Thank you for your interest in Laguna Blanca School. Laguna Blanca is an EK-12 private, college preparatory school in Santa Barbara. The school offers a nurturing and child-centered work environment, competitive compensation, and benefits.

Current Openings

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  • Assistant to the Head of School - 4 Month Contract

    The Assistant to the Head reports to the Head of School and is responsible for all issues relating to the school, as delegated by the Head of School. The Assistant to the Head of School is further responsible for overall support for the Office of the Head of School, liaison to the Board of Trustees, and coordinates Head of School hosted events.

    Among the responsibilities of the Assistant to the Head of School are the following:
    • To schedule the Head’s appointments and meetings
    • To screen the Head’s telephone calls and take messages
    • To sort the Head’s mail and prepares a response (when necessary)
    • Manage communication from Head of School Office and assists with composing and processing Head of School’s correspondence
    • Maintains Head of School’s files
    • Works with Board Chair to coordinate events, meetings, and provides information as requested
    • Maintains meeting schedules for the Executive and Administrative Teams
    • Provides administrative assistance to the Head of School, and to others as needed
    • To perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School
    • To support the school and its leadership
    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 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.
  • Associate Director of Development

    The Associate Director of Development works directly with the Director of Development with primary responsibility of overseeing and managing the annual giving and special gifts programs. He/She provides strategic direction and long-range/short-range planning aimed at securing current-use unrestricted (Laguna Fund) contributions and special (designated) gifts, while supporting the broader development goals of Laguna Blanca School. This includes establishing goals and fundraising strategies, volunteer management, and creation of solicitation material for current-use gifts. The position reports to the Director of Development and works closely with all other members of the development and marketing teams.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Manage daily operations of the annual giving program.
    • Develop and cultivate The Laguna Fund as measured by total dollars, percentage of participation in key constituent group, consistency of giving and average gift size.
    • Write appeal letters and other communications to solicit gifts from all constituents; these include electronic solicitations, phonathons, and direct mail pieces.
    • Enlist, train, supervise and motivate the Laguna Fund volunteers. Communicate proactively with volunteers regarding Laguna Fund progress, status of asks, and stewardship opportunities.
    • Identify donors who have potential to make leadership gifts to the school beyond the scope of The Laguna Fund, and coordinate with the Director of Development on solicitation strategy and schedule.
    • Collaborate with the Director of Development to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of reports; analyze annual giving results and reports.
    • Plan and monitor the annual giving and alumni budgets.
    • Provide regular reports on results and trends to Director of Development, Laguna Fund Co-chairs and committee, and Board development committee.
    • Act as the primary staff liaison for the Alumni Council and work with alumni leaders to develop programs and events for alumni that foster support for The Laguna Fund.
    • Plan and monitor the annual giving and alumni budgets.
    • Engage constituents through social networking, e-newsletters, and coordinate content for the publications (including the school’s website).
    • Organize opportunities to connect alumni with the school’s current programs and financial needs.
    • Work collaboratively with the development team on other activities and events as needed and as directed by the Director of Development.

    Donor Relations and Stewardship
    • Follow up with donors in a professional and timely manner.
    • Assist with the preparation and production of Annual Report of Giving.
    • Promote a culture of philanthropy at Laguna Blanca; further student, faculty, staff and alumni in understanding the role philanthropy plays in making Laguna great.
    • Be an active and visible participant in the life of the Laguna Blanca School community.

    Qualifications
    • Successful experience leading an annual giving program, ideally at an independent school.
    • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills as well as ability to work with and inspire volunteers and development colleagues.
    • Experience with data segmentation and analysis; understanding of fundraising software (preferably Raiser’s Edge), gift processing and donor relations, social networking, and electronic marketing.
    • Open and collaborative style.
    • Ability to provide direction and motivation to others through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism, and high achievement.
    • Openness to new ideas and their implementation.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to provide prompt, courteous customer service; ability to listen carefully to and understand customers’ needs, both internally and externally, and proactively respond to those needs in a consistent and timely manner.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Must be able to exercise good judgment and handle confidential matters with discretion.
    • Must be willing to work some weekends and evenings.

    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
    Please send all application materials to employment@lagunablanca.org.
  • 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.
  • Campus Assistant

    Laguna is looking for Campus that will be on our Hope Ranch campus each day to cover classes, and fulfill other duties such as morning check-in, lunch supervision, etc. Must be comfortable being in person on campus with students. Shifts will be 2-3 and/or 4-5 hours daily.

    Competitive applicants will possess the following skills and attributes:
    • Experience teaching elementary, middle school, and/or high school students
    • Flexibility to be part of team and take on tasks, activities, and coverage as needed
    • Knowledge of interdisciplinary teaching and differentiated instruction
    • Ability to address a range of student learning styles
    • An interest in collegial collaboration
    • High energy level
    • Positive attitude
    • Strong communication skills, including verbal and written
    • Use and knowledge of technology in education
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
    • Ability to successfully develop and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, students, and families
    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 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.
  • 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.
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.