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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  • 2021-22 BIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR

    Biology at Laguna Blanca introduces students to the fundamental concepts to build an understanding of biology and how it relates to a student’s natural surroundings. The program is organized around sets of unifying themes forming a logical sequence allowing students to tie together the complexities of biological interactions. Some of the themes include nature and continuity of life, unicellular and multicellular organization, evolution, energy transformations, and interactions between organisms and the environment.  

    Laguna Blanca is seeking an educator who is versed in Bio-Technology coursework and course design for electives such as Bio-tech, Bio-Engineering, and forensics that will leverage our Innovation Center and STEM Labs. The lab component is heavily steeped in inquiry allowing students to design and execute their own scientific experiments with a strong focus on critical analysis and understanding of data.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Provide instruction within an interdisciplinary structure and Project-Based Learning approach
    • Nurture student learning through investigation and exploration of the following integrated common core concepts/areas: Cell Biology; Genetics; Ecology; Evolution; Physiology
    • 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
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Head of School and the Middle School and Upper School division heads
    • Communicate progress and concerns with tact and professionalism to parents and, as appropriate, other faculty, staff, and/or Head of School
    • Discuss academic difficulties or behavioral problems with students as they arise
    • Maintain required documentation for individual student files, attendance and incident reports, and other necessary records
    • Monitor study halls, study periods, and lunchrooms with other faculty and staff
    • Perform related tasks such as sponsoring student activities or organizations
    • Preferred candidates will have experience designing and facilitating Bio-Tech Electives and courses.
    • Preferred candidates will be an advisor to students and will design and support programming for students invested in Biotechnology.
    • Preferred candidates will also be able to teach AP Biology
    REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Encourage a culture of mutual respect and equitable practice
    • Exhibit knowledge of student cognitive development and various learning styles
    • Demonstrates content knowledge
    • Sets high academic achievement expectations
    • Identifies and supports students’ social, emotional, and behavior learning needs
    • Facilitates and designs effective group work
    • Provides timely feedback and collaborates with faculty to offer specialized support
    • Fosters student growth through semi-annual Student-Led Conferences (SLC) and Presentations of Learning (POL)
    • Showcases student work within the community
    • Creates instructional activities that facilitate engaging and appropriate learning opportunities
    • Differentiates instruction based on feedback, needs, and learning levels
    • Provides opportunities for student engagement through “Voice and Choice”
    • Creates relevant and authentic learning experiences
    • Implements backward design to align all lessons, activities, and assessments
    • Designs formal and informal assessments that measure student progress
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    •  Bachelor's Degree in related field; Master’s Degree highly preferred
    • California or Out-of-State/Country Credential -- Applicants, without credentials, who demonstrate outstanding achievement and knowledge in their field are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • DOJ Fingerprint Clearance
    • TB Clearance
    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
  • CAMPUS ASSISTANT - LOWER SCHOOL

    Laguna is looking for Campus Assistants that will be on our Montecito campus each day to assist with the morning screening process, in the classrooms, 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 4-5 hours daily.

    Competitive applicants will possess the following skills and attributes:
    • Experience teaching or mentoring elementary students
    • 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 

    QUALIFICATIONS 
    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.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to employment@lagunablanca.org.
  • IN-HOUSE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

    Laguna Blanca School is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers at our Hope Ranch and Montecito campuses.

    Competitive applicants will possess the following skills and attributes:
    • Experience teaching elementary, middle school, and/or high school students
    • Knowledge of interdisciplinary teaching and differentiated instruction
    • Ability to address a range of student learning styles
    • An interest in collegial collaboration and curriculum development
    • 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 
    QUALIFICATIONS 
    The most qualified applicants will have 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.

    Interested candidates should complete the online application and submit a cover letter and resume to employment@lagunablanca.org.
  • LONG TERM SUB – UPPER SCHOOL MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTOR

    Laguna Blanca School is seeking a full time Upper School Mathematics Instructor as a long term substitute in the fall of 2020.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Teach five classes including Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and Pre-Calculus Honors (including an introduction to Calculus); continually develop and refine the School’s math curriculum
    • 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
    • Serve as a member of the Mathematics Department, attending departmental meetings, developing and updating course curricula, and supporting the work of the department
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Head of School and the Middle School and Upper School division heads
    • Serve as a Middle School or Upper School advisor, overseeing the academic and social growth of his/her advisees
    • Communicate progress and concerns with tact and professionalism to parents and, as appropriate, other faculty, staff, and/or Head of School
    • Discuss academic difficulties or behavioral problems with students as they arise
    • Maintain required documentation for individual student files, attendance and incident reports, and other necessary records
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or related field; Masters Degree highly preferred.
    • Ongoing maintenance of all requirements regarding professional courses and in-services required.
    • Prior teaching experience highly preferred.
    • Knowledge of the current theories, techniques, and methodologies of Mathematics and other STEM fields. We require a person with a passion for teaching young people.
    • 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.
  • LOWER SCHOOL ADMISSIONS ASSOCIATE

    Laguna Blanca School seeks a highly ethical, poised, polished, articulate individual who possesses excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication, and public speaking skills and who is able to communicate effectively with a diverse spectrum of individuals and groups. This individual must be a detail-oriented self-starter who exhibits excellent time-managements skills, sound judgment, and the ability to keep track of and work on multiple projects simultaneously. The successful candidate must embrace the school’s mission, have an understanding of independent education, and demonstrate the ability to work with, counsel, and match students and their families with the school. The candidate must be proactive and flexible; demonstrate superior computing skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and the Internet; and have knowledge of and experience with database software. SchoolAdmin and Blackbaud/ OnBoard products a plus.

    Reporting to the Director of Admission, this is an exempt, 12-month position with health, retirement, and paid vacation benefits. School year hours are 8-5:00 p.m., with some evening and weekend work required. Special summer hours may be offered by the school. A bachelor’s degree is required.

    ADMISSION OFFICE
    As part of a cohesive and vibrant admission team, the Assistant/Associate Director of Admission works with the Director in all aspects of the recruiting and admission processes. The duties of the Assistant/Associate Director include but are not limited to the following:

    Office
    • Skillfully manage the flow of students, parents, visitors, and staff to the admission office with a warm and welcoming manner
    • Field a wide range of calls, providing accurate, essential information using professional telephone etiquette
    • Retrieve and respond to voicemail and email messages and online inquiries in a timely manner
    • Process inquiries and applications and communicate with inquiry and applicant families
    • Strategically organize recruitment and retention activities to meet enrollment and retention goals, including planning, coordinating, and orchestrating events such as Open Houses, welcome receptions, and other outreach events
    • In conjunction with the Director of Admission, engage with local preschools, schools, and community clubs and organizations to facilitate a greater understanding of Laguna Blanca to assist in recruiting mission appropriate students and families to the school
    • Schedule and confirm tours, class visits, testing, playgroup appointments, and other appointments as needed
    • Assist with the planning, orchestration, and implementation of all admission office events and meetings
    • Schedule and perform Lower School admission testing for Early Kindergarten through Grade 4, with the possible exception of those students for whom learning issues are suspected or of concern
    • Process, record, and catalogue all applicant forms as received
    • Organize and maintain office files so that all materials, records, and reports are readily accessible, orderly, and up-to-date
    • Maintain all things related to applicant and new student files, including the request for and receipt of cumulative files and transcript
    • Read applicant files and sit on admission committees
    • With the Director of Admission, communicate with faculty to achieve a desired student profile to support the enrollment of mission appropriate students
    • Periodically inventory office supplies to ensure the admission office is well-stocked with needed items. Provide the list of required items to the admission assistant so orders can be placed.
    • Interact in a positive manner with Laguna colleagues and parent volunteers
    • Maintain a pleasant office space
    • Assist with social media outreach to prospective families
    • Assist with general office operations
    • Respond to other duties as requested
    Data
    • Record all inquiries as well as the receipt of all applications and required forms in the database
    • Ensure that the status of applicant files is up-to-date and accessible through the database
    • Maintain a record of all correspondence in the database
    • Work with the Technology Department when necessary
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.