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Employment

Looking to work in a dynamic, diverse,
student-centered school environment?
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, a nonprofit, 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.

You will find application directions at the bottom of each job listing.

In addition to current openings, we do keep resumes on file for future openings. You can submit your cover letter and resume to resumes@xrds.org.

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.

Employment

Current Opportunities

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  • Athletic Trainer (Part Time)

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 


    Essential Job Functions:
     
    • Previous experience as an AT at a Secondary school/Middle School a plus.
    • Is able to maintain up to date treatment/ injury logs.
    • Is comfortable administering SCAT5 and ImPact Neurocognitive tests.
    • Is proficient in prophylactic taping a bracing techniques.
    • Is proficient in initiating and modifying PT/Home EX programs for student athletes.
     
    Additional Responsibilities:
     
    • Is willing to travel (bus) with our teams off site
    •  Is able to use a personal vehicle to transport Ice/water AT Kit and   emergency supplies
    • Is confident communicating with coaches/parents/school administration/physicians re: student-athlete’s injury status
    • Has flexible hours (primarily in the afternoons 2:30p-7:30p) but is also willing to work some Saturdays and late nights. Possible starts as early as 12pm
    Required Qualifications: (Skills, experience, education/certification, etc.)
     
    • Certified Athletic Trainer
      • Has strong knowledge of current CIF Concussion Laws and RTL/RTP protocols
      • Maintains a certification in good standing with the BOC 


    Physical Demands:
    • Is able to lift up to 50lbs (injury ice and water coolers) 
    • Able to stand for long periods of time.
    Please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration to this position. Click here to apply: Apply

    One of Crossroads School’s founding commitments is to developing a socially, economically and racially diverse student body. We are equally committed to a supporting a vibrant and diverse workforce. Crossroads is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer; we do 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. People of color, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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  • Associate Dean of Experiential Learning

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 

    Students at Crossroads own their education. Our student-centered approach allows young learners to celebrate their individuality and to build their individual curricular pathways. The Associate Dean of Experiential Learning is a position in the Upper School, serving roughly 500 students grades 9-12. Crossroads School is a high-touch, high volume organization, which requires the Associate Dean of Experiential Learning to maintain a visible profile on campus and a responsive, student-centered approach.
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  • Athletics Administrative Assistant

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 

    Position Overview:

    This Administrative Assistant position is the key on-site staff member for the Crossroads Athletics Department. The Assistant provides administrative support to the Director of Athletics and others (such as the Assistant Athletics Director, MS/US PE faculty, and coaching staff) as assigned. They act as a liaison to faculty, staff, students, parents, members of the “Friends of Athletics”, alumni, and the greater Crossroads community.
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  • Coach

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 


    Application for Seasonal Coaches, Please submit your application, and resume for consideration to this position. Click here to apply: Apply 
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  • Dean of Students

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.

    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: Crossroads is a school on the move: c current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15- point strategic plan, and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus.

    The Dean of Students is a position in the Upper School, serving roughly 500 students grades 9-12. Crossroads School is a high-touch, high volume organization, which requires the dean of students to maintain a visible profile on campus and a responsive, student-centered approach.

    The Dean of Students is a member of the Upper School administrative team and works directly with the Head of Upper School, the Dean of College Counseling and the Dean of Teaching and Learning.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Elevate student voice and partner with student leadership in all student activities i.e., clubs, affinity groups, assemblies, Prom, Sports Extravaganza, talent shows, spirit week, dog day, Colors Wars, forum days and more.
    • Work with grade advisors, the dean of teaching and learning and the head of Upper School on evaluating, assessing and updating student support structures and systems.
    •  Oversee weekly counseling team meeting (attended by learning specialists, counselors,
    • nurse, the dean of teaching and learning and the head of Upper School).
    •  Partner and strategize with faculty to support the emotional well-being of students.
    • Oversee all student disciplinary issues.
    • Work with Upper School grade advisors, counselors and learning specialists to help students with social-emotional difficulties and devise strategies for advocacy and success.
    • Attend all deans meetings, faculty meetings and student community events.
    • Manage Student Orientations and grade-level retreats.
    • Attend parent coffees and student events as needed.
    • Contribute to the Upper School admission process.
    • Serve on divisional and K-12 committees as needed.
    • Opportunities and Challenges:
    • Assist in fulfilling the K-12 strategic plan goal of enhancing student well-being, implementing strategy to prepare students to know themselves fully and improving student wellness and agency.
    • Work with the head of Upper School to design and implement new support structures and systems that better connect all students to faculty.
    • Work with the head of Upper School to create a feedback system for students to help faculty know and grow.
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  • Dean of Teaching and Learning

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.

    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color),
    and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include
    the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus.

    Students at Crossroads own their education. Our student-centered approach allows young learners to celebrate their individuality and to build their individual curricular pathways. The Dean of Teaching and learning is a position in the Upper School, serving roughly 500
    students grades 9-12. Crossroads School is a high-touch, high volume organization, which requires the dean of teaching and learning to maintain a visible profile on campus and a responsive, student-centered approach.
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  • Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 


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  • Elementary School Substitute Teachers

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 
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  • Facilities Crew Member ( Part Time)

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 

    Facilities Crew Member– Job Description

    The Facilities Crew is a new group of positions that supports all aspects of the Facilities Department at Crossroads. Not to be confused with the former “events staff” positions, these jobs are general laborers, working in support of custodial, building maintenance, technology, transportation and a wide range of campus projects. The tasks assigned to Facilities Crew members will change daily to meet the needs of the Facilities Department as the School readies for in person, hybrid, or changing forms of remote learning and adapts to changing circumstances.
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  • Fifth Grade Co-Teacher

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 
     
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  • First Grade Co-Teacher

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 
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  • Middle and Upper School Substitute Teachers

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 
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  • Middle School Drama Teacher / Play Production Director

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 

    Status:
    Part Time
    Location: 21st Street Campus
    Reports to:  Head of MS

    Position Overview
    Teach two grade levels of Middle School Drama classes.
    Grade levels are TBD but will be either be 6th & 7th or 7th & 8th.
    Classes run Sept. 2021 – early June, 2022.   8 hours a week.
     
    Direct one afterschool play production September 2021 – January 2022
    (with some preliminary organizing during the summer months).    
     
    Essential Job Functions

    1. 6th & 7th grade Drama classes:  Teach beginning Acting Technique and related skills (voice and speech, movement, character work, etc.) and Improvisation. 8th grade Drama classes:  Same as 6th & 7th but on a more advanced level.
     
    2. PLAY PRODUCTION DIRECTOR: Includes choosing a title appropriate (and appropriately challenging) for the age group, communicating with students and families all necessary information (including audition and performance dates rehearsal schedule, etc.), coordinating rehearsal spaces with Dept. Chair and / or Production Manager, collaborating with designers, plus the actual process of rehearsing the play with students.
     
    3. Planning, preparing and delivering instructional materials that facilitate an effective and inspiring learning experience. 
     
    4.  Adapting teaching methods and materials to meet varying student needs and interests. 
     
    5. Writing thoughtful narrative assessments on a trimester basis (for classes only – no narrative assessments for play production). 
     
    6. Stay in close communication with administration regarding students emotional and physical well-being. 
     
     
    Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions
    Highly desirable is the capacity to teach any of the following:  Singing, Dancing, Shakespeare, Viewpoints, Clowning, Stage Combat and / or Theater of the Oppressed.
     
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  • Middle School Science Teacher

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 

    Crossroads School seeks an innovative and dynamic Middle School Science Teacher for the school year.  Crossroads offers a variety of opportunities and enriching activities for students from diverse backgrounds to engage in.  At Crossroads, we strive to develop and nurture each child’s potential, while challenging them to inquire, observe, and think critically about the world around them.  The Middle School Science program works on a spiraling curriculum and applicants must be comfortable with Earth, Life, and Physical sciences.
     
    The eighth grade science curriculum includes the following units of study: Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Biology.  Textbooks are not used; instead, articles, excerpts from texts, and various lab investigations have been constructed to supplement the material taught throughout the year.  Science teachers utilize the principles of project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, and experiential education to communicate the subject matter at this progressive institution.
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  • Senior Maintenance Engineer

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 

    Position Overview:
    Crossroads’ campus buildings are in a state of transition.  Ranging from 1950’s-60’s-70’ era light industrial buildings repurposed as classrooms to state-of-the-art science and art buildings with sophisticated control systems, the campuses require that facilities staff be both flexible and well-rounded.  The Senior Maintenance Engineer must possess journeyman-level skill in at least one construction trade (such as plumbing, electrical or HVAC work) and substantial experience in the other trades necessary to maintain properly a wide variety of campus buildings.  Able to carry out work themselves, as well as provide leadership and train more junior staff members in multiple trades, this Sr Engineer must have experience with such computer-based building management systems as are found in our newer buildings, but also the practical experience needed for older building repairs.  Since maintenance workers may paint the lobby one day, replace a faucet or adjust building systems settings the next morning, and then analyze a mysterious leak the next, they are required to have such basic skills as electrician, carpenter, plumber, mechanic, painter, HVAC technician or roofer. For this Senior Engineer position, Crossroads is looking for journeyman-level skills in one or more of electrical, plumbing, HVAC or building management systems, as well as proven leadership and planning skills in a team setting.
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  • Technology Support Assistant

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 

    Location:
    21st street Campus
    Hours:
    8:00 AM – 1:30 PM Mon – Fri (except for the weeks between March 29 and April 9)
     
    Duties and Responsibilities include:
    • Assisting in the day-to-day operation of the Crossroads Information Services Department
    • Working under the direction of other Crossroads Information Services Team members.
    • Troubleshooting Apple and Windows workstations for students and staff.           
    • Troubleshooting network connections for students and staff.     
    • Troubleshooting printer and scanner issues including replacing toner as needed.
    • Assisting with the deployment and tracking of equipment.
    • Moving and setting up workstations as needed (some crawling under desks, lifting, and climbing of stairs is required)
    • Setting up audio visual equipment and supporting users as needed.
    • Working on different campuses as required.
    •  Other duties as assigned.
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  • Upper School Computer Science / Design & Engineering Teacher

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 
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  • Upper School English Teacher

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 

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  • Upper School Journalism/English Teacher

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 
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Employment

Benefits

List of 9 items.

  • Medical Insurance

    Full-time employees are given the option to choose between an Aetna PPO, an Aetna health savings account (HSA), an Aetna HMO or a Kaiser HMO medical plan. Crossroads currently pays 100% for the premium of the HSA and both HMO plans. There is a monthly cost to the employee for the Aetna PPO plan. Crossroads also contributes to the cost of premiums for spouse/partner and dependent coverage.
  • Dental Insurance

    Crossroads offers a PPO plan through Sunlife at no cost to the employee. Crossroads contributes toward the premium for plans that have spouse/partner and dependent coverage.
  • Vision Insurance

    Crossroads pays 100% for an employee vision care plan through VSP. Crossroads contributes toward the premium for plans that have spouse/partner and dependent coverage.
  • Retirement Savings Plan

    Crossroads offers pre-tax and Roth retirement plans through TIAA. Employees can participate in a traditional or a ROTH IRA retirement savings plan.

    Crossroads will make contributions to the plan for new employees based upon the number of years of full-time employment at a nonprofit accredited educational institution to the Group Retirement Annuity. With no previous work experience at an educational institution, the contribution will match up to 1% of salary in years one and two, and then contribute 1% of salary without a match for the third year of service. For every year after three years of full-time service, the Crossroads contribution will increase by 1% per year, until it reaches a maximum of 8% in year 10.
  • Life Insurance

    Through Aetna, Crossroads pays the full premium for a Basic Life & AD&D life insurance policy, equal to the employee’s salary for up to a maximum of $50,000. Supplemental Life insurance is also available for purchase at a reduced group rate.
  • Disability Income Protection

    Short-term: At no cost to the employee Crossroads offers FT employees short-term disability for one week of supplemental pay for each year of full-time employment, up to a maximum of eight weeks. This is offered only once per disabling condition and once per fiscal year and requires an application to state disability insurance.

    Long-term: After 90 days of disability or exhaustion of sick leave/short-term disability, the employee is offered 60% of their income up to a maximum of $10,000 per month, as long as they remain disabled, up to age 65.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    UNUM offers MA-level counselors 24/7 to provide confidential assistance with personal or work related concerns. This is offered to all employees and their family members, regardless of enrollment status at no cost.
  • Vacation

    Non-teaching full-time employees are eligible for vacation accrual and benefits. Accrual rates are explained in the employee handbook.
  • Other Benefits

    • Tax Saving Program: Flexible Spending Account
    • Computer & bike purchase loan program
    • Commuting incentives
    • Tuition remission
    • Scholar Share 529 plan payroll deductions
    • Staff and faculty sabbaticals
    • Professional development