employment at sbms

Founded in 1976, SBMS is a co-educational school that offers students in grades 6-9 a profound educational experience combining Academics, Creative Arts & Sports, Outdoor Education, and Community Involvement. We challenge students to develop life skills in all areas, with the stability of a safe and nurturing community. Leadership, self-advocacy, creative problem solving, compassion for others, and global awareness are just a few of the traits that distinguish our graduates.

Working at SBMS is a challenging yet rewarding career. After-hours and weekend events and participation in the school’s Outdoor Education program are integral and required aspects of employment. Many of our faculty and staff have worked at SBMS for most of their careers, with an average employment of 15-20 years. We experience infrequent turnover and high employee satisfaction.

To apply for a job listed below, please email resume, cover letter and any additional required documents here.
 
SPANISH TEACHER
Santa Barbara Middle School


Position/Title: Spanish Teacher 
School Year: 2022-2023 
Position Begins: August 1, 2022
Status: Full-time, Exempt, benefits
Reports To: Head of School

About Santa Barbara Middle School:
Founded in 1976, Santa Barbara Middle School is a co-educational school that offers students in grades 6-9 a profound educational experience. The Diamond, our curriculum philosophy, delivers excellence in Academics, Creative Arts & Sports, Outdoor Education, and Community Involvement. Serving approximately 165 students, our educational environment facilitates academic achievement, while also bolstering all aspects of a child’s well being. We challenge students to develop life skills in all areas, with the stability of a safe and nurturing community. Leadership, self-advocacy, creative problem solving, compassion for others, and global awareness are just a few of the traits that distinguish our graduates. Working at Santa Barbara Middle School is a challenging  yet rewarding career.  After-hours and weekend events and  participation in the school’s Outdoor Education program are integral and required aspects of this job. The most successful candidates see opportunities before problems, and seek to offer timely support in a team-oriented atmosphere.

We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who desire to be engaged participants in our community.

Position Opening: 
We seek a dynamic and talented teacher who enjoys secondary education and who can teach a variety of Spanish courses at the Jr. High and High school level. An ability to teach AP level courses is a plus. The ideal teacher will create a rich learning environment focused on enhancing critical thinking skills, employ varied teaching approaches, and use multiple tools to assess student understanding and competencies. The teacher will have the ability to work collaboratively with other Language teachers, will be able to innovate through blended course arrangements if required, and employ differentiated instructional methods in developing and delivering effective lessons to a diverse group of learners. Enthusiasm for classroom innovation and ability to devise a variety of educational experiences is valued at SBMS. Flexibility, humor and willingness to work with students inside and outside the class are valued. The teacher will have a proactive orientation to seek parent input and counsel to effectively advance student success. 

Duties and responsibilities include: 
  • Lesson planning 
  • Preparation and implementation of daily lessons 
  • Delivery of assignments and timely evaluation of all relevant class work and student progress 
  • Design and implementation of appropriate, authentic assessments and support of individual student learning styles 
  • Timely and proactive communication with parents about student progress 
  • Collaboration with other members of faculty, administration, and staff 
  • Willingness to adapt and change instructional approaches based on peer and supervisory suggestions and recommendations 
  • Participation in school sponsored curricular and extracurricular activities on and off campus 
  • Effective and timely communication with varied school constituencies in person, and through various electronic forms of communication 
  • Support for school-wide initiatives through committee work, where appropriate 
  • Supervision and/or participation in non-academic activities, including outdoor trips and electives
  • Support our Scholarship program with family communications and translations.
Required Qualifications: 
The successful candidate must have a Clear Single Subject Teaching credential in Spanish and/or Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Spanish Language. 

Minimum of five years teaching experience preferred, however, candidates with less experience may be considered depending on background. 

Successful candidates will also possess a positive attitude, excellent written and verbal skills, strong organizational skills, and proven success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. 

The school welcomes the opportunity to continue to find ways to diversify its faculty.

Salary: 
Santa Barbara Middle School offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and demonstrated accomplishments. In addition, we offer a full benefits package, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement and stipends to help pay for trip and bike equipment.  

To Apply: 
Interested candidates are encouraged to review our school and curricular philosophy at www.sbms.org. To apply for the position please provide the following to the physical mail or email address below: 
  • Cover Letter  
  • Current Resume 
  • 1-3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Three Professional References
No Phone Inquiries Please 

Admissions and Advancement Associate 
jobs@sbms.org
Attn: Brandi Cass 
Santa Barbara Middle School
1321 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
 
Santa Barbara Middle School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability