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Corporate Work Study Program Coordinator

Job Title: Program Coordinator

Department: Corporate Work Study

Reports to: Director of Corporate Work Study

Job Status: Full-time, Exempt, 12 months

Compensation: Salary Range $40,000-$50,000; Benefits Package


Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School seeks a mission-driven, innovative, collaborative, student focused, and community-centered Corporate Work Study Program Coordinator.  The position reports directly to school’s Director of Corporate Work Study and serves as a critical member of the school and the work study team.


About the School:

Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School is a 9-12 Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service.  Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a professional work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life.  Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School is part of the largest network of high schools in the country that exclusively support under-served youth and is located in the American Tobacco Campus in the heart of downtown Durham.  Cristo Rey Research Triangle welcomed the founding freshman class to its campus in the summer of 2021.  We will be entering year two with freshman and sophomores for the 2022-2023 school year. Classes will be added one year at a time towards a full capacity of 400 students by fall of 2024.


Summary of Responsibilities:

The Program Coordinator supports the overall efforts of the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).  All Cristo Rey Research Triangle students complete a college preparatory curriculum and participate in the CWSP whereby they spend five days per month engaged in a corporate work assignment.  CWSP is a unique feature of the Cristo Rey model, where typically four students share one full-time position from Labor Day until Memorial Day.  The fees for the students’ services go directly to the school to pay a significant portion of the cost of education. The program is both a service business and an educational endeavor. The Program Coordinator will support the success of this venture by building strong relationships with students, being a model of conduct and offering guidance as they are introduced to the corporate work world, as well as building relationships with the professionals at various workplaces. It is important to note that this year two for the school, where all employees may be asked to do some tasks not in their formal job description. 

The Program Coordinator assists the Director with communication and job retention strategy with current sponsors and leads student-worker training, non deployed student curriculum, and monitors student worker performance at their sponsors’ workplace.  The Program Coordinator has significant responsibility regarding the transportation and employment activities with the program.  This position will lead students’ morning check in and assembly prior to work deployment.  The Program Coordinator will be heavily involved in the development and execution of the Bull City Business Institute, the late summer training for incoming freshman and sophomore transfers. 

The Program Coordinator will have excellent communication and people skills coupled with a strong organizational aptitude. This individual joins in promoting the overall development of the student as a person, according to the principles and the mission of the school.  

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing daily operations of the Corporate Work Study Program (including the development and implementation of the program policies & curriculum related to student work study placement, student preparation and performance, scheduling, timekeeping, and evaluation processes)
  • Help plan and lead the Bull City Business Institute summer training program and other CWSP such as job procurement and retention events, student-parent orientation, Draft Day, Teacher to Work days, company orientation, and sponsor appreciation events
  • Identify and implement positive recognition practices to affirm and celebrate strong performance at work 
  • Assist to identify, plan and lead corrective action and discipline processes, documentation and communications with students and parents when dealing with policy violations or ongoing performance issues
  • Participate and assist in leading highly sensitive student/parent meetings
  • Help develop comprehensive retraining program and curriculum for students who have been terminated from their position
  • Lead development of program and curriculum for students non deployed students
  • Lead/Supervise morning check-in: take attendance and ensure school dress code is adhered to, relay daily and/or weekly announcements to students on their workday, generate absence list and notify sponsors of an absence via phone
  • Share responsibilities in overseeing record-keeping of student employee onboarding; I-9 forms, work permits, tax forms, agreements, and other employment related documentation
  • Together, with the President, Principal and school faculty, work to integrate the student’s school and work experiences for the academic and social development advantage of the students
  • Assist with the management of the overall transportation strategy and transportation program
  • Alongside CWSP Director, manage relationships between the program and its business partners (provide customer service by proactively building job partner relationships and relationships with key personnel in job partner companies, and alleviating and resolving concerns)


Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Deep commitment to low-income, Triangle youth
  • Flexibility, energy, and stamina, needed to help guide a developing school
  • Ability to build relationships with a diverse staff and parent community
  • Openness to feedback
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Teaching, management, or sales background helpful
  • Experience working with high school students in an urban or Catholic school setting a plus
  • For-profit business background in customer service or Human Resources a plus
  • Fluency or high proficiency in the Spanish language is preferred


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Related fields of Business, Economics, Education, Communications, etc, preferred
  • Candidate must be adept at building rapport and trust with people from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, including underrepresented urban youth and first-generation college students
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperative team settings
  • Highly self-disciplined and detailed oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility in work schedule to include possible evening or weekend work (infrequent)


All interested and qualified applicants with a passion for Cristo Rey’s mission are invited to apply.   Please include the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (Not longer than one page)
  • Optional Letter of intent demonstrating qualifications for the position and a description of why this mission speaks to you and what makes you a good fit.
  • References: Please list three professional references with their email addresses and telephone numbers

Please email your completed application as an attached PDF to school Director of Corporate Work Study Roger Reed at [email protected]


Equal Opportunity Employer

Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All employment decision, policies, and practices are made in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.