Upper School Physical Education Teacher (Grades 5-8) and Advisor (Grade 6)
Katherine Delmar Burke School
Location: San Francisco, California
Type: Temp to Full Time
Salary: $66,028 - $144,571
Burke’s offers competitive compensation with a salary range of $66,028 - $144,571 based on years of experience plus advanced degree stipends, prorated for the percentage of the school year that is a leave position. Comprehensive benefits are provided. More information about the school can be found on the website at www.burkes.org.
4 Year Degree
Full-Time, 1.0 FTE
Leave Position: December 2023 – May 2024
As a mission-driven school, Burke’s is seeking a Physical Education Teacher and Advisor for a leave position for grades 5-8 who can bring to life the mission of the school while working with students to further develop their motor skills and ability to care for their bodies and minds through movement. The ideal candidate enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team, possesses knowledge of child and adolescent development, and enjoys working with middle school aged children. In addition to teaching PE, responsibilities include advising a group of students to support social-emotional learning and strong learning habits.
Job Responsibilities include:
Teaching Upper School PE (Grades 5-8) & Advisory; this includes:
Reporting on student progress once using checklist/narrative report cards
Preparing advisees for and supporting them in a student-led parent conference in March
Accompanying advisees on outdoor education trip in March
Effective communication with colleagues in support of a collegial and collaborative professional community
Timely and supportive communication with students, parents, and caregivers to foster a strong partnership with families
Work closely with Lower School and Upper School PE teams as well as Sixth Grade Advising team
Attend and participate in weekly faculty meetings
Supervisory duties as needed
Burke’s does not sponsor employment visas. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment.
Qualifications & Skills
Below are the personal and professional qualities that we believe are important for the success of the person in this role. Unless specifically noted as a prerequisite for the role, these qualifications and skills are preferred. We know many candidates bring a full complement of experience, skills, and ideas, even if they don’t check every box of a job description. If you meet many of our criteria, please don’t hesitate to apply. Every application gets serious consideration, including those with skill sets that we may not have included here. We welcome all applicants who will bring a unique perspective and personal characteristics to our amazing team.
Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent
Experience teaching and demonstrated knowledge of child and adolescent physical development
Demonstrated confidence in:
differentiation of instruction
providing opportunities for learning through play
innovative use of technology in instruction
Understanding by Design approach to curriculum design (preferred)
Commitment to equitable and anti-racist teaching practices
Understanding of, and appreciation for the social-emotional development of adolescent girls
Possessing a growth mindset and openness to feedback
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Burke’s is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.
To Apply: Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter, resumé, and references to burkes.workable.com.
Burke's is an independent K-8 gender-inclusive all-girls’ school located on a 3.5-acre campus in San Francisco. Burke’s is one of California’s leading elementary schools with a 112-year tradition of educational excellence. Our mission is to educate, encourage, and empower girls. The school combines strong academic and co-curricular programs with an emphasis on project-based learning and personal growth in a diverse and inclusive community. We emphasize the development of fundamental and higher-level critical thinking skills in an atmosphere of creativity, exploration, academic rigor, and joyful learning.