Employment Opportunities

Seeking Mission-Driven Individuals

Are you hard-working and passionate about helping all students graduate from high school and college? Are you inspired by the transformative capacity of Catholic education? Are you courageous, energetic, and optimistic, quick to recognize the good in every student? Are you an empathetic listener who builds trusting relationships with students, parents, and colleagues? Are you committed to growth, interested in implementing feedback to continuously improve? Are you organized and efficient, able to fulfill varied responsibilities in a fast-paced environment? If so, Cristo Rey San Diego High School needs your talent to enrich our supportive, college-bound learning community, serve families who embrace bold dreams for their children, and inspire students to lead through service to others.

About Cristo Rey

Cristo Rey San Diego High School is one of  39 schools in a growing national network of Catholic high schools recognized for transforming Catholic education through a unique integration of rigorous academics, professional experience, and spiritual formation. 

Cristo Rey’s innovative model calls for our students to attend class four days per week and work in a professional setting five days per month through our Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). While some of our students will enter high school below grade-level academically, it is the collective mission of our staff to ensure that our students gain admission to—and ultimately graduate from—college. In pursuit of that goal, Cristo Rey has a longer school day and an extended academic year, and our teachers innovate, plan, reflect, and practice so that they maximize their impact in the classroom.

Disclaimer: Cristo Rey San Diego High School provides equal employment opportunities to applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or national origin.


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High School Principal

High School Teachers  (Theology & Visual Arts)

Transportation Team (Drivers)

Now Hiring


High School Principal

Cristo Rey San Diego High School (CRSD) seeks a mission-driven, innovative, collaborative, student focused, and community-centered Principal to serve as the chief academic, instructional, and formational leader of the school. The Principal reports directly to the school’s President and serves as a critical member of the school’s leadership team.


CRSD is the 37th school in the largest network of high schools in the US exclusively serving and educating young people of limited economic means. This school year we are extremely excited to be graduating our first Senior class. It is the collective mission of our faculty and staff to ensure that our students gain admission to and ultimately graduate from college.


Who you are:

  • Practicing Catholic committed to Catholic education and low-income urban youth.
  • Master’s Degree in an educational field preferred 
  • Minimum five years’ experience in school leadership; preferably high school.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with families of limited economic means.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as the faith leader of the school.
  • Proven background in curriculum design, teacher supervision, and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the college qualification and acceptance process.
  • Background in designing and executing school improvement plans.
  • A commitment to personal and professional integrity and moral character.
  • Fluent in Spanish.


View Full Job Description Here


How to Apply:

All qualified applicants with a passion for Cristo Rey’s mission are encouraged to apply by November 20, 2023. If we receive a number of qualified applicants before November 20, we may begin the interview process earlier.  


Please include the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (not longer than one page).
  • References: Please include three letters of professional reference.
  • Responses to the following questions (not longer than 1000 words total):


    1. How would you describe your philosophy of education?  How would you put it into practice at Cristo Rey San Diego? 
    2. How would you describe your leadership style? 
    3. What past experiences in educational leadership have prepared you to serve as a principal of a Cristo Rey school?
    4. What qualities and dispositions will you look for when hiring teachers and staff? How do you plan to support, evaluate, and train teachers?
    5. How will you ensure the Catholic identity of the school? How would you define effective Catholic leadership?
    6. What is your vision for the ideal graduate of Cristo Rey San Diego? 

Please email your completed application as an attached PDF to msolomon@cristoreysandiego.org.


High School Teachers

*We are accepting applicants for Theology and Art. All other teaching positions are filled for 2023-2024.* 


Job Description:
As part of Cristo Rey’s motivated and collaborative teaching staff, you will educate students in mind and spirit. Through engaging, data-informed instruction that effectively incorporates technology to enhance learning, you will ensure all students are academically prepared for college, reflective about their learning in both the classroom and the Corporate Work Study Program. Your commitment to excellence will help form a student body distinguished by breakthrough achievement gains, a passion for justice, and ability to perform in the professional world. In the Catholic tradition, you will create opportunities for students to act, reflect, and grow as they become men and women for others. Ultimately, by giving generously of yourself, your gifts, and your time, you will help grow a school that serves its students’ diverse needs and cultivates their many talents.



Successful applicants will embody the mission-commitment, intellectual curiosity, openness to growth, optimism, and zest that are central to the character of our staff. In addition, they will meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major, minor, or comparable credential of content expertise in the primary teaching discipline;
  • Record of strong student achievement as a middle school or high school teacher;
  • Proficiency using technology to advance teaching and learning;
  • Experience working with English learners is a plus.

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View Full Job Description for Visual Arts Teacher


To apply, submit all of the following in pdf format (preferably in one document, if possible) to
teach@cristoreysandiego.org. Include the position in the subject line of your email (e.g, Faculty: Art).

  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references (name, position, email address, and phone number)
  • Cover letter that includes responses (maximum 500 words per response) to the three following prompts:


  1. What attracts you to the Cristo Rey mission? Why do you feel you are a match for this unique opportunity to be an instructor at Cristo Rey San Diego High School?
  2. Describe your philosophy of education and how you would put it into practice at Cristo Rey San Diego.
  3. Many high school students confront an urgent, double challenge: they struggle with reading comprehension, basic numeracy, and they have acquired less of the academic vocabulary and core knowledge—in science, history, civics, the arts, etc.—that are critical to their success. These two challenges are reciprocal; difficulty with reading comprehension limits students’ ability to gain new knowledge and vocabulary, and limited vocabulary and core knowledge hinder reading comprehension. As a teacher in a college-prep high school with students facing this reality, how would (or do) you address it?


  • For the Visual Arts Teacher Position: A portfolio of some class projects/personal art creation that you would bring to the classroom.


Transportation Team (Drivers)

Position Summary:

Cristo Rey San Diego High School is currently hiring for multiple Work-Study Transportation (Drivers) positions. An essential part of the CRSDHS staff, Drivers safely transport students to and from work. Drivers provide supervision of high school students while in the van, ensure their assigned vehicle receives appropriate care and maintenance, and drive students to work on assigned routes. The Driver position is a split shift position, with the first shift starting at 8:15am and ending approximately at 9:30am (depending on route) and the second shift starting approximately at 2:15pm and ending at approximately 3:30pm (depending on route). This position reports to the Work-Study Director and is a non-exempt position working approximately 15-20 hours per week.



Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive assigned routes safely and efficiently. Ensure students are dropped off and picked up from work on schedule.
  • Supervise students on van and report all disciplinary issues to WS Program Director.
  • Ensure maintenance and upkeep of van and complete checklists and other items as necessary.
  • Drive van for school related functions as requested by the WS Program Transportation Coordinator.
  • Attend meetings and trainings as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid California Driver’s License and follows CA driving laws by ensuring a clean driving record.
  • Must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Ability to pass background check and a clean DMV record (minimum last 5 years).
  • Must be 21 years old or older.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking and writing is a plus.
  • Must be team-oriented and diversity focused.
  • Ability and willingness to work a split-shift.
  • Experience and/or willingness to work with youth ages 14-15.
  • Cristo Rey Network graduates are encouraged to apply!


Compensation: $19/hour


Work Remotely: No



If you are interested in driving for Cristo Rey San Diego, please contact Rafael Quevedo at rquevedo@cristoreysandiego.org.