Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame ("> is accepting applications for a Rector.

Applications will be accepted until 4/15/2021.

The Rector serves as the primary pastoral leader, chief administrator, community builder and University resource for one of 32 single-sex undergraduate halls. The Rector has the unique responsibility to foster Christian community within a residential community, inspired and informed by Notre Dame's Catholic, Holy Cross tradition. This position is responsible for the well-being and development of residents, including members of Hall Staff, and assists students in the integration of their intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual formation. The current Rector cohort includes priests of the Congregation of Holy Cross, women from other religious orders, and single lay women and men. The Rector position is a live-in, full time position, which is 10 months in the undergraduate halls (with new Rectors arriving early for orientation and training). The position offers full-time benefits, including a retirement plan, a furnished apartment (available for 12 months) and a meal plan during the academic year. The Rector position can be categorized into 4 main areas:

- Practicing Catholic who serves as an active and visible witness to Catholic identity, mission and values
- Serve as active witness of a committed Christian
- Ensure opportunities for vibrant Catholic worship
- Collaborate to design opportunities to integrate faith
- Establish a “ministry of presence”
- Provide pastoral care and counseling
- Meet 1:1 with first year students
- Reach out to marginalized or vulnerable students
- Mediate conflict resolution among residents and with parents
- Employ crisis management with students of concern
- Implement discipline consistent with University standards

- Attend meetings for supervision and professional development
- Partner with Housing Operations to complete assignments
- Recruit, train, coach, mentor and develop residential staff
- Participate in the annual Hall Staff Formation
- Design hall specific training for Hall Staff
- Serve in a rotation of three Head Staff on duty per hall
- Create policies and procedures for the residential community
- Oversee stewardship of finances
- Collaborate on repair/maintenance of the facility
- Write letters of recommendations for residents

Know all residents by name
- Provide opportunities for Hall Staff team bonding
- Conduct regular town hall meetings
- Establish expectations for RAs to conduct section meetings
- Create opportunities to interact informally with residents
- Develop in-hall orientation program to welcome new students
- Reach out in intentional ways to disconnected students
- Create opportunities to highlight and celebrate diversity
- Support development of signature events unique to each hall
- Design programming aimed at integrated development
- Collaborate with Priest-in-Residence and/or Faculty-in-Residence

Serve as the liaison for faculty, staff and parents
- Acquire and enhance understanding of University resources
- Communicate information and make referrals for residents
- Collaborate with Student Affairs departments and critical
University partners
- Share information with the Deputy Title IX Coordinator
and CARE Team as needed
- Accumulate data and compile reports
- Serve as a member of annual task groups or committees
- Engage voluntary and/or paid second appointments

Minimum Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in Theology, Higher Education, Counseling or a related field
- At least three years of experience in a related field such as pastoral ministry, education, student personnel or counseling

Preferred Qualifications:
- Understanding of the structure, mission, and values of institutions of Catholic higher education
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in higher education with faculty, staff and students
- Knowledge of student life issues
- Supervisory experience, particularly training and coordinating volunteers
- Effective interpersonal skills, including an ability to create a welcoming environment for all people
- Ability to design, coordinate, implement and evaluate programs with and for students
- 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 and Google Suite) and ability to learn new systems

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

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