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.
- Director of Development
- College Counselor
- Manager, Student Training and Development (CWSP)
- High School Teacher, Mathematics
- Jesuit Volunteers
Job Title: Director of Development
Reports to: Executive Vice President
The Director of Development is a leader at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School who is responsible for the annual fundraising goal of approximately $2.5 million. The Director is a major gifts officer of Cristo Rey and stewards a portfolio of approximately 100 individuals, corporations, and foundations. The Director seeks new sources of support by assessing and identifying financial needs in the school, researching potential funders, and composing case statements and unique funding proposals. The Director of Development reports to the Executive Vice President (EVP) and serves as a key liaison to stakeholders including individuals, community organizations, corporations, and foundations invested in Cristo Rey’s success.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversee the work of a three-person development team who are responsible for the Annual Fund including the calendar of appeals, individual, corporate, and foundation proposals, scholarship management and relationship building, and special event fundraising.
- Supervise the development infrastructure, including fundraising software, donor records, grant reporting, gift acknowledgement, and event and budget management.
- Provide guidance, leadership and direction - including clearly defined performance expectations - and encourage professional development for development staff members.
- Work closely with the EVP to set fundraising goals and plan for accomplishing goals against monitored expenses. Additionally, provide support for and participate in the Rey of Hope IV: Esperanza campaign.
- Manage a portfolio of mid-level and major donors for Cristo Rey and ensure engaging in regular stewardship opportunities, impact reporting, acknowledgements, and personal interactions.
- Utilize Raisers Edge NXT to track and plan all donor interactions and file correspondence as appropriate.
- Ensure that Raisers Edge NXT is properly maintained, gift acknowledgements are timely, and the budget is achievable.
- Maintain regular collaboration between the Advancement Office and Business Office to ensure accurate record keeping for audit and reporting purposes.
- Prepare grant proposals and applications for funding from foundations and corporations with the Manager of Corporate Engagement. Work with faculty and school staff to ensure grant compliance as necessary.
- Manage scholarship application process and webpages annually using CMS system.
- Manage relationships with scholarship grantors, and oversee scholarship funding, recruitment, and compliance for school with the Advancement Associate.
- Work closely with the Manager of Corporate Engagement and the Director of Business Development and Strategy to engage current and prospective job partners with philanthropic activities of Cristo Rey.
- Ensure corporate sponsorship goals are reached annually for special events and other CSR opportunities.
- Work closely with the Director of Communications to provide content for and input on publications, newsletters, and marketing materials, as well as ensure messaging and branding of all communications and event activities meets high standards.
- Collaborate with the Leadership Advisory Council (LAC) to ensure their volunteerism is meaningful for both the LAC members – with an increasing number of alumni members – and the Cristo Rey community.
- Collaborate with the College Counseling office to engage alumni and link companies with alumni.
- Identify donors who are prospects for cultivation of estate planning gifts as well as other specialized gift mechanisms.
- Provide support to the EVP and President in areas of board reporting and board member identification and recruitment.
- Participate in Cristo Rey Network and Jesuit Schools Network meetings and events as necessary and represent Cristo Rey Jesuit High School at conferences, meetings, and events with the President and EVP.
- The ideal candidate will have a minimum of seven years of professional development experience, including two years of management experience.
- Demonstrated success identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual gifts, foundation grants, and gifts of $10,000 and above.
- Enjoy working in a dynamic, results-oriented environment where expectations are high for quality of work and relationship management.
- Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with all institutional stakeholders.
- A strong team player with a history of working effectively on interdisciplinary teams.
- Results oriented with the ability to anticipate and overcome challenges, persevere, and meet goals.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple complex activities and experience with budgeting.
- Demonstrated ability in planning and implementing goals and initiatives with a high degree of flexibility and initiative.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and CRM systems. Proficiency with CMS systems a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Campaign experience is a plus.
- Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
- A passionate commitment to serving students in need and a commitment to the mission, values, and goals of Cristo Rey, and willingness to participate in adult faith formation.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Job Title: College Counselor
Department: Academics - College Counseling
Reports to: Director of College Counseling
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, a Jesuit, college-preparatory, co-educational school for grades 9-12 seeks a full-time College Counselor. The College Counselor plays an essential role in ensuring all Cristo Rey students are on track to enroll and succeed in college. The position requires an extraordinary commitment to serving urban, low-‐income youth – most of whom will be the first in their family to pursue a degree – through the implementation of a comprehensive, four-‐year college counseling program. The position requires extensive experience with the college admissions process, a strong sense of low-‐income students’ and family needs in preparing for college, and the ability to manage key relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. In addition, candidates should be prepared to work closely with Naviance Succeed and integrate it into the workflow of the college counseling office.
- Ensuring parents and students comprehend the different application requirements, admissions policies, financial aid applications associated with different colleges
- Guiding a caseload of ~60 seniors and their families through the entire college application (including college essay revision) and financial aid (including FAFSA, CSS Profile, verification, award letters) process through an intrusive counseling approach
- Creating curriculum for all grade levels using the Cristo Rey Network’s framework and being a teacher for our college seminar classes
- Writing and managing the collection of letters of recommendations for all seniors and completing all required evaluation forms requested by colleges
- Planning and leading parent programing including workshops on key topics (financial aid planning, different types of institutions, scholarships, essay writing) related to the college admissions process, a Senior Parent Night in the fall, Junior Parent Night in the spring, and Asamblea de Padres (ADP) events
- Ensuring students take advantage of special opportunities made available to low-‐income students in the college search and application process (i.e. fee waivers, fly-‐in visits, university partner programs and scholarships)
- Assisting students with the application process for summer enrichment programs, including promoting summer programs, tracking student progress and overseeing the financial aid fund process
- Serving as the liaison for our Community Based Organizations (CBO) partners, including Minds Matter, Bottom Line, Chicago Scholars, QuestBridge, and the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund.
- Developing and maintaining a robust network of college admission professionals through regular communication and visits, including visits to Cristo Rey
- Establishing, pursuing, and tracking clear school goals for college admissions, enrollment, persistence, and completion
- Co-coordinating the annual College Fair with the Director of College Counseling
- Assisting with the coordination of the SAT and AP assessments
- Building and celebrating a school-‐wide college-‐going culture (e.g. publicly posting college acceptances, on-‐site admissions days, planning and leading senior acceptance assemblies, and other school-‐wide traditions)
- Participating in professional development opportunities offered by the Cristo Rey Network’s national office
- Being aware of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as keeping up to date about specific colleges
- Participating in information programs hosted by colleges and universities in the region
- Representing our school at local, state and national college admissions conferences (College Board, NACAC), college fairs, and college tours
- Participating in professional development opportunities offered by local college access / admissions organizations (i.e.
- Association of College Admissions Counselors)
- Serving as an expert to students, parents and staff on the on the entire college search and selection process
Qualifications and Skills
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters preferred
- At least 2 years of experience in college or high school advising with economically disadvantaged, racially diverse
- students and their families
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; Spanish language skills are required
- Strong understanding of the academic, financial, and social barriers to college access persistence for underrepresented,
- first‐generation students
- Highly collaborative, autonomous, and dynamic leader with the ability to manage a large number of professional
- relationships with a variety of stakeholders
- Relentless focus on results, high level of accountability, self-starter, and willingness to do “whatever it takes,” including
- flexibility around working some weekends and evenings during peak application season and for parent meetings and
- Ability to thrive in a fast‐paced, entrepreneurial school environment
- A belief that all students can succeed in college and careers
- Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of Cristo Rey, and willingness to participate in adult faith formation.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Founded in 1996, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School provides a Catholic, college preparatory education and professional work experience to students from Spanish-speaking families across the southwest side of Chicago. To make Cristo Rey both sustainable and affordable to our families, Cristo Rey pioneered the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). Our unique and highly successful funding model inspired what is now a national network of Catholic high schools serving low-income families across the country. The CWSP enables our students to earn a majority of their annual cost of education by working one school day a week at a corporation in the Chicago area. Learn more at www.cristorey.net.
Jesuit Schools Network and Cristo Rey Network
Cristo Rey is sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), the largest religious order in the Roman Catholic Church, and is well known in the United States with over 50 high school and 28 colleges and universities. Cristo Rey is a member of the Jesuit Schools Network, the national association of Jesuit schools in the United States and Canada. Additionally, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is a member of the Cristo Rey Network, the national association of schools operating on the Cristo Rey model. Currently, there are 37 high schools serving more than 12,000 students throughout country that are associated through the Cristo Rey Network and operate using the educational model named for the flagship school in Chicago.
Job Title: Manager, Student Training and Development
Department: Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP)
Reports to: Vice President, Corporate Work Study Program
A cornerstone of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is its Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). Through partnerships with almost 200 companies/organizations in the Chicagoland area, students work one day per week in an office environment. This educational model enables students to develop career readiness/leadership skills, cultivate a professional network, add real business value, and support the cost to attend a private, college-preparatory, Catholic high school.
The Manager of Student Training and Development is an instructional leader that supports students’ workforce readiness, with the purpose to better prepare them for success in our Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) and in the 21st century knowledge-based workforce. This person will develop and deliver academic curriculum, with a lens towards constantly improving our students’ leadership and professional success.
To be successful in this role, you will bring strong instructional expertise, preferably in an educational setting. You should be eager to stay on the cutting edge of new educational technologies and teaching methods. You are someone who enjoys fostering youth development, interacting with students, and using student data to improve individual and course learning goals.
As a member of the CWSP team, this position also supports the daily operational needs of the work program and the management of a small set of job partners.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Student Training and Development (90%)
- Collaborate with Vice President and instructional team to design effective student learning experiences. Our curriculum focuses on the mastery of the following competencies within a business context: collaboration, critical thinking, communications, computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite), and professionalism
- Analyze student performance data to prioritize revisions to improve content effectiveness and drive student outcomes
- Evaluate curriculum annually to determine the need to modify and elevate the program to meet corporate partner demands.
- Propose and execute a plan to summarize students’ learning and skills acquired upon completion of course.
- Support the planning and execution of summer programming that provides an opportunity for students to continue their training and learn in-demand job skills.
Account Management (10%)
- Serve as a primary contact for assigned portfolio of job sponsors—this includes making regular phone calls, e-mails, and office visits; updating databases; responding to evaluations.
- Serve as a point person for students and sponsors regarding make-up days and holiday workdays, overseeing the collection of forms and recording of data associated with these days.
- Identify and resolve issues with students and corporate sponsors in a timely manner by engaging staff and leveraging all resources available to the school and work program.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/college, advanced degree preferred
- Prior teaching experience
- Ability to review educational content from a student perspective, surface areas for improvement, and prioritize revisions
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, with particular emphasis on Excel
- Strong strategic aptitude, innovative mindset and thorough in managing tasks
- Understands and accepts that Cristo Rey is a Catholic Jesuit school primarily dedicated to the development of its student’s spiritual foundation, leadership abilities, and success in college
- Spanish language proficiency preferred
Start Date: Immediate or July 2021
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Job Title: High School Teacher, Mathematics
Reports to: Principal
Schedule: 10.5 Months
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, a Jesuit, college-preparatory, co-educational school for grades 9-12 seeks a Mathematics teacher. The successful candidate will have a commitment to Catholic education and a willingness to work with a population of diverse learners. The successful Cristo Rey teacher is dedicated to developing the whole person in academics, religious growth, and commitment to others.
The candidate will be responsible for teaching five sections within the Math department, subjects commensurate with experience and staffing needs.
- Minimum of a BA degree in subject area; MA preferred.
- Illinois Professional Educator License preferred (non-licensed applicants must become certified within five years).
- Successful teaching experience at the secondary level.
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of students.
- Understanding of educational theory and practice.
- Ability to use technology inside and outside the classroom.
- Commitment to working with a diverse student body.
- Familiarity with Spanish language and first-generation students preferred.
- Willingness to collaborate with others.
- Familiarity with current instructional methodologies.
- Classroom management skills.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristo Rey Jesuit Volunteers for 2021-22 School Year
Goal of Program
Mission: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School provides a Catholic, college preparatory education and professional work experience to students from Spanish speaking families with limited financial means. Vision: The reason for the school's existence is to advance the human and intellectual capacities, as well as the religious and cultural heritage, of the immigrant families it serves. Through its Corporate Work Study Program, faith-based college preparatory education, and Spanish heritage language curriculum, the goal is to prepare students to succeed in college and to assume leadership roles in the civic, religious, business and cultural life of our city and nation. As committed alumni of a Jesuit high school, graduates become men and women for others who are open to growth, religious, intellectually competent, loving, committed to justice, and work experienced.
Type of Placement
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School was established to provide working Latino families of Chicago's Southwest Side with the opportunity to afford a Jesuit, college preparatory education. Started in 1998, the program was founded in response to the extensive needs and limited resources of Cristo Rey. It has grown to be a vital part of the school's efforts in delivering quality, affordable education to our students. Our volunteers demonstrate a commitment to social justice, spiritual and personal growth, and intentional community living - all tenets of our program. Our volunteers give of their gifts and talents to serve the students and families of Cristo Rey in many roles, which could include: teaching, campus ministry, college counseling, coaching, corporate work study, volunteer coordinator, to name a few. They live in intentional community within the neighborhood and benefit from lives committed to reflection and action.
Urban Chicago, IL
Total of 5 volunteers on site in an average year
Recent college graduates who exhibit enthusiasm, drive, commitment to the vision of the school, spiritual depth, a sense of justice, flexibility, love of education, interest in living in community, stamina, compassion for others, and desire to empower youth. In sum, Cristo Rey strives to find a balance between the needs of the school and the particular gifts of each volunteer. There are many needs at Cristo Rey and it doesn't take long for a volunteer to find his or her niche within the school. Most volunteers in the past have found that they serve in the school in the classroom teaching subjects that span the curriculum. They have found their place on the field or on court coaching a wide range of athletic teams. Volunteers have led retreat programs and been heavily involved with campus ministry activities. They have also worked in various offices around school, volunteered their time at fundraising events, counseled, tutored and led many extra-curricular activities including student government, student play.
Stipend: $400/month for living and $200/month for loan repayment or savings for grad school. Upon successful completion of the program, volunteers will receive an additional $2,500 lump sum award. All monies received are subject to payroll taxes. The school provides room and board, utilities, dental and health insurance, car insurance for school vehicles and access to a vehicle for local transportation.
Volunteers live in a local four-bedroom apartment, close to public transportation and within walking distance of the school. Volunteers share all community responsibilities which include cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning and planning spirituality and fun nights. Each week there are 2-3 community dinners and one community night which rotates between mass, spirituality, and fun. The volunteer community is designed to foster a commitment to living simply and examining the sustainability of resources in our lives.
Volunteers are trained in using online grading software; volunteers complete teacher training modules on lesson planning, unit planning, and course planning; discipline, classroom management, and designing assessments.
First weekend of August 2021
Ms. Rocio Juarez at email@example.com