Mount Carmel High School
(MCHS), founded in 1900 under the leadership of the Carmelites, is Chicago’s premier college preparatory school for young men. It is located just south of the Museum of Science and Industry, the University of Chicago, and future Obama Presidential Center. Mount Carmel’s diverse student body represents students from over 220 grade schools and 100 different zip codes across Chicago land and Northwest Indiana; it is considered one of the best Catholic high schools in Illinois.
Mount Carmel’s mission of “Building Character for a Lifetime” educates young men spiritually, intellectually, socially, and morally, and enables students to progress in these areas according to their abilities, producing a reflective critical-thinking adult.
FACULTY: Forensics and Biology
In a safe and orderly classroom, provide quality instruction to students in a way that supports the Catholic and Carmelite mission of the school.
Curricular and Instructional
- implements the curriculum for the course(s) assigned as developed by the department, and collaborates with other members of the department on those courses
- develops a course description and syllabus to be posted on the LMS by the first day of class
- creates an environment conducive to learning the subject matter
- provides visual stimulation in the classroom that encourages learning
- displays the work of students that deserves attention in the classroom
- develops lesson plans that make effective use of regular class periods
- develops a fair and consistent grading system that acknowledges the various learning styles of students and the work that they produce
- teaches Mount Carmel’s Essential Skills and those other skills necessary to learning the subject matter, and provides practice in those skills
- assigns meaningful homework that reinforces subject content and skills and strengthens student performance in the course work
- promptly grades homework, quizzes, tests and other alternative forms of student evaluation to provide timely feedback on student performance
- provides assistance to students who need help at mutually agreed upon times and/or recommends students who are struggling to after-school tutoring program
- provides substantive, extensive and meaningful lesson plans and other materials when absent from school
- is present in the classroom at least ten minutes before the start of the school day and remains in the classroom for at least five minutes after the dismissal bell
Classroom Management/General Supervisory Responsibilities
- develops a classroom management plan consistent with school policies
- maintains classroom discipline by supporting and enforcing school policies regarding behavior, dress code, and general decorum
- organizes classes with seating chart(s) to facilitate accurate attendance
- takes, records and files attendance data for each period of each class on the LMS and in a record that he/she keeps
- when assigned, substitutes for another teacher, following the lesson plan(s) and directions provided, and using the roster and seating charts to submit accurate attendance
- if assigned to the first period of the day, enforces the daily dress code check and insures attention to the daily announcements
- knows the emergency evacuation procedures, and in the case of an emergency, calmly communicates the plan to students
- supervises the hallways during passing period and before and after school by stepping outside the classroom
- maintains accurate and up to date grade records for each student on the designated LMS, and Trimester Grades are finalized by the stated deadline
- communicates with counselors and parents regarding concerns about students’ academic performance and/or any behavior that warrants a referral
- checks the mail box and voice mail/email communications on a daily basis, and returns parent calls or inquiries within one school day
- participates in school events such as Parent Teacher Conferences, Open Houses, Graduation, etc., and any other activities required by the Principal
- promotes student accomplishments by regularly submitting individual student, class, and activity news to the daily bulletin, website moderator, and the Director of Marketing and Communication for submission to the media
- cultivates a respectful and constructive relationship with students, parents, fellow teachers, staff and administrators
Education and Experience:
- Education – minimum BA and state certification (if available) in the appropriate field of study, or willingness to complete certification within a designated time frame
- Proficiency with MS Office and ability to learn school systems
Preferred: Experience working in a high school environment
Please forward your resume to Mr. Scott Tabernacki, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate in the subject line the position you are applying for.
Vice President, Advancement
This is a key leadership position at Mount Carmel (MCHS). This position must provide strong leadership for the overall fundraising and alumni relations at the school, working closely with the President, Board of Trustees, and Chair of the Development Committee. The qualified candidate is responsible for formulating and executing the Development strategy, managing four professional Development staff and coordinating all fundraising activities, including identification of prospects, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
- Build a full-scale development program that includes but not limited to alumni giving; annual fund, planned gifts; corporate and foundation relations, capital campaigns.
- Follow Moves Management fundraising processes and meet/exceed metrics set for Operating Fund, Campaign Fund and Annual Fund goals.
- Develop a major gifts program that brings new leadership to the fold; lead research efforts to uncover new wealth previously unknown to the school and make the appropriate connections to MCHS’s leadership; serve as a conduit to the President and Board in crafting cultivation strategies that utilize their time most effectively.
- Strengthen MCHS’s base of fundraising; implement strategies to improve individual giving and expand the current donor base.
- Implement programs that produce measurable results and visibility for MCHS. Take the message emphasizing MCHS’s unique contributions and mission to new constituencies and potential funding sources; promote development strategies that are tailored to MCHS programs and deep history.
- Oversee the recruitment, management, and retention of professional and support staff for the Development Department.
- Evaluate staff, develop a strong sense of teamwork, and establish an environment of mentoring and support.
- Work to enhance collaboration across the campus; work closely with the Principal, the faculty, staff and administrators of the school to build a culture that understands philanthropy and how everyone’s role fits within it; train and lead MCHS’s staff on development matters.
- Recognize the important role a strong alumni and parent relations program plays in the long-term success of the development effort by building direct, strong relationships with the leadership of the Alumni and Parent groups.
- Represent MCHS to a broad range of constituencies, including benefactors, trustees, alumni, parents, friends, senior corporate executives, and foundations.
- Bachelor’s degree is required.
- Five years minimum experience in not-for-profit or community fundraising which includes individual giving, planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, and experience with annual fund campaigns; capital campaign experience is desirable.
- The ability to effectively communicate excitement about the MCHS mission, history, and fundamental strengths. Appreciation for the unique character of Mount Carmel High School, and for the faculty, alumni, and students who have helped to shape it.
- A proven track record of developing strong donor relationships and the willingness to get out of the office to meet prospective donors and establish effective communications with them.
- Demonstrate ability to garner support for major gift fundraising.
- Ability to develop strong collaborative working relationships across administrative, academic, alumni and trustee constituents.
- Superior presentation skills, including the presence to deal effectively with senior level executives and alumni. Possess strong verbal and written skills.
- Requires a team builder who takes a non-hierarchical approach to organization and is willing to empower subordinates to get the job done while providing the support they need.
- Familiarity with technology and other innovations that can streamline the development process. Experience with fundraising software programs.
- Must be able to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
- Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
Competitive salary with strong health benefits and retirement plan.
Submit cover letter and resume to Bill Moran, The Moran Company. Resume should be chronological and include all professional education and experience, dates of employment (month and year), position/title and organization names. APPLY NOW