Not Just a Job

The Crane Staffulty (our hybrid word for staff and faculty) wear many hats. They are educators, mentors, advisors, and coaches. Regardless of their roles or responsibilities, all members of the Staffulty are involved in all aspects of the school: participating in daily assemblies, guiding workshops, and leading trips. Every employee at Crane is committed to the development of our students and contributes to the profound sense of community. 

Available Opportunities

Director of Finance & Operations

Crane Country Day School is accepting applications for a new Director of Finance and Operations. The Director of Finance and Operations provides fiscal management of the school and is responsible for its non-academic operations. The Director of Finance and Operations provides the Head of School and Board of Trustees with financial information for making operational decisions and establishing policies. This position is a broad and sophisticated job with a wide variety of tasks, which include but are not limited to, developing and implementing budgets, preparing reports, overseeing the school’s lunch program, collections, insurance, benchmarking, and monitoring regulatory requirements. 
Crane has a healthy annual budget of $7.0M, a $6.5M endowment, no debt, a staff of 62 employees, and is at full enrollment with 252 students. Crane’s business office is well staffed, with one full-time accounting manager and a full-time business office associate.   
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA in Business or Accounting or CPA certification preferred
At least five years experience in non-profit accounting
Extensive experience at a managerial level, preferably in an academic environment
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
The ability to work independently, as well as with committees
Strong computer skills with an expert-level background in Excel and QuickBooks
The ability to be calm and proactive with multiple deadlines and complex situations
This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with education, experience, and skills. Crane Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least two letters of recommendation to Elizabeth Keadle, Assistant to the Headmaster, at: ekeadle@craneschool.org.

K – 8 Substitute Teachers

Crane Country Day School is hiring on-call K-8 Substitute Teachers.

Education and Experience:

  • Prior experience in education desirable
  • College degree required

Successful candidates will possess the following attributes:

  • High energy level
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Competitive wage of $125/day commensurate with education, skills, and experience. Crane Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Process:

Submit letter of interest and resume to Elizabeth Keadle, Assistant to the Headmaster, via email at ekeadle@craneschool.org or via fax at (805) 969-3635. Please indicate grade preferences in your letter. Please note any foreign language skills in your resume. 

K – 8 Teaching Fellows

Crane Country Day School is accepting applications for full-time teaching fellows for the 2020/2021 school year. The teaching fellows position is a hands-on teaching experience that combines rich professional development and mentoring with daily opportunities for practical application in the classroom.  Fellows will be fully immersed in our school community and housing will be provided for them in a beautiful furnished home adjacent to Crane School.

Profile of a Fellow

Applicants to Crane’s Center for Experiential Education are a diverse group of open-minded, confident, passionate individuals who find themselves at a pivotal juncture in their professional paths. They are new to the field of teaching, whether they have recently earned a bachelor’s degree or completed a teacher education program. They care deeply about children and are excited about schools and learning.
Location:  Santa Barbara, CA
Housing:  Provided in a beautiful 4-bedroom home adjacent to campus
Benefits:  Full medical and dental coverage provided
Job Type:  Full Time – Internship

Required Education:  4 Year Degree

How to Apply

Information regarding employee benefits and professional development opportunities can be found here:

Employee BenefitsProfessional Development