About

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.

Employment

Current Opportunities

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  • Director of Finance and Operations

    ABOUT CROSSROADS SCHOOL FOR ARTS & SCIENCES
    Crossroads School is a vibrant, urban school with a founding commitment to the “greater community.” Started in 1971 and taking inspiration from the civil rights, anti-war and feminist movements, 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.
    Key institutional service programs in Crossroads’ history include:
    • The Crossroads Community Foundation (CCF), an institutional service initiative created in 1984 to develop and implement partnerships and programs that serve the greater community.
    • S. Arts, launched in 1990 to provide visual and performing arts education to children in under served LA public schools. Today, P.S. Arts is its own nonprofit, providing arts instruction to nearly 25,000 students in California. 
    • S. Science, launched in 2006 to provide hands-on science education and teacher training to students in undeserved LA public schools. Today, P.S. Science is its own nonprofit, serving 2,000 students at nine Title 1 elementary schools. 
    • The Crossroads School Equity & Justice Institute, opened in 2018 to bring new opportunities for service and innovation to our students while developing and supporting meaningful community action with partner organizations.
     
    To learn more about Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, please visit the following link
     
    THE OPPORTUNITY
    Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is seeking an accomplished Director of Finance and Operations (DFO). Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Finance and Operations serves as a member of the senior management group (APC - Administrative Planning Committee) and oversees all financial and operational activities related to the School’s $62 million budget. In partnership with the Head of School, the Director of Finance and Operations serves as the School’s strategic administrator and provides leadership and managerial oversight, supervising a team of 4 key managers across the following areas: finance, human resources, facilities, and auxiliary services.
     
    Alongside the Head of School, the Director of Finance and Operations establishes, cultivates, and maintains excellent working relationships with a wide network of trustees, consultants, advisors, faculty, and colleagues within the community, and local agencies and organizations externally. This position will be an integral part of the School’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including helping strengthen impactful distance education as well as the planning and process surrounding the opening of the physical campus. This includes providing financial guidance, forecasting, and leadership in City/County-waiver processes and potential phased opening across different campuses and sites.
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  • Facilities Crew

    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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  • Program/Classroom Assistant

    Status: Part-time
    Reports to:  Programs/Activities Manager  

    Position Overview: 
    Working with the Elementary School administrative team to achieve the school’s re-entry objectives and to support in-class instruction during various hybrid models of learning and activities on campus.  
    This person will work in a small cohort to assist with student support and supervision in classrooms, in carpool, at snack & lunch, at recess and throughout the campus while also supporting social distancing and other health and safety protocols. 
    This is a part-time position. Benefits for part-time positions are outlined in the Employee Handbook.

    Schedule: 
    Regular schedule is 27 hours a week Monday-Thursday 8:00am – 3:30pm with a 45-minute lunch break (from 11:00-11:45am).   An added one to two hours per week will likely be required before or after school for virtual team meetings. 

    Essential Job Functions:
    • Support the classroom teacher with instruction and supervision of the students
    • Oversee students participating in on-campus activities  
    • Oversee students participating in virtual lessons (from their home via Zoom) broadcast from campus 
    • Arrange and monitor classroom and outdoor use of space 
    • Organize, supervise, setup, and cleanup of students at snack and lunch
    • Set up and cleanup of student projects
    • Photocopy and organize materials for teachers and students
    • Decorate classrooms and bulletin boards
    • Pack, unpack, organize, and assemble supplies and materials 
    • Other duties as needed to support students and the school 
     

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  • Senior Maintenance Engineer

    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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  • Upper School Head

    Starting July 2021
    For a full job description and to learn how to apply, click the link below: 

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