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Current Openings

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Residential Advisors

Mount Michael Benedictine School is a Catholic college preparatory residential/day high
school rooted in Benedictine values for young men committed to excellence. Students
develop spiritually, intellectually, and socially through the comprehensive curriculum
and communal experience to become future leaders. Mount Michael Benedictine School
is located on 400 acres overlooking the Elkhorn river in northwest Omaha. We are
looking for talented, self-motivated, inspiring persons to serve as Residential Advisors for
the male dorms.

Residential Advisors work collaboratively to monitor and support the residential dorms.
Residential Advisors are expected to utilize their independent judgment when making
decisions related to the supervision of residential students and are expected to be
prepared to make critical, sometimes life impacting decisions as the first responder for
students’ needs in non-office hours, including nights and weekends. Residential Advisors
will oversee and interact dynamically with students on the floor; suggest, create and
participate in activities; communicate with school personnel as needed; make decisions
related to discipline and safety issues and administer medications in addition to other
duties.

Compensation for this position is $15.25 per hour for hours worked up to 40 hours per
work week and time and one-half that rate for hours worked over 40 in the work week.
The Residential Advisor and Mount Michael will work together to determine a
reasonable approximation of hours worked per week and the Residential Advisor will
receive straight-time and overtime pay each week based on that reasonable
approximation. This allows Residential Advisors the advantage of knowing the amount
of each paycheck. If those hours deviate significantly in any week, the Residential
Advisor will be paid for the additional hours at the regular rate or overtime rate,
whichever is applicable. Residential Advisors also receive a room with private
bathroom, free community laundry, parking, utilities, cable and internet access. Even
though this position is a nine-month position and pay is limited to that nine months, the
room with a private bathroom, free community laundry, parking, utilities, cable and
internet access are available for 12 months provided the Residential Advisor has agreed
to return to work as a Residential Advisor during the next school term. While this is
designated as a nine-month position, please note that employment is at-will so the
Resident Advisor or Mount Michael can choose to terminate the employment
relationship at any time for any lawful reason or no reason, even during the nine-month
period.

1. Be available to students in the dormitories during assigned hours.
2. Create an academically-focused residential environment that supports student
success and learning through our Sycamore program. During nightly study hall,
help students prioritize their academics, check for missing assignments, and assist
in academic advising with the students for long term goals. Successfully merge
student goals with teacher, guidance counselor and parent communications to
promote academic success.
3. Directly monitor and support the academic, emotional, developmental needs and
progress of residents and refer them to school resources as necessary.
4. Annually develop, implement, and promote educational and social programs
grounded in our Benedictine values to increase a sense of community. Merge
programming ideas from best practices, student development theories,
community models and Benedictine Values which encourages personal growth of
students.
5. Communicate student issues with other residential staff, parents, faculty, and
other support staff daily or as concerns arise. Create follow-up plans based on
information from these sources as well.
6. Serve as a resource for students in the event of residential/roommate conflicts,
personal physical and mental health crises, acts of intolerance and substance
abuse situations. Work in collaboration with Dean of Students, Mount Michael
Guidance Counselors and parents and follow-up with students of concern.
7. Monitor residential student attendance, academic progress, and service-learning
requirements through Sycamore.
8. Monitor and promote community spaces, with residential and day students.
Residential advisors are scheduled to supervise all students who stay beyond the
bell (3:24 pm on school days) in the common spaces.
9. Demonstrate inclusive behavior and assist with creating a socially just community
where differences are celebrated — bringing together students from many
different countries to create an internationally focused community. To create this
community will require spending time to not only learn from the students, but
independent research on customs and culture to successfully celebrate all
students.
10. Actively represent the school to students, faculty, staff, and parents though
effective means of communication, collaboration and inclusion. Forging
relationships with community partners, parents, students and staff.
11. Create a positive school culture and oversee the holistic development of students.
12. Responsible for following school safety programs, including disaster
preparedness, emergency drills, safe environment training, and related safety
training.
13. Understand the unique character of a diverse student community with a
residency program.
14. Serve on an on-call rotation to cover nights and weekends and acts as the first
responder to residential concerns and issues. As the first responder, your decision
in crisis will be critical to our student’s success and well-being.
15. Document any violations of the residential policies.
16. Occasionally serve as a supervisor outside the residence hall on large scale
programming efforts.
17. With parental permission and doctor approval, document and administer
prescription medications to minors.
18. Transport students to medical appointments as needed.
19. Implement on-going safety and security plans for the residence hall. Monitor all
building safety/security through building inspections, ensuring the maintenance
of safety equipment and report all issues to the Director of Facilities.
20. Monitor and assess the physical environment of the residence hall. Facilitate the
resolution of facility concerns, maintenance, repairs, and cleanliness.
21. Fiscal responsibility for allocated budgets for residence hall personnel and
programming funds.
22. Attendance at the following may be required: parent/teacher conferences, weekly
residential advisors’ meetings, opening school picnic, staff in-services,
homecoming festivities, winter dance, prom and open houses.
23. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Experience in residential life strongly preferred.
• Experience working with adolescents is strongly preferred.
• Experience connecting and working with international students preferred.
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of individuals and diverse
populations.
• Must be able to adhere to process protocol.
• Must be able to apply established protocols in a timely manner.
• Comfortable with technology and the use of basic computer skills.
• The ability to identify alternative solutions to a problem and to select the best
option.
• The ability to maintain a rational and objective demeanor when faced with
stressful or emotional situations; a measure of self-composure in a difficult
situation and the ability to act objectively.
• The ability to find your motivation for accomplishing a task, and the degree to
which will maintain this course in the face of adversity.
• Ability to create a positive and collaborative working environment.
• Ability to acquire an understanding of the character and vision of Mount Michael
Abbey.
• Valid driver’s license required and acceptable driving record. Ability to drive a 12-
passenger van.
• Must successfully pass a criminal background check.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
• Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
• Physical ability to work around adolescent children including sitting, standing,
running and climbing stairs.
• Ability to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery,
such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
• The ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand. Must
be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
• Ability to observe details at distant and close range (within a few feet of the
observer).
• Ability to hear.
• The nature of the position requires living on campus in a furnished, assigned
room located within the hall/area of responsibility.

Mount Michael will make a reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental
limitations of a qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless the
accommodation would impose an undue hardship on our operation. Any employee who
believes he or she may require such accommodation should contact the Dean of
Students.

Interested Candidates
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Dean of Students, Derrik Spooner, at dspooner@mountmichael.org

School Counselor

Job Summary: The school counselor fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by assisting the faculty and administration in the development of a guidance program and counseling students in areas of academic, career, and social/emotional domains. The counselor has decision-making authority within the realm of the office in consultation with the Head of School. This position reports to and is evaluated by the Head of School.

Essential Job Functions
· Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of Mount Michael Benedictine School.
· Acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church.
· Supports and adheres to the Employee Handbook and to the School Handbook and all policies and procedures of Mount Michael Benedictine School.
· Abides by the Confidentiality Policy set forth by Mount Michael Benedictine School.
· Communicates effectively with students, parents, and other professionals.
· Prepares and implements the guidance program for students.
· Identifies specific needs of students in academic as well as personal domains.
· Coordinates the testing program and assists with test interpretation for teachers, students and parents.
· Disseminates information and provides direct services with regard to college planning, discernment, admission, and careers.
· Assists students with social/emotional issues and offers referral options for outside counseling.
· Maintains student records and college counseling data base.
· Maintains current and accurate records according to Mount Michael Benedictine School policy.
· Meets staff development guidelines as set forth by the Head of School.
· Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.

Important Job Functions
· Keeps abreast of college entrance requirements and of guidance principles and programs.
· Sends transcripts and records upon request.
· Coordinates with faculty and staff concerning student achievement and other needs.
· Continues personal growth through association membership in professional organizations.
· Assists with scheduling and other student-oriented tasks.
· Collaborates with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning.

Minimum Qualifications
Education/Certification
· Master’s Degree in Counseling or Master’s Degree in Psychology or Social Work with courses included or added that address theories and methods in counseling, psychology of adolescence, career information and development, multi-cultural counseling, and vocational, academic and career testing.

Experience
· 3 years experience in education, school counseling field, or related area.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church.
· Knowledge of human development and adolescent issues.
· Knowledge of college admission counseling and processes.
· Knowledge of standardized assessment instruments and applicable interpretation.
· Able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.
· Able to work well with others in the school community.
· Able to work independently and self-motivate.
· Able to organize and manage multiple projects and tasks.
· Able to respond to crises effectively.
· Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format.
· Skill in job appropriate technology.
· Skill in critical thinking and planning.

Working Conditions

· Required to work some nights and weekends.
· Required to manage high to moderate levels of stress.
· Required to work a minimum of a full school day.
· Required to work in standard office and school conditions.

Mental/Physical Demands
· Required to lift or carry classroom supplies, textbooks, furniture, and equipment to a minimum of 35 pounds.
· Required to maintain composure and avoid inappropriate displays of emotion.
· Required to sit, stand, bend, stoop, reach, grab, pull, hear, see, and speak on a daily basis.
· Required to perform repetitive physical tasks such as computer keyboarding, writing, and reading.
· Ability to manage frequent interruptions while working.

Interested Candidates
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Head of School, Dr. David Peters, at dpeters@mountmichael.org

Advancement Assistant

Job Summary: The Advancement Assistant is responsible for providing significant and substantive support in the Advancement Office, processing all gifts using an integrated database program, creating reports, tracking donor information, and acting as a liaison with the Booster Club. The Advancement Assistant works closely with all members of the Advancement Team to support all Advancement Office goals for both the Abbey and School.

Essential Job Functions
1. Responsible for gift processing from initial entry through acknowledgement.
2. Input donations, pledges and gifts-in-kind in Bloomerang and prepare deposits.
3. In collaboration with Director of Advancement Operations, reconcile gift income with the business office.
4. Produce acknowledgment letters/cards as well as annual contribution statements for donors.
5. In collaboration with Director of Advancement Operations, works to maintain data integrity in Bloomerang’s database management system.
6. Responsible for entering new student/family information into Bloomerang database.
7. Produce mailing labels/lists as needed for all mailings.
8. Prepare and reconcile monthly financial reports.
9. Generate reports for committee and board meetings, as needed.
10. Assist in the production of the annual report.
11. Process daily mail.
12. Process invoices for payment.
13. Assists Director of Advancement Operations in the processing of mass requests and memorials, coordination with the monastic representative for masses, and maintenance of the Chapel Memorial book.
14. Assists the Advancement team in the planning, oversight, and execution of Advancement events, while also be available day of.
15. Send monthly pledge reminders to donors.
16. Manages office – ordering supplies and other office needs.
17. Greet and assist visitors and volunteers as needed.
18. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Education/Certification
· Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent telephone and customer service skills.
2. Demonstrated ability to pay close attention to detail, to efficiently manage several work assignments and tasks, and to prioritize work.
3. Proficiency with Microsoft applications, especially Excel, as well as experience working with database systems.
4. Experience with Bloomerang (or similar CRM programs) and OneCause auction software preferred.
5. Positive attitude, relationship-building skills, a high level of self-motivation, and a strong, responsible work ethic.
6. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, to think ahead and be a problem-solver.
7. Must be able to work flexible hours with standard hours from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, including some weekends and evenings.

Working Conditions

· Must be able to work flexible hours with standard hours from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, including some weekends and evenings.

Interested Candidates
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Director of Advancement, Chris Knauf, at cknauf@mountmichael.org