• Crossroads

Employment

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

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  • Associate Director of Admissions

    Crossroads School, located in Santa Monica CA, seeks a highly motivated professional to serve as the school's Associate Director of Admissions


    Reporting to the Director of Enrollment Management, the Associate Director of Admissions is an essential part of the day-to-day operations and admissions programs for approximately 600 Grades 6-12 applicants. This position serves as the public face of admissions, promoting the Crossroads philosophy to internal and external constituencies, including volunteers, students, applicant families, faculty and staff, sending schools, and other referring organizations. Crossroads School is a complex, relationship-based, high volume organization, which requires the Admissions office to maintain a visible profile on campus and a warm, customer-centered approach. The Associate Director works closely with the Middle and Upper School administration and faculty in many aspects of the admissions process. The Associate Director is part of a team of nine professionals on two campuses.
    • Collaborate with the Director of Enrollment Management on strategic initiatives
    • Responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of significant aspects of the Middle and Upper School admissions program
    • Review and assess 300-400 applicants in grades 6-12 and chair multiple Admissions Committees
    • Interview Middle and Upper School applicants and families
    • Actively communicate with and visit sending schools and diversity access organizations regarding applicants as well as identifying potential new sending schools
    • Partner with the Middle and Upper School Administration and admissions staff in planning and implementing assessments, events, and new family orientation to Crossroads
    • Develop and maintain a positive rapport with the Middle and Upper School by visiting Middle and Upper classrooms regularly, attending faculty meetings, and serving on committees
    • Serve on all-school committees and fully invest in the life of the school
    • Represent Crossroads School’s mission, programs, curriculum and philosophy knowledgably and effectively to prospective families
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Bachelors required, Masters preferred
    • Minimum 5-8 years’ experience in independent school admissions and demonstrated growth and advancement in the admissions profession
    • Exemplary skills in team building and complex constituent and project management
    • Ability to communicate a complex educational philosophy through exceptional writing and public speaking
    • Strong systems orientation to database management and data tracking
    • Strong cultural competency skills and track record of successfully working with families from diverse backgrounds
    • A friendly, gracious, professional manner; willingness to learn; and growth mindset
    • Impeccable ethics and a demonstrated commitment to confidentiality 
    • Professional experience in Middle and/or Upper school curricula and pedagogy
     
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Fluent in Spanish
     
     
    All interested applicants must send a completed employment application, resume, and job application form to Victoria Sztankovits, HR Manager at: resumes@xrds.org  
  • 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
     
    General
    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.
                                       
    Equipment: 
    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.
     
    Responsibility:
    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 Academic Dean

    Assist middle school students, faculty, and parents in the day-to-day operation of the division as well as review and prep work over the summer.  Guide a grade-level of students and families through the course of a school year and all of its developmental, intellectual, and socio-emotional challenges and milestones. Teach 1 section of math or science as needed.
    Essential job functions include
     
    • Assist in constructing, assigning, implementing and maintaining student schedules
    • Maintain contact with students, parents, faculty and administrators in the day-to-day operation of the division
    • Conduct a weekly grade-level roll call meeting & follow through with informational notes from the meeting.         
    • Monitor and nurture student progress – academic, social, emotional, & behavioral.
    • Design & lead bimonthly TownHall student meetings inspired by the school’s mission and the developmental needs and interests of the grade-level.
    • Proof and distribute weeklies and interims; review grades of record.
    • Call and attend Support Team meetings for school-identified struggling students
    • Address parents at Orientation and prospective families at Admissions Open House 
    • Conduct student interviews and evaluate applicant files in the admissions process
    • Administer academic advising & connect students & families to support resources
    • Collaborate with learning specialists & counselors
    • Dispense counseling, mediation, & discipline to students.
    • Attend professional conferences/seminars, specifically the summer Stanley King Counseling Conference, if not already attended.
    • Chaperone and advise on annual week-long Outdoor Education trip with students.
    • Engage with students and faculty at snack and lunch in the alley. 
    • Non-essential job functions include: Interview/observe prospective teaching candidates
     
    Mechanical skills needed for this position include:
     
    • Keyboarding   
    • Know pertinent computer programs
     
    Personal skills needed for this position include
    • Strong interpersonal communication
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Public speaking skills
    • Patience
    • Sense of humor
    • Flexibility
    Collaborative and supportive 
     
    Education / Experience needed for this position include
    • BA
    • Teaching and administrative experience

    All interested applicants must send a completed employment application, resume, and job application form to Michelle Merson, Director of Middle School at: Mmerson@xrds.org
  • Part Time Security Officer

    Position Type:
    Part time Hourly position 
    Hours:
    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

    Hours:                                    
    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
     
    Benefits:                                 
    This job includes all benefits that apply to a non-exempt employee.  This is a 12-month job with two weeks of accrued vacation plus holiday as per the personnel manual.
     
    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.
     
    Experience: 
    2 years minimum Janitorial Experience is preferred with References.
     
    Term: 
    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

  • Event Support Staff

    Part time hourly
    Hours: Various days during the week, generally evenings and weekends.

    JOB DESCRIPTION Assist in the preparation of onsite events. This includes, but is not limited to the set-up and take-down of tables and chairs, beverage service, electrical equipment, and audio-visual equipment, etc. Work with event designate to insure all details of the event are carried out. Follow-up after event with appropriate supervisor
    Must be able to perform minor repairs during an event, be accessible by radio and/or on-site cellular phone (provided by Crossroads) to handle calls related to the event or the site.

    EXPERIENCE:
    Must have strong communication skills. Friendly demeanor in person and on the telephone. The ability to take direction from security guards in the event of an emergency. Must have flexibility in schedule. Be detailed, and have the ability to follow through. Must wear event attire (provided by Crossroads) at all times. Be in good physical condition and be able to do physical labor, and lift up to 50 lbs. Prior work in event setup is a plus as well as prior Customer Service experience in dealing with the general public as well as with internal departments.

    PLEASE CONTACT:
    Gayle Taylor - DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES
    Crossroads School
    1714 21st Street
    Santa Monica, CA 90404
    fax: 310 / 828.5636

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


ALL OTHER INQUIRIES
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