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Assistant Principal

Department: Academics 
FLSA Classification: Salary / Exempt 
Employee Type: FT/11-mo 
Reports To: Drew Hudson, Principal

Opening in 2009, Cristo Rey Jesuit now has student enrollment of nearly 500 young men and women. Cristo Rey Jesuit offers a rigorous college preparatory education available to students of limited economic resources in the Houston area. A unique Corporate Work Study Program places student in Houston  businesses and nonprofits where they learn the expectations of the corporate world and earn up to 50 percent of the cost of their education. Cristo Rey Jesuit belongs to the national Cristo Rey Network of schools and the national Jesuit Schools Network.


To inspire and prepare students of limited economic resources to succeed in college and lead their communities as compassionate, committed, and competent men and women for others for the greater glory of God.


Compelled by our Jesuit mission and identity, we are a vibrant community that transforms the world by loving, learning, and excelling in all we do.


Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston is a 9-12 learning community that educates students of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work-study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life.


We are seeking a dedicated, intellectually curious and mission driven individual who is open to growth and wants to be part of our community. They will have the unique opportunity to help develop one of Houston’s most promising educational options for young men and women from families with low to moderate income. An ideal candidate should have an appreciation of the school’s mission and a commitment to the values of Catholic education and be comfortable modeling an active and inspiring faith life for all in the community.

The Job:

The Assistant Principal is an essential academic leader on campus, supporting faculty, students, and parents. Assistant Principals are primarily responsible for overseeing programming to support the academic learning, achievements, and behavioral needs of students. This includes dynamic, solutions-oriented support for students, providing outreach to families, and keeping faculty accountable for instructional and professional responsibilities. As a Cristo Rey Jesuit administrator, the Assistant Principal seeks ways to teach and model being men and women for others. They set and maintain high expectations, interact in a positive and caring way with students and faculty, and take an active position in celebrating the Catholic and Jesuit beliefs of Cristo Rey Jesuit.

  • Promote a learning environment of high expectations that contributes to the students’ success, builds community, engages families, promotes accountability, develops staff and celebrates growth.
  • Oversee programming and faculty/staff to support the academic learning, achievements, and behavioral needs of students.
  • Develop a knowledge of TCCB-ED requirements.
  • Intentionally build relationships with students.
  • Hold students to high expectations, including but not limited to grades, behavior, uniforms, tardiness, absences.
  • Analyze data related to grades, attendance, behavior, etc., and create strategies to resolve identified issues.
  • Conference with parents about failing grades, behavior, uniforms, tardiness, absences, etc.
  • Coordinate a Restorative Council.
  • Regularly meet with Manager of Student Support and Grade Level Chairs to find solutions for academic, behavior, or other concerns.
  • Lead the planning and goal setting for grade levels, and ensure alignment with schoolwide vision and goals.
  • Effectively plan to meet goals through prioritizing, establishing systems, managing time effectively, and coach direct reports and faculty to do the same.
  • Coach and evaluate teachers
  • Support teachers and help maintain a positive morale
  • Other duties may include managing additional faculty/staff or other duties as assigned
  • A commitment to ongoing formation in catechetical and spiritual leadership development
education and/or experience: 
  • Master's degree and
  • 18 credit hours in educational administration and supervision courses *or participating in a master's degree program and 18 hours in educational administration and supervision* or a valid state certificate for a principal.
  • Internal Candidates will be considered if pursuing the above requirements.
  • Proficiency in Spanish highly preferred
  • 3+ years teaching experience in marginalized communities preferred
  • 2+ years leadership experience in a high school serving marginalized communities preferred
kowledge and skills:
Physical Requirements and Work Environment: 
  • Regularly interact with students, parents, staff and visitors. 
  • Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time. 
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs. 

Please submit cover letter, resume and school transcripts to 

Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston and Cristo Rey Work Study Program, Inc are equal opportunity employers.