Employment Opportunities

Cate School is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity Employment and nondiscrimination in the treatment of employees or applicants for employment without consideration of race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, gender or gender identity.

We seek applications from candidates who are eager to live among and teach young men and women from all over the world. A small co-educational boarding school on the Central Coast of California, Cate School offers a career opportunity for educators whose priorities and purposes mirror the four pillars of our mission statement–commitment, scholarship, companionship, and service.  Cate School offers a career opportunity that anticipates and encourages work with our students well beyond the classroom, as faculty members serve as advisors, dorm-parents, coaches, and mentors.

Please see the following opportunities below:

Cate School is currently seeking applications from candidates for a one-year full-time mathematics instructor able to teach upper school courses in Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or Statistics. The position will formally begin August of 2017. The teacher will instruct four sections in the Math Department, oversee or assist during two extra-curricular seasons, fulfill a residential commitment, attend department and faculty meetings, and report to Annalee Salcedo, Chair of the Mathematics Department.

Specific responsibilities also include:


  • work effectively with other teachers within your discipline and department in order to develop courses that are consistent at grade-levels and coordinated across the four-year math curriculum;
  • maintain a growth mindset in considering all manner of pedagogical ideas, evaluative feedback, and evolving school needs.


  • plan, prepare, and design math lessons that help students master content and develop mathematical thinking, and facilitate active learning experiences
  • be knowledgeable of and incorporate national standards and best practices
  • identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs
  • guide and monitor student learning and growth through formative assessment and appropriate feedback
  • assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments in a timely, fair, and consistent manner
  • maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
  • participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings
  • communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  • keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities, and be willing to grow professionally and attend conferences

Education and Experience

  • minimally a BS and experience in teaching secondary mathematics
  • single subject teaching certification, MS, or MEd preferred
  • relevant teaching experience in a high-achieving, college-preparatory environment
  • knowledge of relevant technology and ability to use a learning management system
  • experience with or interest in problem-based learning pedagogy helpful but not required

Key Competencies

  • self motivation
  • high energy level
  • verbal and written communication skills
  • attention to detail
  • high work standards
  • problem solving
  • decision making
  • organizing and planning
  • learning orientation
  • critical thinking
  • stress tolerance
  • flexibility and adaptability
  • initiative

Interested candidates should send a CV and two letters of reference to Jay Dorion, Assistant Headmaster, at jay_dorion@cate.org