VP Corporate Work Study Program

Website Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School

A Lasallian Cristo Rey high school in Oakland, CA

Position Announcement
Vice President of Corporate Work Study Program

Our Mission
Located in the heart of Oakland’s historic Fruitvale district at the Saint Elizabeth Campus, Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School (CRDLS) is a diverse, Lasallian Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service. A rigorous and
personalized college preparatory curriculum integrated with a corporate work study experience prepares students to succeed in college and in life.

CRDLS is one of 39 high schools across the country associated with the Cristo Rey Network. The Network began more than 25 years ago with an education/work study model that has proven to be universally successful.

Working at CRDLS is UNLIKE working in a traditional high school environment. As an independent private school, students aren’t placed at CRDLS; they choose us! Faculty and staff are the backbone of the school and the development of relationships are foundational to the success of each student. The success of the program was recently demonstrated by the acceptance to four-year colleges by 100% of the inaugural graduating class of 2022.

Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP)
The CWSP is a subsidiary employment agency operated solely within CRDLS that trains students for entry-level employment and markets their services to local clients, enabling all students to earn approximately half the cost of their education through a job-sharing partnership to cover full-time, Monday-Friday positions. CWSP
participation is a critical component of every CRDLS student’s education.

Through this program, CRDLS students provide valued service to Bay Area
companies and organizations where they also find mentors and forge
fundamental networks for their future success.
The Ideal Candidate
The VP reports to the President and oversees the CWSP, identifies and cultivates external partnerships that are associated with revenue targets, and provides the strategic vision to ensure the CWSP is a mutually beneficial experience for job partners and students. The VP is a business partner and advisor to the President, VP of Mission Advancement, and Principal in developing and implementing
strategies that achieve the overall institutional growth objective and financial sustainability of CRDLS.
We are seeking a dynamic growth-minded individual committed to our mission, equity and inclusion, and who reflects and celebrates our rich cultural diversity.

Though we do not all work in a classroom, in a Lasallian school, all faculty and staff are considered educators and active role models for our students, please check out our seven essential characteristics of an educator at CRDLS. https://cristoreydelasalle.org/seven-essential-characteristics-of-a-teacher-at-cristo-rey-de-la-salle-east-bay-high-school/

VP Corporate Work Study Program responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
● Develop and execute partner engagement strategies and practices that contribute to securing and maintaining a diverse portfolio of business partners ensuring jobs for 100% of enrolled students;
▪ Sell the CWSP by effectively communicating the mission, business
case, and value proposition with the goal of securing partnership
contracts;
▪ Identify new partner prospects through the CWSP Jobs Committee
(a committee comprised of external supporters who prospect and
engage prospective partners), market research, leveraging existing
partnerships, relationships with business and civic community
stakeholders, etc.;
▪ Ensure CWSP services are being provided at market rate, and
partner billing and payment processes are carried out in a timely
and accurate manner in coordination with the business office;
▪ Manage the contracting process with new partners;
▪ Prepare annual partner renewal packages
● Provide the vision for and oversee partner relations and account
management, collaborating with CWSP relationship management staff to ensure an extraordinary “on-the-job” experience for students so that the program is a robust return on investment for all participants
▪ Onboard and train corporate partners in coordination with CWSP staff;
▪ Coordinate with CWSP staff to conduct required semi-annual site
visits to partner sites;
● Provide the vision for the development and innovation of the CWSP curriculum and experience to ensure that students are confident, work-ready, and feel supported.
● Manage the CWSP staff which includes but is not limited to all operations, student and partner relationships
▪ Nurture the morale of CWSP staff, providing a
quality work environment through teaming principles, effective
leadership, and a demonstrated positive attitude
● Partner with the Principal, Vice President of Community and Culture, and Associate Director of Operations to:
▪ Ensure integration of the CWSP among other school departments;
▪ Develop and enforce policies and structures to ensure a high level of student performance, programmatic quality control, and healthy
partner relationships;
● Collaborate with Mission Advancement personnel to coordinate
communications, event strategy, and donor cultivation and stewardship;
● Collaborate with CWSP staff to manage primary databases including
Salesforce, and the Cross-Sell database provided by the Cristo Rey Network, ensuring data integrity, uniformity and prompt updates;
● Support engagement with the Cristo Rey Network, including participation at CWSP-specific gatherings and the Annual Meeting and responding to routine and periodic requests for program-specific data;

Required Skills and Qualifications
● Proven commitment and ability to serve and connect on a personal level
with the diverse and dynamic students and families, faculty, staff, and
other stakeholders that comprise the CRDLS community;
● A five-year sales-oriented background with a track record of successful relationship management, leads generation and closing sales;
● 5+ years experience in administration, including staff supervision;
● Persuasive communication style, with excellent interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills;
● Creative and entrepreneurial attitude with a desire to work in a fast-paced start-up organization;
● Comfortable working independently and collaboratively to problem solve in a rigorous workplace environment;
● Ability to work in a faith-based organization;
● A desire to learn and be part of the unique Cristo Rey mission, recognizing the educational value and financial importance of the work study program; workforce development experience preferred;
● Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree preferred.

Conditions of Employment
This position is an exempt, full-time, onsite position.
● Must pass background checks for working in a school setting
● Must hold a valid driver’s license and have a reliable personal vehicle

Compensation
We offer a competitive benefits package as well as 403(b) with matching and health, vision, and dental benefits. The salary range for a fully qualified candidate will be $120,000 – $150,000 DOE.

The Application Process
If you would like to be considered for a position at Cristo Rey De La Salle, please submit a PDF document of your resume and cover letter with 3 professional references and 1 personal reference to anguyen@cristoreydelasalle.org.

To apply for this job email your details to anguyen@cristoreydelasalle.org