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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 Operations

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

The Vice President for Operations will manage a team responsible for the daily operation and financial management of the school. The VP for Operations oversees accounting, payroll, human resources, legal, technology, real estate, security, and facilities management. As a member of the school’s Leadership Team, the VP for Operations provides advice and counsel to the President on all major strategic and management decisions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Financial Management

  • Manage the Director of Accounting and subsequent Business Office 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.
  • Oversee income verification process during the Admissions process, and 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.
  • Review school contracts for compliance and financial requirements.
  • Serve as Cristo Rey’s management representative on the Board’s Finance, Audit, and Investment committees, reporting and making recommendations when appropriate, and oversee the school’s endowment and distribution policies.

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), and multi-year schedule for care and replacement of major systems and building features (ie: carpeting, boiler repair, roofing, HVAC, 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.
  • Ensure accurate employment files on all personnel including I-9s, W-4s, Virtus training, background checks.
  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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: January 2020
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: jobs@cristorey.net

Program Mananger, Corporate Work Study Program

Job Title: Program Manager
Department: Corporate Work Study Program
Reports to: Vice President for Corporate Work Study Program
Classification: Exempt
Schedule: Year-round

As a member of the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) team, this position will interact with students, school faculty/staff, and business leaders to execute our transformative educational model. The CWSP enables all students to earn most 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. Cristo Rey Jesuit High School pioneered the CWSP model for inner-city education that has inspired a national network of 37 schools serving economically under resourced communities across the country.

Summary of Responsibilities
Developing resources and best practices that support our job partners in their development of our students, managing the relationships between the school and its business partners, and assisting in the coordination and operations of the overall program are the primary duties of this role.

Ultimately, the Program Manager supports the team towards two key goals:
1. Retain at least 95% of our business partners in the Corporate Work Study Program, while demonstrating timely and impeccable customer service.
2. Support, develop and train supervisors at CWSP job partners to develop programs that grow, challenge and develop our students personally and professionally.


Sponsor Relations

  • Serve as a primary contact for assigned portfolio of job sponsors—this includes making regular phone calls, e-mails, and holding dedicated meetings 2x/year at all job partner sites; tracking relevant student, program and meeting notes in Salesforce; responding to student and supervisor feedback.
  • Identify and cultivate job partners for expansion and/or program optimization.
  • 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.
  • Serve as a point person for students and sponsors regarding make-up days and holiday work-days, overseeing the collection of forms and recording of data associated with these days.Coordinate and/or assist with sponsor related activities such as sponsor orientation, sponsor luncheons, sponsor appreciation events, etc.
  • Maintain complete historical partner list for both schools.

Supervisor Support and Training

  • Lead development of monthly e-blast communication to job partners.
  • Lead development of monthly “Skill of the Month” newsletter, providing tips and activities that supervisors can use in the workplace to foster student professional development.
  • Develop and execute two supervisor-support related events per year (i.e. webinars, industry/function networking events, etc.).
  • Help cultivate supervisor best practices from Cristo Rey Network schools and existing job partners that can be shared universally to help make program easier and more sustainable for supervisors to execute.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of supervisor-support content creation, including writing and developing CWSP student and alumni feature stories and company profiles.

Professional Development of Student Workers

  • Support the planning and execution of Summer Business Training, a two-week mandatory professional skills boot camp for incoming freshmen; develop and/or optimize workshops, including the creation and revision of lesson plans.
  • Support the planning and execution of ongoing training/programming for new and returning students.
  • Analyze student performance data to identify skill/knowledge gaps and determine the necessary training to build students’ job skills.
  • Oversee coordination and implementation of year-round training workshops for students, in-school and offsite.

Student Placement and Job Coaching

  • Assist in the formation of student teams and job assignments based on student and sponsor requests, student skills and personality assessments, sponsor job descriptions, and student’s previous performance to ensure successful jobsite placement.
  • Coordinate the analysis of student performance reviews, timecard data, and feedback surveys.
  • Meet with portfolio of students during advisory periods to understand CWSP experience and provide job coaching.
  • Assist in guiding students through the re-employment process, as needed.

Other Duties

  • Address and enforce all school policies with an emphasis on discipline, dress code, and attendance.
  • Manage morning check-in: daily dress code and attendance checks, daily announcements, and bus dismissal.
  • Assist with the creation, coordination, and implementation of student recognition strategies.
  • Transportation: assist with morning/afternoon transportation as needed.
  • Organize and attend parent/teacher/administrator conferences as needed.
  • Perform other CWSP duties as assigned by the CWSP Vice President.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/college, advanced degree preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience working in education or a related field
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred
  • Knowledge of Salesforce and Microsoft Office Suite, with particular emphasis on Excel and Outlook
  • Strong strategic aptitude, innovative mindset and absolutely thorough in managing tasks
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • 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: jobs@cristorey.net

Girls 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. If you are interested, please email jobs@cristorey.net

Track & Field (Boys & Girls) Assistant Coach

Seeking a knowledgeable coach to assist our track and field program in one of the following capacities: sprinting, middle/long distance, jumping, or hurdling. Must be motivated, flexible, and a good communicator. There is a stipend for this position. Must be at least 21 years of age. If you are interested, please email jobs@cristorey.net

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

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