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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 9 items.

  • Elementary Co-Lead Teacher (Grades 1-4)

    Main Purpose of the Role
    The co-lead teacher is responsible for planning and teaching instructional lessons and curriculum and assessing students in the core subject areas at the elementary level.

    Key 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.

    Other Duties
    • Attend faculty meetings
    • Attend Student Support meetings
    • Support Admissions’ work through tours and visitors

    Skills and Competencies
    • A passion for working with young students
    • A desire to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers
    • 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 degreeTeaching credential or participation in a teacher training program
    Experience1-2 years’ elementary classroom experienceLead teaching experience
    3+ years’ experience grade-level experience
    Prior KnowledgeExperience with phonics instruction, differentiated learning, backwards planning and creating performance assessments, Responsive Classroom Training, Google Suite for Education


    Contact:
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to Jacqueline Kurzer, Director of Lower School, at kurzer@cathedralschool.net.

    Role Title: Teacher
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Reports to: Director of Lower School
    Direct Reports: N/A
  • Middle School Science Teacher & Educational Technology Specialist

    Main Purpose of the Role
    The Middle School Science Teacher & Educational Technology Specialist is responsible for planning instructional lessons and curriculum, as well as teaching and assessing students in science at the middle school level (grades 5 – 6) while additionally developing and driving all school educational technology efforts.
     
    Key Responsibilities
     
    Teaching:
    • Plan, teach and evaluate students in either 5th or 6th-grade science classes (the anticipated teaching assignment will be 2 sections each day, 4/6 rotation days). Our program is inquiry-based and aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.
    • Collaborate with the science department to refine curriculum, evaluate students, and monitor the efficacy of the program
    • Serve as a supervisor for a range of student activities and events such as outdoor education trips, chapel service and assemblies, field trips, recess and lunch
    • Communicate with parents of students both formally (through progress reports, report cards, and conferences) and informally (through emails and phone calls as needed)
    • Participate in ongoing professional development and attend all faculty and staff meetings and retreats
     
    Educational Technology:
    • Lead School's approach to and use of technology to enhance student engagement and learning, and teacher assessment practices
    • Align technology use with academic approach and mission
    • In collaboration with Assistant Head of School, create a vision for developing 21st-century skills for K-8 students, as per ISTE standards
    • Assess instructional technology needs of faculty and create strategic plans to support their growth
    • Identify necessary tech skills required of students at each grade level and work with teachers on implementing and assessing them
    • Support parent technology education
    • Develop digital citizenship guidelines for K-8, including AUP documents
    • Provide ongoing professional development to faculty (faculty meetings, 1-1, technology learning groups)
     
    Essential School Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Overtly support and act in accordance with the school's mission and values
    • Work collaboratively with homeroom teachers 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, Professional Development opportunities, and ongoing dialog with division directors.
     
    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging Commitments:
    • Engage in conversations with empathy and curiosity, and listen to recognize the presence, ideas, and beliefs of all individuals within the School community
    • Practice courage and act with integrity to speak up, speak out, and 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
     
    Other Duties
    • Advisor for middle school
    • Recess, lunch, and other applicable duties
    • Participation in admissions events
     
    Skills and Competencies
    • Excellent technology and organizational skills
    • A commitment to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers
    • An openness to professional development and continuous learning
    • A pleasant and collegial approach to work
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
     
     
    Required
    Preferred
    Qualification
    Bachelor's degree in science, technology, or related field
     
     
    Advanced degree in education and content area;
    Teaching credential
     
    Experience
    Experience teaching in science and/or educational technology;
    Familiarity with NGSS and inquiry-based instruction;
    Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction
     
    Expert in educational technology instruction;
    Experience teaching with a social justice lens;
    3-5 years teaching experience
     
    Prior Knowledge
     
    Responsive Classroom Training or related community-building program (i.e. advisory programs)
     
     
    Contact:
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to Chad Harlow, Director of Upper School, at harlow@cathedralschool.net.
     
    Role Title: Middle School Science Teacher & Educational Technology Specialist
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Reports to: Director of Upper School
    Direct Reports: N/A
  • Middle School Math Teacher

    Main Purpose of the Role
    The Middle School Math Teacher is responsible for planning instructional lessons and curriculum, as well as teaching and assessing students in math at the middle school level (grades 5 – 8).

    Key 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).
    • Collaborate with members of the math team to refine curriculum, evaluate students, monitor the efficacy of the program, and make placement decisions for leveled classes.
    • Serve as an advisor to 12-13 students, a role that includes partnering with other advisors to design and deliver advisory content in the domains of academic skills, social-emotional learning, and cultural humility.
    • Serve as a supervisor for a range of student activities and events such as outdoor education trips, chapel service and assemblies, field trips, recess and lunch.
    • Communicate with parents of students and advisees both formally (through progress reports, report cards, and conferences) and informally (through emails and phone calls as needed).
    • Participate in ongoing professional development and attend all faculty and staff meetings and retreats.

    Skills and Competencies
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction and address a range of learning styles.
    • An eagerness to work in an all-boy environment and to embrace the school’s mission.
    • A fundamental belief in the value of a multi-cultural society oriented towards social justice.
    • A growth mindset and commitment to personal and professional development.
    • An appreciation and enjoyment of middle school students.
    • A strong work ethic coupled with the ability to be flexible.
    • A willingness to take initiative and lead as well as to defer to the needs of the team.
     
    RequiredPreferred
    QualificationBachelor’s degree from a four-year institution in a relevant fieldAn advanced degree or teaching credential in a relevant field of study
    Experience3-5 years of experience teaching math at a variety of levels, including Algebra, as a primary instructorExperience with problem-based or place-based teaching and learning
    Prior KnowledgeProfessional training in diversity, equity and inclusion practices; 
    proficiency in Google Suite Education

    Contact:
    Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Chad Harlow, Director of Upper School, at harlow@cathedralschool.net. Please use the subject line: Middle School Math Position. Video recorded lessons are welcomed.

    Role Title: Middle School Math 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 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
  • Physical Education (PE) Teacher

    Main Purpose of the Role
    The physical education teacher is responsible for developing and revising curriculum in addition to planning, teaching and assessing students in physical education.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Collaborate with members of the physical education team to deliver lessons, refine curriculum, evaluate students, and monitor the efficacy of the program
    • Serve as an advisor to 12-13 students, a role that includes partnering with other advisors to design and deliver advisory content in the domains of academic skills, social-emotional learning, and cultural humility
    • Serve as a supervisor for a range of student activities and events such as outdoor education trips, chapel service and assemblies, field trips, recess and lunch
    • Communicate with parents of students and advisees both formally (through progress reports, report cards, and conferences) and informally (through emails and phone calls as needed)
    • Participate in ongoing professional development and attend all faculty meetings and retreats
    • Coach after-school sports in our co-curricular athletics program (additional stipends)

    Skills and Competencies
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction and address a range of learning styles
    • An eagerness to work in an all-boy environment and to embrace the school’s mission
    • A fundamental belief in the value of a multi-cultural society oriented towards social justice
    • A growth mindset and commitment to personal and professional development
    • An appreciation and enjoyment of middle school students
    • A strong work ethic coupled with the ability to be flexible
    • A willingness to take initiative and lead as well as to defer to the needs of the team
    • Passion for movement, physical activity, and youth education

    RequiredPreferred
    QualificationBachelor’s Degree, CPR First-Aid AEDMaster’s Degree, Coaching Certifications
    Experience3-5 years in a PE teaching roleCoaching, independent school experience
    Prior KnowledgeCurriculum developmentPE-specific professional development, Blackbaud Education Edge, G-Suite for Education

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

    Role Title: Physical Education (PE) Teacher
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Reports to: Director of Upper School
    Direct Reports: N/A
  • Director of Extended Day Programming

    Main Purpose of the Role
     
    The Director of Extended Day Programming is responsible for developing and managing the Extended Day Program (EDP), supervising students and responding to their needs and interests, managing EDP staff, and building and maintaining relationships with the community. This is a full-time 12-month position with oversight of our morning care, enrichment class programming, summer camps, and facility rentals. The EDP currently serves students after school until 6:00 p.m.
     
    Key Responsibilities:
    • Overtly support and act in accordance with the School's mission and values
    • Maintain a safe yet fun environment for boys beyond the classroom; spend time outside on the roof play yard and in the gym, enjoy snacks and activities, and work on classroom assignments
    • Attract, schedule, and manage enrichment program vendors, family sign up and communication
    • Assist in building and managing the EDP annual budget
    • Develop our summer program and grow facility rental opportunities
    • Hiring, scheduling, and timekeeping for EDP staff
    • Organize and lead parent teacher conference childcare coverage and special evening or school break childcare events
    • Procurement of supplies and snacks
    • Provide special project and school-level support as needed
     
    Skills and Competencies
    • A passion for working with young people
    • A positive, resilient disposition
    • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
     
    RequiredPreferred
    QualificationBachelor’s degree in education or applicable field; CPR, First Aid, and AED certified
    ExperienceExperience working with childrenClassroom instruction or supervisory experience; Experience building a summer camp program; Experience managing others; Restorative Justice practices
    Prior KnowledgeBlackbaud SIS; Smartcare system software 

    Contact:
    Please send your resume, cover letter, and references to Melisa Block, Chief Finance and Operations Officer, at block@cathedralschool.net. Please use the subject line: Director of Extended Day Programming.

    Role Title
    : Director of Extended Day Programming 
    FLSA Status: Full-time Salaried Exempt
    Reports to: Chief Finance and Operations Officer
    Direct Reports:  EDP supervisory staff
  • 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
  • Extended Day Program (EDP) Staff / Afterschool Teacher

    Main Purpose of the Role
    The EDP Staff / Afterschool Teacher is responsible for developing and leading engaging afterschool activities including both indoor and outdoor activities, snack time, and homework assistance; supervising students and responding to their needs and interests, and coordinating parent pick up. This is a part-time hourly position with shifts varying between 2 – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, with summer months, holidays, and school breaks off. Rate of pay is $22 - $25 / hour, depending on level of experience. 

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Overtly support and act in accordance with the School’s mission and values
    • Maintain a safe yet fun environment for boys beyond the classroom; spend time outside on the roof play yard and in the gym, enjoy snacks and activities, and work on classroom assignments
    • Manage program transitions and student pick up
    • Provide a safe physical and emotional environment for all students; encouraging the boys to take initiative to solve problems and helping them investigate, ask questions, and have fun
    • Communicate with families

    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 diplomaBachelor’s degree in education or
    applicable field;
    CPR, First Aid, and AED certified
    ExperienceExperience working with children, e.g.
    nanny, teacher, tutor, coach
    Classroom instruction or supervisory
    experience

    Contact
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to Melisa Block, Chief Finance and Operations Officer, at block@cathedralschool.net.
     
    Role Title: Extended Day Program (EDP) Staff / Afterschool Teacher
    FLSA Status: Part-time Non-exempt
    Reports to: Extended Day Programming Coordinator
    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: 415.771.2547