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Assistant Principal for Student Success

POSITION: Assistant Principal for Student Success
REPORTS TO: Principal

Cristo Rey Jesuit (CRJ) Milwaukee is part of the growing national Cristo Rey Network (CRN) of 40 high schools that feature a unique integration of college-prep academics, professional experience, and spiritual formation with a focus on students of limited financial means.  At CRJ’s $33 million campus, just across the Menomonee Valley from Marquette University in the heart of Clarke Square, Cristo Rey serves a diverse student body of approximately 450 young men and women and 350 alumni.  Students attend class four days per week and work in a professional setting one day per week through our innovative Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).  It is the collective mission of our staff to provide our students with a Jesuit education that ensures they gain admission to – and ultimately graduate from – college.  In pursuit of that goal, Cristo Rey staff collaborate, reflect, and practice to maximize their impact each day.

Job Description 

In this full-time, 12-month position, you will model dedication to developing the whole student in academics, spiritual growth, and service. You will serve as a key member of the academic leadership team (ALT) and help ensure leaders, teachers, staff, and parents collaborate to create an environment where CRJ students grow into people “for and with others”. You will ensure high-impact student success resources, robust student life programming, and a welcoming and efficient front-office. Your holistic approach will enhance CRJ’s identity as a Catholic, Jesuit, college-prep high school for students of all backgrounds. Your cultural dexterity will allow students, families, and staff to trust you. Your emotional intelligence, courage, and drive to find solutions will make you an integral member of our high-functioning, vibrant academic team — one grounded in a deep commitment to the school’s mission. By giving generously of yourself you will help lead a school that meets its students’ needs and cultivates their talents.


Student Success & Support

  • Supervise the Dean of Student Culture (DSC) to ensure the code of conduct, student discipline, attendance, and uniform policies are aligned, clearly communicated, systematized, and upheld.
  • Alongside the DSC, Academic Leadership Team (ALT), and Deans of Instruction, ensure welcoming, college-prep, warm-demanding classrooms.
  • Through the Student Success Team (SST), ensure systems of support for the right students at the right time
  • Coordinate with the AP for Academics to ensure teachers are well trained in academic intervention best practices
  • Coordinate with the AP for Academics and principal to be effective steward of Title resources.
  • Coordinate with the student counseling program and wellness center to ensure holistic student support

Student Life & Formation

  • Supervise directors of innovation, postgrad success, campus ministry, & athletics to ensure high-quality programs.
  • Oversee student activities, clubs, and orgs; recruit, assign, and support moderators; oversee event approval processes
  • Oversee Summer Bridge, and supervise the Dean of Students to coordinate summer school.
  • Work with the Director of Innovation to ensure a cadence of student surveys and ad hoc opportunities for input, and help teachers, the ALT, and other relevant teams understand and respond to findings

Office Operations & Parent Engagement

  • Coordinate with the athletic director and the facilities director to support coherent building usage and supervision
  • Supervise the office manager to ensure front office administrative practices and processes provide effective coordination and communication between the various school departments and students and parents
  • Coordinate with the ALT, admissions, counseling, and postgraduate success to provide parent engagement and education events and communicate school policies and procedures and policies
  • Work closely with the DSC to plan major school events, including graduation, prom, and Homecoming
  • Oversee annual updates to the CRJ Student & Family Handbook and student planner
  • Collaborate in the construction of the annual school calendar

School Leadership

  • Collaborate with the Principal and AP for Academics to set and review priorities for professional development and to train teachers, especially in practices that support all students, build strong relationships, and ensure a high-functioning, inclusive, warm-demanding classroom environment that is consistent with school policies
  • Partner with the ALT in all aspects of school operations and strategic planning
  • Assist the school and the principal in the recruiting and hiring of faculty and staff
  • Maintain a visible, accessible presence throughout the school day
  • Supervise and attend after-school and weekend activities as assigned
  • Meet and work with both internal and external constituencies, and serve on committees to foster unity of purpose, common understanding and teamwork, and to promote the mission and vision of the school.
  • Maintain contact and working relationships with cohorts of assistant principals in the Jesuit Schools Network, Cristo Rey Network, and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
  • Other duties as assigned by the principal to advance the CRJ mission and vision.

Professional Presence & Ignation Leadership

  • Model CRJ’s core values and professionalism: maintain excellent attendance and punctuality; treat stakeholders with empathy; model excellence; prioritize effectively and follow through; communicate with integrity; serve others; spread optimism and joy.
  • Approach your personal and professional growth through a developmental lens, and enthusiastically participate in professional development and formation; seek and apply feedback from leadership and colleagues; demonstrate drive and independence in accessing resources to further your own growth
  • Contribute fully, intentionally, and constructively to the team — the Board, school leadership, CWSP staff, student and parents, and faculty and school staff—in a range of contexts; collaborate with integrity, humility, commitment, and joy to ensure the foundation of trust that will enable the team to accomplish its ambitious goals.
  • Embrace the school’s goals and results as the collective responsibility of the entire Cristo Rey community; collaborate with colleagues to maximize the team’s impact; seek opportunities to push the team, to laugh with colleagues, and to recognize and celebrate the school’s accomplishments.


Cristo Rey Jesuit High School encourages applicants of all backgrounds and provides equal employment opportunities to candidates of any race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or national origin. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged. Successful applicants will embody the mission-alignment, openness to growth, commitment to equity, optimism and zest that are central to the character of our staff, and they will meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus demonstrable progress towards a master’s degree in school leadership
  • License as a school administrator or demonstrable progress towards obtaining licensure
  • Fluency in Spanish and English preferred
  • Record of strong student achievement as a middle school and/or high school leader & teacher
  • Evidence of ability to further the school’s unique Jesuit mission
  • Success leading adults and shaping a high-performing culture of teaching, learning, and student formation
  • Proficiency using technology to communicate and to track and analyze data


To apply, attach the following to an email, in pdf format, to [email protected]. Indicate the position in the subject line of your email (for example, “Faculty: Math”).

  • Resume
  • Cover letter underscoring your interest in and readiness for the position 
  • Two professional letters of reference or contact information for two professional references


Cristo Rey Jesuit High School provides equal employment opportunities to applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or national origin.