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
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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  • MS English teacher

    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a coeducational independent day school in the San Francisco Bay Area serving students in grades 6-12 on two campuses, is seeking an English teacher to teach two sections of 8th grade English on its middle school campus in Belmont during the second semester of school year 2017-2018, beginning on January 2, 2018 and ending early June, 2018.

    The ideal candidate will have middle school teaching experience, knowledge of the middle level learner, and interest in being part of a dynamic group of teachers who work collaboratively.

    Students at Crystal Springs develop into independent and successful life-long learners by following a program that focuses on skill acquisition and content knowledge. Though the school can be described as academically rigorous, the rewards of such a program can be seen in the daily successes of our students. Whether it is struggling through an analytical essay or an enigmatic laboratory experiment, we believe students learn best in an environment that challenges them to reach beyond what they know to solve problems using the skills they have learned. Students are encouraged to question their teachers, seek new ways toward learning, and discover the complexity of the world around them.

    More specifically, we are looking for candidates who are middle school centric, that is, candidates who:
    • Possess a  desire to collaborate with colleagues and a commitment to encouraging the potential in every student
    • 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
    • Are excited to work with students outside of the classroom by leading an advisory and delivering a robust human development program
    • Incorporate teaching practices and curriculum development, which are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive and competent

    We are also looking for candidates who:
    • Possess a college degree in English or related or relevant discipline
    • Are motivated, experienced middle level teachers who are attuned to developmental, social, and emotional needs of middle school students
    • Are passionate English teachers who excel in both content knowledge and pedagogical expertise.
    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.

  • Upper School Athletics Director

    Reports to: Head of Upper School
    Job Classification: Exempt, 1.0 Full Time Equivalency
    Job Term: July 1 to June 30 (12 months)

    Job Overview: Crystal Springs Uplands School (CSUS), a 6-12, coeducational, independent day school located in the San Francisco Bay Area, seeks an Upper School Athletics Director.  The Upper School Athletic Director will arrive at a particularly exciting moment for CSUS: the school is in the midst of an enrollment expansion with the opening of our brand-new middle school campus in the fall of 2017. With the increase in our student population comes an expansion of our athletics program including new teams, new sports, and enhanced opportunities for students and coaches.  With Crystal’s institutional commitment to providing student-athletes with a program that values balance and excellence, our Board’s support for innovations, and state-of-the art facilities, the Upper School Athletic Director is poised to help write the exciting next athletic chapter in Crystal’s history.   

    The Upper School Athletics Director (US AD) provides leadership, supervision and organization for all aspects of the Upper School (9-12) athletics program.  The US AD manages and directs the Upper School coaches while creating and delivering an athletics program that embodies and reflects the school’s mission and values.  

    Primary responsibilities include:
    • Overseeing and Developing the Upper School Athletics Program by:
      • Determining which sports programs and teams are offered
      • Ensuring CSUS adherence to California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) policies and regulations
      • Managing the US Athletics program budget
      • Coordinating the US Athletics program schedule of practices, games, transportation and officials
      • Recruiting, hiring, on-boarding and evaluating all Upper School coaches in compliance with the CIF, as well as federal, state, and local laws
      • Ensuring that the athletics program, students, and coaches adhere to CSUS’s values, mission and expectations
      • Developing and providing athletes with the opportunities needed to ensure their physical development
      • Managing Athletic Department equipment and uniform needs
      • Collaborating with the Gryphon Club (the booster club) to distribute monies across the US Athletics program
      • Planning the annual Athletics recognition event in conjunction with the Gryphon Club
      • Supervising the US Athletics Administrative Assistant
    • Representing CSUS to the Central Coast Section of the CIF
    • Representing the Athletics program at Admission events
    • Creating and delivering clear communications to our media outlets and all constituents regarding the Athletics program
    • Updating and distributing the Coaches’ Handbook
    • Representing the Athletics program to the Gryphon Club
    • Liaising with the Middle School Athletics Director and the Mind Body Program Department Head
    • Overseeing the use of the Upper School Athletics facility, including facility usage requests of the gym, field and tennis courts
    • Serving as an Upper School advisor to a group of 8-10 students
    • Writing bi-monthly reports to the Board of Trustees

    Education, Certifications and Work-Related Experience should include:
    • A minimum of a BA degree, with a preference for a Master’s degree in Sports Management or other related field
    • A minimum of 5 years experience as an Athletics Director
    • Demonstrated management skills
    • Demonstrated leadership skills
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Ability to manage various responsibilities and demands simultaneously
    • Excellent work ethic and positive outlook
    • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive issues and crises with skill, diplomacy and/or discretion
    • Strong teaching and mentoring skills and passion for working with high school students
    • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with all independent school constituencies
    • Valid American Red Cross certifications, including CPR training
    • Valid California driver’s license and clean driving history
    • A sense of humor
    • Energy and flexibility
    • Familiarity with the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) regulations

    Knowledge-based requirements include:
    • Operational knowledge of Google applications and Gmail
    • Operational knowledge of applications that support athletics-based communications, such as Teamsnap
    • Operational knowledge of MS-Word, Excel and Powerpoint

    Working Conditions:
    • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation
    • Some tasks require visual perception
    • Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally

    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.

  • 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

    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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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

Crystal Springs Uplands School

General: (650) 342-4175 |
Admission Inquiries:
Middle School
10 Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 342-4175 x1000
Upper School
400 Uplands Drive
Hillsborough, CA 94010
(650) 342-4175