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The Notre Dame School (Santa Barbara)






Job Summary

The Notre Dame School delivers quality Catholic education to students in Santa Barbara, celebrating and serving parents in their role as primary educators. Educating for over 75 years and centering love and joy of Jesus through Mary, we use transformative educational practices that help students uncover their God-given talents, teach reverence for all of Creation, and uphold a humble commitment to serving the community while honoring the dignity of every person.  We are seeking a leader who will work with the pastor to uphold our values of joy, humility, and discipleship as we continue to build a school that honors our legacy, contributes to a vibrant community, and raises Saints.


Requirements / Qualifications

Cover letter (no greater than 2 pages), answering the following questions: 1. Why do you find yourself being called to Catholic school leadership? 2. What 3 (or more) specific skills do you possess that you find qualify you for a Catholic school leadership position? Other Requirements Minimum 5 years teaching experience, at least 2 of those 5 years in Catholic ed (preferred) Earned Master’s Degree and/or California Credential (teaching and/or administrative) Preference given to candidates with Catechist certification A proven track record of success in working closely with an administrative team as well as faculty and staff Christian/Catholic ideals

Comments and Other Information

Attributes of a successful candidate – Faith-filled and Focused: Rooted in a well-formed Catholic identity and grounded in a Catholic worldview, practices critical reflection and makes mission-driven and data-informed decisions. Hopeful and Entrepreneurial: Imagines, articulates, and executes an innovative vision.

Inspirational: Recruits and motivates faculty, achieves educational excellence through teamwork. This is essential. Growth Mindset Leader: Assesses and adjusts, creates, and advances a vibrant and collaborative culture of excellence, prioritizing action items to achieve the mission. Standards Bearer: Leads the school community in delivering the highest quality curriculum yielding academic successes and holistic achievements for all students. Equity-Minded Educator: Fuels equity of educational opportunity, culturally inclusive practices. Fiscally Responsible: Demonstrates solid stewardship for short-term financial management and long-term financial planning. Collaborator: Values, engages, and connects parents, the parish and local community, and other partners in supporting programs and opportunities to maintain and grow the school’s presence and impact. Relatable and Trustworthy: Communicates appropriately and effectively with all stakeholders; faculty, staff, students, and parents.

Contact person: Anna Marie Silva

Information/Application Contact

The Notre Dame School (Santa Barbara)

33 E Micheltorena St

Santa Barbara, CA 93101