SFUSD - Substitute Teacher

Recruitment #SUB-0761-TEACH!



Application Process for TK-12 Substitute Teachers

Apply to become a substitute teacher with San Francisco Unified School district by going to: www.sfusd.edu/jobs

Step 1: Before You Apply

Below is a list of credential requirements for interested substitutes:

    Step 2: How To Apply

    • All interested applicants must complete an application through our online system, SearchSoft.
    • Go to www.sfusd.edu/jobs
    • Create a new certificated account to start your application.
    • You will be prompted to electronically attach your Resume and Letter of Intent.
    • Attach your application to the 2017-2018 Substitute Teacher Pool.
    • Questions? Email substitutes@sfusd.edu

    Step 3: After You Apply

    Once your application is submitted, Human Resources (HR) will review your qualifications by screening your application. If eligible, you will be contacted by HR regarding next steps and employee processing.



    • The substitute is responsible for the full schedule of the regular teacher. This includes the classroom day, study halls, yard duty, and any special duties performed by the absent teacher.
    • The substitute is expected to implement the lesson plans for the class to which they are assigned, correct classroom assignments, and homework received, as time permits.
    • Maintain normal classroom routines and discipline procedures. The responsible administrator should be contacted in case a serious discipline problem arises.
    • Leave adequate notes regarding what was accomplished in class, a description of problems that may have occurred and resolutions to said problems, a lesson plan for the next day if applicable and any other information that may be required by an administrator.


    • Be flexible and available for substitute assignments, especially on Mondays and Fridays
    • Be willing to work at ALL schools (all grade levels and subject areas)
    • Substitute a minimum of 2 days per week (36 days per year)

    NOTE: We are seeking subs in all areas with a particular need for candidates with credentials or expertise in:

    • Math and Science: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
    • Special Education: Education Specialist Credential
    • Bilingual Education: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Filipino, Japanese Fluency

    Questions? Email substitutes@sfusd.edu

    Who We Are

    The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is California’s seventh largest school. Every year, more than 55,000 students, speaking more than 44 documented languages, have powerful learning experiences in the 130 public schools within the City and County of San Francisco. We aim to provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, cultural and linguistic sensitivity, democratic responsibility, economic competence, and physical and mental health so that each student can achieve his or her maximum potential. We place access and equity, student achievement, and accountability at the forefront of every child’s education in pursuit of this mission.

    What It Means to Work Here


    When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. In 2014 SFUSD created an inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives. SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025. 


    Who We Want

    We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.

    The San Francisco Unified School District is committed to maintaining an educational environment where all persons who participate in school programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment or intimidation. The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students, employees or other persons, at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities. San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

    Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Issued: 12/15/2014
    Monica Vasquez
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    San Francisco Unified School District
    Recruitment ID Number: TEACH!

    To Apply: Go to http://www.sfusd.edu/jobs
    Questions? Email substitutes@sfusd.edu

    Conviction History

    As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

    • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
    • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

    Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

    If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

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