• Crossroads


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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 9 items.

  • Annual Fund Manager

    Reports to: Director of Annual Giving
    Position Description: Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is seeking a full-time manager to assist the Director of Annual Giving in strengthening and expanding a $4 million+ annual giving program. She/He collaborates closely with the Director and colleagues from advancement as well as volunteer leadership to grow and cultivate a culture of philanthropy within the Crossroads parent and alumni communities. The manager embraces Crossroads’ mission and core values in all facets of the relationship building process.  
    As an integral member of the Annual Giving team, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
    • Developing annual strategy for increased dollars and participation with the Director of Annual Giving
    • Coordinating advancement events such as new parent dinners, phonathons etc.
    • Identify, retain, educate, and evaluate potential volunteers for annual giving
    • Facilitate regular communication of dollars raised to Development Committee and other volunteers
    • Assist with production of special communication pieces including:  solicitations, volunteer updates, caller training tools, thank-you cards, stewardship pieces, videos, and presentations
    • Produce reports regarding annual giving progress to goals
    • Maintain, update, and revise records in school’s database as deemed necessary/appropriate and in collaboration with advancement services. This will include the review and approval of caller notes from parent volunteers
    • Attend evening events as needed including:  donor stewardship dinners, caller training events, grade-level parties, as well as other school functions while tending to the stewardship of volunteers and potential donors
    • Assist in production of annual report, including generation of appropriate lists and proofreading
    • Communicate with constituents as needed (in writing, in person, by phone etc.) to increase positive presence of Advancement office within the Crossroads community
    • Personally make asks to help ensure dollar and participation goals are exceeded for annual giving
    • Maximize the corporate matching gift potential among current donors 
    • Recommend Major Gifts prospects from the Annual Fund donors
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 1-3 years of development experience, preferably in annual giving; background in independent schools preferred
    • Strong organization and communications skills
    • Fluency with Microsoft Office
    • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred

     Please submit cover letter, resume and completed application to the Director of Advancement at: smathews@xrds.org.
  • Co-Teacher


    The co-teacher in the Elementary School at Crossroads:
    • Shares all teaching responsibilities with the Lead Teacher in terms of curriculum, instruction and assessment
    • Supports differentiation in the classroom and is proficient in utilizing interventions to support multiple learning styles
    • Demonstrates mastery in effective classroom management techniques
    • Supports a philosophy of progressive, whole child education
    • Maintains regular communication with parents
    • Delivers both whole group and small group instruction
    • Shares supervision of lunch and recess with Co-Teacher
    • Shares writing of student progress reports
    • B.A. degree plus credential or M.A. and/or at least 2 years’ experience
    • Preference given to teachers with Grade 1 classroom experience and familiarity with Reading and writing workshop and conceptual math.

    All interested applicants must send a completed employment application and resume to Debbie Wei, Director of Elementary at Dwei@xrds.org.
  • Database Manager

    The Database Manager oversees the Raiser’s Edge database, with a focus on data integrity and analysis, to maximize philanthropic income and to build relationships with the School’s constituents.  
    1. Manage all aspects of the Raiser's Edge database, including data accuracy, updates and corrections.
    2. Collaborate on a regular basis with School’s Technology office to perform Raiser’s Edge database maintenance and global updates, as well as the Registrar’s office to ensure streamline integration with Education Edge.
    3. Work with the Business office to produce reports and assist with the monthly financial reconciliation process.
    4. Implement and enforce development policies, such as gift processing policies, data entry policies, and reporting guidelines.
    5. Oversee, and serve as backup for, the processing and acknowledgement of all gifts, pledges and pledge payments to the School. Ensure timely entry of all gifts into Raiser’s Edge and prompt delivery of acknowledgment letters and tax receipts to donors. Generates, schedules, and mails pledge reminders to donors.
    6. Designs and implements database queries, exports, and reports as requested. Provides updated reports on gifts, pledges, progress towards fundraising goals, and other financial data as requested either through regularly scheduled updates or upon request.
    7. Develops and produces mailing lists and labels, donor recognition lists, data files, prospective donor lists, and other information using Raiser’s Edge reporting tools for the Annual Fund, Spring Event fundraisers, capital campaigns, Crossroads, and other mailings.
    8. Effectively utilizes Raiser’s Edge, Crystal Reports, Excel, Word and other software programs to capture, retrieve, calculate and report data or manage fundraising lists.
    9. Prepares the donor recognition lists for the School’s Annual Report.
    10. Work with Senior Database Manager to assess needs of the Advancement Office and current database architecture in order to develop strategic long-term and short-term projects.
    11. Ensures confidentiality of Raiser’s Edge data including addresses and donor records.
    12. Develops and implements ongoing plans to improve the integrity of the database, particularly information on alumni.
    13. Ensures that gift agreements have been executed for all multi-year pledges.

    1. Three to five years Raiser’s Edge database management
    2. Extremely detail oriented
    3. Experience analyzing and manipulating data
    4. Advanced Excel skills
    5. Outstanding organizational and communication skills
    6. Knowledge of networking and telecommunications technologies and the ability to assess the latest developments and potential effectiveness for use in fundraising
    7. Knowledge of direct mail, phonathons, and fundraising techniques, ideally in an independent school context
    8. Understanding of the operations of sophisticated data management systems
    9. Ability to teach technical information in workshop, tutorial and one-on-one situations
    10. Familiarity with MS Office tools
    11. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally
    12. Ability to work with people at all levels
    13. Bachelor’s degree in computer or information science or related experience mandatory

    Please submit cover letter, resume and completed employment application (available at www.xrds.org/employment) to Kristin Ewing, Advancement Office, Crossroads School, at: kewing@xrds.org.
  • Director of Annual Giving

    Reports to: Director of Advancement

    Position Description: Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is seeking a full-time Director of Annual Giving to strengthen and further expand a highly successful annual giving program. The Director applies professional knowledge to develop, direct and implement programs designed to attract the maximum annual gift support possible to the School in support of Crossroads’ ambitious aspirations. He/She collaborates closely with colleagues from advancement, communications and enrollment, as well as volunteer leadership, to deliver an integrated and innovative approach to school advancement.  In addition to growing and cultivating a culture of philanthropy within the Crossroads parent and alumni communities, the Director embraces Crossroads’ mission and core values in all facets of the relationship building process.
    • Develops a detailed operational plan for the annual giving program (goals, strategies and tactics) for inclusion in the overall Advancement operations plan.
    • Establishes complex calendar of annual fund solicitations by targeted constituency and fundraising approach.
    • Implements innovative tactics to improve annual giving among parents, alumni and other supporters including planning annual appeals for various segments of Crossroads constituent base
    • Increases contributions and gifts by directly and personally engaging in active stewardship, cultivation and direct solicitation of annual fund donors.
    • Actively manages volunteers and associated committees/activities that serve the goal of increasing contributions to Crossroads Annual Giving (e.g., phone-a-thons, Leadership Gifts, direct mail, development committee, etc.).
    • Educates and excites current students, parents and alumni about the benefits of annual giving in partnership with advancement colleagues.
    • Monitors program results and provides ongoing analysis and evaluation of solicitation, cultivation and stewardship associated with annual giving.
    • Composes annual fund documents, brochures and other communications in partnership with Crossroads communications.
    • Coordinates gift acknowledgement and pledge fulfillment in collaboration with advancement services. Researches annual fund best practices, and applies where possible, to increase Crossroads participation and revenue.
    • Assesses the quality and efficiency of the development process by keeping relevant reports and statistics on all aspects of the function.
    • Displays the highest ethical and professional behavior as a representative of Crossroads and its advancement office

    •Bachelor’s degree
    •Strong candidates will have 3-5 years of annual giving experience; background in independent schools preferred
    •Ability to meet deadlines within the context of a complex office/school calendar
    •High degree of organization and effectiveness at multi-tasking
    •Previous experience with volunteer recruitment, engagement and management
    •Fluency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
    •Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database (preferred)
    Competencies Required:
    •Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    •Able to work independently and effectively with other team members
    •Passionate about actively supporting the School’s mission
    •Demonstrates a growth-mindset

    All interested applicants must send a completed cover letter, employment application and resume to Director of Advancement at smathews@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
    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 Science Teacher

    Crossroads School seeks an innovative and dynamic Middle School Science Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Crossroads offers a variety of opportunities and enriching activities for
    students from diverse backgrounds to engage in. At Crossroads, we strive to develop and nurture each child’s potential, while challenging them to inquire, observe, and think critically
    about the world around them. The Middle School Science program works on a spiraling curriculum, and applicants must be comfortable with Earth, Life, and Physical sciences. The seventh grade science curriculum focuses on Ecology and Environmental science with a deeper investigation of biomes and energy transfer through ecosystems. Marine Science, Human Reproduction, and Forensic Science are other units of study. Textbooks are not used, instead Readers have been constructed to supplement the material taught throughout the year. 
    Applicants are expected to meet or exceed the following requirements/qualifications:
     B.S. or B.A. in a scientific field
    In-depth knowledge of the subject matter, including the Next Generation Science Standards
    Provide a motivating and stimulating learning environment for students of all different
    backgrounds and learning styles
    Experience with and an understanding of the unique characteristics of middle school
    The ability to develop, design, and modify science curriculum from year to year, with an
    emphasis on project and lab based learning
    Comfortable with a variety of assessment styles
    Experience or comfort with outdoor environmental education
    A collaborative and flexible growth mindset
    Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
    An understanding of and commitment to the Crossroads Philosophy
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, employment application and resume to
  • World History Teacher

    Crossroads School seeks an experienced world history educator, to join its innovative and dynamic upper school History Department to teach 9th and 10th grade World History courses. 
    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences is a leading progressive school on the Westside of Los Angele. The Crossroads History Department offers a 9-12 program of World Civilizations (Ancient/Medieval and Contemporary), United States History, and senior History, Society and Ethics electives. The department is also in the first stages of a multi-year curriculum review process which may result in significant changes to course offerings in the future. The department teaches in a progressive, politically aware and socially conscious manner, putting an emphasis on political engagement and social justice in its courses. Teachers do not rely solely on textbooks, but instead develop original lessons drawing on a wide variety of primary and secondary sources. Discussion, reading, research and writing are central to the curriculum, and students are asked to “do history” and engage with material in meaningful and critical ways. Students also participate in project-based learning and non-traditional assessment strategies are used widely throughout the program. Members of the department are given a great deal of autonomy to design and implement lessons and curriculum, and work in a collaborative manner with other faculty in the department and across the school. 
     at least a BA, preferably a graduate degree, in history or a related field with a focus on World History, non-western history, or the ancient world and have previous experience teaching highly motivated students.
    The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teaching writing, research and critical thinking skills and a passion for working with younger high school aged students.
    The successful candidate will teach a combination of World Civ 1 (Beginnings to 1500) and World Civ 2 (1500-present) courses.
    In future years, there may be opportunities to take on other courses in the curriculum or design new courses.
    Candidates should be a good fit with the philosophy and curriculum of the school and the department. 

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, employment application and resume to upperschoolapplicant@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