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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 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.
 
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.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Cathedral School for Boys is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion or religious practices, color, gender, including gender identity/expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, creed, citizenship status, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic predisposition, status as a domestic violence or stalking victim, caregiver status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable state, federal, or local laws.     

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  • 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
     
  • Kindergarten Co-Lead Teacher

    Job Summary
    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 kindergarten 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, Professional Development opportunities, and ongoing dialog with division directors.

    Other Duties:
    • Lead week-long Kinder Camp in August for incoming kindergarten students
    • Support admissions’ work through tours, parent event, preschool visits, and screenings
    • Attend Student Support Meetings

    Qualification Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s Degree 
    • Teaching credential
    • 2+ years kindergarten teaching experience
    • Experience with phonics, reading, writing and math instruction, differentiated learning, backwards planning, and creating performance assessments
    • A passion for working with kindergarten 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
     
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Master’s in education
    • Experience with Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop curriculum and instruction
    • Experience with Bridges’ Math 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 Kate Juergens, Director of Lower School, at juergens@cathedralschool.net.

    Job Title: Kindergarten Co-Lead 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
  • Middle School Science Teacher

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Plan, teach, and evaluate students in 7th- and 8th-grade science classes (the anticipated teaching assignment will be 4 sections and 2 preps, that is, two sections each in both seventh and eighth grades). Our program is inquiry-based and inspired by the Next Generation Science Standards. Though multi-disciplinary at each grade level, there is an emphasis on earth science in fifth and sixth, physical science in seventh, and biology in eighth.
    • Collaborate with the 5th- and 6th-grade science teacher to refine the 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 and staff meetings and retreats.
     
    Core Qualifications:
    • 3-5 years of experience teaching Science at a variety of levels and familiarity with NGSS and inquiry-based instruction.
    • B.A. or B.S. from a four-year institution in a relevant field.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction and address a range of learning styles.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • An advanced degree or teaching credential in a relevant field of study.
    • Professional training in diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
    • Experience with problem-based or place-based teaching and learning.

    Our most effective faculty tend to possess:
    • 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.

    How to Apply
    Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Chad Harlow, Director of Upper School, at harlow@cathedralschool.net. For email submissions, please use the subject line: Middle School Science Position. Video recorded lessons are welcomed.

    Job Title: Middle School Science Teacher
    Department: Upper School
    Reports to: Director of Upper School
  • Middle School Math Teacher

    Primary 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.

    Core Qualifications:
    • 3-5 years of experience teaching Math at a variety of levels, including Algebra, as a primary instructor.
    • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution in a relevant field.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction and address a range of learning styles.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • An advanced degree or teaching credential in a relevant field of study.
    • Professional training in diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.  
    • Experience with problem-based or place-based teaching and learning.

    Our most effective faculty tend to possess:
    • 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.

    How to Apply
    Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Chad Harlow, Director of Upper School (harlow@cathedralschool.net). For email submissions, please use the subject line: Middle School Math Position. Video recorded lessons are welcomed.

    Job Title: Middle School Math Teacher
    Department: Upper School
    Reports to: Director of Upper 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