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 

A list of our current job openings is below, and we encourage you to apply for any position that interests you. Don't see your perfect role listed? Not to worry - we're always looking for great teachers for any subject and level, so please reach out to careers@cathedralschool.net with your resume and a brief note about what position you're interested in!

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  • Director of Communications and Marketing

    Main Purpose of the Role
    The Director of Communications and Marketing is the facilitator for all communications at Cathedral School for Boys. Using skills in marketing, public relations, and writing in print, electronic, and social media, the Director of Communications & Marketing serves in an internal capacity working with all departments in the school as well as in an external capacity by creatively seeking ways to publicize and celebrate school programs and achievements to our community.
     
    Key Responsibilities:
    • Develop and execute a communications, branding, and marketing plan in collaboration with the Head of School, Director of Admission, and Director of Development that targets key constituencies and builds awareness and understanding of the school’s mission and programs
    • Manage the Cathedral School brand internally and externally by ensuring all communications and marketing properly reflect and emphasize the school’s mission and strategic goals, ensuring consistency in tone, messaging, and graphic identity as well as Cathedral’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice through consistent application of anti-bias, anti-racist, and culturally competent lenses
    • Develop and implement an effective public relations program, as needed, including writing and distributing press releases, maintaining the school’s profile on various school organization and ranking websites and search engines, and maintaining and updated and compelling social media presence
    • Oversee and manage all official school communications and ensure that materials reflect our mission, philosophy, and values
    • Establish an annual communications calendar that includes a production schedule for all print and electronic materials, internal and external correspondence, and specific marketing projects
    • Create and implement an overall electronic communications strategy and serve as primary content/organizational manager for the school website, e-communications to various constituencies, social media sites, etc.
    • Monitor influence of communications and marketing by analyzing website, social media, and communication metrics, and offer advice on current trends and best practices
    • Oversee all aspects of production of CSB’s annual Red & Gold print publication (which includes the school’s annual report)
    • Manage proofreading for all external communications for various school departments including Admissions, Athletics, and Development
    • Collaborate with school leaders on communication policies for parents, students, and staff
    • Work with the Management Team to create a crisis management communications plan
    • Collaborate on keynote speeches and presentations for various school events
    • Work with Director of Admission to ensure that admissions materials are consistent in promoting the school to prospective families. Collaborate on communications with regard to printed and online admission materials, tours, and admission events
    • Support key initiatives through development of creative approaches and review of all materials to ensure high-impact constituency appeal
    • Advise on current industry trends in communications and marketing
    • Work closely with outside vendors, photographers, designers, printing firms, and consultants
    • Help coordinate the production & distribution of invitations to school events, including online registration setup and tracking
    • Attend and participate in school events, as needed
    • Manage school photograph inventory, taking and collecting current photos as needed
    • Maintain an archive of published pieces, photographs, and historical information
    • Help manage and promote photography database for the school and photograph or arrange photo coverage of various key events throughout the year
    • Other duties include general administrative support as needed

    Skills and Competencies
    • Proven strong writing and editorial skills with an ability to produce materials quickly and in a variety of styles (published articles, speeches, social media postings)
    • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service focus and ability to handle school information with discretion, tact, and diplomacy
    • Strong attention to detail, proactive in nature, ability to prioritize, and flexibility in managing multiple deadlines
    • Creative, collegial, approachable, and eager to assist and approach tasks (occasionally outside of the job description) with humor, warmth, and enthusiasm, for the greater good of the school
    • Resilient and thrives in fast-paced, ever changing environment

    RequiredPreferred
    QualificationBachelor’s Degree
    Experience
    Five years of experience in marketing/communications,
    journalism, media, or non-profit/education
    SEO
    Google Analytics
    Prior KnowledgeMicrosoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Blackbaud / Whipple Hill or similar desktop publishing software and content management systems

    Work with various social media platforms

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

    Compensation:
    Cathedral uses a competitive salary scale that is based on education and years of experience and ranges from $75,000 - $140,000.

    Role Title: Director of Communications & Marketing
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Reports to: Head of School
    Direct Reports: N/A
  • Middle School Performing Arts Teacher

    Main Purpose of the Role
    The Performing Arts Teacher is responsible for teaching and leading the creative arts that are performed by middle school students in front of an audience. Instrumental music, vocal music, dance, and theater are all possibilities of creative expression that we want our students to experience in their middle school years. The Performing Arts Teacher will plan, teach, and assess performing arts classes in grades 5-8 with the intention of working towards a performance that is a demonstration of creative skill development.
     
    Key Responsibilities
    • Develop and deliver an innovative, engaging, and high-quality performing arts curriculum for grades 5-8, incorporating music, theater, and dance throughout
    • Integrate reading, researching, writing, and communication skills
    • Prepare objectives and syllabi for each grade level following learning objective framework
    • Use formative and summative assessments to evaluate students’ progress
    • Establish clear objectives and clearly communicate expectations with students
    • Plan, organize, and deliver grade-level performances for each class throughout the year
    • Prepare students for all-school chapels including Grandparents and Special Friends Day and Lessons & Carols
    • Manage costume closet and stage space for all productions
    • Lead an advisory group and participate in related grade-level activities, including outdoor education and or service-learning experiences
    • Overtly support and act in accordance with the School’s mission and values
    • Attend and positively participate in all faculty meetings and professional training
    • Work collaboratively with all faculty, staff, families, and school partners
    • Uphold professional standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
    • Appropriately carry out specific responsibilities as designated by the division (e.g. 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
     
    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
    • A passion for working with young students
    • A commitment to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers
    • An openness to professional development and continuous learning
    • Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • A positive and collegial approach to work
     
    RequiredPreferred
    QualificationBachelor’s degree in a related performing arts disciplineAdvanced degree in education and content area
    Experience1-2 years teaching experience or experience working as a performing arts teacher3 – 5 years teaching experience; experience teaching with a social justice lens
    Prior Knowledge Responsive Classroom training or related community-building program e.g. advisory programs
     
    Contact:
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to Kate Juergens, Assistant Head of School, at juergens@cathedralschool.net.

    Compensation:
    Cathedral uses a teaching salary scale that is based on education and years of experience and ranges from $75,000 - $140,000.

    Role Title: Middle School Performing Arts Teacher
    FLSA Status
    : Full-Time Exempt
    Reports to
    : Director of Upper School
    Direct Reports
    : N/A
  • Middle School Science Teacher

    Main Purpose of the Role
    The Middle School Science Teacher is responsible for planning, teaching, and evaluating students in upper elementary/middle school science classes. Our program is inquiry-based and aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.
     
    Key Responsibilities
    • 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, advisory, 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.
    • 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, 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
    • A passion for working with young students
    • A commitment to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers
    • An openness to professional development and continuous learning
    • Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • A positive and collegial approach to work
     
    RequiredPreferred
    QualificationBachelor's degree in science or a related fieldAdvanced degree in education and content area
    Experience1-2 years teaching experience3-5 years teaching experience; Experience teaching with a social justice lens
    Prior KnowledgeFamiliarity with NGSS and inquiry-based instructionResponsive Classroom training or related community-building program e.g. advisory programs
     
    Contact:
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to Chad Harlow, Director of Upper School, at harlow@cathedralschool.net.

    Compensation:
    Cathedral uses a teaching salary scale that is based on education and years of experience and ranges from $75,000 - $140,000.

    Role Title: Middle School Science Teacher
    FLSA Status: Full-Time Exempt
    Reports to: Director of Upper School
    Direct Reports: N/A
    Starting Date: Fall 2023
  • 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.

    Compensation:
    Cathedral uses a teaching salary scale that is based on education and years of experience and ranges from $75,000 - $140,000.

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

    **For Immediate Hire**

    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
    Starting Date: Immediate
  • 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 TestCPR, 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

    Compensation: Cathedral uses a daily rate of $150 for substitute teachers. 
    Role Title: On-Call Substitute Teacher
    FLSA Status: Part-time Non-exempt
    Reports to: Division Director
    Direct Reports: N/A
    Starting Date: Immediate
GET IN TOUCH!
Don't see a listing for your preferred position? We're always looking for inspiring, curious, and passionate educators to join our community and fill positions as they become available. Send your resume and a cover letter to careers@cathedralschool.net, and we'll be in touch. We're looking forward to getting to know you!
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. 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.
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