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STEM Academy Dean

St. Monica Catholic High School (Santa Monica)






St. Monica High School, a parish, coeducational, college preparatory high school in Santa Monica, California, is seeking a full-time STEM Academy Dean for the 2022 – 2023 school year.

St. Monica High School, inspired by transformative learning experiences, builds pathways to self-discovery and personal empowerment.

We develop innovative thinkers who become leaders that advocate for a socially just and inclusive society.

The STEM Academy Dean serves as a key member of SMCHS’s organizational leadership team, supporting school leaders in organizational priorities, goals, culture, core values, and instructional vision. The Dean must bring substantial, innovative ideas to the table, including reimagining existing STEM spaces for renovation and TK-12 STEM curriculum redesign.This position will focus on working internally with our high school STEM instructors and generating external partnerships to build STEM enrichment and community outreach programs. This position reports to the Principal.

Core Competencies
Ability to provide positive and inspirational leadership.

Ability to be innovative and creative.

Ability to manage change.

Ability to provide professional services to both internal and external customers in a collaborative/team

Ability to objectively observe, coach, and mentor peers.

Excellent communication and conferencing skills when working with both internal (students, parents, colleagues) and external customers (collaborating schools, organization).
Familiarity with grant writing.

Solid working knowledge of standards-based curricula.

Professional Responsibilities
Teach three STEM related courses

Actively participate and contribute innovative ideas to the administrative curriculum planning committee.

Formulate and carry out STEM initiatives school-wide as part of the school’s curriculum and use of STEM in the classroom and collaborate cross departmentally
Initiate and implement PBL (Project Based Learning) curricula in the high school STEM courses and in alignment with the Curriculum Team, the Principal, classroom teachers, and other school peer groups.

Develop and deliver training for NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) and Common Core Math integration and assimilation into the high school STEM classrooms and develop and deliver training for administrators and staff related to STEM best practices.

Create educational STEM opportunities (e.g. internships, employment) for students through community outreach and business partnerships.

Recommend and oversee a 5-year STEM budget.

Propose renovation ideas for STEM classroom spaces.

Write STEM grants. Manage awarded grant funds and outcomes and oversee the compliance and reporting of grants. Establish implementation goals and timelines for grants

Support classroom teachers by providing technological and project-based resources to encourage exciting, robust, and multi-sensory learning.

Evaluate, design, and monitor policies to promote DEI in the STEM program.

Provide support and technical assistance to involved partners.

Enhance parent involvement by working with the administration, guidance, and teaching staff.

Align curriculum to ensure integration of academic and technical education with 21st-century skills.

Initiate and oversee marketing plans for the STEM program.

Lead the development and implementation of strategies to secure work-based learning opportunities for students with the goal of 4-8 internships in the first year

Collaborate with partner organizations to create and implement program agreements that support the growth of our students and ensure the ongoing success of the program

Plan events to increase student exposure to STEM across SMCHS. Manage logistics including budgeting, ordering, event communications (internal and external), recruitment, and volunteer management prior to and through the day of the events.


A bachelor’s degree in mathematics or science is necessary; a master’s degree is preferred

Valid CA Science or Math Teaching Credential

Leadership experience in STEM-related fields

Experience building programs and curricula

Experience with Project Lead The Way

Experience teaching STEM-related courses

Information/Application Contact

St. Monica Catholic High School (Santa Monica)

1030 Lincoln Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90403