POSITIONS

Current Job Openings 

1. POSITION: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

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Experience: Development, 5-8 years (Required)

Education: Bachelor’s (Required) Master’s (Preferred)

This is an exciting and pivotal time for Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center, as we are approaching our 30th anniversary. We seek a driven, strategic development professional to serve as Mother Caroline’s Director of Development (DOD) to spearhead and oversee all efforts related to fundraising and play a key role on our financial management team. Reporting directly to the Head of School and working closely with the Board of Trustees, the DOD will be responsible for the planning and execution of all fundraising efforts. As a tuition-free school, Mother Caroline relies upon a comprehensive and successful development effort to support its operations.

Philanthropy has played a significant role in Mother Caroline’s ability to fund its academic curriculum and co-curricular activities. The FY2021 budget is expected to be around $2.4million and the new DOD will have the opportunity to build on a tradition of success to help achieve the school’s ambitious fundraising goals. With a comprehensive fundraising platform in place (annual fund, events, individuals, and corporate and foundation support) the DOD will oversee the work of a development team to ensure the future sustainability of the school and its programming.

The right candidate will be organized, detail-focused, self-directed and have excellent people skills that seamlessly translate to Mother Caroline’s donor and community base. S/he will be able to demonstrate an exceptional capacity to cultivate donor relationships, secure support, and partner with board members on their fundraising efforts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive annual fundraising plan that supports the strategic objectives of Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center, while also establishing a strong financial foundation for growth
  • Strategically leverage the time of the Head of School and board to meet aggressive fundraising targets; support and develop the capacity of the board to achieve development goals
  • Establish specific fundraising goals and metrics within overall fundraising plans. Prepare detailed reports of activity and progress towards goals for review by the head of school, finance committee, and development committee on a regular basis
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit major donors, and business leaders for gifts in the four-, five- and six-figure gift range
  • Research and write a multitude of grants that support STEAM/STEM, Health and Wellness, and all girls education
  • Work closely with the Head of School and board finance committee on the development of an annual operating budget, including monthly updates and forecasts.
  • Develop and maintain systems to ensure accountability and evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fundraising development program
  • Enhance the culture of philanthropy throughout the organization, building board and staff fundraising knowledge, skills and effectiveness.
  • Develop a plan to increase alumni and parent support
  • Supervise the Development/ Admissions staff
  • Oversee the development, strategy and execution of Mother Caroline’s annual fundraising events, including the Annual Dinner. Identify, plan for, and execute other events as appropriate to further the goals of the school
  • As an active member of the leadership team, partner with the Head of School to ensure the implementation of the school’s mission and the use of innovative and best practices, and to devise strategies for the school’s advancement

COMPENSATION: Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center offers an attractive benefits package including 403(b), medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, and support for professional development.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff. Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs. We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates. Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Application Process:

Please submit your applications and a list of three references to the Head of School: aquezada@mcaec.org 

Annmarie Quezada, Head of School

Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center

515 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester, MA, 02121  

After receiving your information, you will be contacted about the next steps.   

 

2. POSITION: Program Associate

Description

For the 2021-2022 school year, we are looking for dynamic and motivated college graduates to support our students’ success. We seek candidates who demonstrate a passion for urban education, social justice, and cultural understanding of our community. A housing stipend is provided in addition to a monthly stipend for the AmeriCorps grant.

Mother Caroline Academy (MCA) is a private, tuition-free school for girls in grades 4-8 from limited financial means. It serves girls of all faiths, races, and cultures from Boston neighborhoods. The mission of the school is to provide a high-quality education that develops the individual gifts of each student and prepares her for success in competitive secondary schools and college. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, now fully independent, we recognize the dignity of each person. MCA emphasizes the importance of scholarship, leadership, spiritual, and social development.

AmeriCorps Program Associate Job Description:

The Program Associate’s primary role is to support student development and academic success both inside and outside of the classroom. Responsibilities include:

  • Assist teachers in planning and delivering daily lessons
  • Assist teachers in preparing progress reports; administering assessments, and creating portfolios
  • Provide one-on-one tutoring to students as well as small group instruction
  • Assist in homeroom
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Act as a mentor in building meaningful relationships with students
  • Supervise students as needed
  • Manage students during after school programming 
  • Much of our students’ success reflects the quality of relationships that faculty and AmeriCorps Associates develop with individual students and their families. 

How To Apply

Application Process:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to the Head of School: aquezada@mcaec.org 

Annmarie Quezada, Head of School

Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center

515 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester, MA, 02121  

After receiving your information, you will be contacted about the next steps.   

 

Comp and Benefits: 

  •     Bi-weekly stipend totaling $400 a month ($500 a month for second-year AmeriCorps) 
  •     Full health insurance (through AmeriCorps)
  •     Participation in all school-based professional development programs

    *  Housing stipend provided and the requirement to live within a 10-mile radius of the school

·     Minimum Education Required: 4-year college degree

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