Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
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Christopher Columbus High School employs over 125 educators and staff members in a variety of fields. Our school thrives because our staff is talented, highly skilled and dedicated to providing current and future Explorers with an excellent education.

Christopher Columbus High School is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Whereby: No person, on the grounds of race, color, disability or national origin, is excluded or otherwise subjected to discrimination in the receiving of services. Nor does the school discriminate in hiring, promotion, discharge, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment on the basis of race, color, disability, age, gender or national origin.

Administration is available to answer any questions that both existing and prospective staff members may have concerning employment at CCHS, including questions about certification, forms and the application process. Please don't hesitate to contact us.

Christopher Columbus High School accepts resumes throughout the year for our many positions, even if the position is not actively open.  Resumes are kept on file for consideration for future openings.

Open Positions:

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  • Director of Alumni Relations

    SUMMARY:
    The position of Director of Alumni Relations supports the mission of Christopher Columbus High School and the goals of the Advancement Office. Through relationship building, events, and communications the Director of Alumni Relations will plan and conduct strategic programs for our alumni. This person serves as the school’s liaison with the alumni and is responsible for alumni relations. This is a full-time, twelve-month position with benefits and
    vacation.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor’s degree and five plus years of experience in event planning
    • Strong desire and natural ability to deal with people
    • Excellent verbal and written, communication skills, with strong public speaking skills
    • Interpersonal skills and relationship-building
    • Experience working in a professional environment
    • Possess a collegial, collaborative style
    • Supervisory experience and/or volunteer management experience
    • Excellent organizational skills, time management, and meticulous attention to detail
    • Must be creative and able to think outside of the box
    • Ability to manage pressure and make split-second decisions
    • Ability to meet strict deadlines and budget demands
    • Computers skills in Mas OS or Windows environments and in database management
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
    REPORTS TO:
    The Director of Alumni Relations reports to the VP of Advancement.

    JOB GOAL:
    Organize and execute alumni programs and events to foster and enrich the relationship between Christopher Columbus High School and its Alumni and develop relationships with young alumni and students early on to build a life-long, positive, engaged, relationship with the school.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    ADVANCEMENT OPERATIONS
    • Participate on the Advancement Department’s leadership team
    • Assist the VP of Advancement on activities related to fundraising for CCHS
    RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
    • Coordinate, plan and oversee the Alumni Association Committee meetings
    • Work with the President of the Alumni Association on activities related to the work of
      the Committee
    • Build relationships and communicate effectively with the alumni
    • Plan and execute two or three trips annually to visit with our alumni outside of Miami
    EVENTS
    • Frequent travel and attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, and events.
    • Plan and develop alumni events and activities including our five signature events and other events that target specific groups of our alumni such as our young graduates, professional groups, and mentorship program
    • Work with alumni representatives in arranging for all Class reunions
    • Communicate, plan effectively, and evaluate afterwards all alumni events and activities
    • Work with the Sports Hall of Fame Committee in organizing the annual induction ceremony
    • Track RSVPs, online registrations, email registrations and telephone registrations for events and activities
    • Track payments, administer and manage event budgets including expenses and revenue, work with the Finance department on reporting.
    • Plan and execute other events as needed
    COMMUNICATION
    • Manage the weekly alumni newsletter
    • Work with the Director of Communications and the Director of Social Media to engage alumni in the life of the school through consistent and positive communication using electronic and social media
    • Work to build and maintain an up-to-date contact information on the alumni and parents
    • Create and manage the annual alumni events calendar
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer; Prolonged periods of standing and walking at functions
    • Must be able to lift to 20 pounds at times

    TO APPLY
    Candidates should submit their resume, cover letter and references to employment@columbushs.com. The deadline for application is Friday, October 21, 2022.
  • Vice President of Advancement

    Christopher Columbus High School, established in 1958, is a private, Roman Catholic all boy’s college preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers.  Our student body of approximately 1700 students is representative of all areas of Miami-Dade County.  Already a top-ranked school, we are moving rapidly toward our goal to be the best Catholic all boys school in the United States.  Our motto, “Adelante,” embodies the dynamic spirit of our school as we press ever forward.  In the past six months alone, we have dedicated a brand new athletic and sports medicine center (Henderson Family Athletic Training Center), opened the 100,000 square foot Marcus Lemonis and Mario Sueiras Center for Science and the Arts building, and received a transformational gift of $10 million to help support two new centers.
     
    The new Vice President of Advancement will focus on growing philanthropic support and establishing a strategic array of fund-raising activities while encouraging alumni, parents and friends’ involvement and participation. Through funds raised, the Vice President will help to advance the strategic plan of the school while connecting with all our alumni by building long-standing relationships that begin at graduation day and extend throughout their lives.
     
    We expect the new Vice President of Advancement to lead the Advancement Department which goals are as follows:
    Develop a comprehensive advancement plan for Columbus
    A top priority will be to develop a comprehensive advancement plan for CCHS that lays out a clear vision which aligns with our existing school’s strategic plan. The advancement plan will consider ways to connect and reach potential donors, alumni, corporations, foundations, parents, faculty, local community leaders and others interested in supporting our school.  The plan should reflect the vision into the future of Advancement for Columbus for years to come.

    Enhance alumni relations
    The CCHS culture is built on deep and genuine relationships.  The strong bonds of friendship and caring that reach from our current students to generations of alumni form the proud and powerful Columbus Brotherhood.  Our alums are an amazing group, always ready to assist whether with time, expertise, or with financial help.  To reach our goals, it is critical that we continue to enhance our engagement with our Columbus family, and look for ways to involve them, connect them, and assist them.  While soliciting financial contributions is always important, we emphasize maintaining and strengthening relationships and are always looking for ways to help our alums thrive.
     
    Build a systematic alumni engagement process with focus on young alumni
    Columbus has an extraordinarily loyal alumni base. While our alumni giving levels have increased the past three years, there is an opportunity for donor growth among alumni who are not actively connected to us. It is important that we identify those alumni and develop plans to engage with them to allow them to become involved with the school.  Recent graduates, from the 2000s to now are our future. 
     
    Engage with the Miami community
    Columbus is already deeply connected and engaged within the Miami community.  But, especially now, Miami is in growth mode —and with new residents and businesses streaming into the community, it is important that Columbus connects more deeply with the business and philanthropic community. Miami’s strong corporate, startup and nonprofit communities can bring more than financial contributions to Columbus, benefits such as externships, internships, mentorship opportunities as well as employment opportunities for our graduates and their families. The new Vice President will help drive that engagement with the Miami community
     
    Specific responsibilities of the Vice President of Advancement will include:
     
    Advancement
    • Developing and executing a strategic plan for advancement. Work with the President and other school leadership to determine fund raising priorities through campaigns, annual giving, gifts from corporations, and gifts and grants from foundations.
    • Managing, staffing, organizing, and executing the school’s fundraising efforts, including capital campaigns, annual fund drives, scholarship fundraising, Caring Hearts fundraising, and project campaigns as needed.
    • Manage a team of direct reports that currently include the Associate Director of Advancement and the Alumni Director, along with some indirect report support personnel
    • Cultivation and solicitation of leadership gifts.
    • Launch a robust planned giving program
    • Overseeing the departments expenditure and budgeting
    • Creation a plan to grow our endowment
    • Continue to develop and improve our prospect contact plan and procedures including trend analysis, contact planning, database management, and solicitation planning
    Alumni Relations
    • Alumni Relations goals are to
      • foster lifelong relationships with alumni to help support our school through a mutually beneficial relationship
      • Garner alumni support in numerous ways, not just fundraising.
      • Enabling alumni to act throughout the community as our school ambassadors
    • The Vice President of Advancement will oversee and manage the Alumni Director and assist in achieving their goals:
      • Develop alumni feedback strategy
      • Develop a clear, measurable plan for alumni relations including development of new activities, spiritual support, and alumni networking
    • Develop and execute on a continuum of events and activities that engage alumni throughout their lives
    • Building the Columbus Event Marketing Plan
    • Enhancing communication with our alumni and our friends
    Qualifications:
    • Experience and thorough knowledge of advancement with proven fund-raising abilities with a complete understanding of advancement activities
    • Experience with sophisticated computer-based advancement platforms
    • Strong relationship building and communication skills
    • Experience with, and responsibility for large campaigns and major gifts
    • Managerial skills with the ability to lead, supervise and guide the advancement team and envision the makeup of the department into the future
    • Willingness to travel domestically
    • Undergraduate degree

    To Apply:
    Candidates should submit their resume, cover letter and references to search@columbushs.com. The deadline for application is Friday, October 14, 2022.

Key CCHS Extensions

DEPARTMENT EXTENSION
Administration 2300
Admissions 2301
Alumni 2302
Athletics 2303
Attendance
2214
C-Tech  2223
Cafeteria 2232
Campus Ministry 2268
Department Leaders 2304
Development  2305
Finance/Tuition 2306
 Guidance 2307
Information Technology 2222
Library 2221
Main Office 2200
Maintenance 2226
Marketing 2308
Registrar 2236
SAC  2282
Support Staff 2310
Wellness & Athletic Facilities 2311
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Brotherhood, Faith, and Scholarship define the Marist Brothers Catholic education at Christopher Columbus High School.  By making Jesus Christ known and loved and creating an inspiring academic and extracurricular environment, we prepare young men for higher learning and a life-long commitment to leadership and service through Gospel and Marist values.

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.