Rector – University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)

Education: University/College, FT Employee
University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)

University of Notre Dame


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The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Rector. The Rector role can be categorized in four main areas:

– Serve as active and visible witness of a committed Christian
– Ensure opportunities for vibrant Catholic worship

– Plan events in observance of the Church’s liturgical calendar
– Collaborate with University partners to design opportunities to integrate faith
– Establish a “ministry of presence”

– Reach out to residents, especially marginalized or vulnerable students

– Meet 1:1 with first year students and students planning to study abroad

– Mediate conflict resolution among residents and with parents
– Provide pastoral care and counseling

– Employ crisis management with students of concern and document

– Collaborate with the student affairs professionals, faculty, staff and parents

– Implement discipline consistent with University community standards and document

– Attend regular meetings for ongoing supervision and professional development

– Collaborate with the Office of Housing to accomplish essential administrative tasks
– Recruit, serve as hiring/firing manager, train and develop residential staff

– Participate in the annual Hall Staff Orientation and Training
– Design hall specific orientation and training for Hall Staff
– Coach, mentor and supervise Hall Staff
– Serve in a rotation of three Head Staff on duty per residential community

– Create policies and procedures for the residential community
– Oversee stewardship of finances

– Collaborate on repair/maintenance of the facility and document
– Write letters of recommendations for residents

– Provide opportunities for Hall Staff team bonding/relationship building

– Conduct regular town hall meetings

– Establish expectations/opportunities for RAs to conduct regular section meetings
– Create opportunities for the Rector to interact informally on a regular basis with residents

– Know all residents by name

– Develop an in-house orientation program to welcome new students
– Reach out in intentional ways to students disconnected from the community

– Create opportunities to highlight and celebrate the diversity of the residents
– Support the development of signature events unique to each community

– Design programming aimed at integrated development
– Collaborate with Priest-in-Residence and/or Faculty-in-Residence
– Attend community programs and University events in which residents participate

– Serve as the liaison for faculty, staff and parents

– Acquire and enhance understanding of University structure and resources
– Communicate information and make referrals for residents as needed

– Work in partnership with the Office of Housing to accomplish the work of Residential Life

– 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 on University committees

– Engage voluntary and/or paid second appointments

– 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

– 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 a willingness to create a welcoming environment for all people

– Ability to design, coordinate, implement and evaluate programs with and for students
– Ability to manage complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, mixing long-term projects with urgent or immediate demands

– 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, including Word, Excel, Outlook) 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., adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. With 1,250 acres containing two lakes, Notre Dame is well known for the quality of its physical plant and the beauty of its campus.

See how you can enjoy the advantages of life in a livable, affordable environment accessible to a multitude of amenities sure to match your preferences. Enjoy them with a University community where a sense of belonging and engagement may be the most cherished feature of all. With many affordable neighborhoods, award winning school systems and of course world-class sporting and cultural entertainment options, there is literally something for everyone here –

Please apply online at to Job # 14055 or visit For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program ( in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity ( in its staff, faculty, and student body. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community. The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. (0)

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