Annapolis Job Openings

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To apply for an administrative position, please submit a cover letter and resume to: If you have questions, please contact the Personnel Office at 410-626-2504. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled. Job status will change from “accepting applications” to “conducting interviews” to “job filled” as the search progresses.

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Current Openings

Updated 9/28/15, click or scroll down for position details.


  • Admissions Assistant - position filled
  • Director of Major Campaign Gifts - position filled



Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, Annapolis

Reporting jointly to the respective campus president and to the senior vice president for development and alumni relations, the VP will provide leadership, supervision and direction for the campus-based development and alumni relations staff in the areas of major, planned, and annual giving; corporate and foundation relations; alumni relations; advancement services and community programs and relations.

The college is in the early planning phase of a nine-figure campaign to increase endowment, financial aid, and unrestricted giving, and to renovate and update selected facilities. St. John’s leadership believes the campaign will provide significant opportunities to engage new major gift donors including alumni of recent decades, families of current and past students, and friends of the college. Accordingly, the VP will coordinate and contribute to the strategic direction for the upcoming campaign; prepare and administer a budget; hire and train appropriate staff; and engage, educate, mentor and otherwise support staff, faculty, key volunteers, and college officers in their respective campaign fundraising efforts, ultimately resulting in a significant expansion of the major gift donor base and increased, sustainable major gift and overall philanthropic support for the college. Additionally, the VP will personally and successfully engage a select portfolio of major gift prospects and donors, and also will partner with gift officers to determine appropriate strategies and define mutually acceptable annual and multi- year performance goals. The VP will be expected to travel extensively to engage donors and will be an active, visible member of the campus and local communities.


In collaboration with the senior VP, oversee and direct all campus-based development and alumni relations activities; craft and implement a strategic plan that increases philanthropic giving to, and alumni engagement with, the college; participate in the planning, direction, and management of a capital campaign;

  • Provide visionary and strategic leadership that allows all members of the campus-based development and alumni relations team to understand their roles and contribute ideas to achieve individual and team goals;
  • Build meaningful relationships with college officers and faculty in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of institutional needs and fundraising priorities; partner with them and college leadership to craft the case for support of St. John’s;
  • Advise the campus president, senior vice president, and the board of visitors and governors on best practices related to donor cultivation, stewardship and solicitations. Introduce and implement the necessary infrastructure to support a highly efficient and effective development and alumni relations program;
  • Seek guidance from development and alumni relations staff and college officers to better understand existing key donor, volunteer, community, and other constituent relationships;
  • Manage a personal portfolio of current and prospective donors;
  • Establish appropriate performance and accountability measurements for the college’s major gift officers;
  • Ensure that prospect research, database, stewardship, and reporting functions effectively support fundraising goals;
  • Oversee the administrative functions of the college development and alumni relations program, including budget preparation and adherence, legal issues, preparation of policies and procedures, and execution of donor agreements to maintain regulatory compliance;
  • Serve on the campus finance committee, sit with the college management committee when its meetings include all of the campus officers, attend all faculty meetings, staff board of visitors and governors meetings, and advise the president on local community and campus activities and constituencies;
  • Represent the college at community and college-sponsored events, as appropriate;
  • Perform additional duties and assume responsibilities as requested by the campus president and senior vice president.
  • Work closely with VP on other campus to meet college-wide and campaign strategic goals developed under the leadership of the SVP.

Qualifications and Experience

This position requires strong leadership, exceptional judgment, superb communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse array of internal and external constituencies. The vice president will bring many of the following professional qualities and experiences:

  • An enthusiastic commitment to, and ability to articulate, the mission of St. John’s as one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the country;
  • An ability to both inspire and encourage St. John’s leadership, board of visitors and governors, faculty, staff, and the development and alumni relations team to embrace a culture of philanthropy and to achieve fundraising goals and objectives;
  • An ability to design, implement, and execute a fundraising plan, including individualized cultivation, solicitation, and recognition strategies for major gifts, annual fund, planned giving, and corporate and foundation giving;
  • A minimum of ten years of successful major gift fundraising experience in a leadership position required, with prior experience in higher education and/or a liberal arts college preferred. Depth of knowledge in all key areas of development and alumni relations, and a demonstrated ability to plan, manage and close a comprehensive campaign;
  • Previous experience identifying and securing six- and seven-figure gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations;
  • Capacity to educate and prioritize fundraising activities for the campus president and board of visitors and governors;
  • A proven ability to create a collaborative environment and lead, manage and supervise a professional team in accomplishing goals;
  • An ability to manage staff and develop useful data models to identify prospective individual major gift donors;
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a broad spectrum of people, including faculty, staff, volunteers, donors, prospects, and college leadership across both campuses;
  • An optimistic approach to work supported by an entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic; an outgoing nature and unaffected style;
  • An ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, and to travel extensively to meet prospective donors, as well as between the two campuses;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred.

To Apply: St. John's College has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search for two vice presidents—one on each campus in Annapolis and Santa Fe. Please visit this site to apply online or download this PDF

Academic Computing Coordinator

Reports To: Director of IT

Duties: Evaluate current state of digital academic resources at St. John’s and define the needs of the community with the advice of tutors. Analyze trends in digital technology delivery mechanisms for different program related scenarios and periodically report on results of research, particularly potential impacts on speech, thinking and writing. Define and document standard methods for creating new digital content (e.g writing, publishing, graphics, notation tools.) Research tools for creating and presenting digital content.

Create outreach activities and workshops. Explore partnerships. Engage with peer institutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to identify innovative and promising digital academic initiatives.

Provide consulting. Assist tutors and students with identifying techniques, tools, and distinctive collections that serve to advance their teaching and learning. Advance transformative teaching. Actively engage with tutors as partners in integrating information literacy concepts and primary sources into the program. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: BA degree and 5 years of data analysis, project management, or IT development, teaching, or related experience. Prefer academic background in the Arts and/or Humanities (some background in the history of science and mathematics helpful.) Prefer a SJC alumni. Familiarity with digital data analysis tools and techniques applied to humanities research. Strong understanding of how data is analyzed and interpreted to generate new knowledge. Demonstrated program- or project-management skills and experience, including logistical support. Experience in grant reporting and grant administration. Experience organizing workshops or conferences. Interest in professional development and research. Ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment. Aptitude for working productively with a diverse range of faculty, students, and academic professional staff. Experience working on cross-disciplinary, distributed, collaborative projects preferred. Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Compensation: Grade 12, Base Salary $52,696.00, excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to

Boathouse Manager – 60% position

Reports To: Director of Athletics

Duties: Duties: assists with overall management of waterfront activities and boathouse operations. Coaches and manages sailing and crew team, directs recreational sailing and crew program, oversees all boat maintenance and repair, supervises and manages student workers during their shift, directs boathouse operations.


As Boathouse Manager:

  • Administration of day-to-day running and maintenance of the Boathouse.
  • Managing the budget in conjunction with the Athletic Director
  • Developing a financial strategy and plan for managing the Boathouse facilities and equipment.
  • Rigging and maintaining equipment, minor repairs and organizing major repairs. Keeping up to date with current issues, new materials, techniques and etc.
  • Managing Health and Safety requirements, in the boats and in the conduct of fitness and rowing training, both in the Boathouse and on water.
  • Engendering an ethos of good practice amongst the students with regard to use and care of the Boathouse and Club equipment.
  • Serving as liaison with the College Maintenance Manager regarding the condition and serviceability of the Boathouse and its facilities.
  • Ensuring the security at the Boathouse.

As Head Coach of Sailing and Rowing teams:

  • Management of coaching across the spectrum of abilities, for both individuals and crews.
  • Developing an effective working relationship with students in order to maximize their abilities and balancing their school responsibilities.
  • Managing and delivering all transportation of boats and equipment as required by the Captains. A full driving license and experience of towing boat trailers is essential.
  • Work with Athletic Director and academic calendar to schedule practices and competitions.

Qualifications: B.A. degree, 3 years competitive coaching experience, thorough knowledge of sailing, sailboat racing, and boat handling. Technical competence in all aspects of boat maintenance and rigging, fiberglass, wood, and composite marine repair. Ability to teach and supervise students in repair shop setting, ability to understand and communicate with St. John’s undergraduates.

Compensation: Grade 11, part-time annual Base Salary $28,378.00 or $26.00 per hour, excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to

Associate Director of Accounting and Finance

Reports To: Director of Finance

Duties: The Associate Director of Accounting and Finance is responsible for performing complex analyses and reconciliations to include, but not limited to: general ledger and budget data; accounting for investments, monitoring accounts for variations from plans; determining the necessity for and processing of documentation to effect changes to accounts; and preparing schedules and assist with preparation of college-wide financial statements. Major responsibilities include general ledger accounting, regular reconciliation of designated accounts and preparation and analysis of budgets. Will work with staff of Santa Fe campus to ensure consistency in accounting policies and activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist in preparation of college-wide consolidated financial statements
  • Coordinate budget preparation, including setting deadlines to complete preliminary budget
  • Prepare and review monthly budget reports for senior management and department heads; identify and explain budget variances; work with budget managers to address budget variances
  • Review cash disbursement(checks/ACH)transactions weekly for proper approvals, documentation, accounting coding and to identify variances versus budget
  • Record monthly investment activity including unitization of college endowment fund working with the college’s external investment advisor
  • Complete monthly analysis of budget expenditures to identify potential budget variances and trends
  • Contact budget managers when expenditures vary from budget on individual line items and work with them to address needed changes
  • Coordinate, record, and reconcile inter-campus billings between Santa Fe & Annapolis
  • Maintain capital asset records, ensuring that capital assets and related depreciation are recorded properly
  • Monitor monthly faculty home loan activity and complete preparation of 1098’s for faculty home loans at year end
  • Responsible for all aspects of life annuity contracts, including monthly and year end reconciliations
  • Oversee preparation of year end 1098 and 1099 forms and transmission to outsourced vendor for printing and mailing
  • As needed, initiate bank transfers and wires
  • Assist in preparation of financial reports for board and other meetings
  • Review and reconcile general ledger accounts, as assigned
  • Oversee yearly close out of net assets in the accounting system
  • Assist with the annual audit preparation and other annual financial reports
  • Act as primary backup to payroll and director of finance and accounting
  • Prepare and submit required college surveys
  • Special project planning and analysis as required

Supervision Given: Backup supervision of Business Office

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in accounting with five years accounting experience and/or training in not-for-profit organizations; knowledge of and ability to work with accounting and payroll software. CPA preferred. Ability to prioritize work with a sense of urgency. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong problem-solving and follow-up skills. Ability to work well with St. John’s College community.

Compensation: Grade 13, Base Salary $58,810.00. Excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to


It is the policy of the College to provide equal employment opportunity for all job applicants and employees in full compliance with the relevant statutes, executive orders, and regulations. There shall be no discrimination at St. John's College in recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, national origin, color, disability, handicap, sexual orientation, or other factors prohibited by law.