Director of Innovation and Design

Tech-Admin · San Francisco, California
Department Tech-Admin
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

San Francisco Day School:  Director of Innovation and Design:

As SF Day opens its new facility, this administrative role will provide the leadership and vision for how the instructional opportunities enabled in the new Innovative Lab, Arts Center, Design Workshop, Performance Center, and Roof Top Garden can expand opportunities for students to discover interests and passions, engage with new and emerging technologies, and explore environmental and social challenges their generation will surely face.  This role will guide the instructional programming and innovation initiatives that will take place in the new facility and align and integrate it with the learning taking place throughout the school. 

Areas of Focus:

  • Instructional Innovation
  • Faculty leadership and Development 
  • Innovation Space/s management and development
  • Robotics 
  • Design Thinking 
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Community Partnerships

Guiding Questions: 

How can:

  • students expand the ways in which they discover interests and express their learning?
  • students leverage new and emerging technologies to explore relevant and real-world problems? 
  • design,  fabrication, performance, and sustainability be more intentionally integrated into the K-8 curriculum.  
  • Work with department chairs to develop a cohesive strategy for increasing innovation across the curriculum

Other Departmental Roles

Instructional Technology Coach 

Provide instructional leadership and support for faculty and staff to integrate and advance the use of instructional technology. 

Collaborate with faculty and staff to work towards strategic goals that can be addressed by instructional technology and innovative solutions.

Technology Teacher/s

Direct classroom instruction. 

Technological Support 
(Outsourced to Knowing Technology) 

Maintain and support the technological systems in the school. 


  • Advance degree and related experience preferred
  • Deep knowledge of innovation and curricular trends within independent schools
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills
  • Passionate about innovation and how it can improve student learning

About San Francisco Day School

We believe that when intellect and imagination are intertwined, students delight in the discovery of connection in their academic and creative pursuits, in their relationships, and in all that they experience here. Every day we help our students emerge as flexible and resourceful learners. Because when we do, our students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.

 SF Day Fast Facts

  • Independent, co-educational school
  • Founded in 1981
  • Serving 415 students
  • Located in the heart of SF in the Western Addition neighborhood
  • SF Day devotes a significant amount of time and resources to seek and support ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty and staff

Ready to Join SF Day?

SF Day celebrates and welcomes faculty, staff, and administrators who reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. We encourage people of color and LGBTQ+ persons to apply. SF Day offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary. 

To Apply

Please apply online with a cover letter and current resume. No phone calls, please.

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  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor