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Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, college prepararatory school, committed to the intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical, and social development of young women in grades 6 through 12. The school emphasizes academic challenge, joy of learning, and education of well-rounded women of faith and action.

Chief Advancement Officer

The Chief Advancement Officer will provide expert direction for the adoption of benchmark best practices and the development of creative strategies that continue to expand Holy Child’s major donor base and revenue sources as well as keeping the momentum going with current donors.

The Chief Advancement Officer will embody the highest standards of professionalism in developing fundraising systems and executing high-touch frontline fundraising: s/he will serve as an influential member of the leadership team, an effective partner to the Head of School and Board of Trustees, a mentor for a team of development professionals and support staff, and a lead ambassador to high-level partners and donors.

Candidates should have proven fundraising, admissions, and/or marketing leadership experience to evaluate, strengthen, and modernize our program. This position oversees all areas that fall under the umbrella of Institutional Advancement, including Development, Enrollment, Alumnae Affairs, the Holy Child Parents’ Association, and Fathers Club. This position reports to the Head of School.

Strategy and Direction:

  • Understand and become an authoritative voice on Holy Child’s mission, history, values, culture, policies, programs, and finances.
  • Serve as a key member of Holy Child’s administrative team, ensuring alignment of development initiatives with the school’s vision, mission, and strategic plans.
  • Evaluate the organization’s internal and external environment to design and implement short-and long-term fundraising plans and program.
  • Refine and maintain well-designed, integrated major and planned giving programs for all constituencies, including individuals and families.
  • Build upon our nascent effort to secure funding from foundations and corporations.
  • Develop processes and relationships to ensure that targeted fundraising strategies are effective, lifting Holy Child to new levels of giving.
  • Take the lead role in developing a comprehensive campaign, strategizing with the Head of School on giving capacity and solicitations.
  • Plan, implement, and complete periodic major gift initiatives.

Fundraising:

  • Lead all efforts to meet annual and campaign goals for Holy Child’s operations, programs, and endowment.
  • Take a prominent role in personally cultivating and soliciting high-level prospects for major gifts across a broad spectrum of priorities— from capital projects to faculty positions to student programs and student scholarships.
  • Design broad best practice as well as prospect-specific strategies for all stages of donor pipeline management, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, gift negotiation and stewardship, with the objective of broadening the prospect pool, increasing the number of active Holy Child donors, and growing annual revenue.
  • Create strategies to diversify prospects from new donor segments, including strategies to build relationships with a next generation of millennial donors with unique relationships to modern media.
  • Analyze and develop outreach efforts to dramatically improve the level of alumnae engagement and giving. Build a major gifts program designed to cultivate and engage high capacity alumnae, featuring scholarship support among other priorities.
  • Analyze donor motivations among all constituencies and oversee the development of a wide range of gift mechanisms that encourage and facilitate giving.
  • Maximize a high capacity database through the adoption of sophisticated approaches to donor pipeline development and moves management techniques.
  • Engage and leverage Holy Child’s Head of School and Board of Trustees in the fundraising process through relationship mapping, introductions, personal visits, events, advocacy, and regular communication.
  • Collaborate with, guide, and support the Holy Child’s financial and programming staff to ensure the effective design and execution of back-end and frontline fundraising processes.
  • Design ways to deepen volunteer engagement in the identification and cultivation of new volunteers and donors.
  • Act as a high-level ambassador in all interactions with external supporters, volunteers, partners, and donors.

Management:

  • Provide direction and oversight for a growing team of direct reports. At present these include the Director of Development and Stewardship, the Annual Giving Manager, and the Office Systems Manager.
  • Strengthen and retain an outstanding fundraising team capable of exceeding the school’s financial goals.
  • Together with the Chief Finance Officer, generate, monitor, and manage the annual development budget.
  • Work in partnership with Director of Communications to implement the marketing and communications strategy for Holy Child that advances development and raises the school’s profile.
  • Ensure best-in-class development operations and stewardship to ensure cost-effectiveness of all fundraising activities.
  • Perform ongoing evaluations of team performance and share results in a way that educates the staff and faculty on the impact of relationship building and philanthropy at Holy Child.
  • Provide training, guidance, and support to the Board, Board Committees, and staff as needed regarding development activities.

Key Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will excel at building and leading all aspects of highly successful fundraising programs. S/he will be accustomed to using these skills to successfully manage and grow a major gifts program. The candidate should able to work effectively with people from all backgrounds and at all levels, from trustees and corporate executives, to journalists and artists, to major gift officers and interns. S/he will bring:

  • 12 years of progressively responsible experience in a non-profit organization; experience in a mission driven organization is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a comprehensive set of innovative fundraising strategies that lead to diversified funding and sustainable growth.
  • Experience designing and/or implementing world-class fundraising operations and donor stewardship programs with demonstrated impact on revenue.
  • Record of personally securing major and planned gifts.
  • Experience in planning, leading, or implementing a large fundraising campaign is highly preferred.
  • Keen understanding of the evolving nature and dimensions of philanthropy, including motivations for giving and for volunteering.
  • Current knowledge of best fundraising practices, including research, qualification, cultivation, and stewardship as well as face-to-face solicitations and proposal generation.
  • Evidence of the ability to balance creative thinking, strategic planning, and tactical execution.
  • Ability to anticipate opportunities and to act quickly and resourcefully to take advantage of them.
  • Record of building and leading a high-performing fundraising team that has achieved success and continuous growth.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with senior management teams, trustees, volunteers, leaders, staff, donors, prospects, and other key stakeholders.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including listening, writing, and public speaking, with the ability to deliver compelling presentations to internal and external audiences.
  • Good judgment and integrity necessary to serve as an internal role model and brand ambassador.
  • Strong business and fiscal management skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree or record of continuing education is preferred.

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating interest to Dr. Shannon Gomez at headofschool@holychild.org.

Writing Center Specialist

Connelly School of the Holy Child is seeking a Writing Center Specialist for the 2018-2019 school year. The candidate should have proven experience engaging students in class experiences that foster critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. The candidate should possess collaborative spirit in order to develop and plan curricula to foster stronger writing across disciplines

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with teachers in all disciplines to understand the writing styles, formats, and templates required of students across disciplines.
  • Assess student progress on given assignments and work with them to complete, review, and revise their written work.
  • Work with students both individually and in small groups to guide them through the writing process from brainstorming to outlining, composition, and revision—specifically looking at the writer’s thesis, organization, and clarity of expression.
  • Lead a homeroom advisory section
  • Teach one section of English class

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Writing, Rhetoric or related field required with teaching experience in various levels of secondary education. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience using a variety of pedagogical strategies including differentiated strategies to meet the needs of all learners
  • Commitment to embrace the school’s mission and values
  • Genuine enthusiasm, personal warmth, and a passion for teaching
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with administration, faculty, parents, and students
  • A collaborative spirit in order to develop and plan curricula to foster stronger writing across disciplines
  • Ability to develop students’ historical and political voice through strong reading, writing, and research curriculum
  • Mastery of English grammar and thorough understanding of writing

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and letters of reference to: LeAnne Kannapell, Associate Head of School at: lmkannapell@holychild.org

Middle School Science Teacher

Connelly School of the Holy Child is seeking a full-time, growth minded middle school science teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate should have interest in teaching highly-motivated students in a faith based, all-girls school, that values not only intellectual pursuits but also building strong relationships and community. Responsibilities include teaching a combination of life and physical science topics in 7th and 8th grade with an emphasis on environmental sciences per the Next Generation Science Standards, advising a small group of students and serving as a member of a school committee.

Essential Functions:

  • Working collaboratively with colleagues within then science department as well as colleagues from additional departments.
  • Using professional growth opportunities to continually grow as a science educator.
  • Overtly supporting and acting in accordance with the school’s mission.
  • Responding to the needs of Holy Child, including but not limited to, service learning, advisory programs, coaching, assigned supervision and other duties as assigned.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and letters of reference to LeAnne Kannapell, Associate Head of School.

Head Varsity Volleyball Coach

This position reports directly to the Athletic Director.

Qualified candidates must have previous coaching experience, have a positive coaching style, value teamwork and sportsmanship and have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of volleyball. Practices take place Monday-Friday between the hours of 3:30-6:30. Games are played Monday-Friday at 4:15 or 5:30 with an occasional Saturday game. The season runs August 21 – October 28. This is a stipend paid position.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to AthleticEmployment@holychild.org. No phone calls please.

Head Junior Varsity/Varsity Assistant Volleyball Coach

This position reports directly to the Athletic Director.

Qualified candidates must have previous coaching experience, have a positive coaching style, value teamwork and sportsmanship and have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of the sport. Practices take place Monday-Friday between the hours of 3:30-6:30 and occasionally Saturday morning. Games are played Monday-Friday at 4:15 or 5:30 with an occasional night or Saturday game. The season runs August 21 – November 5. This is a stipend paid position.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to AthleticEmployment@holychild.org. No phone calls please.

Head Varsity Soccer Coach

This position reports directly to the Athletic Director.

Qualified candidates must have previous coaching experience, have a positive coaching style, value teamwork and sportsmanship and have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of the sport. Practices take place Monday-Friday between the hours of 3:30-6:30 and occasionally Saturday morning. Games are played Monday-Friday at 4:15 or 5:30 with an occasional night or Saturday game. The season runs August 21 – November 5. This is a stipend paid position.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to AthleticEmployment@holychild.org. No phone calls please.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It has been and will continue to be the policy of Connelly School of the Holy Child to be fair and impartial in all of its relations with its employees and applicants for employment and to make all employment related decisions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and all other personnel actions and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, layoffs, reinstatements, training, professional development funding and disciplinary measures. Decisions regarding employment and promotion will be based solely upon job-related factors.