Job Opportunities

Mount Madonna School is a small independent school offering preschool through 12th grades, located on Summit Road between Gilroy and Watsonville, near Hwy 152 on the Central Coast. We educate our students on a 375-acre campus with sweeping views of the Monterey Bay. We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and have been providing an excellent education for more than 40 years. Read Mount Madonna School Professional Conduct Standards.

Phone: 408-847-2717
Fax: 408-847-5633

If you are interested in applying for a position, please send a resume with cover letter to

Business Director

The Business Director will work strategically with the Head of School and theBoard of Directors to provide financial leadership to ensure the development and implementation of appropriate financial and employment policies for the long-term health and vitality of the school. Mount Madonna School is a community of learners dedicated to creative, intellectual and ethical growth. MMS supports our students to become caring, self-aware, discerning and articulate individuals. We believe a fulfilling life includes personal accomplishments, meaningful relationships and service to society. Mount Madonna features top-notch academics, a dynamic performing arts program along with a competitive athletics program.

The Business Director:

  • Understands and promotes the mission, values, standards, and policies of the school, and provides leadership as these evolve and when they are evaluated
  • Supports the head and other school officials in ensuring compliance with applicable laws
  • Provides important assistance to the head in administering the school and to the board in meeting its fiduciary responsibilities through attendance at meetings, creating and presenting informative reports, and proposing the annual budget for Board approval
  • Manages the school’s resources in a prudent manner, consistent with the mission, safeguarding the value of those assets for the use of future generations of students by establishing appropriate financial controls and procedures
  • Serves on the School’s Finance Committee and Financial Assistance Committee
  • Maintains and fosters high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni, parents, and students in the conduct of the school’s business
  • Respects and maintains confidentiality and rights to privacy applicable to individuals and institutional records
  • Ensures that the human resource and finance related policies and practices are clearly articulated, consistently applied, and conform to legal requirements
  • Fosters professional standards and develops strategies to guide administration in making fiscally responsible decision by researching and participating in local, regional, and national associations that offer personal support and professional assistance and development
  • Monitors and verifies the day-to-day financial operations within the School, such as payroll, accounts payable, student account receipts, cash flow, and other transactions.
  • Tracks the School’s financial status and performance compared to the Board approved budget, and communicates this clearly with management and the Board through Board reports and Financial Statements.
  • Prepares and submits all required semimonthly, quarterly and annual tax payments and filings and prepares and distributes employee/contractor tax forms.
  • Ensure sound audit procedures and actively participate as the primary contact in the annual CPA audit of the Schools books.
  • Supervise and coach the finance staff reporting directly to the position.
  • Participate in faculty and staff compensation budgeting and communication; generate semi-monthly payroll and coordinate medical, retirement and tuition remission benefits administration.
  • Develop financial models for capital campaigns and construction projects.
  • Review and negotiate facility contracts and agreements such as transportation, custodial/maintenance work, and insurance contracts.
  • As the primary contact with insurance brokers, manage the renewal of insurance policies, any insurance claims, records of insurable property, the annual worker’s compensation audit, and necessary reporting.
  • Supervises the bus and bus driver program. Serves as the primary contact for the CHP for equipment and records inspections.
  • Serves as a point of contact with the bank(s) and brokerage(s) that host our operating and investment accounts.
  • Leads the annual NAIS DASL reporting project.

Middle School Athletic Director and PE Teacher, Grades 1-8

We have an opening for the 2021-22 school year, starting August 2021, for a Middle School Athletic Director and a Physical Education Teacher. This full-time position also includes about 6 hours per week of teacher assistant work and a few recess monitor periods. The position requires:

  • developing positive relationships with both students and parents
  • good organization and communication skills
  • flexibility and working cooperatively with colleagues at our school and other schools
  • the ability to teach physical education to students from grades 1-8
  • a willingness to help the lower school teachers as needed
  • the basic understanding of the school’s key sports offerings, including but not limited to:  volleyball, basketball, wrestling, track and field and cross country
  • a positive and encouraging attitude and willingness to help grow our middle school athletes to compete in our high school program
  • support middle school intramural competitions like International Games Day and soccer games
  • search for coaches and be willing to help with coaching if necessary
  • attend athletic events as the schedule allows

A sample weekly schedule may include: 6-8 lower school PE classes, 6-8 Middle School PE classes, 5-10 hours for AD work, 6-8 hours of Teacher assistant/recess monitor work.

Teaching experience preferred, teaching credential not required.

Lower School Dance Teacher

We have an opening for the 2021-22 school year, starting in mid-August 2021, for a dance teacher to teach once a week to first through fifth grades (5 classes) on-campus in a safe, small-class environment. This part-time, 10 month, position requires:

  • Ability to provide an overview to a variety of dance approaches. The classes can be catered to the experience, passion and interests of the instructor as well as the abilities of the students
  • Ability to teach a choreographed dance for a performance three times a year
  • Ability to work with young students 1st through 5th Grade, to challenge them, as well as to make this class fun and engaging
  • Able to come prepared to each class
  • Most importantly, willingness to create positive relationships with the students

Benefits include (but not limited to):

  • Working with cohesive, collaborative staff in a performing arts environment
  • Beautiful, natural campus and bright, open working environment
  • Low class sizes (10-15 students)
  • Pay is based on education and experience.
  • Pay: $21.00 – $26.00 per hour


Substitute Teachers

At this time, our substitute teacher list is full. If you would like to submit a resume and cover letter establishing interest in a substitute position, should one become available, please send to [email protected]
Applications for experienced teachers of preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, and 6th-12th Grade may be kept on file. Specific subjects we teach in 6th-12th include mathematics through Calculus, Sciences, Spanish, Dance, Music, Studio Art, History, English, and Outdoor Education. Subject-specific experience is desired but not necessary; proven ability to manage a classroom and follow a lesson plan is important.

Mount Madonna School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, gender identity or gender expression.