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Assistant Director, Holy Cross Institute

St. Edward's University
Austin, TX, USA
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  • HCIX - The Holy Cross Institute
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time
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    Assistant Director

    Holy Cross Institute

    St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Assistant Director. The Assistant Director (AD) of the Holy Cross Institute at St. Edward's University plays a leadership role in the development and execution of the Institute's events and programmatic activities. The AD supports the Executive Director in the development of, fundraising for, planning of, and implementation of Institute programs. In consultation with the Executive Director, the AD serves as the lead on the Holy Cross Charism Initiative and supports the Executive Director with the development and implementation of the Holy Cross Complete Leader Program and other programs as they arise. The AD also assists the Executive Director in planning, identifying participants/speakers, promoting, and carrying out the Institute's monthly and annual programs, engages and interfaces with constituent schools, and plays an integral role in helping to set the strategic planning and direction for the Holy Cross Institute. Finally, in collaboration with the Executive Director, the AD plays a key role in conducting academic research, curriculum development, and writing and publishing documents, academic articles, books, pamphlets, and newsletters from the Holy Cross Institute.

    The AD embraces and advances the mission and charism of the Congregation of Holy Cross and that of the Holy Cross Institute at St. Edward's University. The AD is a mission-centered and skilled program manager, communicator, and educator who embraces the Holy Cross Institute's Catholic and Holy Cross identity and who works enthusiastically, creatively, and collaboratively to provide educational resources and programs for Holy Cross educators who represent various cultural, religious, educational, and economic backgrounds across its participating educational institutions in the United States and beyond.

    Essential Responsibilities Include:

    • Support and assist the Executive Director in the execution of his/her responsibilities and the Institute's goals
    • Coordinate event planning committees, and conduct meetings for/with the committees, school representatives, and with the HCI partner organizations
    • Support the Executive Director in his/her work with the HCI Board of Governors and the implementation of the strategic plan
    • Develop, plan, implement, and manage academic resources and programs
    • Conduct research and produce academic publications
    • Share responsibility with the Executive Director of the Holy Cross Institute to Holy Cross Sponsored Schools to build institutional relationships, strengthen organizational coherence, and advance mission effectiveness
    • Stay current on programs, positioning and marketing, and communication strategies developed by peer institutions
    • Other duties as assigned

    For consideration, a Bachelor's Degree required and 2-3 years working/supporting in University and/or school experience. Proficient in the use of social media, Proficient in the use of Google Suite and Microsoft Office. Strong written and oral communications skills; a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a complex, multi-faceted environment; experience with event management; experience working with vendors and partners from a variety of backgrounds. Proven skills in time management, organization, and communication; self-starter disposition with the ability to work independently on projects; strong organizational skills; ability to exercise discretion and maintain grace under pressure; high degree of organizational and administrative ability and project management skills; ability to manage many tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines efficiently; detail-oriented; proactive and team-spirited disposition, with ability to consult and make decisions; collaborative work style and ability to receive feedback with a willingness to respond to an evolving set of priorities.


    Preferred qualifications for the position include an earned Bachelor's degree (Advanced or terminal degree preferred), 4-6 years of professional or management experience in a related area, proven skills in communications, organization, program development, and curriculum development. She/he should be a self-starter with the ability to work independently on projects, to exercise discretion, and to maintain grace under pressure; a high degree of organizational and administrative ability and project development and management skills; the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines efficiently; detail-oriented; proactive and team-spirited, with the ability to consult and make decisions; a collaborative work style and the ability to receive feedback with a willingness to respond to an evolving set of priorities; educational and/or professional experience in a Holy Cross institution; a background in or history with Holy Cross formation experiences; strong technology skills; a desire to bring a passionate customer focus to the development and delivery of mission-centered formation programming; and possess a willingness to travel. The preferred candidate should also be well-versed in the teachings of the Catholic Church and Holy Cross mission and charism. The Assistant Director of the Holy Cross Institute at St. Edward's University is a twelve-month employee.

    For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

    The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

    United Healthcare Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available)

    Sun Life Financial Dental Plan

    Sun Life Financial Vision Plan

    Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

    Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

    Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Pet Insurance

    Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

    Retirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

    Tuition Benefits

    Paid Holidays

    Services & Discounts


    Interested applicants should submit an online application at; For full consideration, please submit all application materials:

    1. A current resume or CV;
    2. A cover letter addressing the candidate's interest in and qualifications for the position;
    3. A statement on the candidate's ideas, contributions, and goals for advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion while serving in this position; and
    4. The contact information for three professional references


    St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,000 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



    We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

    Reference #: J202018

    Posted: 06/11/2021

    Available: 08/02/21

    Full Job Description St Edwards University


    St. Edward’s University: One of America’s Best Colleges

    St. Edward’s is a dynamic, nationally ranked, Catholic university where teaching, learning, leadership and service come together to contribute to a better world. For more than a decade, we’ve been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the thriving city of Austin, Texas, with partner universities in 16 countries, our impact extends across the globe.

    An Education for Today and a Lifetime

    St. Edward’s offers an extraordinary educational environment that challenges, inspires and empowers students to make a difference in their world. Our academic community is dedicated to providing undergraduate, graduate and adult-learner degree programs that meet the demands of our times, preparing students to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, our liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, ethical reasoning and multicultural understanding. Students enjoy the advantages of small classes and personal attention coupled with innovative facilities and advanced technology. And they benefit from valuable real-world experience through research, internships, service and study abroad. Through the abundant learning opportunities a St. Edward’s education provides, our students gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue fulfilling careers and purposeful lives.

    Quick Facts About St. Edward’s

    • 13:1 Student-faculty Ratio
    • 18 Average class size
    • 50+ Undergraduate areas of study
    • 7 Graduate degree programs
    • 10 Adult undergraduate programs
    • 4,620 Students enrolled
    • 4,023 Undergraduate students
    • 54 Countries represented

    See more facts and figures.     

    Our Achievements Draw National Recognition

    A commitment to students, faculty and a stellar academic environment that’s second to none has placed St. Edward’s in the national spotlight

    • Since 2003, St. Edward’s has consistently been recognized in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.” Currently, we’re 13th among universities in the Western Region.
    • Forbes, Princeton Review and Washington Monthly include St. Edward’s on their lists of the best universities in the country.

    • We’ve recently been ranked one of the top 10 “Best Colleges in Texas” by two highly respected college assessment groups: College Factual (2015) and Niche (2016). 

    • St. Edward’s has been named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016. For the last six years, St. Edward’s has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Students, with a record 13 finalists and 10 winners in 2015. Since 2004, our students have won 37 Fulbright grants.

    Strategic Planning Guides Our Success

    From 1999 to 2015, St. Edward’s increased overall enrollment by 25%. And our donors contributed more than $152 million during that time. This record generosity helped grow our endowment to more than $95 million and provided important funding for new buildings and capital improvements. See how we’re continuing the momentum of that success in the years ahead. Read about our strategic priorities for 2018.

    Learn more about St. Edward’s.

    We welcome your application. Apply now!

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