Career Opportunities

Holy Cross College occasionally has openings for both full-time and part-time faculty and staff positions that will be posted on this webpage.  Only submissions to posted positions will be considered.  The college does not maintain a database of resumes for future postings. Thank you for your interest in Holy Cross College.

Holy Cross College is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on qualifications and are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Current Openings:

Adjunct Sociology Instructor
Assistant Director of Communications
Head Coach – Men’s and Women’s Tennis
Admission Counselor
Residence Hall Director – Female Residence Halls

 

Adjunct Sociology Instructor

Department:  Psychology and Social Sciences
Reports to Supervisor:  Department Chair
FLSA:  Exempt

Holy Cross College’s Mission: The Mission of Holy Cross College is to educate and form global citizens with the competence to see and the courage to act. Holy Cross is a Catholic college that advances the apostolic mission of the Brothers of Holy Cross. Our practical, experiential, liberal arts curriculum applies timeless truths to contemporary life and leads people to wholeness in the image of Christ.

Our hiring practices reflect this missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Adjunct Status: This is not a permanent position. Renewal from semester to semester is conditional, based on enrollment and the instructional needs of the College.

Purpose: Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Psychology and Social Sciences, the Adjunct Sociology Instructor is responsible for teaching various sociology courses for a semester. Courses may include: Principles of Sociology, and Social Stratification. Like all Holy Cross College personnel, adjunct faculty members share the responsibility for supporting the goal of enhancing the Catholic, Holy Cross learning experience for all students.

Fall 2018 Course:
SOCI 410 (3 credit-hours) Social Stratification

Course Description: This course explores the evidence for and effects of social stratification in society. Attention is given to the ways in which social institutions (the family, education, the economy, the mass media, government, health care) are characterized by inequality. Emphasis is on discovering and analyzing how differences exist in regard to gender, race, social class, and age in regard to assess to valued scarce resources in society.

Essential Job Duties

  • All administrators, faculty and staff are called to assist students in their formation to be Christ-like students and thus must embrace and advance the Holy Cross mission of the College in all professional activities.
  • Teach one section of SOCI410 – Social Stratification in the fall 2018 semester.
  • Conduct office hours on campus (about one hour for every two credits being taught).
  • Meet regularly with the department chair.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as outlined in the faculty handbook.
  • Complete additional specific projects to be determined by the department chair.
  • Other responsibilities as may be assigned to meet the needs of the department and college.

Minimal Education, Skills and Ability

  • Masters Degree in the appropriate subject area required. Ph.D. or ABD preferred.
  • Previous teaching at the College level preferred.
  • Positive work experience in a Catholic college environment preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and physical demands required of personnel so classified. Employment at Holy Cross College is ‘at will’ meaning either the college or employee can end the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Holy Cross College is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on qualifications and are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or any other legally protected status. Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for three references to hr@hcc-nd.edu. Position Open until filled.

Assistant Director of Communications

Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development
FLSA: Exempt

Holy Cross College’s Mission: The Mission of Holy Cross College is to educate and form global citizens with the competence to see and the courage to act. Holy Cross is a Catholic college that advances the apostolic mission of the Brothers of Holy Cross. Our practical, experiential, liberal arts curriculum applies timeless truths to contemporary life and leads people to wholeness in the image of Christ.

Our hiring practices reflect this missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Typical Schedule: Full time. Minimum 40 hours per week. Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary to carry out duties.

Purpose: The Assistant Director of Communications assists in the creation and implementation of a strategic, multi-faceted communications program designed to build and strengthen the college’s role and reputation as a leader in its field. Devise program guidelines and policies, oversee implementation process, and provide quality control for communications programs, media activities and special events.

Essential Job Duties

  • All administrators, faculty and staff are called to assist students in their formation to be Christ-like students and thus must embrace and advance the Holy Cross mission of the College in all professional activities.
  • Execute communications for key events and priorities of Holy Cross College to both internal and external constituents.
  • Assist key college personal in planning the overall messages for the college that adheres to the college’s brand identity.
  • Oversee the strategic communications agenda of the college, with particular attention toward student recruitment, development, alumni relations, and community engagement.
  • Design and create college publications, print and digital marketing materials.
  • Coordinate advertising, buy and manage content for the college web site.
  • Identify and pitch news stories for placement in on-campus, regional, and national media outlets.
  • Serve as editor of the bi-annual college magazine.
  • Manage the marketing budget.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

Minimum Education, Skills, and Ability

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, graphic design, or related field and three to five years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Increasing responsibility in planning and executing the communications/marketing strategy of an organization.
  • Ability to build vendor relationships in order to purchase mass media advertising.
  • Ability to identify story ideas and pitch to news outlets.
  • Fluency in web content management and an understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript along with knowledge and experience with Adobe Design Programs (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator). Experience with multimedia production (video and animation tools) is a plus.
  • Must possess knowledge of digital marketing, user experience, email marketing, branding, and social media.
  • Must possess outstanding written and oral communication skills as well as the ability to effectively edit and proof read.
  • Ability to work under tight and changing deadlines; work effectively and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for growth as well as solutions to challenges.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and physical demands required of personnel so classified. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Employment at Holy Cross College is ‘at will’ meaning that either the College or the employee can end the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Holy Cross College is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on qualifications and are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or any other legally protected status. Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter and three references (names and contact information) via email to Human Resources hr@hcc-nd.edu. Position open until filled.

Head Coach – Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Department:  Athletics
Reports to Supervisor:  Director of Athletics
FLSA:  Exempt

Holy Cross College’s Mission: The Mission of Holy Cross College is to educate and form global citizens with the competence to see and the courage to act. Holy Cross is a Catholic college that advances the apostolic mission of the Brothers of Holy Cross. Our practical, experiential, liberal arts curriculum applies timeless truths to contemporary life and leads people to wholeness in the image of Christ.

Our hiring practices reflect this missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Typical Schedule: Part time.  Typical for this position is evenings, and weekends according to the practice and game schedule of the student athletes.

Purpose: The selected candidate will insure the team operates and conducts themselves within the ideals and goals set forth by Holy Cross College and the rules and regulations of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC).

Essential Job Duties

  • All administrators, faculty and staff are called to assist students in their formation to be Christ-like students and thus must embrace and advance the Holy Cross mission of the College in all professional activities.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the sport, including practice plans, game management, scouting and statistics management.
  • Instruct, coach, and teach athletes in a way that positively reflects the views of the college while still creating a challenging environment conducive to achievement.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with campus personnel, for example, admissions, financial aid, and college relations.
  • Communicate with conference and Athletic Director to schedule matches.
  • Arrange team transportation.
  • Create an outlet for the athletes concerns.
  • Manage a team budget.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of uniforms and equipment.
  • Promote the men’s and women’s tennis program.
  • Recruit and retain quality student athletes.
  • Assist student athletes in the continuous eligibility process.
  • Develop the leadership of assistant coaches and team leaders.
  • Promote the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character program; Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Servant Leadership, Sportsmanship.
  • Serve as an example of faith based leadership while demanding appropriate conduct at all times from athletes.

Minimum Education, Skills, and Ability

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least two years’ experience as a tennis coach.
  • Knowledge and experience using email and administrative websites.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work flexible work schedule including, evenings, and weekends as may be necessary to serve the needs of the team.
  • Highly motivated person who is task oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, in a team atmosphere, and with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Desire to be an active learner from players, coaches, and staff members.

Physical Demands:

  • May be exposed to temperature extremes, hot and cold.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and physical demands required of personnel so classified. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  Employment at Holy Cross College is ‘at will’ meaning that either the College or the employee can end the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Holy Cross College is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on qualifications and are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or any other legally protected status.  Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter and three references (names and contact information) via email to Human Resources hr@hcc-nd.edu.   Position open until filled.

Admission Counselor

Department:  Admission
Reports to Supervisor:  Director of Admissions
FLSA:  Exempt

Holy Cross College’s Mission: The Mission of Holy Cross College is to educate and form global citizens with the competence to see and the courage to act. Holy Cross is a Catholic college that advances the apostolic mission of the Brothers of Holy Cross. Our practical, experiential, liberal arts curriculum applies timeless truths to contemporary life and leads people to wholeness in the image of Christ.

Our hiring practices reflect this missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Typical Schedule: Typical Schedule: Full time. Typical for this position is daily business hours Monday through Friday, 8am until 5pm, including frequent evenings and some weekends to serve the needs of the College. Periodic travel including overnight stays may be required when making presentations to schools and attending recruiting events.

Purpose: The Admission Counselor is responsible for assisting with all phases of the recruitment and enrollment of new students to Holy Cross College, including but not limited to; extensive local and national travel, representing Holy Cross College to high school counselors, prospective students and parents; recruiting students and cultivating relationships with guidance counselors in assigned geographic territory while assisting students to meet their professional goals and to live lives of purpose and integrity.

Essential Job Duties

  • All administrators, faculty and staff are called to assist students in their formation to be Christ-like students and thus must embrace and advance the Holy Cross mission of the College in all professional activities.
  • Plan, manage and conduct recruitment and counseling activities in an assigned geographic territory.
  • Prepare and submit statistical reports and detailed summaries of personal recruitment activities in assigned territory.
  • Review and evaluate applications of prospective students.
  • Develop and maintain communication with prospective students, parents and school counselors throughout the recruitment cycle.
  • Assist with the planning, organization, and execution of both on- and off-campus admission programs.
  • Conduct group and individual information sessions for prospective students and their parents as assigned.
  • Attendance at required events such as College Fairs, Preview Days, Admitted Student Days, Summer Orientation, etc.
  • Coordinate in-house mailings of recruitment invites and literature to prospective students.
  • Hire, train, and manage student workers and tour guides.
  • Provide counsel and assistance to admitted students as they manage the enrollment process including, but not limited to, financial aid opportunities, billing and payments, and orientation registration.
  • Complete additional specific projects to be determined by the Director of Admissions as well as serving the needs of the College as assigned.

Minimum Education, Skills, and Ability

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in Higher Education Admissions preferred.
  • Experience as undergraduate admissions intern, student ambassador or student volunteer experience is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and leadership skills required. Bi-lingual skills a plus.
  • Attention to detail and demonstrated organization skills related to programming/project management are essential.
  • Valid unrestricted driver’s license is required.
  • Knowledge and experience using MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge and experience using social media tools for marketing and communication.
  • Ability to travel for approximately 10 weeks of overnight recruitment including high school visits and college fairs.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population.
  • Ability to work flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends as may be necessary to serve the needs of the department.
  • Highly motivated person who is task oriented.
  • Ability to work under pressure, in a team atmosphere, and with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a connection to the Holy Cross College mission to educate the whole person in mind, body and spirit.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and physical demands required of personnel so classified. Employment at Holy Cross College is ‘at will’ meaning either the college or employee can end the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Holy Cross College is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on qualifications and are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or any other legally protected status. Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for three references to hr@hcc-nd.edu.  Position Open until filled.

Residence Hall Director – Female Residence Halls

Department:  Residence Life and Housing
Reports to:  Director of Residence Life and Housing
FLSA:  Exempt

Holy Cross College’s Mission: The Mission of Holy Cross College is to educate and form global citizens with the competence to see and the courage to act. Holy Cross is a Catholic college that advances the apostolic mission of the Brothers of Holy Cross. Our practical, experiential, liberal arts curriculum applies timeless truths to contemporary life and leads people to wholeness in the image of Christ.

Our hiring practices reflect this missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Typical Schedule: This is a 12 month, live-in position beginning July 1, 2018.

Purpose: A Hall Director position at Holy Cross College serves as the community leader for the female residential communities, consisting of 2 residence halls with 120-130 total residents, within the Division of Student Life. The Hall Director is responsible for working closely with other Residence Life and Housing staff members and students to develop and maintain an atmosphere that promotes academic, personal, and social growth.  As an employee of the Residence Life & Housing Department, each Hall Director will administer and enforce policies and procedures as outlined in the Hall Director Manual, Residence Life Contract, and the Holy Cross College Student Code of Conduct.  Hall Directors additionally provide a welcoming and positive atmosphere through programming in the residence halls and a ministry of presence.  The responsibilities listed will be carried out under the supervision of the Director of Residence Life & Housing.

In this position, the mission is to provide the highest quality experience to Holy Cross Students.  The goal is to transition students into educational partners who understand that each student is responsible for his/her own experience. This is accomplished through providing an environment where students experience life through challenge, responsibility, academic inquiry, service, discernment and community.

A commitment to open communication and regular contact with the residents and Residence Life Staff members is crucial to building a proactive residence hall program which helps to promote an environment that supports the mission of the College. The Hall Director position can be categorized in four main areas:

Essential Job Duties:

  • All administrators, faculty and staff are called to assist students in their formation to be Christ-like students and thus must embrace and advance the Holy Cross mission of the College in all professional activities.

Chief Administrator:

  • Attend regular meetings for ongoing supervision developmental opportunities
  • Collaborate with Director of Residence Life & Housing to accomplish essential administrative tasks
  • Assist with the recruitment, training and development of the RA staff
  • Facilitate in the annual Hall Staff Orientation and Trainings
  • Coach, mentor and supervise Hall Staff
  • Serve in a rotation with other Hall Director as the Hall Director On-Call for entire campus
  • Enforce policies and procedures for the residential community
  • Oversee stewardship of finances for respective residential communities
  • Collaborate on repair/maintenance of the facility
  • Coordinate all communication, with supervisor, supervisees and residents

Community Builder: 

  • Provide opportunities for Hall Staff team bonding/relationship building
  • Conduct hall meetings (opening, closing, and as needed)
  • Challenge and support resident assistants in their efforts to build community through residential interaction and programming
  • Create opportunities to interact informally on a regular basis with residents
  • Know all residents by name
  • Reach out in intentional ways to students disconnected from the community
  • Create opportunities to highlight and celebrate the diversity of the residents
  • Support the development of signature events unique to each community
  • Participate in the Office of Residence Life & Housing’s Programming Model and ensure RA’s Participation
  • Attend community programs and College events in which residents participate

Pastoral Leader: 

  • Serve as an active and visible witness of a committed Christian
  • Promote opportunities for vibrant Catholic worship
  • Collaborate with College partners to design opportunities to integrate faith
  • Establish a “ministry of presence”
  • Reach out to residents, especially marginalized or vulnerable students
  • Meet one-on-one with all first year students during the first semester and continue those relationships
  • Mediate conflict resolution among residents and with parents
  • Provide pastoral care and counseling
  • Employ crisis management with students of concern and document
  • Collaborate with the student affairs professionals, faculty, staff and parents
  • Implement discipline consistent with College Student Handbook and document

College Resource:

  • Serve as the liaison for faculty, staff and parents
  • Acquire and enhance understanding of College structure and resources
  • Communicate information and make referrals for residents as needed
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs departments and critical College partners
  • Share information with the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and CARE Team as needed
  • Serve as a member of annual task groups, on College committee, or advise College clubs or organizations
  • Serve as a presenter during summer Saints Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) days

Day to Day Responsibilities:

While each day may vary greatly in this role where a Hall Director is working daily with college students, the following are some of the expectations that can be expected:

  • Weekly staff meetings with the Director of Residence Life & Housing and the other Hall Director
  • Bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with the Director of Residence Life & Housing
  • Weekly staff meetings with the resident assistant staff the Hall Director supervises
  • Bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with each individual Resident Assistant the Hall Director supervises
  • Monthly Development Meeting with entire Hall Staff (Director, Hall Director, Resident Assistants)
  • 15-20 Office Hours per week, to promote availability to residents.
  • Conduct meetings as necessary
  • Bi-Weekly Student Life Team Meetings, with Senior Vice President and other members of Student Life
  • On-Call responsibilities for all of campus two weeknights a week and every other weekend (Fri-Sun)

Minimum Education, Skills, and Ability: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with adolescent or college age students in a residential setting preferred
  • Understanding of the structure, mission, and values of institutions of Catholic higher education
  • A commitment to the concepts of community and the integration of mind, body, and spirit within the context of the Congregation of Holy Cross and the mission of Holy Cross College
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in higher education with faculty, staff and students
  • Knowledge of student life issues and willingness to embrace the “ethic of care” approach to student life
  • Supervisory experience, particularly training and coordinating volunteers
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including a willingness to create a welcoming environment for all people
  • Ability to design, coordinate, implement and evaluate programs with and for students
  • Ability to manage complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, mixing long-term projects with urgent or immediate demands
  • Capacity to manage stress and maintain personal and emotional stability in a demanding work environment
  • Experience as a counselor or as a pastoral leader
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, with a facility for public speaking
  • Strong organizational skills, with a demonstrated attention to detail
  • Competent with technology (MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook) and ability to learn new systems

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and physical demands required of personnel so classified. Employment at Holy Cross College is ‘at will’ meaning either the college or employee can end the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Holy Cross College is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on qualifications and are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or any other legally protected status. Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter and three references (names and contact information) via email to Human Resources hr@hcc-nd.edu