Academic Director

Job Type: Administrative
Job Category: Academic Leadership
Job Location: Greater San Francisco Bay Area

This opening calls for specific administration qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s partner school in San Francisco is seeking an experienced Academic Director to begin in July 2021.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree (masters or doctorate preferred)
  • Leadership experience in a school or educational non-profit  
  • Experience with Middle School students preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience in developmental-based education theory; social-emotional learning theory; and justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion theory and curriculum

More about this role…


  • Define and codify an academic, social, and emotional curriculum map and standards that ladder to higher-order thinking and social and emotional competencies over three years, and which meets the CA common core standards
  • Codify a school-wide pedagogical approach by using the well-being process as a key lens through which we deepen learning 
  • Work with the Head of School to ensure the school is on track to have aligned learning objectives, outcomes, and pedagogical approaches