• 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

List of 10 items.

  • Co-Teacher

    Responsibilities: 

    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
    Qualifications: 
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Human Resource Manager – Maternity Leave Temporary Cover

    REPORTS TO: Director of Finance 
    POSITION DESCRIPTION: Crossroads School for Arts and Science is looking for a temporary HR Manager to manage all day-to-day activities and a few projects for about 4 months.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
    • Coordinating the annual update of the employee handbooks
    • Managing all workers compensation claims
    • Helping employees with open enrollment
    • Auditing all open enrollment changes ensuring accuracy with carriers, bills, payroll & employees selections in Benetrac
    • Coordinating LOA’s with employees, payroll, and short-term disability (internal & EDD administered).
    • Oversee processing of all other new hires and process all Full time new employees, new hire paperwork, letters, benefits etc.
    • Process all employee terminations, including exit interviews, cobra assistance; benefit terms, and other paperwork.
    • Answer employee questions regarding policies, benefits & procedures, etc.
    •  Coordinate all aspects of the health & benefits fair
    • Sending out HR Newsletters with information that all employees need to have such as changes in the handbook, and information about employee events.
    • Oversee and coordinate Employee End of year party in June
    • Ensured compliance with all state, federal and local laws
    • Other duties and responsibilities assigned by CFO, and  Assistant Head of School. 
    REQUIRED SKILLS:
    •  B.A. degree - required
    • Minimum 5 years progressively responsible experience in human resources, either as a generalist or with a benefits and compensation focus, in a non-profit or education setting
    • Human Resources Certification preferred
    • Excellent at Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Proven track record at maintaining the strictest confidentiality around personnel issues
    DESIRED SKILLS:
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
    • Experience with Benetrac, and paychex
    • 2 years processing workers compensation claims
    • Experience with LOA 
    • Very skilled at identifying and developing solutions and strategies appropriate to Crossroads’ environment and value
     
    Please send resume, employment application and cover letter to Human Resources at Resumes@xrds.org 
     
  • 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
    students
    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
    msapplicant@xrds.org 
  • Upper School Chinese Teacher (Part-time)

    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences is a K-12 college preparatory school that offers a rich and engaging education to its students.  The study of modern languages begins in the elementary grades and increase in expectations in the middle school.  The upper school requires that students complete Level 3 of a language as a graduation requirement.  
     
    The study of Modern Languages (Chinese, French, and Spanish) leads students to competency in the target language in both oral and written forms. Teachers employ methodologies that focus on developing speaking, writing, reading, and listening with an emphasis on language immersion. In addition, students develop an appreciation for cultural differences through the discussion of politics, social and economic issues, literature, and the arts. To promote proficiency, only the target language is spoken in the classroom through informal conversation, instruction, and student-oriented activities. 
    The ideal candidate will have:
       BA Degree or higher and 3-5 years teaching experience
       Native or near-native language skills in Mandarin Chinese and English;
       Facility and comfort using BOTH traditional and simplified characters although our program primarily works with simplified characters;
       Chinese language pedagogy and use of technology;
       Strong written and oral skills in English to communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues as well as a highly refined work ethic;
       A teaching style that stresses conceptual understanding and skill development as well as innovative use of technology and current best practices;
       Enthusiasm around creating student-centered lessons that provide relevance and understanding;
       Willingness to work in a collegial and collaborative environment.
     
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, employment application and resume to upperschoolapplicant@xrds.orgPosition should be noted in subject line with letter and email addressed to Roxanne Zazzaro, US Director
  • Upper School Mathematics Teacher (Full- time)

    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences seeks a dynamic mathematics educator to join its Upper School Mathematics Department for the 2017-2018 school year.  The mathematics department offers varying level of mathematics classes.  Math faculty work with students within the classroom and are also expected to work in the school’s math tutorial center.  Applicants should meet or exceed these requirements:
     
    •       Minimum B.A. in mathematics, mathematics education or a related field (graduate degree preferred)
    •       Minimum of 5 years high school mathematics teaching experience
    •       Ability to teach upper level math courses, including probability and statistics and all levels of calculus
    •       Practice with incorporating technology into lessons
    •       Supportive of individual students and their learning, enthusiastic about the subject and committed to a collaborative and team approach
     
    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, Upper School Director
  • Web Manager- Leave of Absence Temporary Cover

    REPORTS TO: Director of Communications
     
    POSITION DESCRIPTION: Crossroads School seeks a temporary web manager to serve as the point person for website administration. The term of contract will roughly be from mid-May through early-/mid-September 2017. This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, onsite on our Santa Monica campus.
     
    Crossroads currently uses Blackbaud (formerly called Whipple Hill) as its website provider. The web manager is responsible for the site architecture and its technical aspects, and is the ultimate resource on all things related to the School’s website. The web manager coordinates with all those who manage content, organizing the efforts of the Upper, Middle and Elementary school divisions’ tech coordinators and other web users. This position reports directly to the Director of Communications. The ideal candidate is an organized self-starter with good technical and communication skills who can move easily between team members, managers and constituents.
    RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
    • Assist our constituents with login and website navigation issues.
    • Create and help maintain internal website pages.
    • Create new public webpages, as needed, using the Blackbaud K-12 content management system.
    • Update the School’s annual report (a WordPress site) with new content text, photos, graphics.
    • Create digital artwork/graphics for our e-newsletter banner, our homepage photo carousel, etc.
    • Facilitate the drafting, formatting and sending of bulk web-based communications, including weekly e-newsletters.
    • Create online registration forms, as needed, using our website’s event registration system.
    • Maintaining the public end of the website in terms of fresh content and appearance.
    • Provide general web assistance to parents and employees.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
     
    REQUIRED SKILLS:
    • Experience managing a large website with a content management system.
    • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.
    • Proficiency in Photoshop and other graphic design applications (e.g. Canva).
     
    DESIRED SKILLS:
    • Blackbaud experience
    • Experience in Whipple Hill and/or Finalsite Content Management Systems
    • Background in graphic design
    • Education experience, preferably in a K-12 independent school environment
    • Excellent editing and proofreading skills
     
     
     
    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
    The successful candidate for this position will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; the capacity to manage multiple deadlines and projects; creativity and motivation; an understanding of the culture and environment of independent school education.
     
    Please send resume, employment application and cover letter to Human Resources at Resumes@xrds.org 
     
  • World History Teacher

     Description: 
    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. 
    Requirements: 
     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 
    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

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