Notre Dame College Prep Personnel Vacancies 2014-2015 Academic Year


NOTRE DAME COLLEGE PREP SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER – MATERINITY LEAVE


Date Posted: 1/10/2015
Location: Notre Dame College Prep
Date Available: 04/13/2015

BURKE SCHOLARS PROGRAM (see program description below)


JOB DESCRIPTION:
Seeking a qualified, state certified, enthusiastic and motivated person to teach in the Anne & Ed Burke Scholars Program at Notre Dame College Prep to fill a MATERNITY LEAVE. A candidate for this full-time position must hold special education licensure from the State of Illinois or equivalent certification from another state. The hired candidate will be responsible for supporting the Burke Scholars Program including coordinating curriculum modification, direct instruction, and social interaction of students. A candidate for this position should embrace working in a Catholic educational environment.

EXPECTATIONS:
7:30 am to 3:15 pm
Provide direct instruction to students for some portion of each school day
Modify curriculum for students with special needs

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE:
Appointed by the Principal and serving under the direct supervision of the Interim Director of the Burke Scholars Program, the teacher is responsible for providing leadership for the program and support for students, including curriculum modification, direct instruction, teacher communication, data collection and professional development.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Specific accountabilities shall include, but not be limited to:
Demonstrating knowledge of the mission and philosophy of Notre Dame College Prep and incorporating its vision into department policies and procedures.
Planning and developing the instructional program for Burke Scholars students.
Coordinating classroom curriculum and instruction with each classroom teacher.
Providing direct or group instruction for students in areas where course instruction is not available.
Assisting with the writing and implementation of student service plans and coordinating with the local public school district.
Communicating with parents of students in the program on a frequent and regular basis.
Communicating with school administrators regarding specific issues involving program needs and development.
Providing support for social and community integration of Burke Scholars students.
Providing support for student transition to post-secondary opportunities.
Providing regular data monitoring to accurately track student progress.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor degree, state special education certification, excellent communication skills, an energetic and outgoing personality, strong administrative/organizational skills, the ability to work collaboratively and familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and basic computing are essential.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Master degree, experience in special education, experience in Catholic schools are preferred.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be provided according to experience and education as dictated by salary scale.

Start Date:
On or about April 13, 2015 through May 27, 2015.

DESCRIPTION OF THE ANNE & ED BURKE SCHOLARS PROGRAM:

The Anne & Ed Burke Scholars Program was founded in 2008 with the goal of providing a Catholic education to a wider range of students, particularly those with developmental, intellectual, cognitive or other significant learning differences. Providing students an education in a Catholic environment is an opportunity to make the Notre Dame community more diverse and is an option for those for whom the usual course of studies may not be appropriate. Notre Dame is one of only a few Catholic schools in the United States to have a program such as this, and this is the only known program in Illinois.

Anne M. Burke and Edward M. Burke have long been associated with educating students with special needs. Anne Burke is currently a justice on the Illinois Supreme Court. As a special education teacher with the Chicago Park District, Anne founded the Special Olympics in 1968. She brought her idea to Eunice Shriver who helped fund the program and make it grow to the international organization it is today. There are over 2.5 million participants today in 180 countries. Ed Burke is currently the Alderman of the 14th Ward of Chicago, Chairman of the Finance Committee, and the Dean of the Chicago City Council.

Including students with special needs in Catholic schools is a matter of social justice. Seeking to serve as a model of faith, scholarship and service, Notre Dame College Prep provides students an environment where they can grow spiritually, socially, physically and academically. Including a more diverse population of students allows for the entire community to grow.

Enrollment in the Burke Scholars Program is limited to ten students per year. The student’s course of studies is based on his Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or service plan and will include a mix of inclusive courses, small group work, and individualized instruction. Upon completion of the four year program, the Burke Scholars staff will support the family of each student in identifying the best path for his post-secondary development.

Students who seek admission to the program must have a current IEP or service plan, be capable of self care, have no severe behavioral problems, have a history of being in an educational setting, and have good communication skills. Admission will be based in part on an interview.

The Burke Scholars Program is paid for through tuition, with the support of grants, foundations, and private donations. Notre Dame College Prep welcomes contributions, and gifts may be made payable to Notre Dame College Prep and marked for the Burke Scholars Program.

Interested candidates should forward cover letter and resume to:

Daniel Tully
Principal
Notre Dame College Prep
7655 West Dempster
Niles, IL 60714
dtully@nddons.org



Internship Opportunities

Internship – Communications and Foundations, Notre Dame College Prep, Niles, IL

Seeking undergraduate or graduate student to assist with communications and foundation work in a fast paced school environment.

Tasks include:
  • Assist in the development of all appropriate printed collateral materials
  • Assist with marketing efforts in print and on the web
  • Help plan development events for fundraising, membership
  • Maintaining and updating materials for event
  • Web design
  • Writing/editing brochures, website content
  • Prepare written materials, including correspondence
  • Copy Writing/ proofreading for communications materials
  • Interview clients and write success stories.
  • Responding to member requests for communications/marketing materials.
  • Assist in the preparation of public relations materials, such as media and market research, news coverage tracking
  • Identify opportunities to improve messages to the public
  • Data entry and file maintenance
  • Administrative support - mailings, followup calls, etc.
  • Other special projects, tasks and initiatives as assigned
Qualifications include:
  • Detail oriented, self-directed, with strong ability to organize and prioritize.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with donors and staff
  • Interest in philanthropy and/or nonprofit administration. .
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, growth-orientated work environment.
  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor while exercising judgment and discretion
  • InDesign and Photoshop skills a plus, but not required.
  • Experience in using the Internet to conduct research.
  • Willingness and flexibility to undertake a variety of tasks
  • Personal Integrity and Professional Conduct
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Organization/Time Management Skills
  • Ability to follow a work plan
  • Strong computer competence in Microsoft Office and database environment
Hours and Compensation:
The position is a minimum of 8 hours a week, unpaid. College credit is available through an Internship Agreement.

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter and 1-page writing sample via e-mail to

Teresa Connelly
Director of Communications
Notre Dame College Prep
7655 West Dempster Street
Niles, Illinois 60714
tconnelly@nddons.org


Internship – Special Events, Notre Dame College Prep, Niles, IL

Seeking undergraduate or graduate student to assist with special events in a fast paced school environment.

Tasks include:

  • Help arrange special events
  • Maintain contacts with parents and other involved stakeholders
  • Assist in silent auctions and other fundraising events
  • Develop and distribute event marketing materials
  • Help recruit speakers and vendors
  • Assist in on-site activities when needed
  • Assisting committees in integrating advocacy efforts
  • Contribute to post-event follow-up with correspondence and evaluation reporting
  • Work with parent groups
  • Administrative support - mailings, followup calls, etc.
  • Other special projects, tasks and initiatives as assigned
Qualifications include:
  • Interest in philanthropy and/or nonprofit administration.
  • Strong proficiency in writing and editing/proofreading.
  • Ability to work independently and to seek consultation, when needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications abilities, problem-solving, time-management, Organizational skills, and strong attention to detail.
  • Experience in using the Internet to conduct research.
  • InDesign and Photoshop skills a plus, but not required.
  • Willingness and flexibility to undertake a variety of tasks
  • Interest in non-profit event management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer competence in Microsoft Office and database environment
Hours and Compensation:
The position is a minimum of 8 hours a week, unpaid. College credit is available through an Internship Agreement.

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to

Sharon Angelini
Director of Special Events and Stewardship
Notre Dame College Prep 
7655 West Dempster Street
Niles, Illinois 60714
sangelini@nddons.org

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