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Employment at Providence

At the core of Providence 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. Each day, our teachers have a profound impact on the lives of their students.  

We are delighted that you are interested in working at Providence and welcome your consideration. 


FACULTY & STAFF POSITIONS

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

The Chief Financial Officer upholds the school’s mission and manages the business operations of the school on a day-to-day basis. The position also is responsible for managing school resources in a prudent and careful manner, with a focus on ensuring the long-term sustainability of the institution. The CFO is a senior leader of the school, consistently providing valuable counsel and strategic vision to the Head of School and the Board of Directors.

Reporting to the Head of School, the CFO works closely with the chairs of the finance and facilities committees of the Board on strategic and operational matters. The CFO serves on the administrative team and leads activities and personnel related to the business office, human resources, and facilities. Direct reports include the Business Office Administrator.

Specific Responsibilities

Financial planning, accounting, and investment management: Lead the annual budget process, including tuition and salary planning, and monitor and forecast operating results. Responsible for accounting practices, internal controls, audits, and tax returns. Manage AP, AR, cash flow, investment accounts, and banking relations.

Human resources: Serve as Director of Human Resources, supporting a positive, safe, and legally compliant workforce. Oversee payroll, benefit plans, and school policies.

Facilities management: Responsible for the overall maintenance of the campus/grounds and capital projects.

Risk management, safety, and security: Assess and oversee risk management, safety, and security for the school community.

Administrative team collaboration:  Lead and support joint administrative team responsibilities, including managing the financial assistance program with the Director of Tuition Assistance, working closely with the Director of Development to identify fundraising goals and capital needs, and supporting the Principals to address the technology needs of the classrooms and other facilities.

Characteristics and Skills

For the CFO position, we seek someone who embodies five key characteristics—a sincere and consistent faith in Jesus Christ, competence in the field of finance, collaboration with colleagues, professionalism in all interactions, and a reflective practitioner. In addition, the CFO should be a natural problem solver and strategic thinker with strong conceptual and analytical abilities. The CFO should be a self-driven, hands-on administrator. The successful candidate will be results focused with strong business acumen, integrity, and judgment, and will possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to quickly gain the respect that will allow them to work effectively with the faculty and administrative team, the Head of School, and the Board of Directors.

Credentials and Education

An undergraduate degree is required; an MBA, CPA, or other advanced degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of broad-based finance experience. While familiarity with an independent school is a plus, finance executives with corporate, non-profit, or higher education experience who are mission oriented and passionate about education will be considered.

Please send a resume and cover letter explaining why you would be an effective CFO at Providence School to businessoffice@providencesb.org. (Posted 5/30/18)

 

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Providence seeks a qualified full-time kindergarten teacher for the upcoming school year. The ideal candidate will be positive, enthusiastic, and possess a “can do” spirit. Job responsibilities include planning and implementing curriculum, monitoring and recording student progress in a self-contained classroom, and instilling Christian faith, character, and values that will contribute to student development. The kindergarten teacher must be passionate about the age group and about fostering strong relationships with Providence families.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, a valid teaching credential, and solid experience with curriculum implementation and classroom management. Additional desired skills include co-curricular interests and giftings, computer literacy (MS Word and Excel, RenWeb student data management, Google cloud-based systems), strong organizational and time-management abilities, flexibility, a calm demeanor in the face of conflict, expert verbal and written communication with parents, and the ability to serve as a Christian role model in attitude, speech, and actions. Applicants must also be in agreement with and sign the Providence Statement of Faith.  

If interested, download and complete the employment application.  Send it, along with your resume and cover letter, to Terry Lucera, Human Resources Coordinator, at tlucera@providencesb.org. (Posted 4/26/18)

PART-TIME ELEMENTARY TEACHER

Providence School seeks a qualified, Christian, part-time (40% time; two days/week) elementary school teacher for the 2018–2019 school year, to job share in a first-grade classroom.  The ideal candidate will be positive, enthusiastic, and possess both a vibrant faith in Christ and a “can do” spirit. Job responsibilities include working with co-teacher to plan and implement curriculum, monitor and record student progress in a self-contained classroom, and instill Christian faith, character, and values that will contribute to student development. The teacher must be passionate about the younger elementary school age group and fostering strong relationships with Providence families.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, a valid teaching credential, and solid experience with curriculum implementation and classroom management. Additional desired skills include co-curricular interests and giftings, computer literacy (MS Word and Excel, RenWeb student data management, Google cloud-based systems), strong organizational and time management abilities, flexibility, a calm demeanor in the face of conflict, expert verbal and written communication with parents, and the ability to serve as a Christian role model in attitude, speech, and actions. Applicants must also be in agreement with and sign the Providence Statement of Faith.  

If interested, complete the employment application and return it, along with a cover letter and your resume, to Terry Lucera, Human Resources Coordinator, at tlucera@providencesb.org. (Posted 5/14/18)

 

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 Terry Lucera, Human Resources Coordinator, at tlucera@providencesb.org.


SUBSTITUTE TEACHING POSITIONS

We have frequent need for substitute teachers. 

If you are interested in being on our roster of substitute teachers, please download, fill out, and return the Substitute Teacher Agreement.

Please direct any questions to Terry Lucera, Human Resources Coordinator, at tlucera@providencesb.org


ATHLETIC COACHING POSITIONS

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.


Resources

  • If you have general questions about Providence or the application process, please call Terry Lucera at (805) 563-4770.
  • Download the Employment Application  

 

Contact Providence

Lower Campus (PreK-6)
3723 Modoc Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: 805-563-4770
Fax: 805-563-4780

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