Cristo Rey Boston seeks a dynamic visionary and inspirational Chief Executive Officer. The CEO/President will lead the mission of this award-winning innovative school to achieve its mission as a
member of the national Cristo Rey Network. Cristo Rey Boston educates young people to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service. By offering a rigorous curriculum, a unique work-study
experience, and the support of an inclusive school community, students are prepared to succeed in college and beyond with the values essential to a fulfilling life.
The President will lead the school in development, implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of an exceptional program that supports and promotes the school’s mission and values, with special
emphasis on the religious and spiritual orientation of the school.
The President’s primary responsibilities include:
First and foremost, the President must be committed to education reform — particularly for traditionally underserved students — and have passion for the distinct mission, values, academic standards, and Catholic identity of the Cristo Rey Network such that s/he can inspire people to support this unique education model.
The salary for the role is competitive.
In 1996, in response to the needs and aspirations of a strong working-class community, the first Cristo Rey school was created by Jesuits in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Led by Founder Father John P. Foley, SJ, the school struggled financially but got stronger each year as enrollment and corporate partnerships increased. Momentum grew and the school began to receive public acclaim as the “school that works,” both literally and figuratively.
In 2001, people interested in replicating Cristo Rey gathered from around the country and the Cristo Rey Network was launched. In 2001 and 2002, respectively, De La Salle North Catholic in Portland and Verbum Dei in Los Angeles adopted key Cristo Rey pillars: the corporate work study model and the exclusive service to financially-needy families. In 2003, with grants from Cassin Educational Initiative Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Cristo Rey Network was formally created as an independent not-for-profit corporation.
Today, the Cristo Rey Network is comprised of 26 schools serving 8,000 students from families with limited educational opportunities. Cristo Rey Network students come from families whose overall
average household size is four persons and average family income is $33,500. 96% of Cristo Rey students are young people of color. Our schools accept all students, regardless of religious affiliation.
This school-year, 40% of the student-body is not Catholic
Learn More: http://www.catholicschoolsboston.org/
To apply, please email a resume, letter of application and three letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed beginning on December 1.