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Holy Cross College is a close-knit community of faculty and staff dedicated to preparing our students to become the scholars, citizens, leaders, and disciples the world needs now.

The College maintains flexible workplace policies to promote a strong work-life balance culture for all employees, which include excellent healthcare, generous time-off, flexible hours, and remote work opportunities.

If you share in our mission and are interested in joining one of the most distinctive environments in Catholic higher education, we welcome you to apply to any of the open positions listed below.

Student Employment

Current Faculty/Staff Openings

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, 2022.

Purpose: A Hall Director position at Holy Cross College serves as the community leader for the female residential communities, consisting of 4 residence halls with about 150 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 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 Dean and Vice President of Student Life.  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:

  • 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
  • Mentor, coach, and supervise Hall Staff (assistant hall directors and resident assistants)
  • Serve in a rotation with other Hall Director (assistant hall directors) 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
  • Assist housing director with hall openings, room selection, meal plan management, and hall closing
  • Assist and collaborate with student activity coordinator and director of campus ministry on residential programming

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in higher education with faculty, staff and students
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including a willingness to create a welcoming environment for all people
  • 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
  • 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 [email protected]

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, 2022.

Purpose: A Hall Director position at Holy Cross College serves as the community leader for the male residential communities, consisting of 4 residence halls with about 150 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 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 Dean and Vice President of Student Life.  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:

  • 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
  • Mentor, coach, and supervise Hall Staff (assistant hall directors and resident assistants)
  • Serve in a rotation with other Hall Director (assistant hall directors) 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
  • Assist housing director with hall openings, room selection, meal plan management, and hall closing
  • Assist and collaborate with student activity coordinator and director of campus ministry on residential programming

 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in higher education with faculty, staff and students
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including a willingness to create a welcoming environment for all people
  • 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
  • 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 [email protected]

Department:  Business Office
Reports to Supervisor:  Budget Director
FLSA: Non-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 be a Christ-centered institution.

Typical Schedule:  This is a full-time position with typical workdays Monday through Friday.  Extended hours and a flexible schedule may be necessary to meet peak periods, deadlines, and project requirements of the College, including occasional weekends.

Purpose:  The Purchasing and Business Office Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of purchasing and vendor maintenance for the College, as well as providing general support to the business office and financial aid office.

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.
  • Handle all college purchasing functions and vendor maintenance with attention to cost savings and budget mindfulness.
  • Occasionally meet with vendors to discuss competitive pricing and services.
  • Act as primary, but not only, purchasing agent for the College
  • Create/Issue PO’s within accounting software assuring proper account code assigned and purchase is within approved budget
  • Receive/verify, distribute, when necessary, deliveries
  • Solicit deals, quotes, bids from vendors as required or necessary to procure the best deal for the College
  • Correspond with vendors to coordinate delivery, return damage products, negotiate purchase terms, etc.
  • Establish, maintain, and update purchasing accounts with local vendors so that College employees can easily purchase products
  • Handle, document and route inbound telephone calls and act as a liaison between student account and financial aid departments and students
  • Create and maintain communications for financial aid and student accounts using the Customer Relationship Management system, Slate
  • Serve as first point of contact for assisting student and parents with their student account including but not limited to explaining their bill, assisting with basic financial aid questions, and collecting any documentation or other information.
  • Direct students and parents to Student Accounts Manager, Director of Financial Aid or other college representatives as needed
  • Assist the office of financial aid, student accounts, and business office as needed
  • Complete additional specific projects to be determined by the Budget Director, as well as serving the needs of the College as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Business, Account, or a similar a relevant field preferred, plus one to two years of relevant experience
  • Ability to interact with students, parents, faculty, administration, and staff in a professional and courteous manner
  • Ability to multi-task, with interruptions, is critical in this busy environment.
  • A high level of organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.
  • Ability to anticipate issues, and work with a high level of energy.
  • Ability to work under pressure, in a team atmosphere, with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Ability to follow up with vendors on outstanding purchase orders.
  • Ability to negotiate best pricing.
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP, Slate, and Empower preferred.
  • Experience using Microsoft Outlook and Word required, Microsoft Excel preferred.

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 [email protected]

Department:  Admissions
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:  This full-time position is for immediate hire. Typical for this position is daily business hours Monday through Friday, 8am until 5pm, including evenings and some weekends to serve the needs of the College. Periodic travel including overnight stays may be required, primarily in the fall and occasionally in the spring.

Purpose: The Admissions 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: regional travel, representing Holy Cross College to high school counselors, prospective students and parents; recruiting students and cultivating relationships with guidance counselors in an 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 admissions programs.
  • Assist with initiatives related to, but not limited to tele counseling, social media, alumni outreach, multicultural recruitment, data assessment, advising student groups, etc.
  • Conduct group and individual information sessions for prospective students and their parents.
  • Attend required events such as College Fairs, Preview Days, Admitted Student Days, etc.
  • Coordinate in-house mailings of recruitment invites and literature to prospective students.
  • 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
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and leadership skills
  • Attention to detail and demonstrated organization skills related to programming/project management are essential.
  • Valid unrestricted driver’s license
  • Knowledge and experience using MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel for approximately 10 weeks per year of overnight recruitment including high school visits and college fairs
  • Cultural competence and ability to work effectively with a diverse student population in respectful, equitable and inclusive ways.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends when 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Higher Education Admissions
    • Experience as undergraduate admissions intern, student ambassador, or student volunteer may be considered.
  • Knowledge and experience using social media for marketing and communication
  • Knowledge and experience using Slate by Technolutions
  • Multilingual skills preferred.

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 [email protected].  Position Open until filled.

A few notes on submissions

Only submissions to the posted positions will be considered—we do not maintain a database of resumes for future postings.

Holy Cross College educates students with the competence to see and courage to act in the Catholic intellectual tradition. We value all students and employees and welcome the variety of experiences they bring. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, military status, genetic information, or age in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or in employment.