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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Communications Officer.” No phone calls.
Learn more about us: http://www.jrsusa.org
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
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 www.jesuitportland.org.
THE SCHOOL’S MISSION:
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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 9, 2015
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:
Jesuit High School
START DATE: July 1, 2016
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION:
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.
To apply, click here.
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.
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 www.wittkieffer.com, 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 LoyolaUniversityNOVPMC@wittkieffer.com. 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
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 (http://www.doy.org) 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
Expected Travel: 20%; minimal overnight travel
Benefits: Comprehensive health insurance and other plan benefits available at time of interview
For consideration please email: Paul@pjlynch.com with resume.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
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 (www.wittkieffer.com). These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Fordham University’s consultants Karen Goldstein and Monica Burton at, FordhamSVP@wittkieffer.com. 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.