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Assistant Rector (Part-time position in Rome)

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN United States

Assistant Rector (Part-time position in Rome)


University of Notre Dame


The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Assistant Rector (Part-time position in Rome).


Applications will be accepted until 3/16/2021.


The Assistant Rector will serve in the University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway (RGG) Living Learning Community (the “Villa”) and live side by side with students.


The Assistant Rector reports to the Rector, assists in general administration, and works to ensure a healthy, safe, and vibrant learning community.


The exact responsibilities of the Assistant Rector will vary; however, each Assistant Rector is called to be a professional, minister, educator, and administrator. The role may include but is not

limited to:



The Assistant Rector is a representative of the University and may be required to:

-Attend weekly Villa staff meetings, one-on-one supervisory meetings, and RGG staff meetings, as required

-Participate in professional development/hall staff trainings

-Share in duty rotation with Villa staff, communicating any planned travels outside of Rome to the Rector, in advance, to ensure continuity of coverage

-Participate in on-call rotation while programs are in session, including breaks and national holidays



The Assistant Rector is a role model in all aspects of their life, including living an integrated spiritual life.

Activities may include:

-Being a visible presence outside of duty hours to help build relationships and a a sense of community among residents

-Assisting in the coordination of liturgies/Mass, prayer services, and programs designed to enhance spiritual life



Learning happens outside the classroom and Assistant Rectors aid in this process by:

-Facilitating the successful integration/assimilation of each student within the Italian culture and city of Rome

-Challenging disruptive behavior by enforcing all University policies as outlined in the University student handbook, duLac, as well as policies specific to the Residential Living Learning Community

-Modeling and living by the University's policies

-Planning community-orientated events in close collaboration with fellow rectors and/or the RGG staff



Completing paperwork and collaborating with colleagues and partners by:

-Assisting in the planning and execution of new student on-boarding/welcome week activities

-Assisting in the coordination and implementation of the weekly meal plan

-Submitting work orders for repairs and maintenance requests to the Director of Operations

-Completing Incident Reports for disruptive behavior in a timely manner

-Assisting with housing processes, such as check in, check out, room picks, etc.


Minimum Qualifications:


-At least 1 year of experience in a related field such as pastoral ministry, education, student personnel or counseling

-Advanced proficiency in English and Italian

Experience living in Rome

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

- 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

- Effective interpersonal skills, including a willingness to create a welcoming environment for all people

- Ability to design and implement educational programming with and for students

- 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 start date: May 1st, 2021


Preferred Qualifications:



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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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 1 - 3 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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