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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’s Statement of Philosophy
Cathedral School for Boys is an Episcopal, K-8 school of 264 students located on Nob Hill in San Francisco. Founded in 1957, Cathedral is committed to providing an excellent education while defining what it means to educate and raise boys. We devote each day to the spirited dialogue, dynamic lessons, and intentional character building that guide each young boy to engage in the way that best fits him, while he simultaneously develops empathy and respect for the world around him.
 
We are committed to supporting our faculty and staff, both in and out of the classroom. Salaries and benefits are among the most generous of any school in the Bay Area and include health care coverage for staff and their dependents, a robust non-matching retirement contribution, parking and commuter benefits, and a delicious daily lunch provided by Acre Gourmet. Cathedral also devotes significant resources towards professional development and encourages all staff, regardless of their role, to attend conferences and workshops that will further their growth as educators. In recent years, we have sent groups of teachers to the NAIS People of Color Conference, Wildwood Multicultural Leadership Institute, and Reader's and Writer's Institute at Teachers' College, as well as specialized training sessions on Orton-Gillingham Phonics, Responsive Classroom, Project-Based Learning, and Bridges Math.
 
Cathedral believes that diversity is an educational imperative, and we have been recognized for our leadership and multicultural education. Cathedral embraces families and staff of all religious, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds and structures. Forty-two percent of our student body are students of color, and annually, we dedicate more than 16% of our gross tuition ($1.5m in 2019) to Adjustable Tuition, our financial aid program which supports not only tuition for students in need, but also tutoring, uniforms, transportation, and technology needs, as examples. We remain deeply committed to the continued diversification of our students and faculty.

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  • Assistant Athletic Director/PE Teacher

    Job Summary
    The Assistant Athletic Director/Physical Education teacher is responsible for the education of students and assisting in the management of the Athletic Department.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Oversee the day-to-day operations of our kindergarten-2nd grade athletic program.
    • Create, implement, and manage a physical education curriculum for 5th-8th grades.
    • Maintain the highest quality of instruction and expectations for students.
    • Communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and families.
    • Provide support to the Athletic Director by managing the day-to-day operations of the Athletic Department.

    Skills and Competencies:
    • Curriculum development/implementation.
    • Possess creative problem-solving skills.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school community members.
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Passion for movement, physical activity, and youth education.
    • Understanding of youth development.
    • Experienced and well-versed in managing the classroom and behaviors.
    • Confidence with juggling multiple schedules.

    RequiredPreferred
    ExperienceBachelor’s Degree, CPR First-Aid AED Master’s Degree, Coaching Certifications
    Qualification3-5 years in a PE teaching roleCoaching, independent school experience
    Prior KnowledgeCurriculum developmentPE-specific professional development, Blackbaud Edge products

    Contact
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to the Director of Athletics, Alex Iljas, at iljas@cathedralschool.net.

    Job Title: Assistant Athletic Director/PE Teacher
    Department: Athletics
    Reports to: Director of Athletics
  • Extended Day Programming Coordinator

    Main Purpose of the Role
    The Extended Day Programming Coordinator 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 part-time salaried position with the potential for growth into a full-time role, as we develop our morning care, enrichment class programming, and summer camps, as examples. 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 programming vendors, family sign up and communication
    • Assist in building and managing the EDP annual budget
    • Hiring, scheduling and timekeeping for EDP staff
    • Organize and lead parent teacher conference childcare coverage and special evening 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 managing others
    Restorative Justice practices
    Prior KnowledgeBlackbaud SIS
    Smartcare system software 

    Contact
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to the Chief Finance and Operations Officer, Melisa Block, at block@cathedralschool.net.
     
    Role Title: Extended Day Programming Coordinator
    FLSA Status: Part-time Salaried Exempt
    Reports to: Chief Finance and Operations Officer
    Direct Reports: EDP supervisory staff
  • Development Associate

    Primary Responsibilities:
    The Development Associate is part of a small, collaborative 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 fundraising goals to support the School’s annual operations and long-term strategic growth by cultivating engagement across all donor and volunteer constituencies.

    The Development Associate specifically oversees and manages the Annual Giving Program (the Cathedral School Fund) including outreach and events to educate, engage, and steward donors at all levels of participation. This role provides vital support to all areas of Development, including donor acknowledgment and stewardship, volunteer coordination and appreciation, and general office administration and database management. The ideal candidate has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a keen attention to detail, a sense of humor, and an adaptable approach. 

    Essential Duties:

    Annual Giving: The Cathedral School Fund

    • Coordinates all aspects of our Annual Giving program (the Cathedral School Fund) which currently raises more than $1.3M for the School’s general operations;
    • Organizes and manages an effective personal solicitation program, utilizing a team of volunteers conducting personal outreach to meet participation and fundraising goals;
    • Prepares and compiles all materials to support volunteer training, outreach, and communication;
    • Develops targeted campaigns and drafts appeal letters to all Cathedral School constituencies;
    • Ensures that major gift prospects are identified among annual donors;
    • Monitors program progress and provides ongoing analysis and evaluation of results, including regular updates to the Development Committee of the Board;
    • Coordinates outreach and events for effective donor and volunteer recognition and stewardship.

    Database Management / Gift Acknowledgement / Reporting

    • Responsible for maintaining donor stewardship records and the donor database, keeping it accurate and up-to-date with constituent information from gifts and department communications; 
    • Oversees and manages the gift entry and acknowledgment 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 account reconciliation and audit preparation;
    • Utilizes the donor database, reporting tools, and technology platforms to regularly assess program effectiveness, improve workflow, and inform fundraising strategy;
    • Builds and runs relational database (Raiser’s Edge) queries, mailings, and exports. 

    Special Event and Volunteer Support / Communications

    • Coordinates key Development events, including New Parent Information Reception, Headmaster Breakfasts, and donor/volunteer appreciation and stewardship events;
    • Works closely with Parents Association volunteers to coordinate key community-building events, including the Fall Bash, All-Family Picnic, and Grandparents & Special Friends Day, as well as the annual fundraising Celebration/Auction;
    • Attends Development and other School events and is a visible and engaged community member;
    • Assists with content generation and reporting for the School’s Annual Report.

    Skills and Competencies:

    • Commitment to high-quality work, productivity, and a keen attention to detail and accuracy;
    • Ability to organize and prioritize workload in a timely manner and handle multiple deadlines;
    • Strong problem-solving and collaboration skills;
    • Ability to communicate with all constituencies, inside and outside of the School, in formal and informal settings;
    • Enthusiasm for education and supporting the values outlined by the mission at Cathedral School for Boys;
    • Ability to represent Cathedral School in a professional, relational, and ethical manner while maintaining appropriate confidentiality;
    • 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).

    Compensation and Benefits
    This position is a 12-month, full-time position.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as training and professional growth opportunities for all of our staff.  

    RequiredPreferred
    QualificationBachelor’s degree
    Experience2-3 years similar non-profit or professional experience3-5 years working in Advancement or Development
    Prior Knowledge
    Microsoft Office Suite; familiarity with relational database software systems
    Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and Raiser’s Edge NXT

    Contact
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to the Director of Development, Yvonne Blaxter, at blaxter@cathedralschool.net.

    Job Title: Development Associate
    Department: Development
    Reports to: Director of Development
  • Lower School Assistant Teacher

    Job Summary
    The assistant teacher is primarily responsible for assisting and supporting the lead teacher in a self-contained class of 24 boys.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Overtly support and act in accordance with the school’s mission and values
    • 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 the lead teacher, students, and colleagues
    • Engage in self-reflection and professional development through goal setting, Professional Development opportunities, and ongoing dialog with division directors
    • Transport the boys to the specialist classes
    • Attend all whole-group specialist classes and assist teachers with classroom management
    • Help with cutting, laminating, binding, copying, and other general prep work
    • Create, manage, update bulletin boards and website (Shared responsibility with lead)
    • Supervise students during recess/lunch/dismissal duties
    • Follow the lead teachers with the reading, writing, and math instruction and be involved in monitoring/assisting the students during lessons
    • Assist in the planning of classroom activities
    • Collaborate with lead teacher in planning schedule and teaching lessons
    • Supervise groups of students while the lead teacher works with individuals or small groups
        
    Skills and Competencies
    • A passion for working with elementary 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

    RequiredPreferred
    QualificationBachelor’s degreeAdvanced degree in education or teaching credential
    Experience1-2 years elementary classroom experience
    Prior KnowledgeExperience with Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop curriculum and instruction; Bridges’ Math program; Phonics instruction; Responsive Classroom Training; and Google Suite for Education


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

    Job Title: Lower School Assistant Teacher
    Department: Lower School
    Reports to: Director of Lower School
  • Lower School Learning Specialist

    Job Summary
    The Lower School Learning Specialist’s primary responsibility is to identify and support students who are learning differently during the elementary years, kindergarten through fourth grade.  Additionally, the Learning Specialist is responsible for managing ongoing screening and assessment at intervals throughout the school year and working collaboratively with faculty and families to ensure students are progressing successfully.  Finally, the Lower School Learning Specialist will lead the process of assessing, making recommendations, and employing intervention strategies in partnership with faculty, parents, and potentially, outside specialists.
     
    Essential Duties and 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 and lead Student Support Meetings with faculty
    • Manage and maintain all assessment and diagnostic evaluations
    • 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.
     
    Qualification Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree; teaching certification
    • Strong knowledge of learning differences, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, as well as a deep understanding of ADHD and Executive functioning
    • Understanding of and experience in early intervention, assessments, and language acquisition
    • Experience teaching in lower or middle school or working with students of that age
    • 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
     
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Master’s Degree, especially in educational therapy or a related field 
    • Orton Gillingham Training
    • Certified as Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner (W.D.P.)
    • Trained in Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS) and/or Visualizing & Verbalizing
    • Experience working in a school
    • Experience using assessment tools to gather information
    • 3-5 years teaching experience or experience working as a learning resource specialist
     
    Contact
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to the Director of Lower School, Kate Juergens, at juergens@cathedralschool.net.

    Job Title: Lower School Learning Specialist
    Department: Lower School
    Reports to: Director of Lower School
  • Lower School Spanish Teacher

    Job Summary
    Second language instruction in the Lower School is a new initiative. In conjunction with the Head of School and other applicable administrative Directors, the Spanish teacher will be part of developing a language program for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Cathedral seeks an inspiring, part-time Spanish teacher who develops students to be competent language and culture learners, and who introduces them to the beauty of language learning.

    Essential 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.

    Other Duties:
    • Support admissions’ work through tours, preschool visits, and screenings
    • Attend Student Support Meetings

    Qualification Requirements:
    • Four-year college degree
    • Fluent in Spanish
    • Possess a strong knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary
    • Training in second language instruction
    • Passion for teaching and celebrating Spanish language and Hispanic culture
    • Experience teaching in lower or middle school
    • 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

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Native speaker
    • Advanced degree in education and content area
    • Experience designing a second language instructional program
    • Experience using the Project-Based Learning methodology
    • Responsive Classroom Training
    • 3-5 years experience grade-level experience
     
    Contact
    Please send a cover letter and a resume to the Director of Lower School, Kate Juergens, at juergens@cathedralschool.net.

    Job Title: Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Department: Lower School
    Reports to: Director of Lower School
"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."

- Tracy, current teacher
“Cathedral School for Boys is outstanding in its wholeness.”

- Dick, 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