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Thank You for Your Interest in Exploring a Career with Castilleja!

At Castilleja we believe in an equitable, respectful, and just community. We believe that our connections to others are more meaningful when they are experienced in a diverse community that invites members to bring all aspects of their respective identities into our shared space. Castilleja has a firm commitment to an inclusive and diverse school community. Castilleja is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to building a school community that reflects the richness and diversity of the Bay Area. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Working at Castilleja

Working at Castilleja, you belong to an engaging and supportive community whose members are collaborative, creative, intellectually curious, and excited about the work they do each day!

Castilleja’s faculty are intelligent, passionate educators who are dedicated to teaching today’s young women how to become tomorrow’s leaders. Castilleja’s faculty help ensure that every student is afforded the opportunity to become her best self through a carefully scaffolded 6th through 12th grade education which includes experiential and project based learning, global engagement, social impact, and Social and Emotional Learning. To help faculty continue a path of lifelong learning and exploration, the school provides a robust evaluation and professional growth plan, summer curriculum grants, and special funds to augment classroom learning with experiential learning. Faculty with more than seven years of employment are eligible for a semester long sabbatical for travel or immersion into a subject of interest.

The talented employees in the Business Office, Communication, Development, Facilities/Operations, and Technology departments are essential in helping to support Castilleja’s mission.

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Working at Castilleja


Castilleja provides a rich benefit program to employees who work 50% or more. These include: medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance plans. Break, sick days and Personal Time are provided to all employees. Non-Faculty have generous vacation time afforded to them. A rich retirement plan helps to provide for future financial security. All employees are provided with professional development opportunities. The school provides a healthy, free lunch every school day to all employees. Employees are welcome to use the pool, fitness center, and library.

Global Opportunities

At Castilleja, Global engagement is embedded in the curriculum. Beginning with the 6th grade, projects and interactive learning allow students to explore different cultures and understand the many challenges faced throughout the world.   The school hosts a Global Week which provides all students and faculty the time and resources to deeply examine globally relevant topics, listen to world renowned speakers and participate in workshops.  Through a generous endowment, each Junior student is provided with the opportunity to travel outside of the United States.  Faculty are encouraged to participate in these global explorations and have the opportunity to accompany the students throughout the world. Whether it is to explore sustainability in China, impoverishment in the Dominican Republic, the legacy of colonialism in Senegal or the role of women in India, each trip allows for extensive learning about the complexity of a global world.

Work Environment and Collegiality

When you work at Castilleja, you join a dynamic group of employees who will become your lifelong advocates, prized cohorts and admired colleagues. Faculty members freely share collective professional wisdom; resources; reflections; and recognize the value of working together to exchange the best practices in education.  Our teachers collaborate to provide powerful, relevant learning opportunities and create the best environment for girls to learn, grow, and develop leadership abilities. Faculty who are new to Castilleja participate in a robust year-long orientation program to take them through every step of the year.

Professional Development

At Castilleja, we believe that learning never stops. Our faculty members are encouraged, and actively seek, lifelong learning and exploration opportunities with Castilleja’s full support.  Castilleja teachers work to chart their own professional growth path and are given a robust feedback and development plan to help them achieve their goals. The faculty is provided with four professional development days per school year to take advantage of speakers, in house workshops and other learning opportunities.  Additionally, the school encourages education through summer curriculum grants, and special funds to augment classroom learning with experiential learning. Faculty with more than seven years of employment are eligible for a semester long sabbatical for travel or immersion into a subject of interest.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Castilleja School is an equal opportunity employer. Castilleja is committed to providing a work and learning environment free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct based on sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. It also prohibits discrimination, harassment, disrespectful or unprofessional conduct based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Contact Us

Jeanne Honig

Titles: Director of Human Resources
Phone Numbers:
School: 650-470-7914

Kathy Layendecker

Titles: Associate Head for Finance and Operations
Phone Numbers:
School: 650-470-7751

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