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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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For more information on University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy, we encourage you to visit

Senior Advisor on Environmental Justice
Jesuit Conference
Washington, DC


The Jesuit Conference coordinates the ministries of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Canada and the United States and facilitates relations with the Jesuit international headquarters in Rome.  Located in Washington, DC, the Jesuit Conference also maintains an advocacy office which aims to educate and inform legislators, public officials, and multinational corporations on issues of importance which affect the Jesuits’ mission of social justice and faith. The office is nonpartisan and seeks to express how Catholic values such as human dignity and the common good are at stake in policy decisions. The office adopts its advocacy priorities in conjunction Jesuit works throughout the United States and Canada, and in partnership with Jesuit institutions abroad.

The Jesuit Conference seeks a full-time employee to fill this position. Salary is commensurate with experience and compensation includes an excellent benefits package.

Position Description:

Develop for the Jesuit Conference an advocacy strategy on issues related to environmental justice, working in collaboration with Jesuit Conference staff, Jesuit provinces, and Jesuit/Ignatian institutions at the local, national and international levels
Increase awareness of the local, national and global impacts of climate change, environmental degradation linked to the extractive sector, and human rights risks linked to poor natural resource management
Partner with Catholic, interfaith and secular organizations to advocate on common priorities related to the impact of environmental health on poor or vulnerable people
Work in collaboration with the Jesuit Committee on Investment Responsibility to support corporate dialogues with environmental justice implications
Represent Jesuit Conference positions on environmental justice issues in meetings with Congress, relevant government agencies, inter-governmental bodies and in public forums
Draft policy documents, letters and create materials analyzing the impact of environmental degradation on poor, underrepresented and marginalized communities; propose sustainable solutions to mitigate harms 
Create cross-sectoral advocacy opportunities to invigorate education, action and advocacy among natural constituencies, particularly where environmental justice issues touch other Conference priority areas of migration, race, and domestic poverty
Highlight and feature findings and research published by Jesuit institutions that can help to move forward policy discussions on environmental justice issues
Strengthen the communications capacity of the Advocacy Office across priority focus areas by growing social media presence, increasing media outreach capacity, and developing materials to translate complex policy issues for constituency consumption 


- Minimum five years relevant work experience 
- Advanced degree preferred 
- Comfort and familiarity working in a faith-based context
- Familiarity with basic tenants of Catholic Social Teaching/rights-based approach to social justice
- Demonstrated ability to bring a critical lens to environmental justice issues
- Excellent writer
- Social media proficient
- Experience in developing outreach/educational materials for non-expert audiences
- Experience in media engagement preferred
- Ability to work well in a team and independently 
- Spanish proficiency preferred

Please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Shaina Aber with subject line: “Senior Environmental Advisor.” Deadline for applications is August 7, 2015.  

Communications Officer (part time)
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA
Washington, D.C.

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is seeking a part time Communications Officer in their Washington, D.C. office; it is currently planned as a 20-24 hour per week position. Under the direction of the Communications Director, the communications officer will help increase the capacity of the communications department in response to growing needs.

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is an international Catholic non-governmental organization whose mission is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. As one of the ten geographic regions of Jesuit Refugee Service, JRS/USA serves as the major refugee outreach arm of U.S. Jesuits and their institutional ministries, mobilizing their response to refugee situations in the U.S. and abroad. Through our advocacy and fund raising efforts, JRS/USA provides support for the work of JRS throughout the world.  

The Communications Department of JRS/USA works closely with all other departments and with communications officers and staff based at JRS International headquarters in Rome and in the nine additional regional offices throughout the world. 

The primary responsibilities of the communications officer will be: writing and editing text for web and print, monitoring and contributing to our varied social media channels, and posting to the JRS/USA website. The ability to synthesize information, strong writing and editing skills are required. The ability to translate Spanish and/or French to English is highly desirable, and knowledge of basic Photoshop, HTML and Content Management System experience is desirable.

The role of communications in Jesuit Refugee Service is to promote our mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. Communications promotes understanding of the issues facing refugees, empowering advocates to address root causes of forced migration and helping forced migrants to claim their rights. Communications also highlights best practices within JRS programs, helps explains to our supporters why new resources are needed, and attracts dedicated people to the work of the organization. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Under the direction of the Communications Director, the Communications Officer is expected to enhance the communications of JRS/USA by:

• Writing original articles based on field reports; providing feedback on and making edits to communications content generated by JRS/USA staff and articles/reports from other JRS Regions; assisting to write and edit Development appeal letters.

• Organizing and managing the dissemination of content for publication on the JRS/USA website and social media channels, and managing our monthly email update.

• Managing the JRS/USA Google AdWords account.

• Keeping abreast of stories published on JRS International and Regional websites and re-publishing appropriate stories on the USA site.

• Contributing to the development and implementation of best practices for social media, copy editing, organizational branding and other policies. 

• Transcribing audio and video interviews from the field; preparing talking points for staff presentations.

• Contributing to the development and implementation of the communications plan. 

Education, experience and intangibles required for the position

• B.A. or higher in communications, journalism, international studies, or a related field. 

• Passion to serve others.

• Experience working, studying or volunteering abroad. (Desirable)

• Knowledge of refugee issues. (Desirable)

• Experience working in a non-profit setting. (Desirable)

• Experience working, studying or volunteering abroad. (Desirable)

• PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources, and produce a variety of written communications in a clear, concise style. Understands and implements Associated Press style; ability to apply JRS regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.  

• COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Possesses excellent organizational skills. 

• TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Demonstrates familiarity with and comfort in troubleshooting HTML; demonstrates understanding of social media best practices; demonstrates basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop; understands how to work in a Content Management System; familiarity with Office 365; keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; shows willingness to learn new technology.

To Apply

You must be eligible to work in the U.S.

All applications must include: 

• A resume, salary history and the names, titles and contact information of three references.

• A cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this position.

Send completed application as an attachment to Communications Director Christian Fuchs at with the subject line “Communications Officer.” No phone calls.

Learn more about us:

Deadline to apply is July 31, 2015

Due to the unique nature of relief activities, the exact duties of the employee may have temporary variations. All employees are requested to demonstrate flexibility. This job description may be subject to modifications based on the review and evaluation of activities. These modifications will be defined and discussed between the employee and JRS. 


Jesuit High School

Portland, Oregon


Jesuit High School, located in Portland, Oregon, was founded in 1956 by the Society of Jesus and is part of a 462-year Jesuit educational tradition. Jesuit High School is a non-profit, coeducational college-preparatory school for grades 9-12 that serves 1,280 students of all religious faiths and backgrounds and is comprised of 130 faculty and staff. Jesuit's curriculum is founded in the educational philosophy of Jesuit founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola. In anticipation of a major capital and endowment campaign, the school is in the midst of a Long-Range Strategic Planning Study. The most recent $25 million Endow the Future campaign focused on financial aid endowment, faculty/staff endowment, legacy gifts, and the construction of two new buildings on campus. Jesuit High School enjoys a wonderful tradition of philanthropic support and has an enthusiastic Board of Trustees. For more information about Jesuit High School, please visit 


Jesuit education fosters the harmonious development of the adolescent student’s gifts: spiritual, religious, intellectual, physical, emotional, and aesthetic. Jesuit High School hopes to accomplish this development by demonstrating a personal concern for individuals, a special concern for the poor, an articulate wisdom, enthusiasm, and a sense of community. In so doing, the school strives to graduate leaders who are committed to serve God and their fellow men and women. Our goal is to develop students with a profound sense of justice founded in love, i.e., leaders who are "men and women for others." 


The President is hired by, and responsible to, the Jesuit High School Board of Trustees, which in turn is responsible to the Secondary School Board of Members of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus. The president is missioned as the Director of the Work by the Provincial of the Oregon Province. As the chief executive officer of the school, the President will have overall responsibility for the management of 2 

Jesuit High School and for providing leadership to its educational mission and values consistent with directives of the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus. The leadership responsibility extends to the student population and the Jesuit High School faculty and staff. The President will also be the institutional spokesperson and will represent the school to internal and external community groups. 

The President is appointed by the Board of Trustees for an indefinite term, based upon the Board’s annual evaluation of him or her, and he or she remains an ex officio voting member of that Board during his or her tenure at Jesuit High School. He or she is responsible for the school’s religious tone, educational direction, and financial viability. 

With support from the Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer, Principal, Vice President of Development and any supporting administration, the President will work to strengthen the school’s academic reputation. In addition, the President will have responsibility for the sound fiscal management of the institution and should, therefore, provide leadership, in collaboration with the Board of Trustees, in the establishment of annual and long-term goals and objectives. The President will work with the Board of Trustees and staff members to maintain a program of excellence within budgetary constraints. As part of these financial viability responsibilities, the President will oversee an annual operating budget and endowment. Another responsibility is for the President to provide the vision for the long-term development and enhancement of the school while stimulating academic conversation among faculty and staff regarding short-term operating issues. 


TO APPLY: Application for this position must be completed electronically via e-mail. 

We do not accept paper applications. 

Please send a resume and a compelling letter of interest indicating how your skills, knowledge and experience match the responsibilities articulated in the job description to: 

Erika Tuenge 

Communications Director 

Jesuit High School 


Tel: 503-291-5479 

Fax: 503-292-0134 

START DATE: July 1, 2016 


Jesuit High School is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants for all positions equally without regard to their race, sex, age, color, national origin, or disability in accordance with applicable laws.

For a full description of the position and requirements, please view the PDF here.

Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management/Marketing (Berkeley Campus)
Jesuit School of Theology
Berkeley, California


Under the general direction of the Dean and the Associate Dean of the Jesuit School of Theology, the Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Marketing has the overall responsibility for development, coordination, and implementation of enrollment management, recruitment, and marketing strategies to achieve enrollment goals.

To ensure long-term stability and growth, the Assistant Dean will engage academic leaders, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, and key constituents (a) in the recruitment of new graduate students in master, licentiate and doctoral degree programs who will benefit from and thrive in the unique academic environment provided; and (b) in communicating the mission and vision of JST. The Assistant Dean for Marketing and Enrollment Management will have a comprehensive understanding of market segments as well as the School’s programs and be able to accurately and persuasively represent and market academic programs to prospective students and others. 
The Assistant Dean will be responsible for managing the area budgets and for overseeing information technology appropriate to the area activities. The Assistant Dean will report to the Associate Dean and serve as a member of the JST Dean’s Cabinet


1. Strategic Enrollment Management
Develop strategic enrollment models and program-specific enrollment plans to meet the goals and expectations of the school and to assist in institutional planning
o Develop and execute a strategic recruitment plan geared to achieve program-specific net tuition revenue and enrollment targets
o Maximize yields at inquiry, application, and enrollment stages
o Collaborate with faculty and school administrators to develop new academic programs and program delivery systems 
o Report regularly on net tuition revenue, enrollment, admissions and financial aid

2. Admissions and Financial Aid
Allocate financial aid resources strategically to maximize net tuition revenue and to address the financial needs of new and continuing students, working closely with the JST Scholarship Committee and the University Financial Aid Office 
o Oversee the administration of the recruitment, financial aid and admissions process
o Establish a network of resources and relationships to secure enrollment, including occasion travel to attend recruiting events and meetings with organizational leaders
o Oversee a comprehensive admissions communication cycle, as well as the development and use of effective enrollment reports, using the Datatel system
o Supervise the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid in carrying out these responsibilities

3. Marketing
Oversee the creation and implementation of a marketing plan that effectively presents JST’s core values, mission, and distinctiveness and secures external sources of funding, consistent with the overall University development strategy, working closely with the University Office of Marketing and Communications.
o Implement strategic and analytic steps pertinent to marketing/recruitment recommendations
o Develop and execute an effective marketing plan 
o Implement marketing strategies to support new academic programs and program delivery system
o Assure the consistent communication of JST’s mission, vision, and programs through print, online and social media outlets
o Supervise the Director of Marketing, Development and Alumni Relations in carrying out the responsibilities of that position

4. Other duties as assigned.

The Assistant Dean provides work direction for the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid; the Director of Marketing, Development and Alumni Relations; and for the Senior Administrative Assistant for the Enrollment Management and Marketing group.


1. Recommends initiatives and implements changes to improve quality and services.
2. Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices. 
3. Maintains contact with stakeholders and solicits feedback for improved services.
4. Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools; planned training and performance initiatives.
5. Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow. 
6. Prepares progress reports; informs supervisor of project status; and deviation from goals. Ensures completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions. 
7. Prepares and submits reports as requested and required.
8. Develops and implements guidelines to support the functions of the unit.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred. The following general competencies and values are desired: 
o Enthusiasm for the mission of JST and demonstrated excitement about the opportunity to promote JST to its various publics 
o Commitment to diversity and excellence through inclusion
o Knowledge (or eagerness to acquire it) of the nature of ministerial formation, including the various sub-disciplines of theology, as well as insight into different graduate theological degrees and the uses to which they can be put

The following specific competencies and values are required or preferred:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. 
• Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal. 
• May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
• May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
• May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, venders or suppliers, or for recruiting and enrollment events.


The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
• Typical office environment.
• Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
• Offices with equipment noise.
• Offices with frequent interruptions.

1. Knowledge
• Mastery of best practices in enrollment and admissions for institutions of higher education
• Demonstrated understanding of marketing, brand management and advertising communications strategies
• Understanding of Jesuit education and formation, Ignatian spirituality, and the unique nature of a Jesuit theology center – or willingness to acquire such 
• Understanding of and commitment to the vision, mission and strategic plan of JST-SCU
• Informed perspective on the seminaries and educational institutions that comprise the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), an understanding of the various degree programs accredited by the ATS, or willingness to acquire such knowledge

2. Skills 
• Exceptional communication skills and the ability to relate to a diverse population, to effectively promote the school (including recruitment travel), and to work collaboratively with faculty, other administrators, and administrative staff 
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and Google Office programs; familiarity with Datatel
• Demonstrated strategic planning capability 
• Excellent administrative, organizational and administrative management skills

3. Abilities
• Ability to gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative data
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment effectively
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and to handle sensitive matters with judgment, tact and diplomacy
• Ability to work under pressure and prioritize/manage multiple projects and tasks
• Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment
• Ability to forge relationships with local educational institutions and community organizations that will enhance enrollment success, and to engage other potential partners for the mission of the school

4. Education 
• Master’s degree in higher education administration, marketing or related business field highly preferred

5. Years of Experience
• Three to five years of experience (or equivalent) in recruitment and enrollment management or a related field in higher education, preferably at a school of theology or a graduate professional school

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. 
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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.

To apply, click here.

Vice President of Development
Gonzaga College High School
Washington, DC

About Gonzaga

Gonzaga College High School is a Catholic college preparatory school for boys operated by the Society of Jesus and its colleagues under the governance of an independent Board of Trustees. Drawing its inspiration from the spiritual vision of St. Ignatius Loyola and the apostolic and educational tradition of the Jesuits, Gonzaga offers a values-oriented and academically challenging curriculum to young men of diverse backgrounds from all over the Washington metropolitan area.

Position Summary

Reporting to and working in close collaboration with Gonzaga’s President, the Vice President of Development is responsible for leading all aspects of the school’s fundraising initiatives, including the Annual Fund, ongoing and future capital campaigns, major giving, prospect research, donor engagement, and alumni communications. The Vice President will set the strategic vision and manage the day-to-day operations of the development office and staff. The top candidate will bring a proven record of success in a senior fundraising role, preferably with a Jesuit institution. He or she must have previous experience managing a staff, soliciting five- and six-figure gifts, and working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, including Board, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Key Responsibilities

• Develop a strong understanding of Gonzaga’s unique history, culture, and mission;
• Represent the school, its mission and values well in all settings and at all times;
• Build a strong working relationship with the President and Board, gaining their trust and confidence; provide them with timely advice and counsel in all advancement topics;
• Work closely with the President to define how key strategic messages will be delivered to various constituencies to increase their understanding of Gonzaga’s brand, identity, and mission;
• In support of the school’s strategic priorities, prepare and regularly update a strategic and operational plan for the development programs;
• Lead and manage the staff of the development office; ensure they have clear expectations and the necessary resources to achieve their objectives;
• Identify and manage the cultivation and solicitation of leadership prospects for the Annual Fund and gifts to support the school’s operations;
• Identify and manage the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all major gifts for the endowment and capital projects;
• Support and enhance the process by which a steady source of donor prospects are identified, researched and qualified for the appropriate level of cultivation and solicitation;
• Meet annually with each member of the development staff to establish specific job responsibilities, evaluate job performance, and set objectives for improvement;
• Oversee the successful implementation of on-campus and off-campus events throughout the year intended to maintain and foster relationships between Gonzaga and its alumni and donor base such as class reunions, fundraising events, and annual celebrations such as the Alumni Smoker and the Bull and Oyster Roast;
• Oversee the regular communications of the school with its alumni and donors through publications and social media.


• A strong, capable, and dependable leader who understands, embraces and persuasively articulates the Jesuit tradition and Gonzaga’s mission;
• A skillful manager of people who effectively delegates to and empowers others;
• An exceptional communicator who easily builds rapport with a variety of constituencies;
• A self-confident professional with a mature perspective who encourages open communication and seeks a truly collaborative relationship with colleagues;
• A person of integrity, loyalty, and a capacity for work, perseverance and resiliency;
• Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with varied constituencies;
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate and to develop lasting strategic partnerships;
• Proven success in achieving results, particularly with soliciting and closing major as well as annual gifts;
• The ability to plan, set goals, organize, and follow through to completion;
• Knowledgeable about contemporary development theory and practice, and passionate about his/her profession;
• Strong financial competence in budgeting and revenue goal setting;
• A working knowledge of donor database and office programs, preferably Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

To Apply

Please upload your resume and a cover letter outlining your specific qualifications online here.

Vice President for Marketing and Communication 
Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
Posting date: 03/02/2015

Loyola University New Orleans stands among the best comprehensive universities in the south.  Led by a president and a board committed to excellence and a dedicated faculty and staff ready to welcome new leadership in this key area, Loyola seeks a dynamic and experienced Vice President for Marketing and Communication to join this century-old Jesuit university whose mission is to educate students to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world.

Located in beautiful and historic New Orleans, Loyola is enviably positioned to improve its national visibility and to increase its stature.  Among its assets is its combination of outstanding undergraduate programs built on an historic foundation in the liberal arts with graduate and professional programs of distinction, a residential campus in one of the nation’s most historic locales, and the deep commitment of its senior administration to a strategic and aggressive program to advance the brand, image, and reputation of Loyola University New Orleans. 

Serving as the University’s chief strategist on marketing and communication and chief external spokesperson, the Vice President for Marketing and Communication will establish Loyola’s first comprehensive marketing operation.  With particular focus on positioning the University for enrollment growth and increased visibility in the region and nationally, the new Vice President will join an institution committed to focusing on developing a comprehensive strategy for marketing and communication including work with both print and electronic resources.  The Vice President advises and partners with members of the University’s leadership team including Cabinet members and academic deans to achieve institutional revenue targets and meet enrollment goals through brand-building strategies and effective communication. 

Loyola New Orleans’s inaugural Vice President will be a leader of vision, energy, and creativity with strong management and supervisory skills and the ability to bring together a team of professionals to staff a coordinated marketing and communication operation for the University.  He or she will possess a record of managerial and creative success in marketing and communication in a comparable field.  At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of marketing and communication is required.  

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.  Review of applications will begin in March 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 15, 2015. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement available at, and the names and contact information of five references.  References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.  In addition, candidates are asked to submit an example of a marketing plan that they have developed and some explanation of the plan, its purpose, and its marketing/communication results.  Candidates will have the opportunity to discuss their work in detail during the interview process.  These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the Loyola University New Orleans consultant Sheila Murphy at  The consultant can be reached by telephone at 630-575-6936.

Loyola University New Orleans values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Executive Secretary (Bishop George V. Murry, S.J.'s Cabinet)

Catholic Charities, Diocese Youngstown, OH
144 West Wood Street
Youngstown, Ohio 44503

The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio ( was established on May 15, 1943, and was canonically erected on July 22, 1943. Located in Northeast Ohio, the diocese includes six counties; Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark and Trumbull. This area totals 3,404 square miles. The Catholic population of the diocese numbers 198,332 (out of a total population of 1,195,478). There are 94 parishes and a mission located in the diocese. Six high schools and 28 elementary schools serve 7,386 parochial students. The Catholic students not enrolled in parochial schools are served through parish religious education programs (10,089 elementary, 3,026 high school students). One Catholic university is located in the diocese, serving students.

Catholic Charities Services of the Diocese of Youngstown administers a variety of programs which include:

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., to whom this position reports, has directed Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown to focus on a central mission embracing Catholic social teachings, emphasizing social justice and providing aid to the less fortunate. The new Executive Director, under the supervision of Bishop Murry, will chart the strategic direction of this client-centric agency as it continues to adapt to the needs of the community. To do this, we seek an energetic, skillful and committed individual, an active Catholic with a full understanding of Catholic social teaching, to coordinate the social and healthcare ministries of the Diocese. Reporting to the Bishop and serving as his representative this person insures caring and effective strategies are employed which maximize the impact of Diocesan resources in serving those in need.

Title: Executive Secretary (Bishop Murry’s Cabinet)

Reports to: Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., and Monsignor Robert Siffrin, Moderator of the Curia


  1. Provide assistance to the Bishop and Vicar General as needed.
  2. Plan and coordinate strategic direction for the social and health care ministries and services for the Diocese.
  3. Serve specifically as:
    1. Diocesan Health Care Coordinator
    2. Diocesan Liaison with St. Vincent de Paul Society
  4. Provide leadership in governance regarding various corporations of social ministry in the Diocese. Serve specifically as:
    1. Secretary-Treasurer of the Diocese of Youngstown Catholic Charities Corporation
    2. Secretary of the St. Joseph Care Center Corporation
  5. Assist in the management and planning for the Annual Bishop’s Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church
  6. Administer the day to day affairs of the Department of Catholic Charities Services.


  • Serve as Medical-Moral Advisor to the Bishop and Catholic health care corporations
  • Act as liaison with USCCB departments, Catholic Health Association, Catholic Charities USA as appropriate.
  • Assist other members of the Administrative Board as needed.
  • Promote the work of social concerns/health affairs in the community through public relations, education and networking.
  • Serve on various community based and Church sponsored boards of directors.


  • Diocesan Director of Social Services
    • President & CEO, Diocese of Youngstown Catholic Charities Corporation
    • Board of Directors and Members of the Diocese of Youngstown Catholic Charities Corporation
  • Diocesan Director of Social Action
    • Catholic Campaign for Human Development
    • Catholic Relief Services
    • Criminal Justice Ministries
    • Diversity and Racial Justice
  • Diocesan Director of Migration and Refugee Services
    • Catholic Legal Immigration Services (CLINIC)
    • Outreach to Migrants and Refugees
    • Hispanic Services
  • Diocesan Director of Disaster Response
  • Catholic Charities/Third Floor Office Manager
  • Catholic Charities Book Keeper
  • Board of Directors and Members of St. Joseph Care Center

RELATIONSHIPS: (Collaborative):

  • Presidents/CEOs and Ethics Committees of Catholic Health Care Institutions
    • Humility of Mary Health Partners/Catholic Healthcare Partners
    • Mercy Medical Center/Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine System
  • Diocesan Director of Appeal/Stewardship/Development
  • Other members of the Curia
  • Parishes
  • Other Catholic affiliated corporations in the Diocese engaged in social ministries


  • Master level or equivalent in Theology, Administration, Social Work, or related fields.
  • Be a practicing Catholic in good standing
  • Knowledge, commitment to, and understanding of the Church’s social doctrine and moral theology.
  • Demonstrated work/experience, at least 5 years, in the practice of nonprofit management and governance.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with the media, with excellent oral and written communication skills.

Compensation: $80-100K

Expected Travel: 20%; minimal overnight travel

Benefits: Comprehensive health insurance and other plan benefits available at time of interview

For consideration please email: with resume.

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Fordham University
Bronx, New York

Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York, invites nominations and applications for the position of senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.   Advancing a platform of financial strength, the senior vice president will have the extraordinary opportunity to devise innovative ways to support each of Fordham’s schools and administrative divisions in support of the overall mission of the University.  Leveraging Fordham’s strong brand in higher education as a Jesuit university, the senior vice president will provide inspiring, innovative and visionary leadership that can advance the position of the University as a national leader in education in the 21st century. S/he will have an appreciation for and commitment to the values and ideals of a Jesuit education.

Reporting directly to the president of the University, the senior vice president will be the strategic financial advisor responsible for the leadership and management of information technology, human resources and all the financial areas of the University.   As a member of the administrators’ conference which is composed of the provost, vice presidents, the University secretary and the president’s executive assistant, the senior vice president will lead two vice presidents: the vice president for finance and the vice president for information technology, as well as the chief investment officer (CIO) and the assistant treasurer.  The senior vice president is the chief financial advisor to the Board of Trustees supporting the work of both the Audit and Risk Management and Finance and Investment Committees of the Board.   S/he will establish close collaboration with the University provost in achieving the mission, goals and objectives of the University.

The successful candidate will possess a proven record of financial and business management success.  He or she will be an energetic, knowledgeable and experienced leader capable of both vision and execution, adept at both motivating and managing staff to achieve ambitious goals, and able to work closely and collaboratively with the president and the administrators’ conference, the Board of Trustees, academic leadership, faculty, students and other members of the Fordham community. The ability to build consensus and superior interpersonal and communication skills are essential.  A record of demonstrated success in financial and organizational management in a complex environment is required as well as a record of increasing responsibilities in complex finance organizations with an in depth knowledge of higher education preferable.  S/he must have an appreciation for and commitment to the values and ideals of a Jesuit education.  A Bachelor’s degree preferably in business or accounting is required; an MBA or other graduate degree is preferred.

Founded in 1841, Fordham University offers exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, NY, the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, NY, and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.  Guided by its Catholic and Jesuit traditions, Fordham fosters the intellectual, moral and religious development of its students and prepares them for leadership in a global society.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin November 24, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applicant materials should be received by January 30, 2015. Candidates should provide a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile available on Witt/Kieffer’s website ( These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Fordham University’s consultants Karen Goldstein and Monica Burton at, The consultants can be reached by phone through the desk of Christine Van Sickel, search support, 314-754-6071.

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from all backgrounds.  Fordham is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Director for Multicultural Student Ministry
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
Posting date: 06/26/2014

Marquette University is accepting applications for an Assistant Director for Multicultural Student Ministry. Primary responsibilities include development of Campus Ministry programs focused on pastoral outreach, programs, and support for students of historically underrepresented cultural and ethnic backgrounds; and facilitation of intercultural faith community building.  S/he will collaborate closely with members of Marquette’s campus ministry team. In the first year, the Coordinator of Multicultural Ministry will initiate a sustainable plan for ministry with Marquette’s Latino students. Mentoring, leadership formation, and building a network of Latino students for the purpose of creating a spiritual home at Marquette are critical aspects of this position.  S/he will assist the Coordinator of Interfaith Programing. The work of the Coordinator of Multicultural Student Ministry includes incorporating elements of action and reflection through the lens of Ignatian spirit

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