Associate Director of Student Involvement

Worcester, MA
Apr 10, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members: students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The Associate Director of Student Involvement works cooperatively with the entire Student Involvement staff to coordinate, support and evaluate a comprehensive co-curricular program.The associate director is responsible for creating, leading, and managing leadership initiatives that support the development and preparation of all students. These programs should align with the College mission and reflect best practices amongst institutions of higher education.

This position co-advises all branches of the Student Government Association (executive, legislative, and judicial) and participates in the shared governance model between students and administrators. This position creates and implements a comprehensive leadership development program which includes the Aptissimi Leadership Conference, the Incendia Leadership Certificate program and student leader training. The position works collaboratively with the assistant dean and senior associate director to create strategy and provide leadership to the office in areas including diversity and inclusion, assessment, marketing and outreach, budgets, and best practices.

A Bachelors degree is required. A Master's degree in higher education or a related field is preferred. Experience in student programs/leadership development is important. A strong desire to work with students is a must. Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, and an understanding of the values and expectations of a highly selective, private, Jesuit liberal arts college is required. Familiarity with developing and implementing intentional co-curricular programs and managing budgets is helpful.

This is a live on campus position. 40 hours/12 months. Late night and weekend work is required while students are on campus.
This is an Exempt level position.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA) and the Boston Consortium.
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In your cover letter, please include a brief reflection on how you might contribute to the College's commitment to diversity and inclusion (see Furthermore, we encourage candidates to review the College's mission at, and include any reflections on contributions you might make in that area.

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