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Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University, a dynamic, comprehensive Jesuit institution, seeks a Dean for its School of Engineering and Applied Science. The School offers advanced facilities, state-of-the-art lab equipment, and ABET accredited engineering and computer science programs. Additional information can be found under Current Searches at www.academic-search.com.

Contact Information:

Contact Ann Die Hasselmo (Ann.Hasselmo@academic-search.com) or Chris Butler (Chris.Butler@academic-search.com) for a confidential discussion.

Vice President of Philanthropy
Catholic Leadership Institute

Founded in 1990, Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI) provides bishops, priests, deacons and lay persons in the Roman Catholic Church with world-class, pastoral leadership formation and consulting services that strengthen their confidence and competence in ministry, enabling them to articulate a vision for their local church, to call forth the gifts of those they lead, and to create more vibrant faith communities rooted in Jesus Christ.

The Vice President will be a central figure in the ongoing success and vibrancy of CLI, enabling it to vigorously pursue its mission while taking the organization to its next level of philanthropic achievement by coalescing strategic priorities with a robust development program. S/he will construct development strategies and execute plans that will markedly increase individual (including annual, major, planned, and blended gifts), foundation, and other philanthropic support.

Required qualifications and experience: demonstrated commitment to the respective missions of the Roman Catholic Church and CLI; bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree and/or Certified Fund Raising Executive credential preferred; minimum of 10 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, planned giving, stewardship, board relations), oversight of comprehensive philanthropic program, and leadership in a major capital campaign; demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least five years of supervisory experience, including creating and managing a budget; knowledge of the dynamics of a national-scale nonprofit organization and of the Roman Catholic Church are preferred, including familiarity with diocesan and parish structures, and a thorough understanding of Catholic parish life and ministry; particular strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives; history of securing six and seven-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual fund strategies to effectively groom the next generation of annual leadership and major gift donors; demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement philanthropic initiatives and achieve goals; experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating board or other volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective fundraising network; ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process.

Contact Information:

Catholic Leadership Institute has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director
Founder and Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy
Diversified Search
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174
gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

Vice President of Communications and External Relations
Catholic Extension

Vice President of Communications and External Relations
Catholic Extension
Chicago, Illinois

Catholic Extension was founded in 1905 and established by Pope Pius X as a “papal society” in 1910 with a mission to build churches in America's most rural regions. One-hundred-and-thirteen years later, Catholic Extension remains committed to strengthening and supporting the Catholic Church across the United States.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President of Communications and External Relations is an integral member of the senior management team and is responsible for the strategic planning and daily implementation of brand management, public relations, advertising, and marketing efforts (to include broadcast development and distribution). This role consults departments on miscellaneous marketing pieces and develops marketing collateral as needed. The Vice President will conceive and implement innovative communications and marketing strategies across all media platforms to elevate Catholic Extension’s brand awareness nationally. The Vice President will articulate a clear vision for how to communicate the essence of Catholic Extension’s mission and brand by guiding the creation of compelling stories about the work the organization performs. This vision will convey the passion and unique niche of the organization and deliver a cohesive sense of the organization’s identity to both external and internal constituents. The Mission and Development teams will be the primary internal clients of communications and external relations support, both strategically and tactically. The Vice President will serve as a strategic partner in executing the community relations so central to the organization’s mission work and in advancing integrated fundraising efforts.

The Vice President will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer to create integrated, strategic plans and corresponding goals for communications and external relations reflecting the larger strategic goals of the institution. S/he must be a solutions-based leader who champions strategic, data-informed decision-making, industry best practices, and an ethos of continuous improvement and transparency. The Vice President will supervise a staff of five, as well as external, strategic consultants for broadcasts and public relations. The Vice President will be empowered to optimize the organizational design/functional alignment of the team in consultation with the Chief Operating Officer.

Catholic Extension seeks candidates who are dynamic, highly-organized, goal-oriented, and strategic, with outstanding presentation and writing skills, a keen sense of organizational diplomacy, and deep experience in communications and marketing. The successful candidate will be a proven leader, manager, mentor, and collaborative colleague who is comfortable leading major initiatives and supporting the leadership of others, and who has a track record of effectively leading organizational change. Candidates must be motivated by matters of faith, community, service, and justice. (Note: Catholic Extension is not an ideological platform or advocacy organization.)

Contact Information:

Catholic Extension has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director
Diversified Search
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174
gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

Dean, School of Economics and Business
Saint Mary's College of California

Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC), one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in the West, seeks an accomplished and forward-looking academic leader to serve as its next Dean of the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA).

The next Dean of SEBA will set and implement SEBA’s strategic direction, support faculty development, build and refine academic program offerings, advance academic excellence, foster external relationships and partnerships, advance fundraising and alumni relations, champion diversity and inclusion, and contribute to the three pillars of SMC's mission: Catholic, Lasallian, and Liberal Arts. To fulfill these needs, the next Dean will be a visionary scholar with impeccable credentials to lead the School into the future. She or he will have a record of instruction, scholarship, and research excellence that merits appointment as a tenured professor in one of the departments of the School. The next Dean will also have a history of administrative leadership; strong human resource and financial management experience; superb communication and relationship building skills and be adept at conflict resolution and negotiation. For more information about this position, please visit http://www.wittkieffer.com.

For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by December 15, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this Leadership Profile. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the St. Mary's College of California’s consultants Robert W. Luke and Jane Courson at SMC-SEBADean@wittkieffer.com.

The St. Mary's College of California 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.

Contact Information:

Robert W. Luke and Jane Courson

SMC-SEBADean@wittkieffer.com

Assistant News Editor
EWTN

REPORTS TO: Managing Editor

DEPARTMENT::National Catholic Register

LOCATION:  Remote

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Assistant News Editor is responsible for monitoring the news and generating story ideas, taking stories pitched by editors and writers, and once approved, assigning the stories to staff writers or freelancers as appropriate. Tracks the assignment to completion and serves as the editor responsible for getting the story to print/online in a timely manner.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Monitors national, international and Vatican news, receives story pitches, press releases and statements, and generates story ideas.
Collaborates with the editorial team to research and plan new articles.
Assigns articles to writers in consultation with the editorial team.
Coordinates with writers to successfully provide scope of articles, identify possible sources, establish word count and deadlines using the assignment sheet.
Tracks assignments from assignment date through to publication date, using proper workflow applications.
Acts as the primary news editor for stories he/she assigns and as secondary editor for other articles as requested.
Performs fact checks and implements Register, AP and CNS editorial style to articles.
Meets assigned deadlines and keeps within given budget.
Participates in daily and weekly editorial conference calls, providing insights into potential news coverage, story angles, and updating editors on assignments.
Assists in posting news stories to the web and social media, as assigned.
Synthesizes news articles from multiple pieces, or rewrites stories as directed.
Proofreads and checks articles for accuracy.
Performs other duties, as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum 5-7 years of experience in editorial field.
Extensive knowledge of and faithful practice of Roman Catholic faith.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment by prioritizing deadlines and meeting the demands so written copy is always accurate and original.
Strong critical thinking, editing, writing and proofreading skills.
Experience with MS Office, InDesign, Content Management Systems or other publishing tools.
Familiarity with search engine optimization, Google analytics and social media platforms.
Demonstrated ability to be a team leader, build relationships and communicate effectively with internal staff, writers/bloggers so as to achieve the team goals, namely timely and accurate content.
Excellence in English grammar.
Strong collaboration skills and ability to meet and hold others accountable for deadlines.
Ability to find quick solutions to problems.
Flexibility on hours as necessary to meet deadlines.

REQUIRED EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, or a related field of study

Contact Information:

Résumés & cover letter including salary requirements should be e-mailed to: humanresources@ewtn.com To learn more about EWTN and our mission, please visit our website at www.ewtn.com. EOE

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