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The Department of English Language and Literature at Christendom College seeks two full-time faculty appointments to begin August 15, 2020. These are entry-level positions.

One of the positions will be for a specialist in Romantic/Victorian literature; we are open to the area of specialization regarding the second position. The successful candidates will have a 4/4 load and must be able to teach all of the literature courses in our core curriculum as well as a significant number of our upper-division offerings, particularly Literary Criticism and Poetry and Poetics. Applicants are therefore encouraged to check the Christendom College Bulletin and review the classes offered by our department. A Ph.D. and teaching experience are preferred, but the department will consider especially well-qualified ABD candidates.

Christendom College, located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college whose faculty members take an annual, voluntary oath of fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church. Our faculty members enjoy being part of a Catholic community dedicated to excellence in teaching. Scholarship and service to the institution are also expected. See this website for more information on the Christendom Mission and Vision statements, curriculum, and student life.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019. Screenings will continue until the positions are filled.

Interested applicants should provide the following information: 1) a description of their teaching experience and philosophy (addressing particularly the relation of their teaching to the College’s Mission); 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) three letters of recommendation; 4) graduate transcripts; and 5) a sample of scholarly writing. Please send all materials to Dr. Lisa Marciano, Department of English Language and Literature, Christendom College, 134 Christendom Dr., Front Royal, VA 22630. Please direct inquiries about the position to Dr. Marciano (lmarciano@christendom.edu). Application materials may be sent electronically to the same e-mail address.


Director of Residence Life, Full-Time:


RESPONSIBLE TO: Vice President of Student Affairs

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Director of Residence Life is responsible for overseeing the residential and community life on campus at Christendom College. The Director plays an integral role in the formation of students and sets the tone for much of the student experience outside the classroom. With the Dean of Students, the Director provides leadership and direction in the formation of the general student body. The Director supervises training and development of the live-in Residence Directors (RDs) and the Resident Assistants (RAs).


1. Sets the tone for the implementation of a residential environment that is positive and engaging and challenges students’ growth.

2. Oversees the community, programming, and initiatives within the residence halls.

3. Provides direction, oversight, and professional development for the live-in Residence Directors.
4. Provides supervision and training for the RAs throughout the year, leads RA staff meetings, and conducts bi-monthly mentor meetings with the RAs.
5. Maintains a safe, secure, healthy, and positive living environment that enhances student development and learning.
6. Works alongside the Dean of Students in implementing the Student Code of Conduct.
7. Coordinates and facilitates the following events/initiatives: Parents Weekend, Women’s Convocation and “At the Well” formation events, Housing Selection, RA Selection & Training, pre-campus communication with incoming students.
8. Provides fiscal management for Residence Life budget.
9. Supervises Student Life Office assistants and provides ongoing training and development opportunities.
10. Ensures compliance with relevant policies, procedures, professional standards, laws and national trends as applicable.
11. Evaluates and assesses College housing occupancy, retention, and trends.
12. Meets with students who are struggling with issues related to retention concerns, mental health or transition challenges. Be available to students to address their concerns and problems.
13. Makes counseling referrals when such referrals are deemed necessary.
14. Is responsible for crisis response, risk management and serves in the “on call” rotation with other staff.
15. Participates and contributes in broader Student Life programs, events, and initiatives.
16. Develops learning outcomes, conduct assessment, annual strategic goals; prepares and carries out Institutional Effectiveness plans and reports for programs and initiatives in Residence Life.
17. Assists the Vice President of Student Affairs in areas related to the administration of the Office of Student Life.
1. Must hold a college degree at the B.A. level.
2. At least two years of progressive experience in Residence Life and/or Student Affairs.
3. Experience in, and a strong understanding of, Residence Life practices in a small school setting.
4. Comfortable presenting to groups.
5. Strong understanding of and ability to weave a formational approach into various types of initiatives and an ability to foster a balanced Catholic culture.
6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and external constituents.
7. Knowledge of mental health conditions and ability to engage in emergency situations.
8. Strong communication skills and ability to motivate students.
9. Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evening, weekend and “on call” assignments
10. Full adherence and support for the Magisterium of the Catholic Church specifically matters related to faith, morals, and human sexuality.
11. Must understand the stated mission of the College and understand how the promotion and sustaining of a Christian community at the College is an essential component of this mission.

Administrative Assistant to the Executive Vice President – initially Part-time (20-25 hours/week):

Executive Vice President (EVP)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Administrative Assistant provides administrative and organizational support to the EVP and, on occasion, to members of the Executive Council and President’s office, under the direction of the EVP.


  1. Manage EVP’s appointments and calendar
  2. Manage EVP’s engagements, travel and scheduling needs
  3. Manage, edit, and handle appropriate correspondence and drafting for the EVP
  4. Maintain files for the EVP
  5. Support and coordinate projects, events, and reports as assigned by the EVP
  6. Assist with general organization and hospitality needs for EVP’s office
  7. Support the EVP with his donor cultivation duties, e.g. donor hospitality, donor gifts and cards
  8. Support the EVP in work with Executive Council and various direct reports
  9. Assist EVP in organizing accreditation, strategic planning and management efforts
  10.  Assist in preparing annual departmental budget and expense reports
  11.  Other duties as discussed and assigned


  1. A deep desire to support the mission of Christendom College.
  2. Ability to be an excellent member of a team and to build strong working relationships
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  4. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and administrative skill
  5. The ability to handle information with complete confidentiality
  6. The ability to plan, prioritize, organize, and carry out multiple projects concurrently
  7. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  8. A college degree with at least three years of experience in administrative support

If interested, please email your resume and a cover letter to hr@christendom.edu and complete the Christendom College Job Application found on this website. Salary will depend on experience.

Payroll and Benefits Administrator/ Human Resources Generalist, Full Time: 

: Director of Finance

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Payroll & Benefits Administrator/HR Generalist is responsible for payroll maintenance, benefits administration, and human resource administration at the College.


    • Payroll Maintenance
    • Administer and maintain payroll (iSolved) and time keeping systems (TimeForce).
    • Manage student employment system, processes, and procedures.
    • Review manual and system timesheets for accuracy and provide support to employees.
    • Monitor leave requests and balances.
    • Process bi‐weekly and semi-monthly payrolls.
    • Review, reconcile, and verify the completeness and accuracy of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to state and federal authorities.
    • Review and distribute year-end tax forms (W-2, 1042-S, 1095-C, etc.).
    • Assist with relevant deliverables associated with annual financial statement audit and annual workers compensation audit.
    • Benefits Administration
    • Administer all benefits plans, including adding, changing, and deleting employee information (Anthem, Guardian, Further), reviewing invoices for accuracy and entering into accounts payable, act as liaison for Managed benefits, participate in the benefits renewal process and manage open enrollment.
    • Complete all out‐processing procedures to include COBRA compliance, cancelling insurance if applicable, and closing out personnel files.
    • Administer 403b plans, including adding and changing employee information, transferring of funds, notifying newly eligible employees during open enrollment, the distribution process and year end compliance.
    • Administer HSAs, including adding and changing employee information and transferring of funds.
    • Human Resources Administration
    • Implement, maintain, and update all HR processes and procedures.
    • Maintain records of personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations, and employee statistics for reporting.
    • Maintain and update all job descriptions and the company organization chart.
    • Assist in recruitment efforts.
    • Responsible for all in‐processing to include offer letters, reference checks, background checks, new hire paperwork, and any necessary follow up.
    • Conducts new employee orientations.
    • Maintain performance evaluation forms and notify Managers of upcoming evaluations.
    • Maintain salary and bonus details and assist with annual compensation review and notification process.
    • Prepare annual faculty contracts.
    • Update and maintain Employee Handbook.
    • Initiate and maintain Worker’s Compensation claims.
    • Respond and follow through with all unemployment claims.
    • Complete employment verification requests and reporting for other requests from outside agencies as applicable by law and company policy.
    • Maintain compliance with all federal, state, and local employment, payroll, and benefits laws and regulations.
    • Perform other HR duties as assigned.
    • A deep desire to support the mission of Christendom College.
    • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum of 3 years of payroll administration and human resource experience including working with HCM/payroll system (iSolved/TimeForce experience preferred).
    • Must be proactive and self-directed.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
    • Ability to complete assignments under tight deadlines.
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills.
    • Ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels as well as student employees.
    • Strong Excel, Word, and Outlook skills.
    • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with a high degree of professionalism and complete discretion.
    • Ability to maintain positive, upbeat demeanor under stressful conditions.
    • Professional payroll and HR certifications a plus.

To apply, email your completed employment application and resume to hr@christendom.edu. Applicants must complete all pages of the application; incomplete applications will not be processed. Please print, sign and scan/email all pages of this application in which a signature is required. Signature pages can also be faxed to the Business Office: 540-631-0297. Please note that attaching a resume is not a substitute for completing the employment application.

Gift Planning Assistant, initially Part-time (20-25hrs/week) 

RESPONSIBLE TO: Executive Director of Gift Planning (EDGP)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: By enabling Christendom’s benefactors to exceed their meaningful philanthropic goals, the college’s Advancement Team makes possible our vibrant community, faith-life, and challenging academics. You will be assisting in this mission. 


Administer the Office of Gift Planning (OGP)

  • Draft and manage outgoing/incoming gift planning correspondence
  • Manage & reconcile OGP budget, purchase orders, reimbursement requests
  • Ensure efficient intra-office + external Legacy Society communications
  • Assist with and complete charitably gift annuity registration tasks; manage compliance
  • Guide strategic calendar meetings with EDGP on bi-weekly basis:
    • Be ‘tickler’ for Advancement Team activities, marketing tasks, events, etc.
    • Generate statistical data and Gift Plan reports as needed
    • Generate travel reports for EDGP

Manage the estate gift process from noticeto distribution.

  • On behalf of Christendom community, respond to constituents’ personal loss and execute estate gift notice actions
  • Work with legal representatives/trustees/Christendom finance officers as needed,
    • to obtain/distribute estate gift documents
    • to seek/make timely response to estate gift matters, and
    • to manage Christendom’s interests
  • Maintain hard files and electronic files of donor/decedent gifts
  • Generate & forward (for review and NXT gift entry) Gift Memo batches

Support EDGP travel via TripListsin MS OneNote.

  • Generate, deliver & respond to discovery visit communications
  • Assist EDGP in completing contact reports

Support donor relations.

  • Be face of OGP by being the office’s regular point of contact
  • Understand and use gift planning software as needed
  • With EDGP, manage marketing calendar
  • Generate/merge/mail small-batch discovery letters; track responses
  • Enhance cultivation and stewardship of Legacy Society members
    • Execute ‘Welcome to Legacy Society’ process
    • Assist with stewardship & special Legacy Society events

What you need to be part of the team:

  • Deep desire to support the mission of Christendom College
  • Ability to be an excellent team member and to build strong working relationships
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and administrative skills
  • Ability to handle information with complete confidentiality
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, organize, and carry out multiple projects concurrently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel (knowledge of OneNote is a plus)
  • College degree with at least three years of experience in administrative support.

If interested, please email your resume and a cover letter to lmathews@christendom.edu and complete the Christendom College Job Application found on this website. Salary will depend on experience.

Christendom College does not discriminate against any applicant or student on the basis of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Christendom College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.