Mar 28, 2024

Early Childhood Teacher

$44,416 - $71,346 yearly
  • RCG Talent Solutions
  • South San Francisco, CA, USA
Full-Time Education/Training

Job Description

Position: 2024-2025 Early Childhood Teacher

Reports to: Principal or Program Director

Position Type: Full-time, both 10-month or 12-month positions available

Compensation: $44,416 - $71,346 based on experience plus benefits

South San Francisco Unified School District

The South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD) community includes 15 schools supporting 8,000 students in Daly City, San Bruno, and South San Francisco.

Our mission is that in partnership with our community, SSFUSD will provide exceptional instruction, engaging experiences, and equitable and accessible opportunities and resources to further support our diverse student body so that students are equipped to learn, thrive, navigate their future with purpose, and impact their community.

In February 2024, the School Board for SSFUSD adopted our new Vision and Five-Year Strategic Plan. Teachers are at the heart of our priorities - exceptional instruction, engaged students, purposeful partnerships, empowered educators, and equity-centered systems.  

The Role

SSFUSD is seeking a dynamic, equity-focused, and inclusive classroom teacher to join our school community. SSFUSD refuses to accept that the educational outcomes of students in our district are overwhelmingly predictable based on students’ race, socioeconomics, ethnicity or learning differences. We remain committed to working each day to examine systemic, institutional, and individual biases in order to dismantle systems of inequities that will enable all students to thrive. 

As a teacher in SSFUSD, responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Providing exceptional instruction, aligned to the Portrait of a Graduate, including:

    • Developing rigorous lessons aligned to grade and subject level California State Common Core Standards

    • Setting ambitious goals with students and monitoring their progress while encouraging them through frequent and persistent feedback

    • Tracking student growth, using data and feedback, and creating individualized student plans when there are areas of concern

    • Building relationships with students and families by providing regular and consistent communication 

    • Creating a physical classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for physical, social, and emotional development of students

    • Facilitating learning experiences for students that are engaging and rigorous

  • Collaborating with other teachers and school leaders on daily lessons, school-wide programs, and individualized student plans

  • Meeting regular deadlines for daily lesson plans, submitting grades, and work samples

  • Working on a team of teachers and school leader to provide consistency, support, and accountability to all students

  • Engaging in professional development 

  • Completing supervision duties on campus, such as morning duty, lunch duty, dismissal, and afterschool duty

  • Engagement with and participation in the greater school community through attending events and activities

  • Additional duties as assigned

Hiring Organization

South San Francisco Unified School District



  • Must haves: 

    • Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university

    • California Child Development Permit 

    • Belief in and commitment to the mission and vision of SSFUSD

    • Ability to design and implement rich, engaging, and culturally relevant teaching units

    • Knowledge of California Preschool/Transitional Kindergarten Learning Foundations and California Preschool Curriculum Frameworks

    • Ability to differentiate lessons for learners with different assets

    • A dedication to learn, grow, and develop as a professional

  • Requirements for the application: 

    • Updated resume 

    • Cover letter outlining desire to work at SSFUSD as well as responses to at least two of the following questions: 

      • How do you accommodate different learning styles in your classroom?

      • How do you build a classroom culture in which all students feel a sense of belonging?

    • Transcripts of your undergraduate degree and graduate degrees if applicable.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes only. 

    • Test results: Please attach CSET results and evidence of meeting Basic Skills Requirement, such as CBEST, PRAXIS, SAT or ACT results

    • Proof of English Learner (EL) Authorization  or Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate

    • Child Development Teacher Permit

  • Please note that if you are extended an offer from SSFUSD, you will also need to complete the following prior to beginning work, including training

  • Provide clearance of TB test, as mandated by California Education code. 

  • Submit fingerprints for California Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation clearance.

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Compensation and Benefits

  • Compensation - This position is an exempt, salaried position; salary offers commensurate with experience.  The starting salary for a first year teacher ranges based on experience.  Early childhood teachers may be 10-month or 12-month employees based on the position.

  • Health and Supplemental Insurance - Medical, dental, and vision plans, defined benefit pension plans; disability, life insurance.

  • Retirement Plans - 403(b)/457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plans.

  • Additional Benefits - Flexible spending account options, employee assistance program, Master’s/Doctoral Degree stipends, and vacation time.

Application Instructions

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