Thank you for your interest in Laguna Blanca—an Early Kindergarten through Grade 12 private college preparatory day school. Laguna is a close-knit and welcoming learning community for employees, students, and families. Located on two beautiful campuses with state-of-the-art facilities and a talented and dedicated workforce, students genuinely enjoy learning and feel safe trying new and challenging things. With a school-wide commitment to our core values of scholarship, character, balance, and community, teachers are empowered to create spaces and programs that thrill and inspire.  

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Laguna Blanca offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees. Learn more about the benefits and perks of being an Owl.

Current Openings

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  • Assistant to the Division Head of Hope Ranch

    Laguna Blanca School seeks an Assistant to the Division Head (for either Grades 5-8 or Grades 9-12). This individual will bring attention to detail, organization, intelligence, creativity, and
    knowledge to the daily operations of the Hope Ranch division and community.

    Among the responsibilities of the Assistant to the Division Head are the following:
    • Provides administrative assistance to the Division Head
    • Serves as a source of information for students, parents, faculty, and visitors
    • Serves as liaison to the Lower School campus Division Assistant
    • Serves as a MS Advisor
    • Coordinates MS events (i.e. MS Closing Ceremony, vignette writing, etc.)
    • Runs and reviews the following reports: student grades, attendance, tardiness
    • Point person for collecting and distributing cell phones at drop off, early dismissal and dismissal
    • MS Lunch Supervision & Supports hot lunch distribution
    • Uses Faculty Checklist to make sure all teachers are meeting expectations (i.e. MyLaguna, syllabi, etc.)
    • Sends Covid contact emails to families and teachers
    • Serves as bridge between MS FA reps and MS Division for FA events, volunteer schedule and initiatives
    • Coordinates Division Head’s calendar, processes correspondence and maintains files
    • Answers telephones and responds to all inquiries
    • Responsible for obtaining and reporting accurate daily attendance for faculty/staff
    • Circulates and distributes daily mail to Division Head
    • Assists with the publication and creation of the Middle School and Upper School Curriculum Guide and partners with the Registrar
    • Coordinates events: New Faculty Orientation, Student Orientation, Middle School Kick-Off, Parents’ Night, US Awards Assembly, MS/US Graduations and Receptions, and supports Field Trip Organization.
    • Assists with Middle School standardized testing – coordinates proctor and testing schedules, administers make-up tests, organizes and maintains student reports
    • Coordinates Division School faculty & assistant meetings and distributes agendas
    • Assists in the coordination and notification of Divison’s assemblies and special events
    • Processes payment and field trip requests and professional development authorizations
    • Submits Division’s maintenance requests to the Director of the Physical Plant
    • Supervises and assures the safety of students remaining on campus after school hours
    • Administers basic first aid and assists with student and faculty/staff accident reports
    • Assists as a substitute teacher for a class period, if needed.
    • Assists with the publishing of the Division Student/Parent Information Handbook
    • Responsible for the maintenance of fax machine, photocopiers and other office equipment
    • Maintains office supply inventory
    • Support maintaining the CUM files
    • Composes and processes regular correspondence with faculty and families
    • Attends and records minutes in Middle/Upper School faculty meetings
    • Updates Middle/Upper School documents for summer mailing
    • Designs and coordinates ordering of student agendas
    • Contributes positively to morale; encourages a positive communication, maintains a pleasant demeanor and provides positive encouragement to all community members

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
    • Must be able to traverse school facility and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency
  • Bus Driver

    Laguna Blanca School is seeking a qualified school bus driver. Candidates must be certified school bus drivers with an air brake certificate. We are a close-knit community looking for someone who works well with children and the rest of our community. Candidates must be able to pass a background check and comply with state and federal regulations.

    This position will primarily run the morning and afternoon shuttle between our two campuses in Hope Ranch and Montecito. There are also field trips that will provide additional hours. This position will typically be 25-30 hours per week with a minimum of 25 hours per week.

    Please call or email Brian McDonald to apply at (805) 698-7173 or bmcdonald@lagunablanca.org.
  • Health Coordinator

    This position is a 10-month, Monday through Friday, 7:30AM-4:30PM schedule and reports to the Head of School. The Health Coordinator will treat students for medical issues; help prevent physical issues and disease, and coordinate routine health assessments and health screenings to mitigate health and safety risks. This position is responsible for helping to develop and implement health and safety policies and procedures in support of the school’s mission and in compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Assess, evaluate and treat all health issues that present to the health office during the course of the shift.
    • Seek emergency medical assistance when appropriate.
    • Ensure legal documentation of all health-related encounters, and make sure that proper communication channels have been followed.
    • Evaluate students or employees with contagious and/or infectious diseases.
    • Maintain the overall wellness and safety of the school community and enhance a positive, mission-driven, and student-centered school culture, and coordinate effective health services for the student community.
    • Develop and execute a comprehensive Injury and Illness Prevention Plan.
    • Coordinate with Human Resources to document/report worksite injuries.
    • Communicate effectively to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders.
    • Administer routine medical care, dispense medication, and provide first aid treatment to students.
    • Partner with the School Liaison at the local health department to integrate current public health information into health and safety planning.
    • Monitor the school’s public health related to COVID-19 by tracking disease transmission, providing education about disease prevention, and reporting to the health department.
    • Oversee COVID-19 policy and procedure review and revision.
    • Coordinate the establishment of COVID-19 guidelines as defined by the California Department of Public Health.
    • Health, procedures, and training in First Aid/CPR/First Responder Program for schools and staff.
    • Serve as a leader in the school system for communicable disease control and COVID guidelines.
    • Work collaboratively with the Administrative team to develop policies and procedures for crisis intervention.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & ABILITIES
    • Excellent clinical skills in the areas of health assessment, evaluation, and treatment.
    • The ability to triage multiple medical issues at one time, including emergencies.
    • Demonstrated experience with legally required documentation.
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong listening skills in the areas of active listening, writing, and speaking.
    • Optimistic outlook and demonstrated skill in creative problem solving and ability to work as part of a collaborative team.
    • Demonstrated flexibility and the willingness to contribute to the School community.
    • Will need to travel to both campuses, must have a valid Drivers’ License.
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    • Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN), or Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) with a Bachelor Degree in a related field.
    • Healthcare background or training (e.g. RN, EMT, Wilderness First Responder/Aid, etc.) desired  A background working with lower, middle, and high school students is preferred.  Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification required.
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.
    • Prolonged periods of standing, reaching and bending.
    • Must be able to traverse school facilities and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency.
  • Instructional Assistant

    JOB DESCRIPTION
    Instructional Assistant position available at Laguna Blanca School's Montecito campus (Grades EK-4). Main responsibilities include: supporting lead teacher and specialist instructors with daily classroom instruction; maintaining and supporting a pleasant, organized educational environment; assisting with the preparation of teaching materials; supervising lunch and recess; and chaperoning field trips.

    REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • High energy level and positive attitude
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the proven ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Creative analytical and problem-solving skills
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
    • Must be able to traverse school facility and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency
    QUALIFICATIONS
    The most qualified applicants will have previous elementary classroom experience and must possess a strong desire to take an active role in the classroom. Candidates should be child-centered, technologically proficient, and possess excellent communication skills. Bachelor's Degree and/or a California teaching credential is preferred.
  • Long Term Sub—5th Grade Co-Teacher

    Laguna Blanca School is a college preparatory, coeducational day school located on two campuses in Santa Barbara, California. Grades EK-4 are located on a quaint campus in Montecito, while Grades 5-12 are located on Laguna’s historic campus in idyllic Hope Ranch. Laguna Blanca emphasizes its core values of scholarship, character, balance, and community in its programs.

    This will be a ~10-week contract for Fall 2022.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    5TH Grade Co-Teacher position is available on the Hope Ranch Campus September - November.
    • Co-lead math, history, and language arts instruction in a self-contained classroom to the fifth grade class daily.
    • Supporting specialist teachers as needed
    • Maintaining and supporting a pleasant, organized educational environment
    • Assisting with the preparation of teaching materials
    • Assisting with the grading of student work
    • Supervising lunch and recess
    • Chaperoning field trips

    REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
    • Previous elementary classroom experience
    • Exceptional classroom management skills
    • Must possess a strong desire to take an active role in the classroom
    • Candidates should be child-centered, technologically proficient, and possess excellent communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills needed

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    • Bachelor's Degree and/or a California teaching credential is preferred

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
    • Must be able to traverse school facility and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency
  • Long Term Sub—Lower School Spanish Teacher

    Laguna Blanca is looking for a long-term substitute to cover our Lower School Spanish classes and one 5th Grade Spanish at our Hope Ranch Campus. This contract will be for 3 months in the Fall of 2022.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Lesson planning and preparation for Spanish program using the school’s curriculum
    • Knowledge of interdisciplinary teaching and differentiated instruction
    • Ability to address a range of student learning styles
    • Experience in collegial collaboration and curriculum development
    • Use and knowledge of technology in education
    • Ability to successfully develop and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, students, and families
    • Enforces safety and security standards for students, staff, and visitors
    • Maintains required documentation for individual student files, attendance, and incident reports, and other necessary records
    • Maintains knowledge of research, developments, and best practices in early education
    • Performs related tasks such as sponsoring student activities or organizations, chaperoning lunch and recess

    REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
    • Spanish language fluency
    • Experience teaching Spanish
    • High energy level and positive attitude
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Sense of humor and friendly demeanor
    • Quality interpersonal skills with the proven ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Creative analytical and problem-solving skills

    QUALIFICATIONS
    The most qualified applicants will have elementary classroom experience and must possess a strong desire to take an active role in the classroom. Candidates should be technologically proficient and possess excellent communication skills. Bachelor's Degree and experience expected, advanced degree and teaching credential preferred. This position could range from part- to full-time, depending on the needs of the candidate and the school.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
    • Must be able to traverse school facility and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency
  • Long Term Sub—Music Instructor (Grades 5 -12, Part-time)


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Team-Teach two sections of 6th Grade Performing Arts Foundations (PAF) and co-coordinate Spring performances with Theater Instructor.
    • Serve as the Vocal Director for the Grades 7-12 After-School Spring Musical. This includes participation and support with auditions, leading and co-leading after-school rehearsals, and attendance at tech rehearsals and the final performances. Responsible for the direct instruction of all vocal parts for the show and working in collaboration with the Director, Music Director, Choreographer, and Production Team to support the show and students, including one on one student instruction and production meetings outside of rehearsal time.
    • Serve as a member of the applicable grade-level team(s) of teachers meeting on a regular basis to plan, develop, and coordinate student support in alignment with the mission of the school
    • Communicate progress and concerns with tact and professionalism to parents and, as appropriate, other faculty, staff, and/or Head of School
    • Ability to differentiate and inspire a wide range of learners
    • Effective classroom management skills
    • Actively participates in a collaborative environment with other teachers
    • Strong communication and organization skills

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
    • Direct instruction of students in Middle and/or Upper School grade levels in a school setting.
    • Background in vocal instruction and musical theater
    • Piano accompaniment skills to support classroom learning and school performances
    • Experience preparing shows, organizing performance opportunities, and working collaboratively with other performing arts teachers
    • Fluency with email, Google Suite, Microsoft Outlook, etc.

    RECOMMENDED SKILLS & ABILITIES
    • Instrumental Ensemble
    • Movement/Dance background

    EDUCATION
    • Degree in Music or a related field is preferred, but not required.
    • Teaching Credential is preferred, but not required.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
    • Must be able to traverse school facility and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency
  • Lower School Aftercare Director

    Laguna Blanca’s After School Care program provides extended care for our students in a familiar, nurturing, community-oriented setting. An afternoon snack is provided each day as well as time to play and complete homework. Emphasis is placed on the whole child with planned activities encompassing arts and crafts, study time, and free play on our playground.

    JOB DESCRIPTION
    The Director of After School Care is available at the Laguna Montecito campus. Main responsibilities include:
    • Supervising students during the aftercare program (after school until 5:30PM)
    • Providing activities and connection time for participants
    • Coordinating and communicating about attendees with the Assistant to the Head of Lower School
    • Tracking attendance and communicating billing to the Business Office
    • Coordinating coverage in the event of an absence
    • Communicating with families

    REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • High energy level and positive attitude
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the proven ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Creative analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work with students ages 4-11
    • CPR and First Aid certificate and/or willingness to learn

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
    • Must be able to traverse school facility and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency
    The most qualified applicants will have previous after-school care experience and must possess a strong desire to take an active role in leading. Candidates should be child-centered, technologically proficient, and possess excellent communication skills. Bachelor's Degree and/or a California teaching credential is preferred.
  • Substitute Teacher

    Laguna is looking for Substitute Teachers that will be on our Hope Ranch campus who would be available to cover classes when a member of the faculty is sick or away on a planned
    absence. Must be comfortable being in person on campus with students and have experience with students in Grades 5-12.

    Competitive applicants will possess the following skills and attributes:
    • Experience teaching middle school, and/or high school students
    • Knowledge of Google Suite tools to access classroom materials
    • Dependability to arrive on time, respond to substitute requests, and connect with the Sub-Coordinator
    • Ability to address a range of students with differing learning styles in order to proctor the day’s activities and expectations set by the faculty member.
    • An interest in collegial collaboration
    • High energy level and positive attitude
    • Strong communication skills, including verbal and written
    • Use and knowledge of technology in education
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
    • Ability to successfully develop and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, students, and families

    QUALIFICATIONS
    • The most qualified applicants will have classroom/library and/or campus experience and must possess a strong desire to take an active role in the school. Candidates should be technologically proficient and possess excellent communication skills. Bachelor's Degree and experience expected, advanced degree and teaching credential preferred.
    Laguna Blanca implemented and follows all safety protocols as recommended by the CDC and County Public Health. Upon hire, the applicant must complete a LiveScan, TB Test, and Covid test and submit to periodic maintenance testing for Covid.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
    • Must be able to traverse school facility and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency
Laguna Blanca School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any characteristic that is legally protected under applicable local, state, or federal law. This nondiscrimination policy includes but is not limited to admission, financial aid, educational programs, athletics, and employment.


HOW DO I APPLY?

1. Submit cover letter and resume to employment@lagunablanca.org 
2. AND complete the online employment application below. 

The application process is not considered complete until we receive BOTH the applicant's cover letter/resume and employment application.
Laguna Blanca is Santa Barbara’s premier private, co-educational, college preparatory day school for students in Early Kindergarten through Grade 12.