Thank you for your interest in working at JJSE!

Before you consider any specific job openings, please take some time to learn about the school by reviewing this website, in particular our missiondemographics, program design, and our vision of good teaching as described in the JJSE Pedagogy Project. Once you have familiarized yourself with our approach, if you believe that there might be a good fit between you and JJSE, please contact us to set up a visit to the school so you can learn more. If there is a specific opening for which you believe you are qualified, please send your resume to Rubie Macaraeg ( and Jessica Huang (

OPENINGS for the 2018-19 School Year:
(as of 3/25/18)

Instructional Reform Facilitator: JJSE is hiring for a Instructional Reform Facilitator. This centrally-funded site based position is an important role in the school that centers on improving teaching and learning as aligned to the school’s strategic goals and Vision 2025. This role involves using data to drive instruction, professional development for staff, facilitate and plan teacher collaboration, and teacher coaching. The qualified candidate has at least 5 years teaching experience and has experience working in a small-school model with performance assessment systems and portfolios. Click here to apply for the IRF central pool and to view a complete job description.

Math Teacher: JJSE is looking for a math teacher with experience teaching urban students, a strong vision for inquiry-based, social justice-focused math instruction, and an interest in working collaboratively with the math team to take our math program to the next level. We have a strong math team with a commitment to complex instruction methodologies and an inquiry-based, experiential approach to mathematics that follows the pedagogy of The Algebra Project. This position also includes an advisory of 12-15 students that you will work with as well as an elective course of the teacher’s choosing. This job will include Algebra 2 and other upper division math classes.

Spanish Teacher: JJSE is looking for an experienced Spanish teacher that is passionate about working with native Spanish speakers and who holds a strong commitment for integrating Latinx culture, social justice, and an action-based approach to their curriculum. The desired candidate will also have teacher coaching experience with the commitment to lead the World Language department in alignment with JJSE’s mission and vision. Possible sections that could be taught include, but are not limited to, AP Spanish Language and Culture and Spanish Native 1. Stronger candidates will have experience and a desire to help organize school events that promote Latinx culture, like the Día de los Muertos festival and La Raza town hall. This position includes an advisory of 12-15 students, as well as an elective course of the teacher’s choosing. There is also a possibility of a second half-time Spanish position.

Full-time Science Teacher Position: June Jordan is looking for a science teacher who is excited to teach Biological Sciences and/or Physical Science (Physics or Chemistry). The perfect candidate will have experience with infusing social justice and science and provide relevant instruction for a diverse group of students. This position will includes four sections of high school science with a class-size cap at 25 students and advisory. This position is a temporary one year position with a possibility of a permanent position in the following years. The ideal candidate has experience working with students who are under-represented in the science field.

Assistant Principal:  JJSE is hiring for a new Assistant Principal, to provide overall strategic leadership and help guide JJSE into its next phase of development as a school. The Assistant Principal plays a key leadership role in the school. S/he is in charge of establishing a safe and positive environment, both in classrooms and in public spaces. Our school’s approach to safety and discipline is grounded in restorative practices and framed around four values– RESPECT, INTEGRITY, COURAGE, and HUMILITY. A more detailed description of our approach and policies can be found in the document How to Get R.I.C.H. S/he coaches and supervises teachers and other staff to have effective disciplinary interactions with students, using JJSE’s Warm Demander framework and Classroom Culture Guiding Questions. S/he reports to the Principal and collaborates closely with the rest of the leadership team, including the Director of Pedagogy. For a job description, click here.

Check back soon for other openings…. for the 18-19 year!

Please note: JJSE is a San Francisco Unified School District high school, and candidates must apply via SFUSD to be considered for openings at JJSE. The first step in the process, which can be completed immediately, is to submit an application at the SFUSD Search Soft portal. As indicated above, we also recommend that you contact us to schedule a visit and learn more about the school before applying.

There is a chance that we may have other positions, depending on the budget situation and our staffing configuration. This page will be updated periodically.