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High School Teacher of Theology 2014/2015 

La Reina High School is looking for a candidate who is a practicing Catholic with a strong foundation in Catholic theology, able to communicate not only the doctrine and morals of the Church but to enthusiastically guide students in their own spiritual growth. Minimum requirement is a B.A. in Theology from a Catholic institution or currently enrolled in a Theology program. Please send resume to: sgomez@lareina.com, FAX 805-494-4966.
 
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Associate Director of Admissions 2014/2015


La Reina High School is currently seeking a full time Associate Director of Admissions for the 2014/2015 school year, beginning June 16, 2014.

Reporting to the Dean of Enrollment, the Associate Director of Admissions represents La Reina to prospective students and organizations and works to increase inquiries and convert applications into enrolled students. The successful Associate Director exhibits leadership, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. In addition, he/she must exhibit superior customer service skills and professionalism throughout daily interactions and communications with students and parents including interviews, phone calls, emails and information sessions. The Associate Director must demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members, faculty, parents, students, alumnae, administrators and staff. A flexible work schedule that will include days, evenings, and some weekends is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the strategic recruitment and marketing plan with the purpose of promoting La Reina’s visibility and general recruitment efforts
  • Must be able to accurately and enthusiastically communicate the mission of La Reina and the charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame
  • Plan, manage, and execute recruitment and retention events in collaboration with the Director of Parent Relations
  • Coordinate with internal and external marketing to produce advertisements and promotional material for recruitment
  • Oversee the Admissions website database
  • Provide prospective applicants with information about academic programs, admissions requirements, and financial aid options
  • Prepare applicant files for Admissions Committee Review
  • Give campus tours to prospective families
  • Utilize phone, email, and letter-writing to communicate articulately with prospective students in a timely manner, providing superior customer service and exhibiting outstanding spelling and grammar skills
  • Attend training sessions to receive updated information about new programs, services, etc.
  • Travel on behalf of La Reina for recruitment and other related events

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience providing student and parent service in an educational setting required
  • Knowledge of Admissions Office functions
  • Ability to speak publicly, both on and off campus, about the benefits of a single-gender education while promoting La Reina
  • Ability to work on a deadline, strive toward school-wide enrollment goals and use outstanding customer service to recruit students to La Reina
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to complete projects in a timely and efficient manner
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of a single-gender Catholic high school is preferred
  • Proficiency in using Word, Excel and Outlook


Salary and benefits (which include medical, dental, vision and disability insurance, and 401K plans) are competitive.  A background check and Department of Justice fingerprinting are required for employment.  Please send a cover letter and resume electronically to hr@lareina.com.The application deadline is April 2, 2014.

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Dean of Academics

La Reina High School, a private, Catholic, college-preparatory school grades 7-12 for girls, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame and located in Thousand Oaks, California, is seeking an experienced Dean of Academics to begin July 1, 2014 or earlier.  La Reina is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.  La Reina received a 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award for educational excellence.

The Dean of Academics oversees all aspects of La Reina's 7-12 academic programs and plays an important leadership role in the school. Reporting directly to the Head of School, s/he works closely with the senior administration, department heads, faculty members and students. Responsibilities include working collaboratively on curriculum development, faculty hiring, professional development, evaluation and supervision; advising the Head of School on strategic matters; managing student course selection, and running faculty-staff meetings. A strong candidate will demonstrate a love of teaching and schools, a recognized ability to lead a department or faculty and a commitment to girls' education. S/he will be fair-minded, patient, inspiring and organized; s/he will also be a thoughtful consensus-builder with excellent listening, writing and speaking skills. Because the Dean of Academics is the first point of contact for the many requests and concerns raised by students and faculty, strong problem-solving, leadership and supervisory skills are required. At least five years' experience in administration in secondary education is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Upholds and models a moral code which is consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, the mission of La Reina High School and the Vision and Educational Principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame.
  • Advanced degree required; Valid teaching and administrative credentials
  • Minimum of five years' experience required to include supervisory experience.
  • Must have experience in education administration.
  • Must have knowledge of academic best practices, research, concepts and programs.
  • Detail oriented, strong leadership skills, conflict resolution skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong time management skills, and multitasking capabilities are all required.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in the use of information technology to enhance operations and service delivery required.
  • Must have the ability to research information for problem solving and the ability to work with diverse populations and varying education levels.
  • Demonstrated experience with direct supervision of staff, including performance management and employee development, as well as management of office functions, including budget and policy development.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel and the Internet required.

Salary and benefits (which include medical, dental, vision and disability insurance, and 401K plans) are competitive.  A background check and Department of Justice fingerprinting are required for employment.  Please send a cover letter and resume electronically to hr@lareina.com and addressed to Ms. Kimbra Philbrook, Director of Human Resources.  The application deadline is March 14, 2014.

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Head of School

La Reina High School, a private, Catholic, college-preparatory school grades 7-12 for girls, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame and located in Thousand Oaks, California, is seeking a Head of School to begin July 1, 2014.  La Reina is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.  La Reina received a 2013 National Blue Ribbon for educational excellence.

The Head of School will lead a community of 558 students, 44 faculty and 38 staff.  The new Head will oversee and coordinate an administrative team consisting of Directors of Academics for the Junior and Senior High Schools, Student Life, Mission, Advancement & Development, Enrollment Management, Finance, Technology and Buildings and Grounds.  The Head reports to an 18-member Board of Directors comprised primarily of alumnae and past parents.  The new Head must continue to develop the tradition of educational excellence at La Reina, provide effective leadership for all departments and functions of the school, promote the school and its Catholic, single-gender educational mission among internal and external stakeholders, and work closely with the Board to establish the long-term vision and goals of the school.  

The Head of School’s key responsibilities include, but are not limited, to: (1) upholding and advancing the school’s Catholic identity and educational mission as promulgated by the Sisters of Notre Dame, (2) ensuring the financial stability of the school, (3) supervising all Directors of the School, (4) leading teaching and curriculum advances to ensure best practices, (5) advancing the strategic outreach and marketing of the school, (5) heading the development efforts of the school, including a Capital Campaign now entering its 3rd year, (6) acting as the primary intermediary between the school and the Board of Trustees, and (7) serving as a strong role model for the students and community.

The ideal candidate must be a practicing Catholic and will (1) have a doctorate in Education or Educational Administration, or an advanced administrative degree, (2) have a proven track-record in educational administration, preferably at the high school level, (3) have an ability to motivate excellent faculty, particularly with respect to program and curriculum design, and faculty evaluation and development, (4) understand the business and economics of independent schools, (5) have confidence in leading the school’s fund-raising efforts, (6) develop innovative new strategies for marketing La Reina to the community, (7) be an advocate of the benefits of single-sex education, and (8) be a strong institution-builder, able to delegate effectively and ensure accountability, while creating a collegial, energetic and innovative environment for the students, faculty, staff and parents of La Reina.

Salary and benefits (which include medical, dental, vision and disability insurance, and 401K plans) are competitive.  A background check and Department of Justice fingerprinting are required for employment.  Please send a cover letter and resume electronically to hr@lareina.com and addressed to Ms. Kimbra Philbrook, Director of Human Resources. 

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Director of Advancement and Donor Relations

La Reina High School, a private, Catholic, college-preparatory school grades 7-12 for girls, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame and located in Thousand Oaks, California, is seeking an experienced, full time Director of Advancement and Donor Relations to begin July 1, 2014 or earlier.  La Reina is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.  La Reina received a 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award for educational excellence.

The Director of Advancement and Donor Relations assumes an administrative leadership role and reports to the Head of School. Together they collaborate in advancing the mission and fundraising needs of La Reina High School. The Director of Advancement and Donor Relations is responsible for the overall strategic plan and execution of the school’s fundraising activity and in coordination with the school's marketing efforts. Specific responsibilities include securing all funds necessary to support the school’s annual budget; fundraising for capital and major gifts; managing execution of the ongoing Legacy & Promise Annual Fund; leading the strategy for prospect discovery and for the stewardship and cultivation of top benefactors; collaborating with the Head of School, Board of Trustees and other volunteers; and managing budget formation/revenue projections. The Director of Advancement and Donor Relations will be able to clearly articulate LRHS's mission and vision thus presenting giving opportunities that best match potential donor's areas of interest.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, journalism or a related field (MBA or Advanced degree preferred).
  • Six to eight years of experience in advancement, public relations, alumni relations or development, with significant publications responsibility.
  • Proven ability to assimilate and communicate information online.
  • Experience with fundraising communications for a school, college, hospital, large arts organization or other large non-profit.
  • Excellent editing and writing skills; ability to work well with diverse audiences.
  • Strong desire to serve the needs of LRHS's Communications operation that is moving toward greater incorporation of the full range of print, multimedia and online communications tools to meet strategic goals.
  • Experience working in education and coordinating significant elements of communications for a comprehensive fundraising campaign.

The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Builds meaningful relationships with assigned prospects/donors, discovering their areas of interest and actively cultivating them to give to LRHS.
  • Strategically develop relationships from acquisition to solicitation, creating an intentional treatment plan for each individual which is updated regularly.
  • Responsible for meeting individual fund raising goals, including current and deferred.
  • Carry a portfolio of 120 -150 major gift prospects and donors.
  • Engage in cultivation and solicitation activities through various giving opportunities, including academic programs, endowment, deferred, and capital projects.
  • Since primary focus is donor/prospect development and solicitation, local and extended travel is possible.
  • Assists with and attends Advancement and School events (may include evenings and weekends).
  • Utilize school resources properly for the cultivation and solicitation of gifts. These include LRHS events, print, electronic and media promotion.
  • Maintains a partnership with the Dean of Enrollment Management to develop programming and engagement opportunities for current students to interact with alumnae.
  • Coordinates with the Dean of Enrollment Management and supervises the development of alumnae profiles in the school publications and on the school's website, as needed.
  • Be a cooperative and contributing team member with the Advancement Committee of the Board.
  • Develops and implements specific strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of major gift donors; reviews with Head of School and Board of Trustees and works with staff for effective coordination.
  • Provides accurate information of all prospect and donor activity in Raiser's Edge; documentation in the form of contact reports and strategy statements to be housed in the central Raiser's Edge system. Maintains a high level of confidentiality.
  • Manage assigned donor relationships with excellent service representing LRHS at its best. Uphold LRHS’s philosophy of stewardship.
  • Demonstrates a lifestyle consistent with the values and ethos of LRHS and actively pursues Christ-like character in one’s life.
  • Represents LRHS to various public audiences, possibly through speaking engagements; must have a general knowledge of the Schools' various departments, major programs and educational opportunities to share with donors and prospects.
  • Identify and cultivate planned giving prospects.
  • Assists in the coordination of major donor trips and events.
  • Equips and trains volunteer representatives to present the LRHS story for fundraising purposes.
  • Appropriately hire, review, manage, support and mentor advancement employees
  • Assists other development operations as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

Salary and benefits (which include medical, dental, vision and disability insurance, and 401K plans) are competitive.  A background check and Department of Justice fingerprinting are required for employment.  Please send a cover letter and resume electronically to hr@lareina.com and addressed to Kimbra Philbrook, Director of Human Resources.  The application deadline is February 14, 2014.

 

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