About Us


Nothing is more important to us than the teaching and learning that takes place at our school. Every member of our professional staff plays a role in fulfilling the promise and potential of each child. We do this by employing passionate, curious, and engaged thought leaders in differentiating instruction and progressive education. Holding true to our school values, we actively seek to promote diversity and inclusion in our administration, faculty, and student body.
From our collaborative co-teaching model in lower school to our commitment to ongoing professional development and shared expertise at all levels, we pride ourselves on every employee’s enthusiasm for being a lifelong learner. Our rich curriculum engages students in hands-on learning and balances academics, arts, and athletics with equity and social justice education. Our mission reflects the importance of knowing each student well and responding accordingly, a responsibility shared by every member of our school community.

Current Openings

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  • Director of Finance

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    Live Oak School, a K-8 independent school in the heart of urban San Francisco, believes that the best learning happens when students are actively engaged in the process — thinking deeply, exploring ideas, and trying on strategies for solving problems. The school’s approach to teaching and learning is deeply rooted in progressive tradition and informed by contemporary research. Live Oak anchors its instructional program around the students as individual learners, determined to prepare them for the opportunities that will define the lives of graduates in the twenty-first century.

    The finance office at Live Oak is an essential business unit, comprising three people: a director of finance, and two full-time staff positions reporting to the director: a controller and an employment resources manager. In addition, the facilities department, which is outsourced to a third-party management company, rolls up to the director of finance. At a school like Live Oak, all administrators serve both strategic and hands-on functions, and they lean into opportunities to support and engage the academic program. Live Oak is led by an outstanding, highly respected, dedicated, and mission-centered head of school, who has worked at the school since 2001 and served as its head since 2009.

    Live Oak School now seeks a director of finance to oversee all aspects of the school’s finance and budget management, human resources, and facilities. The director is a member of the head of school’s strategy steering team and has frequent touch points with the board of directors via three standing committees. Five years ago the school nearly doubled in physical size and student enrollment. Many leaders at the school have already started to imagine further expansion via real estate acquisition, for which the director of finance would be an essential partner. Live Oak School looks forward to welcoming the next director of finance later this summer.

    12M Recruiting is running the search on behalf of Live Oak School. Applications received by June 9 will receive priority review. For application instructions and the full job opportunity statement, please visit: www.12MRecruiting.com/jobs/LiveOak/Finance

    Seeking an experienced After School Program Leader for an Independent K-8th grade School. We are located in sunny Potrero Hill of San Francisco. Our school's mission is to support the potential and promise of each student. We provide a strong academic foundation, develop personal confidence and the ability to collaborate with others, inspire students to act with compassion and integrity, and nurture a passion for learning to last a lifetime. The primary duty of the After School Program Leader is to help facilitate the well being of the students in a fun, structured and supportive after school environment. The position is part-time.

    Please apply here.

    Live Oak is always interested in educators who want to learn more about professional opportunities at Live Oak School. Share your resume and letter of introduction if you would like us to get in touch with you as positions open that may be a fit for your interests and expertise.

    Please apply here 

    Live Oak School is seeking candidates to work as a substitute teacher. Experience in teaching is preferred.

    Please apply here.

A Live Oak Career...

Supports Your Entire Well-Being

Our faculty and staff enjoy a range of comprehensive health, dental, and vision benefits, along with mental health resources to support your whole self.

Builds Teamwork

You will be a valued member of a team of dedicated educators who work collaboratively to provide a one-of-a-kind education. Exchange ideas as a lower school co-teacher or build inter-curricular projects in middle school.

Fosters Learning & Growth

Staff and faculty have a wealth of professional development opportunities at their disposal. Attend a conference, undergo specialized content training, or earn a certification. Live Oak even offers funding to help you pursue an advanced degree that supports your journey as an educator.

Is Inclusive of All

Affinity spaces and events bring our staff, faculty, families, and students together in shared celebration of culture and identity. Members of our faculty & staff annually attend the national People of Color Conference and take an active role as peer leaders in Live Oak's SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) chapter, providing important opportunities to engage in equity-driven initiatives.

Opens Doors to the World

Step beyond the classroom and help your students explore the world for themselves. With regular field trips at all grade levels, middle school outdoor education, and the school-wide Camp Live Oak you will get to experience the world and help open your students' eyes to meaningful learning.

Invites you into our community

You will be part of a dynamic community where your contributions will be integral to the life of Live Oak School, offering your unique talents, skills, and interests as a sports coach, club moderator, grade level advisor, committee member, or professional development leader.

Employment at Live Oak

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  • 100%

    Expenses covered for faculty & staff to attend PD conferences and workshops, including registration, travel, lodging, and meals
  • 53%

    Faculty & staff of color
  • 61

    Faculty & staff who live in the city of San Francisco
  • 75th

    Percentile and above at which Live Oak benchmarks faculty & staff salaries, keeping them competitive with comparable schools and districts
  • 85%

    Faculty who have at least 5+ years of teaching experience
  • 90+

    Average number of annual professional development hours each faculty/staff member undergoes, including weekly in-service sessions to participation in conferences and workshops
Live Oak School welcomes and admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, citizenship status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and faith to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of Live Oak School. Live Oak School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, citizenship status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and faith in administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, Adjusted Tuition program, and athletic and other school-administered programs.