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:

Upcoming Events

Southern California Diversity Recruiting Fair 2021
Saturday, February 20, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cate School is participating in the third annual Southern California Diversity Recruiting Fair 2021 to recruit faculty, staff, and administrators from underrepresented groups. More than 50 independent schools in Los Angeles are participating.

Reports to: Head of School
Status: Exempt (Salaried)
Contact: Jay Dorion, Assistant Head of School | jay_dorion@cate.org | 805-684-4127 ext. 207

Cate School is currently seeking applications from candidates for a full-time Director of Inclusion.  The position will formally begin on August 16, 2021.  The Director will collaborate with and direct the Inclusion Core, Teaching, and Community teams. The Director is part of all senior administrative meetings and is expected to fully participate in the vision building and daily operations of the School. The Director will have opportunity to teach, lead or assist in a co-curricular season, and fulfill a residential commitment.  As with all senior leaders and faculty at the School, the Director is expected to model our commitment to the breadth of work we do at Cate, whether the effort occurs in our classrooms, on our athletic fields, in our residence halls, or in engagements large and small that occur between adults and students throughout the day and night. The Director reports to the Head of School.



  • implement programming and curriculum consistent with the School’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement;
  • think strategically and plan effectively how to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic and residential curriculum;
  • see to the productive evolution of all DEI programming and scholarship based on industry standards; 
  • partner with peers and colleagues in all departments to help build paradigmatic programs throughout the School. 


  • work effectively with members of the Inclusion teams and colleagues throughout the school to develop and implement academic and residential programming and training ; 
  • work effectively with students to develop programming and training that is age appropriate and meets students where they are; 
  • develop a professional development plan suited to the individual and to institutional priorities, in consultation with the Head of School, and consistent with the needs of the School. 


  • prepare and deliver diversified communications of DEI work to targeted internal and external audiences;
  • create a schedule for communications and follow-through with regular updates;
  • establish feedback and support opportunities for faculty and students.

Education and Experience

  • minimally a BA 
  • relevant work experience in a high-achieving, college-preparatory environment
  • knowledge of relevant technology and ability to use a learning management system 

Key Competencies

  • self-motivated
  • high energy level
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • careful attention to detail
  • high work standards
  • problem solver
  • decision-maker and collaborator within a team
  • organized 
  • growth mindset in considering all manner of pedagogical ideas, evaluative feedback, and evolving school needs.
  • tolerance for stress
  • flexibility and adaptability
  • initiative

Interested candidates should send a CV, a letter of interest, and a list of 5 references to Jay Dorion, Assistant Head of School, at jay_dorion@cate.org 

Department: Facilities
Reports To: Assistant Head for Finance and Operations
Status: Exempt, full-time, benefits


The Director of Physical Plant/Facilities Master Planning is responsible for all issues relating to the maintenance, management, and sustainability of Cate’s facilities, grounds, infrastructure, and plant resources. In addition to overseeing day to day operations and the work of the facilities team, the Director leads strategic planning for plant and facilities, defines and prioritizes deferred maintenance issues and works with school internal and board committees in the planning and implementation of necessary campus upgrades.  All aspects of facilities maintenance, landscape, transportation and management of any outsourced contractors falls under the purview of the Director, who partners closely with the Assistant Director of Facilities to ensure that day to day as well as longer term planning issues are coordinated and cohesive.  The Director also serves as the primary decision maker in prioritizing jobs, allocation of staffing, and resources in support of total facility management.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as lead project manager on internal repair/renovation/construction projects of existing campus facilities. Prepares cost estimates, scope of work, Request for Proposals and bid/contract documents.  Conducts field investigations of work, evaluates work, resolves contractor issues, approves pay applications/changes and approves final acceptance of work.
  • Provides overall leadership to the Facilities and Transportation teams, setting the tone, expectations and providing continuous evaluation and support to the team members.
  • Leads training, evaluation, professional development opportunities and ongoing feedback to align staff work outcomes with core objectives.
  • Assists in implementation of and utilizes the information in SchoolDude, the web based facility software program the school will be using, to project and prioritize short and long term facility needs.
  • Utilizes scheduling functions to maintain control of preventative maintenance for all facilities, equipment, vehicles and related services.
  • Plans, budgets and oversees facility modifications including cost estimates, bid sheets, layouts and construction oversight.
  • Partners with Assistant Director of Facilities and Assistant Head for Finance and Operations in the development, training and execution of Emergency Facility Protocols.
  • Works with Assistant Head for Finance and Operations to create and administer the operating budget assigned to facilities.
  • Remains current with industry standards related to facilities.
  • Shares responsibility for hiring, evaluations and training in the department.

Education and Experience

  • The Director of Physical Plant/Facilities Master Planning should have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, ideally in Construction Management, Engineering or a closely related field and at least five years of related experience leading facility management operations including budget oversight, contracted services oversight, personnel management, long term planning and basic knowledge of purchasing, accounting and record keeping. Preference given to experience in an educational environment.

Other Skills

  • Given the extensive use of web-based software, strong technological skills are required.  This position must be able to communicate well both verbally and in writing, must have strong people, organizational and planning skills and be able to manage multiple projects and teams at one time. Ability to read/interpret blueprints, technical specifications and field reports.
  • Moderate physical activity is required, including climbing stairs, standing, bending, carrying up to 50 pounds, and ability to tolerate moderate levels of heat, cold, and noise.

Interested applicants should send their CV and cover letter to Sandi Pierce at sandi_pierce@cate.org.