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Director of Vibrant Schools Partnerships
Marian University

Date Posted Apr. 19, 2023
Title Director of Vibrant Schools Partnerships
University Marian University
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Department Strategic Development Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Development/Institutional Advancement
As part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews Marian University’s Center for Vibrant Schools is seeking professionals to implement the Director of Vibrant Schools Partnerships. The Director of Vibrant School Partnerships (VSP) for the Center for Vibrant Schools will work closely with the Director of the Center and will coordinate with the Director of the Midwest Technical Assistance Center for City Connects, the Director of Literacy Programs, and the Director of Marketing and Outreach. The Director of Partnerships will develop and launch a program focused on partnering with K-12 schools. This partnership will bring the services of leadership development, comprehensive student support (City Connects), literacy support (Science of Reading), and STEM support by leveraging these services through the Center for Vibrant Schools. The Center's focus is to improve academic performance of K-12 schools in our community and state.

Job Functions:
The Director of Vibrant School Partnerships is a leadership position responsible for the entire planning process to develop the program. Through these efforts, the Director of VSP will be the lead agent to build bridges and support with the community for the VSP initiative. The Director of VSP will be responsible for developing and launching the program, including hiring and onboarding of necessary staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Launch the Vibrant Schools Partnership:
  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.
  • Serve as the key leader in planning and executing the strategies to establish Vibrant School Partnerships.
  • Take a leadership role, with support from the Office of Institutional Advancement, in securing startup funding of the Vibrant School Partnerships.
  • Lead the strategy for gaining public support with PK-12 school and district partners, community leaders, and community-based organizations.
  • Lead all recruiting efforts to accomplish the goals set forth in the plan, including development of strong relationships and collaborative initiatives with selected partner schools.
  • Oversee the VSP selection process to ensure each partner school selected supports the mission of the Vibrant School Partnerships, The Center for Vibrant Schools, and Marian University.
  • Manages overall financial responsibilities and budgets for VSP and collaborates effectively with Center Operations Manager and Marian University Business Office.
  • Ensure that Marian University branding is included across all aspects and functions of VSP.
  • Involve key university personnel as advisors to VSP.
  • Uphold the values of Marian University in public and private life.
  • Manage tasks as assigned by the Director of the Center for Vibrant Schools.

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