Hiring: AAD, College of Engineering

With a new Dean at the helm, the Academic Advancement Director for the College of Engineering role is more important than ever. We’re seeking a highly motivated, strategic fundraising partner for Dean Culligan – someone who can translate the College’s key objectives and goals into proposals our donors will find exciting, inspiring, and ultimately rewarding. An educational or professional background in a technical or scientific field is highly sought for this role: someone able to translate complex faculty ideas & projects into exciting, relevant proposals for interested donors. Did someone just pop into your mind? Great! Please feel free to share the posting with them! If they’d like to chat with a “real human” about this role, share my Calendly link to schedule 20 minutes to chat (no resume or introductory email required!). If you’re interested in this role yourself, I’d love to learn more! Simply find 30 minutes for a confidential conversation here. Thank you!

-Tara Gilchrist

405 Main Personnel Changes

Friends and colleagues,

We write to share news of several promotions and transitions within the 405 Main Building office.

Effective October 1, Terry Donze will transition from her current role as Development Associate to Senior Office Coordinator for 405 Main and report directly to Gavin McGuire. In this important position, Terry will serve as the primary receptionist and first point of contact for the Office of the Vice President for University Relations and the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications and will manage the overall operations of the office suite. A trusted and respected colleague, Terry recently celebrated 33 years of dedicated service with University Relations.

Similarly, effective October 1, Sharon Rankert will be promoted to Assistant Director, Advisory Council Program, reporting directly to Julia Sama. In this role, Sharon will help organize the fall Advisory Council meetings across 18 councils, coordinate the annual Advisory Council strategic review process, publish the Advisory Council digital directory and manage communications of important University news to council members. Sharon will continue to provide direct support to Drew on calendaring, fundraising support, and donor stewardship. Sharon has been a valued member of the UR team since 2012 and we’re excited for her to take on this new role.

Reporting directly to Lou, effective October 1, Debra de St. Jean will be promoted from her current role of Assistant Director, Advisory Council Program, to Development Associate. In this role, Debra will provide executive and administrative support to the Vice President of University Relations by managing the office of the Vice President, including calendaring, operational processes, internal communications and support, and special projects as required by Lou. Debra has served University Relations (over two stints) for almost a decade and has been repeatedly championed for her do-whatever-it-takes work ethic.

And finally, effective September 1, Gavin McGuire’s role of Advisor was expanded to reflect his significant contributions over the past three years to the office of the Vice President of University Relations. In this newly expanded role and in addition to his current duties, Gavin will oversee the 405 Front Desk and overall operations, including the management of the student interns, oversee the budget for the Vice President of University Relations, manage strategic projects, and coordinate large external events such as international and domestic bowl games on behalf of University Relations.

Please join us in thanking and congratulating Terry, Sharon, Debra, and Gavin, for taking on these new roles and responsibilities in service to Notre Dame.

Lou and Drew.

Friday Night Bash

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us for the second annual Friday Night Bash at Notre Dame Stadium this Friday, September 17, 2021—the night before Notre Dame takes on Purdue in South Bend. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind party in the concourse of Notre Dame Stadium featuring live music from Gold & Blue Co, Zach DuBois ‘11, Jeffrey James, and The 1985, and yummy street food from regional food trucks! All UR employees and their families will receive free admission

This also presents a great opportunity for benefactors as all Giving Society members get in free! They can simply show their membership ID when they enter the party through Gate C of Notre Dame Stadium! Our team will be onsite to confirm membership if anyone does not have their digital card.

Hope to see you all there!
Annual Giving Team

Sign up for our fall professional development opportunities!

Dear Colleagues,

Whether you’re seeking to deepen your expertise and effectiveness or harness your leadership skills, we offer unparalleled professional development to our staff and faculty so they can develop their inner champions and build their careers. We’re excited to announce our program offerings for the fall, as well as provide a few reminders about all the resources available to you.

Register for fall learning opportunities
Explore our fall learning offerings on the professional development section of our new Human Resources website. We’re offering both previously featured programs that are back by popular demand and brand new ones that cater to what we’ve heard campus wants.
Search and Register for Learning Opportunities

Set goals in Endeavor by September 30
As a reminder, managers and their employees should discuss goals and enter them in Endeavor no later than September 30, 2021. The final performance conversation along with final ratings and sign off must be completed by May 13, 2022. Learn how to start the performance review process in the new and improved Endeavor dashboard.
Record your expectations in Endeavor

Take advantage of one of our Signature Programs – the Learning at Work Academy!
The Learning at Work Academy is a multi-approach education program designed to encourage personal and career development to enhance individual success while strengthening the talent base for the University and the larger community. Instruction is provided conveniently in Notre Dame facilities.
Our English as a New Language (ENL) and High School Equivalency (HSE) classes start next week. Learn more about signing up for the English as a New Language and High School Equivalency classes!
Additionally, the programs in Business Administration through Ivy Tech Community College offer rolling admission. Find out more about obtaining an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Business Administration (2 years) or Technical Certificate in Business Administration (1 year).

Sharpen your skills with Udemy
As we announced earlier in the year, Udemy is an online, on-demand, self-paced learning platform that is integrated with Endeavor. It offers a wide variety of individual online courses and can be a great option if you’re interested in learning something new, supplementing your professional development or enhancing a skill set. Now is the time many of us are working towards determining our individual and divisional goals, we have included a few Udemy courses that touch on this subject. We invite you to try these online and on-demand courses!
OKRs Goal Setting 101
Goal Setting Mastery Course
Goal Crushing: Use OKRs to achieve business results

Thank you for all you do for the University of Notre Dame. We look forward to seeing you in our professional development programs this Fall!

In Notre Dame,

The Office of Human Resources

Experience ND

Have you heard? VenueND is now Experience Notre Dame. Experience ND will offer a more comprehensive event planning experience. In addition, University Catering is now Three Leaf Catering, providing improved quality and partnerships.

In addition to the new name, these new features are also available:

-A Reimagined McKenna Hall
The newly renovated McKenna Hall opens September 1, and will feature a variety of event spaces to host
your next academic conference. All your attendees will be treated to a warm atmosphere and state-of-the-art amenities.

-Rohr’s Food Truck
Notre Dame’s iconic restaurant is hitting the road. The food truck is a great focal point for a smaller event, or a neat addition to a larger one.

The Experience ND team can assist with budget management, integrated venue management, off-site transportation and hotels, and more. They have also decreased the price of internal room rentals across campus, and made events more affordable by eliminating unnecessary costs for internal events at Notre Dame Stadium.

Interested in learning more? Check out this Experience ND flyer.

Reminder About ESC Gameday Parking

Tenants of the Eddy Street office who will be working the Purdue gameday and need to park in the ESC garage make sure to submit your BEAT request before Tuesday 9/14/21 at 1:00 pm EDT. Please Note: we will be unable to add parking requests after the deadline.

To request gameday parking in the ESC garage, enter your name into BEAT, choosing “Parking” as the activity and “ESC – Staff” as the parking preference. We provide an identifying dashboard sign to those who request parking for the Toledo gameday. If you still have your dashboard sign from the Toledo game, you can use that for any game this season.

Please note – all access cards will be inactivated for Saturday 9/18 except for staff who have submitted a BEAT request.

If you have any questions, contact Lana Taylor.

Celebrating Our CRU Volunteers at ND Stadium

The Storytelling & Engagement team is inviting all of the CRU faculty and staff who worked tirelessly this past year during the pandemic to keep Notre Dame open to our students to participate in a special THANK YOU VIDEO that will be filmed in Notre Dame Stadium. The shoot will take place Wednesday night (September 15th). When you arrive at Notre Dame Stadium, please enter through GATE B at 7:30 PM ET. Storytelling will usher you down to the field where you’ll be joining a singer/songwriter from Nashville who will be performing his new song.

Wear something NOTRE DAME — if you don’t have it, no worries!

The shoot should be done by 8:15 PM ET

Date: Wednesday, September 15
Time: Arrive before 7:30 p.m.; should be completed by 8:15 p.m. EDT
Where: Enter Notre Dame Stadium through Gate B

UR September Birthdays

Happy Birthday to all our colleagues celebrating their special days in September! We hope you have a great Fall filled with fun and football!

9/2 – Sharon Rankert
9/3 – Tim Kenney
9/3 – Tori Grimes
9/5 – Lynn Hubert
9/5 – Patty Herrity
9/6 – Mary Bueno
9/8 – Terry Donze
9/9 – Matthew Cannizzo
9/9 – Matt Gelchion
9/10 – Anita Jones
9/10 – Dan Allen
9/11 – Jordan Eash
9/12 – Natalie Sargent
9/13 – Michael McLaughlin
9/14 – Nick Sorg
9/15 – Bruce Danielson
9/15 – Carolyn Hardman
9/15 – Cathy Windeatt
9/15 – Ray Herring
9/16 – Sarah Ford Nugent
9/16 – Tori Hummel
9/18 – Meghan Walsh
9/19 – Chris Murphy
9/19 – Jay Rizzi
9/19 – Bob Morton
9/20 – Jessica Brice
9/20 – Zach Thurston
9/26 – Bridget Gilman
9/26 – Dody Blue
9/26 – Emma Capannari
9/26 – Eileen Murdock
9/26 – Sydney Kuhn
9/26 – Teri Vitale
9/27 – Amelia Thompson
9/28 – Landon Weldy
9/30 – Bill Doyle

Reminder About ESC Gameday Parking

Tenants of the Eddy Street office who will be working the Toldeo gameday and need to park in the ESC garage make sure to submit your BEAT request before Tuesday 9/7/21 at 1:00 pm. We will be unable to add parking requests after the deadline.

To request gameday parking in the ESC garage, enter your name into BEAT, choosing “Parking” as the activity and “ESC – Staff” as the parking preference. We provide an identifying dashboard sign to those who request parking for the Toledo gameday.

Please note – all access cards will be inactivated for Saturday 9/11 except for staff who have submitted a BEAT request.

If you have any questions, contact Lana Taylor.