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Director of the Ciocca Center Business, Ethics, and Society

College of the Holy Cross
Massachusetts, United States
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Apr 6, 2022

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Director of the Ciocca Center Business, Ethics, and Society

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:

Job Description:

Reporting to the Dean of Experiential Learning and Student Success, the Director of the Carlyse and Arthur A. Ciocca '59 Center for Business, Ethics, and Society (Ciocca Center) will provide strategic and operational management of Holy Cross's co curricular business programs. The mission of the Ciocca Center is to foster a distinctively liberal arts approach to the study of business and its role in society and to provide opportunities for students to develop the technical and applied skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and strong ethical framework that will enable them to become principled leaders and critically engaged citizens of a world deeply shaped by business. The Director of the Ciocca Center will provide vision and leadership to advance the Ciocca Center's mission and will oversee the strategic and operational dimensions of the Center's work including the Business Certificate Programs and associated workshops, student clubs affiliated with the Center, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, alumni and business community outreach, and other Center programming.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

Oversight of Ciocca Center Co Curricular Business Programming
  • In consultation with the Dean of Experiential Learning and Student Success establish the scope and priorities for business related co curricular programming at the College;
  • Oversee the strategic design and operational implementation of all components affiliated with the Center and serve as the external face of the Center;
  • Oversee the design and implementation of all Business Certificate Programs offered by the Ciocca Center;
  • Oversee the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program:
  • Hire and supervise the entrepreneur in residence (EIR);
  • Support the EIR in designing programming;
  • Serve as an advisor for students pursuing business interests;
  • Develop opportunities to engage the campus community in dialogue about the role of business in society and related ethical, political and economic issues.

Operational Management of the Ciocca Center
  • Oversee the hiring and supervision of all Ciocca Center staff;
  • Work with the Ciocca Center Associate Director and other staff in the following:
  • Provide oversight for the Center's budget;
  • Design and implement Ciocca Center workshops and events;
  • Recruit business professionals (alumni, parents, others) to facilitate workshops;
  • Develop and implement a marketing strategy for the Ciocca Center including web content, social media, and print materials;
  • Represent the Ciocca Center at Admissions and student recruiting events.

Campus and External Collaborations:
  • Collaborate with other offices at the College to enrich student experiential learning and success including the Center for Career Development, the J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts and the World, and the Office of Study Abroad;
  • Maintain and expand the network of business partners in support of the Ciocca Center (alumni, parents, local business community);
  • Collaborate with Advancement staff in fundraising efforts for Center programs and College priorities;
  • Be a resource to the Office of Assessment & Research, the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and the Director of Strategic Initiatives in assessing and reporting on Center programs.


  • Master or doctoral degree in a relevant field;
  • Extensive business experience;
  • Experience working in higher education.

Core Competencies:
  • Interpersonal Skills - Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, colleagues, students, alumni, and external constituencies to share information, establish partnerships, and utilize expertise;
  • Problem Solving, Innovation and Creativity - Seeks to identify, analyze and resolve problems effectively; demonstrates initiative, creativity, and talent for problem-solving and implementation of objectives; exercises good judgment and makes effective, sound, timely and informed decisions;
  • Strong Teamwork and Team Facilitation - Fosters friendly and cooperative relationships; shares knowledge and mentors staff; works to develop others' knowledge as well as own; gives and shares credit as appropriate; thinks strategically, operates tactically, collaborates effectively with staff and leaders across the College community as well as external partners;
  • Written and Verbal Communication - Exhibits ability to choose the most effective and meaningful form to express ideas and information; demonstrates the ability to engage participants effectively in public presentations in large and small formas as well as at virtual events; facilitates open communication; uses discretion and demonstrates sensitivity to confidentiality concerns;
  • Diversity and Inclusion - Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team, and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment;

To mitigate the spread and effects 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, up-to-date vaccination (including a booster dose once eligible) by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an accommodation exempting the applicant from this policy has been granted. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.

Additional Information:

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)
  • Hybrid work
  • NEW - condensed summer 4-day work week
  • Tuition benefits
  • Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities
  • Generous paid time off
  • Free parking and free use of the athletic/fitness facilities.
  • Click here to learn more.

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 200,000 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 which you can read more about here.

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).

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to:

Holy Cross Benefits at a Glance PDF for download: click here

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

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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 ( jeid-c8a5c7350c6e4f49ab6f5d58387857ad
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