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Santa Clara University
Executive Director, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education

The Position

Santa Clara University is seeking an extraordinary leader to serve as Executive Director of the University’s Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education and as the Mission and Identity Officer of the University. The Executive Director reports directly to the President of Santa Clara University.

We are seeking a visionary and creative leader who can command respect in the academic environment and advance the University’s mission to academic excellence, social justice, and educating the whole person. The ideal candidate will have an earned PhD and a significant academic record that justifies appointment as a tenured professor.

As mission and identity officer of Santa Clara University, the ideal candidate will work, both through the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, and through other structures at the University, to bring to the university leadership and community an awareness, understanding, and shared appreciation of Jesuit Catholic thinking. The individual must have extensive experience with the Jesuit Catholic tradition and be capable of articulating and advocating for its relevance to the modern University in a religiously plural environment and of creating programs which make that a reality. 

As Executive Director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, the ideal candidate will have significant administrative experience, or possess skills that will enable him or her to learn quickly and operate effectively as an administrative leader. The position requires a person who has high standards, is goal-oriented and collaborative, and can lead a high-performing staff of 15 professionals. Administrative responsibilities include strategic planning, hiring and retaining staff, spurring a broad range of university programs, budgeting and financial administration, fund raising, and the development of joint programs with schools and colleges within Santa Clara and in the Silicon Valley community.

Santa Clara’s next Executive Director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education will succeed the Rev. Michael McCarthy, S.J., who has very successfully led the Center since 2011. Fr. McCarthy has recently been appointed Vice President for Mission Integration and Planning at Fordham University in New York. He was preceded as executive director by the Rev. Kevin Quinn, S.J., who left in 2011 to become president of the University of Scranton. 

Opportunities and Expectations for Leadership

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, is entering an ambitious period of growth and expansion across multiple fronts and has developed a bold new vision and integrated strategic plan, “Santa Clara 2020” ( The University is launching new interdisciplinary initiatives, promoting technology-enhanced teaching methods and building facilities that respond to the changing landscape of higher education, our increasingly technological society, and an innovative approach to liberal arts education. 

As a religiously-affiliated university, SCU is committed to retaining and reimagining its Jesuit and Catholic character. This identity will be enacted in academic and in co-curricular programs, in active community engagement and alumni affairs, and through creative cooperation between the Society of Jesus and the faculty and staff who make up the vast majority of the Santa Clara University community. 

The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education has a strong record of accomplishment, as described in its latest annual report at A visionary Center strategic plan for 2015-2020 lays out an ambitious and evolving role for the Center at The new executive director will be expected to follow through on that strategic plan, while revising it to fit new conditions and opportunities.

The Center is supported by a significant endowment and an annual allocation in the University’s budget. Fund raising provides roughly 15% of the Center’s support and the executive director is expected to lead the fund raising effort with the assistance of the Director of External Relations and a major gifts officer assigned to the Center.

The formal job description for this position is available at Applications can be submitted at this website. The deadline is March 1, 2016. Santa Clara plans to fill this position commencing with the 2016-2017 academic year.

Confidential inquiries may be addressed to Anne McMahon, staff to the Search Committee and Assistant to the President of Santa Clara University, at The chair of the Search Committee is Kirk O. Hanson, Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and John Courtney Murray, S.J. University Professor of Social Ethics at Santa Clara.  

Chief Research Officer and Associate Vice President Academic Affairs
Fordham University
New York City, Bronx, New York

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution in the heart of New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 15,100 undergraduate and graduate students in 10 Colleges and Schools.

Fordham’s Office of the Provost is currently seeking a Chief Research Officer and Associate Vice President Academic Affairs to be a key member of the academic leadership team and reports directly to the Provost. The Chief Research Officer (CRO) will work together with the Deans, faculty, and other members of the Fordham community, to develop and manage Fordham’s ongoing comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and innovative research programs. The CRO must be an accomplished researcher with a distinguished record of grant-funded research, team leadership, and administrative experience. The successful candidate should have a plan for cultivating a research environment that includes promoting faculty research development, expanding extramural funding, and providing dynamic leadership for articulating and implementing the University’s vision for research.

The Chief Research Officer (CRO) at Fordham also serves as the head of the Office of Research, an umbrella department, which is responsible for overseeing:

  • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Office of Research’s Budget and Operations Manager
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Radiation Safety Committee
  • Research Integrity Officer

Specific Duties:

  • Promote, coordinate, and support collaborations for research and sponsored programs within and across departments, centers, and schools.
  • Identify new funding and other extramural opportunities through cultivating affinity with federal research institutions and prestigious grant foundations.
  • In collaboration with Deans, Department Chairs, and the Office of Sponsored Programs, identify institutional challenges related to research development, undertake a detailed analysis of alternative courses of action and their implications, address difficulties and problems in their execution, and devise appropriate action plans and approaches.
  • Provide leadership to develop applications and succeed in obtaining awards.
  • Develop strategic plans for expanding and deepening faculty involvement in research, including faculty development and mentoring programs.
  • Proactively pursue and cultivate the expansion of research-oriented activities with current partners, such as those in the Bronx Science Consortium, and develop new partnerships with other institutions in New York City, the United States and around the world.
  • Serve as the Provost’s Office liaison to the faculty University Research Council.
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations and appropriate functioning of programs, committees and officers under the Office of Research.
  • In collaboration with Fordham’s Development and University Relations, develop and implement a strategic vision and a related strategic plan for the upgrading and acquisition of research-related infrastructure and equipment.
  • Expand and support undergraduate and graduate students’ participation in research.

Qualifications Required:

  • A doctoral degree or equivalent.
  • Distinguished record of sponsored research and experience as PI on multiple grants.
  • Demonstrated administrative experience in promoting research and scholarly activities, developing partnerships across multiple disciplines, addressing critical issues for the research community and attracting external funding.
  • Demonstrated understanding of academic research funding, with a sophisticated grasp of the changing funding landscape, and should have previous experience in working with a variety of federal and private extramural funding sources.
  • Proven track record for leading organizational change and transformation initiatives, and proven ability to achieve target results and manage change.
  • General knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies relating to sponsored projects (grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements), the protection of animal welfare, conflict of interest, and cost-accounting standards.
  • A collaborative leadership style, with demonstrated facilitation skills, and the ability to influence and lead through building strong relationships and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit education, especially in relation to the humanities and physical and social sciences.

  • SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

  • START DATE: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position filled when a successful candidate is identified.

Send cover letter & Resume curriculum vitae to:
Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D., Chair Search Committee,
Director Center for Ethics Education,,
copying Carolyn Funke, Administrative Assistant,

Regis College
Toronto, ON, Canada

As Jesuit President of Regis College at the University of Toronto, you will be on the forefront of Jesuit Catholic education and formation. Through your vision, strategic and academic leadership, and operational excellence, you will develop and form the next generation of Jesuit trained theologians and ministers; priestly, religious, and lay.

As President, you will not only provide transformational direction to Regis College, its faculty, and its staff but will be an inspiration to the students committed to a faith that does justice. You will have critical input working with the Governing Council of Regis College for Vision 2020. You will be a catalyst for positive momentum and change with a variety of religious, college, and lay communities.

Regis College is the theological school of the Society of Jesus in Canada, affiliated with the University of Toronto through the ecumenical Toronto School of Theology. Located in the heart of Toronto, a diverse and cosmopolitan city, Regis College is surrounded by government, health, business and cultural organizations with whom it seeks to cooperate for promotion of the common good. The College's mission is the personal growth, faith development, academic excellence and community involvement of all our students. We are committed to a faith that does justice in the world and this spirit penetrates both our courses and our community life in an ecumenical and diverse environment.

As the chief ambassador for the College you will help increase revenue generation, expand management and operational excellence, and establish Regis College as a leader in meeting apostolic opportunities. Reporting directly to the Governing Council of Regis College, the President will find this is an outstanding opportunity for an innovative, energetic, intellectual, and inspiring Jesuit to lead and serve this internationally recognized College into the next decade and beyond.

The Search Committee will begin considering applications on December 1, 2015. All applications will be treated as confidential. In your application, please provide your curriculum vitae and a brief letter outlining your interest in and general views on Jesuit theological formation that speaks to the criteria outlined above.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will commence in the position on July 1, 2016 pending negotiation and approval of the Governing Council of Regis College.

To further explore this opportunity, please contact Kevin Carroll, Q.C., L.S.M, and Chair, Regis College Presidential Search Committee, at

Regis Jesuit High School
Aurora, Colorado

The Board of Directors of Regis Jesuit High School is conducting a national search for the position of President for the 2016-17 academic year and beyond.

About the position:

The President is the chief executive officer of the school and has the responsibility under the Board of Trustees for planning and establishing policies, practices and procedures that affect the school’s ability to carry out its mission of education and formation. The President oversees and directs the Principals, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Advancement and Vice President of Operations (the Management Team), as well as the Director of Communications and the Ignatian Identity Coordinator.The ideal candidate must:

  • Be an effective and proven leader that fosters teamwork and success.
  • Be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church with a current understanding of issues in the Catholic Church and the role of Catholic institutions within the Church.
  • Be able to embody and advance the mission of the school as an apostolic work of the Society of Jesus, having prior experience with Ignatian Spiritual Exercises or the willingness to to have an experience of the Spiritual Exercises within the first year at Regis Jesuit High School
  • Have attained at least the academic equivalent of a master’s degree.

Regis Jesuit desires candidates for president who have:

  • Experience and belief in Jesuit education philosophy.
  • Ten years of teaching and administrative experience, preferably in secondary education.
  • Demonstrated success in providing visionary, strong and dynamic leadership.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in communicating with alumni, parents, administrators, faculty, staff, students and other school constituents.
  • The ability or demonstrated performance in overseeing and directing a multifaceted operation, including fundraising, public relations, facility maintenance and enhancement, financial management and supervision of senior personnel.
  • The ability to promote progress in all areas of school life while maintaining balance between the Divisions and fidelity to the school’s history and tradition.
  • Sensitivity to socially marginalized groups, students and faculty in vulnerable circumstances.
  • A commitment to self-reflection, continuous improvement, and openness to regularly discern with the Board of Trustees.

Regis Jesuit High School is an equal opportunity employer. Regis Jesuit High School, a Catholic educational community, affirms the uniqueness and dignity of individuals,inspires the pursuit of excellence, fosters faith and a commitment to service and justice, and strives to develop a connection to the world community.

Director of Programs
JVC Northwest
Portland, Oregon

JVC Northwest is hiring a Director of Programs to begin in November 2015. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Programs will oversee all programs of JVC Northwest including the Jesuit Volunteer/AmeriCorps Program and the Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps Program. The Director of Programs will have responsibility for property management of the JVC Northwest community houses. JVC Northwest is seeking a person with a commitment to the mission and values of JVC Northwest; excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills; and at least five (5) years demonstrated experience in program management including program development, group training and facilitation, conflict and problem solving skills, and resource development. Personal commitment to the program goals, and demonstration of ability to design, deliver, and expand a program is required. This is a full time, salaried (exempt) position based in Portland, OR with some travel. The Director of Programs reports to the Executive Director. JVC Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. Former Jesuit Volunteers and/or AmeriCorps members preferred. All JVC Northwest staff are "at will" employees.

To apply, contact JVC Northwest at for job description and application information. Applications will be accepted through November 6, 2015 and on a rolling basis thereafter.

University of Detroit
Detroit, Michigan

The Leadership Opportunity

The Board of Directors of U of D Jesuit is conducting a national search for the next President of U of D Jesuit High School & Academy. The President is a visionary leader of the school and its Chief Executive Officer, reporting directly to the Board of Directors and missioned by the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus. The President is responsible for the spiritual, educational, and financial strength and well being of the school, and, as such, ensures the fulfillment of the school’s Jesuit mission. The President acts as the school’s primary representative to all constituencies and serves as the school’s primary liaison with the City of Detroit and surrounding communities. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the President envisions, plans and prepares for the future; secures financial resources needed for the school’s success both now and in the future; fosters the school’s ongoing commitment to academic excellence; and is the visible example of a leader of a Jesuit school.

For the role of President of U of D Jesuit High School & Academy, the ideal candidate is:

  • A practicing Catholic in good standing who is current in his/her understanding of directions and issues in the Catholic Church, including pastoral, social, and moral dimensions of church life, and the role of Catholic institutions within the Church
  • A model of the values of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit history, including prior experience of the Spiritual Exercises or a willingness to have an experience of the Spiritual Exercises in some form within the first year
  • A visionary strategic thinker, who envisions and plans for UDJ’s future, energizes the community to realize that future, and represents UDJ to its various stakeholder groups and the general public
  • A strong communicator and advocate who understands the importance of relationship-building, collaboration and UDJ’s unique role in the community
  • A fundraiser who effectively leads annual fund raising, capital campaigns, and planned giving efforts
  • An educator with several years of direct teaching experience and/or school administration
  • A person who understands and embraces the Ignatian educational philosophy
  • An effective and proven leader with demonstrated success in managing and overseeing numerous, diverse functions and a person who fosters teamwork and success across the organization
  • A person with a strong sensitivity to socially marginalized groups, and students and faculty in vulnerable circumstances; a commitment to the preferential option for the poor, especially with respect to the importance of institutional accessibility for low-income families; and a commitment to embrace and enhance our diversity
  • A person committed to maintaining a safe and secure school environment
  • A person committed to self-reflection, continuous improvement
  • A person who will care deeply and courageously for the welfare of U of D Jesuit High School & Academy and each student, faculty member and staff member

More About University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy

The Jesuits have remained committed to providing the highest quality, college prep Catholic and Jesuit education within the city of Detroit for 138 years. In effect, their courageous decision for the school to stay in the city of Detroit nearly 40 years ago was a decision to maintain and grow their Jesuit mission in Detroit in a school that would reach out to and serve the residents of the entire Detroit metropolitan area.

Two significant capital campaigns, totaling more than $41 million, have occurred since that time, the first to renovate and construct new facilities which included new classrooms, a cafeteria, a band room, computer lab, library and media center and the renovation of the school’s chapel, and most recently, a historic campaign that will be completed in 2016 to build a 40,000 square-foot science and engineering center that will include laboratories and classrooms focused on a STEM education. The first of its kind in Michigan, the new science and engineering center will enable U of D Jesuit to further its commitment to providing the Jesuit education of a lifetime within the city of Detroit.

Today, U of D Jesuit High School & Academy boasts a student body from Detroit and more than 75 surrounding municipalities. The high school has over 745 students and the Academy has over 150 students, both with waiting lists for admissions. This truly diverse student body is a testament to the Jesuit ideal of forming ‘Men for Others.’ Drawing on its 138 year tradition as well as the more than 450 years that Jesuit schools have been in existence, U of D Jesuit is committed to preparing our young men for life. The Jesuit Experience…more than an education.

We desire a President who will not only carry on this proud tradition but will thoughtfully and boldly lead this great institution to new heights in an ever-changing world.

Our Workplace & Community:

A spirit of love, service and reverence sets the tone for the environment at U of D Jesuit that not only impacts students, faculty and staff, but all members of the school community. There is a shared commitment to the school community and a deep desire to use our individual and collective talents and resources to make U of D Jesuit a place where diversity is real and celebrated; where people are believed in, honored, and cared for; where natural talents and creative abilities are fostered and encouraged; where individual and team accomplishments are appreciated; where everyone is treated fairly and justly; where sacrifice on behalf of the economically poor, the socially deprived, and the educationally disadvantaged is commonplace; where each individual finds the challenge, encouragement, and support needed to reach their fullest individual potential; where we help one another and work together with enthusiasm and generosity. Our faculty and staff approach their work as more than just a job. It is their mission and they are committed to graduating young men who are intellectually competent, loving, open to growth, committed to doing justice and religious.

Our location in the heart of Detroit, Michigan, is essential to our mission. Beyond that, it’s a source of great pride for U of D Jesuit. Detroit is a city on the move. From the newly renovated Cobo Center to the new Detroit Red Wings arena, investment in downtown Detroit is sprouting up everywhere. There is a renewed spirit and energy in a community that has great optimism and spirit. Downtown Detroit has the activity and vitality to attract the best talent. Detroit is a city with a rich history as an economic engine for the rest of the country and is home to numerous companies and businesses from automotive and manufacturing to high tech and creative. Detroit has reinvented itself and is poised to lead in the future. The region holds some of the finest cultural institutions, higher educational facilities, leading medical research facilities, top professional sports teams and entertainment venues.

To Apply:

An Application Form can be accessed at Email application materials to the attention of Ed Kronk, chair of the Presidential Search Committee, at by November 2, 2015. Please include, along with the completed application, the following as PDF or Word attachments:

1) A cover letting explaining interest in and qualifications to be the President of University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy;2) A current resume, including telephone numbers and email address;3) A one to two page personal essay about your educational and administrative philosophy and how your leadership style would enrich University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy and maintain and accelerate the institution’s current momentum4) A signed background check release form, available at

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged and all materials, inquiries and nominations will be held in strictest confidence. No photographs please.

University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all candidates for employment equally without regard to sex (including pregnancy and conditions related to pregnancy), genetic information, race, color, weight, height, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, misdemeanor arrest record, or any other legally protected status. Because of its status as a religious entity the school may consider a candidate’s religious affiliation in its employment decisions, consistent with State and Federal law.

Applicants with Disabilities:

As an equal opportunity employer, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact Kathleen Schuchardt at 313-927-2311 for assistance.

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Loyola Institute for Spirituality
Loyola Institute for Spirituality (LIS), founded in 1997, is located in Orange, CA. LIS provides many programs and services for individuals, parishes, and dioceses throughout Southern California and beyond.