and we’ll keep it on file for when a position becomes available.
By The Numbers
Number of faculty and staff
56
Ratio of men to women on staff
1:1
Student to teacher ratio
7:1
Faculty and staff of color
22%
Faculty & staff that live outside of San Francisco
28%
"One of the most rewarding components of working at Cathedral is the deep connections that are built among the community that evolve into wonderful lifetime relationships."

- Current Teacher
"The level of professionalism and the pride teachers take in their work is amazing! I'm inspired every day."

- Current Teacher
"Connections and conversations between boys and teachers are valued and integral to the learning process. Cathedral is a place where boys and families feel loved, supported, and successful as well as strive to do the same for others."

- Former Teacher
“Cathedral School for Boys is outstanding in its wholeness.”

- Former Teacher

Cathedral School for Boys

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.
1275 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94108   •   Phone: 415.771.6600   •   Fax: 415.771.6601