Career Opportunities

A private, Catholic co-educational Pre-K through grade 8 lower school and college-preparatory upper school for young women sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Director of Institutional Advancement

This senior position is responsible for leading and implementing a comprehensive Institutional Advancement Program to support all aspects of philanthropic giving at the Academy of Notre Dame. This includes capital campaigns, major and planned giving, fundraising event planning, annual giving, alumni relations, trustee relations, and all other constituent relations related to school advancement and development.

Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts is a private, Catholic school, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and is based on the educational philosophy of their foundress, St. Julie Billiart.  The Academy offers co-educational programming from Pre-K through 8th grade in the Lower School, and a college-preparatory Upper School for young women.  Our mission focuses on educating the whole person for life through a curriculum rooted in spiritual formation and academic excellence.  We nurture a belief in the goodness of God and the dignity of each person.  We are committed to community-building, diversity, global justice and service to those in need.

This senior position is responsible for leading and implementing a comprehensive Institutional Advancement Program to support all aspects of philanthropic giving at the Academy of Notre Dame. This includes capital campaigns, major and planned giving, fundraising event planning, annual giving, alumni relations, trustee relations, and all other constituent relations related to school advancement and development.

The Director of Institutional Advancement (DIA) reports to the President.  In addition to possessing integrity, personal warmth, and a strong work ethic, the DIA must actively model, support and advance the mission, vision and values of the Academy of Notre Dame and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.  This position presents a unique opportunity to play a central role in this defining time in the life of the school.

Responsibilities

  • Serve on the President’s senior staff and develop strong partnerships with the team and with all members of the Administration and Board of Directors. 
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with alumni, parents, faculty, staff and other constituents. 
  • Build and enhance all aspects of philanthropic support by engaging the Advancement Team, trustees and others in the ongoing identification, cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship of donors and prospects. 
  • Collaborate with the President, Board of Directors and Advancement Team to set annual goals for Institutional Advancement. 
  • Manage appropriate staff and work across teams to advance the philanthropic goals of the school.
  • Prepare appropriate quarterly and annual reports to track progress and outline action items for advancement.
  • Manage a portfolio of key donors and solicit major gifts to support annual giving, major gift initiatives and planned giving. 
  • Collaborate with the CFO to oversee appropriate record keeping of all gifts, and professional compliance with all school policies. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the President. 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have held progressively responsible positions in school-based Institutional Advancement, and will demonstrate the experience and ability to:

  • Create a mission-based case for philanthropic support. 
  • Lead a major gift effort and eventually a capital campaign.
  • Personally solicit gifts at all levels. 
  • Work with a team of professional staff and support personnel. 
  • Establish best practices in all areas of advancement operations. 
  • Relate well to people from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. 

The Director of Institutional Advancement should possess superior skills in the following:

  • Oral and written communication
  • Organization and management
  • Software (Veracross, Sustain Software, MS Office, etc.), cloud-based resources and social media 
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred 

The Director of Institutional Advancement is a full-time, twelve (12) month, exempt position eligible for benefits. The Director of Institutional Advancement is based in an office and school environment on a 200-acre campus in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. The ability to occasionally lift files and storage boxes, walk up and down stairs, attend meetings in varying locations throughout campus, and continually use computers and related office equipment is required.  Not all buildings on campus have elevators.  

Salary:  Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Letter of interest specifically designed for this position, resume, statement of advancement philosophy in a Catholic school and three to five references are required for application.  Please send all materials to hr@ndatyngsboro.org.

All applications are held as CONFIDENTIAL. For more information on the Academy of Notre Dame, please see www.ndatyngsboro.org. 
 

Director of Summer Programs

The Academy of Notre Dame seeks a Director of Summer Programs to work as an energetic, collaborative team member. Our ideal candidate will process an entrepreneurial attitude, be a skilled communicator, a flexible and creative self-starter, and a proactive partner. 

The Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro, MA is a private, Catholic school, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and is based on the educational philosophy of their foundress, St. Julie Billiart.  The Academy offers co-educational programming from pre-K through 8th grade in the Lower School, and a college-preparatory Upper School for young women.  Our mission focuses on educating the whole person for life through a curriculum rooted in spiritual formation and academic excellence based on the Hallmarks of our Notre Dame de Namur learning community.  We nurture a belief in the goodness of God and the dignity of each person.  We are committed to community-building, diversity, global justice and service to those in need.

 

The Academy of Notre Dame seeks a Director of Summer Programs to work as an energetic, collaborative team member. Our ideal candidate will process an entrepreneurial attitude, be a skilled communicator, a flexible and creative self-starter, and a proactive partner. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop, plan and implement a quality summer program that supports the mission of the Academy of Notre Dame.
  • Work with local officials to maintain the program’s certification as a summer camp.
  • Promote the Academy of Notre Dame Summer Program to external and internal audiences; professionally represent and market the program at fairs, public appearances, open houses, conferences, etc.
  • Interview, train and supervise employees to successfully conduct the mission of the program.
  • Work with the Finance Office to develop and manage the Summer Program budget.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities as appropriate to remain current with best practices.
  • Support the Academy of Notre Dame and its leadership by embracing and supporting the mission/philosophy, core values, and all policies and procedures of the school.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree, ideally with some experience working in similar programs.
  • Professional and personable self-starter with a growth mindset and ability to work independently.
  • Skillful and persuasive communicator – in both writing and speech.
  • Capable manager with record of success in working collaboratively and productively with others.
  • Driven, solutions-oriented, industrious, accountable, and passionate about achieving results.
  • High degree of integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness.
  • Proficient, analytical, organized, detail-oriented, and creative.
  • Experience with school database software and other technology such as MS Office suite.
  • Professional demeanor and presentation.
  • Able and willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

Schedule

  • Position is year-round, but hours and responsibilities vary due to the seasonal nature of the position

Anticipated Schedule

  • September – December: Weekly meetings for program development and to define marketing plans for the program
  • January – May:  Two to three days per week, varied hours, spent marketing the program and assisting prospective families with registration, etc.
  • June – August:  Full time 5 days per week.  The Summer Program runs from the end of the academic year until the opening of the next academic year. Camps are offered Monday – Friday, 7am until 6pm.  Some programs may involve overnight activities.

Interested candidates please forward a cover letter and resume to hr@ndatyngsboro.org.