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Corporate Work Study Program - Work Study Coordinator

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School uses an innovative work-study program to provide a comprehensive affordable, Catholic education to students who come from families with limited financial means. All students work five full days per month at companies across the greater Milwaukee area. Through our innovative program, students gain confidence, connect the relevance of their academic coursework to future employment, acquire skills that will benefit their career, and receive unprecedented access to the professional world.

As a member of the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) team, this position will interact with students, school personnel, and corporate partners to execute the transformative Cristo Rey Work Study Program model staff as the school enters its fourth year.  

Job Summary: The Work Study Coordinator will be responsible for supporting daily operations within the CWSP  and supporting the management of the relationship between the school and its business partners (including the implementation of the program policies related to student work study placement, transportation, scheduling, timekeeping and evaluation processes).

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with data management (customer relationship database and student data) and record-keeping of student employees (I-9 forms, work permits, tax forms, agreements, Department of Labor compliance and other employment related documentation)

  • Support the summer “work for pay” opportunity including documentation, scheduling, transportation, and payroll

  • Prepare and process necessary paperwork for corporate partners, such as job descriptions, onboarding requirements, orientation information

  • Support planning large events such as Draft Day, Partner Orientation,  Partner Appreciation Events, Teacher to Work days, and other events which involve the high school, its students, personnel, and corporate partners (executive level to supervisor level)

  • Assist with the student departure process each morning (attendance, uniforms, communicate altered arrival times of CWSP vans, make-up day scheduling, etc.)

  • Student work recognition and incentives (e.g. Employee of the Month and “shout-outs”)

  • Support student Training

    • Teach weekly CWSP Skills Course (using materials and curriculum from the Cristo Rey Network)

    • Assist in planning and executing the Summer Business Training Camp (four weeks of training required for the incoming freshmen class). This will include leading training sessions and coordinating business and student volunteers

  • Assist in an administrative role of the Corporate Work Study Program as needed. This could include helping with mailings, phone calls, writing copy for promotional materials or event planning

  • As needed, lend support with students including student work performance

  • As needed, support partner business contacts

  • As needed, transport students to and from work

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business

  • Self-motivated, high-energy, engaging, can-do attitude

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-driven atmosphere

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Flexible, ability to change direction quickly, start-up mentality

  • Reliable and punctual, able to be ready to work at 7:00am

  • Ability to handle confidential information

  • Technology skills desired for use of Salesforce, Power School, and Excel databases

  • Fluency in Spanish strongly desired

  • Sensitivity to the ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds of the student body

  • Desire to work with high school students

  • Ability to work in a faith‐based organization

  • Valid driver’s license; must be insurable with good driving record

  • Strong personal alignment with the Cristo Rey Catholic and Jesuit mission

If you are qualified and interested in this position, send:

  • a cover letter,

  • and a resume, to:

Elise McNamara, Associate Director

Cristo Rey Jesuit Corporate Work Study Program

1215 S. 45th Street

West Milwaukee, WI 53214

Or by email to: emcnamara@cristoreymilwaukee.org