Dean of Library Services and Learning Commons

Job Level
Academic position
Job Category
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
Digital Learning
Information Literacy
Learning Commons

Please download the opportunity statement, which contains information on The San Francisco School and the position, as well as required application materials to prepare in advance.  All applications must be submitted online. Please review the How to Apply section below for further application instructions.


Founded in 1966, The San Francisco School is a Preschool through Eighth Grade independent, coeducational day school. The School is an established, vibrant, and inclusive educational community with a diverse enrollment of up to 285 students, an experienced and dedicated faculty and administrative staff, and supportive involved families. SFS students develop strong academic and social-emotional skills, self-reliance, creativity, and a sense of social justice. Our students graduate academically prepared, inquisitive, compassionate, and eager for the challenges ahead.

The Learning Commons is one of the newest spaces at SFS, having opened just this past fall. Aligned to the school’s strategic plan aimed at interconnecting people, place, and program, the Learning Commons reflects the dedicated and passionate work of a team of educators to serve all learners, redesign the previous library space, and develop integrated programming. As such, the Learning Commons is a celebration of many learning modalities and literacies, from physical books to digital platforms. The Learning Commons was intentionally located at the center of campus to serve as a hub to ignite curious minds and as a gathering space to welcome all types of learners to explore and share their ideas.

SFS now seeks its inaugural dean of library services and learning commons, who will have the exciting opportunity to curate the Learning Commons experience — from the book collection to technology resources to a center for collaboration for students and adults alike. This is a ten-month faculty position that reports to the assistant head of school and has a distinct collaborative partnership with the director of design, engineering, and technology.


  • Applications Accepted Starting: February 10, 2022
  • Application Deadline: March 5, 2022
  • Final Round: March 29 and 30 (on-site)
  • Decision Announced: April 11, 2022
  • Start Date: August 8, 2022

How to Apply

  1. If you have not done so already, download the opportunity statement.
  2. Prepare your application materials, which are described on the last page of the opportunity statement.
  3. Click on Apply Now, which will take you to our application portal on Ed Tech Recruiting, where all applications will be processed.
  4. Follow the instructions on that application portal page to upload your documents.
  5. Be sure to submit your application prior to the deadline: March 5, 2022.

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