Executive Assistant to the President and Senior Staff
: ExemptGENERAL SUMMARY
The Executive Assistant works directly with the President and Executive Secretary /Socius of the Jesuit Conference (JC) and the national administrative offices of the Society of Jesus in the USA. S/he is responsible for facilitating relationships between the JC and executive offices of the Catholic Church, the Society of Jesus, and other religious and secular organizations, ensuring that all correspondence, meeting organization, and other specific assignments given by the President and Executive Secretary are carried out. S/he also assists in managing some aspects of the office operations.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Perform duties for the President and his Executive Secretary, as well as for senior staff, which includes drafting internal and external notices, proofing and editing documents, and creating and maintaining a professional filing system according to established guidelines
- Prepare paper and online materials for board meetings
- Attend to and communicate matters related to the maintenance and improvement of the general office environment, including contact with building services as necessary
- Handle scheduling, travel arrangements, expense reporting and reimbursements, and organize meeting materials for senior staff
- Organize/plan office events and manage catering as needed
- Other duties as required
- College degree with four to six years of proven executive administrative experience in support of the highest level of executive(s) with a history of increasing responsibilities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, meticulous with grammar and spelling, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills
- Commitment to the work of the Jesuit Conference and the Society of Jesus
- Appreciation for and understanding of Catholic traditions; working knowledge of the Society of Jesus and the Roman Catholic Church and their protocols is especially helpful.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
- Ability to read/write/speak Spanish a definite plus
- Demonstrated competence in using Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and the ability to learn and teach new computer skills as needed
- Able to use creativity, people skills, and Microsoft Office software to streamline office processes, reduce paper flow, and creatively facilitate employee interactions
- Should be willing to provide a writing sample for review.
Working hours Monday through Friday, 9-5 on the premises of the Jesuit Conference. Punctuality and dependability are very important.
The Jesuit Conference is a work of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), a Roman Catholic religious order. It provides liaison staffing among the nine Jesuit regional superiors in the US, various national associations and the Society’s international headquarters in Rome.
Competitive salary range commensurate with background and experience and generous benefits package.
Please send resume and application letter that demonstrates how your educational and work background prepares you for the job to:
Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J.
Economic Policy Specialist
Jesuit Social Research Institute [JSRI]
New Orleans, LA
To meet the local needs of vulnerable children and their families, JSRI seeks to expand its capacity to work collaboratively on efforts that address and support increasing earnings and reducing racial and cultural economic disparities in income and employment. JSRI aims to bolster local economic research and work with community leaders and members to address those disparities.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Economic Policy Specialist will examine these disparities by conducting economic research, analysis, and writing/reporting in the areas outlined below. Specifically, the Economic Policy Specialist will monitor the emerging trends and policies, undertake research and policy analysis, and then share this information on emerging issues and their potential impact on vulnerable children and their families with policy makers, the press and media, and community leaders and members. Focus issues will include:
Function/ Expected Results
- Payday lending in Louisiana: current scope and practice, impact on individuals, families, and children, cost-benefits of proposed changes, etc.;
- Impact of state and local taxes on low and moderate income individuals, families, and children, cost-benefits of proposed changes, etc.;
- Impact of Medicaid expansion and non-expansion on low and moderate income individuals, families, and children, cost-benefits of proposed changes, etc.;
- Costs and benefits of immigration in Louisiana and Mississippi, including push-pull factors, and cost-benefits of laws and regulations and proposed changes, etc.; and
- Development of state social and economic indicators under the headings of race, poverty, and migration, beginning in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Facilitates knowledge building and management focused on achievement of the following results:
Compilation, analysis, and interpretation of economic and statistical data, combined with thorough research of the economic and development issues in preparation of high quality analyses and reports; Production of economic reports on key issues facing the region, including serving as a core member of the team responsible for JSRI’s Social Indicators Report; and Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice through identification of best practices and lessons learned.
Effectively communicates and disseminates JSRI activities focused on achievement of the following results:
Public presentation of JSRI activities and research findings through participation in relevant forums and conferences; and Management and organization of publications on economic/development issues.
The results of such research and analysis would be shared, as appropriate, with local, state and national interfaith/ecumenical leaders, coalition partners, community groups, the press and media, policymakers, and in JSRI publications (JustSouth Quarterly, JustSouth Monthly, JSRI website, etc.). This work will focus on citizen education to promote better understanding of economic and social realities and engagement of the faith and civic communities to make informed decisions that will benefit economically vulnerable families and children.
Works under a twelve-month contract; salary range: depending on qualifications for rank, maximum $65,000 plus benefits.
- Master’s Degree or higher in Economics, Public Policy, or related field.
- A record of experience and collaborative participation in social justice oriented research and education.
- Experience in economic research, production of statistical studies, applied and social economics.
- Preferred: terminal degree; working familiarity with Catholic social thought; knowledge of Gulf South states, especially Louisiana and Mississippi.
Application letter, résumé, three reference letters, one writing sample, and an official transcript of highest degree.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position available immediately. Loyola University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. Please visit our website at www.loyno.edu/jsri
for additional information about JSRI and its work.
Vice President for Advancement
Chicago-Detroit, Wisconsin Provinces
To seize new opportunities for ministry and service to the Catholic Church, the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces will soon merge to form a single, larger province responsible for the care and oversight of Jesuits and their apostolates across the region. Work on the legal and canonical aspects of the envisioned consolidation has already begun
In anticipation of this event, which will be completed by 2017, the provinces are beginning a search for a chief advancement officer who will be responsible for fusing the two province’s currently separate advancement functions into a single, integrated program serving the new province’s needs. To this end, the provinces seek an experienced development professional to work on the organization into one office and to serve as the future organization’s Provincial Assistant for Advancement. This position reports directly to the Provincial superior and is equivalent in importance and stature to the “vice president for advancement” in a college setting. Initially, the Vice President for Advancement will report to the Provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province and to the Provincial of the Wisconsin Province. This arrangement will last until the reportage transfers to the one new Provincial for all three Provinces. This might happen before 2017.
The ideal candidate is an experienced fund-raising professional with a proven track record of increasingly responsible positions and accomplishments. The Assistant will direct a comprehensive program comprised of annual, major and planned giving, prospect research and stewardship, and communications/marketing. He or she will supervise the current staff of thirteen now working in their respective Chicago and Milwaukee offices and will be responsible for reorganizing or restructuring these employees as the merger of the two provinces unfolds in the Chicago area.
Responsibilities and core responsibilities are included in the full job description. To call attention to some of those are:
• Create and implement a process by which a steady source of donor prospects and volunteer candidates are identified, researched, and qualified for the appropriate level of cultivation and solicitation.
• Identify leadership prospects and solicit for annual and special gifts to support the province’s needs and operating budget.
• Identify and manage the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all major and planned gifts for endowment and capital projects. In this regard, develop a portfolio of qualified major gift prospects to personally engage and solicit, involving the Provincial as necessary.
• Work closely with the Director of Communications to define how key strategic messages will be delivered to various individuals and stakeholder groups to increase their understanding of the province’s identity.
• In support of the province’s strategic priorities, prepare and refresh annually, a three-year operational plan for the advancement program.
• With the Provincial, conduct an annual assessment of programs and achievements for strategic financial goals.
• Supervise the advancement staff, including but not limited to management of gift processing, events and grants. Annual evaluations and staff development are mandatory.
• Develop a strong bond with the province and its membership.
• Build a vibrant working relationship with the Provincial and the other members of his executive team.
• Serve as the delegate of the province at regional and national advancement meetings; participate in relevant committees or other teams as assigned.
Competencies and Qualifications:
In considering candidates for this position, we believe the following competencies and personal qualities will be important to the new Assistant for Advancement’s success:
• a strong and capable leader who understands, embraces, and persuasively articulates the mission of the province;
• a skillful executive who artfully manages, delegates and empowers others, while developing a strong advancement team and creative vision for the program;
• a self-confident professional, knowledgeable of contemporary development theory and practice, with proven success in achieving results, particularly with soliciting and closing major and planned gifts as well as annual contributions;
• an articulate communicator (written and verbal) who can effectively establish rapport with a variety of constituencies; who understands the strategic use of public relations and communications in delivering the province’s core messages;
• a person of integrity, loyalty, and a capacity for work, perseverance, and resiliency;
• a person of faith, knowledgeable about the Society of Jesus and the Catholic Church;
• CFRE credential preferred.
The advancement office of the future consolidated province will be based in the greater Chicago metro area, and significant regional travel is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits are included in the overall compensation package.
Be part of a dynamic team with a deep tradition of making a real difference in our world. If you want to learn more about being part of the team that is making a difference, we invite you to read the full job description at www.jesuitpartners.org/vpadvancement
Director of Campus Ministry
Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Director of Campus Ministry to join our community.
The Director of Campus Ministry fosters the spiritual, liturgical and religious life of students at Seattle University. The director strategically develops and integrates a vision of spiritual development for all students in order to provide vibrant faith communities in the holistic, integrated and ecumenical tradition of Jesuit Catholic higher education.
The Director coordinates and leads a team of dedicated ministry professionals, support staff, and energetic student campus ministers. Anticipated start date for this position is June 2014. Position will close January 20; however, an initial review of applications will begin December 9
. For the full announcement and qualifications, please visit: http://jobs.seattleu.edu:80/postings/16113
Associate Academic Dean
Santa Clara University, Jesuit School of Theology - Berkeley Campus
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
The Associate Academic Dean's (AAD) primary charge is to assist the Dean in the academic functioning of the School. This person is a member of the Administrative Team. The AAD serves as first contact for most of the requests and concerns raised by students and faculty. The AAD represents the School on the Council of Deans of the Graduate Theological Union.
This is a faculty position with an initial appointment for three years, with the possibility of renewal for additional terms of three and then six years based on performance. The Associate Academic Dean's primary responsibilities are administrative, but regular teaching, academic service and other professional activity in his or her area of academic specialization are encouraged.
A doctoral degree in theology or an allied field and demonstrated experience in educational administration, preferably in a graduate theology center. Commitment to Jesuit educational ideals including social justice and active engagement with diverse cultures is essential. Because the Associate Academic Dean is the first point of contact for the many requests and concerns raised by students and faculty, strong problem-solving, leadership and supervisory skills are required. At least five years' experience in administration in higher education, professional school of theology, preferred.
Renewable Term Senior Lecturer
Approximately June 1, 2014
Review of applications will begin January 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Under the direction of the Dean of the Jesuit School of Theology (JST), the Associate Academic Dean serves a crucial role as a member of the Administrative Team of the School, with a wide range of responsibilities for the academic functioning of the School. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (a) scheduling course offerings and arranging for adjunct teaching as necessary to support academic programs; (b) compiling and overseeing data-based reports related to assessment, strategic planning, program reviews, and accreditation (e.g., ATS); (c) managing the academic budget and a variety of processes and procedures of the School, including considerable involvement in admissions and financial aid; (d) working with faculty in supporting the development of new programs, such as online courses and degrees; (e) analyzing course evaluation measures and managing instructor feedback; and (f) representing the School to external professional organizations and within the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) consortium.
I. Additional Duties and Responsibilities
a. Scheduling of course offerings and assignment of advisors
b. Initial contact for student and faculty questions, program status
c. Supervising Dean's Wing staff
d. Representing the School at Council of Deans
e. Ex officio member of Admissions Committee
f. Assessment, Program Review
II. Specific Responsibilities
a. Scheduling of course offerings and assignment of advisors
i. In consultation with faculty coordinators, schedules course offerings each year and manages the engagement of adjunct faculty
ii. In consultation with Program Directors, assigns advisors
b. Initial contact for student and faculty questions, program status
i. Serves as initial contact for students and faculty; consults with Dean on questions needing a higher administrative level for resolution
ii. Coordinates responses to student requests for transfer of credit
iii. Oversees faculty development budget
iv. Approves student work study positions assigned to faculty
v. Assists Dean and Chair of the Faculty in generating agenda for faculty retreats and faculty meetings
vi. Assists Dean and Chair of the Faculty in generating agenda for Academic Council
c. Supervises Dean's Wing staff
i. Convenes Dean's Wing meetings
ii. Supervises Director of Intercultural Initiatives, Assistant Dean/Registrar, Assistant for Academic Administration, Director of the Instituto Hispano
iii. Manages the entire academic budget, working closely on budget planning with the business office of the School
d. Represents School at G.T.U. Council of Deans
i. Attends meetings of the G.T.U. Council of Deans
ii. Reports back to Administrative Team
iii. Reports back to Academic Council
e. Ex officio member of Admissions Committee
i. Facilitates Admissions process and reports to Dean
ii. Consults with Director of Enrollment Management regarding financial aid and reports to Dean
f. Assessment, Program Review
i. Serves as liaison to the Assessment Liaison Office (ALO) of SCU for communication with WASC and ATS
ii. Coordinates assessment with Director of Assessment at SCU
iii. Coordinates program review with the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at SCU
III. Other Responsibilities. Coordinates other special projects as assigned by Dean
a. Coordinates lecture series
b. Coordinates a variety of joint programming with G.T.U partner schools
c. Compiles reports on school activities for church and government bodies
Applicants should email a current vita, a letter of application that addresses administrative and teaching skills and experiences, and the names of three references (with full contact information) to Lisa Maglio Brown (Senior Administrative Assistant to Dean Thomas Massaro, S.J.) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies may be sent to Lisa Maglio at Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, 1735 LeRoy Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709. Inquiries and nominations are welcome.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University Maryland, a prestigious and highly selective comprehensive university located on three campuses in the greater Baltimore area, invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs. Founded in 1852 as a Jesuit, Catholic institution, Loyola University Maryland has recently been ranked again among the top five master’s institutions in the North Region by US News & World Report and featured in The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges guidebook. Loyola enrolls more than 3,700 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students in its three schools: Loyola College (Arts & Sciences), the Joseph A. Sellinger School of Business and Management, and the School of Education. In keeping with the University’s Jesuit tradition, Loyola’s educational philosophy and core values focus on the care and education of the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and its mission centers on preparing its students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. For more information about Loyola University Maryland, please visit www.loyola.edu
The Vice President for Academic Affairs, as Loyola’s chief academic officer, reports to the President and is a member of the President’s Cabinet. The VPAA oversees all academic functions at Loyola, including the academic deans and operations of undergraduate and graduate programs in the three schools, a complement of academic student services, Messina (a living and learning program for all first-year, undergraduate students), the Loyola Clinical Centers (encompassing interdisciplinary training and education for graduate students in four disciplines, services for the communities in which the Centers reside, and faculty and student scholarship), and a robust and renowned undergraduate study abroad program. The Vice President’s duties further include faculty recruitment and development, fostering the Jesuit, Catholic mission and Core Values of the institution, oversight of budgets for the academic division, and leadership in Loyola’s shared governance system.
Building on the longstanding tradition of excellence in Jesuit undergraduate liberal arts education and graduate professional education, strong candidates will bring strategic vision and inspiration for enhancing the university's portfolio of offerings in a changing economic context, as well as an ability to execute this vision. The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit materials before December 6, 2013. Nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest should be forwarded in confidence and preferably electronically, to:
Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner
Ruth Shoemaker Wood, Consulting Associate
Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates, LP
NativityMiguel Scranton seeks a practical, visionary and entrepreneurial leader who will make the dream of establishing a school a reality.
NativityMiguel Scranton will be located in the Diocese of Scranton and will be an independent Catholic school rather than a diocesan school. The NativityMiguel model is characterized by small classes, rigorous academics, an extended school day and year, and a support system that continues through high school. The schools are structured to prepare graduates for admittance to private and Catholic high schools. The academic demands and high standards for moral values cultivate discipline, motivation, and compassion toward others. The NativityMiguel model schools have a proven record of success.
Now in its beginning stages, one of the initial responsibilities of its first President is to establish the school, which will serve urban, low-income families of all faiths and cultures in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. The President, as the school’s leader and key public face, will hire the Academic Director who will oversee the curriculum development and day-to-day activities of the school and report to the President. NativityMiguel Scranton has applied for status as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is governed by a 26 member Board of Directors, currently known as the Founders’ Council. The school will officially open to students in September, 2015.
The incoming leader will be the first president and report to the Founders’ Council. The president will have primary responsibility for maintaining the mission and provides leadership and direction for the religious character of the school and the spiritual formation of the students, faculty and families. The president will have general supervisory responsibility for all school related activities, projects, and programs, including graduate support and fund development.
Priorities for the first 12-18 months for the new president’s tenure include establishing positive working relationships with board, sponsoring congregations, staff, funders, community members and families; and preparing for the opening of the school. You can see a complete position profile here: http://www.transitionguides.com/images/stories/searches/nms.pdf. The longer term priorities include establishing on-going funding.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a genuine passion for and commitment to NativityMiguel Scranton’s mission, and will demonstrate strong relationship building skills and strategic leadership. The successful applicant will also have proven leadership abilities, an appreciation for and comfort with Catholic faith and values, exceptional interpersonal skills and a proven networking ability with diverse groups of stakeholders; a certificate in administration, with an advanced degree or equivalent strongly preferred, among other qualifications.
To apply, email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:NMS@TransitionGuides.com. For other inquiries, please contact Catrese Brown at 301-439-6635.
Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling, West Virginia
The Office of Campus Ministry at Wheeling Jesuit University seeks a dynamic and energetic individual to coordinate retreats and prayer groups for students. An ideal candidate will have a Masters in theology or equivalent and one to three years experience coordinating retreats or equivalent programs. Candidates must show evidence of effective interaction with college-aged students and with populations from different religious backgrounds. Members of the Society of Jesus and laypersons are invited to apply. Visit http://www.wju.edu/about/employment/ for detailed information and requirements
Major Gifts Officer
The Midwest Jesuits, twelve states of the Upper-Midwest, seek an experienced professional to join its integrated, national Advancement Department as a Major Gifts Officer in Chicago. Reporting to the Provincial Assistant/Vice President for Advancement, this person is responsible for creating and enhancing relationships with current and prospective donors within a specific geographic region or as assigned by the Provincial Assistant.
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS and SKILLS
- Holds a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
- Minimum of five-seven years of Advancement experience – with an emphasis on major gift acquisition – or comparable professional experience.
- Possesses effective inter-personal communication and human resource management skills.
- Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Advancement software.
- Demonstrates a commitment to the mission of the Roman Catholic Church and the international vision of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
- Demonstrates quality customer service and team-focus in all day-to-day responsibilities.
- Passes a background check.
- Works as a collaborative member of the Advancement team to ensure a comprehensive constituent outreach and engagement program.
- Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, and solicits outright and planned gift prospects.
- Reports, on a timely basis, the “moves management” progress toward achieving weekly, monthly, and annual objectives.
- Prepares written funding proposals, with related correspondence and follow-up.
- Attends local, regional and national Province-sponsored community functions.
- Protects privacy and confidentiality of all information.
- Attends educational courses, meetings and in-service sessions to enhance skills and foster current knowledge of the Advancement field and the Jesuit world.
- Manages a portfolio of 150+ active prospects and donors.
- Completes 150 personal prospect/donor visits per year to confirm a new or increased charitable gift.
- Achieves quantifiable individual goals and participates in helping the advancement team meet measurable team goals.
- Performs other duties as requested by the Provincial Assistant to meet the priorities and mission of the Jesuits
Send Letter of Application and Resume to:
David K. McNulty
Provincial Assistant for Advancement
2050 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Sacred Story Institute
The research coordinator for Sacred Story Institute is a new position for a new Institute.
Preferred Academic Background: Advanced degree in theology, sociology, or psychology with a specialty in research.
Skills: Survey analysis and survey building with Qualtrics and data analysis with IBM SPSS software. Skills needed in data interpretation. The Institute seeks a more comprehensive understanding of the connections between spiritual, medical and psychological dimensions of human experience. A candidate with some background in Ignatian Spirituality is desired.
1) The coordinator will manage the surveys for the various Sacred Story protocols (parish, high school, etc). The surveys are tools to help build unique spiritual resources for different target audiences. These protocols last around 45 weeks each and have a baseline survey, exit survey and weekly tracking surveys.
2) The coordinator will manage the Institute’s Whole-Life Survey (WLS) service for Catholic parishes and institutions. The Whole-Life Survey is a comprehensive analytic tool to help communities better understand the make-up and needs of its constituents. The coordinator will build the report protocols and structures for general and in-depth analysis of the WLS data.
3) The coordinator will be responsible for developing a network of collaborating associate researchers to help with the data analysis and reports of the WLS when necessary.
4) The coordinator will collaborate with all medical, theological and psychological associates of the Institute. It will his/her job to run the reports needed by the Institute’s primary collaborators and help develop the network of associate researchers to take full advantage of the Institutes data banks.
5). The coordinator will collaborate with the Institute President in the analysis of data and the writing of professional reports for the institute. The reports will be based on the data from the WLS and the surveys of the Sacred Story Protocols.
The Sacred Story Institute seeks a highly motivated team member conversant with Ignatian Spirituality whose passion is integral Catholic Evangelization. We seek candidates who are skilled, creative and interested in finding new ways to advance the cause of the Catholic faith in the Third Millennium.
Please submit a cover letter stating your reasons for wanting to apply for this position and join our team. Include your CV and a list of references the Institute may contact to gain a better understanding of your qualifications and talents. Please look at our website to better understand the Institute’s work and vision: sacredstory.net
Send applications and CV via email (PDF OR WORD DOC) to email@example.com