Open Position: Assistant Director, Parents

Dear Colleagues.

The Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing team has recently posted that we are looking for a dedicated Notre Dame enthusiast to join our team leading the Parents Program. We welcome your recommendations for candidates who would be an ideal fit to lead philanthropic initiatives and build relationships with a highly involved and most treasured group of the Notre Dame family – current and lifetime parents.
Assistant Director, Parents Program
Core responsibilities include both internal and external outreaches and engagement.
It is essential to implement strategies through coordinated efforts across campus, which keep parents connected with Notre Dame while reaching dollar and participation goals. Having the ability to analyze and provide optimization recommendations of fundraising and engagement strategies through data is fundamental.
  • Internal – developing and implementing fundraising strategies for the Notre Dame Fund, working in coordination with the Directors of Recognition Societies, strategically partnering with Field Fundraisers, and coordinating on-campus engagement efforts with University partners.


  • External – creating and managing a network of parent volunteers, leading engagement of all parents as part of a fundraising strategy on a consistent basis through content, events, and timely information outreaches

More information may be found on or please call Andrea Bullock (1-1056).


AG&SM Team

Open Position: Manager, Donor Experience


The Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing department has an opening for the position of Manager, Donor Experience in the Operations and Technology team. An overview of the position is below.  More detail can be found in the posting on, which will be posted shortly.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.
Mark Naman
Manager, Donor Experience
  • Hire, Develop, Train and Manage a team of donor experience coordinators. The current team consists of 3 members.
  • Define and map core processes required to deliver best-in-class service levels to Recognition Society donors.
  • Develop an organizational capability to support process requirements for best-in-class donor experience
  • Establish an operating rhythm for working level and leadership reviews of performance of core processes  and change management efforts.
  • Work closely with Recognition Society Fund leaders to assist in delivering on strategic goals
  • Define data needs and analyze data results for process improvement and donor engagement

Spring Learning Programs: Enrollment Now Open

Notre Dame staff are offered a full schedule of professional development opportunities every semester. Topics include Professional Skills, Communications, Teamwork, Leadership, and more.

See details of 2016 Learning Programs.

Register for Learning programs by logging in to Endeavor.

Cancellation Policy: To cancel an enrollment, please cancel in eNDeavor at least three days before the class start date so that waitlisted participants may be notified that a seat is available. Due to high demand and limited seating, departments will be charged $100 for cancellations made fewer than three days before the course start date.

Congrats to Jessica Reasons!

Dear colleagues:


I am happy to announce that Jessica Reasons has accepted my offer to take on the Special Events & Stewardship program director role for Weekends with the President. She will partner closely with the Campaign Administration to plan and execute fly-ins and fly-outs, among other campaign, Development, and University events. You may recall that Jessica joined the Notre Dame family in 2013 after obtaining two degrees and working in Student Affairs at Vanderbilt University. Please join me in congratulating Jessica!


This leaves an opening on our team. This Program Director in Special Events & Stewardship wears many hats. The primary responsibility is to plan and execute Wall Street engagement events throughout the country. Other duties include planning and executing events for the President’s Office, Advisory Councils, Campaign Administration, and Regional Development. Please let me know if you would like to discuss this role as part of your career path.


In Notre Dame,

Katherine Lane

Congrats to Lauren Fox

Dear colleagues:

I am thrilled to announce that Lauren Fox has accepted our offer to take on the new campaign events position in Special Events & Stewardship. She will be tasked with planning Notre Dame’s 175th Anniversary marquee event in 2017, alongside the official launch of the University’s 8th comprehensive campaign, and regional cultivation events. She will continue to work closely with the Campaign Cabinet as well. Lauren has been a member of the events team since 2012, and is known for both her creativity and exceptional organizational skills in the planning and execution of distinct Notre Dame events. Her past experience with Weekends with the President will serve her well in this new role. Please join me in congratulating Lauren!

We will now be posting Lauren’s current role, Program Director for Special Events & Stewardship, with a preferred candidate in mind. This role will also support the Campaign Administration unit by planning and executing Weekends with the Presidents (Fly-ins, Fly-outs, and Leadership Weekends). Please know that as this “domino effect” of positions takes place, I am happy to speak to any internal candidates about a role on our team.

Yours in Notre Dame,

Katherine Lane

Leah Corachea New Coordinator, Learning and Organizational Development

I am pleased to announce that Leah Corachea will be joining the Learning and Organizational Development (LOD) team. She will help identify training opportunities, execute learning offerings, and coordinate projects that extend UR’s commitment to the professional development of every employee. Leah will also retain some of her current duties that support Tim Willis.


Throughout December, Leah will transition front-desk responsibilities and pinch-hit with Shannon Cullinan during Heather Hakanen’s vacation. Leah’s new LOD role will begin in January.


A member of the Development Department since August 2014, Leah will continue to serve her alma mater as an incredible team-player. We are thankful for the many ways she makes Notre Dame a great place to work.


Bryan Reaume

Vicki Reeder, New Senior Office Coordinator

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce that starting on December 10th, Vicki Reeder will join the Development team as our new Senior Office Coordinator. In her new role, she will be covering the Eddy Street Commons Front Desk while also serving as the point of contact for facility-related issues.

Vicki comes to us from Engagement Information where she most recently served as the Records Database Coordinator. Having served the University for the past 17 years, including 10 in the Development Department, Vicki is excited and ready to take on the next big challenge.

Please join me in welcoming Vicki to our team here at Eddy Street.

All the best,

Tim Willis

Sr. Director, Organizational Effectiveness

Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) Annual Holiday Auction

Dear Colleagues,

It’s that time of year again! Come support the Youth Development Programs at the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) this Saturday, December 5th! The RCLC Holiday Gift Auction is a great place to find gifts for your loved ones or yourself! All proceeds help to create opportunities for students to travel and attend a Teen Leadership Retreat.

For more information please contact Velshonna Luckey at or 631-3312. Admission is $5 in advance or at the door. Hope to see you all on December 5th at 4-6PM.

Craig Horvath

Adrienne Neubert joins the Law School Academic Advancement Team

The Law School Academic Advancement team is thrilled to announce that Adrienne Neubert will be joining them as their new administrative assistant.  Adrienne will be familiar to many of you as she has most recently worked as a prospect analyst and helped out with donor services.  Adrienne’s intelligence and enthusiasm are matched by her dedication to Notre Dame.  We are lucky to keep her on campus.  Adrienne holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Non-Profit Management from Western Michigan University.
Adrienne will start with Law School Advancement on December 7th, but will continue to help out donor services during their year end work.  Adrienne’s new campus address is 1341 Biolchini Hall and phone number will be 631-7609.
John Lloyd

Canon – ESC 2


As previously communicated, Canon is now the University’s preferred supplier of copiers and printers. The ESC Two copier located on the North side of the building have been transitioned from Xerox equipment to Canon today. Our DSS team and Canon have worked to ensure print queues and drivers are installed on your computers. The installation is complete and the new Canon copier is operational. Before sending a print job to the new copier/printer, please be sure to select the new printer called “ESC 2” from your list of available printers.

There are three ways to learn the functionality of the new device:

1)      E-learning training website provided by Canon, please see below instructions to access the website.

2)      A mini instruction booklet attached to the device for you to reference.

3)      Formal training from a Canon representative will be forthcoming at a later date, we will keep you posted.

Procurement Services will coordinate with Xerox the removal of the old copiers.

Thank you for your patience during this transition.


Brenda Carr

Jeff Faust

Instructions to access the E-learning material

Click on this link

The link will take you to a Canon e-learning sign-in page.  Do not supply your credentials here, rather click on the link to the right that says “register”

Fill out the Account Registration form with your email address, name and phone number.

Use JMQ23263 in the serial number field and 46556 in the zip code field

Be sure to place a check mark in the box next to “terms and conditions agreement” and click “register”.  Then click “I agree” on the pop-up box.

Next, you will need to choose the appropriate printer which is “C5250” which will take you to the e-learning material for the new Canon copier