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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. 



The Business Controller upholds the school’s mission statement and manages the non-educational operations of the school on a day-to-day basis. The Controller is also responsible for managing school resources in a prudent manner, with a focus on long-term sustainability of the institution. The Controller is a senior administrator of the school and will provide valuable counsel and strategic vision to the Head of School and the Board of Directors.

Reporting to the Head of School, the Controller works closely with the chairs of the Finance and Facilities committees of the Board of Directors. The Controller serves on the administrative team and leads activities and personnel in the areas of the Business Office, Human Resources, and Facilities.

Specific Responsibilities

Financial Planning, Accounting, and Investment Management:  Lead the annual budget process, monitor and control operating expenses, forecast tuition income, and plan for employee compensation. The Controller is responsible for identifying and implementing best accounting practices, internal controls, audits, the submission of tax returns, and management of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, cash flow, investment accounts and assets, and banking relations.

Human Resources:  The Controller will serve as the Director of Human Resources, and will support a positive, safe, and legally compliant workforce as well as oversee payroll, benefit plans, and related employee policies.

Facilities:  The Controller will be responsible for managing the maintenance, repairs, and capital projects on the campus and grounds.

Risk Management, Safety, and Security:  The Controller will assess and oversee these three areas.

Administrative Team Collaboration:  The Controller will lead and support efforts of the administrative team as they operate the school. This employee will manage the financial assistance program with the Director of Tuition Assistance, plan for timely contributions with the Director of Development, help address technology needs as identified by the Principals, among others.

Characteristics & Skills

For the Controller 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 Controller should be a natural problem solver and strategic thinker with strong conceptual and analytical abilities. The Controller should be a self-driven, hands-on administrator. The successful candidate will be focused on results and possess a strong business acumen, integrity, and judgment.  The candidate will display exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that will result in earned respect from the faculty and administrative team, the Head of School, the Board of Directors, and families.

Credentials & Education

An undergraduate degree and experience in a related field are 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 officers with corporate, non-profit, or higher education experience that are mission oriented and passionate about education also will be considered.

An interested and qualified applicant should submit both a resume and cover letter explaining why he or she would be an effective Controller and a good fit for the mission of Providence.  Send documents to tloomer@providencesb.org
(Posted 5/30/18; Revised 7/12/18)


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.


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


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.


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