Student Affairs

Residence Rector (Rome)

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN United States

Residence Rector (Rome)


University of Notre Dame


The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Residence Rector (Rome).


Applications will be accepted until 3/16/2021.


The Residence Rector will serve the University of Notre Dame at the University's Rome Global Gateway. The Residence Rector will report to the Director of Programming, Student Development, and Community Engagement, with a dotted line to the Associate Director of Student Affairs. This is a residential position.


Chief Administrator

-Attend regular meetings for ongoing supervision and professional development, including participation in annual NDI Residential Staff Training, when applicable

-Supervise, train, coach, mentor and develop residential staff

-Ensure that policies governing student conduct, including those outlined in du Lac, as well as those specific to the Villa are cohesive, promulgated, implemented and documented via the Villa Log, Maxient, and/or NDI Incident Reports, as appropriate

-Address disciplinary issues in coordination with the Associate Director of Student Affairs and the Office of Community Standards, as necessary

-Coordinate and serve in on duty and emergency response rotations for a community of 90 students

-Under the guidance of the Facility Manager or his/her delegate, facilitate the repair/maintenance/cleaning of the facility and document/report

-In coordination with the Associate Director of Student Affairs, relate to Villa residence's surveillance personnel

-Develop and implement pre-departure preparations and on-site orientations for each new cohort of students in collaboration with the Director of Programming, Student Development and Community Engagement and Notre Dame International

-Supervise the implementation of the Villa meal plan in collaboration with Gateway staff

-In collaboration with the Associate Director of Student Affairs and the Facility Manager or his/her delegate coordinate semester turnover operations (provide kitchen inventory, linen's cleaning, labeling, etc.)

-Write letters of recommendation for students


Community Leader

-Know all residents by name, meet with them personally, become familiar with their needs

-Proactively build a safe, welcoming and vibrant community for Villa residents

-Reach out in intentional ways to students disconnected from the community

-Create opportunities to highlight and celebrate the diversity of the residents

-Support the academic mission of Rome Global Gateway and undergraduate students learning outcomes according to program

-Foster the integration of students in Roman communities

-Organize and attend community programs and events in Rome in which residents participate

-Under the supervision of the Director of programming, student development and community engagement, organize monthly signature events unique to the Villa and manage the related budget

-Under the supervision of the Director of programming, student development and community engagement, promote extra-curricular events/activities among students residing in the Villa

-Foster the use and study of the Italian language among students

-Collaborate with RGG colleagues and University partners to design opportunities to integrate faith, learning and greater engagement with the city of Rome


Pastoral Leader

-Serve as active and visible witness of a committed Catholic

-Ensure opportunities for vibrant Catholic worship

-Supervise the planning of events in observance of the Church's liturgical calendar

-Establish a “ministry of presence”

-Reach out to residents, especially marginalized or vulnerable students

-Mediate conflict resolution among residents

-Provide pastoral care and counseling

-Employ crisis management with students of concern and document

-Collaborate with the student affairs professionals, faculty, staff and parents surrounding students of concern, as necessary


University Resource

-Execute integrated procedures for monitoring and supporting student wellbeing

-Liaise with local providers and University officials to ensure that the response to student mental or physical health concerns is timely, comprehensive, coordinated and documented

-Serve as a liaison for faculty, staff, and parents

-Acquire and enhance understanding of University structure and resources

-Communicate information and make referrals for residents as needed

-Collaborate with Notre Dame International, Student Affairs departments and critical University partners

-Share information with the Rome Incident Response Team, Notre Dame International, Deputy Title IX Coordinator and CARE Team, as needed and appropriate

-Supervise the development and implementation of periodic surveys to collect data and compile reports

-Serve as a member of annual task groups or on University committees, as required.


Minimum Qualifications:


- Master’s degree or equivalent

- At least two years of experience in a related field such as pastoral ministry, education, student personnel or counseling

- Ability to legally work and live in Italy at the time of application

- Advanced proficiency in English and Italian

- Experience living in Rome

- 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, Gmail Suite) and ability to learn new systems


Preferred Qualifications:


Preferred start date: May 1, 2021



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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


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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 2 - 4 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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