• 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

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  • Accounts Payable Specialist

    Department:  Business Office
    Reports to: Accounting Manager
    Classification: Full time, non-exempt staff 

    The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day processing of all of the School’s accounts payable transactions.  A key member of the Business Office team, and often on the front lines of many financial transactions, the AP Specialist supports Crossroads’ financial objectives by performing all tasks in an efficient, up-to-date and accurate manner. 

    Education and Experience: 
    Applicants should have a minimum of an AA degree with a concentration in accounting, and a minimum of two years actual experience in the computerized processing of accounts payable.  Alternatively, a successful candidate might have the equivalent experience of at least five years in accounting or finance with demonstrated competency in accounts payable processing in a busy environment.
    Skills & Ability:
    • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and timeliness in preparing and entering financial information
    • Ability to organize, update and maintain files in an orderly and timely manner
    • Ability to establish quickly a familiarity with the School’s chart of accounts, operating and capital budgets, departmental personnel and operations.
    • Strong oral and written communication ability and a customer service orientation, providing timely responses to inquiries and excellent interpersonal skills
    • Strong research and analytical skills, required to regularly investigate problems and questions and suggest resolution
    • Working knowledge of database software (esp. Blackbaud Financial Edge) preferred
    • Thorough knowledge and experience with MS Office, particularly Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel applications
    • Ability to work in a team environment and able to interact professionally with staff, faculty, and vendors.  Some exposure is also likely with parents and students
    • Ability to use standard office equipment and type at least sixty (60) words per minute
    • Be an enthusiastic learner who seeks both further training and professional development
    Duties and Responsibilities:  May include but not limited to the following:
    • Receives, verifies and enters invoices and requisitions for goods and services, including check requests for a variety of expenses, including reimbursement
    • Verifies the accuracy of amounts and account information used, and makes sure that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures such as aging and discounts
    • Researches vendor inquiries, resolves invoicing discrepancies, follows up on credits due and communicates with vendors and contractors as needed
    • Ensures that the accounting period for charges is accurate, the purpose is clear, coding is correct, and required approvals have been obtained on all backup for payment
    • Produces checks twice weekly, preparing them for signature and ensuring that they are mailed on time
    • Maintains both computerized and paper vendor and contract files, and works under supervision of Accounting Manager and Controller to develop appropriate methods for storage and archiving of each
    •Prepares manual payroll checks as required
    • Assists the Accounting Manager and Controller with the annual audit as needed
    • Distributes business office mail
    • Balances, reconciles and proposes adjustments as necessary between the accounts payable subsidiary ledger, accrued liabilities and general ledger control accounts.
    •  Performs miscellaneous administrative tasks as needed and often answers questions from a variety of department personnel from around the School.
    Physical requirements:
    The employee is required to lift and carry up to a maximum of 40 pounds of weight, with or without carrying handles.  Position requires sitting while operating computer equipment for approximately 8 hours daily, with repetitive motion for typing and other keystroke processes.
    All interested applicants please send an employment application and resume to Human Resource at  Resumes@xrds.org. 

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position.  Essential duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job (including physical requirements).  An incumbent must be able to perform all of the essential duties and responsibilities described above.  An employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job related duties as requested by management.  All requirements are subject to reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Building Maintenance Engineer

    Status:  Full Time
    Division/Dept: Facilities
    Reports to:Plant Manager 
    Location: 21st Street and/or Norton

    Position Overview:

    A Building Maintenance Engineer must possess a variety of skills encompassing most of the construction trades. Maintenance workers might paint the lobby one day, fix a broken garbage disposal the next morning and replace a faucet later in the day. Building maintenance workers handle repairs that require basic skills as an electrician, carpenter, plumber, mechanic, painter, HVAC technician and roofer. However, building maintenance workers must always remain aware of their limitations and request the services of a licensed or other team members when the worker’s lack of expertise or local ordinances require it.
    Essential Job Functions:
    • Maintain a safe environment for staff, students, and visitors.
    • Conduct regular inspections to determine areas that need attention.
    • Perform tasks to make necessary repairs discovered during inspections.
    • Schedule with other departments when planned repairs are to be done.
    • Regularly check and update work order status.
    • Repair and maintain plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and general building functions.
    • Perform regularly scheduled preventative maintenance as directed from preventive maintenance work orders.
    • Perform maintenance tasks as requested by assigned work orders.
    • Maintain shop tools in good working order. If tools need to be replaced or sent out for repairs inform supervisor.
    Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions:
    • Assembly of new equipment, desks, chairs, and other miscellaneous items as needed.
    • Expected to assist custodial staff with picking up trash or cleaning areas when such a need arises.
    • Clean up after themselves with making repairs.
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • General knowledge and troubleshooting skills in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, painting, and general building maintenance.
    • Must have good communication skills.
    • High school diploma or general education degree.
    • Solar experience a plus
    • HVAC experience a plus
    • Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner.
    • Is accountable for his/her own actions.
    • Maintains confidentiality per School policy and supports School’s values.
    • Conveys accurately both good and bad news to supervisor. 
    • Meets commitments; works independently.
    • Accepts accountability, handles change, and sets personal standards.
    • Stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
    Physical Demands:
    • Employee is frequently required to operate machinery, repetitively grasp objects simply and firmly, and use fine manipulation dexterity.
    • Employee must occasionally sit, stand, walk, squat/kneel, crawl, bend/stoop, twist, and turn.
    • Push/pull, flex/extend/rotate neck and wrists, rotate forearms, reach vertically and horizontally.
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.
    • Personal protection equipment includes but not to be limited to:  ear/eye/skin protection, protective footwear and any other specific need to a job safety requirement.
    • Must use both feet together, separately and repetitively to operate equipment.          
    • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
    • Must be able to listen and follow instructions.

    All interested applicants please send an employment application and resume to Human Resources at  Resumes@xrds.org. 
  • Custodian

    Position: Part Time
    5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Mon – Fri)
    Job brief
    We are looking for a responsible custodian to maintain and protect our facilities. The ideal candidate will be experienced in a custodian role focused on building upkeep. 
    • Ensure spaces are prepared for the next day by taking out trash, tidying furniture and dusting surfaces
    • Sweep and mop floors and vacuum carpets
    • Wash and sanitize toilets, sinks and showers and restock disposables (e.g. hand soap and toilet paper)
    • Wipe mirrors and windows
    • Utilize insecticides to prevent infestation by dangerous pests
    • Report major damages or repairs
    • Secure facilities after operating hours by locking doors, closing windows and setting up the alarm
    • Undertake occasional custodial and janitorial tasks (watering sidewalks and entrances, lifting heavy items, moving chairs etc.)
    • Proven experience as custodian, janitor or in a similar role
    • Knowledge of use and maintenance of industrial cleaning equipment and appliances
    • High school diploma is preferred
    • Must be able to pass pre-employment testing, which includes fingerprint, federal & state background checks, reference checks, and TB screening
    • Candidates must possess the skills to execute physical tasks assigned
    All interested applicants must fill out employment application and attach a resume. Please scan, fax, or email completed job application form to the following:

    Paul Larson
    Custodial/Facilities Manager
    Fax: (310)586-0070
    1714 21st Street
    Santa Monica CA 90404 
  • Data and Campaign Services Coordinator

    REPORTS TO: Senior Database Manager
    CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Non Exempt 

    Crossroads is looking for a Data and Campaign Services Coordinator to provide administrative and logistical support to the Advancement office. This individual will be a key member of the Database team and  support a variety of capital projects and annual projects. 
    1. Enter and maintain constituent data within Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge, including gift entry.
    2. Generate all gift receipts/donor acknowledgements in a timely manner.
    3. Fulfill input as well as output data requests.
    4. Provide data and support for solicitations, including segmented mailings and email campaigns.
    5. Aid in preparing gift data and donor lists for the School’s Annual Report.
    6. Coordinate data updates between Education Edge, Raiser’s Edge and our Website (Whipple Hill).
    7. Export data for Push Page communications.
    8. Perform weekly report updates for the Annual Fund.
    9. Audit data for errors and inconsistencies.
    10. Provide technical support and training to Development colleagues for Raiser’s Edge.
    -This position requires experience with database management, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
    -Keen attention to detail and the ability to maintain discretion with respect to confidential information is essential.
    -Must possess the ability to be extremely accurate and consistent with data/record keeping;
    -Have an affinity for data management, financial systems, and technology matched with an inquisitive disposition.
    -Must be willing to work in a fast-paced office and pitch in when needed, and be able to manage simultaneous priorities effectively, with exceptional judgment and integrity. 
    -Must be a strategic database thinker capable of developing, implementing and coordinating policies and procedures related to gift reports.
    All interested applicants please send an employment application, cover letter and resume to Paul Howiler at resumes@xrds.org
  • Event Support Staff

    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 is looking to expand their Events Support Staff team. 
    10:30am to 3:30pm - Part Time
    1:00pm to 6:00pm - Part Time

    Duties Include but are not limited to the following:

    - Set up and break down of tables and chairs for various events
    - Brew coffee and deliver beverage setups to various campus locations
    - Setup of chairs and staging for large assemblies
    - Relocation of classroom and office furniture within the room, a building or warehouse
    - Wash and fold table cloths from events
    - Load and off load truck with event gear
    - Set up nets, water coolers, score console and basic audio systems for sports events (prior knowledge not essential, candidate can be instructed)
    - General labor for a variety school related tasks around campus such as delivering packages, paper, water etc.


    -  Must be able to comfortably lift 50 lbs.
    -  Must be comfortable speaking to new people and positively accepting instruction
    -  Must be able to pass pre-employment testing, which includes fingerprint, federal & state background checks, reference checks, and TB screening.
    -  Must be alright wearing safety toed boots (we provide reimbursement for purchase)
    -  Valid driver’s license with a clean record is a plus but not essential. Some driving jobs do arise.
    -  Candidates must possess the skills to execute physical tasks assigned.

    Please submit employment application,and resume to Kevin O’Donovan at  KODonovan@xrds.org

  • Interim Librarian

    Reports to: Director of Learning Resources
    Status: Full Time M-F 7:30-4:00pm, although later hours, closing shifts, and some weekends may be required. Position runs through June 22, 2018.
    Position Overview: The Paul F. Cummins Library supports the needs of over 800 Middle and Upper School students, faculty, and staff on the 21st Street Crossroads campus. The Librarian is a staff position primarily responsible for information instruction and traditional library duties for both the Middle School and Upper School, under the direction of the Director of Learning Resources. Grading days, other pupil-free days, and in-service days are required.
    Essential Job Functions:
    • Teach classes on information and digital literacy skills for both Middle and Upper School students, which includes academic research instruction, plagiarism topics, and ethical use;
    • work in concert with other library staff to provide general library supervision, including Roving Reference and Circulation Desk duties;
    • select and process new materials to main a balanced, current collection of print and digital materials;
    • recommend and supply faculty with LibGuides, library materials, and resources that can be used in classes across the curriculum;
    • create displays, bulletin boards, etc. with other library staff to support school themes, extend classroom learning, and promote interest in reading;
    • advise a student-run club and/or intern in an MS or US class for a semester;
    • collaborate with other library staff, faculty, and students to select an Upper School Summer Reading book; organize and produce a companion assembly during the following school year;
    • pursue professional development by setting yearly goals with the aid of the Director of Learning Resources, seeking out new opportunities for professional and personal growth;
    • help students develop attitudes, habits, and skills needed for academic and personal growth;
    • attend either MS or US faculty division meetings, and participate in either MS Core meetings or an Upper School committee;
    • promote and market the library to the Crossroads community, as well as engage in outreach to nearby schools and public libraries;
    • ensure a safe and accessible library environment by promoting free inquiry and exposing students to a broad range of ideas.
    Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions:
    • Create yearly goals for professional development;
    • Provide lunch coverage for other library staff members;
    • Manage parent volunteers in conjunction with the Parents Association;
    • Participate in Admissions file reading as requested;
    • Provide support to the Director of Learning Resources with organizational projects;
    • Participate in weekly check-in meetings with the Director of Learning Resources;
    • Attend quarterly staff meetings;
    • Take an active part in the school community by attending curricular and extra-curricular events such as sports, plays, concerts, and field trips; and
    • Perform other duties as required of library staff.
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school;
    • 2+ years of library experience (public, academic, special, etc.);
    • proficiency in basic technology such as GAFE, Microsoft Suite, and Apple OS;
    • demonstrated competence in teaching digital literacy and library skills to students of any age;
    • growth mindset with a positive attitude, sense of humor, curiosity, and desire for collaboration and life-long learning; and
    • knowledge of current library trends.
    Physical Demands
    • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time (upwards of an hour)
    • Ability to push/pull 40 pounds
    • Ability to use a laptop
    • Move/carry boxes
    • Climb stairs
    Please submit employment application, cover letter, and resume to Director of Learning Resources, Kayti Mathewson at kmathewson@xrds.org. No phone calls please.
  • Program Assistant K-5 Grade After School Program (Hang Out)

    Department:Auxiliary Services
    Status: Part Time 
    Reports To: Ashley Nissim, Hang Out Program Coordinator
    Schedule of Hours:Monday – Friday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Dates:October 2, 2017 – June 11, 2018
    The After School Program Assistant job entails supervising and interacting with children, grades K-5, in indoor and outdoor play environments and assisting with set-up and clean-up each day.  We are looking for fun, energetic individuals that enjoy working with children.  There are possibilities to work extended hours on early dismissal and pupil free days.  
    Job requirements:
    • Ability to interact well with children, parents, faculty, and staff 
    • Capability of listening carefully to others
    • Ability to manage large groups of children 
    • Able to demonstrate good judgment
    • Reliability
    • Good communication and verbal skills
    • Fluency in English
    • Friendly and energetic demeanor 
    • Attention to detail and follow through
    • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
    • Ability to lead sport related activities
    • Prior after school program experience in a K-5 school
    • Assistant teacher experience in a K-5 school
    • BA preferred 
    • Early childhood education a plus
    Interested candidates should email cover letter,  employment application, and resume to
    Ashley Nissim at anissim@xrds.org
  • School Nurse

    Status: Part Time
    Reports to: Head Nurse
    Crossroads School for the Arts & Sciences, a progressive, independent, co-educational k-12 day school is looking for a part time school nurse to work about 3 days per week and occasionally during special events that occur nights and weekends. 
    Essential Job Functions include:
    Assess student injuries and complaints
    Provide proper nursing care
    Communicate with parents regarding injuries, illnesses, other visits to the nurse as needed
    Administer daily and as needed and prescribed medications (inhalers, antibiotics, etc…)
    Communicate with ES Director, ES Dean, and other administrators regarding student health/emotional concerns.
    RN or LVN
    Experience as a school nurse or in a hospital setting.
    Please Submit Cover Letter, Resume and employment application to Human Resources at resumes@xrds.org
  • 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

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.