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We're Hiring | 2021 Positions
Jessie Fenton

The Cristo Rey Network is expanding its team! We are looking for an IT Manager, Associate Director of School Growth and Student Recruitment, and HR and Office Administrative Associate. Below are the three job summaries. All applicants will send resumes and cover letters to Bobbi Hannigan at rhannigan@cristoreynetwork.org. Further information and instructions below.

About the Cristo Rey Network

The Cristo Rey Network is the largest network of high schools in the country enrolling only low-income youth. Comprised of 38 Catholic, college preparatory schools serving more than 12,300 students across 24 states, the Cristo Rey Network delivers a distinctive approach to inner-city education to equip students with the knowledge, character, and skills to transform their lives. From freshman year, Cristo Rey schools establish a culture of high expectations by blending rigorous academics, four years of professional work experience through the Corporate Work Study Program, Catholic educational values, and support for students to and through college. The impact is clear: Cristo Rey graduates enroll and graduate from college at twice the rate of their low-income high school graduates.

Job Location (for all positions)

This position is based at the Cristo Rey Network national office in downtown Chicago, IL.

How to Apply (for all positions)

Please send your resume and cover letter to Bobbi Hannigan at rhannigan@cristoreynetwork.org. Please include the position title in the email subject line.

DEIC Commitment

The Cristo Rey Network shares the national office's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competency commitment statement for interested applicants.

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Information Technology Manager

This is a part-time, hybrid on-site and remote job with a flexible schedule.The Information Technology Manager will provide day to day support for hardware and software issues, onboarding of new employees, and general technology maintenance for the Cristo Rey Network national office. This individual will be responsible for managing network connectivity, hardware purchasing and inventory, software licensing, and managing the information technology budget.

What You'll Do

  • Day to day support of any hardware or software issues
  • Onboarding of new employees, offboarding of departing employees
  • Management of user accounts in national office systems
  • Supervise purchasing of all electronic assets for the network, including computer hardware
  • Plan and maintain Information Technology Department budget
  • Manage all software licensing
  • Maintain relationships with contractors and vendors
  • Periodic use of Google Apps Script / JavaScript for internal processes
  • Maintenance of Google Sites for internal documentation

Who You Are

  • Educational and Experience Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree from a four-year University is strongly preferred
    • Technology certifications are a plus
    • Four or more years of experience working in Information Technology
  • Friendly, helpful, and patient personality
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Flexibility / ability to adapt to changing schedules and requirements
  • Ability to troubleshoot both software and hardware issues
  • Experience with computer networks and Wifi management
  • Intermediate knowledge of JavaScript / Google Apps Script
  • Experience with database design and management
  • Strong Google Workspace skills as both an end-user and an administrator

Specific Technologies We Use

  • Google Workspace
  • Google Sites
  • Google Data Studio
  • Workplace by Facebook
  • Airtable
  • Zoom
  • Meraki Networking
  • Windows (Lenovo) and Mac
  • Microsoft Intune
  • Video Conferencing Hardware
  • Salesforce
  • Splashtop (remote support)
  • Google Apps Script / JavaScript
  • Integromat
  • CognitoForms

Full Time Equivalent

This is a part time, salaried position (50% FTE / 20 hours per week).

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Associate Director of School Growth and Student Recruitment


Position Summary

The Cristo Rey Network seeks an Associate Director of School Growth and Student Recruitment who will support the national office work in leading our expansion efforts. This individual will report to the Director of School Growth. The Associate Director will be responsible for meeting our goal of having 50 schools by 2027, and every school meeting their student enrollment goal. This role requires a strong commitment to serving underserved youth and a keen understanding of the challenges of opening new schools dedicated to serving them.

What You'll Do

  • Support launch of new feasibility studies: Work with local communities to launch new feasibility studies in high priority markets.
  • In collaboration with the Director of School Growth, analyze prospective markets to determine feasibility of a school launch and prioritize opportunities.
  • Assist in managing inquiries from parties interested in helping further the Cristo Rey movement.
  • Travel frequently to meet with new Feasibility Study teams.
  • Support ongoing feasibility studies and launch year schools: Support new school teams from feasibility study stage through acceptance as a full member school, serving as the subject matter expert and the liaison between the new school teams and national Cristo Rey office departments.
  • Collaborate with functional experts from the national staff to consult and train new school teams in key areas such as academics, corporate work study and finance.
  • Be the primary point of contact for all non-instructional related issues including operations, finance, HR, legal and facilities.
  • Manage the ongoing, day-to-day execution of the feasibility studies, new schools in launch year, and year one of operations.
  • Engage in fundraising as necessary and appropriate for the benefit of the Cristo Rey Network and/or local feasibility studies. Have a basic understanding of the workings of charitable foundations and their grant application cycles and requirements.
  • Have a detailed knowledge of the CRN Replication Process Document and be able to articulate the timelines, requirements, goals and objectives thereof, and provide support to feasibility study teams in meeting those goals.
  • Have a passion for and understanding of the history and mission of the Cristo Rey movement.
  • Support in managing the Cristo Rey Network growth strategy: Become knowledgeable about the history, growth and development of the Cristo Rey Movement, and be able to articulate the growth visions.
  • Be our School Choice expert: Study, follow legislative developments in, and understand the workings of school choice programs across the United States as they may impact Cristo Rey schools.
  • Ensure Success of our Admissions Directors:
  • Professional Development: Support professional development for admissions directors. Identify internal and external best practices in recruitment strategies and admissions cycles. Disseminate to school teams through regular webinars and an annual in-person conference, as well as one-on-one school visits.
  • Community: Engage with a virtual community of admissions directors through regular communications, resource sharing and knowledge management.
  • Strategy: Develop and implement a Network-wide strategy to support schools' efforts to increase enrollment, with a focus on new schools and schools that have been consistently under-enrolled.
  • Come to Serve: Every member of the Network team exists to serve the staff and students at our schools consistent with the mission of the Cristo Rey Network and should promote faithful adherence to the CRN Mission Effectiveness Standards.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's Degree required; 3 years of professional experience minimum, 4-5 years preferred
  • Self-starter with the ability to produce results in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Cristo Rey Network
  • Ability to travel regularly to member schools and Network meetings
  • Proficiency in working with web-based data management systems, Microsoft Excel, and social networking tools

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HR and Office Administration Associate


Position Summary

The Cristo Rey Network seeks an HR and Office Administration Associate who will serve in a variety of capacities to support and enhance the day-to-day operations of the Cristo Rey Network national office. This is a critical support position that will require the ability to work closely and seamlessly with all members of the national office staff.


What You'll Do

  • Assist the CFO / Director of HR with human resources processes and programs:
  • Employee recruitment, onboarding and offboarding
  • Employee benefits
  • Performance reviews
  • Policies and procedures documentation
  • Oversee and support all administrative duties in the office and ensure that the office is functioning smoothly:
  • Manage office supplies inventory and place orders as necessary
  • Perform receptionist duties: greet visitors, and answer and direct phone calls
  • Receive and sort incoming mail and deliveries, and manage outgoing mail including infrequent large mailings
  • Develop office policies and procedures, and ensure they are implemented appropriately
  • Manage office vendors including landlord, copier, insurance, utilities, etc.
  • Provide other administrative support as necessary, including scheduling group meetings, maintaining calendars, doing research, and creating reports
  • Assist the Events and Programs Manager with events, including professional development programs, Board meetings and internal office meetings and celebrations:
  • Registration
  • Food and beverage
  • Supplies, including audio visual needs
  • Travel arrangements, including room blocks
  • Come to Serve: Every member of the Network team exists to serve the staff and students at our schools consistent with the mission of the Cristo Rey Network and should promote faithful adherence to the CRN Mission Effectiveness Standards.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Proficiency in Google Suite
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to work both independently and with individuals across all organizational levels