College of the Holy Cross — Assistant Director of Student Involvement

Assistant Director of Student Involvement

About College of the Holy Cross:

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 3,100 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.

Job Description:


The Assistant Director of Student Involvement is a 12 month, live-in/on position reporting to the Assistant Dean/Director of Student Involvement.

This position works collaboratively with the entire Student Involvement staff to plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive co-curricular program that aligns with the College mission and reflects the best practices amongst institutions of higher education.

This position also works closely with students and student organizations as an advisor and event planner. As such, this individual must demonstrate a commitment to holistic student development, have strong interpersonal skills, approach their work with an awareness of diversity and inclusion and be able to foster strong relationships with campus partners.

Finally, the Assistant Director of Student Involvement works collaboratively with the entire staff to provide meaningful experiences outside of the classroom. In alignment with the Division of Student Affairs mission, this position will strive to provide services and programs that prepare students to become engaged citizens who thrive, act with integrity and purpose, lead by example, and promote justice in solidarity.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Advise and train student groups and support the planning and execution of their associated programs
  • As an event planner for student organizations this position offers training, guidance, connects students to campus resources and supports students as they plan and implement a wide range of programs.
  • In collaboration with the other Assistant Director, designs, implements, and evaluates a vibrant calendar of late-night weekend programming for a diverse and multicultural student body.
  • Responsible for coordinating Late Night Weekend Programming planning and implementation.
  • Maintain departmental budgets in accordance with procedures and uphold accountability for operating within approved budget limits.
  • Act as a representative on divisional and campus-wide committees and task forces.
  • Recruit, train and manage student staff in the implementation of late night weekend events.
  • Assist with departmental projects; supervise tasks of administrative staff and/or student staff.
  • Represent the College with the highest degree of professionalism when interacting with both internal and external audiences.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
  • Demonstrate and practice the division of student affairs values of connection, excellence, holistic development, reflection, and student-centered focus.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in higher education/student affairs or equivalent is preferred.
  • Demonstrate intercultural, diversity and inclusion competencies and a commitment to working with diverse populations.
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced; diverse and vibrant global institution is essential.
  • An understanding of and appreciation for student development in a Jesuit Catholic context and a passion for working with students.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively and be able to make sound decisions independently.
  • Technical Skills – Display proficiency using standard office equipment such as a computer, fax, photocopier, scanner, etc. Proficient in all Microsoft suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Proficient in managing a virtual setting (ie. ZOOM, Google Meet, Youtube )

This is a live on-campus position which requires night and weekend work while students are on campus.

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted. Applicants believing they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information on your application materials.

Additional Information:

This is a full time, exempt level, live-on position.

College Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.

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).

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Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.

To apply, visit

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts ( and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (