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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 (CRCHS) is a Catholic, co-ed, college-prep school that is part of the national Cristo Rey Network. We serve a diverse group of students of all faiths who do not have the educational opportunity or financial means to attend another private, college-prep school. Our vision is that our students will graduate from college and become leaders in the public and private sector, service organizations, their own faith institutions, and the community at large, transforming the world for the good. Our students work in an innovative Professional Work Study Program and assign their earnings to the school in lieu of tuition. CRCHS students work one day a week during the school year in office jobs at over 130 professional organizations in the Columbus metropolitan area to cover about half the cost of their education

The Director of Advancement is the chief development officer of Cristo Rey Columbus High School. Working with the President, she or he directs and coordinates the efforts of fundraising and the day-to-day operations of the school’s Advancement office in keeping with the mission of the school. This person is responsible for developing and implementing all donation strategies and programs, marketing, and community outreach. The Director of Advancement serves as a member of the school’s Leadership Team.

Given the unique combination of qualifications needed for success, there are several requisite skills required for this position, including a bachelor’s degree or higher, previous experience in institutional advancement activities, business, or school leadership, or ideally a combination of the three. The Director must be able to adapt to changing responsibilities and maintain absolute confidentiality. Collaboration is a key.

This job description reflects the essential job responsibilities; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. All the duties and standards within this job description will be performed as directed by the President and according to the established policies, procedures and guidelines of Cristo Rey Columbus High School.


  1. Develops an annual strategic fundraising and communications plan in conjunction with the President.
  2. Makes recommendations to the President for the hiring and evaluation of department staff. Responsible for the general moral and supervision of all departmental staff, providing a quality work environment through teaming principles, mutual support and effective leadership.
  3. Works closely with the President, ensures consistent and clear communication regarding fundraising with the public through a periodic newsletter, all mailings and events. Assists the President in communicating with the media.
  4. Responsible for overall communication with the public in regard to fundraising, day-to-day supervision of the Advancement Office, and direction of the school’s annual giving and fundraising campaigns.
  5. Collaborates with the President and consultants on all fundraising and public relations efforts, following through on and contributing to the development of the overall plan.
  6. Meets regularly with the President and the chair of the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees to help set the committee’s meeting agenda and to coordinate the fundraising efforts of each member of the Board of Trustees.
  7. Develops a strategic marketing plan that includes an annual report, Christmas cards, formal and informal thank you letters, the school website and social media; assists with development of marketing materials for student recruitment and Professional Work Study Program.
  8. Creates a donor cultivation plan that includes identifying, cultivating, involving, acknowledging and continued cultivation.
  9. Coordinates visits and meetings between the President and potential major gift donors.
  10. Prepares written and oral reports for the President, Development Committee and Board of Trustees.
  11. Manages the grant application process, fosters and maintains strong relationships with the foundation community, and ensures that grant applications are of the highest quality and timely.
  12. Facilitates events, dinners, luncheons, breakfasts, and tours which bring together potential donors with the President, students, staff and Board members (when appropriate).
  13. Communicates the mission, philosophy and programs of Cristo Rey Columbus High School to potential donors, foundations and the general community. Represents the school at civic, religious and other public functions as requested.
  14. Proposes and oversees budget for Advancement Department activities and operations.
  15. Oversees management of donor database and IRS compatibility.
  16. Engages and works closely with volunteers who support the school’s mission.
  17. Attends and participates in Cristo Rey Network programs for Advancement Directors or other programs or meetings as directed by the President.
  18. Networks with other Cristo Rey Network Advancement Directors.
  19. Participates in telephone conferences of the Cristo Rey Network.
  20. Assists the President with various projects as requested.
  21. Work beyond a typical 40-hour work week is often expected and required.
  22. Responds to communications and requests from President on a timely basis.
  23. Complies with federal, state and local laws.

Email a letter summarizing why you think you are the right person for this position along with your resume and list of references to Joni Molnar at jmolnar@cristoreycolumbus,org.


Advancement Coordinator


Who You Are

You’re excited about philanthropy and seeing the impact of your work. You thrive with detail-oriented, focused desk work. You’re not afraid of technology, and excited to learn something new. You’re willing and able to take on unforeseen projects when the need arises, while also managing deadlines for your core projects. You work well as part of a team and independently. You’re passionate about young people, and you get excited by watching them grow. You embrace diversity (in race, ethnicity, faith tradition, socioeconomic status, and more).


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 seventh year of operation.

Members of our Advancement team perform numerous job functions and have the opportunity to use and grow their skills.


This Role

  • Database entry and management, including:
    • Gift entry and thank you letters
    • Adding and updating contact information
    • Maintaining records of stewardship actions
    • Financial reconciliation with accounting team
    • Reporting on financials
    • Optimizing use of our database
  • Annual giving program, including:
    • Annual appeal(s)
    • Christmas Card
    • Mailing lists and mail merges
    • Email lists
  • Volunteer program:
    • Managing intake of volunteers
    • Connecting volunteers with internal staff for various needs
    • Annual volunteer audit
  • Building relationships with donors, board members, volunteers, and community members
  • Assisting team members as needed with:
    • Grants
    • Special events
    • Marketing, communications, and public relations
    • Major giving and stewardship
  • Other duties as needed


Ideal Competencies and Skills

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Willingness to take initiative and problem-solve
  • Database experience
  • Project management skills
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel and Word (including mail merge function)


  • Full time / standard office hours, with some time on nights/weekends as needed
  • Generous paid time off, including 12 holidays plus the two weeks including Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Raiser’s Edge training will be provided if needed

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Joni Molnar at jmolnar@cristoreycolumbus.org. 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.