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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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  • Building Maintenance Engineer

    Status: Full-time
    Division/Department: Facilities
    Reports to: Plant Manager 
    Location: 21st Street and/or Norton Campus

    Position Overview:
    A Building Maintenance Engineer must possess a variety of skills encompassing most of the construction trades. Maintenance workers might paint the lobby one day, fix a broken garbage disposal the next morning and replace a faucet later in the day. Building maintenance workers handle repairs that require basic skills as an electrician, carpenter, plumber, mechanic, painter, HVAC technician and roofer. However, building maintenance workers must always remain aware of their limitations and request the services of a licensed or other team members when the worker’s lack of expertise or local ordinances require it.
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  • Assistant Controller

    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences is a K-12 independent school with approximately 1,200 students, 400 to 500 employees and 2 campuses in Santa Monica, CA.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and generous paid time off for full-time employees.  All job applications, resumes and cover letters must be completed through our online application system.

    Our school is a place where the members of our diverse student body are encouraged to think critically, express themselves openly and respectfully and make a positive impact in the lives of others and in the world around them.

    Under the guidance of the Controller, this role serves as second-in-command for Business Office Accounting staff, with supervisory responsibilities both within the accounting and payroll areas. This role has both strategic as well as tactical responsibilities thus suiting an accounting professional who thrives in a varied and fast paced environment.  The Assistant Controller will be managing the school’s monthly general ledger review and closing process and will be responsible for collecting, analyzing and preparing financial reports for the Controller that will be presented to the Head of School and Board of Trustees.

    Essential Job Functions:
    • Oversee, review and maintain the monthly general ledger.
    • Review and approve journal entries prepared by accounting staff.
    • Supervise the by-weekly payroll process at an expert level, managing and preparing the payroll in the absence of the payroll specialist.
    • Maintain relationships with the outsourced payroll provider.
    • Monitor departmental budgets.
    • Assist Controller with preparing Quarterly Financial Statements.
    • Assist Controller with preparing information needed for auditors.
    • Prepare statistical reports and analytical information as needed.
    • Assist Controller with the Annual Budget preparation, including preparing the Master Budget spreadsheet with provided data.
    • Provide support in such areas as construction and project accounting, investment tracking and special assignments.
    Additional Responsibilities:
    • Provide management support for accounting staff.
    • Provide customer service assistance for a variety of school personnel
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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
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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. 

    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
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  • Elementary School Head

    Start date: July 2022

    OVERVIEW
    Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, a K-12 coed day school in Santa Monica, CA, seeks a thoughtful, progressive educator/administrator to join the School as its next Head of Elementary School, effective July 2022. 
     
    Crossroads continually strives to be on the cutting edge of education. As committed to the emotional and social well-being of every child as to strong academics, Crossroads believes in a progressive, developmental model of education and helps young people become forces for positive social change. 
     
    Crossroads was founded upon five basic commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to the development of a student population of social, economic and racial diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.

    The three divisions of the School—Elementary, Middle, and Upper—create and deliver age-appropriate content and curricula that nurture the academic, creative, social and emotional growth of every child.
     
    In the Elementary School, faculty and staff foster in students a profound love of learning within a supportive and non-competitive environment. To this end, Elementary School students are not graded. Instead, teachers provide substantive narrative feedback about each child. Parents are partners with teachers and administrators in the educational journey, working to support children when challenges emerge. Students flourish in this educational environment where the process of learning is more important than its outcome.
     
    The successful candidate will continue to put children at the center of progressive, constructivist education and will embrace and embody the values and commitments that define the philosophy of the School.

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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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  • EOE Faculty ( Environmental & Outdoor Education Program)

    Full time , 10 month Faculty Position
    BEGIN: January 2022

    School & Program
    Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences is a progressive K-12 independent school in Santa Monica, CA. The school was built upon five basic commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to the development of a student population of social, economic, and racial diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.  
    Within the school, the Environmental Outdoor Education (EOE) program encourages students to appreciate the natural world, take responsibility for their actions, interact cooperatively with others, and develop initiative while making environmentally responsible decisions.  This is accomplished through a variety of programs for grades 4 through 12.  Courses range from day trips to ten-day expeditions, all with common curricular themes of human development, outdoor science, and technical skills.  
    We seek educators qualified and committed to outdoor education and human development, and interested in actively contributing to a progressive and diverse school community.  Candidates must have a passion for educating the whole child, a commitment to actively furthering DEIJ initiatives in the outdoors, and a love for sharing the natural world with young people.

    Overall Responsibilities
    This Faculty member manages program enrollment, parent communication, permitting and reservations.  The person in this role is responsible for leadership and management of all courses while on campus and in the field.  This educator will be a caretaker of EOE’s mission, and is charged with stewarding and supporting the program and Crossroads students.

    Administrative Responsibilities:
    • Primary office presence and management (answer phones, communicate with parents, faculty, administration, and work on on-going projects and program preparation as needed) 
    • Make campsite reservations for all courses and secure necessary permits
    • Build and maintain all webpages using school software platform and slideshows
    • Assist in building all online forms: Enrollment, Release of Claims, Medical Forms, etc.
    • Manage and support with marketing including: promotional emails to the school community, and presenting trips to families
    • Maintain healthy relationships with all outfitters, collect contracts and certificates of insurance
    • Manage and update student enrollment for all programs
    • Plan and manage the EOE calendar
    • Manage eoe@xrds.org email account
    • Represent EOE within the school and in the outdoor education and experiential education communities
    • Assist with the development of curriculum, activities, and itineraries for new and existing programs
    • Attend Crossroads School Risk Management Committee meetings
    • Design and publish student journals, instructor booklets and other curriculum packets
    • Complete all pre and post course documentation
    • Review and follow up on incidents, accidents, and near misses from program courses

    Program Logistics Leadership and Management :
    • Support with program logistics, pre-trip packing and post trip clean up as necessary
    • Contribute to trip debriefs and evaluations
    • Maintain awareness of student medical and dietary information and respond accordingly
    • Assist in developing and implementing the vision for long term program planning
    • Collaborate with Elementary, Middle, and Upper School Faculty as needed
    • Supervise and evaluate contracted EOE field instructors
    • Assist with all aspects of clothing and equipment rental fleet

    Teaching and Curriculum Development:
    • Lead or Course Direct overnight and day trips each year (approximately 40-60 Field Days)
    • Responsible for risk management in both pre-trip design and on site programming
    • Train field instructors on EOE policies and procedures, and emergency protocols
    • Review effectiveness of educational goals and curriculum for program
    • Teach HOT curriculum: Human Development, Outdoor Science, Technical Skills
    • Responsible for submitting grades through BlackBaud for each US student on a trip
    • Teach optional classes as interested, and assist with after school classes as necessary
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  • Facility Helper/ General Labor

    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.
     
    Duties include (but are not limited to) the following:
    • Always working cohesively and positively within a flexible, customer-service-oriented team
    • Loading and unloading trucks, and receiving and making deliveries on both campuses
    • Monitoring, cleaning and maintaining gym, fitness equipment and facilities gear
    • Assisting with general housekeeping and custodial tasks such as sweeping, mopping, disinfecting surfaces, cleaning spills, power washing, etc.
    • Installing and rearranging safety signage and instructions throughout campus as needed
    • Working with both manual and power tools to dismantle, assemble and make repairs to school equipment
    • Moving classroom and other furniture and gear as needed throughout the year and as cohorts and safety regulations change
    • Setting up and striking small events as needed, arranging chairs, tables, AV gear, etc.
     
    Physical Demands
    • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate miscellaneous equipment.
    • Excellent eyesight to support attention to detail
    • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
    • Walking or standing for extended periods.
    • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
    • Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling heavy objects as assigned per work request forms.
    • Ability to lift 50lbs for various miscellaneous tasks.
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  • Graveyard Shift Security Guard

    Position: Full-Time Hourly Position

    Hours: Ordinarily 40+ hours/week. Tuesday through Saturday 10:30pm to 7am. This post is required to work during school holidays, including the Winter and Spring Breaks and some mandatory school events. Must be available to work overtime as needed.
        
    Report to: Security Manager or his/her designee.
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  • Learning Specialist Assistant

    Position Overview:
    The Learning Specialist Assistant will support the Learning Specialists in the process of applying for standardized testing accommodations and coordinating school-based standardized testing. Separate from offering support for standardized testing, the Learning Specialist Assistant will manage day-to-day operation of the Testing Center for make ups of classroom tests.
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  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

    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:
    As a lifeguard, the primary responsibility is to provide and maintain a safe swim environment for program participants. Additional responsibilities extend to daily aspects of aquatic operations, including but not limited to assisting with daily operational needs of the swimming program, student scheduling, or locker room supervision and clean up.
     
    Essential Job Functions:
    • Conducts swimming lessons for patrons
    • Assists the Pool Manager in the operation of a swimming pool facility
    • Coaches water sports
    • Ensures adherence to water safety rules and practices, and responds to participants in danger by performing water rescues and administering first aid; and performs other related duties as assigned
    CORE COMPETENCIES
    The following list represents the core competencies needed for success in this position.
    • Handling Stress - Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity.
    • Presentation Skill - Formally delivering information to groups.
    • Relationship Building - Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships.
    • Environmental Exposure Tolerance - Performing under physically demanding conditions.
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  • Middle and Upper School Learning Specialist

    Status: Full time 10 month 

    Position Overview:
    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, a leading progressive school on the westside of Los Angeles, seeks a full time learning specialist to join its counseling group. The School is committed to teaching in diverse modes to accommodate a variety of learning styles. The school is looking for a middle and upper school learning specialist with the following skills
    Essential Job Functions:
    • Coordinate, facilitate and manage Middle School Support Team Meetings, which includes meeting with faculty, administrators and parents in order to devise an educational plan for individual students. 
    • Attend weekly Upper School Counseling Meetings
    • Apply for standardized testing accommodations on behalf of students with disabilities.
    • Review psychoeducational evaluations; summarize documents for future reference.
    • Work in collaboration with other Learning Specialist to maintain systems for managing workload and communicating with school stakeholders.
    • Observe and informally assess students to identify learning, social and emotional factors that impact performance.
    • Interact with school personnel and families to discuss learning profiles and effective teaching strategies.
    • Attend meetings in order to keep up-to-date with the student community and provide expertise on learning issues and appropriate interventions.
    • Work with one-on-one with students on a short-term basis to provide support and determine need for self-advocacy or additional services.
    • Prepare presentations to faculty, conduct workshops.
    • Other duties as assigned. 
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  • Middle and Upper School Substitute Teachers

     
    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:
    We are currently accepting applications for experienced teachers to substitute teach as needed on campus. Credentialed teachers and/or those with advanced degrees in the discipline and who have experience teaching Middle School and Upper School students in a progressive school environment are preferred.
     
    Specifically, we are seeking teachers of:
    • Advanced Mathematics: Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus
    • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Marine, and Environmental Science
    • World Languages: Chinese/Mandarin, French, Latin, and Spanish native language speakers who have taught in an immersion environment.
                                                   
    Essential Job Functions:
    • Applicants should be responsible, well-organized, timely, flexible and able to substitute as needed in advance of an assignment.
    • Applicants should have a mobile device, knowledge of the use of Mac laptop, google docs, and word processing software, and confident familiarity with crafting and responding to email and text communications.
    • Must have knowledge of how to follow and implement a lesson plan.
    • Write and provide constructive reports after each assignment
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  • Security Guard

    Status: Part-time
    Reports to: Juan Molina

    Position Overview:
    To proactively protect all school assets, to identify and report suspicious activity or potential threats, serve as a visible deterrent to crime, and be responsible for the overall safety and security of the school.  To provide safe movement to and from school when crossing public roadways and intersections by observing gaps in the traffic and leading pedestrians across the roadway or intersection.
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  • Tech Theater Instructor ( Middle & Upper School)

    Status: full time 10 month

    Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is a place where the members of our diverse student body are encouraged to think critically, express themselves openly and respectfully and make a positive impact in the lives of others and in the world around them.  
    We are a vibrant, relationship-based school with a founding commitment to the “greater community." Crossroads was founded to be not just a school, but also a movement for positive social change in the world. This ambitious charge is part of the very DNA of Crossroads. Not only do our students engage in meaningful service learning and community service projects, but Crossroads as an institution considers serving the greater community a cornerstone of our mission.  
    If you have a passion for helping people, enjoy continuous learning, strive for innovative solutions and process improvement, this role may be for you!


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  • Upper School History Teacher Cover ( Part time)

    Position Overview:
    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, an innovative progressive school on the Westside of Los Angeles, seeks an experienced, dynamic, student-centered educator to teach World History in the upper school History Department. We are seeking a part-time instructor for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.
    We’re seeking a temporary  part-time teacher who’s invested in and dedicated to teaching high school students. We seek a candidate with a diverse set of teaching tools & practices. Our courses thrive on the quality of projects & non-traditional assessments. We seek a candidate who is flexible & adaptable, able to work with and support a wide variety of students across grade levels. Our students thrive when teachers focus on meeting their needs -- not requiring that students meet our needs. We seek teachers who are committed life-long learners, always eager to expand & extend their horizons. Our curriculum thrives when teachers continually renew & rejuvenate their course with new ideas & approaches. We seek critical and creative thinkers, who are not afraid to change what & how they teach, but rather, see change & evolution as their path to success. Our community thrives when we adapt and grow.
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Employment

Benefits

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  • 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