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Current Openings

Updated 2/10/15, scroll for position details.

Director of Admissions

St. John’s College is seeking a Director of Admissions for the Annapolis, Maryland campus to succeed the current interim director. The Director of Admissions reports to the Dean of the College and serves as an Associate Member of the Faculty. The position supervises a staff of 9 full-time professionals and collaborates with the Director of Admissions on the Santa Fe, New Mexico, campus.

The College:  St. John’s is a co-educational, four-year liberal arts college known for its distinctive all-required curriculum based on the intensive study and discussion of great texts from the Western tradition. It is a single college located on two campuses, one in Annapolis and another in Santa Fe.  St. John’s College was chartered in 1784; the institution traces its roots to the 1696, when its forerunner, King William’s School, was founded as the first school in the colony of Maryland. In 1937 the college adopted its current program of instruction. In 1964 a second campus was opened in Santa Fe, New Mexico, so that a growing enrollment could be accommodated without compromising the small, student-centered community necessary for the program of study. Today, St. John’s limits enrollment to 475 undergraduate and 100 graduate students on each campus. The 36-acre eastern campus is located in the heart of historic Annapolis, which is the capital of Maryland and also a seaport town, and is approximately 30 miles from both Washington, DC and Baltimore.  For more information about St. John’s College and its program, visit

The Position: The Director of Admissions will lead the development and implementation of recruitment and marketing strategies to achieve enrollment goals.  A solid understanding of St. John’sCollege and its academic program is critical to accurately and persuasively represent the college to prospective students and others. The Director is responsible for hiring, training, supervising and motivating a qualified team of admissions counselors and technical and special-projects staff and encouraging their professional development. Especially important and unique to this position is collaboration with the Director of Admissions on the sister campus in Santa Fe in order to implement a common, flexible and integrated admissions program for the college. The Director will also meet regularly with the President and the Dean, and collaborate with others at the college to achieve enrollment goals. The Director of Admissions chairs the campus Admissions Committee and serves as an ex-officio member of the campus Financial Aid Committee. The Director also serves as an Associate Member of the Faculty.

Qualifications:  Candidates must have demonstrated leadership abilities, excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to foster sound relationships both on and off campus. Supervisory experience is mandatory; marketing experience desired.  Candidates should be comfortable employing current communication technologies in recruitment and admissions. The ideal candidate will have prior experience with information systems, collecting and analyzing data, and prospect management.  A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. Because of the unique nature of St. John’s mission, curriculum and students, candidates should have a commitment to the liberal arts and a passion for ideas and learning.

To Apply:  Send resume and letter of intent by email to the Director of Personnel at

Resumes will be reviewed beginning March 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Expected start date is July 2015.


Director of Communications

Reports To: Vice President for Advancement

General Purpose: The Director oversees public relations, media relations, marketing, and publications to further understanding and awareness of St. John’s College and enhance its visibility and reputation. The Director provides vision, strategic direction, and leadership for the college’s external communications; audiences include alumni, parents, local and national media, local and national friends, prospective students, and local communities.

Developing and carrying out an integrated communications strategy (long-term and short-term priorities) that directly aligns with St. John’s mission; collaborating with college officers to present consistent messages and positions to all audiences on behalf of the college; planning and carrying out national and local public and media relations for the college and also for specific programs and community relations efforts; collaborating with the admissions team to formulate strategy and carry out marketing/communications plans for admissions; overseeing publications, including The College alumni magazine, advancement communications (brochures, annual reports, campaign materials), alumni communications, and appropriate print materials for various offices of the college, ensuring graphic identity across multiple platforms; coordinating with the Director of Web Initiatives and Social Media to ensure coverage of communications issues through all available media; handling crisis communications and serving as chief spokesperson for the college; serving as speechwriter for the president and other leaders; working with the president directly on his college visibility enhancement efforts; facilitating internal communications efforts. The Director is responsible for developing and monitoring the communications budget; developing and assessing annual performance targets for the activities engaged in; and collaborating with and coordinating communications activities with the Santa Fe campus of the college. The Director of Communications may be required to work after-hours and/or on weekends.

Supervision Given: supervises two full time employees

Qualifications:. Required qualifications: BA in English, communications, journalism, or a similar field; at least seven years’ experience in a similar position, either in communications, public/media relations, or journalism, or an acceptable combination of education and experience. Ability to see the big picture as well as supervise day-to-day operations; demonstrated success with strategic/integrated communications. Excellent oral and written communications skills, analytical ability, and good judgment; ability to relate to college community; commitment to liberal education and understanding of the St. John’s program. Demonstrated supervisory experience.

Desired qualifications: Advanced degree; experience in a higher education environment; St. John’s alumnus.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with employment history, and three work samples, at least one of which should be feature writing to

Public Safety Officer

Reports To: Director of Public Safety

Duties: Ensures safety and security of the people and property of the College community.  Duties include outdoor patrols, responding to calls for assistance/lock-outs, ensuring campus is lit, recognizing and greeting strangers on campus, and generally maintaining order and safety.  May provide emergency first aid or assist in transportation of people who are injured or ill.   Maintains radio contact with senior officer on duty, coordinates with other officers, calls for back-up appropriately, and involves other agencies/authorities when needed.  Has constant contact with students, other member of the community, and the public.  Submits written shift reports.  **Multiple shifts available - PT or FT, evenings/weekends only or regular hours, possible PT academic-year-only positions**

Qualifications:   High school education or GED, two years security experience. Prefer campus experience. No criminal record.  Employment record acceptable to the college, good reading and writing skills, good physical condition and ability to perform all job related functions; flexibility in shift scheduling with availability for nights and/or weekends.  Must demonstrate the ability to relate well to students and the College community; must be able to obtain State of Maryland Special Police Commission. Valid Maryland driver’s license required.

Compensation:  Grade 7. Minimum Hourly Rate $14.60.  Excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter specifying desired shift and resume to