An independent day school for grades 6-12

Crystal is Expanding!

As the school increases enrollment over the next few years, we are seeking qualified teachers in all disciplines for both our Middle and Upper Schools. The most successful teachers here have the following qualities:
  • 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 to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School at employment@csus.org.
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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  • Admission Office Assistant

    Crystal Springs Uplands School is a coeducational independent day school serving students in grades 6-12 on two campuses in Hillsborough and Belmont, California. We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative, dynamic, and collaborative full-time Office Assistant for our Upper School Admission. The ideal candidate will be an essential part of the day-to-day operations and admission programs. This position serves as the first face of the Admission Office on the Hillsborough Upper School campus. The Admission Office Assistant is responsible for supporting the admission process, procedures, and accurate file keeping for high school candidates. He or she provides information to applicant parents and interested educators, as well as to faculty and staff.
     
    If you are interested in working in a collegial, student-centered school, please send a cover letter and resume to Reese Willis, Associate Director of Admission:  Mwillis@csus.org.
     
    The principle responsibilities include:
     
    Communication with prospective students and families:
    • Serve as a guide to help students and families through the admission process via phone, email and in-person communication
    • Coordinate the campus visit programs for prospective students and parents
    • Manage large mailings
     
    Application Process and Database Management:
    • Oversee the tracking and completion of applications using the admission databases Ravenna Systems and InResonance
    • Assist with statistical analysis of admission data and prepare reports
     
    Other duties:
    • Support the Associate Director of Admission in managing the student ambassador group
    • Assist with preparation for Open Houses, evening receptions, and other admission events
     
    Additional attributes include:
    • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and prioritize.
    • Exceptional people skills and phone etiquette.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • A detail-oriented approach to work and outstanding organizational skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • The energy, patience, and sense of humor necessary to work effectively with a variety of constituents including parents, students and faculty
    • The ability to think quickly and make thoughtful decisions
    • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is required
    • Experience with database is required; an admission database is preferred
    • Bilingual abilities– Spanish/English or Mandarin/English a plus.
    • Prior school experience preferred but not required
    • A cooperative team approach with colleagues and a willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly defined
  • Middle School Drama/Dance Teacher

    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a coeducational independent day school in Hillsborough, California serving students in grades 6-12 on two campuses is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, dynamic, and collaborative  full-time middle school teacher to teach drama and dance at its new campus in Belmont, California. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of middle school teaching experience, knowledge of the middle level learner, and interest in being part of a dynamic group of teachers who will be part of our upcoming middle school expansion.

    If you are interested in this opening, please send a cover letter and resumé to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School at employment@csus.org.

    More specifically, we are looking for candidates who are middle school centric, that is, candidates who:
    • Love working with middle school-aged children
    • Possess demonstrated success/effectiveness with 11-13 year olds
    • Are able to differentiate and teach to multiple learning styles
    • Have a sense of playfulness and are eager to collaborate with a grade-level team
    • Have experience with meaningful tech integration for this generation of learners
    • See connections between disciplines for cross-curricular lessons
    • Are excited to work with students outside of the classroom by leading an advisory
    • Have sponsored clubs, coached a sport and/or lead local/international trips
    • Incorporate teaching practices and curriculum development, which are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive and competent

    We are also looking for candidates who:
    • Can direct both plays and musicals
    • Have experience both directing shows and teaching classes, including acting and dance
    • Have some experience in technical theater
    • Possess a college degree in a related discipline
    • Have 3-5 years of teaching experience
    • Will serve as an advisor to a group of students, proctors one study hall period per week, and attend faculty meetings, school assemblies and community events as scheduled
  • Middle School Physical Science Teacher

    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a coeducational independent day School in Hillsborough, California serving students in grades 6-12 is seeking a motivated, experienced and skilled individual to teach physical science at its new middle school location in Belmont, California. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of middle school teaching experience, knowledge of the middle level learner, and interest in being part of a dynamic group of teachers who will be part of our upcoming middle school expansion.

    If you are interested in this opening, please send a cover letter and resumé to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School at employment@csus.org.

    More specifically, we are looking for candidates who are middle school centric, that is, candidates who:
    • Love working with middle school-aged children and possess demonstrated success/effectiveness with 11-13 year olds
    • Are organized, energetic individuals who appreciate the enthusiasm and energy of middle school students and are willing to reflect on and make changes to their practice and curriculum.
    • Are able to differentiate and teach to multiple learning styles
    • Have a sense of playfulness and are eager to collaborate with a grade-level team
    • Have experience with meaningful technology integration for this generation of learners
    • See connections between disciplines for cross-curricular lessons
    • Are excited to work with students outside of the classroom by leading an advisory
    • Have sponsored clubs, coached a sport and/or lead local/international trips
    • Incorporate teaching practices and curriculum development, which are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive and competent
    We are also looking for candidates who:  
    • Possess a depth of knowledge of physical science
    • Experience teaching some math
    • Appreciate teaching from multiple perspectives and points of view
    • Possess a college degree in science or relevant discipline
    • Have demonstrated experience with hands-on, project-based learning
    • Are open to learning and trying new technology tools
    • Are organized, energetic individuals who have a willingness to reflect on and make changes to their practice and curricula and are committed to professional growth both in and outside the content area
  • MS General Music

    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a coeducational independent day school in Hillsborough, California serving students in grades 6-12 on two campuses is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, dynamic, and collaborative part-time time middle school teacher to teach general music to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at its new campus in Belmont, California. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of middle school teaching experience, knowledge of the middle level learner, and interest in being part of a dynamic group of teachers who will be part of our upcoming middle school expansion.  

    If you are interested in this opening, please send a cover letter and resumé to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School at employment@csus.org.

    More specifically, we are looking for candidates who:
    • Have a degree in Music Education, Music Performance or Music Composition or related degree
    • Are interested in helping with our musical theater program
    • Possess demonstrated success/effectiveness with 11-13 year olds
    • Are able to differentiate and teach to multiple learning styles
    • Have a sense of playfulness and are eager to collaborate with a grade-level team
    • Have experience with meaningful tech integration for this generation of learners
    • See connections between disciplines for cross-curricular lessons
    • Incorporate teaching practices and curriculum development, which are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive and competent

    We are also looking for candidates who:
    • Have knowledge of and passion and preference for working in middle level education
    • Have experience motivating young students to develop both passion and skills for music that will help successfully transition middle school to our upper school music curriculum.
    • Have practical experience in a wide variety of musical styles
    • Have an understanding of and appreciation for the unique qualities of an independent school, and a willingness to be involved in all aspects of the CSUS community.
    • Attend faculty meetings, school assemblies and community events as scheduled

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  • Part-time MS Coach


    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a coeducational independent day School in Hillsborough, California serving students in grades 6-12 is seeking a motivated, experienced and skilled individual to coach and teach part-time physical education to middle school students at its new middle school location in Belmont, California. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of middle school teaching/coaching experience, knowledge of the middle level learner, and interest in being part of a dynamic group of professionals who will be part of our upcoming middle school expansion. The Middle School Coach reports directly to the Middle School Athletic Director.
     
    If you are interested in this opening, please send a cover letter and resumé to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School at employment@csus.org.

    More specifically, we are looking for candidates who:
    • Have experience coaching more than one sport. This position involves coaching two teams for each of our sports seasons
    • Have experience developing practice plans
    • Communicate effectively and timely to the community, both in writing and orally
    • Are organized. This position requires coaches and teachers to organize the inventory, distribution, and return of uniforms
    • Possess a valid driver’s license.  Coaches must drive vans to and from athletic competitions
     
    We are also looking for candidates who:
    • Will carry out the mission of the School, the Athletic and Physical Education Departments
    • Will set up and dismantle equipment for games
    • Will promote the athletic program to the School community
    • Will assist with the scorers’ table
    • Will assist in other school-related duties, including admission open-houses, chaperoning, etc.

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  • Boys Varsity Basketball Coach

    Crystal Springs Uplands School, an independent school located in Hillsborough, California, is seeking a Boys Varsity Basketball Coach. Candidates should have previous head coaching experience at the varsity high school level.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, and positive coach who is committed to building an outstanding program within the philosophy and educational goals of our interscholastic program.

    Crystal Springs Uplands School is an outstanding coeducational independent school-serving students in grades 9-12. CSUS competes in the highly competitive West Bay Athletic League, and is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation, Central Coast Section.

    Prior to beginning work at Crystal Springs, and a condition of employment, all employees must be fingerprinted, have a current CPR/AED, first aid, Fundamentals of Coaching, Concussion in Sport and Sudden Cardiac Arrest certifications.  

    All coaching positions are temporary seasonal positions. Coaches are required to be available in the afternoons and early evenings for practices and games

    Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to:
    Michael Flynn
    Director of Athletics
    Crystal Springs Uplands School
    Email: mflynn@csus.org


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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