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Physical Education teacher and Assistant Athletic Director

POSITION: Physical Education teacher and Assistant Athletic Director
REPORTS TO: Principal
SCHEDULE: Full-time
START DATE: 2021-22 School Year

Teach. Inspire. TRANSFORM.

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School has an immediate opening for a full-time Physical Education teacher & Assistant Athletic Director*.

Are you hard-working and passionate about helping urban students graduate from high school and college?

Are you inspired by the transformative capacity of Catholic education in the Jesuit tradition?

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 growth-oriented, maximizing feedback to ensure your students’ development—as well as your own?

Are you organized and efficient, able to fulfill varied responsibilities in a fast-paced environment?

If so, Cristo Rey Jesuit 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.


Cristo Rey Jesuit (CRJ) Milwaukee is part of a national network of 37 high schools transforming urban education through a unique integration of college-prep academics, professional experience, and spiritual formation with a focus on students of limited financial means. At CRJ’s new $35 million campus, just across the Menomonee Valley from Marquette University in the heart of Milwaukee’s dynamic Clarke Square, Cristo Rey serves a diverse student body of approximately 435 young men and women and 300 alumni. Students attend class four days per week and work in a professional setting one day per week through our innovative Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). 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 teachers collaborate, reflect, and practice to maximize their impact each day.


As part of Cristo Rey’s faculty, you will educate students in mind and spirit. Through engaging, data-informed, culturally responsive instruction, you will prepare students for college and equip them with the habits of mind and body that undergird success. Your relentlessness, zest, and commitment to excellence will help form a student body distinguished by breakthrough achievement gains, a passion for justice, and readiness for the professional world. In the spirit of Ignatian pedagogy, you will create opportunities for students to act, reflect, and grow as they become men and women for and with others. Your emotional intelligence, courage, and solutions-orientation will make you an integral member of our vibrant team — one grounded in the school’s Jesuit mission. By giving generously of yourself, you will help shape a school that serves its students’ diverse needs and cultivates their many talents.

* Applicants may also apply for the full-time PE teacher role without the assistant athletic director responsibilities.


Instructional Practice & Responsibilities

  • Guided by state standards in physical education, implement relevant curricula for five sections of 9th and 10th grade students that ensure students are ready to lead healthy, physically active lives.
  • Design and administer formative and summative assessments; analyze and adjust instruction in response.
  • Engage students through equitable, culturally relevant teaching practices, and accelerate student growth through feedback, disciplinary literacy skills, and high-impact use of technology.
  • Prioritize and manage your time to follow through on the various responsibilities of excellent teaching: planning, teaching, giving feedback, intervening grading, collaborating, differentiating, and reflecting.
  • Provide one-on-one and small-group tutoring, as needed, to students in class and after school.
  • Build a relationship with each student in the spirit of cura personalis (care for the whole person).
  • Forge strong partnerships with parents, and communicate frequently with them to support your students.
  • Maintain an equitable, vibrant classroom environment that conveys warmth, order, and a sense of belonging.
  • Consistently uphold school-wide discipline practices and routines, as well as norms for student behavior.

Assistant Athletic Director Practices & Responsibilities

  • Athletic Director Assistance Support the AD in the development and leadership of the CRJ athletic program.
  • Event Oversight Provide additional administrative oversight at specific athletic contests, such as evenings when CRJ hosts events in two sports, and when requested by the Athletic Director (AD).
  • Athletic Scheduling Coordinate with the AD to confirm and enter promptly into the rSchool platform scheduled games, meets, tournaments, referees, transportation and related logistics. In addition, use rSchool to promptly manage contracts between the school and appropriate parties for scheduled events.
  • Athlete Eligibility Support Communicate and track completion of pre-season participation requirements, including sports physicals and related documentation. Coordinate with the nurse as needed.
  • Equipment Inventory Maintain accurate inventory of equipment, uniforms, and supplies, leveraging the support of a CRJ CWSP student worker if one is available and assigned to the department.
  • Facility Management Support Help manage and coordinate the use of CRJ athletics facilities.

Professional Presence

  • Approach teaching and administration as a perpetual learner; seek and apply feedback on your instruction; deeply engage in CRJ professional development; independently access resources to further your own growth.
  • Collaborate with peers with integrity, humility, commitment, humor, and joy to ensure the foundation of trust that will enable the team to accomplish ambitious goals.
  • Make your teaching public to colleagues through analysis of your teaching, student work, and student data.
  • Embrace the school’s goals and results as the collective responsibility of the entire staff.
  • Model values consistent with Catholic, Jesuit education and the CRJ Graduate at Graduation values.
  • Engage in honest self-reflection and listening, courageous conversations, and ongoing development as a professional committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school and workplace.
  • Seek opportunities to push the team, to laugh with colleagues, and to celebrate peers’ accomplishments.
  • Problem-solve challenges with humility, creativity, and resilience.

Student Support and Contribution to School

  • Contribute to a grade-level team by meeting weekly, coming prepared, and following through on action items.
  • Co-lead a student formation advisory to help students develop the CRJ Graduate at Graduation values.
  • Provide targeted student support in learning lab and office hours; moderate a student homeroom.
  • Monitor class transitions to ensure a calm and orderly environment.
  • Substitute teach as requested by school leadership.
  • Attend and chaperone school events, including retreats, athletic events, liturgies, service trips and dances.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major, minor, or comparable credential in the primary teaching discipline
  • Teaching license in the primary teaching discipline, or progress towards licensure, strongly preferred
  • Record of strong performance as a middle school or high school teacher
  • Proficiency with technology

Experience working with English Language Learners and/or proficiency in Spanish a plus, but not required.


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

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three professional references (name, position, email address, and phone number)
  • Undergraduate and graduate (where appropriate) transcripts


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


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