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At the core of Providence School is a talented faculty and staff mature in Christian faith who are excellent in their discipline, skilled in the art of teaching, passionate about the students they teach and committed to the school’s mission. We believe that our faculty is among the best in the nation.


Providence School seeks a Head of School to provide academic and spiritual vision alongside expertise in leadership and management as the school continues to grow and thrive as a significant educational institution in Santa Barbara and surrounding communities. The appointment begins July 1, 2020.

Providence is a PS–Grade 12 Christian, co-educational, college-preparatory day school with the mission to provide students an environment and program in which they can flourish academically, socially, and spiritually. Providence was born out of mergers between Providence Hall, Santa Barbara Christian School, and El Montecito School at San Roque. The school draws on 61 years of history of serving our community by providing students an academically excellent education in an environment that fosters the development of faith, values, and character.

At the core of Providence School is a talented faculty and staff, mature in Christian faith, who are excellent in their disciplines, skilled in the art of teaching, passionate about the students they teach, and committed to the school’s mission. Parents repeatedly mention the quality and professionalism of our faculty and staff in surveys and focus groups. This dedicated group brings joy, humor, and love to each school day, enriching the student experience and fostering a tight-knit community.

The Board of Directors is comprised of local businesspeople and professionals, parents, and community members. They are unified in their dedication to the mission of Providence and excited for the road ahead. The board members enjoy each other, their roles, and the work in which they are partnered.

Responsibilities of the Head of School include implementing the school’s mission and vision, inspiring and overseeing the academic program and faculty, developing relationships with community and giving partners, providing financial oversight, creating and ensuring effective internal and external communication, and strategic planning. In carrying out these duties, the Head of School will lead in such a way that all programs are developed, executed, and evaluated with a focus on continual improvement that reaches for the highest standards of excellence. When done well, the result will be a school experience that expresses Christ’s love, attracts students and employees, and fosters a positive reputation in the community.

As the sole employee of the Board of Directors, the Head of School reports directly to the Board. S/he leads an administrative team including the Director of Advancement (admissions, communications, development, and marketing), the Principals of Lower and Middle/High Schools, the Director of the Preschool, and the Chief Financial Officer.

Professional qualifications of the Head of School

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a skilled and enthusiastic promoter of the school
  • Possess effective management skills
  • Have experience attracting, leading, and retaining faculty
  • Be a visible and inspiring leader
  • Possess business and financial acumen
  • Be an empowering delegator while retaining accountability
  • Think and act strategically in support of the school’s mission
  • Bring experience in fundraising, stewardship, and cultivating donors
  • Be committed to contributing positively to the life of the school community and the greater Santa Barbara community
  • Possess a master’s or doctorate degree in a relevant field

Personal qualities sought in the Head of School

The family-like community at Providence School expects a leader who:

  • Holds a strong and vibrant personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and exhibits comfort in expressing that faith
  • Embodies a strong moral character
  • Instills a passion for academic excellence
  • Is a strong, effective, clear communicator with all segments of the school population
  • Has the ability to inspire those around him/her; possesses “Pied Piper” characteristics
  • Is comfortable making fair and firm decisions
  • Is an innovative thinker
  • Has passion for a comprehensive, preschool through high school Christian education experience
  • Is committed to the success and maximum potential of every student
  • Demonstrates respect for diverse views and new ideas
  • Is warm, approachable, and open minded

Interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially as separate PDF attachments in one email to providencesearch@providencesb.org:

  1. Cover letter expressing interest in the Head of School position at Providence School
  2. Current resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of personal philosophy on Christian education
  4. List of three references with name, phone number, and email address of each. (References will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission.)

Additional information about Providence School is available at providencesb.org

(Posted 11/22/19)

PRESCHOOL TEACHERS (Full-Time, Part-Time, and Substitute)

Providence seeks preschool teachers who will be responsible for providing a safe, fun, and developmentally-appropriate preschool classroom experience aligned with Providence’s commitment to incorporate Christian values in the learning process.

Under the direction of the preschool faculty, teachers will establish routines and provide positive guidance to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of young children (3-5 years old), including developing activities to introduce math and literacy concepts.

Ideal candidates will have at least 12 post-secondary semester units in early childhood education from an accredited college or be currently working on completion of that number of units. Additional requirements are a vision for biblically-centered education, the desire and demonstrated ability to teach and mentor students at the preschool level, and excellent communication skills with students, their parents, and members of the community.

See the info sheet to learn more.

To apply, please download and complete the employment application and submit it to the attention of Cathy Rempe, Director of the Providence Preschool, at crempe@providencesb.org. (Posted 08/21/19)


We have frequent need for substitute teachers in all divisions:  preschool, lower school, middle school, and high school.

If you are interested in being on our roster of substitute teachers, please download the employment application (below), fill it out, and either mail or drop off the packet to the front office of the division for which you are applying. Campus Locations

Please direct any questions to the Providence Business Office, at businessoffice@providencesb.org.


The Patriots athletic program provides a setting where student-athletes develop both as players and as individuals, demonstrating that pursuit of excellence on the playing field is fully compatible with the pursuit of excellence in the classroom.

If you have an interest in a coaching opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to Athletic Director Steve Stokes at sstokes@providencesb.org or by fax to his attention at 805-962-0132.


  • Download the Employment Application 
  • If you have general questions about Providence or the application process, please call the Providence Business Office at (805) 962-3091.

We are always willing to accept resumes to have on file from potential employees who are attracted to the Providence mission. You may submit your resume and cover letter to the attention of the Providence Business Office, at businessoffice@providencesb.org.

Contact Providence

San Roque Campus (PS-6)
3225 Calle Pinon
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: 805-962-3091
Fax: 805-962-3092

Canon Perdido Campus (7-12)
630 E. Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone: 805-962-4400
Fax: 805-962-0132