Our Ideal Candidates

Champions for Student Learning

Our staff are by far our greatest assets. Whether your role is in our out of the classroom, whether you’re a seasoned education veteran or just starting your career in the field, we are always looking for folx who are inspired by Gateway’s mission and committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure each and every child in our school community has what they need to thrive. 

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What We Look For

It goes without saying that each role at Gateway Public Schools entails its own set of qualifications, but across our organization, we look for similar key attributes in those who want to be a part of the Gateway community:

Not Just Degrees + Grades:
Advanced degrees, high GPAs and a track record of academic success are important qualities in educators, but they don’t tell the whole story. If you’ve found a passion for giving back and making change through volunteer work, an in-depth understanding of how our public schools could better serve all students through your own journey raising children, or have deep roots with one of the many communities we serve, reach out to us. We’d love to chat.

Anti-Racist + Pro-Black
Don’t be surprised if a question comes up in your job interview about what anti-racism means to you and what it looks like in your life. Our student population reflects the beautiful diversity of San Francisco and we ask our faculty to continually reflect and collaborate around equity-centered, inclusive, anti-racist practices. We are an unapologetic pro-Black, pro-Brown, pro-Women/femmes, pro-LGBTQIA community.

Beyond Your Resume
Our ideal candidate is a well-rounded human and genuinely nice person. They are able to work with diverse groups of people and excel at finding and building connections with people. They are an effective spoken and written communicator who celebrates the amazing things our students and faculty are accomplishing every day.

A Focus on Equity

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Are you on the fence about applying to that role that’s caught your eye? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they met every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. Bilingual and BIPOC candidates, as well as those from other marginalized communities, are always encouraged to apply for all open positions.