The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Director, Grotto Network.
Applications will be accepted until 3/25/2020.
The Director of Grotto Network leads a bold and innovative movement to invite young Catholic adults into deeper participation in the life of the Church. The Director is the strategic and operational leader of a team of 11 creative professionals focused on assisting the Church in evangelizing through digital engagement.
Grotto Network launched in 2017 with a mission to assist the Church in walking with young adults as they navigate life, make an impact, and keep the Faith. Under the leadership of the Director, Grotto will expand its partnerships with dioceses, parishes, campus ministries, and Catholic organizations across the country, will continue to produce excellent and inspiring content which re-proposes Christian faith and hope to today's young adult generation, and will increase the reach of Grotto's mission.
This position requires a proven team leader and a results-oriented thinker who has a passion for sharing the Catholic faith with others, especially through online story-telling. The Director will be energized by the need for the role of pre-evangelization among many of today's young adults. Creative and operational skills, with an entrepreneurial spirit are required to develop and implement strategy, inclusive of branding, content, distribution, and marketing plans. This position is responsible for cultivating partnerships and managing the financial success of the endeavor.
The Director will:
Identify and build partnerships with Catholic dioceses, parishes, and campus ministries in order to assist their work of evangelizing young Catholic adults. Leverage Grotto Network's expertise and assets to support these partnerships.
Lead the ongoing development and implementation of Grotto Network's strategic content and operational plan, consistent with Notre Dame's mission and values. Collaborate with the office of the Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs on a regular basis to ensure compelling branding, coordination of messaging and long-term goals are being accomplished.
Provide managerial support and leadership to the Grotto team by empowering staff members to meet strategic content, outreach, and digital distribution objectives through Grotto's branded digital platforms as well as parish and campus ministry partner digital sites. Develop efficient and effective workflows for team communication, interaction, and decision-making. Attend to the professional development and excellence of the Grotto team.
Steward Grotto Network's budget, key relationships within and outside of the University, and safeguard Grotto Network's and Notre Dame's reputation. Collaborate with University leadership in identifying and pursuing funding means and methods, including grant writing, benefaction stewardship, and other opportunities. Serve in a business development role to identify and pursue funding means and methods including grant writing, benefaction, and other opportunities.
Minimum Qualifications: Deep knowledge of the Catholic faith and experience working in a religious organization. Familiarity and experience working in a creative environment producing high quality content. Experience as a media content creator or editor, with a strong design sense, solid story-telling abilities and exceptional writing skills. Aptitude for developing and sustaining relationships /partnerships. Ability to deliver Grottos message through training sessions and seminars.
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to work non-traditional work hours including some evenings and weekends. Regular travel is required to build and solidify partnering relationships.
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual 'Great Colleges to Work For' survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S20089. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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