Orchard Lake Schools
POLISH MISSION DIRECTOR
ORCHARD LAKE SCHOOLS’ POLISH MISSION DIRECTOR KEY JOB ELEMENTS
The Polish Mission Director (“PMD”) serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Polish Mission (“PM”) of the Orchard Lake Schools (“OLS”), and is responsible for the daily management and implementation of programs and promotional and developmental activities, as approved by the PM Board of Trustees, in accordance with the approved Polish Mission Statement. The PMD is an ex-officio member of the PM Board, and reports to the Chairman of the Polish Mission for strategic matters. The PMD is also responsible to the Chancellor, as President of the OLS, to accomplish specific initiatives that demonstrably enhance the OLS’ prominence in the Polish American community at large. The PM’s performance is reviewed annually by the PM Board. The OLS are a private, Catholic High School and Seminary located in Orchard Lake, Michigan. For more information about the OLS visit www.orchardlakeschools.com. For more information about the Polish Mission visit www.polishmission.com.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Cultural & Educational
- Create, develop, and promote educational and cultural activities and events according to the Mission Statement and objectives of the PM.
- Establish rapport and cooperating relationships with key Polish Organizations, locally, nationally and abroad. Maintain active membership in key organizations like the Polish American Congress, Friends of Polish Art, etc.
- Establish rapport with key local representatives of the United States’ and Polish Government, Polish Episcopate, and educational and cultural institutions for the purpose of working cooperatively on cultural and educational initiatives.
- Disseminate information about the PM and it’s activities and events through periodic news publications, postings on the Official PM website, and communication with OLS’ campus personnel, Chancellor and COO.
- Responsible for the OLS’ Galeria activities and displays.
- Responsible for the inventory, display, and safe keeping of all Polish and Polish American art, artifacts, archives, literary and historical collections owned by the OLS.
- Periodically assess all historical Polish and Polish American artifacts owned by the OLS to determine whether they support the OLS’ Polish Mission and worth keeping, and if not recommend their disposition.
- Research available grants, both domestic and foreign (especially Poland), and manage grant writing,
- Develop fundraising and marketing plans, as needed, in accordance with and consultation with the Advancement Office of the OLS. He/she shall also solicit charitable and supportive donations as may be required for event or project support.
- Create and implement one, three and five year strategic plans with specific goals and
actions, as well as a respective budget. The strategic plan and budget is presented
annually to the PMB for its approval, and reported to the Board of Regents at their
- Work in harmony with the management of the OLS.
- Adhere to all OLS policies and positions.
- Accept additional duties as may be required to achieve the PM goals and those of the
OLS, as determined by the Chancellor or the Chairman of the PM Board.
- Must always recognize that he/she is a management representative of the OLS, and
as such must always publicly promote and portray OLS in the best possible way, and
never compromise the OLS’s public perception.
- Make the Chancellor and the PM Board chairman aware of activities and events that
either or both should be aware of and/or participate in.
- Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree from a prominent University in a field that is
demonstrably in accord with roles and responsibilities described above required.
Master’s or Doctorate degree highly preferred.
- Fluency in English and Polish languages required
- Possess extensive knowledge of Polish and Polish American culture and history and
keep abreast of major events in Poland and Polonia, but not to become a political
- Familiarity with art, music, and literature required.
- Knowledge of library, archival and museum organization and functions preferred.
- Be a citizen of the United States, or have “Permanent Residency Status/Green Card”
granted by the State Dept. legally enabling candidate to work in the U.S., and have
lived in the United States for a minimum of three years required.
- Be a practicing Catholic, be a registered member of a Catholic Parish, and adhere to
Catholic doctrine required.
- Demonstrate managerial experience, communication and interpersonal skills required
- Demonstrate involvement in Polish and Polonia events and organizations required
- Health care benefits
- Annual compensation $65,000+ and negotiable depending upon qualifications
To be considered candidates must submit a letter of transmittal describing why candidate believes that he/she meets the job requirements, and what the candidate offers to the OLS; and a detailed résumé to include relevant job experiences. These must be submitted in PDF format to email address firstname.lastname@example.org with “Polish Mission Director” in the subject block not later than February 15, 2018. Final candidates may be asked to submit character references. Questions may be addressed to email@example.com
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER:
The Chief Development Officer of Orchard Lake Schools (OLS) and has primary responsibility for all of OLS fundraising activities.
These activities include:
(1) identification, cultivation, solicitation, closure, and recognition of major gifts, including endowment and planned giving;
(2) annual giving to support OLS operating budget, including annual fund, fundraising events and grants;
(3) advancement communications; and
(4) grants development.
Additionally, the Chief Development Officer is a member of OLS senior management team and participates actively in the overall strategic planning of the OLS.
Experience in direct solicitations, grants, donor relations, project management and communications is essential. Experience working with and inspiring the confidence of multiple constituencies, including advancement staff, volunteers, top-level donors and prospects and administrative officials. Ability and willingness to travel as necessary to accomplish goals.