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Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California

Santa Clara University (SCU), a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, is entering an ambitious period of growth and expansion in answer to its bold new vision and integrated strategic plan, Santa Clara 2020.  The University is launching new interdisciplinary initiatives, technology-enhanced teaching methods, and building facilities that respond to the changing landscape of higher education, our increasingly technological society, and an evolving approach to liberal arts education. 

The search committee invites inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Santa Clara seeks a visionary, creative, and persuasive academic leader with a distinguished reputation as a teacher-scholar and a commitment to advancing the University’s mission that is dedicated to academic excellence, social justice, and educating the whole person. 

Founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus as Santa Clara College, SCU is California's oldest operating institution of higher learning.  The University offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.  Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, SCU demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.

The College of Arts and Sciences, with more than 3140 undergraduate students, nearly 350 faculty members,  and roughly 130 full- and part-time staff, is the largest academic unit and represents the academic core of the University.  The College’s 24 departments and academic programs offer more than 35 undergraduate degree programs.  All undergraduates at the University are provided a common educational experience through the Core Curriculum which was updated in 2009, and whose courses are predominantly  offered in the College of Arts and Sciences.  More information about the University and the College may be found online at www.scu.edu.

The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and reports to the Provost.  The next Dean will provide overall academic, administrative, and financial leadership for the College.  The Dean is responsible for strategic planning and vision, educational programmatic leadership, faculty recruitment and development, promoting shared and responsible governance, external relations and fundraising, resource and budget allocation, staff and facilities management, and integration with other campus units, among other duties.  The next Dean will also have a unique opportunity to work with faculty and stakeholders to develop a new strategic plan for the College. 

The ideal candidate will be an innovative, goal-oriented, and collaborative leader and have extensive administrative experience as a dean, associate dean, department chair, or a comparable administrative position with academic, managerial, and fiscal responsibility.  She or he will have an earned doctorate (or terminal degree) in a relevant discipline of the College, a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching, and be eligible for appointment at the rank of full professor.  The successful candidate will have a record of leading change, enthusiasm to engage in fundraising, and broad interest in the liberal arts.  The next Dean will embrace the core commitments of the University's mission and identity as a Jesuit, Catholic university, will actively promote academic, scholarly, and creative (artistic) excellence, will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and will enhance diversity and inclusion.  A full position description (Leadership Profile) can be requested via the dedicated email address below. 

Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest describing professional background and qualifications for the position as well as a current CV.  This search will be conducted with respect for candidate confidentiality, which will be maintained until finalists are invited to campus towards the end of the process.  The search will remain open until an appointment is made but to ensure the fullest consideration, materials should be sent electronically as soon as possible or by November 15, 2014, to Witt/Kieffer, SCUASDean@wittkieffer.com and the consultants to the search committee: Brian Bloomfield and Jean Dowdall, Ph.D.

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity employer.  



President
Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston
Houston, Texas

Cristo Rey Jesuit of Houston, a co-ed Catholic high school, is seeking an energetic and effective President to serve, starting July 1, 2015, as the apostolic leader of the School and principal spokesperson to all its constituents. Spiritually grounded in the Catholic faith and possessing excellent communication and people skills, the next President shall be committed to and passionate about Cristo Rey Jesuit's values and unique mission--one that combines personal responsibility, academic rigor, and a corporate work-study program to empower students of all faiths from economically-challenged families to reach their full potential. Since the School first opened its doors in 2009, enrollment has increased exponentially (from 80 to 515), its two-year college acceptance rate has been 100 percent, and it has remained fiscally sound. Candidates interested in shepherding this School's vision to graduate future leaders who are committed to a life-long pursuit of learning, faith, and justice are encouraged to apply.

Gloria Hoffman Snyder
Senior Consultant
The Education Groupgloria@educationgroup.org



Vice President for Academic Affairs
Canisius College
Buffalo, New York

Canisius College, a Catholic, Jesuit university seeks a strategic, visionary and accomplished academic leader to serve as its next vice president for academic affairs. 

Founded in 1870 by the Jesuits, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York. A masters-level, comprehensive university, Canisius is consistently ranked among the top colleges in the Northeast. Its undergraduate, graduate and professional programs are distinguished by close student-faculty engagement and experiential learning opportunities that transform the mind and spirit. Canisius promotes the Jesuit principles of excellence, service and leadership through a broad range of learning experiences and a distinct core curriculum that is grounded in the liberal arts. Canisius is located in a historic, residential neighborhood in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo is experiencing a renaissance and Canisius is ideally positioned to take advantage of the region’s rich and diverse cultural, geographic and economic assets to fulfill its educational mission with learning and research opportunities beyond the classroom. 

The VPAA will help lead the college into an exciting new era through the development of a fresh academic vision that meets the needs of students, excites faculty and inspires innovation. The vice president for academic affairs reports to the president and serves as a key member of his senior leadership team. The VPAA is responsible for all academic programs, including traditional and online offerings. The VPAA collaborates closely with other senior leaders and plays an integral role in the planning and implementation of institution-wide initiatives. He or she will work with faculty and administration to align resources to support existing programs and develop new strategies for the future. The selected candidate will also advance a true culture of assessment that utilizes data to drive operational and program improvements, and promote a genuine commitment to collaboration and shared governance. A track record of leading change and the proven ability to advance initiatives from inception through implementation in a complex organization will be critical to the VPAA’s success.

The new VPAA will be a senior academic leader with vision, creativity, exceptional fiscal and communication skills, and possess a strong commitment to faculty development and student success. S/he will have successfully earned tenure and possess an earned terminal degree with an exemplary record of teaching, scholarship, and service commensurate with appointment at the rank of full professor. Above all, the VPAA will demonstrate the personal qualities that exemplify Canisius’ Jesuit values and mission along with the integrity, dedication, judgment and decisiveness needed to lead the college forward. 

For more information on this position, including a full leadership profile, please visit www.wittkieffer.com.

Nominations and applications are invited. Review of credentials is underway and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of five references who will not be contacted without permission. All materials should be sent via email to the Witt/Kieffer consultant supporting this search, Jane Courson, at CanisiusCollegeVPAA@wittkieffer.com by October 30, 2014. 

The college is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. 



Dean, School of Business
Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland

Loyola University Maryland invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean of the Rev. Joseph A. Sellinger, S. J., School of Business. The new Dean, as the principal executive officer of the Sellinger School, will provide creative, engaged leadership in updating and executing the School’s vision, mission, and goals consistent with those of the University and with the needs of the stakeholders of the School. The Dean will support the faculty in achieving standards of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the community; promote efforts to increase diversity in the student body, staff, and faculty; engage enthusiastically with students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; lead fundraising, grant writing, and strategic planning efforts; expand graduate programs and enrollments; partner effectively with the Baltimore and Washington, DC, regional business communities; and foster the Jesuit, Catholic mission of the institution.
 
Loyola University Maryland aspires to be the nation’s leading Catholic comprehensive university. Founded in 1852 to serve a primarily local, commuting population, the University is recognized today as a prestigious, highly selective master’s comprehensive university with a strong residential undergraduate program rooted in the Jesuit liberal arts tradition and professional graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels. Loyola has been ranked among the top five master’s universities in the North Region by U.S. News & World Report for the past decade. Loyola enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students in its three schools: Loyola College (arts and sciences), the Sellinger School of Business, and the School of Education. In keeping with the University’s Jesuit tradition, its educational philosophy focuses on the care and education of the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and its mission centers on preparing its students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. For more information about Loyola University Maryland and the Sellinger School of Business, please visit www.loyola.edu.
 
Loyola’s School of Business and Management was formed in 1980, following Loyola’s first offering of the MBA in 1967 and introduction of the EMBA in 1973. In 1984, the School was retitled to include the name of President Sellinger, a leader who transformed the lives of many at Loyola, after a publicly unidentified donor made this a condition of a one million dollar gift. The School achieved AACSB accreditation in 1988 and remains the only private institution in Maryland with a nationally accredited business school. The School enrolls approximately 1000 full-time undergraduate students and 1000 graduate students in part-time and weekend MBA programs, a full-time Emerging Leaders MBA program, Master’s degrees in Finance and Accounting, and certificate programs. Students are taught by 66 full-time and 69 part-time faculty. The School offers programs at campuses in Baltimore, Timonium, MD, and Columbia, MD.
 
For best consideration, please send all nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest by October 20 in confidence and electronically to LoyolaSellinger@storbeckpimentel.com.

Loyola University Maryland welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups, regardless of religious affiliation.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/5kpr9gv





Vice President for Operations and Advancement
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Washington, DC

The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities is searching for an experienced administrator to serve as Vice President for Operations and Advancement. The Association, founded in 1899, serves as the collective voice of U.S. Catholic higher education. Through programs and services, the Association strengthens and promotes the Catholic identity and mission of its member institutions. The office is located at One DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C.   

Job Purpose: Oversees finance, advancement, planning and organizational development, staffing, association programs and conferences, and leadership formation.  Assists the president as requested and represents him when necessary.

Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree in business, finance, non-profit management, organizational 
development, or related field required; PhD preferred.

Experience: Five to eight years of experience in a leadership role is required, with preference for experience in association management or education. Knowledge of Catholic issues in higher education, association programming and meeting planning experience are strongly preferred.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Ability to work cooperatively with others in achieving the goals of an organization in an environment of great change.
• Strong management and organizational skills, including finance and human resources management. 
• Excellent interpersonal skills, and verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to plan, organize and implement large meetings and conferences within budget.
• Proven success in grant-writing, fund-raising or securing of vendor sponsorships.
• Positive relationship with the leadership of the Catholic Church.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, knowledgeable about software for non-profit management and other Internet tools.  

To Apply: Interested individuals should send a letter describing their qualifications for the position, a resume, and contact information for five references.  Packages should be emailed to VPSearchACCU@HagedornInstitute.com. Confidential inquiries will be received at 314-415-2121 (The Hagedorn Institute, St. Louis, Missouri). References and employers will not be contacted without prior knowledge or approval of the candidate. For full consideration, all materials should be received by July 2, 2014. The process will continue until the position is filled.  



Assistant Director for Multicultural Student Ministry

Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
 
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 spirituality.
 
As an Assistant Director in Campus Ministry, the Coordinator of Multi-Cultural Student Ministry will lead and support Campus Ministry programming, enhance student focused ministry, and report to the director of Campus Ministry. This is a 10 month position.
 
Minimum Qualifications:  Master’s degree in Theology or related field. Two years of experience in campus ministry or related field. Two years of experience in multicultural ministry. Spanish proficiency.
 
Application Process:  Please apply on line at http://employment.marquette.edu/postings/3065.  Position open until filled.   For additional information about working at Marquette University and various benefits available to employees, please visit www.marquette.edu/hr.  
 
AA/EOE


Dean of Loyola College of Arts & Sciences

Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Loyola University Maryland invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean of Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. The new Dean of Loyola College will have the opportunity to lead the College’s faculty in advancing the University’s Jesuit ideals, which include an emphasis on academic excellence, the prominence of the liberal arts, and the education of the whole person. Loyola College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and is the largest of the University’s three colleges, which also include the Sellinger School of Business and Management and the School of Education.
 
Loyola University Maryland aspires to be the nation’s leading Catholic comprehensive university. Founded in 1852 to serve a primarily local, commuting population, the University is recognized today as a prestigious, highly selective master’s comprehensive university with a strong residential undergraduate program rooted in the Jesuit liberal arts tradition and professional graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels. Loyola has been ranked among the top five master’s universities in the North Region by U.S. News & World Report for the past decade.
 
The Dean of Loyola College reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Dean provides vision and leadership for the 21 academic departments within the College and serves as the voice of the College’s faculty, students, and staff in University matters. Loyola College has 264 full-time faculty members and approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 850 graduate students. The Dean works collaboratively with the Deans of the Sellinger School of Business and Management and the School of Education as well as with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, her Associate Vice Presidents and other members of her staff.
 
For best consideration, please send all nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest by July 25 in confidence and electronically to LoyolaDean14@storbeckpimentel.com.
 
Loyola University Maryland welcomes applications from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups, regardless of religious affiliations.



Executive Director
The Religious Formation Conference
Washington, DC

The Religious Formation Conference (RFC), a national Roman Catholic organization located in Washington DC, is in search of our next Executive Director to serve the Conference. This position reports to the RFC Board of Directors.

Without exception, RFC is seeking a visionary and strategic leader with experiential knowledge of religious life who has a well-grounded operational theology of apostolic religious life in the 21st century. The Conference is in search of a proven leader whose passion for advancing the mission and moving an organization forward strategically, while ensuring solid operational performance daily, has been demonstrated throughout her/his career. RFC seeks an individual with readiness for immediate impact, a high level of visibility and full engagement on a local and national level with RFC constituents, key stakeholders and membership. Priorities of this position, on behalf of advancing the mission of the Conference will focus on significant development and revenue generation, public relations and marketing, sound financial management and national office operations.

Qualifications include a Master’s level in theology or equivalent. The successful candidate must be a member of a Roman Catholic Religious Congregation and have experience with formation, leadership, programming and finances.

Applications will be received through July 15, 2014

For more detailed information, including the Executive Director position description, please see www.relforcon.org/EDsearch

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume/CV and three reference letters to rfcdirectorsearch@gmail.com



Economic Policy Specialist
Jesuit Social Research Institute [JSRI]
New Orleans, LA

Background

To meet the local needs of vulnerable children and their families, JSRI seeks to expand its capacity to work collaboratively on efforts that address and support increasing earnings and reducing racial and cultural economic disparities in income and employment. JSRI aims to bolster local economic research and work with community leaders and members to address those disparities.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Economic Policy Specialist will examine these disparities by conducting economic research, analysis, and writing/reporting in the areas outlined below. Specifically, the Economic Policy Specialist will monitor the emerging trends and policies, undertake research and policy analysis, and then share this information on emerging issues and their potential impact on vulnerable children and their families with policy makers, the press and media, and community leaders and members. Focus issues will include:

  1. Payday lending in Louisiana: current scope and practice, impact on individuals, families, and children, cost-benefits of proposed changes, etc.;
  2. Impact of state and local taxes on low and moderate income individuals, families, and children, cost-benefits of proposed changes, etc.;
  3. Impact of Medicaid expansion and non-expansion on low and moderate income individuals, families, and children, cost-benefits of proposed changes, etc.;
  4. Costs and benefits of immigration in Louisiana and Mississippi, including push-pull factors, and cost-benefits of laws and regulations and proposed changes, etc.; and
  5. Development of state social and economic indicators under the headings of race, poverty, and migration, beginning in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Function/ Expected Results

Facilitates knowledge building and management focused on achievement of the following results:

Compilation, analysis, and interpretation of economic and statistical data, combined with thorough research of the economic and development issues in preparation of high quality analyses and reports; Production of economic reports on key issues facing the region, including serving as a core member of the team responsible for JSRI’s Social Indicators Report; and Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice through identification of best practices and lessons learned.

Effectively communicates and disseminates JSRI activities focused on achievement of the following results:

Public presentation of JSRI activities and research findings through participation in relevant forums and conferences; and Management and organization of publications on economic/development issues.

The results of such research and analysis would be shared, as appropriate, with local, state and national interfaith/ecumenical leaders, coalition partners, community groups, the press and media, policymakers, and in JSRI publications (JustSouth Quarterly, JustSouth Monthly, JSRI website, etc.). This work will focus on citizen education to promote better understanding of economic and social realities and engagement of the faith and civic communities to make informed decisions that will benefit economically vulnerable families and children.

Employment Terms

Works under a twelve-month contract; salary range: depending on qualifications for rank, maximum $65,000 plus benefits.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Economics, Public Policy, or related field.
  • A record of experience and collaborative participation in social justice oriented research and education.
  • Experience in economic research, production of statistical studies, applied and social economics.
  • Preferred: terminal degree; working familiarity with Catholic social thought; knowledge of Gulf South states, especially Louisiana and Mississippi.
Application letter, résumé, three reference letters, one writing sample, and an official transcript of highest degree.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position available immediately. Loyola University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. Please visit our website at www.loyno.edu/jsri for additional information about JSRI and its work.




Vice President for Academic Affairs 
Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland

Loyola University Maryland, a prestigious and highly selective comprehensive university located on three campuses in the greater Baltimore area, invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs. Founded in 1852 as a Jesuit, Catholic institution, Loyola University Maryland has recently been ranked again among the top five master’s institutions in the North Region by US News & World Report and featured in The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges guidebook. Loyola enrolls more than 3,700 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students in its three schools: Loyola College (Arts & Sciences), the Joseph A. Sellinger School of Business and Management, and the School of Education. In keeping with the University’s Jesuit tradition, Loyola’s educational philosophy and core values focus on the care and education of the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and its mission centers on preparing its students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. For more information about Loyola University Maryland, please visit www.loyola.edu.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs, as Loyola’s chief academic officer, reports to the President and is a member of the President’s Cabinet. The VPAA oversees all academic functions at Loyola, including the academic deans and operations of undergraduate and graduate programs in the three schools, a complement of academic student services, Messina (a living and learning program for all first-year, undergraduate students), the Loyola Clinical Centers (encompassing interdisciplinary training and education for graduate students in four disciplines, services for the communities in which the Centers reside, and faculty and student scholarship), and a robust and renowned undergraduate study abroad program. The Vice President’s duties further include faculty recruitment and development, fostering the Jesuit, Catholic mission and Core Values of the institution, oversight of budgets for the academic division, and leadership in Loyola’s shared governance system.

Building on the longstanding tradition of excellence in Jesuit undergraduate liberal arts education and graduate professional education, strong candidates will bring strategic vision and inspiration for enhancing the university's portfolio of offerings in a changing economic context, as well as an ability to execute this vision. The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit materials before December 6, 2013. Nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest should be forwarded in confidence and preferably electronically, to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner 
Ruth Shoemaker Wood, Consulting Associate 
Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates, LP 
610-565-2910 
LoyolaVPAA@storbeckpimentel.com


Campus Minister
Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling, West Virginia

The Office of Campus Ministry at Wheeling Jesuit University seeks a dynamic and energetic individual to coordinate retreats and prayer groups for students. An ideal candidate will have a Masters in theology or equivalent and one to three years experience coordinating retreats or equivalent programs. Candidates must show evidence of effective interaction with college-aged students and with populations from different religious backgrounds. Members of the Society of Jesus and laypersons are invited to apply. Visit http://www.wju.edu/about/employment/ for detailed information and requirements


Major Gifts Officer
Midwest Province
Chicago, Illinois

JOB SUMMARY
The Midwest Jesuits, twelve states of the Upper-Midwest, seek an experienced professional to join its integrated, national Advancement Department as a Major Gifts Officer in Chicago. Reporting to the Provincial Assistant/Vice President for Advancement, this person is responsible for creating and enhancing relationships with current and prospective donors within a specific geographic region or as assigned by the Provincial Assistant.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS and SKILLS

  • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  • Minimum of five-seven years of Advancement experience – with an emphasis on major gift acquisition – or comparable professional experience.
  • Possesses effective inter-personal communication and human resource management skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Advancement software.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the mission of the Roman Catholic Church and the international vision of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
  • Demonstrates quality customer service and team-focus in all day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Passes a background check.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works as a collaborative member of the Advancement team to ensure a comprehensive constituent outreach and engagement program.
  • Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, and solicits outright and planned gift prospects.
  • Reports, on a timely basis, the “moves management” progress toward achieving weekly, monthly, and annual objectives.
  • Prepares written funding proposals, with related correspondence and follow-up.
  • Attends local, regional and national Province-sponsored community functions.
  • Protects privacy and confidentiality of all information.
  • Attends educational courses, meetings and in-service sessions to enhance skills and foster current knowledge of the Advancement field and the Jesuit world.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages a portfolio of 150+ active prospects and donors.
  • Completes 150 personal prospect/donor visits per year to confirm a new or increased charitable gift.
  • Achieves quantifiable individual goals and participates in helping the advancement team meet measurable team goals.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Provincial Assistant to meet the priorities and mission of the Jesuits

Send Letter of Application and Resume to:
David K. McNulty
Provincial Assistant for Advancement
Midwest Jesuits
2050 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
dmcnulty@jesuits-chgdet.org






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