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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Student Employment

Current Faculty/Staff Openings:

Residence Hall Director – Male Residence Halls
Director of Student Activities
Indiana Recruitment and Retention Specialist

 

Residence Hall Director – Male 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, 2020.

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 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.  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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 hr@hcc-nd.edu

Director of Student Activities

Department:  Student Life
Reports to Supervisor:  Dean of Students
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 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.

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 campus administrators, the director of student activities seeks to develop and maintain an atmosphere that promotes positive personal and social growth.

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, institutional mission, and administration directives.
  • 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 to the Dean of Students.
  • 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.

     College Collaborator

  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 hr@hcc-nd.edu.   Position open until filled.

Indiana Recruitment and Retention Specialist

Department:  Admissions
Reports to:  Director of Admissions and Retention
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 beginning July 2020.  Typical for this position is daily business hours Monday through Friday. Some evenings and weekends will be required. Travel within Indiana will be required when making presentations to schools and attending recruiting events.

Purpose: The Indiana Recruitment and Retention Specialist is responsible for assisting with all phases of the recruitment, enrollment and retention of students who qualify for Indiana state financial aid programs, as well as other specialized programs such as 21st Century Scholars.

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 informational visits to high schools and school district leaders, identifying eligible high achieving students in Indiana regions.
  • Review and evaluate applications of these students.
  • Develop and maintain communication with these students, their parents and school counselors throughout the recruitment cycle.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Continue to mentor this group of students during their time at Holy Cross as part of retention efforts, through regular one-to-one and group meetings.
  • Creatively continue to educate students and families on college financing to minimize student debt and maximize student persistence.
  • Develop 4-year Financial Planning Counseling program for any student enrolled at the college. Could include semester-to-semester meetings with Financial Aid representative, ongoing updates on aid opportunities, training on student-to-parent communication.

Minimum Education, Skills, and Ability

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in Higher Education Admissions preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of undergraduate admissions and financial aid opportunities in Indiana is required.
  • 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 recruitment including high school visits and college fairs. Some overnight required.
  • 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 minimum of direct supervision.

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