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:

Position:                   Registered Nurse
Reports to:               Director of Health Services
Status:                      Non-exempt, full-time

Position Overview

Cate School is currently seeking highly qualified Registered Nurse candidates. The position will formally begin April 30, 2021.  The RN will report to Natalie Jackel, RN, Director of Health Services.



Reporting to the Director of Health Services, the nurse will provide care for 300 day and boarding students and 200 employees. The ideal candidate possesses strong communication skills, problem-solving skills, and work ethic. The nurse will assist in managing the daily responsibilities of the health center. These include but are not limited to:

  • Provide comprehensive health care services
  • Daily maintenance of the Health Center and/or Mesa Clinic
  • Maintain accurate record keeping/documentation of patient interactions and any additional communication that may be necessary
  • Assist the Director of Health Services as needed
  • Assist the Medical Director as needed



  • At least 5 years clinical experience, preferably in pediatrics or adolescent medicine
  • Expected hours: One 12 hour and 3 8.5 hour shifts per week, weekends required
  • Boarding school experience preferred
  • Adept at medical electronic records
  • Good communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • RN license
  • CPR and BLS certified


Key Competencies for Employees at Cate

  • self-motivated
  • values diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • high energy level
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • careful attention to detail
  • high work standards
  • problem solver
  • collaborator within a team
  • organized
  • growth mindset
  • tolerance for stress
  • flexibility and adaptability
  • initiative


Interested candidates should send a CV and two letters of reference to Natalie Jackel at natalie_jackel@cate.org.

Position: Assistant Director of Admission
Reports to: Associate Director of Admission
Status: Exempt (Salaried)
Contact: Charlotte Brownlee ‘85 | Assistant Head of School for External Affairs & Acting Director of Admission and Enrollment |charlotte_brownlee@cate.org, 805-684-4127 ext. 216

Position Overview

The Assistant Director of Admission is an essential member of Cate School’s Admission team and reports to the Associate Director of Admission. The Assistant Director supports the Associate Director and the team in all areas related to student recruitment and enrollment. In addition, the Assistant Director may also play an important role in the wider school community by serving as a student advisor, coach, and/or leading extracurricular activities as assigned by the Head of School.


  • Travel domestically for student recruitment as assigned by the Director. This includes school fairs, school visits, receptions, etc.
  • Responsible for assisting other members of the admission office with various duties, including, but not limited to: Opening of School Orientation Program, Tour Guide Program, Re-visit Program, and Congratulation Phone Calls
  • Conduct student interviews on and off-campus and virtually
  • Serve on the Admission Committee and the Financial Assistance Committee
  • Attend faculty meetings, assemblies, convocation, sit-down meals, and other duties consistent with a boarding school administrator and/or faculty member
  • Other duties as indicated by the Director of Admission and/or the Head of School that are keeping within the spirit of a boarding school faculty member


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum two years experience in admission
  • Independent/boarding school experience a plus


  • The commitment and ability to articulate the special nature of a Cate education
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and spoken communication skills
  • An interest in all facets of enrollment management
  • The ability to travel representing Cate
  • The ability and willingness to work collaboratively with all Cate constituents, including, but not limited to, admission staff, faculty, students, parents, Board members, alumni, and the Head of School
  • Manage details and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in social media platforms a plus
  • Proficiency in G Suite and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience with Veracross a plus
  • Fluency with InDesign and Photoshop a plus
  • Willing to take on additional responsibilities as needed
  • Additional language fluency a plus