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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  • Alumni Relations and Special Events Manager

    The Alumni Relations and Special Events Manager will have a primary role in executing and managing Laguna’s alumni programs and development events. They are in charge of developing and managing engagement programs focused on increasing the depth and diversity of the current family and alumni relationships with the school. They will partner with many members of the Laguna community and report to the Director of Development. 
     
    ALUMNI RELATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Provide leadership and direction to the Alumni Council to ensure meaningful involvement and visibility in the life of the school. This includes enlisting, training, and motivating volunteer members; planning and carrying out productive meetings that add value and purpose for alumni engagement, and facilitating communication between the alumni association board and the larger alumni constituency.
    • Plan and execute new crossover constituency programming such as professional networking, internships, college panel, college care packages, and Senior Projects.
    • Create all online forms for alumni engagement opportunities and manage responses.
    • Educate students and current parents about their continued roles in the life of the school after graduation.
    • Support Development team in the identification and qualifying alumni prospects for gifts.
    • Assist with development-related activities via written contact reports and participation at prospect management meetings.
    • Maintain and enhance effective communication with and among alumni and alumni parents to strengthen connections as a community.
    • Manage key alumni events including ANGELOFF DAY OF PLAY Golf & Tennis Classic; Alumni Holiday Celebration, Homecoming, and Class Reunions.
    • Develop programs and events for the alumni community including class reunions, alumni receptions, and regional gatherings.
    • Work in partnership with Communications team to spearhead messaging for alumni social media accounts, alumni mailings, and other outreach for alumni community.
    • Work with the Assistant Director of Donor and Database Manager to maintain accurate and current alumni information.

    SPECIAL EVENTS RESPONSIBILITIES 
    • Work in partnership with Directors to plan, organize, coordinate and special events.
    • Coordinate vendors to ensure seamless brand experience.
    • Maintain records on event activities, progress, status, and post event summary.
    • Oversee key alumni events to ensure details are handled as planned.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    The ideal candidate will be well-organized, demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, have a warm and engaging personality, and will embrace and understand the school’s culture, philosophy, and mission. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience and success with event planning, project management, and relationship building. They must be able to lift 25lbs. A bachelor's degree and computer skills are required. Occasional travel outside of Santa Barbara as well as some evenings and weekends. 
  • 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 Matt Bray to apply at (805) 698-7173 or mbray@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.
  • 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.
  • STEM Coordinator & Engineering Instructor

    Laguna Blanca School seeks a STEM Coordinator & Engineering Teacher to lead the Innovation Center and facilitate Middle & Upper School electives. This instructor will bring intelligence, creativity, and knowledge of the teaching of science & engineering to the school community. 

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Delivers excellence in Middle School & Upper School science & engineering classroom instruction and ensures the following:

    • Creates multifaceted assessments that speak to students’ content acquisition and process skills.
    • Understands thematic instruction and the use of interdisciplinary units to contextualize students’ engineering & designing education
    • Works to intertwine experimental design and inquiry into student’s engineering experiences
    • Oversee the school's Innovation Center and partners with the Department Chair for Science and STEM about the spaces’ materials, tools, and programming
    • Delivers instruction through various modalities including project-based learning methods.

    The position requires and is not limited to proficiency in the following areas:

    • Oversee, mentor, coach, and manage STEM clubs & STEM activities
    • Competency with educational technology, including Zoom, Google Suite, and online learning management platforms.
    • Ability to contribute to the engineering program, which includes experience with
      • computer-aided design
      • automated manufacturing tools such as CNC routers, laser cutters, 3D printers, etc
      • integrated engineering projects using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or similar microcontroller
      • programming for Arduino or similar microcontrollers
      • using a variety of hand and power tools found in a shop/maker space
      • use of Oculus and programming
      • fluency with the breadth of technology involved in engineering activity and eagerness to stay current with new developments
    As a full-time position that will work in the Middle & Upper School divisions, the instructor must have a passion for instructing students. Laguna seeks a teacher who:

    • Teaches existing curriculum, and will develop curriculum that focuses students on the design thinking process and meets Laguna Blanca’s pedagogical standards.  Develops a curriculum that is vertically aligned. Is eager to collaborate with colleagues in a process that strives for interdisciplinary connections, enhances existing programs, and meshes with existing courses.
    • Motivates students to attend to long-term projects and equips them with skills to overcome setbacks as they team together to make products, think analytically, and emerge as leaders to contribute to society
    • Identifies and designs curriculum material to align with NGSS in all areas of science (technology and engineering, physical science and chemistry, inquiry and nature of sciences, earth, space and life, personal and social) in a progressive manner over the course of Middle & Upper School offerings.
    • Creates curriculum to help students work both collaboratively and individually to solve complex authentic problems.
    • Creates a classroom environment that is safe, conducive to learning, and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
    • Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all lessons, curricular units, and projects.
    • Facilitates, creates, and participates in related admission activities, clubs, competitions, and outreach events.
    QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION: BA/BS degree in Science or Science Education minimum. California Clear Credential Preferred. 

    EXPERIENCE: 3+ years of independent/public school teaching or related experience is preferred, as is a teaching credential, but subject area experience and a willingness to develop instructional skills will also be considered.

    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & ABILITIES:  Knowledge of the current theories, techniques, and methodologies of design thinking and engineering.  We require a person with a passion for all things STEM-related and experience operating tools and programs within Innovation Centers geared towards students as designers.  

    This position requires someone with a magnetic personality that can draw students into exploring the natural world.  The position will require someone who can adjust to the needs and interests of students and has the ability to learn new and complex technology as it presents itself.

    Teachers at Laguna Blanca:
    • Encourage a culture of mutual respect and equitable practice
    • Exhibit knowledge of student cognitive development and various learning styles
    • Communicate effectively with students and families about classroom activities and student progress
    • Demonstrate content knowledge
    • Set high academic achievement expectations
    • Identify and support students’ social, emotional, and behavioral learning needs
    • Implement project-based learning techniques and strategies
    • Facilitate and design effective group work
    • Provide timely feedback and collaborate with faculty to offer specialized support 
    • Foster student growth through semi-annual Student-Led Conferences (SLC) and presentations of learning
    • Showcase student work within the community
    • Scaffold instructional activities that facilitate engaging and appropriate learning opportunities
    • Differentiate instruction based on feedback, needs, and learning levels
    • Provide opportunities for student engagement through “voice and choice”
    • Create relevant and authentic learning experiences
    • Implement backward design to align all lessons, activities, and assessments
    • Design formal and informal assessments that measure student progress
    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
  • 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
  • Technology Support Specialist

    The Technology Support Specialist role is performed under the general direction of the interim co-directors of technology, working as part of a team to deliver the front-line IT support to the Laguna Blanca School community (students, faculty, staff, and parents). The Technology Support Specialist assists with the configuration, maintenance, and support of school-wide IT infrastructure as well as end-user software and hardware by answering in-person and digital
    requests, resolving and documenting issues, or escalating to others as appropriate. This position will travel between two locations.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Respond in a timely manner to support requests received via ticketing system, telephone, and in-person visits
    • Assist faculty and staff for the purpose of resolving classroom instructional problems with various hardware and/or software applications and the use of technology.
    • Assess malfunctions of hardware and/or software applications on Windows, Mac, and iPad devices for the purpose of determining appropriate actions to maintain computer and other technological operations.
    • Install computer hardware and software applications for the purpose of providing support to teachers and staff.
    • Set up, configure, and test equipment, software, and web applications in Windows, Mac, Chromebook, and iPad environments.
    • Perform preventative maintenance on a variety of equipment including but not limited to computer hardware, printers, peripherals, visual equipment, and other devices.
    • Troubleshoot hardware/software problems.
    • Provide training as needed to site personnel in the operation of technology equipment and software.
    • Support faculty and staff with A/V equipment requests at meetings, assemblies, or special events.
    • Create and maintain up-to-date documentation and training materials within the ticketing system.
    • Other related duties in support of the Technology Department and the greater school community.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor’s degree or relevant professional experience.
    • 2-3 years prior experience is preferred, experience in an Educational setting a plus.
    • Must have a Driver’s License
    • LiveScan and Moving Vehicle Report required

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be able push/pull/bend and lift up to 50 pounds at times
    • Must be able to ascend and descend ladders, stairs and work in confined spaces
    • 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.