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Careers

Thank you for your interest in employment at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Cristo Rey is committed to diversity, open and honest hiring practices, justice in compensation and benefits, treating each person with respect and dignity, providing appropriate assistance in each person’s growth and spiritual development, and acting as a just steward of the resources entrusted to us.

In accordance with the regulations of the State of Illinois and the Archdiocese of Chicago, Cristo Rey conducts background checks on all employees, contractors and volunteers. In accordance with the regulations of the State of Illinois, all new employees will also be required to submit fingerprints.

Cristo Rey provides equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ethnicity, ancestry, military status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Available Positions

Vice President for Finance & Operations

Job Title: Vice President for Finance & Operations
Department: Finance
Reports to: President
Classification: Exempt
Schedule: Year-Round

The Vice President for Finance and Operations reports to the President and will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing the financial and operations related activities of the school. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, budgeting, finance, investments, forecasting, risk management, and financial reporting, all supporting a comprehensive financial strategy for the school. Additionally, the VP for Finance and Operations will manage a team responsible for human resources, legal, technology, real estate, security, and facilities management. As a member of the school’s Leadership Team, the VP for Finance and Operations provides advice and counsel to the President on all major strategic and management decisions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Financial Management

  • Hire and manage a finance team, building a staff to ensure the execution of operational finance (i.e.: management of accounts payable and receivable, fund tracking, etc.) and the timely delivery of all internally and externally mandated financial reports.
  • Partner with the Controller to streamline accounting processes and practices, and to prepare and communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements in a timely manner.
  • Update Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual to maintain internal control safeguards and oversee all audit activities.
  • Oversee accounts receivable, payable, tuition collection, and CWSP invoicing process.
  • Responsible for income verification process during the Admissions process.
  • Direct the school’s Financial Aid Office, continually monitoring the financial assistance process and verification so that it aligns with the mission of the school.
  • Prepare and oversee the current year and five-year operating and capital expenditures budgets, and submit final budget for approval to the Finance Committee of the Board.
  • Monitor cash flows; verifies weekly check runs and other check processing.
  • Review school contracts for compliance and financial requirements.
  • Act as liaison to Board of Directors on financial matters; report current accounts status at every Finance Committee meeting throughout the year.
  • Serve as Cristo Rey’s management representative on the Board’s Investment committee, reporting and making recommendations when appropriate, and oversee the school’s endowment and distribution policies.
  • Meet regularly with the Advancement Office regarding booking and tracking restricted donor funds, restricted grants, scholarship distributions, and matching reported Advancement revenue and expenses with actual receipts.


Operational Oversight

  • Provide a strategic vision for organization-wide systems ensuring technology, facilities, real estate, human resources, and risk management all work effectively across school functions.
  • Manage the Director of Technology in order to provide a best-in-class technology environment to support both instructional and operational goals of the school.
  • Manage the Director of Facilities in order to oversee the school’s facilities, grounds, custodial needs, as well as subcontractors (plumbing, electrical, mechanical).
  • Oversee an annual and multi-year schedule for care and replacement of major systems and building features (ie: carpeting, boiler repair, roofing, HVAC, etc.).
  • Ensure cost effective service contracts for building systems and services such as landscaping, window washing, snow removal, etc.
  • In collaboration with the Principal, manage the school’s campus security and safety plan, including security personnel.
  • Manage the school’s cafeteria/food service and catering needs.
  • Act as the school’s liaison for community groups requesting the use of the school’s facilities.
  • Responsible for any renovation and new construction projects the school considers.


Human Resources

  • Responsible for bi-monthly payroll for all employees including oversight, review and approval.
  • Review and negotiate retirement and benefit plans on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for on-going education and communication with employees regarding their total compensation and benefits, on-boarding and exiting process, and all employment policies and practices, including performance management reviews.
  • Keep accurate employment files on all personnel including I-9s, W-4s, Virtus training, background checks, etc.
  • Review, update, and distribute employee handbook annually, along with vacation/holiday schedule.
  • Comply with federal, state and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on legal obligations regarding employees and best practice in all areas of finance and employment.


Risk management

  • Monitor and oversee insurance needs and issues for the school. In consultation with the school’s insurance provider, determine sufficiency of property and liability coverage as well adequate protection for students, employees, directors, and officers.


Other

  • Engage other members of the Leadership Team to facilitate cross-departmental collaboration that ensures the finance, IT, and HR functions support Cristo Rey’s evolving operational strategy, growth, and development needs.
  • Attend, report, and provide expert support at Board Meeting and related board committees.
  • Attend and participate in school-related professional associations such as CASBA, JSN Business Managers, Cristo Rey Network Business Managers, etc.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree or CPA preferred.
  • 10-plus years of professional experience.
  • Strong written and communication skills; detail oriented; team player; ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Nonprofit accounting and management experience preferred.
  • Persistent focus on results and a high level of personal accountability.
  • Adept at building rapport and trust with people from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, including underrepresented urban youth and first-generation college students.
  • Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of Cristo Rey, and willingness to participate in adult faith formation.


Compensation:
Full-time, year-round position with competitive salary, benefits, and paid vacation.
Anticipated Start Date: July 2019
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: jobs@cristorey.net

Advancement Associate

Job Title: Advancement Associate
Department: Advancement
Reports to: Vice President for Advancement
Classification: Exempt
Schedule: Year-Round

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School seeks an Advancement Associate to join the Advancement Team. Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, this position is responsible for supporting the President with stewarding the Board of Directors, as well as other important relationships that benefit and grow advancement efforts for Cristo Rey. The Associate will provide broad support to the larger Advancement program through collaborative work around gift processing and the acknowledgement process, scholarship funding growth and donor relations, alumni outreach and engagement, and a variety of event responsibilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

President Support:
  • Coordinates Board of Director meetings, correspondence, web portal, tracking, hospitality, and other materials. Calendars and organizes meetings with agendas, minutes and materials shared in a timely and organized manner.
  • Manages Board of Director meeting minutes, motions, individual files, and correspondence.
  • Create, update, and maintain dashboards for tracking board member engagement, recruitment, and retention.
  • Provides administrative support to the President, anticipating the needs for special visits, team meetings, donor correspondence, and hospitality.
  • Support the President with managing his/her donor portfolio and take initiative to accelerate correspondence and calendaring meetings.
  • Plan and organize meetings as necessary; organize and create agendas for meetings; determine timing and venue, and work with President or VP for Advancement to ensure relevant materials are in hand.
  • Prepare President and Leadership Team for internal and external meetings as necessary, providing information like meeting time, updates, venue, hospitality, etc.
  • On behalf of the President, manages the oversight of some events for staff and faculty.
  • Help to organize the President with his/her calendar of meetings to ensure awareness and preparedness.
  • Works closely with the Vice President of Advancement on special projects and fundraising campaigns


Scholarship Support:

  • Support and partner with the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (DCFR) to administer and steward scholarship programs and supporters.
  • Build relationships with school staff, the business office, and counseling department to identify students for scholarships.
  • Facilitate student scholarship applications.
  • Coordinate donor visits and scholar trips.
  • Gather scholar data to create meaningful reports and correspondence.
  • Work with the Business Office to integrate outside scholarships into family financial assistance.
  • Work closely with the DCFR on applications, data gathering, reporting, promotion, and donor stewardship for the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program.


Advancement Support:

  • Support the Advancement Office with gift data entry, and timely and thoughtful acknowledgements.
  • Assist with donor recognition events as necessary.
  • Participate in all Advancement events. Specifically, manages event volunteer recruitment, training, and stewardship. Some organization of events including budgeting, securing vendors, and follow up included.
  • Tackle other duties and projects as assigned by the VP for Advancement or President.


Qualifications:

  • Highly responsible and organized, the candidate will have a proven record of accomplishment of meeting deadlines, managing and prioritizing multiple tasks effectively with others.
  • Self-starter who works as a team member and builds relationships across CRJHS.
  • Confident with Microsoft Office programs, and database management, particularly in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Solid organizational skills, and problem solving and research skills.
  • Experience with event coordination and volunteer management.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral – with the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Some Spanish preferred.
  • Bachelors degree with relevant experience in board relations, and interest in a career in development and relationship building.
  • Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of Cristo Rey.


To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: jobs@cristorey.net

Full Time Volunteer Program

Full Time Jesuit Volunteer - Three Positions Available

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is actively seeking recent college graduates to enter our Cristo Rey Jesuit Volunteer Program in August of 2019. Located in Chicago, our school serves Hispanic youth in a college prep atmosphere. Though we operate in a dual language community, Spanish language skills are not required to apply. Ours is a two year program, allowing volunteers to fully blossom within their roles. Coming from all corners of the country, recent volunteers hail from New York, California and Florida, complementing our home grown volunteers from Chicago. We are not a part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, ours is a stand-alone volunteer community of 4-6 members dedicated to serving Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Our program pillars are community, social justice, spirituality and simplicity. Since the program started in 1999, we have seen our volunteers go on to graduate school and careers in teaching, social work, public health, law and foreign diplomacy. Not all of our volunteers are aspiring teachers. In addition to classroom teaching, we have opportunities in departments such as our corporate work study office, campus ministry, athletics, college counseling, technology and advancement.

Volunteer benefits include room and board, health and dental insurance, a shared vehicle for local transportation, monthly stipends for living expenses and loan repayments, and an end of service bonus of $2,500. Feel free to call for more information about our program and the different roles we have available within the school. Contact Jason Dillon at (773) 890-6884. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis.

CWSP Business Development Lead

This position leads job acquisition for the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and Christ the King Jesuit College Prep. This includes cultivating new job prospects, stewardship of existing corporate partner relationships for retention/expansion, onboarding new job partners, executing marketing tactics that help renew or secure jobs for the program, and constantly developing relationships and networking to achieve job targets for the two schools.

Cristo Rey and Christ the King pioneered the CWSP model for inner-city education that has inspired a national network of 35 schools serving economically under resourced communities across the country. The CWSP enables all students to earn a majority of their annual tuition by working one school day a week in an entry-level position for a corporation in the Chicago area. While initially serving principally to pay the operational costs of the schools, the CWSP has evolved into a progressive means of providing students with valuable work experience, while simultaneously empowering them to take an active part in financing a major portion of their own education.

Reports To: Vice President, Corporate Work-Study Program

Key Responsibilities:
New Job Acquisition (60%): This position is the lead for new job acquisition and expansions for both Cristo Rey and Christ the King. The Business Development Lead will gather job prospects from current job sponsors, and work with board members, members of the Jobs committee, donors, members of the school community and friends of the school to further develop prospects. Using the constantly evolving database of leads and opportunities, he/she will develop and execute strategies to turn prospects into job partners. Engaging job committee members and board members is essential. To cultivate relationships, the Business Development Lead will do the following to promote CWSP:

  • Lead ongoing collaboration with the Jobs committee of the Board of Directors at both schools.
  • Lead the development and/or refinement of marketing materials for use with new job prospects.
  • Lead the logistics for the annual Fall Social. He/she will produce invitations, confirm an event date and location, work closely with the host venue, invite current and prospective partners, develop an event schedule and communicate event details to attendees. Following the social, the Business Development Lead will follow up with guests to secure new jobs.
  • Work closely with the Advancement/Development teams at both schools to source job leads, identify potential donors and support school events.

Once new job partners are identified and contracted, the Business Development Lead is responsible for compiling supervisor names, job descriptions and any work day preferences. With this information in hand, he/she will then smoothly transition the relationship to the Directors of Operation and CWSP relationship managers at each campus who lead onboarding and day-to-day operations.

Job Retention (30%): The Business Development Lead supports the renewal process for both Cristo Rey and Christ the King by managing a portfolio (approx. 60 companies) of existing job partners. The renewal process is primarily led by our Director of Corporate Relations who has responsibility for the remaining 150 corporate partners. To meet retention goals, the Business Development Lead will do the following for his/her portfolio of companies:

  • Gather renewal information such as key advocates and decision-makers at job partner sites, student-performance data and document when companies will consider a renewal request.
  • Conduct site visits with current partners who are responsible for contract renewal. Coordinating these visits with the Relationship Managers at both campuses, when relevant, and developing substantive agendas for these meetings is essential. In-person meetings that help job partners understand the impact of their partnership through compelling story-telling, will be an important component of this role.
  • Collaborating with the Director of Corporate Relations to develop and execute a marketing strategy that connects job partners with our school and creates actively engaged stakeholders for our mission. Events, impact reports, school tours, and periodic collateral/newsletters will be tools that our Sales function will thoughtfully plan and employ.

Salesforce (10%): The Business Development Lead helps to manage the Salesforce database and works proactively to ensure that all prospective and current job information is documented in Salesforce. Together with the Director of Corporate Relations, the VP of CWSP, and the Presidents of Cristo Rey and Christ the King, the Business Development Lead will ensure that all corporate partner exchanges related to job acquisition and renewals are documented in Salesforce.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the acquisition of new and expanding jobs, including stewarding and closing on sales pitches to prospective job partners;
  • Along with Director of Corporate Relations, responsible for the renewal process of a portfolio of current job partners, with the goal of 95% or higher renewal rate (CR) and 88% or higher renewal rate (CTK);
  • Responsible for relationship management, along with Presidents and Board members, of C- suite level decision makers, both at current job partners and prospective job partners;
  • Responsible for cultivating a customer relationship management approach for our job sales function that emphasizes responsiveness and accurate use of a CRM database;
  • Collaborates with Director of Communication at each school to coordinate a communications strategy for the program that targets existing partners, prospective partners, and maintains a high level of brand awareness;
  • Liaison to Board of Directors at both schools for the work-study program, and in collaboration with each Jobs Chair, leads the Jobs Committee;

Qualifications, Experience, and Personal Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated commitment to Catholic and Jesuit, faith-based education;
  • A desire to learn and be a part of the unique Cristo Rey mission, recognizing the educational value and financial importance of the work-study program;
  • Proven commitment to serve and connect on a personal level with Latino and African-American students and families from economically underserved communities;
  • Demonstrated success in sales or fundraising, in particular, pushing for jobs and opportunities for our students in the face of skepticism and doubt;
  • Confident in networking and cultivating strong professional relationships, and experience with customer relationship management;
  • History of success in meeting sales and performance goals;
  • Persuasive communication style, with excellent written/oral communication skills;
  • Creative, flexible, and entrepreneurial attitude.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits are included in the overall compensation package.
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Assistant Cheerleading Coach

Seeking a responsible individual with a background in choreographing cheer dance routines and sideline cheers to coach our young but growing program. Must have good communication skills and work well with others. The team does sideline cheering and halftime routines at basketball games. Training begins in October and the season ends in February. There is a modest stipend for this position. Apply

Boys Basketball JV Head Coach

Seeking a knowledgeable basketball person and excellent role model to coach in our boys basketball program. Must be motivated, flexible, and a good communicator. There is a stipend for this position. Must be at least 21 years of age. Apply

Boys Basketball Assistant Coach

Seeking a knowledgeable basketball person and excellent role model to coach in our boys basketball program. Must be motivated, flexible, and a good communicator. There is a stipend for this position. Must be at least 21 years of age. Apply