Nothing is more important to us than the teaching and learning that takes place at our school. Every member of our professional staff plays a role in fulfilling the promise and potential of each child. We do this by employing passionate, curious, and engaged thought leaders in differentiating instruction and progressive education. Holding true to our school values, we actively seek to promote diversity and inclusion in our administration, faculty, and student body.



  • Director of Finance

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    Live Oak School, a K-8 independent school in the heart of urban San Francisco, believes that the best learning happens when students are actively engaged in the process — thinking deeply, exploring ideas, and trying on strategies for solving problems. The school’s approach to teaching and learning is deeply rooted in progressive tradition and informed by contemporary research. Live Oak anchors its instructional program around the students as individual learners, determined to prepare them for the opportunities that will define the lives of graduates in the twenty-first century.

    The finance office at Live Oak is an essential business unit, comprising three people: a director of finance, and two full-time staff positions reporting to the director: a controller and an employment resources manager. In addition, the facilities department, which is outsourced to a third-party management company, rolls up to the director of finance. At a school like Live Oak, all administrators serve both strategic and hands-on functions, and they lean into opportunities to support and engage the academic program. Live Oak is led by an outstanding, highly respected, dedicated, and mission-centered head of school, who has worked at the school since 2001 and served as its head since 2009.

    Live Oak School now seeks a director of finance to oversee all aspects of the school’s finance and budget management, human resources, and facilities. The director is a member of the head of school’s strategy steering team and has frequent touch points with the board of directors via three standing committees. Five years ago the school nearly doubled in physical size and student enrollment. Many leaders at the school have already started to imagine further expansion via real estate acquisition, for which the director of finance would be an essential partner. Live Oak School looks forward to welcoming the next director of finance later this summer.

    12M Recruiting is running the search on behalf of Live Oak School. Applications received by June 9 will receive priority review. For application instructions and the full job opportunity statement, please visit: www.12MRecruiting.com/jobs/LiveOak/Finance
  • Early Elementary Teacher

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    Live Oak is accepting resumes for an Early Elementary Teacher in the early elementary grades (kindergarten-second) to begin in August 2024. Applicants should have experience as head teachers, professional training, enjoy collaborative work on curriculum development, demonstrate a commitment to issues of equity and social justice, and feel a resonance with the school’s mission, vision, values, and educational philosophy. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and statement of educational philosophy here.

    Early Elementary Teachers at Live Oak work in a team teaching structure, collaborating with a co-lead teacher in each classroom of 22-24 students.   

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties
    • Collaborate with the grade level teaching team teacher to plan, consistently document, and implement the grade-level curriculum in accordance with the school’s educational philosophy, established scope and sequence, and adopted resources. 
    • Develop and implement robust assessment practices; provide regular and individualized feedback to students.
    • Manage student behavior with the use of classroom and management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful, responsive to student needs to build a safe, orderly, inclusive classroom community, and aligned with the adopted resources. 
    • Understand and model the school’s mission, vision, and values in relationships with students, colleagues, and families, including the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    Read more about and apply to this position.
  • 课后项目负责人

    为一所独立的K-8年级学校寻找一名有经验的课后项目负责人。我们位于旧金山阳光明媚的Potrero Hill。我们学校的使命是支持每个学生的潜力和承诺。我们提供坚实的学术基础,培养个人自信和与他人合作的能力,激励学生以同情心和诚信行事,并培养学生对学习的热情,使其终生受益。课后项目负责人的主要职责是帮助促进学生在一个有趣的、有组织的和支持性的课后环境中的健康发展。该职位是兼职的。

  • 未来的教育家

    Live Oak总是对那些想了解Live Oak学校专业机会的教育工作者感兴趣。如果您希望我们在有可能适合您的兴趣和专长的职位时与您联系,请分享您的简历和介绍信。

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A Live Oak Career...

Supports Your Entire Well-Being

Our faculty and staff enjoy a range of comprehensive health, dental, and vision benefits, along with mental health resources to support your whole self.

Builds Teamwork

You will be a valued member of a team of dedicated educators who work collaboratively to provide a one-of-a-kind education. Exchange ideas as a lower school co-teacher or build inter-curricular projects in middle school.

Fosters Learning & Growth

Staff and faculty have a wealth of professional development opportunities at their disposal. Attend a conference, undergo specialized content training, or earn a certification. Live Oak even offers funding to help you pursue an advanced degree that supports your journey as an educator.

Is Inclusive of All

Affinity spaces and events bring our staff, faculty, families, and students together in shared celebration of culture and identity. Members of our faculty & staff annually attend the national People of Color Conference and take an active role as peer leaders in Live Oak's SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) chapter, providing important opportunities to engage in equity-driven initiatives.

Opens Doors to the World

Step beyond the classroom and help your students explore the world for themselves. With regular field trips at all grade levels, middle school outdoor education, and the school-wide Camp Live Oak you will get to experience the world and help open your students' eyes to meaningful learning.

Invites you into our community

You will be part of a dynamic community where your contributions will be integral to the life of Live Oak School, offering your unique talents, skills, and interests as a sports coach, club moderator, grade level advisor, committee member, or professional development leader.

Employment at Live Oak

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  • 100%

    Expenses covered for faculty & staff to attend PD conferences and workshops, including registration, travel, lodging, and meals
  • 53%

    Faculty & staff of color
  • 61

    Faculty & staff who live in the city of San Francisco
  • 75th

    Percentile and above at which Live Oak benchmarks faculty & staff salaries, keeping them competitive with comparable schools and districts
  • 85%

    Faculty who have at least 5+ years of teaching experience
  • 90+

    Average number of annual professional development hours each faculty/staff member undergoes, including weekly in-service sessions to participation in conferences and workshops
Live Oak学校欢迎并接纳任何种族、肤色、民族和族裔、公民身份、性别认同、性别表达、性取向和信仰的学生参与Live Oak学校的所有权利、特权、项目和活动。在管理其教育政策和计划、招生政策、调整后的学费计划以及体育和其他学校管理的计划方面,Live Oak学校不存在基于种族、肤色、民族和族裔出身、公民身份、性别认同、性别表达、性取向和信仰的歧视。