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Director of Business Development: Corporate Work Study Program

Our Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP):

The CRB Corporate Work Study Program is an innovative educational and financial model enabling students to earn up to half of the cost of their college preparatory education while gaining valuable real-world experience through immersion in entry-level positions at leading corporations and non-profits. The CWSP is an essential component of the Cristo Rey economic and pedagogical model.Five students work to staff one full-time equivalent job. Academic courses are scheduled so that they never miss a class. Working at Sponsors such as American Express, Merrill Lynch, Brooklyn Hospital, Morgan Stanley and Weil Gotshal these young people accrue valuable skills, gain exposure and develop confidence and motivation.

The Position

Who We Seek:
CRB seeks a Director of CWSP Business Development (Director) for the 2019-20 academic and fiscal year andbeyond. The Director serves as a primary revenue generating officer of the school, reports directly to the President and works closely with the school’s Board of Directors, its CWSP Committee, the CWSP Operations staff as well as other CRB Staff Leadership, faculty and staff. The Director is responsible for new business development across the NYC metro area, primarily Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn, for the Corporate Work Study Program. The Director serves as the senior CRB relationship manager for all existing CWSP partners/sponsors. The Director has shared supervisory responsibility for one CWSP professional with a minimum of 50% of her responsibilities and time dedicated to marketing/sales support.

The Director serves as a member of the school’s Leadership Team working closely with the President and other department heads, collaborates (i) internally in particular with the Corporate Work Study Program Operations team as well as Finance and Advancement staff, Academic administration and faculty, and (ii) externally with the school’s Board of Directors, the Board’s CWSP Committee, CRB’s Young Professional Committee, existing and prospective CWSP partners, CRB donors, media and public relations representatives, Boys Hope Girls Hope staff, Cristo Rey Network (CRN) staff, and other CRN schools. The Director is primarily an outside business development position though in order to optimize outcomes, he/she will also interact regularly with aforementioned internal staff.

Qualifications and Experience:
The ideal candidate will have considerable experience in institutional marketing, sales and relationships, a successful record of new business origination and client relationship management; exceptional interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills, and the ability to develop and implement strategic marketing/sales plans. A bachelor degree isrequired; an advanced degree is preferred. He or she will have a strong personal alignment with the Cristo Rey mission.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Obtain new corporate and other institutional sponsors for the Corporate Work Study Program
  • Achieve revenue goals as agreed to with President and approved by Board of Directors
  • Develops annual and long-term CWSP sales plans; work with the President, board, staff and other constituents to proactively implement and achieve
  • Identify, cultivate and ultimately sign contracts with new corporate sponsors
  • Work with various CRB stakeholders (board committee and members, other staff, Young Professional Committee, existing sponsors, etc.) to identify and recruit new corporate partners
  • Participate/lead CWSP committee meetings of the Board of Directors and implement directives of the Board as assigned by the President
  • Manages CRM system and client/prospect database, including coordination with school’s fundraising donor database and maintenance of prospect activity
  • Increase the awareness of CRB and the CWSP program among area business, industry and community leaders and associations, including working closely with the President and Advancement Office to develop and successfully execute the school’s CWSP marketing, communications and PR strategy in the context of school’s overall strategy
  • Coordinate meetings with prospective sponsors and coordinate school and workplace visits
  • Work closely with CWSP Operating staff to cultivate and grow relationships with existing sponsors
  • Work closely with the Director of Advancement to leverage relationships with donors for cross-selling opportunities (and vice versa)
  • Provides regular sales and related financial reporting
  • Is a member of school’s Leadership Team and participates in related meetings and initiatives
  • Performs other duties as required.

Application:

All interested and qualified applicants with a passion for Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School’s mission are invited to apply.

A complete application will include:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter: Please write a letter limited to two pages that answers the following questions:
    1. What past experiences in inner city education, youth development, fundraising, sales and/or marketing will help you in advancing the successful growth of CRB?
    2. What attracts you to the Cristo Rey mission? Why do you believe that you are a match for this unique opportunity to help lead Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School
    3. Describe your philosophy of education/development for at risk youth and how you would put it into practice in recruiting corporate partners and sponsors for Cristo Rey Brooklyn.
  3. References: Please list two professional and one personal reference with their email address and telephone numbers.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and school budget. Benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance and retirement savings plan are provided. The Director is a 12 month position with up to a four week vacation schedule in year one depending on start date and five weeks per annum thereafter plus additional paid time off.

Please e-mail your completed application as an attached PDF to John Infortunio at jinfortunio@cristoreybrooklyn.org. Applying immediately is recommended to be given full consideration.

Advancement Officer

Job Title: Advancement Officer
Employment Type: Full-Time
Reports to: Director of Advancement 
Timing: On or about September 1, 2019

POSITION SUMMARY
Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School seeks an energetic professional (Officer) for its Advancement Department. Advancement develops and coordinates fundraising strategies and directs all fundraising efforts for CRB, generating a significant portion of the school’s operating revenue. The department also has school marketing and public relations/communication responsibilities.

This year-round position reports directly to the Director of Advancement and works closely with other Advancement staff, the school’s President and relevant staff, directors, donors, supporters, prospects and students/alumni to help develop and execute Cristo Rey Brooklyn’s annual and long-term fundraising and marketing/communications plans. The Officer is expected to be the school’s primary grant writer and will manage the department’s foundation calendar. He/she will also provide ongoing support for the Advancement Department across a variety of other disciplines and functions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research and write grant proposals, including communication with foundation and other institutional donor representatives
  • Manage foundation calendar, including the identification and screening of prospective major gift supporters (e.g. foundations, family offices, corporations)
  • Manage and generate database and performance reports required for prospect research, grant proposals and reports, analysis, budgets/forecasts and strategic planning
  • Assist with capital campaign management and organization including prospect tracking, strategy, solicitation proposals and content development, maintenance of timelines, pledge reminders and agreements
  • Maintain DonorPerfect database including record/data management and gift entry/acknowledgement
  • Assist with development and mailing for external communications: Annual Appeal Letter, Donor/Prospect Packets, Annual Report, etc.
  • In concert with Advancement team assist with event preparation and logistics for the Annual Gala, Young Professional Committee fundraisers, Board Meetings, Friendraisers and other cultivation events

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree minimum
  • 2-3 years relevant experience, including with institutional fundraising. Capital campaign and event planning experience a strong plus
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Sharp attention to detail; time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, proactively and on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong facility with Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with DonorPerfect, or equivalent client relationship management system
  • Strong alignment with and commitment to the Cristo Rey mission.
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain harmonious working relationships with students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators and board directors as well as external constituencies: individual donors, foundations, family offices, corporations.

APPLICATION:
All interested and qualified applicants with a passion for Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School’s mission are invited to apply.

A complete application will include:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter: Please write a letter of one to two pages that answers the following questions:
  • What past experiences in inner city education, youth development, fundraising, sales and/or marketing will help you in advancing the successful growth of CRB?
  • What attracts you to the Cristo Rey mission? Why do you believe that you are a match for this unique opportunity to help with the continued growth and success of Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School?
  • References: Please list two professional and one personal reference with their email address and telephone numbers.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance and retirement savings plan are provided. The Director is a 12 month position with up to a three week vacation schedule in year one depending on start date and four weeks per annum thereafter plus additional paid time off.

Please e-mail your completed application as an attached PDF to John Infortunio at jinfortunio@cristoreybrooklyn.org. Applying immediately is recommended to be given full consideration.

Teachers: Science (Chemistry, Physical Science); History (World History, US History)

To apply: Please send your current resume, cover letter, copies of college transcripts (unofficial), and written responses to the two questions listed below to the Cristo Rey Hiring Committee at schoolteach@cristoreybrooklyn.org

Cristo Rey Brooklyn is a Catholic high school that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service. By offering a rigorous curriculum, a unique work-study experience, and the support of an inclusive school community, we prepare our students to succeed in college and beyond with the values essential to a fulfilling life. 

The school’s vision is to be considered among the best high schools in New York City as measured by academic achievement, graduation rate, college acceptance, and post-graduate success. 

The core mission of Cristo Rey Brooklyn is fundamentally one of social justice; as the Cristo Rey Network’s Mission Statement articulates, “The Cristo Rey Network empowers thousands of students from underserved, low-income communities to develop their minds and hearts to become lifelong contributors to society. By providing students an extraordinary college preparatory education and a unique four-year, integrated corporate work study experience, we seek to transform urban America one student at a time.” In other words, Cristo Rey Brooklyn, along with its 31 sister schools, has dedicated itself to educational and lifelong opportunity and equality. CRB is also driven by the audacious but attainable goal to not only change the lives of its students, but to alter the trajectory of entire families; with a college degree and professional experience, students will be better positioned for financial stability and greater economic opportunity. 

In your application, please include written responses to the following prompts: 

  1. We have assembled a team of experienced educators who maintain high expectations for our students and work tirelessly to support each student’s learning, growth, and development. We have built a mission-driven culture that is open to growth, dedicated, driven, flexible, creative, loving, joyful, and resilient. Our team is comprised of individuals who are not afraid to fail, who dare to dream big, and who will stop at nothing to make our students’ dreams a reality. We push ourselves to be constantly learning, reflecting, creating, and developing. We challenge ourselves and our students to believe, to dream, to lead, and to serve. Why should you be part of this team?

  2. Please describe your teaching philosophy and how you would put it into place as a member of our faculty.