Notre Dame College Prep Personnel Vacancies 2014-2015 Academic Year

Managing Director of Institutional Advancement & Annual Support
Notre Dame College Prep, Niles, IL


Mission Statement

Under the patronage of Mary, Notre Dame College Prep is a secondary school committed to educating young men to be gentlemen of faith, scholarship, and service in an inclusive, family-oriented community. Faithful to the Roman Catholic tradition and inspired by Gospel values, we prepare students to be lifelong learners and to lead lives of integrity.

Founded in 1955 by the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Notre Dame College Prep has a rich tradition of impacting the hearts and minds of young men from the greater Chicago area. For this position, Notre Dame College Prep is seeking an outstanding individual to work under the direction of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement in advancing its strategic plan.


Position and Title:  Managing Director of Institutional Advancement

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree and CFRE preferred.
• A minimum of five years of successful leadership experience as it relates to Annual Support Management and Planning with a track record of successful closing of personal solicitations.
• Minimum of 3 years in leadership and a supervisory position with the proven ability to build, lead, mentor, and manage an organization/department.
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills with the ability to serve as a lead spokesperson for the institution when needed.
• Strong internet/social media/communication skills so that online social networking and e-commerce can be fully utilized.
• Experience with grant writing and ability to seek out new grants for Notre Dame College Prep.
• Demonstrated success in overseeing an Annual Support during the course of a Capital Campaign.
• Proven track record of conducting a comprehensive Reunion Giving Program.
• Proven expertise in taking initiative, building and maintaining strong rapport and positive relationships with various constituencies.
• Ability to work outside standard work hours and to travel locally and nationally; a current driver’s license is required.
• Active faith life, familiarity with Christian practices and education, and willingness to participate in the school’s religious activities as appropriate.
• Must have a commitment to faith-based, inclusive male-centered, secondary school education.
• Collaborative, friendly and approachable nature with enthusiasm, drive and motivation to fulfill Notre Dame College Prep’s mission.

Performance Expectations

The following performance objectives have been set forth to outline the expectations of the position:

Leadership Objectives

• Supervise members of Institutional Advancement Team.
• Formulate and maintain a clear resource development plan demonstrating how goals can be met and how Advancement staff, other school staff and volunteers will be involved in achieving the development goals; hold staff accountable for achieving their goals.
• Communicate a broad strategic vision for resource development at Notre Dame College Prep, engaging the Board, the Development Committee and the Leadership Team in this vision and leveraging these stakeholders’ skills and expertise in attaining resource development goals.
• Analyze and evaluate institutional advancement effectiveness, making necessary changes in plans, with an eye toward demonstrating a strong return on investment.
• Develop and maintain productive and respectful relationships with the Board, volunteers, donors, prospects, philanthropic communities and other related constituent groups.
• Create and maintain strong, productive and mutually beneficial relationships with other Notre Dame College Prep staff and faculty to help build and foster a culture of philanthropy throughout the school.
• Emulate a commitment to professional development and life-long learning, both for him/herself and the Advancement staff team.

Fund Development Objectives

• Create and manage a plan to grow annual revenue over the next three years and beyond, utilizing staff team to implement plans.
• Direct efforts to meet the current annual goal.
• Work closely with key administrators and volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward key donor prospects.
• Call on donors and potential donors (individuals, corporations and foundations) asking for gift commitments. Hold development staff and others accountable for making the “asks” required to meet resource development objectives.
• Oversee appropriate systems for managing a comprehensive and growing resource development program, including effective gift processing and donor stewardship functions.
• Direct the operations of the Advancement Department, including maintaining files and records, billing, donor recognition and fundraising programs, and delegating tasks as required.
• Responsible for overseeing all functions of donor database management. Facilitate process for “contact detail” input. Assure that an accurate donor database is kept.
• Oversee and/or reconcile donor records with the general ledger on a monthly or more frequent basis.
• Develop a yearly budget for all Advancement Department activities.
• Continually explore new resource development strategies for the school including fund-raising techniques, vehicles, materials and resources.
• Research and identify available grant funds and coordinate implementation of grant writing, utilizing appropriate Notre Dame College Prep faculty and staff for grant-writing assistance.
• With the Board and Leadership Team, evaluate launch of anticipated capital campaign.

Communications and PR Objectives

• Maintain open lines of communication to all appropriate constituencies: alumnae, parents, faculty, students, friends of Notre Dame College Prep, business and civic community.
• Oversee the regular publication and distribution of communication vehicles from the Advancement Department to the school constituencies.
• Prepare and/or oversee the preparation and publishing of all solicitation mailing including but not limited to: annual campaign solicitation letters and newsletters in collaboration with the Development Department, VP of Advancement and President.
• Prepare and publish Annual Report in collaboration with Controller, VP of Advancement and President.
• Produce monthly reports for Board of Directors, President, and VP of Institutional Advancement on the results of the school’s advancement efforts.
• Serve as an articulate, passionate and visible spokesperson for Notre Dame College Prep, demonstrating a firm commitment to Christian education and male-centered education.

Volunteer Engagement Objectives

• Engage the Board of Directors in the broad strategic vision for resource development and develop an implementation plan to build ownership, comfort, and excitement regarding Board participation in resource development.
• Assist the President with Board member development and recruitment to help create a more engaged and effective fundraising resource for the school.
• Recruit people of influence to Notre Dame College Prep’s resource development efforts.

Compensation: Salary, incentive compensation and benefits are commensurate with experience and in compliance with the Notre Dame College Prep benefit schedule.

Interested parties are encouraged to visit the school’s web site: www.nddons.org

Send Resumes, Cover letters and References to: sboyle@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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