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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  • 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.
  • Head of Lower School

    Click here to learn more about this position.

    Please submit applications and relevant material to John Mackenzie of Educators' Collaborative.
  • 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.
  • Middle School Science & Biology Instructor: Long Term Parental Leave

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Teach five classes in the sciences, including 3 sections of sixth grade and 1 section of Biology & co-teaches Science Research Program with Department Chair
    • Collaborate with other teachers to continue to develop and refine the School’s 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 Science 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
    • 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
    REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES

    • Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage and control the classroom
    • Delivers STEM-oriented instruction through Project-Based Learning methods in the Engineering & Robotics subject areas
    • Teaches existing curriculum, or develops curriculum that focuses students on the design thinking process and meets Laguna Blanca’s pedagogical standards. Developed curriculum should be created through a collaborative process that strives for interdisciplinary connections, enhances existing programs, and meshes with existing courses. Curriculum should help students work both collaboratively and individually to solve complex authentic problems.
    • Creates a classroom environment that is safe, conducive to learning, and is appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
    • Employs a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and assessments, which meet the needs of the spectrum of students enrolled at Laguna Blanca School.
    • Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all lessons, curricular units, and projects.
    • Facilitate, create, and participate in a variety of STEM-related admission activities, clubs, competitions, and outreach events.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • 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
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
    QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or relevant professional experience. Formal education in computer science is required.
    EXPERIENCE: Teaching experience is preferred, 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 STEM. We require a person with a passion for all things STEM and some experience with computer science. Experience with the following is preferred, but not required:

    • CAD software
    • 3D printers and 3D print software
    • Laser cutting
    • Router and mills
    • Makerspace tools
    • VEX robotics platform
    • Sphero robotics platform

    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
    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 collaborates with faculty to offer specialized support
    • Foster student growth through semi-annual Student-Led Conferences (SLC) and Presentations of Learning (POL)
    • 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
  • MS English Teacher: Long Term Parental Leave

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Teach 4 classes of seventh grade English (15 students per class avg.)
    • Collaborate with other teachers to continue to develop and refine the School’s 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 English 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.
    • 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

    REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES

    • Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage and control the classroom
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • 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
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor’s degree; Masters Degree highly preferred
    • Ongoing maintenance of all requirements regarding professional courses and in-services required
    • Prior teaching experience highly 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

    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 (POL)
    • 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
  • Upper School English Teacher: Long Term Parental Leave (40%)

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Teach 2 sections of ninth grade English
    • Collaborate with other teachers to continue to develop and refine the School’s 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 English 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
    • 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
    REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES

    • Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage and control the classroom
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • 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
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor’s degree; Masters Degree highly preferred
    • Ongoing maintenance of all requirements regarding professional courses and in-services required
    • Prior teaching experience highly 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

    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 (POL)
    • 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
  • Upper School Physics Teacher

    Our Laguna Blanca US Physics Teacher will instruct 11th grade Physics Honors and Standard, and AP Physics C: Mechanics.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    Delivers excellence in US science classroom instruction and ensures the following:

    • Creates multifaceted assessments that not only speak to students’ content acquisition, but the process skills of science
    • Understands thematic instruction and the use of interdisciplinary units to contextualize students’ science education
    • Works to intertwine experimental design and inquiry into student’s lab experiences

    Delivers physics instruction through various modalities including project-based learning methods. The position requires and is not limited to proficiency in the following areas:

    • Algebra/trigonometry skills for an advanced mechanics course
    • Calculus skills for AP Physics C
    • Kinematics of motion with constant acceleration
    • Newton’s laws and their application in problem-solving
    • Laws of conservation of energy and momentum and their application in problem-solving
    • A passion for the cosmos!

    As a full-time position that will work in the Upper School division, 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.
    • 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 is appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
    • Employs a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and assessments, which meet the needs of the spectrum of students enrolled at Laguna Blanca School.
    • 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
    Bachelor’s degree or relevant professional experience. Formal education in science is required.

    EXPERIENCE
    Teaching 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 physics. We require a person with a passion for all things physics-related and some experience working 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 behavior 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
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.