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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, in need of a high-quality, affordable education. 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.”


We are working with the search firm BeecherHill to fill this position. Please view the description here.


Cristo Rey Columbus High School seeks a mission-driven, innovative, collaborative, student-focused, and community-centered Principal to serve as the chief academic, instructional, and formational leader. The Principal reports directly to the school’s President, and serves as a critical member of the school’s leadership team.

About the School:

Cristo Rey Columbus High School (CRCHS) is a Catholic, co-ed, college-prep school that is part of the national Cristo Rey Network. The Cristo Rey Network educates 12,000 students in 37 high schools across the country. 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 ultimate goal 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. Since the families of our students cannot afford to pay the full tuition required of a private, college-prep, Catholic high school, the students work in an innovative Professional Work Study Program (PWSP) and assign their earnings to the school in lieu of tuition. CRCHS students work one day a week during the school year in entry-level office jobs at over 130 organizations in the Columbus metropolitan area to cover about half the cost of their education

Principal Roles and Responsibilities:

Catholic Identity and Cristo Rey Mission

Serve as a spiritual leader for the school; promote and sustain the school’s Catholic identity; ensure that the school’s Christian values and mission drive school decisions, and that liturgical practices, prayer, and Catholic culture are integrated into school life; ensure that time and resources are appropriately allocated to Campus Ministry and Adult Faith Formation.

Ensure that all members of the school community are treated fairly, equitably, and with respect and compassion; positively support all stakeholders; actively work to create a loving environment; protect the rights and confidentiality of students and staff.

Actively participate in and support the school’s leadership team; promote and support the importance of integrating academics with the Professional Work Study Program as part of a college preparatory experience; ensure clear communication of shared expectations for students.

Actively participate in faith formation programs aimed at deepening and nurturing your capacity as a spiritual and mission-driven Catholic school leader.

Work with the Diocese of Columbus, the school’s Catholic sponsor, to develop and sustain the school’s Catholic identity.

Teaching and Learning

Serve as the lead-learner in the building; stay current with research, best practices, and trends relevant to Catholic, urban education, and issues that may be affecting the school’s students.

Oversee faculty members; conduct regular classroom observations using a research-based framework; maintain a visible and active leadership presence throughout the building; provide teachers and classroom staff with valuable feedback to further develop their professional skills.

Lead the implementation of the common, rigorous, college-ready Cristo Rey Network curriculum; promote and nurture a college-going culture with high student expectations.

Lead the implementation of school-wide cycles of formative/interim assessments, analysis of data, and monitoring of student progress; identify and prioritize needs and determine team and individual interventions; communicate academic data to stakeholders.

Plan and execute a program of professional development informed by instructional, school culture, and student achievement data. Ensure that professional development is collaborative and aligned with the school’s instructional and formational vision.

School Culture and Family Involvement

Foster and promote a school culture that values diversity and the unique gifts that all staff, students, and families bring to the school community; foster the creation of an inclusive school environment, and ensure that parents are welcomed and acknowledged as partners with the school; develop and implement strategies for meaningful and reciprocal family and community engagement.

Lead the school community to create a culture of high expectations and continuous improvement, complemented by high levels of support; promote and articulate a vision for continuous improvement that recognizes existing equity gaps and commits to their elimination.

Serve as a model of the school’s values and mindsets, and hold self and others accountable to maintaining high standards; actively promote the regular exchange of affirming and constructive feedback among members of the school’s staff.

Ensure an active co-curricular life of the school, which gives students opportunities to develop their non-academic talents and interests (musical, artistic, athletic, etc.).

Strategic Planning

Help lead the school community to develop a detailed, concrete, and compelling vision for excellence that encompasses academics, school culture, community engagement, alumni engagement, and partnership with the Corporate Work Study Program. This vision must reflect a critical understanding of the students’ varied cultural identities, along with the school’s Catholic identity; consult with the President and other stakeholders to incorporate their understanding of the school’s context and to secure their investment in the school’s vision for excellence.

In consultation with the President and other key stakeholders, develop a multi-year strategic plan that is aligned to the school’s shared vision of excellence, that leverages the resources of the Cristo Rey Network, and incorporates knowledge of current realities and progress-to-goals.

Predict the needs of staff, students, and families in pursuing the strategic plan, adjusting over time, as necessary; anticipate barriers, and develop measures of effectiveness and plan for contingencies.

Design and execute processes and systems for progress-monitoring with goals and metrics across all critical areas of the strategic plan.

Establish concrete, ambitious, meaningful medium- and long-term goals that serve as qualitative and quantitative indicators of students’ college-readiness.

Allocation of Resources and Supervision of School Personnel

Audit time, personnel, and resources to ensure college-readiness for all students.

Set and communicate clear expectations for excellence, and define responsibilities for staff; delegate tasks and responsibilities in ways that are consistent with role definitions; maximize the impact of each team member under your chain of management.

Develop and execute strategies to improve performance of staff over time and hold staff members accountable.

Monitor progress on multiple work streams and individual expectations. Acknowledge progress, celebrate successes, and intervene in a prompt, direct, and professional way to address gaps when needed.

Consistently follow federal and state policy and establish a high bar for professionalism and discretion when handling personnel issues.

Additional Skills

Deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Flexibility, energy, stamina, and foresight.

Ability to build a shared vision and inspire commitment to a mission

Ability to build relationships with a diverse staff and parent community

Ability to plan in a manner that anticipates barriers and recognizes needs school-wide

Strong collaboration with others and the willingness to solicit input prior to developing strategies and solutions

Ability to motivate and influence others to achieve excellence in the workplace

Openness to feedback

Ability to think critically and reflectively, and to prioritize effectively

Openness to growth and a commitment to continuous learning

Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability to develop and execute an effective school budget


Master’s Degree or higher in an educational field

Minimum three years’ experience in school leadership

Teaching experience at the high school level

A proven commitment to Catholic education

Demonstrated ability to connect with low-income, students and families

Demonstrated ability to serve as a faith leader of the school

Proven background in curriculum design, teacher supervision, and data analysis

Demonstrated understanding of the college qualification and acceptance process

Background in designing and executing school improvement plans

A commitment to personal and professional integrity and moral character


All interested and qualified applicants with a passion for Cristo Rey’s mission are invited to apply. Please include the following:


Cover Letter (not longer than one page).

Responses to the following questions (not longer than 1000 words total):

How would you describe your philosophy of education? How would you put it into practice at Cristo Rey Columbus?

How would you describe your leadership style?

What past experiences in educational leadership have prepared you to serve as a principal?

What qualities and dispositions will you look for when hiring teachers and staff? How do you plan to support, evaluate, and train teachers?

How would you define effective Catholic leadership?How would you ensure the Catholic identity of the school? Why are you qualified to achieve this goal?

What is your vision for the ideal graduate of Cristo Rey Columbus High School?

References: Please list three professional references with their email addresses and telephone numbers.

Please email your completed application as an attached PDF to Joni Molnar at jmolnar@cristoreycolumbus.org.

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Please see the full description here .





Teachers for the 2020-21 School Year

Cristo Rey Columbus High School is accepting applications for all teacher types for the 2020-2021 school year. Teachers must be dedicated to the mission of Cristo Rey and willing to go above and beyond to help students succeed, including working an extended school day and extended school year.

Ideal candidates have multicultural experience, are sensitive to issues of equity and diversity, and know how to scaffold academic learning goals and differentiate instruction so that all students have access points to master the rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. Interested applicants must complete and send the application linked below, along with a current resume and cover letter, to education@cristoreycolumbus.org.



Assistant Director of Admissions


Responsible to: Director of Admissions

FLSA Code: Salary





Assists in the daily operations of the Admissions Office and assists in the planning and development of all recruiting and admissions related matters. Recruits and builds relationships which fall under the strategic plan for recruiting, admissions and retention of Cristo Rey Columbus High School students. Articulates the mission and programs of Cristo Rey Columbus High School to students, parents/guardians, elementary/middle school educators, principals and counselors, and other gate keepers in the community. Must be able to adapt to changing responsibilities and maintain absolute confidentiality. The Assistant Director is expected to use personal judgment in carrying out routine duties and responsibilities.


This job description reflects management's assignment of 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 Director of Admissions and President and according to the established policies, procedures and guidelines of Cristo Rey Columbus High School.




1.Proactive in building external relationships designed to yield students who are within the Cristo Rey student profile.

2.Work with Admissions Director to develop relationships within the Columbus community that will establish Cristo Rey Columbus as a viable option for increasing numbers of low-moderate income families. This will include representing the school to various educational, community, governmental and religious organizations.

3.Work with Admissions Director to develop marketing strategies, especially with design of promotional materials and use of social media. Also will assist in design of advertisements, mailings, web pages, and other publications that will promote the school to prospective students and their families.

4.Work with Admissions Director and other appropriate administrators in interviewing prospective students and parents; offer recommendations regarding admissions decisions.

5.Assist families through the financial aid process, including the completion of FACTS Application for Grant & Aid, and obtaining EdChoice scholarship payments from the State.

6.Share with Admissions Director the responsibility for maintaining databases, and assembling admissions-related materials for mailings to schools and prospective students, sending out mailings.

7.Prepare individual admissions files with academic and endorsement documents for each applicant.

8.Maintain a positive working relationship with the Catholic, public, charter and other private elementary and middle/junior high schools in Columbus and surrounding areas.

9.Assist in organizing the school’s open house(s) and other promotional events. Initiates and creates activities intended to interest parents and potential supporters in enrolling students in the school.

10.Alternate with the Admissions Director in presenting school to potential students at high school fairs, expos, church services, community fairs, and other such gatherings.

11.Maintain good relationships and creates networking opportunities and support for representatives of groups and organizations that can be helpful in enrolling students (e.g. community groups, non-profits serving youth and parents, churches and parishes).

12.Respond to all inquiries about admission to Cristo Rey in a personal, professional and timely manner.

13.Model appropriate and ethical behavior and professionalism for the student population.

14.Maintain regular communication with Director of Admissions regarding student admission cycle status, and community observations and perceptions.

15.Oversee the school’s Ambassadors Program.

16.Maintain positive relationships with parents of enrolled students and utilize relationships to ensure school satisfaction and student referrals.

17.Assist in preparation of comprehensive, data-driven reports related to recruitment, enrollment and retention for the President and Board of Directors as well as the Cristo Rey Network.

18.Attend and participate in Cristo Rey Network programs for Admissions (Recruitment/Enrollment) Directors or Assistant Directors or other programs as directed by the President.

19.Network with other Cristo Rey Network Admissions (Recruitment/Enrollment) Directors and Assistant Directors.

20.Assume full responsibility for the above as appropriate.

21.Regular attendance is essential for this job.



1. Complies with federal, state and local safety laws.

2. Maintains a neat and safe work area.

3. Performs other duties as assigned.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Required: Compliance with BCI and FBI background checks and completion of Protecting God's Children program.


Education: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in related field required. A graduate degree is strongly preferred


Experience: 2 to 3 years experience with education or social service agency. Experience in a in a faith-based organization is preferred.


Licensure/Certification: Valid driver’s license required; must be insurable with good driving record. Reliable transportation to recruiting sites is required.

Job Related Skills:

1. Demonstrated commitment to Catholic Education.

2. Ability to use good judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of students, families, businesses, organizations and media sources.

3. Ability to work professionally in educational environment.

4. Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues.

5. Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.

6. Ability to prepare reports related to recruitment, enrollment and retention data.

7. Knowledge of targeted recruitment principles, procedures and resources.

8. Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.

9. Ability to foster a collaborative work environment.

10. Ability to organize, prioritize, schedule and complete job tasks.

11. Ability to communicate clearly and accurately in the written and spoken word.

12. Ability to travel within and out of state for meetings, workshops, etc.

13. Ability to communicate fluently in English and Spanish.


Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal and listening skills are required.


Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, typical of an office with computers and printers. This is an exempt position. Office hours for this position vary and often require late afternoon, evening and/or weekend work. Cristo Rey School is a smoke-free and weapons-free facility.




The Physical Demands Strength Rating reflects the estimated overall strength requirement of the job. It represents the strength requirements, which are considered to be important for average, successful work performance:


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work.



Full Time Administrative Assistant


Who We Are

Cristo Rey Columbus High School is located in Columbus, Ohio and is part of the national Cristo Rey Network. We are a Catholic, college-preparatory high school for students of all faiths who need an affordable private school education. We are co-educational and serve students of diverse backgrounds. We strive to help our students grow intellectually, academically, spiritually, socially, and morally. Our aspiration is that all our student graduate from high school and college and become the future leaders in our churches, institutions, businesses, nonprofits, and the community at large. To learn more about us, visit www.cristoreycolumbus.org.

Who We Are Looking For

We are seeking a fulltime administrative assistant who is passionate about the Cristo Rey mission. This person will be responsible for among other things, school administrative functions; creation and modification of documents; communications with students, parents, administrators and teachers; front desk receptionist, and other school-related duties.

Basic Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree or higher.
  • Experience in school setting preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish would be a major plus factor.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, especially Word & Excel.
  • Knowledge of School Information Systems, specifically PowerSchool a plus.
  • Commitment to the mission of the school and the Cristo Rey Mission Effectiveness Standards.

Required Skills and Traits:

  • Work hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • Understands and maintains the confidentiality of information surrounding the main office.
  • Able to learn and work with school technology.
  • Excellent organization and efficient time management skills.
  • Outgoing personality.
  • Attention to details.
  • Professional demeanor.
  • Proactive, positive attitude.


This school administrative assistant reports to the Principal and will work with other members of the school community as needed. This summary does not describe all job duties, and a full job description is available upon request.

Application Procedures

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Joni Molnar at jmolnar@cristoreycolumbus.org. Cristo Rey Columbus High School will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the hiring of its certified or non-certified personnel.



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.