Annapolis Job Openings

How to Apply

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 9/10/14, scroll for position details.


Admissions Professional

Reports To:  Director of Admissions

Job Duties: Represent the College professionally and enthusastically to prospective students, parents, and educators; manage applications and cultivate accepted students; increase awareness of and enthusasm for the College through travel, communications and networking in an assigned territory.  As the manager of an assigned territory, develop and implement recruitment strategies; cultivate student prospects; build relationships with schools, professionals and alumni; document activity and analyze data; manage inquiries and applications. 

  • Articulate the goals, value and benefits of a St. John’s education to prospective students, parents, counselors, and teachers at high schools, college fairs, and other recruitment venues.
  • Plan, organize, and independently conduct up to 8 weeks of travel to selected secondary schools and regional fairs. Conduct student interviews and arrange meetings with alumni involved in admissions while on the road.
  • Be conversant in financial aid policies and procedures.
  • Meet with prospective students and their parents visiting campus; write interview reports for application files. 
  • Cultivate applicants to the college via personal correspondence and phone conversations, engage them with members of the college community, and keep them apprised of application status.
  • Track and assess recruitment strategies; collaborate with  territory managers
  • Maintain records on all prospects, applicants, schools, and travel in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Manage special projects and additional duties as requested by the Director.

Qualifications: BA/BS degree required. We prefer candidates who have admissions experience, and can vary the title, salary and responsibilities based on their experience.  At the same time, we are open to recent college graduates who can understand and can articulate the benefits of liberal education, and have the ”je ne sais quoi” that defines a successful admission professional.  The position requires a professional demeanor, extremely strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to speak clearly and with confidence in public situations. It requires someone who is collaborative and possesses mature judgment, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously.

The position requires proficiency and expediency in Microsoft Office applications and database program concepts, the ability to travel independently for up to eight weeks, and some night and weekend work.  Must have a valid driver’s license and clean credit report.

Compensation: Grade 9, Minimum Salary $36,359.00, higher for experience, excellent benefit package.



College Environmental Technician

Reports To: Manager of Custodial Services   

Job Duties: Responsible for the day-to-day cleaning and maintaining of a healthy, orderly and neat appearance throughout the College facilities.  Assigned area of cleaning may include the following: works to maintain a healthy environment and empties trash and keeps receptacles sanitized; dusts surfaces; sweeps, mops, strips and waxes floors; vacuums and shampoos carpets; washes walls and windows; cleans and sanitizes bathrooms and fixtures.  Moves furniture as needed.  Sets up for campus and outside events, which may include evening and weekend work. Overtime may be required. Assists with outside work as needed, including but not limited to, weed removal, parking lot cleaning, snow removal and clearing.  Is usually assigned to specific buildings, and works a portion of the day in team cleaning atmosphere. Responsible for following safe practices and safety procedures. Has frequent exposure to students, faculty, and others in the College community in the course of performing assigned duties. Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications:  High school education, GED, one-year custodial experience, knowledge of cleaning methods and practices, or acceptable combination of education and experience.  Ability to follow instructions, perform tasks requiring physical strength, manual dexterity, stamina, stooping, walking, climbing, lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds as needed.  Ability to relate to all members of the College community and the general public, be prompt and dependable.

Compensation: Salary Grade 3 or 4. Minimum = $9.92/hour. Must be available for weekend work. Excellent benefit package.

Apply To: Director of Personnel, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis, MD, 21401.


Development Coordinator/Assistant to the VP

Reports To: Assistant Director for Advancement Operations

Duties: Processes and enters into the fundraising database all charitable gifts and associated data. Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Advancement Operations, works closely with the Business Office to record and reconcile daily gift activity. Updates database as needed for addresses, obituaries, annual relationship changes, mailing list review, and other changes. Generates acknowledgement letters for all gifts. Manages the matching gifts program. Provides administrative support for the development office including paper file management and procurement of supplies.

Provides administrative support to the Vice President. Maintains the Vice President’s calendar; assembles documents, correspondence or reference material.  Prepares data reports and provides basic research for projects. Makes appointments for visits and plans out of town travel; manages tickler system. Manages and controls confidentiality of extremely sensitive business information.

Other duties as assigned. Some evening work may be required.

Qualifications: Associates degree, Bachelors preferred, and 3 years work experience or acceptable combination of education and experience.  Must have strong organizational skills, an aptitude for accuracy and attention to detail, and demonstrate initiative. Excellent verbal and written communications skills; tact and ability to maintain confidentiality essential.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Windows applications and have experience using relational database software. 

Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of the St. John’s program, professional experience in higher education, experience in development, experience with the Raisers’ Edge software. 

Compensation: Grade 9, Minimum hourly rate $17.48, excellent benefit package.

 To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to


Director of Major and Planned Gifts

Reports To: Vice President for Advancement, Annapolis

Duties:The Director of Major and Planned Gifts is a senior level Advancement Office staffer charged with the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts for major and planned gift prospects to support St. John’s College. The DMPG works with the president, vice president, and senior advancement personnel to recommend and implement individualized strategies for these prospects.

The Director of Major and Planned Gifts must possess a thorough knowledge of St. John’s College and its strategic needs. The DMPG must also possess the ability to work with the highest level of donors, including members of the Board of Visitors and Governors, and understand sophisticated financial planning and tax implications for philanthropic activity. Gifts solicited range from major commitments for unrestricted and restricted needs, to specially targeted endowment gifts, to bequests and other deferred giving instruments. The DMPG will work with the presidents, vice presidents, and campaign leadership to plan, manage, and carry out a comprehensive fundraising campaign for the college, serving on the executive committee and directing aspects of the campaign related to planned giving.

The DMPG keeps prospect records and tracks visits, updates biographical information, works with the Advancement staff on overall strategic planning for fundraising, and participates in advancement planning. The DMPG will devise and carry out a marketing program focused on planned giving and will serve as the primary contact for planned gifts to St. John’s College. The DMPG will work closely with other Advancement team members in Annapolis and Santa Fe to further the priorities of St. John’s College.

Skills and knowledge required for this position:

  • High degree of independence and initiative
  • Knowledge of all aspects of fundraising
  • Thorough knowledge of planned giving instruments and experience with planned giving marketing
  • Skill in translating college needs into tailored and appealing gift opportunities
  • Skill in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts in an academic setting
  • Skill in collaborating with officers and staff at the college
  • Knowledge of tax guidelines and financial planning as it relates to philanthropy
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills to interact successfully with alumni, friends, parents, faculty, and volunteers
  • Ability to interact persuasively and sensitively with donors; appropriate personal qualities: articulate, gracious, intelligent, personable
  • Experience with comprehensive capital campaigns: planning, management, and implementation

Qualifications: BA degree. Ten years of increasingly responsible experience in non-profit fundraising roles, preferably in a college setting, with particular focus on individual major gift programs. Experience with capital campaigns. Highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication. Demonstrated success with major and planned giving. Ability to work independently and at the same time in a collaborative organizational structure. Flexibility for extensive travel. Knowledge of St. John’s College and commitment to its mission.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to

Web Specialist

Reports To: Director of Web Initiatives and Social Media

Duties: As the key web editor for the Annapolis campus, the primary responsibility of this position will be to keep web pages updated and communicate with college departments to ensure all online content is fresh and accurate under the supervision of the Director of Web Initiatives and Social Media.

 Support the day-to-day editorial and digital content for the college’s website and social media channels.

  • Serve as the primary webmaster for the Annapolis campus, work collaboratively with the web team on the Santa Fe campus.
  • Identify newsworthy issues and events at the college, write content, and shoot photo galleries or videos to help portray student life under the direction of the Director of Web Initiatives and Social Media.
  • Post or produce a minimum of five pieces of content on each week independently or as assigned by the Director.
  • Promote website content daily via social media, schedule posts in advance as necessary, and maintain a social media editorial calendar.
  • Explore new tools and capabilities to drive innovation in social media and content distribution to increase online engagement.
  • May be asked to      work non-traditional hours (including evenings, weekends, and holidays) to ensure online coverage of campus events.

Qualifications: Highly collaborative and creative. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, communications, or English, one to three years of related experience working on a website, writing online content, or blogging, or acceptable combination of education and experience. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and HTML coding skills a plus; ability to learn new software and social media. Experience posting content to a website using a content management system, knowledge of Concrete 5 and WordPress is a plus. Strong understanding of how to produce content for the web in terms of timeliness, speed, length, and trends. Great customer service skills, able to maintain positive relationships inside and outside of the organization. Clear understanding of the relationship between social media and website content with the ability to concept cross-platform campaigns. Awareness of basic SEO concepts and how to use keywords and headlines to improve search engine ranking. Manage multiple responsibilities and projects at a time. Ability to deal with ambiguity and respond quickly to changes. Expert level attention to detail and deadlines. Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills. Superior organizational and planning skills. Flexibility needed in an evolving role. Familiarity with St. John’s College is highly desirable.

Compensation: Grade 11, Minimum Salary $44,977.00, excellent benefit package.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to