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Updated 7/22/16, click or scroll down for position details. Information for faculty applicants.


Director of Public Safety

Role:   The Director of Public Safety oversees and coordinates safety and security services to the St John’s campus community and ensures appropriate function of both Security and Switchboard departments. Implements and maintains good communications between security, switchboard and the community. Oversees budget and budgetary planning for the security and switchboard departments. Monitors campus safety conditions, mandates safety conditions for all campus buildings. Develops and implements campus crime prevention and safety programs. Creates, maintains, revises, and enforces college safety and security policies; including escalation, investigation, and resolution of violations/events. Responds to and/or coordinates response to life threatening and non-life threatening emergencies or critical incidents. Oversees campus natural gas pipeline safety program and associated record keeping. Maintains all necessary records for compilation and submission of annual Clery report to U.S. Department of Education.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:   Establish, coordinate, and maintain community policing system using contract security. Respond to life threatening and non-life threatening emergencies and critical events, determine whether outside agencies such as police or EMS should be involved. Meet with community members and groups to address all safety and security concerns as needed. Create, maintain, and revise policies in coordination with officers of the college. Create and promulgate community related safety communications. Coordinate and oversee security for college events, large and small, perform crowd control and emergency response duties as appropriate. Required to be available on-call 24 hours per day. Supervise all security and switchboard staff. Oversee and coordinate all staffing issues, set daily task lists and post orders. Coordinate training, performance evaluations, and benchmarking. Perform all duties related to scheduling, maintaining employee leave records and timesheets. Create and maintain employee safety trainings and qualifications. Coordinate monthly departmental refresher trainings. Program oversight and data entry for traffic tickets and parking permits and associated fees/fines to student bursar accounts. Set and maintain standards of professionalism for group. Perform risk assessment, mitigations coordination, and planning. This includes emergency response planning and standard protocol planning. Coordinate community awareness trainings. Generate reports, perform record keeping and documentation. Compilation and filing of annual Clery report with Department of Education. Maintain security records database. Maintain, review, and revise campus emergency and evacuation plans. Maintain interagency coordination with SFPD and other local agencies. Prepare and oversee departmental budgets and budgetary planning. Oversee and coordinate changes to security contract in coordination with officers of the college. Serve on committees, attend meetings and college functions. Perform duties as chair of safety committee, member of emergency response committee and member of commencement committee. Perform and coordinate emergency, alarm, and complaint response and resolution on daily basis. Certify applicants to drive campus vehicles, maintain up-to-date “approved driver” database for all drivers insured by college. Oversee campus natural gas pipeline safety program, including pipeline inspections, upkeep of all state required operator qualification for maintenance staff. Emergency response coordination for all campus gas emergencies. Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Expectations:  Maintain a good working knowledge of the federal, state, and local law enforcement codes and all college policies. Ability to perform all record keeping of statistics and filings to U.S. Department of Education and other agencies. Ability to effectively manage all safety and security situations with tact and diplomacy. Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate schedules and task lists for both college and contract employees. Ensure performance reviews completed within 2 weeks of due date. Note observations of employee performance into an appropriate reporting tool, as well as give and receive feedback as needed. Obtain and maintain valid state issued driver's license. Must be able to be on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Supervision Received:  Assistant Dean.         

Supervision Given:  Switchboard staff and contract security guards.

Status:  Full-time, exempt position with benefits.                                                   

Knowledge and Skills: 

Experience:Five years to ten years of experience in the field of Safety and Security or related field.

Education:  A Bachelor's degree.      

Interpersonal Skills:  A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. Work involves extensive personal contact with others and can be of a personal or confidential nature. Work may involve motivating or influencing others on matters critical to safety. Must have the ability to foster and maintain relationships with internal and external constituents. The position may require the ability to direct others in difficult or dangerous situations.

Other Skills:  Familiarity with Microsoft Office products preferred. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills are necessary. Working weekends and holidays required. Working special events (graduation, homecoming, etc.) required.

TO APPLY:  Send resume, letter of intent, salary history and a list of professional references to  Resume packets will be accepted until interviews begin.



Director of Communications

Role:      The Director of Communications will be a central figure in shaping St. John’s development communications program and in improving the college’s national profile. The Director will serve as the lead writer on all college-wide fundraising, stewardship, and alumni relations publications, including a close partnership with the editor of The College magazine. They will also be the lead Communications partner in working with Development and Alumni relations on a communications plan for the school’s upcoming comprehensive campaign, the first in some years.

In addition to their development communications work, the Director will also write and manage all communications specifically related to the college’s Santa Fe campus (e.g., local media, social media, and events promotion); and will supervise the other member of the local office, one of the college’s two art directors.

As a member of the Chief Communications Officer’s leadership team, the Director will be expected to contribute, along with the CCO and fellow staff, in the creation of a strategic college communications program designed to increase applications to St. John’s undergraduate and graduate programs; undergird alumni affinity-building efforts and fundraising; raise the college’s prominence locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally; and help affirm St. John’s as one of the nation’s most noteworthy places of higher learning.

As the senior communications staff member in Santa Fe, the Director will work collegially with campus stakeholders including the President, academic deans, the two Vice Presidents for Development and Alumni Relations, The Executive Director of Enrollment Management and the directors of undergraduate and graduate admissions.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:  Lead Communications involvement in college-wide development and campaign communications. Help raise visibility and awareness of St. John's College among opinion leaders and other influencers to support student recruitment, philanthropy, and the reputation of the college. Serve as the editorial director for Santa Fe specific projects. Manage the Santa Fe public and media relations efforts. Manages the one other staff member in the Santa Fe Communications office. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Expectations:   Demonstrated ability to promote and carry through on imaginative communications and marketing approaches, informed by best practices and the full range of available data. Proven ability to manage projects and deliver results within a highly collaborative and consultative culture, ideally including experience in a higher education or shared-governance environment. An enthusiastic and collegial approach to managing in all directions, including, as experience dictates, embracing the role of writer, editor, design and marketing consultant, college spokesperson and public relations principal, and advisor on communications matters.

Supervision Received:   Chief Communications Officer.

Supervision Given:   Santa Fe Communication’s team.

Status:   Exempt, full-time position with benefits.                                                           

Experience:  Five years’ experience in higher education and/or nonprofit communications. Preference will be given to candidates with development or campaign communications experience.

Education:   Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.     

Interpersonal Skills:  Work involves extensive personal contact with internal and external communities; patience and perseverance a must; ability to persuade others while maintaining a commitment to established protocol.

Other Skills:    Superior written and verbal abilities, and comfort with assessing visual and graphic work. Entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to help lead the college to its next level of communications excellence. A fondness for a fast-paced environment and for sleeves-rolled-up participation in the work of a small but busy and creative office. Attendance at college events and some travel is required.

To Apply:  Send resume, letter of intent, salary history and a list of professional references to  Internal resume packets will be accepted until Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 5pm and will thereafter be open to external applicants.




College-wide Director of Financial Aid, Associate Faculty Position

Reports To: Executive Director of Enrollment Management

Duties: The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for the management of a comprehensive financial aid program for undergraduate and graduate students including supervision of financial aid staff on both the Annapolis and Santa Fe campuses. The director will manage a budget of over $26.6 million from federal Title IV grants, work-study, loan programs, institutional programs, and state scholarships. Administration must be in complete compliance with federal and state regulations, equitable to students, and must maximize resources. The director will coordinate non-need based parental loan and payment options. 

In addition, the director will:

  • Develop policies to meet college-wide fiscal and enrollment goals, including the preparation and analysis of statistical information for enrollment projections and policy initiatives, as well as monitoring and reconciliation of all aid categories.
  • Assist domestic and international students and families in financial aid application process, including the awarding of funds, through all available modes of communication. Work closely with all appropriate offices on both campuses to meet enrollment and financial aid goals and to facilitate consistent policies and inter-campus transfer.
  • Prepare annual institutional budget request. Fulfill all reporting requirements. In consultation with Financial Aid Committee, establish and maintain institutional policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and serve as primary contact for annual financial aid audit with external auditors.
  • Oversees Financial Aid Office located on both campuses. Will need to travel between the campuses on a regular basis. Can choose to work either on the Annapolis, MD campus or the Santa Fe, NM campus

Qualifications: BA degree, seven-ten years experience in financial aid or related field, at least five years of financial aid experience at the supervisory level, or acceptable combination of education and experience. Knowledge of federal Title IV regulations, proven ability to administer budgets, manage office operations and supervise staff, basic knowledge of accounting and statistics. Excellent communication skills and customer service focus. Facility and experience with financial aid software (PowerFAIDS/EX experience strongly preferred). 

Desirable Qualifications: Master’s Degree preferred. Experience in Admissions or Enrollment Management working with predictive modeling. Familiarity with St. John’s College community.

Compensation: Grade 16, Base Salary $87,255.00, excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to




Director Of Annual Giving College-Wide

Role: The college-wide Director of Annual Giving develops a culture of giving among St. John’s various constituents by securing annual contributions from alumni, faculty/staff, parents, and friends. The Director’s primary responsibility is the strategic development, execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program. The position is responsible for achieving healthy year-over-year increases in annual gifts and pledges utilizing best practices and implementing a fully multichannel approach to annual fundraising. This includes targeted solicitation as well as stewardship efforts utilizing mail, e-mail, phone, and social media to secure new donors, steward and upgrade existing donors, and secure multi-year pledges at annual giving levels. To accomplish this work, the Director leads annual giving staff, working closely in collaboration with the Communications, Alumni Relations and Advancement Services teams. The Director is also responsible for contributing to the creation of a donor pipeline, coordinating efforts with the relationship-building activities of gift officers on the Leadership Annual Giving and Major and Planned Giving teams.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: Develop and lead multichannel solicitation and stewardship strategies that result in the achievement of annual fundraising goals. Provide day-to-day management and implementation of the annual giving program. Work closely with staff in appropriate college departments to accomplish program goals and foster the growth of best practices. Develop and achieve targeted metrics for donor acquisition and retention. Perform prospect and annual appeal analysis to identify, solicit and upgrade donors. Develop and implement strategies to recapture lapsed donors. Create and oversee stewardship program for annual giving donors. Work with Advancement Services and Stewardship to implement the annual giving acknowledgement process within the larger donor stewardship program. Identify, recruit and train volunteer committee to assist with solicitation, to include the Annual Giving Council; work with volunteers to carry out giving strategies. Performs other job related duties as assigned. Collaborate closely with development colleagues to increase financial support by building a pipeline of donors for the moves management process. Assist with lead annual gift efforts. Routinely identify prospects for the major and planned giving team.

Expectations: Meet or exceed annual financial goals, and campaign/event specific goals. Meet or exceed annual metrics for recruitment, retention, upgrade and lapsed-donor recapture. Demonstrate success in collaborating with staff, volunteers and officers of the college, particularly with regard to donor engagement and building a college-wide moves management system. Maintain a high-performing team of college-wide alumni giving volunteers.

Supervision Received: Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations.

Supervision Given: Associate Director of Annual Giving.

Status: Full-time, exempt position with benefits.

Compensation: Minimum $56,892 per year.

Knowledge and Skills:

Experience: Minimum of three years of progressive experience in annual gift fundraising.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required.       

Interpersonal Skills: Ability to be creative and innovative. Ability both to work independently and to collaborate effectively in a complex, matrix-managed team structure. Ability to train and motivate volunteers.

Other Skills: Understanding of St. John’s College and its strategic needs. Knowledge of marketing, public relations and fundraising campaigns, methods and techniques. Knowledge of industry trends, models, and practices in annual giving programs. Ability to acquire, analyze, and interpret data and trends on college prospects and campaigns. Ability to recognize opportunities, identify high pay-off activities and prioritize them to attain goals. Budgeting, oral and written communication skills, and highly developed program and project management skills required.

To Apply: Send resume, letter of intent, salary history and a list of professional references to  Resume packets will be accepted until interviews begin.



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.