• 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 and 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

List of 8 items.

  • Admissions Database and Operations Manager

    Reports to: Director of Enrollment Management
    Status: Full Time
    Division/Dept.: Admissions

    Position Overview

    The Admissions Database and Operations Manager serves as the lead information management professional for Crossroads’ two high-volume Admissions Offices. In addition, the Manager is the integral link between both offices and several important departments in the Crossroads community. This is an hourly 12-month, overtime-eligible position with full benefits.
    Essential Job Functions
    • Is the primary information manager for the Admissions Office, including:
      • o   Act as liaison to other departments that rely on admission data and services by managing the migration of new student information, as well as the Technology Department for system issues and requirements
      • o   Serve as the lead registrar for the admissions office. Responsible for all aspects of electronic file, record, and form management for 1000+ applicants, including data integrity oversight, data extraction, and data management
      • o    Contribute to the development, implementation, and documentation of processes that support the strategic, accurate, and efficient flow of enrollment information
      • o   Manage fee payments, waivers, and admission decision notifications
      • o   Prepares electronic admissions communications for new families from inquiry to newly enrolled families (emails, push pages)
      • o   Communicates regularly with online admission portal vendor Ravenna Solutions and handles all service requests for the Admissions office
      • o    Keep current on Ravenna updates and system enhancements and provide technical support for Admissions office staff when needed
      • o   Maintain enrollment and re-enrollment numbers, track statistics, generate reports for Director of Enrollment Management, and execute institutional research
      • o   Manages applicant information flow with all diversity access organizations (A Better Chance, Alliance, YES, etc.)
    • Is the primary Tuition Reduction (TRF) Liaison for applicants. Assists families with customer service regarding electronic TRF applications as well as approving application fee waivers for families
    • Provides friendly and informative customer service for all visitors and applicants from inquiry to enrollment via phone, email, and in-person
    • Assist with Admissions events when needed
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Minimum 3-5 years experience in customer service in a high volume environment
    • Superior expertise in database and information management
    • Background in data analysis and reporting
    • Extremely strong organizational skills demonstrating ability to simultaneously manage multiple constituencies and deadlines
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Expert level in word processing, MS Office, Google Docs, and email campaign software
    • Strong cultural competency skills and ability to work with families from diverse backgrounds
    • A friendly, gracious, professional manner and outlook
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Fluent in Spanish
    • Experience in a school or non-profit setting 

    Please submit employment application , cover letter and resume for serious consideration to Director of Enrollment, Eric Barber at resumes@xrds.org .

    (Application can be found on the XRDS at: https://www.xrds.org/page/about/employment)
  • Athletic Trainer

    We are a private independent K-12 School who provides Athletic Training services to students grades 5-12.  We have a unique campus including two athletic training rooms, and multiple park facilities used as home sites across the community.
    We currently have an opening for a Part Time Athletic Trainer at Crossroads School for the 2017-2018 school year.
    (approx. 15-20hrs/week)
    Salary :DOE
    Part- Time 

    Ideal candidates for either position possess the following qualities:
    1   Maintains a certification in good standing with the BOC 
    2   Previous experience as an AT at a Secondary school/Middle School a plus
    3   Has flexible hours (primarily in the afternoons 2:30p-7:30p) but is also willing to work some Saturdays and late nights
    4   Possible starts as early as 12pm
    5   Is able to maintain up to date treatment/ injury logs
    6   Has strong knowledge of current CIF Concussion Laws and RTL/RTP protocols
    7   Is comfortable administering SCAT5 and ImPact Neurocognitive tests
    8   Is willing to travel (bus) with our teams off site
    9   Is able to lift up to 50lbs (injury ice and water coolers)
    10  Is able to use a personal vehicle to transport Ice/water AT Kit and    emergency supplies
    11  Is confident communicating with coaches/parents/school administration/physicians re: student-athlete’s injury status
    12  Is proficient in prophylactic taping a bracing techniques
    13  Is proficient in initiating and modifying PT/Home EX programs for student athletes

    Please submit your resume, application, and cover letter to Ira Smith ismith@xrds.org (Athletic Director) and Joanna Stover MS ATC jstover@xrds.org (Head Athletic Trainer)
  • Events/Package & Facilities Coordinator

    Reports to: Facilities Director
    Status: Full Time M-F 7:30am-4pm (overtime on occasion)
    Position Overview
    Assist Director of Facilities in all areas of departments including Maintenance, Events, Security and Transportation. Coordinates all receiving and distribution of packages [Fed X, UPS, USPO, etc.]
    Essential Job Functions
    • Assist in overseeing and managing Maintenance, Security, Custodial and Events departments.
    • Manage the set up and implementation of the school’s bus service for students “Hub to School”.
    • Along with Event Coordinators, oversee school Master Calendar and assist in facilitating all events that take place on campus. Create a weekly schedule for the Events department. Responsible for organizing equipment set-ups and staffing as required
    • Develop and manage a system for all packages received; coordinate with Event staff when needed for delivery.
    • Lead and administer annual AQMD transportation survey to employees as well as provide programs for employees to provide transportation alternatives such as carpooling, taking public transportation or cycling.
    • As a member of the Safety Committee recognize and implement changes that need to be made to campus and facilities to make school a safer place. Record and send minutes of each meeting.
    • Maintain all records for school cell phones, school utilities, school vehicles, and certificates of insurance for outside vendors; process and direct all in-school work orders and make sure they are completed.
    • Assign parking spaces to employees and manage outside parking contracts off campus, as well as keep track of bike/walk/public transport/carpool incentives, rewards, charges, etc.
    • Update online Facilities Handbook for all employees.
    • Implement improvements around campus (playground, bike racks, landscaping, lockers, etc.).
    • Update school maps and signage with any changes on campus.
    • Draft and/or edit various correspondence for Facilities Director to be sent to Crossroads community and to other non-school contacts.
    • Manage and update content on the facilities website.
    • Manage Crossroads’ SchoolDude platform. Assign & close work orders, develop preventative maintenance solutions, and provide SchoolDude access to all employees.
    • Along with the Transportation Supervisor, review and authorize field trip requests. Coordinate for busses to be available to faculty and students for field trips.
    Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions
    Running errands, calling references for new employees, ordering office supplies, help Security occasionally with carpool and lost and found; help Events occasionally with set-ups and big events, process and order furniture requests, translating. Provide assistance in receiving packages and shipments. Occasionally, deliver supplies and packages to different areas of the campus.
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    Experience working in school with or around students, writing skills and typing skills, planning events, implementing construction projects, event planning, marketing, ability to communicate with diverse group of people, ability to work independently, problem solving;
    Conversing in the Spanish language required.
    Physical Demands
    Lift 50 lbs, be on your feet, walk, etc.
    Please submit employment application , cover letter and resume to Director of Facilities, Gayle Taylor 
  • Grounds and Maintenance Staff [emphasizing Landscaping]

    Classification:              Hourly (non-exempt)
    Hours:                          Typical day shift is 7:00am-3:30pm, Monday through Friday with overtime hours.
    Reports to                       Plant Manager and Lead Landscaper
    Responsibility: This position is responsible for the overall upkeep of the school grounds (landscaping).  The candidate should have a basic knowledge of landscaping such as the ability to identify plants, weeds, and understand the daily water needs. Occasionally assists the Events Department in set-up, monitoring and takedown of events on both campuses, as  well as off campus.
    1)               Radio, raincoat, rain pants, and rain boots. 
    2)               School-issued radio.
    3)               Hedge trimmers, chainsaw, shovel, hoe, rake and other typical landscaping hand and power tools as necessary.
    4)               Comfortability with use of scissor lift, ladders, fork lift and other similar industrial equipment.
    5)               Personal Protection Equipment: gloves, earplugs, and eye protection.
    1)               Sweeping Alley and other portions of the school after lunch and snack, and as needed.
    2)               Assist with routine safety inspections, emergency drills, and if need be emergency situations.
    3)               May be required to do some extensive digging, or trenching.
    4)               Light tree trimming.
    5)               Install and repair drip irrigation, sprinkler valves, pipes and heads when necessary.
    6)               Fertilize and water trees, shrubbery, flower beds, and hedges.
    7)               Keep assigned areas free of weeds, pest, and plant diseases.
    8)               Keep available via radio for requests.
    9)               Must be able to read and understand work orders as well as faculty use forms.
    10)           Must be able to assist in the set up desks, tables, etc. for events or as necessary.
    11)           Occasionally assist with Security in carpool duties which include directing traffic.
    12)           Drop off mail to the US Post Office daily.
    Other Requirements:
    1)               Will need to occasionally drive the school vehicle to events, to the dump, and other off campus locations.
    2)               All employees in this category must be insurable by the School’s insurance company.  Must have a valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record; driving record needs to remain clean.
    3)               Must be in good physical condition, be able to lift 75 lbs., and be able to do physical labor.
    4)               Must be self motivated and be able to work with little direction from time to time.
    5)               Must be able to read, write, understand and speak English (and would be helpful in Spanish) as it relates to the job.  They will be capable of clear, concise written and oral communication in a variety of settings and will also be able to handle the fast-paced and sometimes hectic environment of the School.
    6)               Any other duties relavent to the Landscaping field.
    Send a completed employment application to Jeff Asenbauer at jasenbauer@xrds.org ,Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences.
  • Middle School Core Teacher

    The primary purpose of this position is to:
    Teach an integrated humanities curriculum full-time in the Middle School Core department.

    Essential job functions include:

    1. Teach 4 sections of 7th grade Core classes (see description below) & 5 hours of Options programming.

    1. Weekly shared supervision of students before & after school, and at snack and lunch times.

    7th Grade Core is an integrated humanities curriculum specifically focused on American Studies. The yearlong question students are asked to contemplate is “What is Justice?” Moreover, we investigate and discuss how one finds justice within the American system of government, through the investigation of primary texts of the United States, including the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. In conjunction with the concept of justice, we focus on the place and role of children in the history and development of the United States. Starting with the year 1692, we explore the Salem Witch Trials and make our way through the Great Depression. In addition to these history and social studies subject areas, Core focuses on expository and creative language arts. Writing is at the central “core” of Core. We cover narrative storytelling, poetry, drama, and the personal essay, as well as research skills in persuasive writing. Core utilizes a teacher-created “American Primer” reader as well. The ability to engage in all these areas of study, as well as in current events, is central to the teacher’s role in this position.

    Basic Middle School Faculty Expectations:
    1. Embody school’s mission and its five basic commitments:
      1. To academic excellence;
      2. To the arts;
      3. To the greater community;
      4. To the development of a student population of social, economic, and racial diversity;
      5. To the development of each student’s physical well being and full human potential.
    2. Inspire learning.
    3. Create a predictable, supportive environment for students.
    4. Plan and prepare for instruction; provide positive,clear assessments and feedback.
    5. Respect and advocate for the developmental needs of early adolescents and their families.
    6. Collaborate and engage with colleagues and students.
    7. Honor confidentiality of school, student, and family information.
    8. 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: 5 years in Middle School education preferred

    Additional Attributes: Ability to work in an energetic environment, positive disposition, strong communication skills, flexibility and good humor.
  • Upper School Chemistry (Maternity Leave Replacement)

    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences seeks a dynamic science educator to join its innovative upper school Science Department from August 25-October 18.  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.
    Crossroads Science Department is looking for a full-time chemistry teacher with the following skills and qualifications:
    • Minimum BA or BS in Chemistry with a strong knowledge and focus on organic chemistry required (graduate degree preferred).
    • Experience teaching chemistry and environmental sciences
    • 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. 
    All interested applicants must send a completed cover letter, employment application and resume to Roxanne Zazzaro, Upper School Director (rzazzaro@xrds.org) .  Position should be noted in subject line with letter and email addressed to Roxanne Zazzaro, US Director. 
  • Part Time Security Officer

    Position Type:
    Part time Hourly position 
    Various hours and days during the week.  
    Job Description:
    Observe and report activities and incidents, serve as a security presence and visible deterrent to crime, and responsible for the overall safety and security of the Crossroads campus.  Provide for safe and courteous street crossing of Crossroads students, parents and faculty. 

    Job Requirements:
    -High School diploma or equivalent required.
    -Must possess a valid Guard license and as a condition of employment maintain a current active status with BSIS Guard License at all times.
    -Must display excellent customer service and communication skills.
    -Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift).
    -Climb stairs and ramps occasionally during shift.
    -Occasionally lift or carry up to 50 pounds.
    -Run as needed
    -Constant use of both hands and arms in reaching/handling/grasping while using phone, notepad, writing reports, or using a handheld stop sign.
    -Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain, or heat
    -Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
    -Must be able to handle pressure of working with high volume of people
    -Must wear uniform (provided by Crossroads) at all times and maintain a professional appearance at all times.

    No phone calls or walk-ins please

    All interested applicants must
    send a employment application, resume, and fill out, fax, or scan and email the job application form to the following:

    Juan Molina
    Security Manager, Crossroads School
    310-586-0070 Fax
  • Custodian

    Part-time, normal work shift is 5 hours daily. Some overtime and alternate shift coverage may be required.
    Report to:                                
    Reports to both Norton Campus and 21st  Street Custodial Supervisors
    This job includes all benefits that apply to a part time non-exempt employee.
    General Responsibility:           
    Primary responsibility is cleaning and up-keeping of all rooms, buildings and grounds of the assigned areas. Duties include, but are not limited to vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, stripping, waxing and polishing all floors, carpets and stairs, picking up all trash, emptying and relining all waste and recycling receptacles, cleaning all desks, chairs, counters, whiteboards, walls, doors, closers, handrails, cleaning and disinfecting all bathroom fixtures, replacing all sanitary supplies, and all other requirements as directed by supervisors.
    Other Requirements of this position:
    General Requirements: 
    The successful candidate will be able to read, write, understand and speak English as it relates to the job. They will also have a friendly demeanor, have an attention to detail work ethic, be able to handle the fast-paced and sometimes hectic environment of the school and the ability to work with and without supervision. Basic computer knowledge is a plus.
    Physical Demands:
    -Candidate must be in good physical condition and may be required to lift 50+ lbs. from time-to-time.
    -Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate miscellaneous equipment.
    -Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
    -Walking or standing for extended periods of time.
    -Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
    -Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling heavy objects as assigned.
    -Heavy physical labor as will be required to operate carpet/floor cleaning equipment and pressure washer.
    2 years minimum Janitorial Experience is preferred with References.
    All non-teaching employees at Crossroads are “at will” employees, meaning that there is no contract of employment over a specified time; rather employment is a voluntary relationship that can be ended at any time by either party.
    If you are interested, please complete employment application and send to Paul Larson, Custodial Supervisor at Plarson@xrds.org

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: 

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

Victoria Sztankovits
Human Resources Manager
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.