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Vice President for Institutional Advancement

POSITION SUMMARY

  1. The Vice President for Institutional Advancement is hired by and reports to the President. This position is responsible for financial development programs, public relations, alumni relations, parent volunteers, grant writing, and general communications related to the school. With the President, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement determines the initiatives necessary to sustain the mission of Marian Catholic.
  2. The Vice President is a member of the school’s Executive Council along with the President, the Principal, and the Chief Financial Officer, and serves as a resource for the Executive Council and the school administration in all matters under his/her jurisdiction.
  3. The Vice President serves at the call of the Board of Directors and attends meetings regularly.
  4. The Vice President is responsible for the effective operation of the Office for Institutional Advancement, providing oversight and evaluation of the office and personnel.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. The Vice President for Institutional Advancement oversees the planning and execution ofthe capital development programs, and in this capacity will:
    1. Evaluate, facilitate, and execute a capital campaign or minor capital initiatives in cooperation with the President and Board of Directors.
    2. Develop and maintain ongoing professional relationships with gift prospects and benefactors.
    3. Ensure that donors and prospective donors are informed about the mission, needs, and investment opportunities at Marian Catholic High School.
    4. Identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit gift prospects. With the President and Director of Development, he/she is responsible for strategically shepherding prospective benefactors through the gift process, inviting the investment or gift, closing the solicitation, thanking, recognizing, and reporting on a timely basis, the campaign or annual objectives.
    5. Serve as a liaison to various community organizations.
    6. Undertake external and internal involvement which will enhance his/her effectiveness in marketing and public relations activities.
    7. Develop professional competencies through study and participation in professional conferences and workshops.
  2. As an executive officer, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement provides leadership and oversight of Institutional Advancement Office personnel and programs:
    1. Fund Development
      1. Strategic Fund Development: Formulate, delegate, and oversee a comprehensive fundraising program designed to generate financial support from faculty, alumni, parents, alumni parents, friends, corporations, and foundations which will include:
        1. The Marian Annual Fund: Phonathon, direct mail, all-school raffle, matching gifts, auxiliary groups (band parents, Parents Club), and other fund-raising efforts
        2. Endowment Fund: Identify and implement action plans to grow the existing funds and new funds
        3. Major gifts in support of annual and capital initiatives
        4. Memorial giving, gifts "in kind", planned giving
        5. Grants
      2. Donor Cultivation: Identify, educate, and involve new benefactors and continually cultivate new and current donors
      3. Oversee special events: Endowment Golf Classic, Hall of Fame, Gala Pillar Awards, and other events which realize good will and achieve targeted fundraising goals
    2. Communications
      1. Ensure Marian Catholic's philosophy, values, goals, and achievements are communicated to the total community
      2. Oversee and protect a unified brand message through effective publications (Marian Matters, Annual Report), public relations (press, media relations, yard signs), and social media
      3. Ensure that the history of Marian Catholic is preserved
      4. Assist the President and Executive Council to deliver a unified public message
    3. Office
      1. Assist staff in developing and administering annual budgets for alumni relations, marketing/public relations, grants, and multimedia production
      2. Oversee, advise, and manage: Alumni relations, marketing and public relations, the donor and alumni database, multimedia production, grant writing, parent volunteers, the archive, and all Institutional Advancement support staff
    4. Perform other duties as assigned by the President

QUALIFICATIONS

The Vice President for Institutional Advancement will have a commitment to the mission of Catholic education, hold a degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a business/sales, entrepreneurial background, with at least five years experience in general advancement best practices. He/she will present a documented career of securing major investors and gifts along with a demonstrated record of facilitating the acquisition of major investors and funds.

TO APPLY

All applications should be sent to:
Marian Catholic High School
c/o Sr. Judine Hilbing, President
700 Ashland Ave.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
or sjh@marianchs.com

A complete application would include the following: a letter, resume, application, transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended (copies may be submitted), credentials (if on file with a university), at least three recommendations from previous positions.

Director of Marketing and Communications

Advancement Mission

The mission of the Advancement Team of Marian Catholic is to secure the resources, both financial and human, which are necessary for the school to realize its mission and vision.

Position Summary

The Director of Marketing and Communications is a member of the advancement team and is responsible for Marian Catholic’s external communications and formal publications with a special emphasis on institutional marketing. Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, serving the office of the President, this position has a broad institutional scope and is responsible for developing strategies and strong recommendations for marketing, public relations, and organizational communication to benefit and augment the public perception and outreach of Marian Catholic. This will be achieved through consistent branding, messaging, and delivery of written and/or visual content through quality publications to support the advancement, alumni, and recruitment missions.

This is a full-time, twelve-month position incorporating institutional marketing, public relations, and communications with the following responsibilities:

Position Overview

  1. Develop and monitor annual marketing plan leveraging school, advancement, alumni, and recruitment calendars of programs and activities
  2. Develop and monitor annual publications
  3. Demonstrate superior writing and editorial skills
  4. Monitor and consistently promote the Marian Catholic brand identity to internal and external publics

Public Relations/Marketing

  1. Write and/or coordinate the submission of school press releases, pitch and secure feature story placements in media, and promote those stories within the institution. Build relationships with external media contacts to ensure communication goals are met and opportunities maximized
  2. Serve as publicity resource for all departments
  3. Coordinate the Media Guidelines for President’s Office and Board of Directors
  4. Serve as a resource to the President, the Executive Team, the Board of Directors PR/Marketing and Advancement Committees
  5. Participate in oversight of the Marian Catholic website to create vibrant, dynamic content that focuses on the mission of Marian Catholic, including design coordination, and overall editing for staff generated content
  6. Work closely with Technology/Media staff to record events and produce videos for archives and dissemination to constituencies
  7. Monitor and update social media on behalf of Marian Catholic

Publications

  1. Coordinate and manage formal institutional publications relative to recruitment, advancement, and alumni operations
  2. Plan and produce collateral materials to support recruitment, advancement, and alumni programs
  3. Act as an internal and external design resource by creating advertisements, flyers, and other materials using professional design tools and software
  4. Large-scale printed projects assigned include:
    • Annual Report
    • Marian Matters Alumni Magazine (3-4x per year)
    • College Profile
    • Collaboration on recruitment material
  5. Specialty publications and brochures include:
    • Marian Catholic Annual Fund materials
    • Sister Simeon Fund materials
    • Memorial/Honorarium/Birthday cards/Valentine’s Day Card
    • Parent Pledge mailing
    • Hall of Fame Program
    • Various Mass Programs: Reunions, Memorial Mass, Benefactors Mass
    • Alumni Association informational brochure
    • Alumni Reunions and 50th Reunion materials

Management/Administrative

  1. Monitor and consistently promote the Marian Catholic brand identity to internal and external publics
  2. Develop and monitor annual marketing plan sensitive to school, advancement, alumni, and recruitment calendars
  3. Work with administration leadership to accomplish strategic planning for short and long-term marketing and communications goals
  4. Develop a strategic social media plan for Marian Catholic to positively position the school and its brand in the social media arena
  5. Facilitate and monitor institutional marketing and branding strategies
  6. Provide support to the President and Vice President for Institutional Advancement and other staff as needed including event planning and support. Assist in the archival and organization of internal images and video for use on website and in other school publications
  7. Collaborate with the Director of Recruitment to develop and implement an annual recruitment marketing plan and formal publications
  8. Meet regularly with Vice President for Institutional Advancement/President to monitor on-going progress of publications, marketing, and fund-raising plans
  9. Support advancement events: evening, weekends as assigned
  10. Participate in regular staff planning/assessment meetings
  11. Responsible for annual marketing and communications budget

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing or Public Relations required
  2. Ability to write creatively
  3. High level of proficiency in office technology applications
  4. Ability to interact with various publics and within institutional structure to transmit and ensure message is on target and timely

Required Skills

  1. Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail is a must
  2. Self-motivated, with a proven ability to manage timelines and meet deadlines while maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships
  3. Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  4. Three years of experience in Public Relations and Graphic Design. Exposure in the fields of fundraising, alumni relations, and recruitment marketing preferred
  5. A strong commitment to and an understanding of the mission of Catholic education
  6. Proven commitment and ability to work within a team-oriented environment
  7. Proficiency in interacting with social media networks
  8. Advanced computer literacy skills including professional design programs preferably Adobe Photoshop, Word, Excel, and Outlook
  9. Photography and videography skills a plus
  10. Please provide a link to your current portfolio

To Apply

All applications should be sent to:
Marian Catholic High School
c/o Vince Krydynski, Vice President
700 Ashland Ave.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
or vkrydynski@marianchs.com

A complete application would include the following: resume, application, transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended (copies may be submitted), credentials (if on file with a university), at least three recommendations from previous positions.

Director of Student Support Services

Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois, is seeking a Director of Student Support Services for the 2016-2017 school year.

This position is a 10-month academic year position.

Chief job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • overseeing the Guidance Counseling Department
  • managing Marian Catholic’s tutoring center
  • working with students who have special learning plans and needs

The ideal candidate will:

  • be joyful, flexible, communicative, collaborative, and tech savvy
  • demonstrate stellar organization and communication skills
  • hold an advanced degree in counseling and/or social work
  • possess state certification in counseling, administration, and/or special education
  • boast experience working in the classroom with students and experience managing a team of professionals
  • boast experience working with students and families with learning plans
  • enjoy working with students to foster a healthy, supportive environment

Each candidate should submit a resume, cover letter, and official administrative application (available on Marian’s website). Candidates are also welcomed and encouraged to submit other documents which will help give a full impression of the candidate as an educator and a professional. Such documents might include transcripts and letters of recommendation.

Please submit all materials to Marian Catholic’s Principal, Mr. Steve Tortorello, by mail, email, or fax.

Marian Catholic High School
Attn – Mr. Steve Tortorello
700 Ashland Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

stortorello@marianchs.com

Fax: 708-756-9758

Math Teacher (2016-2017)

Date Posted: 4/13/2016

Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois, is seeking a math teacher for the 2016-2017 school year.

The course load is most likely to include Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 classes, but candidates should be willing and able to teach all high school math subjects.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be joyful, flexible, communicative, collaborative, and tech savvy
  • enjoy working with students to foster a healthy, supportive classroom environment
  • be well-versed in modern teaching methods, including the use of the iPad in the classroom
  • have at least 1-2 years math teaching experience
  • boast experience teaching students computational and problem solving skills
  • hold proper state certification for teaching high school mathematics

Each candidate should submit a resume, cover letter, and official application. Candidates are also welcomed and encouraged to submit other documents which will help give a full impression of the candidate as an educator and a professional. Such documents might include transcripts and letters of recommendation.

The hiring team is particularly interested in seeing lesson plans, units, or assessments that the candidate feels accurately represents his or her style of instruction.

Please submit all materials to Marian Catholic’s Principal, Mr. Steve Tortorello, by mail, email, or fax.

Marian Catholic High School
Attn: Mr. Steve Tortorello
700 Ashland Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL
60411

stortorello@marianchs.com

Fax: 708-756-9758

English Teacher (2016-2017)

Date Posted: 4/4/2016

Marian Catholic High School is seeking an English teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. The ideal candidate will:

  • be joyful, flexible, communicative, collaborative, and tech savvy
  • enjoy working with students to foster a healthy, supportive classroom environment
  • be well-versed in modern teaching methods, including the use of the iPad in the classroom
  • have at least 1-2 years English teaching experience
  • boast experience teaching students critical reading skills and analytical writing skills

Each candidate should submit a resume, cover letter, and official application. Candidates are also welcomed and encouraged to submit other documents which will help give a full impression of the candidate as an educator and a professional. Such documents might include transcripts and letters of recommendation.

The hiring team is particularly interested in seeing lesson plans, units, or assessments that the candidate feels accurately represents his or her style of instruction.

Please submit all materials to Marian Catholic’s Principal, Mr. Steve Tortorello, by mail, email, or fax.

Marian Catholic High School
Attn: Mr. Steve Tortorello
700 Ashland Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL
60411

stortorello@marianchs.com

Fax: 708-756-9758

Advancement Department Intern


Administrative Opportunities at Marian Catholic

All applications should be sent to (unless specified differently in the position summary):
Marian Catholic High School
c/o Sr. Judine Hilbing, President
700 Ashland Ave.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
or sjh@marianchs.com

When applying for an administrative position:

A complete application would include the following: a letter, resume, application, transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended (copies may be submitted), credentials (if on file with a university), at least three recommendations from previous positions.

Faculty and Staff Opportunities at Marian Catholic

All applications should be sent to:
Marian Catholic High School
c/o Steve Tortorello, Principal
700 Ashland Ave.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

or

Steve Tortorello, Principal
stortorello@marianchs.com

When applying for a teaching or faculty position:

A complete application would include the following: a letter, resume, the completed application, transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended (copies may be submitted), credentials (if on file with a university), at least three recommendations from previous positions, and a photocopy of your valid teaching certificate.

When applying for a substitute position:

A complete application would include the following: a letter, resume, the completed application, and at least three recommendations from previous positions.

When applying for a support staff position:

A complete application would include the following: a letter, resume, the completed application, and at least three recommendations from previous positions.

Marian Catholic High School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, unfavorable discharge from military service or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. A disability or medical condition will not bar you from employment if you are able to perform with reasonable accommodation the essential functions of the job for which you are applying.