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Principal $67,104 – $97,948; Compensation commensurate with level of experience, relevant professional certifications, and/or degrees earned

Notre Dame School (Santa Barbara)






The Notre Dame School at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish is a Catholic preschool through 8th-grade school located in downtown Santa Barbara. Notre Dame School serves diverse students who live from Oxnard to Santa Maria. Acknowledging God’s presence in those around us, Notre Dame is seeking a leader who celebrates the unique gifts and talents of each individual, works in partnership with parents as primary educators of their children, and promotes peaceful, fair solutions to conflicts in a multi-level learning academic community. Notre Dame School is seeking a leader committed to accompanying faculty/ staff, parent community, local community, and philanthropic partners to ensure the education of the whole child, nurturing the spiritual, academic, social, and physical development of students. The school leader will also have multi-levels of accompaniment in his/her service to this beautiful Santa Barbara community.
This position will work directly with the Pastor/Administrator.

We are currently seeking a school principal who is:

  • Catholic School Principals must seek to fulfill priorities in the following areas of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS). Click here to learn more about the NSBECS
  • Rooted in a well-formed Catholic identity and grounded in a Catholic worldview. Imagines articulate and execute an innovative vision.
  • Practices critical reflection, and makes mission-driven and data-informed decisions.
  • Seeks innovative options to provide Catholic school education to all interested.
  • Demonstrates solid operational vitality for financial management and planning.
  • Recruits and motivates faculty to achieve educational excellence.
  • Assesses and adjusts, creates, and advances a collaborative culture.
  • Prioritizes action items in order to achieve the organizational mission.
  • Leads the school community in delivering the highest quality curriculum yielding academic successes and holistic achievements for all students.
  • Values, engage and communicates appropriately and effectively with all stakeholders in supporting programs and opportunities.
  • Ensures students are seen as people whose intellectual growth is harmonized with spiritual, religious, emotional, and social development.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees academic, co-curricular, faith-formation, and service/ministry programs to educate the whole child.



  • Practicing Catholic
  • Minimum 5 years of teaching experience OR 3 years working at a non-profit organization in a leadership role
  • Earned Master’s Degree OR State Approved Teaching Credential
  • Catechetical Certification to be completed by the first two years of leadership

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter stating why they are interested in becoming the next leader at Norte Dame School and a resume (including at least three references) to:
Contact information
Anna Marie Silva
Santa Barbara Pastoral Regional Superintendent of Schools

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Notre Dame School (Santa Barbara)

33 East Micheltorena Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101