Careers at Urban
Urban School strives to ignite a passion for learning and to inspire its students to become self-motivated, lifelong participants in their education and active citizens in their communities. Our educational philosophy and programs emphasize learning as a joyful process of discovery; use of city and Bay Area resources to extend learning beyond the classroom; mutual respect and a strong rapport between students and teachers; and a firm commitment to an inclusive and diverse school community.
Urban is an equal opportunity employer with an institutional commitment to diversity. We actively encourage applications from candidates with diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
WORKING AT URBAN
One of Urban’s core values is this: We are committed to reflection, evaluation, evolution and innovation as means to improve teaching and learning. Faculty and staff have abundant opportunities to deepen their repertoires and expand their practices both in regular collaborative work with colleagues and in conferences, workshops and programs, both in the Bay Area and around the world. Opportunities include but are not limited to:
- Robust faculty evaluation and individualized professional growth plan
- Annual self-evaluation, reflection and goal-setting
- Regularized teacher collaboration
- All-faculty professional development days
- Summer curriculum and technology grants
- Funds for staff career and skills development
- Advanced degree program support
- Dan Murphy Fund for Education Innovation and Faculty Growth
- Summer sabbaticals
Support in Transition to Urban
All teachers new to Urban participate in a year-long New-to-Urban cohort designed to orient and support new faculty as they learn the practices and adapt to the systems of Urban’s distinctive teaching and learning culture.
Getting Involved in the Life of the School
Faculty and staff at Urban are asked to participate in a range of academic and non-academic programs and experiences in order to better connect with students and with each other. These opportunities may include grade level advising, athletic coaching, club advisory, committee memberships and chaperoning of trips, dances, performances, etc.
Code of Conduct for Adult-Student Interactions (pdf)
Revised March 2019
Urban School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit in order to have the best available person in every job. The school has an institutional commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.Urban's employment policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, physical disability, mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic characteristics, citizenship, military or veteran status, age or any other basis protected by California state law, federal law or San Francisco ordinance. Urban's policy also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.