• 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 6 items.

  • 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
  • Elementary School Admissions Assistant

    Reports to: Director of Enrollment Management

    Position Overview
    The Elementary School (ES) Admissions Assistant serves as the first point of contact for prospective families contacting the Elementary Admissions office. In addition, the Admissions Assistant serves as an assistant to the Director of Enrollment Management and provides clerical, event, and customer service support for ES admission programs. This is an hourly 10-month, overtime-eligible position.

     Essential Job Functions
    • Provides friendly and informative customer service for all visitors and applicants from inquiry to enrollment
    • Responds to grades K-5 admissions questions from applicant families via phone, email, and in-person
    • Provides support for admissions programs such as tours, open houses, interviews, visit days, and special events on the Norton campus
    • Schedule and track all ES tours and interview scheduling, follow-up and rescheduling
    • Primary liaison with Crossroads security and facilities teams
    • Serves as assistant to the Director of Enrollment Management, including scheduling appointments, calendaring and credit card reconciliation, and other forms of professional support
    • Maintains the calendar and office supplies for the Elementary Admissions team
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Associate degree required
    • Minimum 3 years experience in customer service in a high volume environment
    • Proficiency in word processing, MS Office, Google Docs. Typing speed of at least 60 wpm
    • Preferred proficiency with database management and desktop publication
    • A friendly, gracious, professional manner and outlook
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with simultaneous projects and deadlines
    • Experience in a school setting preferred
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Fluent in Spanish
    • Attainment of Bachelors degree
  • 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.
  • Upper School Administrative Coordinator

    Reports to:Upper School Director

    Duties:Assist Upper School Director, general office management, schedule meetings on Outlook Calendar, Master Calendar and Facility Use Forms, record Upper School faculty absences, reconcile credit card charges, work with administrators, staff, 80+ faculty, 500+ students, parents and families, work permits, manage 10+ email distribution lists, coordination of Parent Day and Awards Day, Upper School office publications: the Planner, Course Catalogue, etc., upload Course Catalogue to website, assist Director in teacher hiring process, lunch coverage for Attendance Officer, assist with substitute needs.
    Hours and Benefits:40 hours per week with overtime as needed to fulfill job requirements. Hourly rate (non-exempt) with medical benefits. 12 month job with 2 weeks paid vacation, plus vacations and holidays as per personnel manual.
    Required Skills:Good knowledge of computer skills, Microsoft Suite, Google Educational Suite (Google Docs), flexible, outstanding organizational and communication skills, personable demeanor, be able to multi-task daily
    Start Date: August 14, 2017
    Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and references in c/o Roxanne Zazzaro, Upper School Director at AdministrativeCoordinator@xrds.org on or before Wednesday, June 21.
  • 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
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences provides a unique K-12 program built on a progressive, developmental model of education.