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University of Notre Dame
  • Position Number: 1014253
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Position Type: Other Administrative Positions

University of Notre Dame

NDAA Graduate Support, Program Coordinator

The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a NDAA Graduate Support, Program Coordinator.

Applications will be accepted until 6/17/2017.

The Notre Dame ACE Academies provide a Catholic education of the highest quality to as many children as possible in under-served communities. The university-school partnership emphasizes continuous improvement in all aspects of schooling, including Catholic identity, advancement, and teaching and learning. The Notre Dame ACE Academies Graduate Support Program Coordinator provides leadership and support to advance this partnership and the mission of the Alliance for Catholic Education.

The Graduate Support Program Coordinator is a change agent who works collaboratively with principals, the diocese, the Notre Dame ACE Academies regional team, and responsively with the Notre Dame ACE Academies school communities and families to create a graduate support system that ensures students remain on the path to college and heaven after graduating from a Notre Dame ACE Academy. In partnership with local school leaders, ND ACE Academies team members, local high school leaders and college counselors, and parents, the Graduate Support Program Coordinator serves as a catalyst to continue to close the achievement gap, prepare students and families for the rigor and challenges of high school and college, and transform the life trajectories of the children and families they serve.

Coordinating and planning the Notre Dame ACE Academies summer breakthrough experience, an enrichment program for Notre Dame ACE Academies students to help prepare them for a rigorous high school course of study; Collaborating with school leaders and regional directors to support and monitor the learning of Notre Dame ACE Academies middle school students throughout the summer. Collaborating with the Notre Dame ACE Academies national office team to create and implement a college summer immersion experience at Notre Dame for rising 9th graders who are graduates of the Tucson summer breakthrough experience that will help prepare them to succeed at the university and beyond, beginning in summer 2021.

Supporting Notre Dame ACE Academies graduates academically and socially through their high school experience and college application process while creating and maintaining a system to track Notre Dame ACE Academies graduates in the Diocese of Tucson through high school and college, including high school grades and test scores, high school graduation, college attendance, college graduation, and post-graduate employment rates; Organizing social and service events that provide alumni the opportunity to re-engage with the Notre Dame ACE Academies and reunite with their peers;

Supporting students and families with the transition into private or competitive public high schools through assistance with high school selection, application, registration, and admissions; Leading a graduate support class for current middle school students where they learn about high school, college, careers, financial aid to explore and plan for their education after graduating from a Notre Dame ACE Academy.

Providing help and access to resources that will support the student's academic needs throughout high school, including developing and facilitating tutoring and other academic support programs after school; Serving as the primary day-to-day liaison between the Notre Dame ACE Academies in the Diocese of Tucson and local high schools and universities to provide support for graduates that will keep them on the path to and through college.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree (or higher) in Education or similar field.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the mission and goals of the Notre Dame ACE Academies and expertise (or the capacity to develop it) in networking with local high schools, providing ongoing academic support, college counseling, providing summer enrichment support for students through developing a rigorous and engaging curriculum.
  • Candidate must exhibit a growth mindset and the ability to work autonomously and independently. The candidate must be responsive to the short and long term needs of each Notre Dame ACE Academies school and students. Candidate should possess excellent organizational and time management skills, a sophisticated understanding of Catholic schooling, strong relational skills and initiative, analyze student achievement data, comfortable learning and using technology and the ability to gather information and communicate with diverse stakeholders.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching, Ed Leadership, or Counseling certificate preferred.
  • 5+ years of preK-8 teaching experience preferred.
  • Spanish language ability preferred.

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    This position is based out of Tucson, AZ

    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!

    The 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 others that will enhance our community. 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).

    Please apply online at to Job # S17412. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit 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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