An independent day school for grades 6-12
    • 7th grade quilt project
Some qualities of our teachers:
  • They find joy working with young people
  • They are passionate about their discipline
  • They love collaborating with colleagues
  • They employ technology purposefully in their teaching practice
  • They are lifelong learners
  • They have co-curricular interests that they share with students
If you are interested in working in a collegial, student-centered school, please send a cover letter and resume
1. Wonderfully engaging students who love to learn
2. Passionate and highly respected faculty who build caring relationships with students
3. A professional and “best practice oriented” environment.
4. Supportive Parents who partner with teachers to support students, and who will even occasionally bring you breakfast
5. Likeminded colleagues who are team players.
6. A robust professional growth fund that supports teachers in their practice
7. Generous benefits, including faculty awards, continuing education and sabbaticals
8. Tremendous access to high and low tech educational resources
9. Beautiful and thoughtfully-designed campus and facilities
10. An environment balanced between high academic standards and human development

Current Job Openings

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  • Middle School Receptionist

    Reports to:      MS Assistant/Office Manager
    Job Classification:     Non-Exempt,  up to 75% FTE
    Job Term:     August 15th to June 15th (10 months)
    Job Hours:     TBD

    Position description summary
    The Middle School Receptionist is responsible for “front door” response. The receptionist is often the first face that a visitor sees when visiting our campus or the first voice they hear when calling. It is a position that is essential for welcoming and informing all of our visitors and callers.

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Receiving visitors at the front desk which includes greeting, welcoming, directing and announcing them appropriately
    • Answering, screening and forwarding incoming phone calls
    • Receiving and sorting daily mail
    • Responding to and supporting the needs of both students and faculty
    • Primary backup for student attendance
    • Coordinating Morning Announcements
    • Other duties as necessary to ensure the smooth running of the Middle School

    Education, Certifications, and Work Related Experience
    • Entry level position. High school diploma (or GED) is required, but an associate’s or bachelor’s degree is preferred
    • Experience working in a school setting is preferred (with Middle School experience a bonus!)
    • Keen sense of and appreciation for the CSUS culture and our Core Values
    Skill Requirements
    • Operational knowledge of web-related tech such as Google Suite
    • Operational knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Spanish and/or Mandarin language skills a plus
    • Strong organizational and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to multitask and manage time well
    • Demonstrates cultural competency and ability to work well with diverse groups of people

    Working Conditions
    • Physical Ability: tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard and/or workstation
    • Sensory Requirements: some tasks require visual perception and discrimination
    • Some tasks require oral communications ability

    Crystal Springs Uplands School (CSUS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires CSUS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

    Interested candidates
    Cover letters, resumes, and references should be submitted to Beth Duffy, MS Assistant by email at or by mail to Crystal Springs Uplands School, 10 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002, Attn: Beth Duffy. No phone calls please.

  • Associate Director of Admission

    Reports to: Director of Admission
    Job Classification: Exempt, 1.00 Full Time Equivalency
    Job Term: July 1st

    Position Description Summary
    The Associate Director of Admission will assist the Director of Admission with admission-related activities including conducting interviews, helping with day to day department tasks, promoting the school through various means such as weekend/evening events and participating on the admission committee.

    The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in an independent school Admission Office or in a related field.

    Primary Responsibilities include:
    • Greet visitors and conduct interviews
    • Visit feeder schools and attend fairs on behalf of the school
    • Assist with and attend all Open Houses, Evening Receptions and Welcome Events
    • Read and evaluate completed applications
    • Participate in admission committee decision meetings
    • Administrative help during crunch times with office work – data entry, answering phones, decision mailing, etc.

    Additional responsibilities may include:
    • Oversee and execute all admission events, including Open Houses, Welcome BBQs, and Looking Early Tours
    • Manage visitor program
    • Select, train and direct Crystal Ambassador program
    • Create digital/video content for outreach purposes
    • Collaborate with Director of Admission and Director of Advancement to create marketing materials

    Other duties may include:
    • Committees, Co-Advising, or sponsoring a club

    Knowledge-base Requirements:
    • Operational knowledge of Google suite and Microsoft suite
    • Operational knowledge of Ravenna software

    Technical Competencies and Skills:
    • Spanish or other language skills are a plus
    • Exhibits excellent organizational skills
    • Possesses strong oral and written communication skills
    • Works well independently and as a teammate
    • Displays self-motivation and strong work ethic to achieve institutional goals

    Working Conditions:
    • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation
    • Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination
    • Most tasks require oral communication ability

    Crystal Springs Uplands School (CSUS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires CSUS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

    Please send a cover letter and resume to Maurice Willis at

  • Director of Middle School Academic Support

    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a co-educational independent day school, serving students in grades 6-12 on two campuses is seeking a part-time (.80) Director of Middle School Academic Support for its Middle School campus in Belmont, reporting to the Head of Middle School.

    The Director of Middle School Academic Support will arrive at an exciting time in the history of this school with the opening of our new Middle School campus in the fall of 2017 and our increase in enrollment.  This expansion will give this position the opportunity to help us examine our current practice of supporting students and to develop new protocols based on current and best practices.

    With the support of a local nonprofit, Crystal Springs has embarked on a project to evaluate current services offered for students with learning differences. We’ve begun by surveying key stakeholders, and will continue in the following months by conducting in-depth research of offerings at peer schools and universities. The goal is to finalize a list of recommended changes or augmentations by the time the new LD specialists come on board full time for the coming academic year.

    This project reflects Crystal’s commitment to its core values of celebrating scholarship and academic excellence, while fostering kindness and inclusion of all types of learners. We hope that the future learning specialists will be inspired to weave these recommendations into our student support services as we seek to build out a more robust Academic Resource Center in the coming years.

    The ideal candidate will have experience developing and implementing strategies for helping students with learning differences, collaborating with faculty in their effort to support students with learning differences, and partnering with the families in their effort to support their children.

    More specifically, we are looking for candidates who have experience
    • identifying and working directly with students with learning differences, including providing expertise to help students develop effective learning strategies and teaching important study skills
    • serving as case manager for students with learning differences, including writing, updating and ensuring proper implementation of learning plans
    • partnering with families of students with learning differences
    • reading, interpreting, and translating educational testing into necessary accommodations and/or interventions
    • collaborating with faculty in helping them develop best practices in teaching students with learning differences
    • facilitating professional development workshops for faculty
    • identifying technology and software that best supports students with learning differences

    In addition, we are looking for candidates who
    • possess a master’s degree in education with a specialization in school psychology, special education or educational therapy
    • have at least 3 years of experience
    • are highly organized, with strong interpersonal and technological skills
    • have a strong understanding of learning differences, from both a neuropsychological and practical perspective
    • stay abreast of the school’s curriculum content, learning expectations, and teaching practices, including practices that are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive

    Additional responsibilities include
    • coordinating extended time of standardized tests, and filing the necessary paperwork with the Educational Testing Service
    • representing the school at open houses and other events
    • attending grade level and other meetings
    • scheduling yearly educational planning meetings with families, students, advisors and faculty before and during the school year

    In short, we are looking for candidates who support our mission:   At CSUS, we inspire motivated learners to lead meaningful lives in a rapidly changing world.  Our intimate collaborative community encourages students to pursue passions, explore new interests, build confidence, develop compassion and thrive in an environment of academic excellence.

    Crystal Springs Uplands School (CSUS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires CSUS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

    Interested candidates
    Cover letters, resumes, and references should be submitted to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School:

  • Director of Middle School Counseling

    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a co-educational independent day school serving students in grades 6-12 on two campuses is seeking a part-time (.80) Director of Middle School Counseling on its Middle School campus in Belmont, California, located on the Peninsula, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of counseling experience, knowledge of the middle level learner, and interest in being part of a dynamic group of professionals working in our new Middle School, which opened Fall, 2017.

    The Director of Middle School Counseling is expected to offer services and develop programs that meet the school’s mission. The person in this position collaborates closely with the Head of the Middle School, Dean of Students, the Director of Upper School Counseling, the Director of Middle School Academic Support, and Grade Level Team Leaders to implement best practices for Middle School counseling services and social-emotional learning.

    More specifically, we are looking for candidates who will
    • Help students navigate normal developmental challenges and difficulties.
    • Assess when students need ongoing psychotherapy or mental health services outside of school.
    • Support the normal growth of and support of students who are not facing an imminent crisis.
    • Respond to psychological crises as they arise.
    • Assist faculty, staff and parents in their understanding of the developmental needs of middle school students
    • Provide limited counseling services to students and families seeking (voluntary) support. Provide follow-up support (case management) to students and their families
    • Provide outside counseling and mental health referrals to students and families
    • Crisis Intervention – Assessment and clinical support for students (and their families) in crisis. This includes, but is not limited to, 5150 (involuntary placement due to suicidal/homicidal intention and Child Protective Service (mandated reporting status) situations.
    • Serve as a consultant to faculty and administrators, as related to individual students and issues.
    • Consult with outside clinical and medical support personnel when approved by the family and student to provide on-campus support for students.
    • Uphold legal and ethical obligations associated with the role of counselor in a school setting (most especially those upholding confidentiality and reporting).
    • Are experienced in practices that are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive

    We are also looking for candidates who will
    • Teach Wellness courses to students in grades 6-8
    • Collaborate with faculty responsible for implementing our SEL program (known as the Human Development Program)
    • Assist our parent education group with coordination and delivery of parent education events and programs
    • Play an active role as an advisor in our Advisory program.

    Candidates should possess the following
    • Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, School Psychology or substantially related field
    • Licensed as Psy.D., Ph.D., LMFT or LCSW to practice in the State of California, or if holding pre-licensure status, substantial direct experience working with and supporting adolescents and their families for at least 5 years
    • If holding a clinical license from another state, being committed to obtaining the equivalent license in California.
    • Knowledge of laws, regulations and ethical guidelines relating to delivery of mental health services in the school setting
    • Proven experience with program development and implementation
    • Proven experience as a teacher or public speaker with children and adults

    Crystal Springs Uplands School (CSUS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires CSUS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

    Please submit cover letter and résumé to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School (email: by mail:  Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA  94010.  No phone calls please.

  • Shop Supervisor/Robotics Mentor (Full-time)

    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a coeducational independent day School in Hillsborough, California serving Middle and Upper School students on two campuses, is seeking a motivated, experienced and skilled individual to supervise our engineering/makerspace shop, serve as mentor to our Upper School robotics' team, and assist with the supervision of two STEM-like Physics, Engineering, and Technology sections.
    We have a successful robotics team of approximately 15 - 20 students who have participated in First Robotics Competition (FRC) for the past 4 years. This position requires a person who can supervise and mentor our students in the design and construction of robots that will compete in future FRC competitions. The hours change from week to week, but most weeks the hours at from 10 AM to 6 PM Monday - Friday and a 4 hour session on Saturday, hours on Saturday to be mutually determined.
    • An engineering background with 1-2 years of hands-on construction experience using wood and especially metals is required.  
    • Expertise using power hand tools, table saws, band saws, a mill, drill press, sanders, grinders, CADing etc. and experience working with young people and willingness to teach them "best practices" in the use of all of the above.
    Familiarity with the FRC platform a big plus!
    Organizational skills are required, and maintaining a clear and clean working shop is a must.

    If you are interested, send your CV and a list of recent construction projects to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School: Crystal Springs Uplands School is actively seeking diversity and encourages minority candidates to apply.

Employment at CSUS

When looking for teachers, CSUS tends to give preference to those applicants who have demonstrated excellence both teaching to and understanding the needs of young people at the various stages of adolescent development. We look for faculty who are passionate about and have expertise in their discipline, employ technology appropriately, and are excited about collaborating with colleagues. CSUS thrives because of the great reputation of our teachers; when looking for new faculty, we seek those qualities that produce great teaching while igniting the thrill of learning in young people.

Reciprocally, CSUS supports its faculty and staff through a dynamic professional development program, including research grants, travel grants, assistance with the pursuit of advanced degrees and certification programs, membership in professional organizations and a variety of school-wide professional development opportunities. CSUS offers a generous compilation of medical and dental benefits, teaching awards, and sabbaticals. The school assists with the medical coverage of dependents and partners/spouses, and participates in the TIAA program of retirement benefits.

One of the best reasons to consider employment at CSUS is the collegial environment. CSUS teachers and staff see themselves as part of a community of learners, supporting one another and assisting one another along our journeys. The students and parents, who we see as partners in our work, are also part of this community. Because of our culture of caring, CSUS students are motivated and eager to discover the world, both inside and outside the classroom. Guided by dedicated and skillful teachers, they leave prepared for college and beyond.

The hiring process typically begins in January but we encourage applicants to contact us at anytime during the academic year. The hiring process usually begins with phone interviews followed by on-campus visits with sample class lessons and in-person interviews, and finally reference and background checks. CSUS often interviews potential candidates at the annual NAIS conference and at local job fairs. Interested candidates should contact the school with a resume and cover letter describing their interest and area(s) of expertise, and include a list of references.

CSUS is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants, and encourages candidates of color to apply. CSUS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other condition made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and other conditions of employment

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