Vice President, Corporate Work Study

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 is a part of the largest network of high schools in the country that exclusively serve families of limited economic means.


Cristo Rey High School located in Richmond, Virginia employs a unique, proven educational model that prepares limited economically resourced youth for college and career. Nationally, in our network of 40 schools, 100% of our students are accepted into college compared to the public school rate of 47%, of their peer group. Currently, there are 225 students here in Richmond, with plans to grow the enrollment to 350+.

The bulk of each student’s tuition is funded by a work program outlined at the following link: Corporate Work Study Program. For more information on the Cristo Rey National Mission and business model, please visit

S/he must have a background in sales and the management of sales professionals, general management, and at the same time have a strong desire to coach and train urban young people. Must have strong written and oral communication skills and be a mission and data-driven, collaborative leader that enjoys working on a high performing team and who is called to the mission of providing a pathway to college and careers for students from their metro area.

The Vice President of Corporate Work Study is responsible for:

· Securing work-study jobs for all enrolled students at local companies

· Overseeing the placement, training, supervision, transportation and evaluation of our students at these firms.

· Owning and nurturing the relationship with the corporate sponsors with the goal of renewing sponsors for the following year

· Supervising staff and volunteers.

· Overseeing all matters of legal compliance

· Ad hoc projects assigned by the President.


  1. Secure / maintain jobs for 100% of enrolled students for the entire school year.
  2. Achieve a minimum of 90% paid jobs at the prevailing market rate for entry level positions.
  3. Achieve a minimum of 90% retention rate for existing jobs
  4. Develop strategies and tactical plans to secure / maintain jobs for 100% of the students at the projected full capacity enrollment of 300.


Below are the salient traits / characteristics that the successful candidate should possess:

Leadership Style

● Unquestionable integrity and ethical behavior that creates trust among the school’s stakeholders
● Results-oriented with a sense of urgency to exceed goals & objectives
● Advanced skills in leading, managing, engaging and mentoring staff members and students
● A passion for working with dedicated, community volunteers who are critical in sourcing job leads
● Ability to develop a high performance CWSP team and be able to work with other departments within the diverse culture of a Cristo Rey academic institution
● Delegation of details as necessary, with follow up on measures for achievement, timeliness and quality

Sales Orientation

● Great networker with demonstrated skills in closing sales
● Possess outstanding communication (written, verbal) and listening skills
● Confident, enthusiastic, persuasive, self-starter

Customer Service

● Intimate knowledge of Customer Service / Retention processes & systems
● Experienced Administrator
● Exhibits high EQ in relations


● Problem solving introducing new, innovative solutions
● Action-oriented and collaborative style
● Flexibility to response quickly to changing conditions
● Multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment


● Passion for the CRR Mission and Values
● Minimum commitment of three productive years

Qualified candidates should send their resumes and three professional references as a PDF to the attention of our school President, Deacon Peter McCourt, [email protected].

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