Notre Dame College Prep Personnel Vacancies 2014-2015 Academic Year 

Director of Finance

Founded in 1954 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. The school is governed by a lay Board of Directors which, combined with its Administration, continues to enhance the NDCP experience for its students and 13,000+ strong alumni body. This position will be filled by an outstanding individual reporting directly to the school’s President to work in advancing the school’s strategic plan consistent with its mission.

Position & Title: Director of Finance

Qualifications:
• CPA or an MBA Preferred
• Significant accounting and financial management experience in non-profit industry
• Computer expertise with proficiency in QuickBooks, Access, and Excel
• Construction and capital project management experience

Responsibilities:
• Ongoing review and evaluation of all business operations to assure uniform and coordinated business systems, processes and management strategies.
• Work collaboratively with the Board, keeping it informed regarding financial matters.
• Provide leadership in strategic financial planning.
• Prepare and analyze monthly financial statements.
• Prepare the annual budget and handle all treasury, banking, and investments.
• Work with business manager on employee benefits.
• Meet regularly with other members of the Leadership Team to provide collaborative leadership, communication, and shared decision-making.
• Prepare for and assist in annual audit.
• Manage Finance Department

Accountability: Directly to the President.

Compensation: Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and in compliance with the NDCP benefit schedule.

Application: Applicants should submit by email a formal application to include a letter of interest and current résumé with references to:

Ralph J. Elwart, President
Email: DirFin@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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