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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

Communications Specialist

Job Title: Communications Specialist
Department: Advancement
Reports to: Director of Communications
Classification: Exempt
Schedule: Year-round

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, a Jesuit, college-preparatory, co-educational school for grades 9-12 seeks a full-time Communications Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Communications, and working with the Advancement team, the Communications Specialist will help implement the school’s marketing and communications strategies and activities, both external and internal, in order to help enhance the school’s image, through printed and digital communication.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Director of Communications, create and update visually dynamic marketing materials as needed, articulating the school’s vision and image to ensure a consistent and positive brand.
  • Collaborate with Director of Communications to support projects, campaigns, and offer design solutions.
  • With the Director of Communications, design and implement social media strategy to align with the CRJHS brand.
  • Manage social media content and platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn).
  • Assist in managing photography for all external and internal events, as well as annual school-wide photography for marketing purposes; maintain and organize image library.
  • Work across departments to identify, write, and produce engaging content for social media, website, printed and digital newsletters, and publications.
  • Working with Director of College Support and Alumni Relations, develop and maintain bank of alumni stories and experiences.
  • Help manage and update the Cristo Rey website, troubleshoot website issues across departments.
  • Help create and actively manage marketing and communications calendar.
  • Assist with special campaigns around 25th anniversary year.
  • Work with printers and other vendors to ensure production quality and deadlines.


Qualifications
:

  • The successful candidate will have 1-3 years of experience in communications/marketing roles, preferably in education or non-profit communications.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, or related field.
  • Prior experience working with Adobe Creative Suite or other graphic-creation programs.
  • Working knowledge in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint & Excel).
  • Experience social media management products (Hootsuite or similar) and FinalSite (website/email marketing) a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Spanish-speaking preferred.
  • Highly responsible and organized with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks effectively with others.
  • Work as a team member and build relationships across CRJHS.
  • Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of Cristo Rey and willingness to participate in adult faith formation.
  • Experience in public relations field a plus.


Application Deadline:
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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

Director of Facilities

Job Title: Director of Facilities
Department: Facilities
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
Classification: Exempt
Schedule: Year-round

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, a Jesuit, college-preparatory, co-educational school for grades 9-12 seeks a full-time Director of Facilities. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Facilities is expected to provide the leadership to maintain and improve Cristo Rey’s physical plant. The Director of Facilities will be a key contributor in supporting and furthering the education of Cristo Rey’s students and maintaining Cristo Rey’s reputation as an excellent college preparatory school.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supervision and evaluation of Cristo Rey’s building staff, maintenance personnel and third-party vendors. Ensure that scheduled preventive maintenance and fire /safety procedures are in place and being performed in accordance with these procedures.
  • Coordinate capital and maintenance projects with the administration and faculty including project initiation, evaluation, prioritization, budgeting, as well as implementation and completion of these projects. Timely and effective communication with the faculty and administration is essential.
  • Provide strong leadership on capital projects including consultant/architect selection, contractor selection, bidding, scheduling, defining project scope, change orders, draw requests, and change orders to ensure that these projects are completed on a timely basis and in a cost-effective manner.
  • Assist the CFO and President with development and implementation of a Campus Master Plan.
  • Provide the President and CFO with detailed annual repair, replacement and capital budgets. Provide quarterly analysis of compliance with or variances from budget.
  • Coordinate with the Technology personnel throughout improvement projects to insure compatibility with ongoing building maintenance and mechanical systems. Provide consultation, as needed, to IT on contractor selection, budgeting and scheduling.


Other Responsibilities

  • Conduct daily building inspections with maintenance staff and with administrative or faculty personnel as needed. Coordinate follow up on items requiring attention including work orders and communication procedures. Assign responsibility for completion of assigned tasks.
  • Coordinate work order requests originating with administrators and/or faculty utilizing the existing work order submission system.
  • Serve as coordinator for school special events including scheduling, timetables, work orders, janitorial needs and special requests.
  • Responsible for building security and its staff. Review current building security and prepare an assessment including recommendations for improvements and resources needed.
  • Work with the CFO in preparing the annual budget for capital, maintenance and repairs as well as quarterly analysis of compliance with or variances from budget.
  • Supervise the regular schedule for janitorial services.
  • Manage parking lot regulation and supervision.
  • Manage the school’s landscaping needs.
  • Collaborate with school administration and first responders for the purposes of emergency management preparations.
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with the City of Chicago and local utilities companies, particularly with pertinent departments critical to the daily functioning of the school plant. This includes securing any necessary licenses or permits.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (management and/or engineering degree preferred).
  • Excellent organizational skills and at least 10 years of proven facilities and/or commercial property management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering and contracting, as well as building and environmental systems.
  • Ability to coordinate the efforts of diverse individuals and groups to accomplish common objectives.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills in order to communicate with a wide variety people including
    faculty members, administrators, members of the Board of Directors, and parents.
  • Ability to display finesse and discretion in managing daily contact with all levels of the school’s internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to listen and respond to constituents’ needs and interests.
  • Excellent computer skills required, including demonstrated aptitude with Microsoft’s Office Suite.
  • Cristo Rey graduate or graduate of another Jesuit secondary school or university is a plus.
  • Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of Cristo Rey and willingness to participate in adult faith formation.
  • Successful candidates will be required to pass a background check.


Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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

Manager of Corporate Engagement

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (CRJHS), a Jesuit, college-preparatory, co-educational school for grades 9-12 seeks a full-time Manager of Corporate Engagement. Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Manager is primarily responsible for developing strategic corporate giving opportunities that engage individuals for CRJHS that supports the organizational vision of the school.

The Manager of Corporate Engagement leads and executes a strategy developed out of the Advancement office to identify and recruit job prospects with the CR Board of Directors, cultivate and steward current job partners and corporate sponsors through events and other marketing opportunities, and build a pipeline for board development and fundraising through the work of the Leadership Advisory Council (LAC.)

Managing a constantly evolving database of opportunities, the Manager of Corporate Engagement along with the Vice President and President, develops and executes strategies to turn prospects into job partners and donors. The Manager works in tandem with the Vice President to support the Corporate Engagement and Advancement Committee of the Board of Directors in order to activate opportunities for Board Members to recruit and essentially become ad hoc members of the Advancement Team of Cristo Rey.

The Manager has the very important responsibility of stewarding corporate relationships with mid-level managers and donors, and leading volunteer committees in order to meet the fundraising goals of the institution. The Manager will have direct oversight and direction of the Leadership Advisory Council (LAC) of Cristo Rey, the young professionals’ board of the school. The Manager cultivates corporate support relationships and coordinates the sponsorship and underwriting of annual fundraising events of Cristo Rey like VIVA, the Homecoming Tailgate, Las Mujeres, Run for Cristo Rey, and others as appropriate.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and execute a corporate engagement strategy for CRJHS. This includes creating, pitching, and stewarding bundled support asks of corporations, sometimes in tandem with job renewals by the Corporate Work Study Program for CRJHS.
    • Create opportunities for networking between corporate supporters.
    • Execute events to acknowledge corporate sponsors throughout the year, in particular as it relates to supporting CWSP and general event sponsorships.
    • Maintain database of corporate contacts and track participation at events, financial support of programs, and identify ways to further engage employees of these corporations in the work of CR.
    • Ensure the job program is marketed properly internally and externally to constituents and the public.
    • Increase awareness of the Cristo Rey model among corporate contacts and generate leads for support.
  • Encourage, cultivate, and support the LAC membership, and staff executive committee members of the LAC in their work to grow membership, engage donors, alumni and volunteers, and fundraise for Cristo Rey via events and special appeals.
    • Plan annual calendar of meetings and events, and cultivate relationships with LAC members.
    • Empower LAC volunteers to engage personally at CR through time, talent and treasure. Track LAC giving and hold members accountable for annual gifts and active participation in events and meetings.
    • Manage database of LAC members in Raisers Edge and generate all communications with the LAC via mail, email, social media, etc.
    • Onboard new members with events and streamlined, branded information.
    • Encourage LAC in their work to build a pipeline for Cristo Rey Board of Directors membership or committee participation in areas that support the mission of CRJHS.
  • Grow corporate support of fundraising and community events like VIVA, Homecoming Tailgate, Las Mujeres, Run for Cristo Rey, and others in order to enhance funding opportunities for CRJHS.
    • Drive corporate sponsorship pitches, packages, and bundled support asks for events. Develop budgets and set goals annually.
    • Mange event committees and steward their personal support and networks of relationships.
    • Serve as point of contact with vendors and/or event consultants as necessary in order to streamline expenses as much as possible.
    • Ensure all donor acknowledgements are complete and thoughtfully structured.
    • Find and execute creative ways to engage event sponsors throughout the year and create opportunities to bring sponsors to CRJHS for tours and other networking opportunities.
  • Represent Cristo Rey within the Cristo Rey Network, Jesuit School Network, and community and professional events.

Qualifications:
  • The successful candidate will minimally have 5-7 years of professional corporate fundraising experience and knowledge, with a proven background of successful relationship and moves management skills.
  • Strong communication skills and open and approachable personality.
  • Dedicated interest in a career in corporate fundraising and relationship building.
  • Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of Cristo Rey and willingness to participate in adult faith formation.
  • Highly responsible and organized, the candidate will have a proven record of accomplishment of meeting deadlines, managing and prioritizing multiple tasks effectively with others.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, non-profit management, communications, or related field.
  • Works as a team member and builds relationships across CRJHS.
  • Experience and understanding of databases and moves management (Raisers Edge and Salesforce preferred.)
  • Experience in managing budgets.


To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume addressed to Morgan Collier, Vice President for Advancement 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

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

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