Position Announcement Beginning July 2023

College Counselor


Our Mission and Unique Approach

CRISTO REY DE LA SALLE is a 21st century Lasallian Catholic college preparatory high school. CRDLS is part of the Cristo Rey Network, the largest national network of Catholic schools whose mission is to serve first generation students a high quality college prep education.

Located in the beautiful Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, surrounded by a rich Black and Latino history, informed by a centuries-old Lasallian Charism, CRDLS is looking to hire a cohort of teachers to prepare trail-blazing first-gen students as the school expands!

As an independent private school, students aren’t placed at CRDLS; they choose us! We offer a near-zero tuition, college preparatory, student-centered instructional program. Faculty and staff are the backbone of the school and the development of relationships are foundational to the success of each student. 

Through our personalized mentorship program, mastery- and project-based curriculum, and corporate work study program experience, our mission is to prepare our students to lead lives of faith, purpose and service who will succeed in college and beyond. 

Our school has quadrupled in size since its inception in 2018! For the 2022-2023 school year, we are seeking exceptional teachers to support our students and growing school community (student body of 350). 


The Ideal Candidate

We need dynamic growth-minded individuals committed not only to our mission, but equity and inclusion who reflect and / or celebrate our rich cultural diversity. Check out our seven essential characteristics of an educator at CRDLS


Position Summary

Reports to Assistant Principal 

Collaborates Directly with Students, Parents, Faculty, College Counselor(s), and College Representatives



The college counselor reports to the Assistant Principal and collaborates directly with Students, Parents, Faculty, and College Admissions Representatives. 

The College Counselor plays an essential role in ensuring all CRDLS students are on track to enroll and succeed in college. The position requires an extraordinary commitment to serving urban, low-income youth – most of whom will be the first in their family to pursue a degree – through the implementation of a comprehensive, four-year college counseling program. The position requires extensive experience with the college admissions process, a strong sense of low‐income students’ and family needs in preparing for college, and the ability to manage key relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. In addition, candidates should be prepared to work closely with Naviance Succeed and integrate it into the workflow of the college counseling office. The Counselor will teach the Junior level College and Career Preparation course.


The Ideal Candidate

We need dynamic growth-minded individuals committed not only to our mission, but equity and inclusion who reflect and / or celebrate our rich cultural diversity. Check out our seven essential characteristics of an educator at CRDLS


Anticipated Start Date
  • One week long Summit Training the week of July 11th
  • FT position starts July 1, 2022  during our incoming 9th grade Summer Bridge program. 


Primary Responsibilities 
  • Guiding and assisting students through the entire college and financial aid application process through an inclusive counseling approach 
  • Teaching a College and Career Course to all Juniors or Seniors
  • Teaching a once per month seminar to 9th and 10th grade students in collaboration with the other college and academic counselors.
  • Planning and leading workshops for parents and students on key topics (financial aid planning, different types of institutions, scholarships, essay writing) related to the college admissions process 
  • Building and celebrating a school‐wide college‐going culture (e.g. planning our yearly College Signing Day, publicly posting college acceptances, on-site admissions days, and other school wide traditions) 
  • Ensuring parents and students comprehend the different application requirements, admissions policies, financial aid applications associated with different colleges 
  • Ensuring students take advantage of special opportunities made available to low-income students in the college search and application process (i.e. fee waivers, fly-in visits, university partner programs and scholarships) 
  • Participating in professional development opportunities offered by the Cristo Rey Network’s national office 
  • Maintaining a comprehensive list of scholarships and summer enrichment opportunities on Naviance Succeed or another database 
  • Assisting with the coordination of the ACT/ SAT assessments (EXPLORE, PLAN, ACT, PSAT) 
  • Writing and managing the collection of letters of recommendations for all seniors 
  • Developing and maintaining a robust network of college admission professionals through regular communication and visits 
  • Visiting / touring college campuses with students 
  • Ensuring students participate in a College Fairs each year 
  • Distributing pertinent college information to students and parents through Naviance Succeed 
  • Establishing, pursuing, and tracking clear school goals for college admissions, enrollment, persistence, and completion 
  • Collaborate with the Alumni Advisor and assist in supporting our alumni with the college needs


Additional Responsibilities 
    • Participating in information programs hosted by colleges and universities in the region 
    • Representing CRDLS at local, state and national college admissions conferences (ACT/College Board, NACAC), college fairs, and college tours 
    • Participating in professional development opportunities offered by local college access / admissions organizations (i.e. Association of College Admissions Counselors) 
    • Serving as an expert to students, parents and staff on the on the entire college search and selection process 


Serve as Department Chair
    • Participate in Academic Council meetings
    • Manage counseling budget
    • Lead department meetings
    • Provide feedback and support to 1 College Counselor, 2 Academic and Personal Counselors and 1 Alumni Advisor
    • Must have a proficient understanding of Academic, Social/Emotional and College Counsel
    • Department Chair Job Description


Qualifications and Skills 
  • Master’s Degree required
  • At least five years of experience in college advising with low‐income, urban students and their families 
  • Strong understanding of the barriers to access to college for low income, first‐generation students 
  • Highly collaborative, dynamic leader with the ability to manage a large number of professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; Bilingual preferred
  • Relentless focus on results, high level of accountability, and willingness to do “whatever it takes” 
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Cristo Rey Network and model 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-‐paced, entrepreneurial school environment 


  • Full-time, 11 month position with benefits. 
  • Salary Range $70,000 – $85,000


Application Process 

If you would like to be considered for a faculty position at Cristo Rey De La Salle, please submit to Miguel Martinez one PDF document of your resume and cover letter via email to hr@cristoreydelasalle.org