Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 05, 2021
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Full Time


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College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts

The College of the Holy Cross ("Holy Cross"), the highly selective Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts undergraduate institution, seeks a strategic and collaborative leader for the role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). The CHRO will be responsible for establishing and executing a strategic human capital vision that complements the financial and operational plans for the campus, while ensuring a high level of innovation, transparency, collaboration, and accountability. The Holy Cross community is defined by cura personalis, or "care for the whole person." Without exception, the CHRO will be a humble and engaged leader that fosters deep relationships to build understanding and respond to the ever-changing needs of the College’s employees. They will work collaboratively across campus to integrate the office throughout all facets of the institution as a trusted resource and proactive partner on all matters related to human resources.

Holy Cross is one of 27 Jesuit institutions of higher education in the United States, and the only exclusively undergraduate liberal arts college. Founded in 1843 on a hill overlooking the city of Worcester (about 40 miles west of Boston), the Holy Cross community encompasses the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of 3,000 undergraduate students, over 300 full- and part-time faculty, 800 staff, and nearly 40,000 alumni. At Holy Cross, close and life-long bonds flourish. Here, intellectual interests and beliefs can be explored freely. Here also, community members are united in pursuit of a purpose-driven life as "men and women for and with others."

The CHRO reports to the Vice President for Administration and Finance and will work alongside colleagues in the Office of Title IX Initiatives and Equal Opportunity (EO); Compliance and Risk Management; the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the Office of General Counsel; the Finance Office; and the Office of the Provost while supporting the needs of the entire College workforce. The CHRO is supported by a team of ten dedicated staff members in the Office of Human Resources in the following functional areas: salary and compensation; employee benefits; employee relations; staff wellness; performance and organizational development; and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. 

The Vice President for Administration and Finance has formed a search committee and retained Isaacson, Miller, the national executive search firm, to assist in this important search. Expressions of interest from candidates of all backgrounds are welcome, regardless of religious and/or spiritual beliefs. Inquiries, nominations, and applications can be directed in confidence via electronic mail to Berlinda Mojica, Electronic submission of credentials is encouraged at

The College of the Holy Cross is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace. For more information, please visit