Chief Development Officer - Saint Ignatius College Prep
Saint Ignatius College Prep
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership. Through outstanding teaching and personal formation, the school challenges its talented student body to intellectual excellence, integrity, and life-long learning and growth. Inspired by the gospel of Jesus Christ, this community strives to use God's gifts to promote social justice for the greater glory of God.
Founded in 1869, Saint Ignatius is a storied institution that annually serves over 1400 high school students from 295 grammar schools and 160 zip codes. As a distinguished member among the 430 Jesuit high schools in 55 nations around the world, Saint Ignatius College Prep dedicates itself to preparing young men and women for lives of faith, love, service, and leadership in the Jesuit tradition of “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” or “for the greater honor and glory of God.”
The five ideals known as Ignatian Values were set forth by Ignatius Loyola, our school’s patron saint and founder of the Society of Jesus, or “the Jesuits.” These Ignatian values inspire and guide all Saint Ignatius students, faculty, and staff to seek the “magis,” or “more,” to live in pursuit of justice and service to the community in the model of Jesus Christ.
The school recently celebrated its 150th anniversary and raised over $80 million in a milestone campaign. This campaign included a historic $15 million gift to fund minority scholarships.
The Chief Development Officer will be responsible for building and leading the team responsible for the advancement of the school in the areas of development, alumni, and public relations. Reporting to the President, the Chief Development Officer is a key member of the President’s leadership team and ensures best practices are in place that effectively and efficiently advance the mission, values, and strategic goals of the school through the collaborative efforts of the department.
The next Chief Development Officer will be expected to bring the energy, charisma, and executive and advancement experience necessary for Saint Ignatius College Prep to build on its storied history, while delivering excellence in a Jesuit-sponsored school. Experience in strong advancement teams, an understanding of and appreciation for Jesuit education, and an advanced degree in education or business-related fields are strongly preferred.
Additional information and application procedures regarding this exciting executive leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus here:
The search committee is on a fast-track to identify and secure its next Chief Development Officer. Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting executive leadership opportunity by contacting our team immediately. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2022. Do not delay. Connect with us today!
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