Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School is a passionate individual to join our team as our Persistence Analysis and continue to develop one of Philadelphia’s most promising educational options for young men and women from families with limited financial resources. Candidates should have an appreciation of the school’s mission and a commitment to the values of Catholic education. Since the founding of the first school in Chicago in 1996, the Cristo Rey model has become one of the most innovative and successful educational programs in the nation, serving over 10,000 students at 32 schools across the country. This position, which is a critical part of our mission of seeing students to and through both high school and college, begins full-time work in July 2017.
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for young men and women of all faiths. Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School nurtures and challenges young women and men to recognize and realize their full potential as they grow to love God, respect others, and serve their community.
The school welcomed its first class in August 2012 and now serves approximately 340 freshman, sophomore, and junior students. The school is searching for experienced educators to join the team as we prepare to welcome our fourth cohort of freshmen and build a program for next year’s senior class.
Located in the Logan neighborhood of North Philadelphia, Cristo Rey serves economically disadvantaged families from across the city that could not otherwise afford a private Catholic education. The school utilizes a longer school day and year, structured academic assistance, and counseling support to prepare students, who start out between two and three grade levels behind academically, for college. The faculty’s collective goal for every student is not simply high school graduation or college acceptance but college graduation. It is the faculty’s primary responsibility and challenging mission to prepare every Cristo Rey Philadelphia student to be successful in college.
All students enrolled in the school participate in a unique corporate Work-Study Program through which they develop important skills and finance the majority of the cost of their education. The Cristo Rey Work-Study Program gives students the opportunity to build core skills that will help them succeed in college and the modern workplace. Each student works five full days per month in an entry-level clerical job in a professional work environment. The objective of these jobs is to reinforce the capabilities — reading comprehension, mathematics, discipline, persistence, and a strong work ethic — that students need to be successful in college and career, as well as to provide students with opportunities for development of one's self-esteem and exposure to a professional corporate culture. The money earned through the students’ work goes directly to the school to cover a significant portion of the cost of their education.
The school is endorsed by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Cristo Rey is new to Philadelphia but not new to the United States. Cristo Rey Philadelphia is the 25th school in the national Cristo Rey Network. The 32 Network schools serve more than 10,000 students across the country and have established a tremendous record of success preparing students for success in college and in life.
The Persistence Analyst will collect and track data on every student that has enrolled at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, starting now with the incoming Class of 2021 and going back to 2012 for the first graduates, the Class of 2016. He or she will conduct exit interviews with every student that leaves and will use the noncognitive variable survey with current students to help identify those at risk. The Persistence Analyst will compile and analyze data through college graduation to secure a clear picture of the qualities and characteristics that cause some students to persist over others. Using predictive analytics, the Persistence Analyst will identify students who are likely to need help, so that support can be provided before a pattern of failure takes hold.
The Persistence Analyst will report to the Assistant Principal for Student Life and will play an integral on a retention team that will include the principal, assistant principal, school psychologist, school counselors, mentorship program staff, and campus ministry, which understands, creates, and executes strategies that address retention objectives. The Persistence Analyst will use collected data to coordinate programs and lead teammates in this retention effort.
If you would like to be considered for a position at Cristo Rey Philadelphia, please submit one PDF document containing the following information via email to:
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School
- Cover Letter
- List of 3 Professional References (including email & telephone contact information for each reference)
- Transcripts from Undergraduate and Graduate Education
Responses to 3 Essay Questions:
Candidates for all positions should answer questions a, b, & c:
- Describe your philosophy of education and explain how you hope to put it into practice as a member of the Cristo Rey Philadelphia team. (Maximum Response- 1000 words)
- Over the past four years we have assembled a team of experienced educators who maintain high expectations for our students and work tirelessly to support each student’s learning, growth, and development. We have built a mission-driven culture that is open to growth, dedicated, driven, flexible, creative, loving, joyful, and resilient. Our team is comprised of individuals who are not afraid to fail, who don’t whine, who dare to dream big, and who will stop at nothing to make our dreams a reality. We push ourselves to be constantly learning, reflecting, creating and developing. We challenge ourselves and our students to believe, to dream, to lead, and to serve. Why should you be part of this team? (Maximum Response: 500 Words)
- Persistence Analyst: Describe your understanding of persistence and any potential roadblocks to success that you believe students at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School may face in being persistent to and through college. (Maximum response – 500 words).