• 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, cover letter, resume, and job application form to Victoria Sztankovits, HR Manager at: resumes@xrds.org  
  • 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,resume, and job application form 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.
  • Middle School /Upper School Counselor (Full-Time)

    Crossroads School provides a unique K-12 program built on a progressive, developmental model of education. As a college preparatory school, it believes in the importance of academic success, yet not at the expense of a child’s emotional or social well-being. While students need to be challenged, as a developmental school Crossroads believes that it is crucial to develop and deliver curriculum that is appropriate for the age and ability of each grade level.
     
    Committed to all forms of diversity-- racially, economically, geographically, and culturally inclusive—Crossroads assists students in gaining self-esteem, self-knowledge, and respect for the knowledge and opinions of others. Education is a joint venture among students, parents and teachers.
     
    The middle/upper schools counselors provide counseling relating to any issues of concern for students. Students may either drop in or may be referred by faculty or administrators. Counselors use a team approach to better serve students and work closely with parents, faculty or administrators to help coordinate services and recommendations.  
    Joining a department of two other counselors, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:
     
    •       Master’s Degree in counseling, social work or a related field
    •       Minimum of five years of experience as a practicing counselor, preferably in a school setting
    •       Experience working with a diverse student population
    •       Work one-on-one with students on a short-term basis to provide support and assess need for additional services
    •       Ability to work with small groups on adolescent or school-related issues
    •       Ability to communicate effectively with members of the community, including students, parents, teachers, administrators, as well as outside professionals
    •       Interact with school administrators and families to discuss effective strategies and recommendations for extensive help.  
    •       Maintain a network of referral sources; make referrals for outside services
    •       Facilitate communication with outside service providers and administrators and faculty
    •       Work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, school counselors and learning specialists
    •       Attend meetings to stay current with the school community and provide expertise on issues and appropriate interventions
    •       Other duties as assigned
     
    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. 
  • 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
  • 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