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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: Academic Services Teaching & Administrative Assistant
Reports to: Christina Weir, Director of Academic Services, Inclusive Teaching & Learning Specialist
Status: 20-30 hrs/week. Hourly Rate to be Determined
Contact: Lisa Holmes, Dean for Faculty, lisa_holmes@cate.org, 805-684-4127 ext. 225

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

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 teach young people 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.

POSITION PURPOSE

Cate School is currently seeking applications for the position of Academic Services Teaching & Administrative Assistant to work with our Director of Academic Services. The position will begin this fall. The teaching and administrative assistant will work with students to provide guided practice with learning, study strategies individually and in small groups, support students to coordinate work plans after an injury or absence, maintain student meeting notes, and provide assistance with record keeping and documentation.

REQUIREMENTS
Experience and expertise working with students from different backgrounds, cultures, and academic needs, including students with learning differences or outstanding aptitudes and training on meeting their specific needs.

Experience and expertise understanding neurodivergent students and tailoring individual sessions to provide specific strategies and/or tools (assistive technology) to strengthen areas of weakness.

Experience and expertise writing, interpreting, and teaching to Accommodation/Learning Plans.

Experience teaching high school/collegiate-level reading, writing, and research skills.

Knowledge of current inclusive teaching and neurodivergent practices.

Ability to deal straightforwardly and compassionately with students and parents.

Ability to work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administration in support of the
mission of the School

KEY COMPETENCIES

Values diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion

Demonstrates a love of learning and a commitment to maximizing whole student potential adolescent coaching skills ( social/emotional)
understanding of inquiry-based teaching

Excellent verbal and written communication skills
organized and careful attention to detail
self-motivated with high work standards

A collaborator

Flexibility and adaptability

Proficient skills with Google suite, Desmos, Notability, Learning management systems

Interested candidates should send a CV and two references to Lisa Holmes, Dean for Faculty, lisa_holmes@cate.org


Position: Mathematics Instructor
Reports to:
Taylor Wyatt, Mathematics Chair
Date Written:
September 2022
Status:
Exempt (Salaried)
Contact:
Lisa Holmes, Dean for Faculty, lisa_holmes@cate.org, 805-684-4127 ext. 202

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, is mature, curious, and 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.

POSITION PURPOSE

Overview

Cate School is committed to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse community.  We seek applications from candidates who are eager to live among and teach young people 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.  A small co-educational boarding school, Cate School anticipates and encourages work with our students well beyond the classroom, as faculty members serve as advisors, dorm parents, coaches, and mentors.

Job Description for Mathematics Teacher

Cate School is currently seeking applications from candidates for a full-time mathematics teacher. The position will formally begin March 2023.  The teacher will instruct four sections in the Math Department and report to Taylor Wyatt, Chair of the Mathematics Department.

Cate students, teachers, and parents have high expectations for teaching and learning. Consequently, we expect our teachers to…

  • Collaborate
    • work with course team teachers to deliver consistent, high-quality instruction
    • participate in department, school, and parent meetings
    • communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  • Teach
    • prepare and facilitate learning experiences that help students master content and develop mathematical thinking through active investigation and inquiry (Math Dept Inquiry Model)
    • practice inclusive teaching by creating lessons and instructional moves customized to students’ learning needs

(Inclusive Teaching Model)

  • 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
  • Continue to Learn
    • maintain a commitment to continuous professional growth through reflective practice, evaluative feedback, and evolving school needs
    • stay up-to-date with Standards for Mathematical Practices, developments in math education, teaching resources and methods, and incorporate new learning into teaching practices
    • help advance the department’s objectives with regard to problem-based learning pedagogy and curriculum (Cate PBL Math Courses)
  • Demonstrate commitment to  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work
    • foster a sense of belonging for each student
    • help advance the department’s objectives with regard to anti-racist pedagogies and curriculum

In terms of education and experience, applicants for this position will have:

  • minimally a BS in a quantitative field
  • experience teaching secondary mathematics or, if a mid-career change, comparable work experience where these skills are demonstrated
  • demonstrated facility with or ability to learn and adapt to evolving technologies (ie, Google Suite)
  • demonstrated commitment to / love for working with teenagers as role model, mentor, advisor
  • demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work
  • demonstrated commitment to professionalism, collaboration, and growth

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 Lisa Holmes, Dean for Faculty, at lisa_holmes@cate.org.