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Community Engagement Fellow (Two Year Term Opportunity)

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The Community Relations Fellow supports the community relations and engagement programming of the office of government & community relations (GCR). The Fellow maintains the Government & Community Relations website, myHC, and social media accounts; Assists with the Community Service Work-Study (CSWS) program: advises students in selecting CSWS positions, coordinates interviews, and orients CSWS student employees; oversees CSWS students’ access to HC Transportation; maintains CSWS documentation and assists students with time card issues and approvals. Helps plan and facilitate GCR community engagement programming including the Holy Cross & Community Alliance Meetings, the Holy Cross Community Engagement Committee, the annual Community Partner Appreciation Reception, Holy Cross with Others, and the (forthcoming) Off-Campus Student Cohort. Collaborates with other on-campus community engagement programs including community-based learning, SPUD and Athletics. The Fellow works closely with the Director to produce the annual Holy Cross student service data report and the Community Impact Report.
  • Supervise selection process and oversee the CSWS student employees with assistance from Director of Government & Community Relations
  • Manage, support, and/or create web, social media, and myHC content
  • Manage relationships with CSWS community partners (with input from the Director of the office of Government & Community Relations). This includes communications, attending relevant community partner events, delivering paperwork, understanding pre-CSWS placement requirements (i.e., FWS eligibility, Waivers, CORI forms, volunteer applications) and helping students to meet those requirements.
  • Assist with CSWS position descriptions on the College’s Student Employment Guide
  • With the Director of Government & Community Relations, coordinate CSWS placement process including site visits to host sites (schools, nonprofits, etc.).
  • Advise students interested in CSWS in selecting community partners.
  • Collaborate with other community engagement programs including Community-Based Learning, SPUD and Athletics.
  • Serving on the Community Engagement Committee and participate in the Holy Cross & Community Alliance Meetings.
  • Collaborate with Director of GCR on Communications (Social Media, Invitations, Reports).
  • Collaborate with the Director of GCR on marketing and communications, with a focus on the GCR
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience with community relations and or engagement as an undergraduate or through service or civic experience.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • An ability to remain organized and follow through with details while balancing multiple projects.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Understanding and valuing diversity while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.
  • Competence with Microsoft Office and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sites). A willingness to learn other software and technology as needed.
  • Must be able to work occasional evenings.
  • Willingness to attend local events and programming that align with the office’s mission.

This is a full time, exempt level position. The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:
  • 10% College contribution to the 403(b) Retirement Plan (1 year wait waiver available)

  • This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement - upon hire, candidates will need to live within commuting distance

  • Condensed summer 4-day work week

  • Tuition & Education benefits

  • Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities

  • Generous paid time off

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.

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

In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's commitment to inclusive excellence ( ) . Please provide examples of how you have integrated diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into your past work. For more information, please visit .

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


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.

Our home city of Worcester, Massachusetts offers cultural, professional and recreational opportunities for students of every interest — from the masterworks displayed in the Worcester Art Museum to the one-of-kind restaurants on Shrewsbury Street. And with the ski slopes of Vermont and New Hampshire, the stunning beaches of Rhode Island and Cape Cod, and the cities of Boston and Providence all within striking distance, there’s much to discover throughout this dynamic six-state region.

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