Employment

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:

Director of Marketing & Communications

Reports to: Assistant Headmaster for External Affairs
Interfaces with: Director of Admission and Director of Advancement

 

Cate School

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, and is mature, curious, adventurous, and willing to assume responsibility and independence.

 

Position Summary

The Director of Marketing and Communications is a senior level director who reports to the Assistant Headmaster for External Affairs.  The Director will be responsible for narrating the Cate story through multiple platforms and media, building a consistent, compelling brand and positioning Cate across various targeted national and international markets and constituent groups.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Communication Strategy: In collaboration with the external affairs team, build a comprehensive and inclusive strategy, that supports the diverse communication needs and styles of Cate’s various stakeholders, including current families, prospective families , alumni, and friends of the School.

2. Print publications: Responsible for the content, messaging, editing, and production of all Cate printed materials for the advancement of the school. These publications include the Bulletin (Cate’s print magazine), admission materials, summer program materials, Advancement materials including Campaign and Cate Fund materials, and the College Profile.

3. Website: Responsible for the content and evolution of www.cate.org. Ensure that messaging, images, and content are current, compelling and accurately reflect the needs of the School. Using SEO and key-word buys, assess the effectiveness and reach of the website and make necessary adjustments to ensure broad and effective audience reach. Work with web development as necessary and partner with the Cate technology department to ensure the website is functioning properly and most effectively.

4. Social Media: Responsible for all primary Cate social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Build a social media strategy for the school that will increase user engagement and reach, and evaluate any new social media opportunities. Ensure that all the social platforms are effectively telling the story of Cate.

5. School Messaging: Ensure that all public communications across Cate departments are consistent with Cate’s brand, mission statement and internal communications’ policies. Work closely with the Headmaster to position him among the media as a nationally recognized expert on independent school issues. Assess on an ongoing basis how effectively Cate School is communicating its unique positive attributes to its core constituencies.

6. Headmaster’s Communications: The Director will provide counsel to, and preparation of, speeches, presentations, and emergency communications for the Headmaster. Serve as the primary media contact for the School.

7. Newsletters and other publications: Partner with Advancement, the Dean’s Office, Admission, and other program areas of the School to ensure that all regular constituent communications reflect the standards of Cate communications. Collaborate with internal groups to build a comprehensive communications strategy for core constituents. Work with student groups and their faculty advisors including Cate Review and El Batidor to support the highest quality of student work.

8. Communications Staff and resources: Manage and prioritize the activities of the multi-media coordinator and the Communications assistant. Determine need for, negotiate contracts and oversee outside vendors such as designers, web developers, freelance writers, printers, photographers, etc.

9. Committee Work: Serve on the Steering Committee. Serve on the External Affairs Committee, which will include the Headmaster, Assistant Headmaster, Assistant Headmaster, External Affairs, Director of Admission, and Director of Advancement. Serve as ex-officio and staff liaison for the Cate School Marketing and Strategy Committee to secure trustee participation about strategic communication and media plans.

10. Campaign Communications: Support Cate’s comprehensive campaign with a strategic communication plan for major gift and annual fundraising. Engage with advancement office, trustees, and key volunteer leadership to produce materials and content across multiple platforms as needed for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Education/Training

  • Bachelors degree in marketing, communications or related field. Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum ten years experience in marketing, communications or public relations

Work Experience

  • Proven, hands-on skills in creating targeted strategic marketing and communication programs
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in creating compelling and effective printed materials
  • Media/web experience
  • Experience in utilizing social media platforms to reach audiences
  • Independent/boarding school experience a plus

Skills/Qualities

  • Possesses dynamic story-telling capabilities
  • Works collaboratively with multiple departments to ensure the larger goals of the School are met
  • Works independently and exhibits leadership competencies: including strategic thinking, managing multiple priorities, and organizational abilities
  • Deals with pressure situations due to the need for immediate response to occasional sensitive situations and meeting press deadlines
  • Has interpersonal skills to allow for effective relationships and strong partnerships with a variety of constituencies, including trustees, parents, faculty, administrators, colleagues, students
  • Willing to take on additional responsibilities as needed
  • Can manage details and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and spoken communication skills
  • Competency in Adobe InDesign, iMovie, Photoshop, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and WordPress

 

Interested candidates should send a CV and two letters of reference to Charlotte Brownlee, Assistant Headmaster for External Affairs, at charlotte_brownlee@cate.org.

Communications/Publications Specialist

Department: Communications
Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications

 

Cate School

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, and is mature, curious, adventurous, and willing to assume responsibility and independence.

 

Position Summary

The Communications/Publications Specialist is an integral member of the External Affairs team and plays a key role in narrating the Cate School experience to the school community, prospective families, and the general public. A skilled storyteller, he/she will partner closely with administrators, faculty, staff, and various departments to craft compelling content that captures life on the Mesa.

Major Responsibilities

  • Managing editor of The Bulletin (three issues per year)
    • Plans content and assigning stories and photos in collaboration with editorial team.
    • Researches and writes at least one feature story per issue.
    • Writes news stories.
    • Edits all stories.
    • Proofs before and after each issue goes to the printer.
    • Shepherds The Bulletin through the production process.
  • General contributor to the Communications Office
    • Contributes three to four news stories each week for the website and the bi-weekly communiCATE electronic newsletter.
    • Serves as the primary proofreader and ensures stylistic consistency of all School print and digital materials.
    • Assists with the School’s media relations to include writing and distributing news releases; cultivates relationships with local media, sending them relevant pitches, connecting with them on social media and managing all follow-through with them; maintains media lists; regularly monitors media coverage and social media sentiment; updates annual listings.
    • Attends campus events and seeks opportunities to cover and discover stories of interest to relevant constituents.
    • Interviews faculty, students, alumni, and other community members for feature stories.
    • Assists the Multimedia Coordinator with social media content and photography.
    • Assists all school departments with writing, rewriting, and editing of internal and external content and communications as needed, maintaining a consistent school voice.

 

Required Experience/Qualifications :

  • Excellent editorial and writing skills.
  • Portfolio demonstrating a proven track record of managing publications.
  • A bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience is preferred; experience in a school or university is a plus.
  • Degree in English/communications, journalism, or a related field preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Excellent time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professionalism. Ability to build relationships with multiple constituencies.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), writing, creativity, imagination, proofing and editing capabilities, and a strong attention to detail in order to articulate our message and implement a vision with strong public relations, marketing, and brand management knowledge.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively to build and maintain productive and positive relationships within the Cate community and with the public in order to ensure consistent, strategic, and accurate messaging. Ability to work independently within a team.
  • Proven record of making strong connections with constituencies within an organization in order to tell their stories effectively.
  • Ability to write for multiple platforms including social media, web, email, and print.

 

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by his/her immediate supervisor.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a CV and two letters of reference to Charlotte Brownlee, Assistant Headmaster for External Affairs, at charlotte_brownlee@cate.org. Please attach several writing samples and include both long and short form work.

Substitute Teacher
Reports To: ELC Director, ELC Assistant Director
Location: Carpinteria, CA

General Summary:
Substitute teachers provide coverage for regular classroom teachers in the infant/toddler and preschool classrooms when they are absent. The work hours of the Substitute position fluctuate significantly and qualified candidates must be able to be scheduled on an as needed basis. Responsibilities of this role will include, but not be limited to the following: physical caregiving, implementation of age appropriate/individually appropriate curriculum, and facilitating supportive relationships with parents and coworkers.

Essential Job Functions

Early Childhood Programming
At all times ensure the children’s safety in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Responsible for formulating relationships with parents and children that are respectful of individual differences, family styles, and cultural/socioeconomic diversity.
Responsible for ensuring that all meal and rest breaks for the staff and the changes in the daily schedule for the children (outside time, meals for the children, diaper changes, etc.) are done in an organized manner to support a sense of routine in the environment for the children.
Provide feedback to staff and program director about consistency of practices within the program.
Adaptable to changes in daily routines and program needs.
Strive to create a state of the art childcare program.

Interactions with Children
Strive to create a language-rich program, encouraging positive and respectful interactions with all children.
Treat each child with dignity and respect.
Help each child to become aware of his/her role as an integral member of the group.
Help each child to become comfortable with him/herself.
Encourage children’s active involvement in problem solving.
Encourage children to be responsible for their actions to support the development of their roles as effective decision-makers.

Working with Parents
Work with each classroom team to effectively address parent issues.
Create an environment that embraces open and positive communications between staff and parents.

Supporting Positive Staff Relationships
Attend and participate in all staff meetings (if available for long-term substitute position).
Attend all recommended in-service trainings.
Direct any issues to the suitable person in a timely and appropriate manner.

Administrative Functions
Complete all assigned paperwork (daily information sheets/daily attendance, child injury reports, etc.) in a timely manner.

Physical Requirements
Continually able to observe and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and/or conflicts that might occur during the day (inside or outside environment).
Continually able to supervise children outside exposed to the sun and changing temperatures.
Continually able to lift children/materials up to 40 pounds from the floor to a waist high table.
Ability to push a cart/stroller weighing up to 100 pounds for up to three miles.
Continually able to walk and run as job dictates.
Continually able to kneel to maintain eye contact at child’s level.
Continually able to sit on the floor to work with children.
Continually able to react to a child that is up to 30 feet away within 30 seconds.
Continually able to carry a child up to 40 pounds, up to 100 feet.
Continually able to respond to children’s first aid needs (inside and outside) which may include cuts, bruises, blood/bodily fluids.
Continually able to communicate clearly and calmly to children, parents and co-workers.
Continually able to deal effectively with the stress involved in working closely with children, parents and co-workers.
Continually able to do fine and medium hand manipulations.

Minimum Job Qualifications
High school graduate
Six months’ experience working with young children, one year preferred.
Twelve (12) units in Early Childhood Education (Child Growth & Development, Child, Family & Community, and two program development courses)
Successful completion of the fingerprinting process and/or successful transfer of fingerprints from another program.
Successful completion of the hiring packet, including current immunization record.
Excellent customer service skills in person and on the phone.
Comfortable with team-based works structure; demonstrates flexibility and initiative on the job.
Is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.

Preferred Job Qualifications
3-6 Infant-Toddler units
Bilingual (Spanish)
Familiarity with RIE philosophy
CPR and First Aid Certification, or able to acquire within 3 months hire date.

Employee Conduct
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.

Infant-Toddler Teacher
Reports To: ELC Director, ELC Assistant Director
Location: Carpinteria, CA

General Summary:
The Infant-Toddler Teacher is responsible for all aspects of care to infants and toddlers while at the Cate Early Learning Center. Such responsibilities will include: physical caregiving, developmental assessments, 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
At all times ensure the children’s safety in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Responsible for formulating relationships with parents and children that are respectful of individual differences, family styles, and cultural/socioeconomic diversity.
Responsible for ensuring that all meal and rest breaks for the staff and the changes in the daily schedule for the children (outside time, meals for the children, diaper changes, etc.) are done in an organized manner to support a sense of routine in the environment for the children.
Plan, supervise, and implement the Infant-Toddler program in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the ELC and the identified curriculum objectives.
Strive to create an instructional program that meets the needs of each child with concern for his/her interests, individual learning style, and pace of learning.
Provide appropriate guidance to support staff and substitute teachers, and actively facilitate their program development skills.
Design a stimulating, consistent, and developmentally appropriate learning environment suitable for all children enrolled in the classroom.
Responsible for doing routine evaluations of each child’s development.
Adaptable to changes in daily routines and program needs.
Strive to create a state of the art childcare program.

Interactions with Children
Strive to create a language-rich program, encouraging positive and respectful interactions.
Treat each child with dignity and respect.
Help each child to become aware of his/her role as an integral member of the group.
Help each child to become comfortable with him/herself.
Encourage active involvement in problem solving in the environment.
Encourage children to be responsible for their actions to support the development of their roles as effective decision makers.

Working with Parents
Communicate with parents on a regular basis regarding the progress of their children in the program or specific issues as they occur on a day-to-day basis.
Work with new parents to create an easy transition into the Program.
Create an environment that embraces open communications between staff and parents.
Provide Early Childhood/community resources as needed.

Supporting Positive Staff Relationships
Attend and participate in all staff meetings.
Attend all recommended in-service trainings.
Direct any issues to the suitable person in a timely and appropriate manner.

Administrative Functions
Complete all assigned paperwork (daily information sheets/daily attendance, shopping lists, child injury reports, etc.) in a timely manner.
Assist in the education and ongoing evaluation of fieldwork students, when applicable.

Physical Requirements
Continually able to observe and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and/or conflicts that might occur during the day (inside or outside environment).
Continually able to lift children/materials 1-40 pounds from the floor to a waist high table.
Continually able to kneel to maintain eye contact at child’s level.
Continually able to sit on the floor to work with children.
Continually able to react to a child that is 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds.
Continually able to carry a child (1 to 40 pounds), up to 50-100 feet.
Continually able to respond to children’s first aid needs (inside and outside) which may include cuts, bruises, blood/bodily fluids.
Continually able to communicate clearly and calmly to children, parents, and co-workers.
Continually able to deal effectively with the stress involved in working closely with children, parents, and co-workers.
Continually able to do fine and medium hand manipulation.

Minimum Job Qualifications
High school graduate.
Minimum of one year’s experience working with young children, two preferred.
Twelve (12) core units in Early Childhood Education.
6 Infant-Toddler units (or 3 units at time of hire with successful completion of 3 additional units within 12 months of hire).
Successful completion of the fingerprinting process and or successful transfer of fingerprints from another program.
Successful completion of the hiring packet, including current immunization record.
Working knowledge of personal computers with experience in the use of such programs as Word, Excel and Outlook.
Excellent customer service skills in person and on the phone.
Comfortable with team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.
Preferred bilingual (Spanish).
Strong grasp of RIE philosophy.
CPR/First Aid Certification, or able to acquire within 3 months of hire date.

Employee Conduct
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.

Preschool Teacher
Reports To: ELC Director, ELC Assistant Director
Location: Carpinteria, CA

General Summary:
The Preschool Teacher is responsible for all aspects preschool age children while at the Cate Early Learning Center. Such responsibilities will include physical caregiving, developmental assessments, 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
At all times ensure the children’s safety in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Responsible for formulating relationships with parents and children that are respectful of individual differences, family styles, and cultural/socioeconomic diversity.
Responsible for ensuring that all meal and rest breaks for the staff and the changes in the daily schedule for the children (outside time, meals for the children, diaper changes, etc.) are done in an organized manner to support a sense of routine in the environment for the children.
Plan, supervise and implement the preschool program in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the ELC and the identified curriculum objectives.
Strive to create an instructional program that meets the needs of each child with concern for his/her interests, individual learning style, and pace of learning.
Provide appropriate guidance to support staff and substitute teachers, and actively facilitate their program development skills.
Design an organized, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate learning environment suitable for all children enrolled in the indoor/outdoor classrooms.
Responsible for doing routine evaluations of each child’s development.
Adaptable to changes in daily routines and program needs.
Strive to create a state of the art childcare program.

Interactions with Children
Strive to create a language-rich program, encouraging positive and respectful interactions.
Treat each child with dignity and respect.
Help each child to become aware of his/her role as an integral member of the group.
Help each child to become comfortable with him/herself.
Encourage active involvement in problem solving in the environment.
Encourage children to be responsible for their actions to support the development of their roles as effective decision makers.

Working with Parents
Communicate with parents on a regular basis regarding the progress of their children in the program or specific issues as they occur on a day-to-day basis.
Work with new parents to create an easy transition into the program.
Create an environment that embraces open communications between staff and parents.
Provide Early Childhood/community resources as needed.

Supporting Positive Staff Relationships
Attend and participate in all staff meetings.
Attend all recommended in-service trainings.
Direct any issues to the suitable person in a timely and appropriate manner.
Administrative Functions
Complete all assigned paperwork (daily information sheets/daily attendance, shopping lists, child injury reports, etc.) in a timely manner.
Assist in the education and ongoing evaluation of fieldwork students, when applicable.
Physical Requirements
Continually able to observe and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and/or conflicts that might occur during the day (inside or outside environment).
Continually able to lift children/materials 1-40 pounds from the floor to a waist high table.
Continually able to kneel to maintain eye contact at child’s level.
Continually able to sit on the floor to work with children.
Continually able to react to a child that is 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds.
Continually able to carry a child up to 50 pounds, up to 50-100 feet.
Continually able to respond to children’s first aid needs (inside and outside) which may include cuts, bruises, blood/bodily fluids.
Continually able to communicate clearly and calmly to children, parents, and co-workers.
Continually able to deal effectively with the stress involved in working closely with children, parents, and co-workers.
Continually able to do fine and medium hand manipulation.

Minimum Job Qualifications
High school graduate.
Two years’ experience working with young children.
Minimum twelve (12) core units in Early Childhood Education.
Successful completion of the fingerprinting process and or successful transfer of fingerprints from another program.
Successful completion of the hiring packet, including
Working knowledge of personal computers with experience in the use of such programs as Word, Excel and Outlook.
Excellent customer service skills in person and on the phone.
Comfortable with team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.

Preferred Job Qualifications
3-6 Infant-Toddler Units
Bilingual (Spanish)
Familiarity with RIE philosophy
CPR and First Aid Certification, or able to acquire within 3 months hire date.

Employee Conduct
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.

Director of College Counseling

Department: College Counseling

 

The position will formally begin on July 15, 2020.

 

The Director of College Counseling coordinates all efforts on the part of Cate School to guide students through the college selection and application process.  Such guidance includes, but is not limited to counseling students and parents about college options, planning standardized testing strategies, developing, with the assistance of the faculty, student recommendations, assisting with all aspects of the financial aid process, and reviewing applications and transcripts.

 

As an ambassador of the School, the Director of College Counseling has extensive contact with college admissions officers, helping them to understand and appreciate the students and program at Cate.  At the same time, the Director will also have the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge of the possibilities available to students at colleges and universities throughout the world. The Director hosts university representatives at Cate in addition to visiting college and university campuses each year.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • oversee the work of the Senior Associate Director of College Counseling, the Sophomore Class College Counselor, and the Office Manager/Testing Coordinator;
  • know and advocate strongly for Cate students, its curriculum, and mission;
  • work with approximately 35-40 counselees each year and guide them through the college search, financial aid and application process;
  • actively cultivate and maintain strong relationships with college admissions officers;
  • assist counselees with essays and preparation for interviews;
  • coordinate and chaperone the annual East Coast College Tour (March);
  • Plan and facilitate parent programming for Family Weekends;
  • report to the Board of Trustees and the faculty;
  • revise the Cate School profile annually;
  • project and manage the College Counseling Office budget;
  • update Cate courses externally (i.e. NCAA Clearinghouse);
  • prepare for and host Case Studies program;
  • write, read and edit 35-40 counselor letters of recommendation;
  • stay current with college admission trends;
  • pursue on-going professional development by attending conferences and tours;
  • serve on the Steering Committee, and report directly to the headmaster.

 

Qualifications:

  • An exceptional writer and public speaker.
  • A proven collaborator who can work with all internal and external members of the community.
  • A creative and innovative leader who thinks strategically about ways to improve the college counseling program.

 

School Responsibilities:

  • fulfill the professional responsibilities and meet the standards established for all members of the Cate School faculty;
  • extra-curricular and residential assignments, willingness to live on-campus.

 

Education and Experience:

  • minimally a BA; MA(preferable)
  • prior experience in college admissions (preferable)
  • extensive experience in a high-achieving, college-preparatory environment
  • knowledge of relevant technology and ability to use a learning management system

 

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

CAMPUS SWITCHBOARD/ SHIPPING & RECEIVING ASSOCIATE
Reports to: KC Collins, Blue Ewe Manager

 

GENERAL:
Cate School, a 9-12 college preparatory boarding school, seeks a dynamic and energetic professional to
join as a vital member of our team handling the school’s mailroom, shipping and receiving, and
switchboard responsibilities, located in the campus store (The Blue Ewe). Ideally, we are looking for
someone who wants to grow with us in a fast-paced and fun environment. The primary role of this
position is to distribute and post all incoming and outgoing mail for faculty and students, process all
incoming deliveries and assist with outgoing shipments, assist with occasional large copy projects as
needed, and answer the main phone line for the school. Additional duties include assisting sales associates
with daily customer sales, and occasional back-of-house stocking and organizing and fulfilling online
store orders as necessary. The position requires an individual who is comfortable interfacing with a
diverse community of students, faculty, alumnae, administrators and parents.
This year-round position is approximately 30 hours per week. The primary work hours are 9:00 a.m.- 3:00
p.m., Monday through Friday, with an occasional Saturday on event weekends throughout the year.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Phone Reception. Answer main switchboard line and direct all incoming calls for Cate School.
Have working knowledge of the Cate calendar and faculty directory. This position is the first
voice a caller hears when calling the school. It is imperative that phones are answered in a voice
that is welcoming, helpful and positive at all times.
● Process Incoming/outgoing US Postal Mail and Parcels. The USPS mail drop off is at Blue
Ewe. Distribute all faculty mail in Faculty Room mailboxes. Distribute all student mail in student
mailboxes. Maintain mailboxes and lock combinations log. Retrieve mail from all pick up points
on campus. Post all outgoing mail and packages and drop off at the Post Office at the end of the
day.
● Process Incoming Deliveries (USPS and all other Carriers). Scan and record deliveries on log
sheet and sort on shelves. Notify students and faculty by email of receipt of package for pickup.
Record package pickups on log sheet.
● Maintain Mailroom/Assist with Outgoing Packages and Deliveries (all Carriers). Keep
mailroom organized and maintain mailroom with stock of airbills, envelopes, boxes and other
shipping items. Support and help to process outgoing packages for students and faculty, with

labeling, packaging and/or calling for special pickups as necessary. Make orders and service calls
when machines need service or supplies.
● Copy Projects: Complete copy project requests for faculty. Maintain stock of copy paper, toner,
and other necessary items (make orders when necessary and calls when machines need service).
● Blue Ewe Store Customer Sales. Greet customers when they arrive, build rapport with
customers and provide them guidance and support. Process sales transactions at the POS counter.
Replace, restock and organize merchandise on shelves as needed when able as time permits

 

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
● Effective verbal and written communication skills, and able to do basic math;
● The ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time, as well as lift up to 40 pounds daily.
● Proficient in the use of a computer and various software including spreadsheet and word
processing software;
● Some experience with cash handling, and/or use of POS or similar systems desirable;
● The ability to work effectively in an often fast-paced environment;
● Must be self-motivated; have the initiative to work independently, to accept challenges and meet
deadlines, to work diligently to resolve issues;
● Must be enthusiastic!

 

SALARY:
$13-15/hour and benefits DOE. Access to Dining Hall meals.
This position has the potential to grow for the right person.

History Instructor

Reports to: Lauren Jared, History Chair

 

Position Summary:

Cate School is currently seeking applications from candidates for a full-time History instructor.  The position will formally begin in August of 2020. The teacher will instruct four sections in the History Department, oversee or assist during two extra-curricular seasons, fulfill a residential commitment, attend department and faculty meetings, and report to Lauren Jared, Chair of the History Department.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Vision

  • implement courses and curriculum consistent with school-wide and departmental skill/content objectives and institutional scholarly aspirations;
  • see to the productive evolution of all materials pertaining to course purposes and descriptions;
  • partner with peers and colleagues in all departments, and help Cate to build paradigmatic programs throughout the School.

 

Collaboration

  • work effectively with other teachers within your discipline and department in order to develop courses that are substantially the same at grade-levels and coordinated across the four-year History curriculum;
  • develop a professional development plan suited to the individual and to institutional priorities, in consultation with the department chair, and consistent with the needs of the department;
  • maintain a growth mindset in considering all manner of pedagogical ideas, evaluative feedback, and evolving school needs.

 

Teaching

  • plan, prepare, and design activities that engage students in inquiry and facilitate active learning experiences
  • be knowledgeable of and incorporate national standards and best practices
  • identify and select differentiated 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 and with teaching resources and methods, make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities, and be willing to grow professionally and attend conferences

 

Education and Experience

  • minimally a BA and priority given to candidates with a masters
  • single subject teaching certification, MA, or MEd preferred
  • preference given to candidates who have taught classes in Latin American History
  • relevant teaching experience in a high-achieving, college-preparatory environment
  • knowledge of relevant technology and ability to use a learning management system

 

Key Competencies

  • 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
  • decision maker and 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 Jay Dorion, Assistant Headmaster, at jay_dorion@cate.org