Department: Student Life
Reports to Supervisor: Dean and Vice President for Student Life
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 Congregation 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 position. Some evenings and weekends are required.
Purpose: The Director of Student Activities will lead the design, coordination, implementation and assessment of campus-wide events, activities, programs, and learning initiatives. Working closely with the Dean and Vice President for Student Life, the director of student activities seeks to create and promote student identity and sense of community.
Essential Job Duties:
Student Programming Coordinator
- 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.
- Creation, development, implementation, and assessment of a well-balanced calendar of programming, consisting of activities in the following areas: social, educational, cultural, and recreational programs that are developed in coordination with faculty, staff and students based on student interests, needs, and institutional
- Develop the planning and implementation of (but not limited to): SOAR (Saints, Orientation, Advising and Registration), Welcome Weekend, Fall Fest, and Senior Week.
- Serve as a lead partner in growing a campus environment ordered to safety and virtue. This will include roles in areas of sexual assault awareness, drug and alcohol education, and preparation for a holistic lifestyle.
- Compile and submit a monthly report, including program/activity numbers and program/activity evaluations.
- Prepare and maintain a campus-wide master calendar that is inclusive of all student activities occurring within the tri-campus community.
- Manage recreational activities, including intramurals. Train and supervise student intramural chairs, game officials, or others involved in recreational events.
- Manage the budget for Student Activities, using resources and finances with fiscal and institutional responsibility.
Advisor to Student Government Association/Student Organizations
- Work with Student Government Association (SGA), and club and organization presidents and faculty advisors, to ensure active participation by clubs/organizations within established College guidelines.
- Work with faculty advisors to ensure appropriate supervision of club/organization activities and organizing student volunteers in order to ensure adequate staffing of all programs, activities, and events.
- Coordinate fall and winter retreats/training for SGA members. Attend weekly SGA meetings, and ensure the fiscal responsibility of SGA.
- Provide human formation and educate students in the principles of effective leadership.
- Participate in a variety of College-wide events to ensure visibility and availability, such as, but not limited to: Accepted Students Day, Commencement, and Admissions Open Houses.
- Partner with College colleagues to collaborate and coordinate campus-wide events. Partners include, but are not limited to, Residence Life and Housing (hall staff programming), Campus Ministry, Athletics, Development, Campus Dining, and Admissions.
- Participate in divisional and College-wide committees and projects as assigned.
Minimum Education, Skills, and Ability:
- Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Some experience in higher education student life/student activities is preferred.
- A strong commitment to the mission and values of Catholic higher education.
- Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
- Effective interpersonal skills, including a willingness to create a welcoming environment for all people.
- Ability to design, coordinate, implement, and evaluate programs, activities, and events with and for students.
- Ability to manage complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, mixing long-term projects with short-term, 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.
- Ability to work flexible hours to include some nights and weekends
- 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. 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 [email protected]. Position open until filled.