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Assistant to the Principal & School Projects Coordinator

POSITION: Assistant to the Principal & School Projects Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Principal

The Assistant to the Principal & School Projects Coordinator provides key support to the principal’s office and collaborates with a range of school stakeholders to help ensure strong school programs.

  • Support the principal’s office in executing the diverse affairs of the school with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage and improve systems and practices that support teachers, academic staff, and school leadership.
  • Coordinate and execute projects and programming that engage staff and students and sustain and elevate the school’s college-prep culture.
  • Support and enhance parent and family engagement with the school.
  • Facilitate school projects as assigned by the principal.

This is a full-time, 12-month, salaried position.

The Assistant to the Principal & School Projects Coordinator reports to the principal.


Support for the Principal

  • Assist the principal in managing the responsibilities of the principal’s office to ensure effective, timely communication and coordination with various stakeholders and stakeholder groups.
  • Assist the principal in hiring teachers and academic staff, including communicating job postings, recruiting candidates, and guiding applicants and interviewers through the interview process.
  • Communicate Cristo Rey’s Jesuit, college-prep mission as well as the ongoing work of the school to internal and external audiences through the Week Ahead, contributions to newsletters, parent communications, social media and email, robo calls, and other communication platforms.
  • Coordinate substitute teacher coverage.
  • Assist the principal in scheduling and preparing for meetings and welcoming external guests.
  • When appropriate, attend and provide direct support at meetings called by the principal.
  • Facilitate special school projects in collaboration with the Principal as appropriate.

Systems to Support Teachers and Staff

  • Coordinate with principal, teachers, and school district to ensure efficacious use of Title resources to support teaching and learning.
  • Collaborate with the principal, the president, and related staff to help plan and execute school review processes, such as accreditation, Mission Effectiveness Reviews, and Ignatian Identity Reviews.
  • Support initiatives and events to enhance staff climate, recognize staff, and express gratitude.

Programming that Enhances School Culture

  • Coordinate senior class events, including Graduation and Baccalaureate Mass, and collaborate with Student Council, college counseling in planning other such events, such as Senior Signing Day and Prom.
  • Work closely with the principal and assistant principal to plan and help execute Summer Bridge.
  • Support, revise, and enhance school traditions and practices that celebrate and recognize students, such as AM Assembly shout-outs, quarterly Grad-at-Grad awards, Honor Roll and Magis Society, valedictorian and student-speaker selection.

Parent and Family Engagement

  • Help coordinate high-quality parent and family events, such as Report Card Night, parent-information events, Back-to-School night, New Family Orientation, Mexican Independence Day Parade.
  • Support school leadership initiatives to expand parent voice and programming intended to engage families, and assist the principal and school leadership team with a range of communication to parents and families.
  • Collaborate with school leadership, staff and students to assist in developing, planning, and executing new family engagement events, whether informational, social, cultural, political, or religious in nature.
  • Support school leadership, front office staff, and counseling in communicating and troubleshooting with families of students with ongoing attendance challenges.


Successful applicants will embody the mission-commitment, openness to growth, and zest that are central to the character of the CRJ community.  In addition, they will meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Fluency in Spanish and English and strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Proficiency working with a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • Excellent resourcefulness and organizational skills;
  • Ability to manage diverse tasks;
  • Experience working in a school setting a plus.

To apply for this position:

To apply, submit the following via email to  Please indicate “Asst. to Principal” in the subject line.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three references: name, position, email address, phone number


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