Archive for August, 2014

SFUSD now Hiring


While we recently started our 2014-15 SY, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is continuing to hire and we encourage interested educators to apply.  Please share this email about our open positions with your students, staff, and alumni.

Below are some high need credential areas where we are seeking candidates in a variety of FTEs.  If you are working towards or hold a credential in these areas, we encourage you to apply.

  • Special Education: Mild/Moderate – RSP and SDC, in all grade levels
  • Multiple Subject – in PreK and Elementary positions
  • PE – all grade levels
  • Spanish Bilingual Education positions – Elementary positions
  • Math/Science Core – Middle School
  • Counselor – High school
  • Teachers on Special Assignment
  • Literacy Specialists

To see which sites have these vacancies, go to and click on “View Open Certificated Positions.”  New positions will also be posted as soon as they become available throughout September and into the fall semester.  If you have a question about a specific credential area or wish to connect with someone from our Human Resources team, please do not hesitate to contact us at .

MYEEP: Academic Mentor

Job Title: Academic Mentor

Program: Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP)

Location: Various locations throughout San Francisco

Salary: $15- $17 hour, depending on experience

Hours: 10-15 hours a week

Schedule: 3:30-6:30pm, Monday – Friday 3-4 times a week (depending on your availability)


The MYEEP Academic Mentor will work at multiple MYEEP partner agency sites to provide high quality academic support for program participants.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Support youth in improving overall academic performance
  • Provide tutoring for MYEEP participants one-on-one or in small groups in a supportive learning environment
  • Work with the MYEEP Coordinator to create individual work plans for each youth
  • Communicate with schools to obtain report cards, progress reports and student updates
  • Create customized lesson plans to enhance learning
  • Travel to multiple MYEEP agency locations
  • Attend MYEEP program wide events
  • Other duties as assigned

Click here for more information

CCSF: Child Develpment and Family Studies – Part Time Position

The Child Development and Family Studies Department at CCSF has openings in their part-time pool. This is a great opportunity for those interested in being part of a dynamic and multifaceted Child Development Department at CCSF. They are especially looking for individuals with an early childhood education background who also have K-12 and/or special education experience.

Application deadline is: October 1st, 2014

Click here for more information on how to apply

Mission Graduates: Classroom Coordinator K-5th Grade

Mission Graduates (formerly St. John’s) is a nonprofit organization that increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education.

We believe in …

  • Respect for young people and celebrating the gifts and talents of each individual
  • The power of education and its ability to improve lives and impact the community
  • Collaboration with families and schools to provide the most effective support system
  • Going beyond academics to best prepare youth for success in college
  • Grounding our work in the principles of youth development

Click here for job description and more information on how to apply

Educational Content Specialist at the Exploratorium

The Educational Content Specialist is responsible for shepherding digital learning projects and creating and disseminating high-quality materials for teacher professional development. He/she will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to produce e-books, online courses, and stand-alone, digitally delivered resources for educators. This position reports to the Director of Digital Learning and is also responsible for providing ongoing support (both administrative and programmatic) for the Digital Learning initiative.

Click here for more information and on how to apply

Learning Scientist-Senior Science Educator at the Exploratorium

The Institute for Inquiry (IFI) is creating a new hybrid position, a Learning Scientist-Senior Science Educator, to play a leadership role in designing and conducting research to better understand and document key dimensions, strategies, and impacts of IFI’s professional learning programs for teachers with high numbers of second language learners and/or Professional Developers who work with elementary school teachers. With assistance from grant development staff, the IFI Learning Scientist-Senior Science Educator will be responsible for developing and securing grant support for this program of research.

Click here for more information and on how to apply

Teachers for Social Justice Conference 2014

14th Annual Conference

Teaching for Social Justice– The Roots of Resistance

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Mission High School
3750 18th Street, San Francisco, CA

Please click here for more information and conference registration

SFUSD is Hiring!

To see current available jobs, go to and click on “View Open Certificated Positions.”  New positions will also be posted as soon as they become available throughout August and into the fall semester.  It is highly encouraged you to log back into your application frequently and check the “Jobs” tab for new postings.  If you have a question about a specific credential area or wish to connect with someone from their Human Resources team, please do not hesitate to contact them at .

Below are some high need credential areas/positions where we are seeking candidates.  If you are working towards or hold a credential in these areas, we encourage you to apply.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions about these positions:

  • Special Education: Mild/Moderate positions at the following school sites (Teacher who teach using their Special Education credential in SFUSD are eligible for an additional $1,000 stipend/year):

o   Bryant Elementary, Buena Vista/Horace Mann (K-8), Burton HS, Clarendon Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, McKinley Elementary

o   These include SDC and ED classes

  • Bilingual Classroom Positions/Multiple Subject and BCLAD: Spanish positions at the following schools (Note that teachers who teach with a BCLAD in these positions are eligible for an additional $1,000 stipend/year):

o   Alvarado Elementary, Bryant Elementary, ER Taylor Elementary, Fairmount Elementary, John Muir Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, Monroe Elementary

  • Science Positions:

o   Biology + CTE Positions – Biology credential with a background or willingness to obtain a CTE credential.

§  Academy of Arts & Sciences – Req. #132706 – Biology position – 0.8 FTE, 32 hours/week with full benefits

§  Burton High School – Req. #132071 – Biology + Biotech CTE position

§  Washington High School – Req. #130883 – Biology + Chemistry position – 0.6 FTE, 24 hours/week with full benefits

o   Physics Positions –

§  International Studies Academy – Req. #131132 – Physics credential with a background in Engineering

§  Mission High School – Req. #132608

o   Chemistry Position – Wallenberg High School – Req. #132661 – Must also be able to teach AP Chemistry

  • PE & Health:

o   PE + Dance Position – International Studies Academy (8th-12th grade) – Req. #131131

o   Health + College & Career Positions – Health or Life Science credential or a Valid credential with a background in teaching Health

§  Lincoln High School – Req. #130816 – 0.6 FTE, 24 hours/week; Prefer a candidate who is bilingual in Spanish

§  Wallenberg High School – Req. #132657

Now Hiring: Metro Statistics Tutor

Metro Statistics Tutor

Job Description

Metro Academies is designed to boost college completion for low-income and first-generation students by coordinating course requirements and accelerating academic development during the first two years college and institutionalizing research-based “promising practices” that lead to improving college completion rates. Metro Academy is a four-semester learning community (cohort).  Metro Academy students receive one-on-one support from faculty and staff. Metro is seeking out ways to better support students in their first two years of college.  In addition, our prior experience has demonstrated being proactive and beginning tutoring at the start of the semester, leads to higher passage rates in these crucial courses like Math.  We are seeking tutors to work with students who are currently enrolled in our statistics Math course at SFSU helping them develop skills in data analysis, probability, and statistical inference.  In addition, tutors work with a community of faculty, including instructors, coordinators, and academic counselors to help the students succeed.


·         Help students with questions they might have (homework or otherwise)

·         Form study groups before exams to help students work with each other and to pool common ideas and questions.

·         Schedule office hours for students and schedule drop-in hours.

·         Help students prep for upcoming exams.

·         Help students with clarifying concepts and ideas in Statistics

·         Communicate with Coordinator to talk about student progress

o   Students who need additional assistance

o   Contact student who have not showed up to tutoring

o   E-mail and phone banking

·         Attend class sporadically to ensure that tutoring and curriculum is on the same page

·         Send e-mails to Metro students about upcoming special study sessions

·         Other duties as assigned


·         Skilled in using computers (particularly with MS Office, Googledocs)

·         Great communication skills, both written and oral

·         Great interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with students and with campus staff

·         Ability to work independently

·         Ability to conduct self in a professional manner

·         Organized

·         Dependable

Email resume to

Virtual Conference: Connecting Literacy and Science

Dear Educator,
We wanted to inform you about a fantastic virtual conference taking place August 6th. The topic of the virtual conference is Connecting Literacy and Science with NGSS and Common Core. All who register receive access to all the sessions’ archives to watch later on-demand, in addition to collections of resources that will accompany each session.
Individuals should go to the web address below to register and to read more about the agenda and presenters:
Connecting Literacy and Science with NGSS and Common Core
Registration (fee includes access to all recorded sessions and collections of electronic resources for watching on-demand after the event):
$79 – NSTA member
$99 – Non member
Wednesday, August 6
10 am – 6 pm ET
9 am – 5 pm CT
8 am – 4 pm MT
7 am – 3 pm PT