DePaul Cristo Rey High School

DePaul Cristo Rey High School Summary:

The mission of DePaul Cristo Rey High School is to prepare and guide students to become high school and college graduates who flourish. Our Catholic, college preparatory curriculum and innovative work study program combine to form young women and men of integrity, faith, tenacity and purpose. DePaul Cristo Rey High School is unique among high schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. We offer academic excellence in the context of faith, a hallmark of Catholic education, and do even more. DePaul Cristo Rey opens the doors of opportunity to hundreds of young people for whom a private, Catholic high school education may seem beyond reach. It is a school built upon a proven model of success.

DePaul Cristo Rey High School educates young people from various religious backgrounds and cultures to become men and women of knowledge, faith, purpose, and service. By offering a rigorous curriculum, a unique work-study experience, and the support of an inclusive school community, we prepare our students to succeed in college and beyond with the values essential to a fulfilling life. DePaul Cristo Rey High School is a member of the Cristo Rey Network, a national association of high schools that provide a quality, Catholic, college preparatory education to students from families with limited financial resources.

Role Summary:

The Campus Minister, supervised by the Principal and under the authority of the President/CEO, helps to create an environment which encourages and guides all members to contribute to the Catholic identity and the formation of a faith-based community which responds to the spiritual needs of the students, employees and parents. In collaboration with the administration, employees, parents, students, parishes, the Campus Minister brings to life a campus rich in the school’s charism, spiritual growth, prayer discipleship, sacramental experiences, social justice and preparation of high school and college graduates to become leaders in service for the Church and society. The Campus Minister must be Catholic, actively engaged with their parish and subscribes to the Catholic faith, identity and tenants.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Not all inclusive):

  • Understands, embraces and implements the school’s mission and philosophy as written in the Mission Effectiveness Standards, participates in the Christ-centered life of the school; and models the school’s philosophy in working with students, parents, colleagues and administration.
  • Supports the Catholic identity of DPCR as a faith-based high school.
  • Maintain confidentiality with sensitive staff and student data.
  • Regular communication with school personnel in regards to campus ministry activities through weekly newsletter.
  • Religion Department Chairperson and liaison with school administration for curricular and activity/event planning.
  • Organization and development or prayer experiences and the development of different forms of prayer and meditation to be used in classrooms.
  • Acts as a substitute teacher primarily for the religions department.
  • Collaborate with the Principal and Dean of Students to develop a five-year plan for Bruin Movement.
  • Coordinate and facilitate service opportunities for students, staff and families.
  • Collaborate with President/CEO and Principal in developing relationships with local spiritual leaders in the Cincinnati community of various faith backgrounds.

Forming a Faith Community:

  • Facilitates an atmosphere of Christian hospitality where all feel welcome, based on Catholic faith traditions and rituals. Acknowledges and celebrates diversity within the school community.
  • Communicates regularly with the DPCR community and parents regarding campus ministry activities, programs and projects.
  • Works collaboratively with the President/CEO, Principal, and Chaplain in the development of faith centered programs that involve alumni, benefactors, and parents. Promotes spiritual growth by providing opportunities for others to deepen their relationship with Christ.
  • Organizes, plans and implements an effective retreat program for students, parents and employees that contributes to community building, faith development, evangelization and leadership enrichment.

Discipleship and Retreats:

  • Organizes, motivates, and initiates various ministry-related programs with students, employees and parents.
  • Establishing retreat dates and location servicing as liaison between the school and retreat center hosts.
  • Communication with employees and student body about retreat events and details and lead faith formation of employees and students throughout the year to prepare for the retreat experience in order to develop student and employee leadership on retreats. Consistent presence and lead responsibility during all retreats.
  • Develop a four year culturally inclusive and responsive retreat experience that builds upon itself from freshmen to senior year.
  • Collaborate with President/CEO and Principal in planning employee retreats for the beginning, middle and end of the school year.

Prayer and Sacramental Experiences:

  • Offers a variety of prayer experiences, both personal, communal and seasonal.
  • Provides opportunities for students and employees to celebrate the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Reconciliation including penance services during Advent and Lent.
  • Coordinates liturgical celebrations including monthly school-wide or class Masses, daily Masses, and employee Masses with the school President/CEO, Principal and local parish priests.
  • Assists the Music Director and choir in the selection of appropriate sacred music that will enhance student participation at school liturgies and coordinates the use of the chapel.

Service and Social Justice:

  • Coordinates and facilitates service opportunities throughout the school year. Coordinates and facilitates summer service trips (planning, preparation, reflection). Applies for service learning grants.
  • Maintains service hour log and implements service learning hour requirement or development of a school-wide program that promotes the student as a servant leader in the communities in which we serve and at school.
  • Bruin Movement Coordinator: Guides teachers as they facilitate and implement the Bruin Movement in their classroom.
  • Nurtures students in social consciousness based on the Gospels and Catholic social teachings.
  • Empowers work for justice and service. Infuses the concepts of justice, peace, human dignity, and the integrity of creation into all aspects of ministry.
  • Insures an awareness of the missions through such activities as fundraisings and inviting missionaries as guest speakers.
  • Preparation of Leaders for the Church
  • Class Room Instruction
  • Student Supervisory Responsibilities - VIRTUS/Safe Parish guidelines.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Theology, Divinity in Theology, Discipleship in Church Ministry or other related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.
  • A practicing Catholic with educational experience in Catholic Schools or a practicing Catholic with educational experience with other Church-related ministries.
  • Maintain Ohio Department of Education certificate and or license in subject area to teach religion.
  • Three years of instructional experience in Religion, Campus/Church Ministry with high school students.
  • Three years of experience working with young people and families of under-resourced communities.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Completed Protecting God’s Children workshop and is VIRTUS compliant

Job Type: Full-time