Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee Seeks President

Released: 1/10/13
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Cristo Rey Jesuit High School will be opened in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin pending the final approval of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Cristo Rey Network.

Pending these approvals, the school will be the first new work of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, a new Jesuit province forming from the present Wisconsin and Chicago-Detroit provinces. The school would be a member of the Jesuit Secondary Educational Association and the Cristo Rey Network (CRN), and be further served by the resources of the Archdiocese, Marquette University, and the State of Wisconsin Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. Catholic Jesuit schools using the Cristo Rey model incorporate a rigorous academic model, supported by best practices in instruction and assessment, to prepare students with a broad range of intellectual abilities for college and life. Further, these schools employ an innovative Corporate Work Study Program that provides students with real world work experiences. In this highly unique model, every student works an average of five days a month to fund the majority of her or his schooling, gain job experience, grow in self-confidence, and realize the relevance of this education. Students work in various corporate and business settings including law firms, banks, hospitals, universities, and with other professional organizations.

The school aims to open its doors to its inaugural freshmen class in the fall of 2015. Like all Cristo Rey schools, it would be a Catholic, college preparatory high school for students of all faiths from families of limited financial means. The school would be co-educational and serve students of diverse backgrounds. The school would help its students grow intellectually, religiously, emotionally, socially, and morally, to graduate from high school and college to become the future leaders in our churches, institutions, businesses, nonprofits, and the community at large.

Who We Seek:

Cristo Rey Jesuit now seeks a president. Cristo Rey Jesuit would be an apostolic work of the Society of Jesus serving the Catholic Church's evangelical mission of education in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and, as such, its president serves as the apostolic leader of the school. Moreover, the president must be passionate about the unique Cristo Rey mission. The president would be the chief executive officer, having overall responsibility for the management of the school. The successful candidate would lead the school in development, implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of an exceptional program that supports and promotes the school’s mission and values, placing special emphasis on the Corporate Work Study Program and the religious and spiritual orientation of the school.


The President reports to the Board. This summary does not describe all job duties; a full job description is available upon request. The appointment for this position will occur early in 2014 with an expectation that work related to the transitional year for the school will begin as soon afterward as possible.

Application Procedures:

If you have the requested background and a passion for the mission of this school, we invite you to apply. We require a completed application along with a cover letter explaining why you believe that you are a match for this unique opportunity to be instrumental in the leading a Cristo Rey high school. Please e-mail your resumé, cover letter, and a statement of both your educational beliefs and your vision for the Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee High School to William Yacullo of Trinity Executive Partnership at: Applying immediately is recommended to be given full consideration.


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