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Dean of Student Culture

POSITION: Dean of Student Culture
REPORTS TO: Principal

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee seeks a Dean of Student Culture.

Are you hard-working and passionate about accompanying urban scholars on the journey to college and beyond?

Are you entrepreneurial and growth-oriented, able to harness resources and feedback to reach ambitious goals?

Are you inspired by the transformative capacity of an innovative, culturally relevant Jesuit education?

Are you an empathetic and courageous leader, ready to guide a diverse team in a fluid environment?

Are you efficient, data-driven, and communicative, experienced managing multiple projects and stakeholder groups?

If so, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School needs your talent to enrich our supportive, college-bound learning community, serve families who embrace bold dreams for their children, and inspire students to lead through service with others.

About Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Cristo Rey Jesuit (CRJ) Milwaukee is part of a national network of 38 high schools transforming urban education through a unique integration of college-prep academics, professional experience, and spiritual formation with a focus on students of limited financial means.  At CRJ’s new $35 million campus, just across the Menomonee Valley from Marquette University in the heart of Milwaukee’s dynamic Clarke Square, CRJ serves a diverse student body of approximately 425 young men and women and 275 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 ensure that our students 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 – Overview

In this full-time, 12-month administrative position, you will serve as a member of the academic leadership team (ALT) and report to the principal. You will cultivate the school’s inclusive, Ignatian, college-prep student culture by

  • ensuring that the code of conduct and student discipline, attendance, and uniform policies are aligned with the school’s mission, clearly communicated and systematized, and consistently and fairly upheld, including through timely, effective support and accountability for students not meeting the school’s expectations
  • maintaining a consistent and active presence during the school day – at entry, dismissal, transitions, meals, and in classrooms – to monitor and shape the student culture and uphold expectations
  • overseeing student clubs and student life activities and traditions during and after school, including dances, social events, speakers, panels, picture days, awards ceremonies, graduation events, and the like
  • maintaining robust parent engagement through frequent written and phone communication, large-group parent events, report card conferences, and individual parent meetings
  • identifying, with the ALT, student success team (SST), and attendance team, students with acute behavioral, social-emotional, and attendance needs, and implementing equitable support and accountability plans
  • training teachers to cultivate classrooms marked by cura personalis (care for the whole person) and college-prep expectations through professional development sessions as well as observation and feedback
  • assuming additional responsibilities assigned by the Principal to advance the CRJ mission

The dean of student culture also serves as lead administrator for CRJ’s summer school program.

Job Description – Professional Presence

  • Model CRJ’s core values and professionalism: treat stakeholders with empathy, model excellence, prioritize effectively, follow through, communicate with integrity, serve others, and spread optimism and joy.
  • Approach your professional practice with a desire to grow: enthusiastically participate in professional development; seek feedback; demonstrate drive by accessing resources to further your improvement.
  • Contribute fully, intentionally, and constructively to the team—the Board, school leadership, CWSP staff, 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 school community to accomplish its ambitious goals.
  • Embrace the team’s goals and the results we achieve as the collective responsibility of the entire Cristo Rey team; 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 team’s accomplishments.


Cristo Rey Jesuit encourages applicants of all backgrounds and provides equal employment opportunities to applicants of any race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or national origin.  Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will embody mission-commitment, entrepreneurial spirit, openness to growth, attention to detail, resilience, results orientation and zest.  In addition, they will meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher; school administrative licensure preferred
  • Expertise in K-12 education, especially school culture, student life, and student support and accountability
  • Strong knowledge of the academic, socio-emotional, and life skills necessary for college readiness
  • Robust understanding of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of a school’s culture
  • Relevant work experience supporting teens and/or young adults from diverse, low-income communities
  • Proven ability to lead adult teams and collaborate across departments to meet ambitious, measurable goals
  • Superior initiative, resourcefulness, and organizational capability
  • Proficiency using technology to communicate, track information, and engage stakeholders
  • Fluency speaking and writing in Spanish and English strongly preferred


To apply, submit all of the following in pdf format (as one document, if possible) to, and include the position in the subject line.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter highlighting your interest in and readiness for this position
  • Contact information for three professional references (email and phone number)
  • Undergraduate and graduate (if appropriate) transcripts


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