• Crossroads

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, application 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.

Current Openings

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  • Athletic Trainer (FT)

    Status: Full Time Staff (10months) 40 hrs./ week + Benefits (no vacation)
    Location: Robinson Training Room/ Norton Sports Complex
    Division/Dept.: Athletics/ Athletic Training
    Reports to: Athletics Director

    Position Overview 
    Crossroads Athletic Training staff supports the needs of over 500 student-athletes the three divisions at Crossroads School (Elementary, Middle, and Upper). This is a full time staff position that works only 10 months during the year. This position is primarily responsible for managing the health and safety of Crossroads’ Student-Athletics before during and after athletics practices and competition. Normal work hours vary based on practice and game schedules, which fluctuate season to season. A “typical work day” is Monday-Friday and may vary due to team schedules and coverage needs. Extended hours during the winter season include late night coverage until 9 or 10 pm as well as Saturday game coverage. Holiday break coverage (winter and spring) may vary and will be determined by the Athletics Director.

    Essential Job Functions
    •  Assist in creating a safe and welcoming environment for the student athletes
    •  Support, mentor and work closely with part-time athletic trainers
    •  Provide injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation services for all student-athletes
    •  Clearly communicate with the Athletic Trainers, Athletic Directors, Coaches, Parents, Teachers and Administrators about athletic injuries when and where appropriate
    •  Maintain proper inventory and care of athletic training supplies, equipment,
    •  Assist with creating a bi-annual supply order (Fall and Spring) based on current budget allowances.
    •  Accurately/Timely track student visits/treatments in an EMR log (Magnus Health)
    •  Maintain accurate records of incident reports and MD clearance notes
    •  Support in management and approval of all Annual Athletic physicals (PPE’s) and report status to administrative assistant as a part of overall eligibility
    •  Communicate athletic clearance (injury status) with coaches
    •  Facilitate MD visits for families upon request
    •  Support with annual physical exam event with CHLA
    •  Update, maintain and rehearse EAP’s
    •  Weekly meeting with the Athletics Department
    •  Help coordinate post-concussion care of athletes RTP/ RTL and concussion management for all Crossroads students grade 6-12
    •  Work with athletics department and coaches to coordinate schedule and proctoring of baseline neurocognitive testing
    Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions
    •  Has strong verbal skills for communicating with coaches/parents/school administration/physicians re: student athletes injury status
    •  Has strong writing skills for communicating with coaches/parents/school administration/physicians re: student athletes injury status via email
    • Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    •  Maintains Current CPR certification
    •  Maintains a certification in good standing with the BOC. Has valid NPI#.
    •  Has strong knowledge/ understanding of current California and CIF Concussion Laws and
    • RTL/RTP protocols
    •  Is comfortable using an online EMR system (familiarity with Magnus Health a plus)
    •  Is comfortable administering SCAT5, BESS and ImPACT Neurocognitive tests (possibly others)
    •  3+ years’ experience as an AT in a secondary school/Middle School
    •  Work closely with other licensed health care providers on/off campus (MD’s, Nurses, PT’s, Counselors, Psychologists) to ensure proper diagnosis of physical/ mental health issues to ensure that students are receiving the highest standard of care
    •  Is proficient in initiating and modifying PT/Home EX programs for student athletes
    •  Is willing to travel (by bus) with our teams to away venues along with possible seasonal tournament travel.
    •  Flexible hours: available/ willing to work some Saturdays and late nights game and practice coverage
    •  Has experience with emerging modalities including but not limited to: kinesiology taping, IASTM techniques etc.
    •  Is proficient in prophylactic taping a bracing techniques
    Physical Demands
    •  Is able to lift approximately 50lbs (injury ice and water coolers)
    •  Is able to use a personal vehicle to transport ice/water kit and emergency supplies to off- campus home practices and games
    • Is able to jog lightly to attend to an injured player

    Interested candidates please fill out an application and upload your resume here: Apply (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE) 
  • Building Maintenance Engineer

    Status:  Full Time
    Division/Dept: Facilities
    Reports to:Plant Manager 
    Location: 21st Street and/or Norton

    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.
    Essential Job Functions:
    • Maintain a safe environment for staff, students, and visitors.
    • Conduct regular inspections to determine areas that need attention.
    • Perform tasks to make necessary repairs discovered during inspections.
    • Schedule with other departments when planned repairs are to be done.
    • Regularly check and update work order status.
    • Repair and maintain plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and general building functions.
    • Perform regularly scheduled preventative maintenance as directed from preventive maintenance work orders.
    • Perform maintenance tasks as requested by assigned work orders.
    • Maintain shop tools in good working order. If tools need to be replaced or sent out for repairs inform supervisor.
     
    Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions:
    • Assembly of new equipment, desks, chairs, and other miscellaneous items as needed.
    • Expected to assist custodial staff with picking up trash or cleaning areas when such a need arises.
    • Clean up after themselves with making repairs.
     
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • General knowledge and troubleshooting skills in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, painting, and general building maintenance.
    • Must have good communication skills.
    • High school diploma or general education degree.
    • Solar experience a plus
    • HVAC experience a plus
     
    Integrity/Ethics:
    • Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner.
    • Is accountable for his/her own actions.
    • Maintains confidentiality per School policy and supports School’s values.
    • Conveys accurately both good and bad news to supervisor. 
     
    Dependability:
    • Meets commitments; works independently.
    • Accepts accountability, handles change, and sets personal standards.
    • Stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
     
    Physical Demands:
    • Employee is frequently required to operate machinery, repetitively grasp objects simply and firmly, and use fine manipulation dexterity.
    • Employee must occasionally sit, stand, walk, squat/kneel, crawl, bend/stoop, twist, and turn.
    • Push/pull, flex/extend/rotate neck and wrists, rotate forearms, reach vertically and horizontally.
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.
    • Personal protection equipment includes but not to be limited to:  ear/eye/skin protection, protective footwear and any other specific need to a job safety requirement.
    • Must use both feet together, separately and repetitively to operate equipment.          
    • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
    • Must be able to listen and follow instructions.

    No phone calls or walk-ins please

    All interested applicants please send an employment and resume to Human Resources at  Resumes@xrds.org.
  • Custodian

    Position: Part Time
    5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Mon – Fri)
    Job brief
    We are looking for a responsible custodian to maintain and protect our facilities. The ideal candidate will be experienced in a custodian role focused on building upkeep. 
    Responsibilities
    • Ensure spaces are prepared for the next day by taking out trash, tidying furniture and dusting surfaces
    • Sweep and mop floors and vacuum carpets
    • Wash and sanitize toilets, sinks and showers and restock disposables (e.g. hand soap and toilet paper)
    • Wipe mirrors and windows
    • Utilize insecticides to prevent infestation by dangerous pests
    • Report major damages or repairs
    • Secure facilities after operating hours by locking doors, closing windows and setting up the alarm
    • Undertake occasional custodial and janitorial tasks (watering sidewalks and entrances, lifting heavy items, moving chairs etc.)
    Requirements
    • Proven experience as custodian, janitor or in a similar role
    • Knowledge of use and maintenance of industrial cleaning equipment and appliances
    • High school diploma is preferred
    • Must be able to pass pre-employment testing, which includes fingerprint, federal & state background checks, reference checks, and TB screening
    • Candidates must possess the skills to execute physical tasks assigned
    All interested applicants must fill out employment application and attach a resume. Please scan, fax, or email completed job application form to the following:

    Paul Larson
    Custodial/Facilities Manager
    Fax: (310)586-0070
    1714 21st Street
  • K-12 Classical Strings Program Chair/ Director of the Elizabeth Mandell Music Institute (EMMI)

    Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is a K-12 college preparatory school that believes that each student will develop a personal commitment to learning, respect for independent thinking and expanding curiosity about the world and its people. The school believes that the arts are an essential part of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to express themselves creatively; therefore, the arts are significant to student life.
     
    The Chair of the K-12 Classical Strings Program is responsible for coordinating and directing the classical strings program. The goal of this program is for students to begin the study of classical strings in elementary school with the hopes of joining the EMMI program or continue to participate in the strings program through upper school.  The chair will also serve as the Director of the EMMI program.
     
    The EMMI program is a highly competitive and prestigious program which enrolls a prescribed number of string musicians who undertake a stringent audition process.   Students in EMMI spend a portion of the day studying music history and theory and in practice and study. In addition, EMMI students take a full and academically challenging course of study and participate in school activities. Students come from the greater Los Angeles community, as well as other national and international areas.  The school provides housing for students who cannot commute to campus. 
      
    The ideal candidate would have a Masters degree or higher in Music Performance in Violin, Viola or Cello
    The candidate should have knowledge of and/or experience in:
    • Administration and leadership of specialized program of music instruction
    • Overseeing an operating budget
    • Recruiting, training and evaluating music faculty
    • Recruiting and admissions of music students
    • Hiring music teachers and coaches
    • Working collaboratively with faculty, other department chairs, school administrators, students and parents
    • Teaching and working with varied age groups of students
    • Teaching strings at the elementary and middle school levels
    • Conducting string ensembles and orchestras
    • Strong organizational skills
     
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to upperschoolapplicant@xrds.org.  Position should be noted in subject line with letter and email addressed to Roxanne Zazzaro, US Director.  Applicants, please note that review of resumes for this position will not begin until August 1, 2019.  The last day to apply for this position is July 31, 2019.
  • Lab Technician for Middle and Upper School Science Departments (Part-Time)

    The Crossroads School Middle and Upper School Science Departments is looking for a part-time lab technician for the second semester of the school year. The technician will be responsible for the following:
    • Taking an inventory of all chemicals and lab kits, re-ordering when necessary as well as preventing over ordering.
    • Keeping track of chemical waste and organizing disposal
    • Handling all equipment repair and maintenance
    • Preparing labs for teachers
    • Being present during labs that require additional personnel to be present
    • Post-lab reorganization: placing chemicals and kits back in their proper locations, cleaning glassware etc.
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or a related field of science required
    • Experience working in a laboratory setting
    • Experience working with High School/Middle School-aged children
    The technician will work 25-29 hours per week, with flexible hours from 7:45 am-3:15 pm. Please email a letter of interest and resume to upperschoolapplicant@xrds.org
  • Middle and Upper School Learning Specialist (Part-Time)

    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, a leading progressive school on the Westside of Los Angeles, seeks a part-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:

    • Master’s Degree in special education or educational therapy, or equivalent experience.
    • Knowledge of learning disabilities and developmental exceptionalities.
    • Understanding of testing instruments used in psychoeducational evaluation and experience interpreting reports.
    • Evaluation of where breakdowns in learning occur; ability to recommend targeted interventions.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with members of the community, including students, parents, teachers, administrators as well as outside professionals.


    Duties of the Learning Specialist will include:
     
    • 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 the full-time 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.
    • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, employment application and resume to Roxanne Zazzaro, Upper School Director at DThompson@xrds.org.  Position should be noted in subject line with letter and email addressed to Roxanne Zazzaro, US Director. 
  • Middle School Technology Coordinator (FT)

    The primary purpose of this position is to:
    Collaborate with teachers and students to integrate educational technology (edTech) skills as well as maker education (MakerEd) skills, seamlessly into the existing curriculum. Be knowledgeable of current and relevant instructional technology programming and how it relates to Middle School education.
    Essential job functions include:
    1. Manage scheduling the Computer Lab and Maker Space along with the equipment; including, but not limited to iMac computers, iPads, 3D Printers, Light Boxes, Wacom Tablets, etc.
    2. Teach Robotics during the 8th Grade Arts Rotation.
    3. Teach 1-3 classes of elective MakerSpace programming.
    4. Support 6th grade students through the Digital Leadership course as they learn how to use technology independently and responsibly at school, as a tool and not as a toy.
    5. Support Math teachers during Hour of Code and Week of Code to provide programming differentiation to students during their math class.
    6. Support Science teachers during their Robotics units.
    7. Create a safe physical and emotional space for students before school, at snack, and during lunch times 3 times a week in the Maker Space and Computer Lab. (Supervision)
    8. Confidence in teaching workshops in large or small groups, as well as one on one.
    9. Exhibit a passion for developing, implementing, and improving curriculum that is informed by best practice and experience as needed in collaboration with classroom teachers in all subjects to develop integrated, hands-on lessons that provide opportunities for problem-based learning.
    10. Establish long-term goals for innovation. Solicit feedback for continued progress.
    Basic Middle School Faculty Expectations:
    • Embody school’s mission and its 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; To the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
    • Inspire learning.
    • Create a predictable, supportive environment for students.
    • Plan and prepare for instruction; provide positive, clear assessments and feedback.
    • Respect and advocate for the developmental needs of early adolescents and their families.
    • Collaborate and engage with colleagues and students.
    • Honor confidentiality of school, student, and family information.
    • Reflect on one’s teaching practice and model lifelong learning.
     
    Other job functions include:
    • Attendance at various school functions
    • Emergency team
    • High visibility and student engagement
    Minimum Requirements:

    Education: Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred in Education or specific area of teaching.
    Years of Experience: 3+ years in Middle School education preferred.
     
    Additional Attributes: Ability to work in an energetic environment, positive disposition, strong communication skills flexibility and good humor.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, application and resume to MS Director Michelle Merson at:msapplicant@xrds.org.  
  • Payroll Assistant

    Temporary Hourly Position

    Report to:Primary reporting to Payroll Administrator
     
    General Responsibility: Assists the Payroll Administrator with a full range of payroll related duties.
     
    Duties consist of but are not limited to the following:
     
    • Assist employees with daily questions about their payroll, password and user name etc.
    • Assist Payroll Admin. with the processing of payroll of 400+ employees live checks and direct deposits for every bi-weekly payroll.
    • Assist managers and directors with hourly employee’s time cards, missed punches & days off request.
    • Responsible for adding new hourly employees.
    • Assist all US, MS and ES Directors for substitutes hours and worksheet.
    • Assist with Verification of Employment forms, Workers Comp employees’ Wages Statement and EDD Employee Medical Disability Insurance claim forms.
    • Assist with EDD audit forms.
    • Assist & enter new hires, employee changes and deductions and any adjustment in the payroll system
    • Organize over 500+ payroll & personal employees’ files.
    • Responsible for filling all Personnal Actions forms.
    • Assist with monthly payroll related invoices and statements.
    • Organize and maintain personal files.
    • Other duties as requested.
    Requirements:
     
    • Must be good with numbers and very detailed oriented.
    • Some work in previous jobs of accounting, administrative or general office assistant is a plus
    • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.
    • Must be customer service oriented and have the ability to interface with a variety of people in all levels.
    • Must be have good communication skills both written and verbal.
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.  
    • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects and tasks.
    • Must be computer literate with knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Knowledge of Paycom a plus.
    • Must be flexible, adaptable to change and willing to learn
    • Ok with overtime when needed.
     
     
    Education/Experience:
     
    AA degree preferred. High school diploma or GED equivalent.
     
     
     
    HOW TO APPLY

    Interested candidates please submit resume, cover letter and an application by email to: resumes@xrds.org. Also Upload your resume and fill out an application here: Apply (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)

     OR fax to (310) 392-5678 attention Payroll Administrator.

    - Cover Letter expressing interest in the Crossroads School position
    - Current resume
  • Upper School Journalism Teacher (Part-Time)

    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences seeks a dynamic educator to join its innovative upper school Publications department beginning in the 2019-20 school year in the role of Design, Multimedia & Journalism teacher for the school news magazine - Crossfire. Crossroads seeks to instill in students an ability and willingness to reason thoughtfully and question soundly, engage creatively, embrace growth and challenge, and practice ethical citizenship. The Publications department seeks to empower students with the ability to investigate and represent their experience as a member of the Crossroads community through print and online media.
     
    About Crossfire:
    Crossfire is an award-winning publication that has been in print since 1981. Three to four issues with page counts ranging from 50-60 pages are produced annually. As a bedrock of the school community, the publication is entirely student run, with an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of journalism. Crossfire won a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown Award as one of the top 50 magazines in the country, for high school and college publications. Additionally, Crossfire’s online presence, “OnFire,” seeks to become a more robust “daily newspaper” incorporating multimedia storytelling on a daily basis. Crossfire students have published Op/Eds for USA Today, CNN.com and the Santa Monica Daily Press, in addition to our publication.  
     
    The Crossfire Design, Multimedia & Journalism Teacher will collaborate with our current Journalism Teacher to develop curriculum and lead concurrent sections of our Journalism class. In addition, the position will require working closely with the Crossfire student staff Editorial Staff and Art Directors to create and activate the look and feel of the publication, both in print and online. An ideal candidate possesses skills in both journalistic writing/AP style and print publication design, and multi-media production/web design.
     
    Production is a fundamental component of the teacher’s job, and will require after school commitment, usually five days a week, four times per year to complete each print issue.
     
    The publication is entirely student-run with a staff of 30 and the teacher’s role requires strong interpersonal skills and ability to connect with members of the Crossroads community with a keen understanding of the students’ voice.  
    The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:
    • Minimum B.A. in English, Journalism, creative writing, or related field; graduate degree preferred; relevant professional experience a plus.
    • Experience in a high school teaching in the realm of publications, design and journalistic writing across various grade levels.
    • Experience planning student-centered, innovative lessons and collaborating with colleagues across grade levels.
    • Knowledge of trends in magazine design and online news presence, including reading and writing, and in the teaching of the discipline.
    • Knowledge / fluency in InDesign, Photoshop, Wordpress & other Multimedia applications.
    • Excellent communication skills that allow various stakeholders (from students to advisers and administrators) to work together to create student-centered curricula.
    • The ability to question thoughtfully and problem-solve effectively.
    • Value interdisciplinary thinking.
    • Expertly guide students as they develop a deeper understanding of the role of informed readers and writers in society today.
    • Supervising and monitoring the performance of students both in and out of the classroom.


    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, application and resume to upperschoolapplicant@xrds.org. Position should be noted in subject line with letter and email addressed to Roxanne Zazzaro, US Director.
  • Upper School Part-Time Position(s) for Physics, Computer Science and Design & Engineering Teachers

    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences seeks part time educators with backgrounds in teaching physics, computer science and engineering to join its innovative upper school Science Department.  

    The Science Department offers a variety of science courses that reflect the varied interests of the students and the ever-changing topics in the field of science.  Science faculty work collaboratively to develop curriculum drawing on various resources and deliver lessons that are relevant and focus on practical experiences that students can apply.  Students participate in project-based learning and non-traditional, alternative assessment strategies are used. This part-time position will require one to three sections of either Physics, Computer Science and/or Design & Engineering to be taught. 
    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences seeks part time educators with backgrounds in teaching physics, computer science and engineering to join its innovative upper school Science Department.  

    The Science Department offers a variety of science courses that reflect the varied interests of the students and the ever-changing topics in the field of science.  Science faculty work collaboratively to develop curriculum drawing on various resources and deliver lessons that are relevant and focus on practical experiences that students can apply.  Students participate in project-based learning and non-traditional, alternative assessment strategies are used. This part-time position will require one to three sections of either Physics, Computer Science and/or Design & Engineering to be taught. 
    Skills and Qualifications:
    •          Minimum BA or BS in physics, computer science, engineering or relevant work experience.
    •          Experience teaching Physics, Computer Science, Design, Engineering, Robotics, or a related field.
    •          Knowledge of current teaching trends and technology.
    •          Share a love of coding, tinkering and making.
    •          Knowledge of JavaScript, p5.js, Arduino, Processing, or other modern programming language (for computer science).
    •          Experience planning student-centered, innovative lessons in course-aligned teams and leading students in inquiry-based experimentations in a cutting-edge research, student-centered laboratory facility.
    •          Value interdisciplinary thinking and can expertly guide students as they develop a deeper understanding of our interconnected world through the study of technology and how things work. 
     
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, employment application and resume to Roxanne Zazzaro, Upper School Director at UpperSchoolApplicant@xrds.org.  Position should be noted in subject line with letter and email addressed to Roxanne Zazzaro, US Director. 

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


ALL OTHER INQUIRIES
Victoria Sztankovits
Director of Human Resources
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
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences provides a unique K-12 program built on a progressive, developmental model of education.