Working at Bay

Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college preparatory high school that provides its students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative, supportive community.

 

Our staff and faculty members—collectively called “staffulty”—foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, good humor, and respect for diversity. They shape our close-knit community, and as co-builders of an innovative high school, contribute to a distinctively positive culture. Bay students display uncommon intellectual engagement and are curious, creative collaborators. The result is a rewarding environment in which to work.

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The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of SOGIE (sexual orientation or gender identity expression), race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a community that reflects the diversity of the Bay Area. We hold the highest standards for respectful relationships among peers and students and strive to live by the school’s precepts. We strongly encourage those with a demonstrated dedication to social justice, collaboration, innovation and student-centered education to apply. We encourage BIPOC candidates to apply.

We invite you to learn more about who we are: Check out Bay's precepts, our approach to teaching, and our unique Immersives program. 

Please note

  • You must be eligible to teach/work in the United States; Bay does not sponsor work visas.

Our Faculty

Nearly 80 percent of Bay teachers hold advanced degrees. They value individual learning styles and demonstrate adaptability and innovation in their work with students. Teachers guide students in developing the habits of mind, knowledge, and skills that will prepare them to thrive in a dynamic world. Faculty often collaborate to develop new curriculum, and multidisciplinary learning has always been central to our program.

Enthusiastic, highly qualified staff

Teaching at Bay

One of the most exciting aspects of working at Bay is the emphasis on professional development. Teachers have ample opportunity to continue learning in their subject areas but also to develop new skills, learn to teach with a lens for equity and antiracism, and learn new tools. Our staffulty are enthusiastic about sharing what they’ve learned through in-house workshops and frequently create mini-PD lunchtime sessions for their colleagues.

What We Look For

Bay’s ideal faculty candidates have experience in the following:

  • Developing constructivist, student-centered classrooms
  • Working effectively with a range of students
  • Thinking broadly and creatively about curriculum and pedagogy
  • Weaving mindfulness and ethical/spiritual considerations into the curriculum and classroom 

They also:

  • Resonate with the school’s mission and precepts
  • Demonstrate variety and adaptability in teaching and assessment methods
  • Value individual learning styles
  • Bring a diversity of teaching and life experience
  • Value collegial collaboration to improve the curriculum and student experience as well as their own craft
  • Dedicate themselves to anti-bias and equity work
  • Commit to pedagogy development, innovation, professional growth, and reinvention
  • Demonstrate a passion for subject matter as well as for teaching and learning
  • Enjoy working with high school learners

Open Teaching Positions

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EMPLOYEE STATUS: Exempt, Academic Year, teaching between six and nine courses (67%-100% FTE) TBD in March 2024
REPORTS TO: Science Department Chair and Dean of Faculty
WORK SCHEDULE: Bay teachers are expected to attend their classes, tutorial periods, staffulty and collaborative course team meetings, applicable orientations, and professional development days. See the job description for more details.
START DATE: July 1, 2024 (Actual on-campus start date TBD, in mid-August 2024)

Job Description

The Bay School Science program employs a pedagogical approach that incorporates inquiry-based practice and real-world applications. We strongly value student experimental design, data-driven argumentation, and designing curricula that empower all students to see themselves as scientists. We are looking for a science teacher who has a strong commitment to innovative curricular and experimental design, progressive pedagogy, and social justice--all in service of student learning and growth.

Our science program begins with physics first in the ninth grade, followed by tenth-grade chemistry and eleventh-grade biology. In addition, we offer second-exposure, advanced courses in physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as a variety of electives, including biopsychology, astronomy, climate change, fire ecology, and California geology, among others. Block periods allow students to delve deeply into rich problem-based and inquiry-based learning across courses. Teachers of our core courses have a common prep block and use it to work collaboratively to ensure alignment of curriculum between sections/teachers. 

Full-time teachers are responsible for teaching nine courses per year including at least one immersive. Each semester-long class meets three times a week in a rotating block schedule. Each immersive course meets daily for three weeks from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with the potential for field trips and experiential learning that extend beyond the traditional school day. 

Key Responsibilities

Teaching
In addition to class preparation and classroom teaching, all teachers are responsible for:

  • Collaboratively designing curriculum and aligning curriculum with course teams, the department goals, and the school's mission;
  • Designing skills-based formative and summative assessments;
  • Grading student work and providing feedback in a timely manner;
  • Communicating regularly with students, parents, guardians, and advisors regarding student progress;
  • Having one-on-one student meetings during tutorial period or as needed when on campus;
  • Scheduling and attending course team meetings;
  • Attending weekly staffulty or department meetings on Tuesday afternoons when applicable.

Advising
All full-time teaching staffulty serve as advisors to a group of 8-10 students. This includes:

  • Meeting as a group with the advisory once per week for 25 minutes;
  • Attending and chaperoning additional grade-level events and special events;
  • Participating in grade-level orientation before the first day of class;
  • Serving as the primary point person with the school for parents/guardians.

Community Support
All teaching staffulty are expected to support the well-being of our community and the growth of individual students. This includes:

  • Attending Morning Meeting three days a week;
  • Monitoring a "Flex" block (study hall) one block per week each semester;
  • Holding Tutorial at the end of the school day four days a week;
  • Modeling community engagement by being present throughout the school day, serving as a club leader, serving on committees and participating in admissions events (as examples);
  • Attending Back to School Night in September
  • Supporting the admissions program by attending a limited number of admissions events.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Finds resonance with The Bay School mission, philosophy, and precepts;
  • Dedicates themselves to anti-bias and equity work and understands the social justice dimensions of education;
  • Commits to ongoing professional growth;
  • Welcomes and learns from feedback;
  • Values mindfulness as a practice;
  • Is comfortable teaching various levels of high school science, particularly foundational biology and advanced biology courses;
  • Values individual learning profiles by teaching in multiple modalities and offering differentiated instruction;
  • Employs and is excited by student-centered teaching strategies (project-based, place-based, problem-based, and experiential learning);
  • Has experience teaching secondary education and brings a diversity of teaching and life experiences to their work;
  • Values collaboration, teamwork, and feedback as a part of professional growth;
  • Commits to innovation, professional development, and reinvention;
  • Is curious and resourceful;
  • Enjoys working with and inspiring high-school learners in all areas of school life.

Requirements

  • EDUCATION: A four-year undergraduate degree in biology or a related field
  • EXPERIENCE: Applicants should ideally have at least 3+ years of teaching experience, although candidates with fewer years of experience will also be considered
  • COMPUTER SKILLS: Proficient in Google Suite and familiarity with PC and Mac platforms and LMS and SMS systems

Job offers are contingent upon clear LiveScan fingerprinting and TB risk assessment. Other requirements include completing first aid/CPR training, mandated reporter training, anti-harassment training, and bloodborne pathogen training. Access to these mandatory trainings are provided and paid for by the school.

Compensation

Salary is based on years of secondary school work or relevant experience. The faculty salary range for the 2023-24 school year is $84,684 to $140,202. Bay also offers a strong benefits package for long term employees working at least 60% full time.

Please review our full-time teaching job description here for more details. If interested in the position, please review our website (www.bayschoolsf.org) to familiarize yourself with our school, the science curriculum, and our community. If interested in the position, please send all items below to: [email protected], subject line: Biology24-25.

  1. Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to The Bay School. Please also indicate whether you are open to part-time and/or full-time.
  2. Resume/C.V. 
  3. A list of references--a minimum of 3, including a current supervisor, departmental colleague, and colleague outside your department.

Please note that Bay will be accepting resumes on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Download the complete job posting

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt, Academic Year
REPORTS TO: Mathematics Department Chair and Dean of Faculty
WORK SCHEDULE: Bay teachers are expected to attend their classes, tutorial periods, staffulty and collaborative course team meetings, applicable orientations, and professional development days. See the job description for more details.
START DATE: July 1, 2024

Job Description

The Bay School math program employs a pedagogical approach that incorporates inquiry-based practices and real-world applications. Block periods allow students to delve deeply into rich problem- and inquiry-based learning across all courses. Our math teachers have a strong commitment to innovative curricular design, progressive pedagogy, and social justice--all in service of student learning and growth. Teachers of our core courses have a common prep block and use it to work collaboratively to ensure alignment of curriculum between sections/teachers.

Instructors are responsible for teaching nine courses per year. This load can be dispersed as four courses each semester, coupled with one three-week Immersive course in the winter or the spring OR three (or four) courses in one semester, two three-week Immersives, and four (or three) courses in another semester. Each semester-long class meets three times a week in a rotating block schedule. Faculty are expected to be present on campus for their first obligation of the day, which will generally occur at 8:25 a.m. each school or faculty-work day, and remain on campus until the school day and their work obligations are finished, which will be anytime from 2:30-4:30 p.m., depending on the class and meeting schedules. Each Immersive course meets daily for three weeks from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with the potential for field trips and experiential learning that extend beyond the traditional school day. 

Key Responsibilities

Teaching
In addition to class preparation and classroom teaching, all teachers are responsible for:

  • Collaboratively designing curriculum and aligning curriculum with course teams, the department goals, and the school's mission;
  • Designing skills-based formative and summative assessments;
  • Grading student work and providing feedback in a timely manner;
  • Communicating regularly with students, parents, guardians, and advisors regarding student progress;
  • Having one-on-one student meetings as needed;
  • Scheduling and attending course team meetings;
  • Attending weekly staffulty or department meetings on Tuesday afternoons when applicable.

Advising
All full-time teaching staffulty serve as advisors to a group of 8-10 students. This includes:

  • Meeting as a group with the advisory once per week for 25 minutes;
  • Attending and chaperoning additional grade-level events and special events;
  • Participating in grade-level orientation before the first day of class;
  • Serving as the primary point person with the school for parents/guardians.

Community Support
All teaching staffulty are expected to support the well-being of our community and the growth of individual students. This includes:

  • Attending Morning Meeting three days a week;
  • Monitoring a "Flex" block (study hall) one block per week each semester;
  • Holding Tutorial at the end of the school day four days a week;
  • Modeling community engagement by being present throughout the school day, serving as a club leader, serving on committees and participating in admissions events (as examples);
  • Attending Back to School Night in September
  • Supporting the admissions program by attending a limited number of admissions events.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Finds resonance with The Bay School mission, philosophy, and precepts;
  • Dedicates themselves to anti-bias and equity work and understands the social justice dimensions of education;
  • Commits to ongoing professional growth;
  • Welcomes and learns from feedback;
  • Values and incorporates mindfulness as a practice;
  • Is comfortable teaching various levels of high school math, particularly advanced courses;
  • Values individual learning profiles by teaching in multiple modalities and offering differentiated instruction;
  • Employs and is excited by student-centered teaching strategies (project-based, place-based, problem-based, and experiential learning);
  • Has experience teaching secondary education and brings a diversity of teaching and life experiences to their work;
  • Values collaboration, teamwork, and feedback as a part of professional growth;
  • Commits to innovation, professional development, and reinvention;
  • Is curious and resourceful;
  • Enjoys working with and inspiring high-school learners in all areas of school life.

Requirements

  • EDUCATION: BA required, MA preferred
  • EXPERIENCE: The candidate should have experience teaching all levels of high school mathematics, including calculus, preferably beyond; experience with or interest in advising student math clubs and coordinating math competitions, preferred
  • COMPUTER SKILLS: Proficient in Google Suite and familiarity with PC and Mac platforms and LMS and SMS systems

Job offers are contingent upon clear LiveScan fingerprinting and TB risk assessment. Other requirements include completing first aid/CPR training, mandated reporter training, anti-harassment training, and bloodborne pathogen training. Access to these mandatory trainings are provided and paid for by the school.

Compensation

Salary is based on years of secondary school work or relevant experience. The full-time faculty salary range for the 2024-25 school year is $84,684 to $140,202. Bay also offers a strong benefits package for long term employees working at least 60% of full time. 

Please review our full-time teaching job description here for more details. If interested in the position, please review our website (www.bayschoolsf.org) to familiarize yourself with our school, the science curriculum, and our community. If interested in the position, please send all items below to: [email protected], subject line: Math24-25.

  1. Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to The Bay School.
  2. Resume/C.V. 
  3. A list of references--a minimum of 3, including a current supervisor, departmental colleague, and colleague outside your department.

Please note that Bay will be accepting resumes on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Download the complete job posting

EMPLOYEE STATUS: 67-100% FTE, Exempt, Academic Year
REPORTS TO: Arts Department Chair and Dean of Faculty
WORK SCHEDULE: Teacher will be on campus for all class meetings (each class meets 3x/week) as well as for tutorial periods, staffulty and/or collaborative course team meetings (as determined with department chair)
START DATE: July 1, 2024; on site beginning August 8, 2024

Job Description

We are seeking a part-time teacher (67% FTE) with content specific expertise in Engineering and Design to teach 4 semester courses and 2 immersive courses, including introductory and intermediate level coursework. These courses often attract students with burgeoning interests in robotics, engineering and industrial design. The teacher will serve as an ambassador for STEAM, reaching out to students who may not perceive engineering and design as being fields of interest. The teacher should be skilled in teaching design iteration, including fabrication, and have experience managing maker spaces.

This role may also include, depending on background and experience, one or more of the following: being a resource for teaching robotics/physical computing; supporting the First Robotics club; supporting the Creative Process or Senior Signature Process course teams as a resource regarding design or fabrication. Depending on these additional responsibilities, the role could expand to full-time (100% FTE). 

Each semester-long class meets three times a week in a rotating block schedule. Bay’s block schedule allows students to delve deeply into problem- and inquiry-based learning across all courses. Bay teachers have a strong commitment to innovative curricular design, collaboration, progressive pedagogy, and social justice--all in service of student learning and growth. Teachers of our core courses have a common prep block and use it to work collaboratively in weekly required course team meetings to ensure alignment of curriculum and assessment among sections/teachers.

Key Responsibilities

Teaching
In addition to class preparation and classroom teaching, all teachers are responsible for:

  • Collaboratively designing curriculum and aligning curriculum with course teams, the department goals, and the school's mission;
  • Designing skills-based formative and summative assessments;
  • Grading student work and providing feedback in a timely manner;
  • Communicating regularly with students, parents, guardians, and advisors regarding student progress;
  • Having one-on-one student meetings during tutorial period or as needed when on campus;
  • Attending weekly staffulty or department meetings on Tuesday afternoons when applicable.

Advising
All full-time teaching staffulty serve as advisors to a group of 8-10 students. This includes:

  • Meeting as a group with the advisory once per week for 25 minutes;
  • Attending and chaperoning additional grade-level events and special events;
  • Participating in grade-level orientation before the first day of class;
  • Serving as the primary point person with the school for parents/guardians.

Community Support
All teaching staffulty are expected to support the well-being of our community and the growth of individual students. This includes:

  • Attending Morning Meeting three days a week;
  • Monitoring a "Flex" block (study hall) one block per week each semester;
  • Holding Tutorial at the end of the school day four days a week;
  • Modeling community engagement by being present throughout the school day, serving as a club leader, serving on committees and participating in admissions events (as examples);
  • Attending Back to School Night in September
  • Supporting the admissions program by attending a limited number of admissions events.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Finds resonance with The Bay School mission, philosophy, and precepts;
  • Dedicates themselves to anti-bias and equity work and understands the social justice dimensions of education;
  • Commits to ongoing professional growth;
  • Welcomes and learns from feedback;
  • Enjoys being in a high school community;
  • Values mindfulness as a practice;
  • Is comfortable teaching skills-based and lab-based/experiential courses;
  • Values individual learning profiles by teaching in multiple modalities and offering differentiated instruction;
  • Employs and is excited by student-centered teaching strategies (project-based, place-based, problem-based, and experiential learning);
  • Has experience teaching secondary education and brings a diversity of teaching and life experiences to their work;
  • Values collaboration, teamwork, and feedback as a part of professional growth;
  • Commits to innovation, professional development, and reinvention;
  • Is curious and resourceful;
  • Enjoys working with and inspiring high-school learners in all areas of school life.

Requirements

  • EDUCATION: BA required, MA and/or significant professional engineering/design experience preferred
  • EXPERIENCE: 2+ years of teaching engineering or shop courses at the middle or high school level
  • COMPUTER SKILLS: Proficient in Google Suite and familiarity with PC and Mac platforms and LMS and SMS systems
  • ADDITIONAL SKILLS: Safety certifications and/or confirmed, demonstrated safety record in working with students and machinery (including vertical mill, laser cutter, drill presses, band saw, lathe, chop saw, and table saw). If the candidate does not currently hold a safety certification or experience with all machines, they should be willing to undergo training and certification. NOTE: The school possesses an excellent safety record and the teacher will be responsible for continuing that safety through the proper training and oversight of students, the regular maintenance of the machinery, and the timely inventory/restock of supplies in the lab.

Job offers are contingent upon clear LiveScan fingerprinting and TB risk assessment. Other requirements include completing first aid/CPR training, mandated reporter training, anti-harassment training, and bloodborne pathogen training. Access to these mandatory trainings are provided and paid for by the school.

Compensation

Salary is based on years of secondary school work or relevant experience. For a full-time (100%) position, the salary range is $84,684 to $140,202. This position qualifies for benefits.

Please review our full-time teaching job description here for more details. If interested in the position, please review our website (www.bayschoolsf.org) to familiarize yourself with our school, the science curriculum, and our community. If interested in the position, please send all items below to: [email protected], subject line: Engineering/Design.

  1. Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to The Bay School. Please also indicate whether you are open to part-time and/or full-time.
  2. Resume/C.V. 
  3. A list of references--a minimum of 3, including a current supervisor, departmental colleague, and colleague outside your department.

Please note that Bay will be accepting resumes on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Open Administrative Positions

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EMPLOYEE STATUS: 100% FTE, Exempt, Full-Year
REPORTS TO: Director of Advancement
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with the ability to work occasional extended weekday hours, some nights, and some weekends as dictated by the events schedule
START DATE: July 1, 2024
SALARY: $80,000-$95,000

Bay offers a strong benefits package for long term employees working at least 60% of full time.

Job Description

The Associate Director of Annual Giving is an important member of the Advancement Office, working in partnership with the Director of Advancement to navigate the constantly changing landscape of philanthropy to ensure that Bay's fundraising practices are aligned with the mission, precepts and vision of the school.

This position works with the Director of Advancement and the entire Advancement team to develop and implement strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors to The Bay School's Annual Fund.

Key Responsibilities

Annual Fund

  • In partnership with the Director of Advancement, drives all aspects of Bay's Annual Fund program, including segmentation, messaging, and collateral;
  • Helps establish and achieve long-term financial goals for the Annual Fund, actively reporting on the progress and outcomes of these goals;
  • Works with the Head of School, select members of the Board of Trustees, The Bay Family Association, and lead volunteers to achieve revenue and operational goals on behalf of the department;
  • Works closely with the Bay Family Association and Bay Senior Leaders to create a vibrant culture of parent engagement by recruiting, training, managing, and celebrating a broad range of volunteers, including a robust parent Annual Fund volunteer committee;
  • Prepares all Annual Fund solicitation materials and leads all volunteer solicitor training;
  • With the Director of Advancement, begins to lay the foundation for a successful Alumni Giving program. Works to develop more robust communications, solicitations, and alumni involvement in the philanthropic life of the school;
  • Coordinates cultivation and stewardship plans for Annual Fund donors and volunteers;
  • Potential to own a portfolio of mid-level donors.

Gift Acknowledgement and Reporting

  • Monitors and reports program results and conducts ongoing analysis and evaluation of solicitation programs;
  • Creates and maintains reports on AF progress that reconciles with department databases and allows volunteers and Bay team members move ahead confidently with cultivation and solicitation of donor prospects;
  • Writes thank you notes for all AF gifts under $5K.

Special Events/Volunteer Support/Community Engagement

  • Works with the Special Events Coordinator, supports all Advancement-sponsored events as needed, including Opening Day Coffee, New Parent/Guardian Dinner, Graduation, College Parents' Care Packages Assembly, Grandfriends Day, donor and volunteer appreciation events, Bay Splash, etc.
  • Attends Advancement and other school events and is a visible and engaged community member;
  • Actively engages with Bay staffulty and may become a member of staffulty committees.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Finds resonance with The Bay School mission, philosophy, and precepts;
  • Shows evidence of continued commitment to anti-bias and equity work, and understands the social justice dimension of education;
  • Commits to ongoing professional growth;
  • Welcomes and learns from feedback;
  • Enjoys being in a high school community;
  • Values and incorporates mindfulness as a practice.

Requirements

  • EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree preferred
  • EXPERIENCE: At least three years of Advancement experience and knowledge of annual giving practices. Experience in an independent school setting is preferred. 
  • COMPUTER SKILLS: Strong computer and technical skills required including Google Suite Products, Raiser's Edge/NXT, GiveCampus, Excel, PowerPoint, and design software such as Canva or InDesign.

Job offers are contingent upon clear LiveScan fingerprinting and TB risk assessment. Other requirements include completing first aid/CPR training, mandated reporter training, anti-harassment training, and bloodborne pathogen training. Access to these mandatory trainings are provided and paid for by the school.

Please review the full job description here for more details. If interested in the position, please review our website (www.bayschoolsf.org), then email all of the items below to Susie McCobb, Executive Assistant to the Heads of School, at: [email protected] with the subject line: Associate Director of Annual Giving.

  1. Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to The Bay School.
  2. Resume/C.V. 
  3. Contact list of 3 references, at least one of whom must be a recent supervisor.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Open Coaching Positions


Employee Conduct Expectations

The Bay School takes the safety and comfort of its students very seriously. As part of this commitment, Bay sets expectations for employee interactions with students in its employee Code of Conduct. The Bay School encourages parents, students, alumni or other members of the school community to report concerns about any violations of the Code of Conduct as described in the school's student and family handbook. Such reports will be kept as confidential as possible except as necessary for Bay to take appropriate action. Bay will not retaliate against anyone who reports conduct that may violate the Code of Conduct.