Administrative Vacancies

The following administrative positions are currently available. Please click on the links below to view the full posting.

Director of Student Involvement
Major Gifts Director
Senior Academic Advisor
Residence Hall Director
Budget/Financial Analyst

Candidates interested in the available positions should submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references electronically to  hr@saintmarys.edu or via U.S. Mail to Saint Mary's College, Office of Human Resources, 104 Facilities Building, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556.


Director of Student Involvement: Saint Mary’s College seeks full time, 12-month, Director of Student Involvement. The Director is a professional member of the Student Affairs Division, responsible for the development and implementation of campus-wide student centered programs, services, orientation and leadership opportunities that are supportive of the mission, values and goals of Saint Mary’s College. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee departmental budgets.
  • Plan yearlong series of leadership opportunities for students.
  • Develop and implement orientations for first year students, graduate students and transfer students.
  • Assess the needs, serve as a counselor/advisor, advocate for and work with students to assist them in building support networks on campus.
  • Advise the Class Council and the Student Activities Board and other student organizations as requested.
  • Work with various campus constituents to provide alternative evening and weekend programs for students including but not limited to the 5th Quarter (Fall semester) and Overtime (Spring semester) event series.
  • Coordinate and conduct training for advisors of student organizations.
  • Develop, implement and maintain strategies, programs, process and policies in support of the College’s strategic priorities.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, or a related field is required along with at least three years of progressive experience working with student organizations and orientation programs. The ability to work flexible hours including night and weekend hours is required.


Major Gifts Director: Saint Mary’s College seeks a Major Gifts Director responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of assigned prospects with a gift capacity of $25,000+. Extensive travel is necessary to develop donor relationships across the country. Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Implement the College’s fundraising strategy as it relates to major gifts, including qualification, assessment, and cultivation of donors.
  • Initiate and strengthen relationships with donors creating an individual plan for each.
  • Use College resources, including Banner database and in house research, to identify top prospects and solicit individuals capable of providing one time gifts of $25,000 and greater.
  • Manage a personal portfolio of approximately 150 high-level major gift prospects.
  • Set and meet both annual giving and major gift objectives for each of the 150 prospects under direct management.
  • Implement qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for each of the 150 prospects under direct management.
  • Involve assigned prospects in the mission and priorities of the College.
  • Help to promote Saint Mary’s gift planning program.
  • Prepare materials for president and volunteers for high level engagement with key prospects.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree and five years of fundraising experience. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, a strong work ethic, organizational skills, relationship building skills, and a committment to the mission of the College. It is preferred that the candidate have a basic understanding of planned giving and a track record of building long term relationships with prospective donors, preferably in higher education.


Senior Academic Advisor: Saint Mary’s College seeks a Senior Academic Advisor, reporting to the Associate Dean for Advising. This position is twelve-months, 40 hours per week. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee academic matters pertaining to seniors and monitor their progress toward graduation
  • Share responsibility for advising all students on degree requirements and course selection and counseling students in academic difficulty
  • Administer academic policies
  • Coordinate academic aspects of graduation-related events
  • Serve on various committees

QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree is required along with at least five years of experience in academic advising or a combination of advising and teaching at the college level and an understanding of a liberal arts education. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator in writing and speaking and can work effectively with students, faculty and administrators. The candidate should have experience in Banner student information system.


Residence Hall Director: This position has primary ownership for the well-being and development of the students in the assigned residence hall. Through leadership formation and the process of self-discovery, the Hall Director will invest in the lives of women to develop their talents and prepare them to make a difference in the world. It is essential that the Hall Director understand and role model the importance of the College’s Catholic identity and its mission as well as the heritage of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. The college lives out its four core values of learning, community, faith/spirituality and justice in its residence halls. It is in these communities that the residence life hall staff are expected to develop meaningful and personal communities, engage students in exceptional living and learning experiences to foster a sense of belonging and social responsibility that complement the total educational experience and enhance student success. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluated Night Assistants, SRAs, RAs, and student desk workers.
  • Mediate conflicts as they arise and follow up after the resolution to provide continued support.
  • Work with Security Officers to encourage a community of safety, including secured access areas and safety instruction.
  • Provide intervention and response for crises and other issues and follow-up as necessary via a rotating weekly on-call schedule including during college breaks. Additionally, be a member of an on-call schedule to respond to student concerns at the University of Notre Dame home football games.
  • Coordinate the hall opening and closing, including all break times. This includes building preparation, completion of room condition reports, key control and billing procedures.
  • Provide leadership for students and RAs to initiate, implement, and evaluate educational and social programs which support the College’s mission.
  • Serve as a Hearing Officer in an educationally based discipline process. Conduct hearings, determine sanctions, follow-up or refer as appropriate, and keep accurate records.

Competitive salary including a furnished, 12-month campus apartment, meal plan (when the dining hall is open), excellent benefit package and opportunities for professional development. This is a, full-time, ten month, live-in position. This position is considered essential personnel staff.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required, with excellent oral and written communication skills, and leadership experience. Competency with technology and a willingness to work with new systems is required. Master’s degree is preferred.


Budget/Financial Analyst: Saint Mary’s College seeks a Budget/Financial Analyst which provides planning and analysis related to the annual operating and capital budgets of the College while maintaining the integrity of the budgets and accounts.  Provides budget planning and analysis services to all College departments, as needed and is responsible for the maintenance and updates to the multi-year College Budget Planning Model.  This position also assists in forecasting efforts, including expenditure and revenue projections. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in accounting and one to three years related work experience, an understanding of financial and budgeting systems and excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving capabilities. 


Saint Mary's College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College's mission, Saint Mary's is committed to increasing racial and ethnic diversity at all levels - students, faculty, and staff - and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.