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

List of 3 items.

  • Executive Assistant

    Job Description
    Position: Executive Assistant
    Reports to: Amy Richards, Head of School
    Job Classification: Exempt, 1.00 Full Time Equivalency
    Job Term: July 1 to June 30 (12 months)

    Position description summary: The Executive Assistant to the Head of School (HoS) is responsible for the professional, competent and confidential support of the Head in her leadership of the school.

    • Primary Responsibilities include:
    • Anticipating and successfully meeting the daily needs of the HoS to ensure she can effectively and efficiently attend to her responsibilities,
    • Scheduling appointments and maintaining the HoS’s calendar,
    • Managing the use of common spaces in the Mansion building and conference call line,
    • Assisting the HoS with communications to various school constituencies as needed,
    • Arranging meeting logistics,
    • Assembling and distributing meeting materials for the Board of Trustees,
    • Attending and keeping minutes of the Board of Trustees’ meetings,
    • Maintaining records of the Board of Trustees’ meetings,
    • Assisting Board Officers and committee chairs with meeting arrangements and meeting materials as needed,
    • Assisting other school administrators and faculty as needed (e.g. meeting arrangements, data entry, logistics, etc.),
    • Taking attendance of adults at all emergency drills,
    • Serving as back-up attendance taker for Upper School students,
    • Planning and executing annual events including but not limited to Curriculum Night Block Party, Faculty/Staff/Trustee events, Faculty/Staff Holiday Party, Upper School Family and Friends Day, Faculty/Staff End-of-Year Party,
    • Serving as liaison to the Epicurean staff for event catering throughout the academic year, including but not limited to faculty meetings, board meetings, Comment Reading days, Conference Days,
    • Representing the school and the office in a professional manner to all constituencies of the school,
    • Performing other related duties as may be assigned and assuming additional responsibilities as time and qualifications permit.
    Education, Certifications and Work-Related Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience
    Knowledge-based Requirements:
    • Operational knowledge of the internet and web-based technologies,
    • Operational knowledge of Google applications and Gmail,
    • Operational knowledge of MS-Word, Excel and PowerPoint,
    • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or other data base systems helpful.
    Technical Competencies and Skills:
    • Possession of strong oral and written communication skills,
    • Maintenance of confidentiality as a result of working with a broad array of constituents,
    • Ability to work independently,
    • Performance of all duties with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail,
    • Self-motivation,
    • Demonstration of a strong work ethic in order to achieve institutional goals,
    • Ability to manage time well,
    • Utilization of all required and recommended computer applications.
    Working Conditions:
    • Physical Abilities – Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation,
    • Sensory Abilities – Tasks may require visual perception and discernment,
    • Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
    If you are interested in this opening, please send a cover letter and resumé to Amy Richards at

    Crystal Springs Uplands School (CSUS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Americans with Disabilities Act 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.
  • Part-time Spanish 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 teacher to teach two sections of Upper School Spanish on its Hillsborough campus.

    The school is in the process of growing, and we anticipate that this position will become full-time over the next few years.  The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of Spanish teaching experience, and interest in being part of a dynamic group of world language teachers. Additionally, qualified candidates are experienced with technology integration, are open to learning and trying new tools, and possess cultural competency.

    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.

    Crystal Springs Uplands School is actively seeking diversity and encourages minority candidates to apply.

List of 1 items.

  • 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

Meet Our Teachers

List of 1 news stories.

View All News

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