Notre Dame College Prep Personnel Vacancies 2015-2016 Academic Year 

DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY AND MEDIA SERVICES

Date Available: 8/10/2015

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE:
The Director of Library and Media Services is appointed by the Principal and serves under the direct supervision of the Assistant Principal for Academics. Responsibilities include the planning and development of the library media services program as well as the integration of this program into the curriculum and educational process according to the mission and philosophy of Notre Dame College Prep.

EXPECTATIONS:
8 hours per day – 10 months per year, other hours as needed to fulfill accountabilities
Participate in contractual and other school related obligations

ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Specific accountabilities shall include, but not be limited to:

Communication
Inform faculty, staff, students and school community about the services available through the library.
Promote the library and its resources with displays, posters, programs and announcements.

Supervision

Supervise the Library Assistant and library volunteers.
Supervise the students in the Library, maintaining discipline and order.
Supervise occasional small study hall groups in the Library.

Leadership

Know and understand the mission and philosophy of Notre Dame College Prep and provide support in incorporating and communicating its mission and vision.
Provide leadership in planning and developing the library media services program.
Promote school activities that assist the development of lifelong reading habits.
Provide a physical environment conducive to individual and small group inquiry, academic research, reading, and study.
Develop a welcoming environment that support student learning, research and reading.
Support all school policies, including the acceptable use policy and discipline students as necessary.
Serve as a member of the Academic Council.
Serve as a member of the Technology Team.
Work collaboratively with the administration, faculty, and staff in developing the total educational program at Notre Dame College Prep
Continue professional self-development.

Fiscal

Prepare a budget.
Authorize departmental expenditures.
Consult with the Comptroller, Principal, and President regarding budget changes.
Create, oversee, propose, support and otherwise analyze the departmental budget as needed.
Negotiate contracts with publishers for databases.
Order and requisition materials as needed within the budgeted needs of the department.

Library

Coordinate with faculty a planned program of research and information literacy skills, library use and the study of literature.
Provide reference service and assistance to students and faculty.
Perform circulation duties, prepare overdue notices, and maintain the user database.
Gather accurate data and prepare statistical reports as required.
Conduct periodicals check-in and display periodicals, monitor periodicals orders and renewals, and maintain the periodicals holdings list.
Teach library research and information literacy skills classes in cooperation with curricular needs.
Ensure the cataloging all materials.
Ensure the shelving of library materials and maintain shelves.
Provide a variety of appropriate instructional materials.
Support and revise the collection development policy as needed.
Assist students as needed.
Answer students’ questions on printing, on-line catalog, and school-related technology questions.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor degree in appropriate related field, excellent communication skills, an energetic and outgoing personality, strong administrative/organizational skills, knowledge of educational technology, and the ability to work as a team are essential. Knowledge of young adult literature is expected.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Master degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school and an IL Librarian License are preferred. Familiarity with Google Docs and iOS as well as 3+ years of school library experience is preferred.

Compensation: Salaried (salary schedule is available)

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, and 403(b) contributions provided

To apply, please send resume and cover letter electronically to:
Jessica Grillo
Administrative Assistant
Notre Dame College Prep
jgrillo@nddons.org





Internship Opportunities

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

Seeking undergraduate or graduate student to assist with communications 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
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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