• Crossroads


Drone footage taken by Harry Rabin, Class of 2019
Looking for a dynamic, diverse, student-centered school environment in which to work? Perhaps a career in progressive education is for you! Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, a non-profit, independent school, offers a range of professional opportunities, as well as a highly-competitive salary and benefits package for full-time employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, tuition assistance, a retirement plan, and generous vacation.

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

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

Current Openings

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  • Annual Fund Associate

    Reports to:Director of Annual Giving

    The Annual Fund Associate assists the Director of Annual Giving in strengthening and expanding an over $5 million annual giving program. She/He supports the Director and collaborates closely with Advancement colleagues, as well as volunteer leadership, as they grow and cultivate a culture of philanthropy among Crossroads parents and alumni. 
    • Under the direction of the Director of Annual Giving, helps to identify, retain, educate, and evaluate potential annual giving volunteers
    • Assists with production of solicitations, volunteer updates, caller training tools, thank-you cards, stewardship pieces, videos, and board presentations
    • Coordinates and schedules phonathons, volunteer meetings and donor thank-you events, working with Advancement colleagues and the school’s master calendar.
    • At regular intervals, analyzes and presents data regarding dollars raised to update Director of Advancement, Development Committee and other volunteers
    • Processes incoming donations, working collaboratively with other Advancement team members
    • Works with database manager to produce reports regarding annual giving progress to goals
    • Maintains, updates, and revises records in School’s database as necessary or upon request, in collaboration with Advancement services. This includes the regular review and approval of caller notes from parent volunteers.
    • Attends evening and occasional weekend events as needed, including phonathons, donor stewardship dinners, caller training events, grade-level parties, and other school functions. This includes some overtime work
    • Assists the Director in production of the annual report, including generation and proofreading of lists, and outreach to donors to confirm desired listings
    • Maximizes corporate matching gift donations among current donors by regularly reviewing matching employers and our donor database
    • Working with the Director, develops stewardship plans for annual giving
    • Conducts prospect and donor research as needed or requested by Director
    • Other tasks and projects as assigned
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 1-3 years of development experience, preferably in annual giving; background in independent schools preferred
    • Strong organization and communications skills
    • Excellent editing ability and attention to detail for written communications and data accuracy
    • Fluency with Microsoft Office
    • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, application and resume to resumes@xrds.org. All interested applicants must alsoapply online through this link: Apply 
  • 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
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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.)
    • 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
  • Director of Financial Aid and Affordability

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, co-ed school of nearly 1,200 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 (47% of students and 32% 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. Crossroads is a school on the move: current initiatives include the newly launched and fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, a new strategic plan, and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus.
    Crossroads has transitioned over the last four years to a strategic enrollment management model. Working closely with the Director of Enrollment Management, the director oversees the tuition reduction fund (TRF), which exceeds $9M and has a recipient pool of 300 students (25% of enrolled students). The school’s commitment (18% of operating revenue) is one of the strongest in the region, and is key to achieving the school’s founding commitment of a racially, socially, and economically diverse student body. The director counsels current and prospective families, serves as the lead for calculating tuition reduction for current and admitted students, and provides thought leadership for affordability initiatives at Crossroads.
    Crossroads School is a high-touch, high volume organization, which requires the Admissions office to maintain a visible profile on campus and a responsive, client-centered approach. The director also works closely in partnership with the business office and is a part of a team of ten professionals on two campuses.
     Major Responsibilities
    • Working with the Director of Enrollment Management, Director of Finance and Operations (CFO) and Business Office staff, facilitate the transition of the Tuition Reduction Fund (TRF) from the business office to the admission office
      • Analyze and manage distribution of TRF across grades and divisions to strengthen long-range financial planning in coordination with the CFO
    • Be the lead TRF practitioner at Crossroads in terms of calculating aid for enrolled and admitted families for an exceptionally large recipient and applicant pool
    • Serve as an integral part of the TRF committee
    • Be the lead point of contact for and manage communication with the current recipient pool as well as prospective recipients
    • Develop affordability outreach and marketing strategies to attract middle income families to the school
    • Work with the three divisions (elementary, middle, upper) to understand impediments to a full Crossroads School education for TRF students; identify additional costs of attendance or areas of need for recipient families to ensure an equitable Crossroads experience
    • Serve as a thought leader in affordability of independent schools, financial aid policies, and help the school develop strategies to continue to make Crossroads accessible to a wide variety of families
    • Conduct institutional research on efficacy of current TRF policies, best practices and how the Crossroads TRF program is competitive in the greater independent school market
    • Serve as the lead storyteller (public speaking, marketing, and strategy) about the importance of TRF at Crossroads, presenting to faculty, staff, families, advancement office, etc.
    • Assist the two admission offices with admission programs such as interviewing, etc.
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • BA required, Masters preferred
    • Minimum 5+ years experience and demonstrated growth and advancement in the independent school or higher education financial aid profession
    • Strong cultural competency skills and track record of successfully working with families from diverse backgrounds
    • Exemplary skills in data analysis and financial literacy, particularly in regard to tax documents
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, MS Office, Google Docs, and database management
    • A friendly, gracious, professional manner and outlook
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Impeccable ethics and a demonstrated commitment to confidentiality
    • Fluency in Spanish or a language other than English
    Crossroads School has retained The Baker Group, the premier independent school enrollment management consulting firm, to assist in the recruitment of the successful candidate. Interested candidates are asked to submit, in an electronic file, their resume, a one to two-page cover letter, and names and contact information of three references directed to Christine H. Baker at: cbaker@thebakergrp.com. Please submit materials by April 24, 2019.
  • Event Support Staff FT

    Position Overview
    • Fulltime non-exempt
    • $15/hour + benefits.
    • Hours: Saturday & Sunday (16-20hours total). The balance of the 40 hour commitment will be comprised of three varying shifts Monday-Friday with two consecutive days off

    Essential Job Functions
    • This position will be required to assist in the preparation for events. This includes, but is not limited to, the set-up and takedown of tables and chairs, beverage service, electrical equipment, and audio-visual equipment.
    • Work with event coordinator for a wide variety of events to ensure that all details of the event are carried out smoothly and follow-up after event with appropriate supervisor.
    • Must be able to perform minor repairs during an event and be accessible by radio to handle calls related to the event or the site.
    • Responsible for performing various duties, including takedown/clean-up of stage risers, tables, chairs, electrical and sound equipment, coffee and supply set-ups, general post-event cleanup and housekeeping including laundry (washing, folding and storing tablecloths).
    • Follow through with work orders as directed from Coordinator, to include the movement of furniture and the pick-up and drop-off donations.
      • Must take direction from security guards in the event of an emergency.
      • Must wear Crossroad’s Staff shirt at all times (except Fridays between 6:00am and 3:00pm)
    Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions
    • Will be driving school vehicles (including flatbed truck), so must feel comfortable driving such vehicles.
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Must have strong communication skills and a friendly demeanor in person as well as on the telephone.
    • Must have a valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
    • Must have flexibility to cope with a varying schedule.
    • Needs to be detail oriented and have the ability to follow through.
    • Must be in good physical condition and be able to do physical labor (and be able to lift up to 50 lbs.).
    • Prior experience in event set-up, customer service, dealing with the public and internal departments are preferred.
    Physical Demands
    1. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate miscellaneous equipment.
    2. Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
    3. Walking or standing for extended periods.
    4. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
    5. Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling heavy objects as assigned per work request forms.
    6. Heavy physical labor.
      1. Must wear event attire (provided by Crossroads) at all times.
      2. Must wear steel toed safety footwear when supervisor deems necessary for tasks at hand.
    1. Must be able to lift 50lbs. for various miscellaneous tasks.

    Interested parties please email resume and employment application to Kevin O’Donovan at kodonovan@xrds.org by March 26th.
  • Event Support Staff PT

    Rate: $15/hr
    Part-Time; Flexible based on experience
    Weekdays 7:00/7:30am to 12:30/1:00pm - Part Time (25-29 hours per week)
    Weekdays2:30/3:00pm to 9:00/9:30pm - Part Time (25-29 hours per week)
    (Weekendsoccasional and varied times as part of the above availability)
    Duties Include but are not limited to the following:
    -          Set up and break down of tables and chairs for various events
    -          Brew coffee and deliver beverage setups to various campus locations
    -          Setup of chairs and staging for large assemblies
    -          Relocation of classroom and office furniture within the room, a building or warehouse
    -          Wash and fold table cloths from events
    -          Load and off load truck with event gear
    -          Set up nets, water coolers, score console and basic audio systems for sports events (prior knowledge not essential, candidate can be instructed)
    -          General labor for a variety school related tasks around campus such as facility cleanup, delivering packages, paper, water etc.
    -          Must be able to comfortably lift 50 lbs.
    -          Must be comfortable speaking to new people and positively accepting instruction
    -          Must be able to pass pre-employment testing, which includes fingerprint, federal & state background checks, reference checks, and TB screening.
    -          Valid driver’s license with a clean record is a plus but not essential. Some driving jobs do arise.
    -          Candidates must possess the skills to execute physical tasks assigned.
    -          If hired staff will be required to wear uniform shirt and presentable attire
    All interested applicants must send a completed employment application  and resume to Kevin O’Donovan at KODonovan@xrds.org

  • 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.
    The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and 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. 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
    AA degree preferred. High school diploma or GED equivalent.

    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 Biology Teacher (Part- Time)

    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences seeks a dynamic science educator to join its innovative upper school Science Department beginning in the 2019-20 school year. The Science Department offers a variety of science courses that reflect the varied interests of the students and the ever-advancing 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.
    Crossroads Science Department is looking part-time biology teacher with the following skills and qualifications:
    • Minimum BA or BS in Biology with a strong knowledge and focus on chemistry required (graduate degree preferred).
    • Experience teaching biology and environmental sciences with associated ecological field experiences.
    • Deep knowledge of current teaching trends and technology in the fields of science.
    • Be able to convey the joy of learning 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 science. 
    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 English Teacher (Full-Time)

    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences seeks a dynamic educator to join its innovative upper school English department beginning in the 2019-20 school year.
    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 English curriculum promotes the study of the skills necessary for a lifelong love and appreciation of reading and to teach students to write English that—beyond mere correctness—fluently communicates meaning and values. English teachers offer students the opportunity to study both traditional forms of argument and literary criticism as well as more creative forms of expression, such as personal essays, poems, short stories, oral stories, and beyond. Teachers work within grade-level teams and the department as a whole to create a unified curriculum of reading and writing that also allows for flexibility with teaching instruction and course materials.
    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 literature and writing across various grade levels.
    • Experience planning student-centered, innovative lessons and collaborating with colleagues across grade levels.
    • Knowledge of trends in English, including reading and writing, and in the teaching of the discipline. 
    • 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.
    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 Spanish Teacher (Part-Time)

    Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, a progressive, College-Preparatory, K-12 school in Santa Monica, CA, is looking for a part-time Spanish teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.
    Applicants should meet or exceed these requirements:
    • Minimum  B.A in Spanish (an M.A. is preferable)
    • Native speaker or near native proficiencies
    • Minimum of two years of teaching at the high school level
    • Capable of teaching all levels of Spanish (Introductory level through Spanish Literature and Culture)
    • Familiarity with teaching using the immersion approach in the target language
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, application and resume to upperschoolapplicant@xrds.org Position should be noted in the subject line and email addressed to Roxanne Zazzaro, Upper School Director.
  • Elementary School Substitute Teachers (2018-19 Academic Year)

    We are currently accepting applications for K-5 substitute teachers in general education and in specialty subjects (art, music, dance, drama, science, physical education, Spanish, and technology) for the 2018-19 academic year.
    Applicants must have a B.A. degree and experience teaching elementary school aged children.  
    Applicants should be responsible, well organized, flexible and able to substitute as NEEDED on the day of or night before the assignment. Additionally, applicants should have a mobile device and be confident in the use of the device for email and text communications. Applicants should be comfortable in all aspects of classroom management, be able to follow and implement lesson plans, and write a brief report to the teacher at the end of the day’s assignment.
    All interested applicants must apply online through this link: Apply and submit their resume/application.

    No phone calls or walk-ins please

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: 

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

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.