• Crossroads

Employment

Looking for a dynamic, diverse, student-centered school environment in which to work? Perhaps a career in progressive education is for you! Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, a non-profit, independent school, offers a range of professional opportunities, as well as a highly-competitive salary and benefits package for full-time employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, tuition assistance, a retirement plan, and generous vacation.

Crossroads School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age, or sexual orientation.

If you are interested in working at Crossroads, please check the job listings below.

Current Openings

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  • Director of Major Gifts

    The Director of Major Gifts will design and implement a major gifts program for Crossroads School, one that is built on relationships, trust and accountability, and which ultimately generates large dollars in support of the school’s strategic fundraising priorities (including but not limited to capital and endowment support). The individual will personally manage a portfolio of up to 150 prospects and partner with all program areas of advancement (alumni relations, annual giving, capital campaign, constituency relations and advancement services), the HOS, senior administrators, Trustees and volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects. The Director will also collaborate with Crossroads senior administration and faculty and staff to strengthen the internal culture of philanthropy. 
    • At the direction of the DOA, design and execute a major gift engagement plan that concentrates on individualized and small group donor prospect strategies from cultivation to solicitation to stewardship for the Crossroads constituency. Constituents include parents, alumni, trustees, past parents, grandparents and friends.
    • Plan and facilitate ongoing visioning sessions and cultivation efforts as part of ongoing capital and programmatic efforts.
    • Manage a portfolio of and serve as lead solicitor to 150 Crossroads prospects able to give gifts of $50,000 and above over five years.
    • In partnership with the DOA, assign prospect portfolios to the HOS, DOA Dean of Alumni and Director of Annual giving and track progress on all assigned prospects.
    • Craft proposals, talking points, contact reports and cultivation/stewardship correspondence as needed and in partnership with the DOA and the Campaign Communications Manager.
    • Using wealth screening and Crossroads giving history information, confirm and update prospect identification and ratings for Crossroads major gift prospect pool in partnership with the DOA and Advancement Services Manager.
    • Use the well of talent in the Crossroads community to imagine a future unlike any other by creating and managing donor advisory groups, and other major donor small events associated with Crossroads fundraising priorities such as performing arts, equity and justice, and any other areas identified through the school’s strategic planning process. Management includes planning and writing agendas, minutes and follow-up action plans for meetings and providing support materials.
    • Recruit, train, guide and support major gift fundraising volunteers to conduct well-developed solicitation strategies in and out of campaigns.
    • Schedule and oversee regular prospect team meetings with Advancement team and others (HOS, volunteers) as needed.
    • Assist in the identification of annual giving leadership prospects in partnership with annual giving and alumni relations.
    • Oversee the creation and implementation of a comprehensive stewardship program for Crossroads (including supervising the Research and Stewardship Manager).
    • Promote, market and oversee all aspects of the Robert Frost Society, Crossroads’ planned giving recognition group, to current and potential planned giving donors.
    • Identify and develop solicitation strategies for planned giving prospects, including those individuals who respond to planned giving marketing materials or are identified as prospects by staff or volunteers.
    • Present to the Development Committee, Board of Trustees and APC as needed.
    • Occasional nights and weekends required.

     Please submit cover letter, resume and completed application to the Director of Advancement at: smathews@xrds.org.
  • Grounds and Maintenance Staff [emphasizing Landscaping]

    Classification:              Hourly (non-exempt)
     
    Hours:                          Typical day shift is 7:00am-3:30pm, Monday through Friday with overtime hours.
                                       
    Reports to                       Plant Manager and Lead Landscaper
     
    General
    Responsibility: This position is responsible for the overall upkeep of the school grounds (landscaping).  The candidate should have a basic knowledge of landscaping such as the ability to identify plants, weeds, and understand the daily water needs. Occasionally assists the Events Department in set-up, monitoring and takedown of events on both campuses, as  well as off campus.
                                       
    Equipment: 
    1)               Radio, raincoat, rain pants, and rain boots. 
    2)               School-issued radio.
    3)               Hedge trimmers, chainsaw, shovel, hoe, rake and other typical landscaping hand and power tools as necessary.
    4)               Comfortability with use of scissor lift, ladders, fork lift and other similar industrial equipment.
    5)               Personal Protection Equipment: gloves, earplugs, and eye protection.
     
    Responsibility:
    1)               Sweeping Alley and other portions of the school after lunch and snack, and as needed.
    2)               Assist with routine safety inspections, emergency drills, and if need be emergency situations.
    3)               May be required to do some extensive digging, or trenching.
    4)               Light tree trimming.
    5)               Install and repair drip irrigation, sprinkler valves, pipes and heads when necessary.
    6)               Fertilize and water trees, shrubbery, flower beds, and hedges.
    7)               Keep assigned areas free of weeds, pest, and plant diseases.
    8)               Keep available via radio for requests.
    9)               Must be able to read and understand work orders as well as faculty use forms.
    10)           Must be able to assist in the set up desks, tables, etc. for events or as necessary.
    11)           Occasionally assist with Security in carpool duties which include directing traffic.
    12)           Drop off mail to the US Post Office daily.
     
    Other Requirements:
     
    1)               Will need to occasionally drive the school vehicle to events, to the dump, and other off campus locations.
    2)               All employees in this category must be insurable by the School’s insurance company.  Must have a valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record; driving record needs to remain clean.
    3)               Must be in good physical condition, be able to lift 75 lbs., and be able to do physical labor.
    4)               Must be self motivated and be able to work with little direction from time to time.
    5)               Must be able to read, write, understand and speak English (and would be helpful in Spanish) as it relates to the job.  They will be capable of clear, concise written and oral communication in a variety of settings and will also be able to handle the fast-paced and sometimes hectic environment of the School.
    6)               Any other duties relavent to the Landscaping field.
     
     
    Send a completed employment application to Jeff Asenbauer at jasenbauer@xrds.org ,Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences.
  • Senior Database Administrator and Systems Programmer

     
    Reports To:                                         Technology Director
    Department:                                      Information Services
     
    Summary:
    This person oversees all databases in the school and is in charge of information retrieval and maintaining data integrity across all databases. This person is also in charge of developing new workflows, implementing long term database changes, and overseeing the introduction of new database products and technologies.
     
    Duties: 
    • Update, supervise and troubleshoot the following databases: Education Edge, Financial Edge, Raisers Edge, Blackbaud K-12 (“On” products), Blackboard Connect, Ravenna, Magnus Health, Rediker, Paychex, Google Docs, Active Directory, and Follett Library.
    • Be a designated school contact for vendors of each of the products named above.
    • Update and support all in-house Microsoft Access databases which include databases for transcripts, summer grades, after-school programs, middle school interims grades and weekly reports, and summer personnel.
    • Troubleshoot existing Sharepoint forms and work with departments to develop new forms and workflows to improve efficiency and reduce paper processes at the school.
    • Supervise all database backups.
    • Supervise and support other database users as needed.
    • Provide or arrange database training as needed.
    • Keep an accurate count of constituents (alumni, parents, students, grandparents, employees etc.) in the various databases.
    • Perform monthly database audits to check for errors and inconsistencies in the databases.
    • Assist in resolving data anomalies including merging duplicate records and deleting orphan records.
    • Create, update and run reports as required/requested.
    • Lead regular discussions with principal database users and plan all database changes and transitions.
    • Lead annual data cleanup projects.
    • Assist users with archiving school documents.
     
    Required Skills:
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Ability to meet reporting deadlines consistently.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel, Blackbaud Products (Education Edge, Financial Edge, Raisers Edge, Blackbaud K-12), Crystal Reports, SQL Server, and Active Directory.
    • At least 5 years experience in a leadership role working with Blackbaud products.
     Please submit cover letter, resume and completed application to the Director of Technology at: mgovatos@xrds.org.

     
  • Water Safety Instructor/Lifeguard(s)

    Part-time Up to 35 per week; hours vary.  Position starts immediately.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates for this position must hold current American Red Cross certifications in Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Safety. Candidates should also hold current Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification.  Experience teaching swim skills to children is preferred.  Candidates will also be required to complete background check. 

    Salary: $15-$18 per hour depending on experience.
     
     
    Please submit cover letter, resume and completed application to Larry Zubrin at LZubrin@XRDS.org.

    No phone calls or walk-ins please
  • Library Clerk (Part Time)

    Job announcement:
    Library Clerk, Paul Cummins Library, Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
     
    Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, a progressive, independent, K-12 coeducational day school, is seeking a part-time library clerk who enjoys working with teenagers and wants to join an active and collaborative library environment.
     
    The library clerk is responsible for a range of circulation desk and book processing tasks, opening or closing the library, as well as assisting and supervising students. This person is a first point of contact for teachers, staff, and students, and should be comfortable with a fast-paced work environment.
     
    Requirements: The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is highly organized with good attention to detail, patience and a good sense of humor, and experience working with students in grades 6-12. Ability to be flexible and to work collaboratively with the librarians and other library staff is also essential.
     
    Preferred experience:  Library training and/or library technical services experience, including ordering materials and working with vendors. Experience in a progressive school environment.

    Salary is commensurate with experience.
     
    Send a cover letter and resume to:
    Kayti Mathewson
    Director of Learning Resources
    Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
     
    No calls, please.
  • Part Time Security Officer

    Position Type:
    Part time Hourly position 
    Hours:
    Various hours and days during the week.  
    Job Description:
    Observe and report activities and incidents, serve as a security presence and visible deterrent to crime, and responsible for the overall safety and security of the Crossroads campus.  Provide for safe and courteous street crossing of Crossroads students, parents and faculty. 

    Job Requirements:
    -High School diploma or equivalent required.
    -Must possess a valid Guard license and as a condition of employment maintain a current active status with BSIS Guard License at all times.
    -Must display excellent customer service and communication skills.
    -Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift).
    -Climb stairs and ramps occasionally during shift.
    -Occasionally lift or carry up to 50 pounds.
    -Run as needed
    -Constant use of both hands and arms in reaching/handling/grasping while using phone, notepad, writing reports, or using a handheld stop sign.
    -Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain, or heat
    -Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
    -Must be able to handle pressure of working with high volume of people
    -Must wear uniform (provided by Crossroads) at all times and maintain a professional appearance at all times.

    No phone calls or walk-ins please

    All interested applicants must
    send a employment application, resume, and fill out, fax, or scan and email the job application form to the following:

    Juan Molina
    Security Manager, Crossroads School
    310-586-0070 Fax
     
  • Custodian

    Hours:                                    
    Part-time, normal work shift is 5 hours daily. Some overtime and alternate shift coverage may be required.
                                                   
    Report to:                                
    Reports to both Norton Campus and 21st  Street Custodial Supervisors
     
    Benefits:                                 
    This job includes all benefits that apply to a non-exempt employee.  This is a 12-month job with two weeks of accrued vacation plus holiday as per the personnel manual.
     
    General Responsibility:           
    Primary responsibility is cleaning and up-keeping of all rooms, buildings and grounds of the assigned areas. Duties include, but are not limited to vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, stripping, waxing and polishing all floors, carpets and stairs, picking up all trash, emptying and relining all waste and recycling receptacles, cleaning all desks, chairs, counters, whiteboards, walls, doors, closers, handrails, cleaning and disinfecting all bathroom fixtures, replacing all sanitary supplies, and all other requirements as directed by supervisors.
     
    Other Requirements of this position:
     
    General Requirements: 
    The successful candidate will be able to read, write, understand and speak English as it relates to the job. They will also have a friendly demeanor, have an attention to detail work ethic, be able to handle the fast-paced and sometimes hectic environment of the school and the ability to work with and without supervision. Basic computer knowledge is a plus.
     
    Physical Demands:
    -Candidate must be in good physical condition and may be required to lift 50+ lbs. from time-to-time.
    -Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate miscellaneous equipment.
    -Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
    -Walking or standing for extended periods of time.
    -Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
    -Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling heavy objects as assigned.
    -Heavy physical labor as will be required to operate carpet/floor cleaning equipment and pressure washer.
     
    Experience: 
    2 years minimum Janitorial Experience is preferred with References.
     
    Term: 
    All non-teaching employees at Crossroads are “at will” employees, meaning that there is no contract of employment over a specified time; rather employment is a voluntary relationship that can be ended at any time by either party.
     
    If you are interested, please complete employment application and send to Paul Larson, Custodial Supervisor at Plarson@xrds.org

  • Event Support Staff

    Part time hourly
    Hours: Various days during the week, generally evenings and weekends.

    JOB DESCRIPTION Assist in the preparation of onsite events. This includes, but is not limited to the set-up and take-down of tables and chairs, beverage service, electrical equipment, and audio-visual equipment, etc. Work with event designate to insure all details of the event are carried out. Follow-up after event with appropriate supervisor
    Must be able to perform minor repairs during an event, be accessible by radio and/or on-site cellular phone (provided by Crossroads) to handle calls related to the event or the site.

    EXPERIENCE:
    Must have strong communication skills. Friendly demeanor in person and on the telephone. The ability to take direction from security guards in the event of an emergency. Must have flexibility in schedule. Be detailed, and have the ability to follow through. Must wear event attire (provided by Crossroads) at all times. Be in good physical condition and be able to do physical labor, and lift up to 50 lbs. Prior work in event setup is a plus as well as prior Customer Service experience in dealing with the general public as well as with internal departments.

    PLEASE CONTACT:
    Gayle Taylor - DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES
    Crossroads School
    1714 21st Street
    Santa Monica, CA 90404
    fax: 310 / 828.5636

How to Connect to Crossroads


In addition to current openings, we do keep resumes on file for future openings.
 
All inquiries should be submitted in writing (no phone calls, please) to the following, unless otherwise noted: 

TEACHING INQUIRIES
Morgan Schwartz
Assistant Head of School & Dean of Faculty
1714 21st Street 
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Fax: (310)-828-5636


ALL OTHER INQUIRIES
Victoria Sztankovits
Human Resources Manager
1714 21st Street 
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Fax: (310)-828-5636
Middle and Upper School: 21st Street Campus | 1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 829-7391
Elementary School: Norton Campus | 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 828-1196