For over 100 years, Cate has been combining the best of East Coast tradition and West Coast energy and innovation in the service of highly motivated, independent-minded kids. Residential life is structured to develop well-being and leadership through the practice of self-discipline and service. In addition to an inquiry-driven curriculum designed to elicit the greatest possible growth in every student, all students participate in an extracurricular program that includes athletics, drama, music, dance, community service, and an extensive outdoor program. With more than 50 honors and advanced courses, the Cate curriculum can meet the demands of the most ambitious students. A typical applicant to Cate has impeccable character, a history of high academic achievement, is mature, curious, adventurous, and willing to assume responsibility and independence.
At Cate School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work are integral to our mission because we recognize that academic excellence and productive citizenship are impossible without intercultural competency. While DEI work at Cate has historically focused on increasing racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity amongst students and faculty, today’s efforts must also provide the skills and competencies that will allow all stakeholders to thrive in increasingly diverse environments, beginning with the one we are constructing at Cate.
Cate’s approach is to “meet students where they are,” and ensure, through education and practice, that they graduate with the foundational skills necessary to excel in institutions of higher learning and in the 21st-century workplace. This approach embodies Cate’s mission as an educational institution rooted not only in character development but in skill building. Likewise, faculty cultural competency is evaluated during the hiring process and then supported and evaluated at regular intervals as part of Cate’s ongoing professional development. Continually honing these skills is essential to ensuring that each member of the Cate community feels a genuine sense of belonging and is able to achieve their greatest growth.
To that end, Cate’s curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular programming relies upon a community-wide, skills-based framework that acknowledges the centrality of DEI competency to teaching, professionalism, and collaboration, and, for students, meaningful interpersonal connections and post-secondary success. This framework is important because one can value difference immensely and never become interculturally competent. Put simply, awareness and sensitivity must be augmented with greater knowledge of myriad cultures, ideologies, faiths, and ways of living and the practical tools that will enable the most proactive and inclusive behaviors.
At Cate, we often talk about the deep sense of community that attends the “spirit of this place.” While the “spirit” manifests in many ways, it is rooted in the full recognition of the dignity of each person. We encourage all members of the Cate community to share their background, interests, identities, and beliefs so that we can collectively work to broaden our perspectives, deepen our capacity for empathy, and strengthen our resilience. In doing so, we can continue the daily work of creating and building community.
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.
Cate School offers competitive compensation. In setting compensation ranges, Cate School reviews numerous factors including industry data from NAIS, CAIS, NBOA, and other market data. Final Salary is based on experience relevant to the role and internal equity.
Please see the following opportunities below:
Position: Visual Storytelling Manager
Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications
Contact: Director of Marketing and Communications: Avani Patel Shah, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay Scale: $57K – $67K
Cate School is currently seeking a highly qualified Visual Storytelling Manager responsible for creating and managing digital and multimedia content that strategically enhances the Cate School brand for both internal and external stakeholders. This role is responsible for all photography, videography, multimedia editing, digital asset management, and live streaming. The ideal candidate would take a photojournalistic approach to capture and editing and serve as part of the Communications & Marketing Department. This full-time position is salaried and may come with a housing benefit.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Cate School is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender, gender identity, genetic information or any other category protected under federal or local law.
The School pays 90% of the monthly premium for all full-time employees for the base plan HMO option. The School pays 90% of the baseline plan premium for a single employee, plus 40% for dependents. The School pays 90% baseline plan premium for a single employee, plus 40% for dependents.
Additional Benefits Include flexible spending, life insurance, long-term disability, voluntary benefits, accident insurance, accidental death & dismemberment: (AD&D), hospital indemnity insurance, commuter benefits, critical illness insurance, legal service, short-term disability, retirement plans, vacation, sick, and holiday time, on-site child care facility, and professional development funds.
Position: Infant-Toddler Teacher
Reports to: ELC Director, ELC Assistant Director
Date Revised: March 2023
Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt, Full-Time
Salary Range: $18.50 – $23.50 per hour
Contact: Interim Director of Cate Early Learning Center, Diamond Gray-Diaz,
email@example.com, 805.684.4127 ext. 305
The Infant-Toddler Teacher is responsible for all aspects of care for infants and toddlers while at the Cate Early Learning Center. Such responsibilities will include physical caregiving, developmental assessments, monthly contributions to Learning Stories and child portfolios, development of age-appropriate/individually appropriate curriculum, and facilitating supportive relationships with parents.
Essential Job Functions
The responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to the following:
Early Childhood Programming
Interactions with Children
Working with Parents
Supporting Positive Staff Relationships
It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers, and vendors.
Minimum Job Qualifications