Associate Director
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Associate Director.
Applications will be accepted until 5/5/2022.
The Associate Director for Mission Engagement is a critical member of the Office of Mission Engagement and Church Affairs (OMECA). Through its work, OMECA cultivates the University's Catholic and Holy Cross mission and catalyzes Notre Dame's service to the Church. The Office coordinates an array of initiatives, both internal and external to University, which extend Notre Dame's contributions to the Church and the world, including: the Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Grotto Network, the Notre Dame - Newman Centre for Faith and Reason, the House of Brigid, and the Sorin Seminar for Faculty.
The Associate Director is responsible for deepening the faculty's and staff's understanding of and commitment to Notre Dame's Catholic and Holy Cross mission. In collaboration with the Vice President and the Executive Director, the Associate Director leads the Sorin Seminar for Faculty, collaborates with the faculty chaplain, and develops and implements other faculty- and staff-oriented initiatives. The Associate Director annually coordinates the University's Report on Catholic Mission and participates in the development and implementation of numerous Church - University partnerships.
This position requires a high level of independent judgment, initiative and discretion; project management and analytical skills; the ability to communicate clearly on behalf of the Vice President in writing and in the creation of presentations; a keen understanding of Catholic higher education and the Catholic intellectual tradition. The Associate Director will routinely serve as a representative of the Office on a variety of matters, supporting key initiatives, developing communication with internal and external constituents, and building and maintaining University relationships.
Specific responsibilities will include:
• Deepen the faculty's understanding of and commitment to the University's Catholic and Holy Cross mission through the annual Sorin Seminar for Faculty; develop and implement additional activities for Sorin Seminar alumni.
• Provide vision and support of the faculty chaplain; participate in faculty chaplain programs.
• Develop and implement new initiatives focused on the sharing the Catholic mission of the University with University leaders, faculty, and staff.
• Develop and implement new initiatives focused on the sharing the Catholic mission of the University with University leaders, faculty, and staff.
• Coordinate the annual creation of the Report on Catholic Mission for the Fellows and Trustees of the University.
• On behalf of the Vice President, coordinate partnerships which have scholarly resonance between the University and key Church-related entities.
• Serve as OMECA liaison to the Department of Human Resources for Catholic mission-related issues.
• Tasks as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
The Associate Director will have at least a Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree with at least five years of relevant experience. The Associate Director will possess:
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Understanding of the Catholic Church and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, along with a deep commitment to the mission of the University of Notre Dame.
• Experience with professional interactions with Church leaders.
• Sensitivity to issues related to faith and professionalism within a university setting.
• Outstanding work ethic, discretion, and trustworthiness.
Preferred Qualifications:
A terminal degree.
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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