Business Literacy Instructor/Corporate Work Study Coordinator

Cristo Rey Richmond High School is a Catholic learning community that educates young people 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. Cristo Rey Richmond High School will soon be a part of the largest network of high schools in the country that exclusively serve families of limited economic means.


  • Aligned with the school’s Catholic identity and mission to foster the academic and spiritual growth of high school students to become men and women of faith, purpose and service.
  • Driven to work for justice on behalf of urban students who wish to have a Catholic college preparatory education
  • Values the corporate work study experience as a place of learning and growth for students
  • Belief that every child is deserving of an excellent education that prepares them for college and life beyond college
  • Willingness to receive feedback, engage in frequent dialogue and the ability to self-reflect
  • Collaborative in advancement of the mission
  • Belief in data-driven instruction
  • Ability to connect with and engage urban students and families


The Business Literacy Instructor/CWSP Coordinator is a key team member in the daily operations of the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). This individual will plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a secondary Catholic learning community in accordance with the Cristo Rey Network curriculum, Common Core and Virginia State Standards. Specifically, this position will instruct business literacy in a classroom setting 75% of hours and will be a key member of the CWSP team as a coordinator on non-teaching days. 



  • Establish and maintain a positive classroom environment
  • Plan rigorous lessons aligned to the prescribed standards
  • Develop culturally and academically-relevant assignments and assessments
  • Demonstrate strong classroom management skills
  • Differentiate lesson plans for a variety of learners
  • Adhere to a scope and sequence
  • Implement feedback from administrators and instructional leaders regarding lesson plan design and/or implementation
  • Support instruction with school-wide supplemental programs
  • Maintain grade books and meet grade reporting deadlines
  • Communicate with families regarding student academics and behavior
  • Tutor students in need of remediation
  • Utilize planning periods for the advancement of student academics
  • Attend faculty and department meetings as well as in-service and professional development workshops, as directed by the administration
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, network policies and school regulations.

Corporate Work Study

  • With CWSP staff, develop curriculum and programming for three-week summer training program. 
  • With CWSP staff, develop and monitor a retraining program for students in need of remediation after the termination of a job placement.


  • Uphold the Cristo Rey mission, vision and values
  • Embrace school-wide systems and promote high standards of behavior
  • Collaborate with school leadership, providing input to school programs
  • Actively participate in professional development sessions
  • Communicate professionally with peers, supervisors, parents and students
  • Adhere to professional guidelines as indicated in the staff handbook
  • Participate in school-wide culture, academic and faith formation events, including, but not limited to, admissions events, parent/teacher conferences, Faculty/Staff Retreats, and Student Retreats which may fall on evenings and weekends
  • To supervise students by being present at school masses/assemblies
  • Value and support the Corporate Work Study Program as a place of learning and growth for students
  • Know, teach and follow school-wide routines and procedures (CRRHS non-negotiables)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: No supervisory responsibilities for other positions.


  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of students and families.  
  • Outstanding interpersonal and public relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community. 
  • Ability to foster a collaborative work environment.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, schedule, and complete job tasks effectively and accurately. 
  • Ability to skillfully use all Microsoft Office components.
  • Ability to appreciate and communicate a passion for Catholic college preparatory education.
  • Proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis. 
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.
  • Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology. 
  • Meet professional teacher education requirements of Cristo Rey Richmond High School, the Cristo Rey Network and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Superior communication skills, the ability to interact confidently and effectively with school staff, students, donors, trustees, school administration.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Google for Education, and current instructional technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team that requires humility, integrity, tolerance a desire for continuous improvement and openness to feedback


  • Commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values of CRRHS.
  • Sensitivity to the ethnic, cultural, racial and religious backgrounds of the students.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (required).
  • Possession of a valid Virginia teaching license with an endorsement in business or related field (required).
  • Two years of urban teaching experience (preferred).
  • Bilingual (preferred).
  • Experience in a faith-based school or not-for-profit environment (preferred).


Full-time, salaried position. Occasionally, time will be required for night and weekend meetings and events.  Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

APPLICATION PROCESS   A complete application will include:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter: Please write a letter (limited to 2 pages) that answers the following:Describe your philosophy of education and how you would put it into practice at Cristo Rey
    1. What attracts you to the Cristo Rey mission? How do you feel you are a match for this unique opportunity to be an instructor at Cristo Rey Richmond High School?
    2. What challenges do you anticipate in being a member of the teaching staff at Cristo Rey Richmond High School during the founding years? In what ways can you add to the richness of the program?
    3. What (in your background) prepares you to relate to and teach students of limited economic means?
  3. References:  Please list 3 professional references (include email address and phone number

Please email your completed application as an attached PDF to [email protected]
with the subject title “Business Literacy Instructor”

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