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Cristo Rey Columbus High School Open Positions

Cristo Rey Columbus High School is part of the national Cristo Rey Network. Cristo Rey Columbus is a Catholic, college-preparatory high school for students of all faiths from families of limited financial means. It is co-educational and serves students of diverse backgrounds. We help our students grow intellectually, academically, spiritually, socially, and morally. Our Professional Work-Study Program (“PWSP”) is an integral part of our strategy. Through PWSP, our students work five days a month in a professional setting such as law firms, hospitals, banks, insurance companies, nonprofits and government entities. Through this work they cover almost half the cost of their education and they obtain a tremendous experience and education being mentored by professionals in our community. It is our aspiration that all of our students graduate from high school and college and become future leaders in the public and private sector, in corporations, service organizations, their own faith institutions, and the community at large.


Background Checks: All paid Cristo Rey staff must have on file both BCI and FBI background checks and must attend “Protecting God’s Children.”




Cristo Rey Columbus High School is accepting applications mission-driven teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. Cristo Rey Columbus offers a college-preparatory education to students who might not otherwise be able to afford a Catholic education. Teachers must be willing to do whatever it takes to help students succeed including working an extended school day and an extended school year. Ideal candidates have experience scaffolding learning goals and differentiating instruction so that all students master the rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. Student engagement and high expectations are critical in our learning environment. Diversity is highly valued as we seek to reflect our student body and employ people with diverse backgrounds to serve as role models for our student. Part-time and full-time positions might be available depending on staff retention and emerging needs. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter, resume and transcripts (unofficial is sufficient for the initial application process) to education@cristoreycolumbus.org and completing our teaching application.



Academic Counselor

Cristo Rey Columbus High School is seeking a licensed School Counselor for the 2018-2019 school year. Cristo Rey Columbus is a private Catholic school that provides a college-prep education to students who are extremely diverse, come from a wide range of middle schools, and differ significantly in their academic preparation. Students range in their academic preparation from students who are multiple year behind to students who are extremely strong academically and who rank amongst the top in Columbus and nationally. If you are a highly motivated, team-oriented person with high expectations for yourself and others and have experience and skills to share with our students and faculty, then this job may be for you. Other qualities sought: experience working with diverse populations, faith-based, solutions oriented, and organized. Some of the job responsibilities include:

  • Monitors all academic performance and student schedules to assure graduation requirements are met.
  • Serves as an advocate and advisor for all students.
  • Establishes and maintains a positive relationship with parents and ensures they are aware of the academic performance of their student on regular basis.
  • Organizes parent and teacher conference if student has academic concerns.
  • Provides optional/community resources to aid in students in their educational development. This is done by scheduling volunteer tutors to work with the students either during the day or after school. The tutors who have volunteered are available to provide extra assistance in subjects that may be deemed necessary by students, teachers or Academic Counselor.
  • Organizes and coordinates the implementation of State End-of-Course and Advance Placement Exams.
  • Reviews state mandated test results with students and parents so they understand what is needed for graduation.
  • Tracks and monitors academic progress and reports to administration and parents of the results, which are used to determine who is mandated for after school tutoring.
  • Reports to coaches, club advisors and staff student academic eligibility for sports and activities, and provide information to other coaches if students participate in athletics at their home high school.
  • Coordinates the after-school tutoring program for students with academic difficulties. This program is for students who have received one “F” or more than one “D” on the grade report and are mandated to remain each afternoon, except for the day they work. Other students who need help, or just want to be able to get their assignments completed prior to coming home are also welcomed to attend. Attendance is taken for the students that are mandated to stay, and disciplinary consequences are administered if they are absent. Each day, Monday – Thursday from 3:45 – 5:00 teachers who teach different subjects will be available to provide assistance. In addition, we have members of the National Honor Society who have volunteered to sit individually with students to tutor in various subjects.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume and transcripts (unofficial is sufficient for the initial application process) to Dr. Cathy Thomas, Principal, at education@cristoreycolumbus.org.



Development Coordinator (Marketing and Communications Focus)

Who You Are

You’re creative. You enjoy building new processes, systems, and tools, and troubleshooting to improve them. You’re comfortable with ambiguity. You can create big plans and manage fine details without losing focus. You’re sensitive to others’ expectations, and you’re able to personalize your communication for various stakeholder groups. You embrace diversity (in race, ethnicity, faith tradition, socioeconom need arises, while also managing deadlines for your core projects. You love social media, and you embrace the opportunity to unplugic status, and more) and you can discuss its complexities gracefully. You’re willing and able to take on unforeseen projects when the occasionally. You value listening and you do it well. You’re passionate about working with young people, and you get excited by watching them grow. You want your work to feel meaningful and you want to personally connect with the people you impact.

Who We Are

Cristo Rey Columbus prepares students to excel in college, in career, and in character. Our college-prep curriculum, work-study program, and faith-based education combine to give students a unique experience and an affordable option for high-quality education. Founded in 2013, the school is currently in its fifth year of operation.

The Development Coordinator will join an existing Development team of two. As in most small shops, members of the Development team perform numerous job functions and have the opportunity to use and grow their skills. Because the Development team’s strategic focus is currently growing to involve new initiatives, the Coordinator will have an immediate impact and will innovate to manage new projects and initiatives, as well as to maintain existing operations.

This Role

  • Marketing and Communications
    • Serve as the primary driver of marketing and communications activities.
    • Develop and manage a comprehensive social media strategy.
    • Write communications as assigned, including email newsletters, social media posts, and print mailings.
    • Serve as project manager for PR activities, including regular and ongoing communication with the organization’s PR consultant.
    • Maintain existing website. Over time, serve as project manager for website overhaul and redesign.
  • Events
    • Coordinate all aspects of existing small events within the school.
    • Serve as internal project manager for event logistics of the school’s annual gala.
  • Volunteer Coordination
    • Manage volunteer program, including onboarding, placing, and recognizing volunteers.
    • Assist in annual volunteer audit process.
  • Prospect Research
    • Research, recommend, and implement tools and strategies for prospect research.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Ideal Competencies and Skills

  • Project management skills.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Proven proficiency and passion for social media.
  • Understanding of and ability to strengthen the school’s brand.
  • Exceptional writing skills.
  • Interpersonal warmth.
  • Strong customer service skills in person, over the phone, and in writing.
  • Experience planning and managing all aspects of special events.
  • Existing relationships in the Columbus community and the ability to identify and build effective partnerships.
  • Experience managing websites.
  • Ability and willingness to occasional work evening and weekend hours.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jmolnar@cristoreycolumbus.org. Include handles and account names for relevant social media accounts. The hiring manager for this position is Chris Donovan, Development Director. We can’t wait to meet you!

Anyone qualified in other areas, who feels called to this mission, is also encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and transcripts (unofficial is sufficient for the initial application process) to education@cristoreycolumbus.org and download our teaching application by clicking here.