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Employment at Providence

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 offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package, including discounted tuition for children of employees working 20 or more hours per week. 


PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR (Full Time)

Providence seeks a preschool director who, in partnership with a wonderful group of preschool teachers and the preschool admissions director, will be responsible for creating, nurturing, and sustaining a safe and developmentally appropriate preschool experience aligned with Providence’s commitment to excellence in Christian education. Under the supervision of the head of school, the preschool director will lead and oversee the preschool staff as they establish routines and provide positive guidance to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of young children (2–5 years old), including developing activities to introduce math and literacy concepts. The preschool director will work alongside a designated preschool admissions director to manage enrollment, promote the school to current and prospective families, foster parent relationships, and provide a continually excellent experience for our preschool families.

The ideal candidate will meet the California state requirements for preschool directors. Prior experience as a preschool director is highly desirable. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following qualities: 

  1. An infectious passion for biblically-centered education that nurtures preschool students
  2. Ability to hire, supervise, and mentor (spiritually and professionally) the preschool team
  3. Excellent communication skills—both written and spoken
  4. Ability to foster positive relationships between parents, students, and teachers
  5. Expertise on the developmental markers of preschool children

The director position is a full-time, year-round, exempt position. 

To apply, please download and complete the employment application and submit it with a cover letter to the attention of Mr. Soo Chang, Head of School, at schang@providencesb.org. With the application, please include a written statement describing your personal philosophy on Christian education for preschool-aged students. A job description that provides further details of the position is available for review upon request. (Posted 04/21/21)


PRESCHOOL LEAD & ASSISTANT TEACHERS (Full and Part Time)

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. Teachers will establish routines and provide positive guidance to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of young children, 2.5–5 years old. A variety of positions are open for the 2021–2022 school year. 

To apply, please download and complete the employment application and submit it with a cover letter to Tracy Larson, interim preschool director, at tlarson@providencesb.org. (Posted 02/26/21)


LOWER SCHOOL LEAD TEACHERS (Full Time)

Providence School seeks qualified full-time elementary teachers for the upcoming 2021–2022 school year. Ideal candidates will be positive, enthusiastic, possess a “can do” spirit, and embody an authentic love of Christ. Job responsibilities include planning and implementing curriculum, monitoring and recording student progress in a self-contained classroom, and instilling the values and character traits that contribute to student development. The elementary-school 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 (Zoom, 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.

To apply, please download and complete the employment application and submit it with a cover letter to Matt Knoles, Lower School principal, at mknoles@providencesb.org. (Posted 02/22/21)


MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER (Full Time)

Providence seeks a full-time teacher for Middle School science and Upper School biology to come alongside a teaching team that is passionate about nurturing a vibrant faith-filled learning community. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience in the secondary-school science classroom and a strong desire to learn and grow alongside an experienced team of teachers. A teaching credential is preferred but not required if he or she already has sufficient experience in the classroom.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to teach high-quality lessons and also to articulate a well-formed Christian perspective on various matters of science and faith. He or she will have a strong desire to challenge students in their academic learning and disciple them in their Christian faith. Additional duties may include discipleship groups, class retreats, delivering chapel messages, lunch and break supervision, and other similar activities.

Additional opportunities to participate in aspects of the Providence community include athletics coaching, academic coaching, outdoor education and fitness, teaching special electives, assisting with the Providence Engineering Academy, and more. These other assignments would be agreed upon based on the candidate’s experience and interests.

To apply, please download and complete the employment application and submit it to the attention of Rodney Meadth, Middle School and Upper School principal, at rmeadth@providencesb.org. (Posted 1/29/21)


MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS TEACHER (Full or Part Time)

Providence School seeks a highly qualified and experienced candidate to develop and lead a dynamic performing arts program for grades 7–12. The school stands ready to support a performing arts director in the area of his or her greatest strengths, including instrumental music, choral music, musical theater, contemporary band, chapel worship, music appreciation, music theory and composition, etc., with the goal to encourage strong participation.

The qualified candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in music, theater, or a related field; a teaching credential is preferred but not required. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to honoring Christ through the performing arts, be a Christian role model, and possess and utilize excellent communication skills with students, parents, and members of the community.

To apply, please download and complete the employment application and submit it to the attention of Rodney Meadth, Middle and Upper School Principal, at rmeadth@providencesb.org. (Posted 3/1/21)


SUBSTITUTE TEACHING POSITIONS

We have a frequent need for substitute teachers in all divisions. 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.


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

  • 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