Executive Director of Student Learning Supports

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $116,500.00
Maximum: $153,300.00
Details: Competitive salary of $116,500-$153,300/year; 225 work days



Application Deadline:



555 Franklin Street
San Francisco
United States


Position Description

The Executive Director (ED) of Student Learning Supports reports to the Chief Academic Officer and is part of the Curriculum and Instruction Senior Leadership Team. The ED of Student Learning Support is responsible for leading programs and supports consistent with SFUSD’s Strategic Plan Transform Learning, Transform Lives, and conceiving of and realizing steps that lead to Vision 2025 for SFUSD’s most vulnerable learners. The ED of Student Learning Supports will serve as a key equity champion in the district, and ensure that programs and supports are effective in increasing outcomes for youth who have been underserved, including African American students, English learners, students with disabilities, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students. The ED of Student Learning Supports will play a central role in supporting underserved students by providing leadership to identify students in need of support, developing and aligning supports for these students in keep with an RTI framework, and monitoring outcomes and implementation. You will be responsible for providing leadership in developing, implementing and maintaining an innovative approach to Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 academic interventions and supports for students K-12. This position will support individual school sites to implement an effective academic Response to Intervention system, as well as extended learning, high school credit recovery, AVID and AVID Excel, CCSF and Early College, Work-Based Learning, and other programs

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Articulate a compelling vision for transforming the district’s current set of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 academic interventions and extended learning opportunities, including the reframing of traditional intervention so that it is positive, enriching, rigorous, and interdisciplinary in nature.
  • Collaborate with a wide array of internal and external partners, such as the Department of Technology and the Department of Professional Growth and Development, Department of Special Education, and Department of Student, Family, Community Services, to enhance the array of effective options employed by schools to support students in need of academic acceleration; and develop the professional skills required to successfully vulnerable students.
  • Design, implement, evaluate, and regularly report on the systems and structures that support Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 academic interventions
  • Collect, analyze and present complex data about both student outcomes and intermediate measures related to implementation; identify potential challenges and implement solutions
  • Manage a department budget of $8 million and generate revenue for the department through grant writing, public engagement, advocacy, and regular interactions with the philanthropic community.
  • Oversee, manage and support the training for SFUSD’s current Academic Response to Intervention Facilitators (RTIFs) and Reading Support TSAs; as well as both General Education and Special Education school staff responsible for student acceleration.
  • In collaboration with other district departments, coordinate the development of policies and procedures that support improved outcomes for student academic achievement and graduation rate.
  • Serve as a representative for SFUSD on academic content and curriculum resources, both internally and externally, including media, state and national platforms; and including SFUSD families and community organizations (African American Parent Advisory Council, Special Education Community Advisory Council, and District English Learner Advisory Council, among others) the United Educators of San Francisco, and the United Administrators of San Francisco.
  • Perform related duties as required. 

The strongest candidates will have:

  • Experience in an urban school setting.
  • A Master’s in education or a related field, or comparable management level experience
  • Successful experience leading teams of leaders towards measurable results.
  • Knowledge of San Francisco’s public schools/urban public schools
  • A deep knowledge of RTI as a framework for identifying students in need of additional support, monitoring progress, and collecting information about the fidelity of intervention services.
  • A proven record of effectively planning, organizing and using resources to take action
  • Knowledge of acceleration strategies, including reading and math acceleration at all levels, and strategies for accelerating the academic growth of secondary age students, including AVID, dual enrollment, and work-based learning.
  • A deep knowledge of goals and requirements of higher education.
  • Success leading effective professional development that drives toward improved student learning outcomes
  • Demonstrated commitment to systemic equity in public education
  • A deep knowledge of effective teaching practices, including curriculum, instruction, and student development
  • Experience with teacher education policies and practices
  • Knowledge of California Content Standards, ELD Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and the instructional shifts drive by the Common Core Standards
  • A track record of effective collaboration across departmental and organizational boundaries
  • A strong customer service mindset
  • Experience managing budgets and building strong teams by developing individuals’ skills, maximizing their strengths and providing regular feedback
  • Experience and success with effective communication and presentations to large groups
  • Strong analytic and systems thinking necessary to interpret data to inform goals and strategy, as well as build infrastructure where non exists.
  • Experience facilitating ongoing collaboration with multi-department groups to develop goals and build consensus towards meeting project outcomes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Possession of a valid California Administrative Credential or eligibility for a California Administrative Credential.
  • Five+ years as a site administrator 


SFUSD is committed to attracting and retaining the best educators in the nation. Benefits of leading in San Francisco include:

  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance for administrators and their eligible dependents
  • Extra Credit Home Purchase Program: http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/cdlac/applications/applications.asp?app=ecthpp

We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring th

Level of Language Proficiency

Minimum Requirements

  • Possession of a valid California Administrative Credential or eligibility for a California Administrative Credential.
  • Five+ years as a site administrator 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply



Please complete an application at www.sfusd.edu/jobs and apply to this posted position with that application.