High School Principal, Cristo Rey St.Viator Las Vegas College Preparatory, Las Vegas, NV

About the school:

Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas College Preparatory will open a Roman Catholic, co-educational, secondary school in August of 2019. The school is sponsored by the Clerics of St. Viator, Province of Chicago – United States. Cristo Rey St. Viator will integrate rigorous college preparatory academics with an innovative Corporate Work Study Program, as a part of the Cristo Rey Network which has 32 schools operating successful programs across the country. Under the Corporate Work Study Program, each student is employed one day per week by a local business or community agency to provide tuition assistance and complement the school’s on-site curricular program.

About the position: 

The Principal provides mission leadership for faculty and students, supports high quality classroom instruction and assures the orderly functioning of the school. The Principal is responsible for teaching and achievement through providing ongoing instructional feedback and engaging faculty in the development and implementation of a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum and the cultivation of a school-wide Catholic faith identity. The Principal creates and sustains a culture of continuous improvement that provides students with multiple opportunities to develop and demonstrate proficiency. The Principal will be responsible for establishing, recommending, implementing, and interpreting personnel and educational policies and procedures for all phases of academic programs and the activities of the faculty, academic support staff, students, and parents. Policies and procedures are implemented and interpreted in accordance with the policies established by the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors (the oversight entity for the Clerics of St. Viator, Province of Chicago – United States).

The Principal is a member of the school’s leadership team, actively collaborating with the school President, Corporate Work Study Program Director, Development Director, Director of Finance and Director of Admissions. The Principal reports to the school President.  



  • Recruitment, selection, and retention of faculty, assistant principals, other instructional and extracurricular staff who are best fitted to the mission of the school

  • Develop and implement a research-based framework to routinely coach and supervise teachers

  • Leading the implementation of the common, rigorous, college-ready curriculum so that all students can achieve at high levels

  • Cultivate a solution-based culture that addresses student struggle as a predictable problem to be proactively, creatively and collaboratively solved

  • Lead teachers in interpreting and using student achievement data to inform instruction

  • Develop and execute an effective faculty professional development program, ensuring classroom impact

  • Develop a school and community culture that is accepting of all students, valuing the gifts each brings to the school

  • Supervise, develop, and evaluate non-instructional personnel, including Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, guidance personnel, college counselor, Campus Minister, Athletic Director, extracurricular personnel, volunteers and clerical staff

  • Leads the process of academic scheduling, reporting and recording, including grade reports, transcripts, permanent records, quarterly progress reports, parent-teacher conferences, honor roll, class rank, and academic recognition

  • Collaborates with the Director of Admissions, Director of Work Study, and President on student admission guidelines, process, timelines, and enrollment goals consistent with the school’s approved operating budget

  • Identifies program needs on an ongoing basis and constructs and oversees the academic budget to achieve identified needs

  • Oversees the school's relationship with parents, guardians, and families, ensuring that they become partners with the school in supporting the success of their students

  • Coordinates with the Director of the Corporate Work Study Program student work assignments, discipline and the scheduling of the school/work study calendar and programs

  • Tracks and reports at regular intervals on student academic progress to all constituents, including parents, faculty, related school committees and the Board of Trustees

  • Participates actively in all leadership team meetings reporting regularly to the school President and Board of Trustees regarding goals, progress, and identified metrics

  • Supervises all extra-curricular activities

  • Develops, implements, and supervises a cohesive college preparation program, including managing relationships with colleges, summer programs, and alumni support

  • Coordinate standardized testing (ACT, SAT, AP, etc.)

  • Overseeing summer academic enrichment and/or remediation programs

  • In collaboration with the Director of Finance, coordinates the use of the school facilities

  • Oversees the school accreditation process with necessary national/state accrediting agencies (WCEA – Western Catholic Education Association)

  • Encourages the involvement of students and staff in both the Campus Ministry and Christian Service Programs

  • Facilitates the faculty’s professional growth, religious and spiritual development, and all programs sponsored by the Clerics of St. Viator, Cristo Rey model trainings and meetings sponsored by the Cristo Rey Network

  • Collaborates actively with the Cristo Rey Network national office and colleague principals

  • Represents the school at meetings of principals for the Cristo Rey Network, the Clerics of St. Viator, and the Diocese of Las Vegas  

  • Assuming of other duties as assigned by the school President



The ideal candidates for Principal will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Demonstrated success as an instructional leader with a proven track record of student achievement

  • Minimum three years of experience supervising and evaluating faculty and staff with an emphasis on continuous improvement through ongoing instructional feedback to teachers

  • Commitment and capacity to serve and connect on a personal level with low-income, urban, minority students and families

  • Commitment to Catholic, faith-based education

  • Demonstrated ability to create a student-centered learning environment

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate a culture of persistence among adults and students

  • Strong background in implementing a rigorous, standards-based, college-ready curriculum

  • Evidence of an ability to analyze and utilize data to increase student achievement

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Exemplary interpersonal skills with faculty, staff, parents, students and community member

  • Master's degree

  • High School teaching experience preferred

  • Proficient in Spanish

Position Requirements:

The successful candidate will have certifications commensurate with the requirements of the State of Nevada. For information, see www.doe.nv.gov.
The Principal should be a person of faith which is visible and inspiring in daily life and work.
Ability to engage directly with families from a diverse background for whom English may not be their first language.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and a comprehensive benefits package will be provided.

To apply:

A complete application will include:

1. Resume

2. Cover Letter: Please include your responses to the following questions:

  • Describe your philosophy of education and how you would put it into practice at Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas College Preparatory.

  • What qualities and dispositions do you look for when hiring teachers and staff? How would you support, evaluate, and train teachers?

  • How would you ensure the Catholic identity of our school? Define effective Catholic leadership.

  • What attracts you to the Cristo Rey mission? Why are you a qualified for this unique opportunity to lead Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas College Preparatory?

  • Provide student level data for your two most recent instructional roles.

Please e-mail these 2 items to careers@CRSVLV.org

Current and previous employers may be contacted for references and qualified applicants considered for this position are subject to a thorough background investigation and drug screen.

Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas Preparatory is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not knowingly discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or national origin.