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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  • 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 part-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 middle school expansion.

    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
    • 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

    Please submit cover letter and résumé to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School (email: employment@csus.org; by mail:  Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA  94010.  No phone calls please.
  • US Visual Arts Ceramics 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 part-time Visual Arts teacher to teach two sections of Ceramics at its Upper School  campus in Hillsborough, California.  The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of teaching experience, and have knowledge of adolescent development.

    More specifically, we are looking for candidates who:
    • Are art teachers/ artists with a focus in ceramics
    • Possess a BA or BFA in Visual Arts
    • Have knowledge and experience using a Kiln and firing in a variety of techniques
    • Have knowledge and experience with ceramic glazes and processes
    • Possess a deep knowledge of the craft and traditional techniques of ceramics and a desire to push the boundaries of working in clay to create contemporary sculptures in clay

    We are also looking for candidates who:
    • Love working with high school-aged children and possess demonstrated success/effectiveness with 14-18 year olds
    • Are eager to collaborate with other teachers
    • Are able to differentiate and teach to multiple learning styles
    • See connections between disciplines for cross-curricular lessons
    • Incorporate teaching practices and curriculum development, which are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive and competent

    Please submit cover letter and résumé to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School (email: employment@csus.org; by mail:  Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA  94010.  No phone calls please.
  • Assoc. 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) counselor 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 Associate 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 Associate 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

    Interested candidates
    Cover letters, resumes, and references should be submitted to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School:  employment@csus.org (or by mail:  Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA  94010). No phone calls please.
  • Coaches: Badminton, Golf, Swimming, Tennis


    Coaches needed for the spring season:
    • Varsity Boys Tennis Coach
    • Varsity Swim Coach
    • Varsity Golf Coach
    • Varsity Badminton Coach

    Crystal Springs Uplands School an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6-12 school in Hillsborough, seeks varsity head coaches for the 2018 spring season.

    Practices begin mid-February and run through mid-May. Coaches will need to be available from 3:45-5:45 Monday through Fridays for practices. There will be 15-20 games held after school.

    In addition to having strong sports knowledge and experience, coaching candidates must be professional, positive, and must be available in the afternoon for practices and games.

    Strong candidates for this position must be at least 21 years old, and prior coaching experience is preferred. Coaches are expected to be present at every practice, event, and competition during the season. This coaching position is a temporary seasonal position.

    Before beginning work at Crystal Springs, and a condition of employment, all employees must be fingerprinted, have a current CPR certification and provide a copy of a negative TB test. Prospective coaches must also have a clean driving record as driving a van is a condition of employment.

    Interested applicants should fax (650-342-6151) or email resume and cover letter to:

    Rob Cannone
    Interim Director of Athletics
    Crystal Springs Uplands School
    400 Uplands Drive
    Hillsborough, CA  94010

    rcannone@csus.org


  • Director of Financial Aid

    Position: DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ADMISSION

    Reports to: Director of Admission

    Job Classification: Exempt, 1.00 Full Time Equivalency         
    Job Term: July 1st to June 30th (12 months)
    Job summary: The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for all aspects of the new and rising student financial aid process, maintaining FA budget, and leading FA committee.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Director of Financial Aid
    • Lead Financial Aid Committee
    • Oversee Financial Aid budget of more than $3M
    • Maintain and administer trip Financial Aid budget
    • Prepare awards for all FA applicants
    • Maintain a Financial Aid Handbook
    • Select and write profile letters for Named Scholarship Recipients
    • Maintain confidentiality of all FA recipients and design programs and methods to maintain that confidentiality
    • Be the communicator on all matters to do with FA, including reporting out to the board
    • Attend all Open Houses to answer questions about FA
    • Conduct Financial Aid information sessions for new applicants
    • Help families complete the FA application process
    • Coordinate book and computer ordering for families on substantial FA
    • Process all request for funds through the Supplemental Funds budget
    • Attend applicable FA conferences/meetings
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Associate Director of Admission
    • Assist Director of Admission with day to day department tasks
    • Conduct interviews
    • Lead the Crystal Ambassadors
    • Promote the School through various events such as fairs, Open Houses, Evening Receptions
    • Participate on the Admission committee
    • Administer ISEE
    • Perform other duties as assigned
    Skills and Abilities
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 3-5 years of related experience; preferred experience in managing a financial aid process
    • Knowledge of Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Gmail and Google suite
    • Knowledge of inResonance, Ravenna, and SSS
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Excellent written, verbal, communication and interpersonal skills
    • Professional, efficient and well organized
    • Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated
    • Demonstrates strong work ethic to achieve institutional goals
    • Displays effective multi-tasking and time management skills
    • Utilizes all required and recommended CSUS computer applications
    • Needs to have demonstrated cultural competence when working with FA families
    • Spanish or other language skills are a plus
    Working Conditions
    • Physical Ability: Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation
    • Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination
    • Most tasks require oral communications ability
    • Will require some nights and weekends
    • This position will be a part of a strong, tight-knit team that values teamwork, flexibility, adaptability, growth-mindset, hard work, and a sense of humor.

    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: Taylor Grossman, Assistant Director of Admission, tgrossman@csus.org.


  • MS English teacher *UPDATED*

    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a co-educational independent day school in the San Francisco Bay Area serving students in grades 6-12 on two campuses, is seeking a full-time English teacher to teach four sections of 8th grade English on its middle school campus in Belmont.

    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 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. 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 ask questions, 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: employment@csus.org, by mail: Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA  94010.  No phone calls please.

  • MS History teacher

    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a co-educational independent day school for grades 6-12 with campuses in Belmont and Hillsborough, California, is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, dynamic, and collaborative full-time middle school teacher to teach history at its 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 team of grade-level teachers shaping a distinctive middle-school environment in the context of the CSUS philosophy and school culture.

    More specifically, we are looking for candidates who are middle school-centric, 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
    • Readily find 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 led local/international trips
    • Combine innovative teaching practices with curriculum development, curating materials that are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive

    We are also looking for candidates who:
    • Possess a B.A. and/or M.A. degree in history or similar/relevant discipline
    • Possess a depth of knowledge in either global studies or U.S. History
    • Are able to draw connections to current events and issues of social justice
    • Appreciate teaching from multiple perspectives and points of view
    • Value the study of history as a way to understand patterns of human behavior
    • 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 through feedback from colleagues and professional growth opportunities

    Interested candidates
    Cover letters, resumes, and references should be submitted to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School:  employment@csus.org. (or by mail:  Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA  94010). No phone calls please.

  • MS Math teacher


    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a co-educational 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 mathematics at its campus in Belmont, California. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 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 continuing middle school expansion.

    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 and other student extra-curricular programming
    • 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 mathematics, including Algebra and Geometry
    • Appreciate teaching from multiple perspectives and points of view
    • Possess a college degree preferably in mathematics or related 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

    Interested candidates
    Cover letters, resumes, and references should be submitted to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School:  employment@csus.org (or by mail:  Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA  94010). No phone calls please.
  • 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.
  • Spanish teacher


    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a co-educational independent day school in Hillsborough, California serving students in grades 6-12 on two campuses is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, dynamic, and collaborative teacher for a full-time, permanent position.

    The School is in the process of growing, and we anticipate openings in either the Middle or Upper divisions.

    We are looking for candidates who
    • Love working with pre-teens and teenagers
    • Possess demonstrated success/effectiveness with adolescents
    • Are able to differentiate and teach to multiple learning styles
    • Have a sense of playfulness and are eager to collaborate with a colleagues
    • 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 teachers who
    • Have an undergraduate degree in Spanish, Education or a related discipline
    • Have at least 3 years of teaching experience
    • Are fluent in Spanish
    • Apply the Communicative approach to language teaching
    • Appreciate cultural fluency and integrate it into the classroom
    • Are open to learning new technology based language tools.
    • Have demonstrated experience with hands-on, project-based learning
    • Will organize and  lead an international trip to a Spanish speaking country

    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:  employment@csus.org (or 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

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

    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.

  • US English teacher


    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a coeducational independent day school in Hillsborough, California serving students in grades 6-12 on two campuses is seeking a motivated, experienced, enthusiastic, creative, and collaborative teacher to teach two sections of Upper School English. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of teaching experience and have knowledge of adolescent development.
     
    Students at Crystal Springs develop into independent and successful life-long learners by following a program that focuses on skill acquisition and content knowledge. 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 ask questions, seek new ways toward learning, and discover the complexity of the world around them.
     
    We are looking for candidates who:
    • Possess a college degree in English or related or relevant discipline
    • Are passionate English teachers who excel in both content knowledge and pedagogical expertise
    • Love working with and possess demonstrated success and effectiveness with high school students
    • Are able to differentiate and teach to multiple learning styles
    • Incorporate teaching practices and curriculum development, which are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive and competent
    • Have worked and enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues on courses, across grade levels, and on school-wide committees
    • Have experience with meaningful tech integration for this generation of learners
    • 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

    Interested candidates
    Cover letters, resumes, and references should be submitted to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School:  employment@csus.org. No phone calls please.


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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 | info@csus.org
Admission Inquiries: admission@csus.org
Middle School
10 Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 342-4175 x1000
Upper School
400 Uplands Drive
Hillsborough, CA 94010
(650) 342-4175