WHO WE ARE:
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.
OUR LEARNING COMMUNITY:
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.
WHO YOU ARE:
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.
Members of the Cristo Rey Jesuit Faculty are committed to the mission of promoting educational equity by preparing students to succeed in college and beyond. Our teachers build an environment that is not just academically rigorous, but one that centers Catholic values to empower students to lead futures grounded in faith, purpose, and service. Faculty work intentionally to embody and instill in our students Cristo Rey Jesuit’s values of: open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious, committed to justice, and work experience.
Faculty are primarily responsible for planning, facilitating, and assessing student learning; creating strong partnerships with families; and actively participating in the ongoing development of the curriculum materials for the courses taught. Faculty are developed and supported via on-going feedback and professional development sessions throughout the school year. Members of the Cristo Rey Jesuit faculty seek ways to teach and model being men and women for others. They interact in a positive and caring way with students, and take an active position in celebrating and upholding the Catholic and Jesuit identity of Cristo Rey Jesuit.
We seek staff with diverse backgrounds and talents. Successful applicants see teaching as a vocation, and will be caring, justice-oriented, innovative, collaborative, open to growth self-starters who work intentionally to ensure all students realize their potential for greatness. Preference is given to candidates willing to get involved in the school community by moderating clubs, coaching athletic teams, and serving as adult leaders on retreats.
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Develop rigorous lessons in subject area through a culturally relevant lens for predominantly first generation, low-income students.
- Utilize data-driven instruction and analysis of student assessment data to adjust teaching strategies as needed.
- Incorporate Ignatian pedagogy in order to design more effective classroom experiences.
- Set and maintain high academic expectations for all students.
- Design and update course curriculum documents using backwards planning and assessment data.
- Foster relationships with families and communicate to better facilitate open communication.
- Hold weekly tutorial hours to provide additional instruction and support to individual students.
- Adhere to mastery-based grading policy; update grades in a timely manner.
- Communicates with parents of students failing class.
- Build appropriate rapport and trust with students; redirect student behavior as needed.
- Develop professionally by working with other teachers and leaders to improve student learning, participating in professional development, and providing and receiving feedback from school leaders.
- Commit to our mission 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.
- Be actively involved in the School’s religious life and have a pastoral attitude toward the students entrusted to Cristo Rey Jesuit.
- Participate in the school community through supervision duties, retreats, and special events.
Education and/or experience:
- Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing
- Must have a Bachelor's Degree including at least 12 credit hours in education and a major in theology from an accredited Catholic college or university; a Master’s Degree preferred
- State of Texas Teacher's Certification strongly preferred. Candidates without state certification, must complete state certification within the first two years of employment.
- 3-5 years teaching experience in marginalized communities preferred
- Proficiency in Spanish preferred
Please submit cover letter, resume and school transcripts to email@example.com.