Cristo Rey New York High School is a Catholic, co-ed, college-prep school, part of the national Cristo Rey Network. We serve students of all faiths who have demonstrated the potential and motivation to achieve success and who do not have the educational background or financial means to attend another private, college-prep school. ?Guided by the spirit of care for the individual, cura personalis, we challenge all our students with a rigorous academic curriculum and a demanding work-internship program. ?Our ultimate goal is that our students will graduate from college and become professionals for others, transforming the world for the good of their families and society.
As the instructional leader of Cristo Rey New York High School (CRNYHS), the Principal inspires faculty and students to fulfill the school’s mission by nourishing a climate of respect for others and respect for learning. The Principal supports high quality classroom teaching, vibrant extracurricular programs, and fruitful spiritual formation activities. The Principal assures the orderly functioning of the school and the cultivation of a school-wide Catholic faith identity.
The Principal exercises responsibility for teaching and learning by engaging faculty in the development and implementation of a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum and by providing ongoing instructional feedback. The Principal is responsible for creating and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement that seeks the greater fulfillment of the mission. The Principal reports to the school President and actively collaborates with the other members of the school’s leadership team. See requirements and responsibilities below.
Master's degree and significant administrative experience in a high school setting.
Substantial full-time high school teaching experience.
Demonstrated success supervising and evaluating faculty and staff.
Commitment and capacity to serve and connect on a personal level with mission-appropriate, high need, low socio-economic status, students and their families.
Demonstrated commitment to and appreciation for Catholic, faith-based education.
Demonstrated ability to inspire, lead and work collegially with faculty and staff by fostering a culture of collaboration and teamwork.
Strong background in developing and implementing a rigorous, standards-based, college-ready curriculum.
Demonstrated success as an instructional leader who creates a culture of continuous improvement through ongoing instructional feedback to teachers.
Evidence of an ability to analyze and utilize data to increase student achievement.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish is desirable.
Exemplary interpersonal skills with faculty, staff, parents, students and community members.
Prior service in a Cristo Rey school, Nativity-model school or a teacher service program such as Alliance for Catholic Education or Teach for America, is preferable but not required.
How to Apply:
Candidates should send the following items by October 31, 2018:
Cover letter communicating what attracts you to the Cristo Rey mission and why you seek the opportunity to lead Cristo Rey New York High School.
Statement of educational philosophy. Please write an essay limited to three pages that responds to the following questions:
Describe your philosophy of education and how you would put it into practice at Cristo Rey New York High School.
Describe your leadership style. What past experiences in educational leadership best align with what you perceive to be the challenges of leading a school like Cristo Rey New York High School?
Cristo Rey New York High School has a strong community of adults committed to the school’s 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 school 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.
References: Please provide three professional references (Include email address & phone number).
About Cristo Rey New York High School
The mission of Cristo Rey New York High School, a coeducational, independent Catholic high school in East Harlem, is to serve promising students who come with a mixed record of prior achievement, who demonstrate a passionate desire to make more of themselves, who are, in the main, immigrants or the children of immigrants, and who are unable to afford any of the Catholic or other private high school options available in New York City.