Cristo Rey San José


Cristo Rey San José seeks a Principal for the 2022-23 School Year, inclusive of Summer 2022 (and ideally beginning on June 1, 2022).

Reporting to the President, the Principal is the instructional leader of the school, responsible for the policies and procedures which ensure all students receive a high quality college prep education in a safe and loving environment. With our unique school model, in which students work at least one day a week at a partner company, it is particularly important that the Principal of Cristo Rey San José embrace collaboration and innovation. A member of the school’s leadership team, the Principal will actively collaborate with other members of that team to ensure alignment across the organization. The Principal is also the staff liaison to the School and Education Committee of the Board of Directors.

Professional Qualifications

  • Candidates for Principal must have the following qualifications and experience:
  • Master’s degree in educational leadership or administration
  • At least two years of experience as a school principal is preferred. At least three years of experience supervising and evaluating faculty and staff is required.
  • Experience and excellence in educating and connecting on a personal level with students from historically underrepresented demographic groups (including low-income, Latinx, Asian and Black students)
  • Demonstrated commitment to Catholic, faith-based education
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with and engage families, including family members for whom English is a second language
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, lead, manage and work collegially with faculty and staff
  • Strong background in a rigorous, standards-based, college-ready curriculum
  • Demonstrated success as an instructional leader who creates a culture of continuous improvement
  • Evidence of an ability to analyze and use data to increase student achievement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills with faculty, staff, parents, students and community member
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred. Some level of Spanish proficiency is required.

To Apply

Cristo Rey San José Jesuit High School has retained the services of ThinkingAhead Executive Search. Please submit your resume and expression of interest to Dan Kuhar, Recruiter at


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