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.
Job Description for Registered Nurse
Cate School is committed to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse community. We seek applications from candidates who are eager to work among 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 is currently seeking highly qualified Registered Nurse candidates. The position will formally begin April 30, 2021. The RN will report to Natalie Jackel, RN, DIrector of Health Services.
Reporting to the Director of Health Services, the nurse will provide care for 300 day and boarding students and 200 employees. The ideal candidate possesses strong communication skills, problem-solving skills, and work ethic. The nurse will assist in managing the daily responsibilities of the health center. These include but are not limited to:
Provide comprehensive health care services
Daily maintenance of the Health Center and/or Mesa Clinic
Maintain accurate record keeping/documentation of patient interactions and any additional communication that may be necessary
Assist the Director of Health Services as needed
Assist the Medical Director as needed
Key Competencies for Employees at Cate
values diversity, equity, and inclusion
high energy level
excellent verbal and written communication skills
careful attention to detail
high work standards
collaborator within a team
tolerance for stress
flexibility and adaptability
Interested candidates should send a CV and two letters of reference to Natalie Jackel at email@example.com.
At least 5 years clinical experience, preferably in pediatrics or adolescent medicine
Expected hours: One 12 hour and 3 8.5 hour shifts per week, weekends required
Boarding school experience preferred
Adept at medical electronic records
Good communication skills
CPR and BLS certified
Internal Number: 3
About Cate School
For more than 100 years, Cate has combined the best of East Coast tradition and West Coast
energy and innovation in the service of highly motivated, independent-minded students.
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.