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Supervisor of Computer Science

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San Francisco Unified School District


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Published 26 days ago

January 1, 2020

Who We Are 

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 55,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21 st century. 


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, and problem solvers who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning. 


The Supervisor for Computer Science manages the curriculum, instruction, professional development and support, and policy associated with SFUSD’s computer science commitment to all students. They are responsible for disrupting the inequitable trends to access and achievement in computer science education and for implementing the district’s policy to guarantee creative, rigorous, and relevant computer science instruction to all students, across all district schools. 


The position is designed to provide a diverse array of services and activities guided by the SFUSD Mission and Goals that: (1) direct the development and implementation of a district-wide PK-12 computer science curriculum, (2) support teachers and leaders to determine how computer science can be implemented in a manner that reinforces SFUSD’s commitment to equity, and (3) orchestrate a range of professional learning activities for teachers of computer science. 


The Supervisor for Computer Science is part of the Division of Curriculum & Instruction, under supervision of the Chief Academic Officer. 


Essential Job Functions 

The Supervisor of Computer Science will:

  • Provide leadership for continuous improvement of the district’s computer science programs and services to support the district goals of access, equity, and excellence for all students, in support of Vision 2025 and the Graduate Profile;
  • Develop and continuously improve a coherent PK-12 computer science curriculum;
  • Work with site and central leaders to implement the computer science curriculum and board policy, to increase the quantity and quality of computer science education experienced by SFUSD students, and to develop a shared vision for effective teaching of computer science; 
  • Coordinate with computer science teachers across all elementary, middle, and high schools to ensure alignment of rigorous, standards-based, sequential computer science learning in support of the district’s Graduate Profile;
  • Direct and support professional development for computer science educators;
  • Recruit, hire, develop, support, and supervise a team of computer science content specialists (teachers on special assignment), including a cadre of itinerant teacher specialists supporting high potential schools;
  • Collect and analyze data to track student participation and achievement in computer science;
  • Coordinate and help define the work of outside partners to ensure that all work aligns with the district vision and its goals for coherence;
  • Support computer science instruction so that success cannot be predicted by race, gender, socio-economic status, and other demographic factors; and
  • Perform related duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications 

Minimum qualifications for the Supervisor of Computer Science include: 

  • Possession of a valid California Administrative Services Credential; 
  • 3+ years experience as a public school, district, county office administrator, or equivalent experience


Desired Qualifications 

Desired qualifications for the Supervisor of Computer Science include:

  • Experience with credentialed teacher supervision and evaluation; 
  • Strong content knowledge of computer science and the ability to apply it to teaching and learning across grades PK-12;
  • Strong pedagogical knowledge of effective teaching practices in computer science education; 
  • Solid understanding of the expectations of the California K-12 Computer Science Standards and/or Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) K-12 Computer Science Standards; and 
  • Experience in educational issues as they relate to PK-12 computer science education.
  • Experience with developing and implementing curriculum for computer science education; 
  • Knowledge of and successful experience with the design and implementation of professional development for administrators and teachers; 
  • Knowledge of how to evaluate departmental programs; 
  • Ability to use student, school, and community data to assess professional learning needs; 
  • Comfort with fiscal and budgetary administration; 
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, apply, and direct research to curriculum and instruction; 
  • Ability to manage relationships with external partners; 
  • Knowledge of national and state-wide initiatives in PK-12 computer science education; 
  • Ability to address access and equity issues with a variety of individuals and groups; and
  • Bilingualism / biliteracy. 


What We Offer 

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work. The salary schedule and calendar are set per agreement between the United Administrators of San Francisco (UASF) and SFUSD. Supervisors work 224 days per school year. 


How to Apply 

  • Visit http://www.sfusd.edu/jobs and create a new administrator account to begin your application.
  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, references, and administrative credentials/licenses.
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process 


For more information about SFUSD’s mission and strategic plan, please visit www.sfusd.edu. For more information about SFUSD’s work with computer science education, please visit www.csinsf.org. For other questions, contact us at adminrecruitment@sfusd.edu. 



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. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities. For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.



Who We Are 

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 55,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco…

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555 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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