The Jesuit Alumni Volunteer (JAV) Program connects men and women who wish to serve in a low-income community with the opportunity to work in an innovative educational environment at Christ the King Jesuit Prep. Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School was established to provide working families of Chicago’s West Side with the opportunity to provide their children with a Jesuit, college preparatory education.
Now in its eleventh year of operation, the JAV Program was founded in response to the extensive needs and limited resources of our sister school, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (CRJHS), opened in 1998 and serving the Southwest Side of Chicago. At CRJHS, the JAV Program has grown to be a vital part of delivering quality, affordable education to our students, and at CtK, the program has begun serving the students and families of the Austin neighborhood.
Our volunteers are alumni/ae of Jesuit and Catholic universities from throughout the US. They demonstrate a commitment to social justice, spiritual and personal growth, and intentional community living – all tenets of our program. Our volunteers give of their gifts and talents to serve the students and families of Cristo Rey and Christ the King in many ways. For two years, they live in intentional community across the street from Christ the King and benefit from lives committed to reflection and action.
For this upcoming school year, the JAV Program is seeking to fill two positions: a teaching position and a position in the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).
Teaching position: Teaching experience is preferred but not required. Applicant should have background in History, English, Science, or Math. Responsibilities include: creating an annual plan aligned with Cristo Rey Network curriculum; attending Professional Development meetings and faculty meetings; creating lesson plans; and cultivating a positive and disciplined classroom environment.
CWSP position: Christ the King students work 5 days a month at corporate jobs in Chicago to pay for their education. They earn up to 75% of their tuition through their monthly work. The CWSP position, thus, includes the following responsibilities: coordinating parent, student, and sponsor orientations and events; coordinating and assisting in the formation of student teams and job assignments based on student and sponsor requests; assisting with creation, coordination, and implementation of studet recognition strategies; scheduling and coordinating individual and group meetings with students and sponsors, serving as primary contact for assinged job sponsors; and assisting CWSP in identifying new sponsors.
JAV’s receive a monthly grocery stipend on top of a monthly allowance. JAV’s are also eligible for an Americorps grant through CVN. Please see our website for details:
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