Under Cristo Rey’s President/Principal model, the Principal’s duties and responsibilities focus exclusively on academics. All non-academic and operational issues are handled, separately, by our President. The Principal will have the recommended 12 months to prepare the school academically, including developing curriculum, establishing schedules, policies, hiring teachers, delivering professional development, and selecting textbooks and technology to support student learning. Moreover, this is a once-in-a-career opportunity to establish school culture.
Cristo Rey OKC Catholic High School has a first-class building on of Oklahoma State University’s Oklahoma City campus, a stellar local board, completed all fundraising, active recruitment of potential students, and excitement across the community. All we need is a high caliber Instructional Leader.
Cristo Rey Oklahoma City, a Catholic high school that exclusively serves young women and men of all faiths, integrates rigorous academics, professional work experiences, and spiritual development to empower graduates to succeed in college and life. Our unique Corporate Work Study Program allows students from limited financial means to work throughout the year to earn a majority of their own tuition. And, in the process, students connect the work in the classroom to their work at professional corporations.
We are the 33rd school in the national Cristo Rey Network. It is our goal to build one of the best high schools in Oklahoma City as measured by academic progress and achievement, graduation rates, acceptance into, and graduation from four year colleges and universities.
- The recruitment, selection, and retention of faculty, assistant principals, other instructional and extracurricular staff who are best fitted to the mission of the school
- Conducting regular classroom observations to maintain a visible and active leadership role throughout the building, as well as to provide teachers and classroom staff with valuable feedback to further develop their professional skills
- Using a research-based framework to routinely coach and supervise teachers, completing a summative evaluation for every teacher every year
- Leading the implementation of the common, rigorous, college-ready curriculum so that all students can achieve at high levels
- Cultivating a solution-based culture that addresses student struggle as a predictable problem to be proactively, creatively and collaboratively solved
- Leading teachers in interpreting and using student achievement data to inform instruction
- Developing and executing an effective faculty professional development program, ensuring classroom impact
- Developing a school culture that is accepting of all students, valuing the gifts each brings to the school
- Supervising, developing, and evaluating non-instructional personnel, including Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, guidance personnel, college counselor, Campus Minister, Athletic Director, extracurricular personnel, volunteers and clerical staff
- Developing, coordinating and supervising teacher leaders (discipline team leaders, grade level team leaders, etc.)
- Developing a calendar and schedule that organizes time reflecting a prioritization of observation of student learning and instruction
- Overseeing the process of academic reporting and recording, including grade reports, transcripts, permanent records, quarterly progress reports, parent-teacher conferences, honor roll, class rank, and academic recognition
- Collaborating with the Director of Admissions, Director of Work Study, and President on student admission guidelines, process, timelines, and enrollment goals consistent with the school’s approved operating budget
- Identifying program needs on an ongoing basis and constructs and oversees the academic budget to achieve identified needs
- In collaboration with all staff, oversees the school's relationship with parents, guardians, and families, ensuring that they become partners with the school in supporting the success of their students
- Overseeing and coordinating, with the Director of the Corporate Work Study Program, the scheduling, student work assignments, discipline and overall progress of the students and the scheduling of the school calendar and programs
- Reporting at regular intervals on student academic progress to all constituents, including parents, faculty, related school committees and the Board of Directors
- Reporting weekly to the school President regarding goals, progress, and identified metrics
- Attending routinely and participates actively in weekly leadership team meetings
- Supervising all extra-curricular activities
- Developing, implementing, and supervising a cohesive, four-year plan for effective delivery of the college preparation program, including managing relationships with colleges, summer programs, and alumni support
- Coordinating standardized testing (ACT, SAT, AP, etc.)
- Overseeing summer academic enrichment and/or remediation programs
- Overseeing the development and maintenance of school accreditation with the identified national/state accrediting agency (AdvancED)
- Collaborating actively with the Cristo Rey Network national office and colleague principals
- Representing the school at meetings of principals for the Cristo Rey Network, the religious sponsor, and the diocese
- In collaboration with the Director of Finance and Operations, coordinating the use of the school facilities
- Assuming of other duties as assigned by the school President
As the instructional leader of the school, the Principal provides mission leadership for faculty and students, supports high quality classroom instruction and assures the orderly functioning of the school. The Principal is responsible for teaching and learning through providing ongoing instructional feedback and engaging faculty in the development and implementation of a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum and the cultivation of a school-wide Catholic faith identity. The Principal is responsible for creating and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement that provides students with multiple opportunities to develop and demonstrate proficiency.
The Principal is a member of the school’s leadership team, actively collaborating with the Corporate Work Study Program Director, Development Director, Business Manager and Director of Admissions. The Principal reports to the school President.