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 Job Description: Principal


Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School is opening in June 2018.  We are looking for a principal to assume responsibilities on July 1, 2017 to begin a year of strategic planning. 


Our Mission

Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service.  Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life. Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School will soon be a part of the largest network of high schools in the country that exclusively serve low-income youth. 


The Position

As the instructional leader of the school, the Principal provides mission leadership for faculty and students, supports high quality classroom instruction and assures the orderly functioning of the school. The Principal is responsible for teaching and learning through providing ongoing instructional feedback and engaging faculty in the development and implementation of a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum and the cultivation of a school-wide Catholic faith identity. The Principal is responsible for creating and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement that provides students with multiple opportunities to develop and demonstrate proficiency.  The Principal is a member of the school’s leadership team, actively collaborating with the Corporate Work Study Program Director, Development Director, Business Manager and Director of Admissions.  The Principal reports to the school President. 


The Principal’s primary responsibilities include:

The recruitment, selection, and retention of faculty, assistant principals, other instructional and extracurricular staff who are best fitted to the mission of the school;


Conducting regular classroom observations to maintain a visible and active leadership role throughout the building, as well as to provide teachers and classroom staff with valuable feedback to further develop their professional skills;


Using a research-based framework to routinely coach and supervise teachers, completing a summative evaluation for every teacher every year;

Leading the implementation of the common, rigorous, college-ready curriculum so that all students can achieve at high levels;


       Leading teachers in interpreting and using student achievement data to inform instruction

Developing and executing an effective faculty professional development program, ensuring classroom impact;


Developing a school culture that is accepting of all students, valuing the gifts each brings to the school;


Supervising, developing, and evaluating non-instructional personnel, including Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, guidance personnel, college counselor, Campus Minister, Athletic Director, extracurricular personnel, volunteers and clerical staff;


Developing, coordinating and supervising teacher leaders (discipline team leaders, grade level team leaders, etc.);


Developing a calendar and schedule that organizes time reflecting a prioritization of observation of student learning and instruction;


Overseeing the process of academic reporting and recording, including grade reports, transcripts, permanent records, quarterly progress reports, parent-teacher conferences, honor roll, class rank, and academic recognition;


Collaborating with the Director of Admissions, Director of Work Study, and President on student admission guidelines, process, timelines, and enrollment goals consistent with the school’s approved operating budget;


Identifying program needs on an ongoing basis and constructs and oversees the academic budget to achieve identified needs;


In collaboration with all staff, oversees the school's relationship with parents, guardians, and families, ensuring that they become partners with the school in supporting the success of their students;


Overseeing and coordinating, with the Director of the Corporate Work Study Program, the scheduling, student work assignments, discipline and overall progress of the students and the scheduling of the school calendar and programs;


Reporting at regular intervals on student academic progress to all constituents, including parents, faculty, related school committees and the Board of Directors;


Reporting weekly to the school President regarding goals, progress, and identified metrics;


Supervising all extra-curricular activities;


Developing, implementing, and supervising a cohesive, four-year plan for effective delivery of the college preparation program, including managing relationships with colleges, summer programs, and alumni support;


Coordinating standardized testing (ACT, SAT, AP, etc.);


Overseeing summer academic enrichment and/or remediation programs;


Overseeing the development and maintenance of school accreditation with the identified national/state accrediting agency (AdvancED);


Collaborating actively with the Cristo Rey Network national office, the diocese and colleague principals;


In collaboration with the Director of Finance and Operations, coordinating the use of the school facilities;


Assuming of other duties as assigned by the school President.


Qualifications and Experience:

At least three years of experience supervising and evaluating faculty and staff; experience working in a Catholic school setting is preferred (administration and/or teaching);


A practicing Catholic individual is preferred but not a requirement;


Commitment and capacity to serve and connect on a personal level with low-income, urban, minority students whereby cultivating a culture of persistence among adults and students;


Demonstrated commitment to Catholic, faith-based education;

Demonstrated ability to inspire, lead and work collegially with faculty and staff by serving as an instructional leader who creates a culture of continuous improvement through ongoing instructional feedback to teachers;


Demonstrated ability to create a student-centered learning environment;


Strong background in developing and implementing a rigorous, standards-based, college-ready curriculum with an ability to analyze and utilize data to increase student achievement;


Exemplary interpersonal skills with faculty, staff, parents, students and community member including excellent written and oral communication skills.


  • Master's degree
  • Principal licensure
  • High School teaching experience preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred



All interested and qualified applicants with a passion for Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School’s mission are invited to apply by visiting and following the necessary prompts within the “Current Searches” page.


A complete application will include:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter (no more than 3 pages)
Describe your philosophy of education and how you would put it into practice at Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School.
Describe your leadership style. What past experiences in educational leadership best align with what you perceive to be the challenges of leading of school like Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School?
Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School has a strong community of adults committed to the mission. What qualities and dispositions do you look for when hiring teachers and staff? How would you support, evaluate, and train teachers?
How would you ensure the Catholic identity of our school? Define effective Catholic leadership.
As principal you are the lead learner of the school community.  Give an example of how you engage in reflection and ongoing learning as a school leader. 
What attracts you to the Cristo Rey mission? Why do you believe that you are a match for this unique opportunity to lead Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School?


References (3): Please list three professional references with their email address and telephone numbers.


Please complete submit your application online by visiting àCurrent Searches


Deadline for applications is Friday, June 9, 2017.





POSITION:  Director of Admissions


SCHEDULE:  Full Time


SUPERVISOR:  President


JOB SUMMARY:   The Director of Admissions is responsible for

(1) Recruiting qualified students to apply to the school

(2) Directing the Admissions Process from point of inquiry to enrollment

(3) Supervising staff and volunteers.

(4) Managing the Office of Admissions

(5) Ad hoc projects assigned by the President.





  • Designs and implements a comprehensive strategic plan of admissions of new students to the school
  • Accomplish the school’s enrollment goals and objectives
  • Designs, establishes, and maintains a departmental operating structure that effectively accomplishes the school’s goals and objectives
  • Evaluates continually and redesigns where appropriate all aspects of the admissions program with the goal of maintain a capacity enrollment of qualified and mission-consistent students and a wait-list of qualified applicants
  • Represents the school at conferences related to admissions and to the local community



  • Develops and oversees admissions appropriate admissions marketing materials, ads, mailings, web pages, and publications that promote the school to prospective students
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with Catholic feeder schools, local public and charter middle schools, churches, and other organizations that can be helpful in attracting quality students
  • Proactively visits feeder schools
  • Works with organizations, attends events and school fairs
  • Presents the school to parents and students during visits to middle schools, churches, and organizations, or through media placements
  • Initiates and oversees activities, such as Open Houses and Shadow Days, intended to interest parents and potential supporters in enrolling students to the school



Admissions Process:

  • Develops, continuously evaluates, and revises the student application and relevant processes
  • Organizes and coordinates student interviews, including training faculty and staff who will assist with conducting interviews
  • Chairs meetings of the Admissions Committee
  • Organizes and administers income verification and the program for financial aid.
  • Communicates with students and parents throughout the admissions process


Enrollment and Re-enrollment


  • Coordinates teambuilding and welcome activities for accepted students
  • Organizes student registration meetings
  • Coordinates communication with families prior to starting school
  • Manages the re-enrollment of current students for the succeeding year with constant monitoring of attrition and retention




  • Bachelor’s degree with experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Exceptionally organized, able to create strong systems and process with limited support
  • Experience and comfort with setting aggressive, quantitative goals and reporting regularly on progress
  • Commitment to the Mission and Values of Cristo Rey
  • A flexible, self-starter, with the ability to motivate others, who is goal-oriented
  • Outstanding organizational skills and an ability to strategize procedures.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skill and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community
  • Ability to effectively maintain communication with students and families that are interested in applying to the school
  • Proven ability to effectively present to large groups
  • Ability to track and understand data
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials
  • Ability to foster a collaborative work environment
  • Experience with high school admissions a plus
  • Experience recruiting a plus
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English


A complete application will include:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter (no more than 3 pages)
  3. Please list three professional references with their email address and telephone numbers

Please submit completed information to


Job Description


Position:                Director of Corporate Work Study Program, Cristo Rey Fort Worth   

                                   Corporate Work Study, Inc.


Classification:       Full time, Exempt


Compensation:     Competitive salary with benefits


About Cristo Rey Fort Worth:


Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School at Our Mother of Mercy is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service.  Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life.  

The Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) is a separate corporation of the school. It trains the students for entry-level clerical employment, and markets their services to local corporate clients. 


Overall Position Description:


Cristo Rey Fort Worth seeks an energetic, experienced professional to direct and successfully grow the Corporate Work Study Program.  The Director manages all work study activities, including overall policy, job procurement strategy, operations, administration and budget. The Director demonstrates a strong skill set to develop and manage a variety of projects from conception to implementation.  As a member of the school’s leadership team, this person reports directly to the President and works collaboratively with the school’s Principal.


Brief Summary of Duties:


  • Manages the Corporate Work Study Staff and leads all aspects of the program. Provides direction, sets goals and ensures that staff and corporate partners work toward overall program objectives.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with the existing corporate partners and continues to grow student job teams for the school’s growing enrollment.
  • Coordinates student job preparation including training, job placement, and transportation to and from work sites. Supervises the student evaluation process and oversees students’ performance while on the job. 
  • Maintains oversight of financial operations and obligations of the Corporate Work Study Program Corporation by working closely with the President.


Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in business, education, finance or related field required: Master’s preferred.
Minimum 3 years’ experience in corporate, business or education sectors.
Demonstrates successful leadership and management experience.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and database management.
Ability to effectively manage, lead and motivate staff members. Thrives in a team focused environment.
Sensitivity to the ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds of the student body.
Must have knowledge of Catholic faith, beliefs and practices.
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is helpful but not required.
Commitment to the mission of the school.


Position available: August, 2017


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