Job Openings in Annapolis

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If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 410-626-2504 or human.resources(at)sjc.edu.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled.

Annapolis Faculty Positions

Learn more about faculty positions on the Annapolis campus of St. John’s College.

Current Openings

(Updated February 1, 2023)

Groundskeeper

Reports To: Deputy Director of Facilities

Salary: Grade 6 (base pay $14 per hour)

Role: Works under the direction of the Deputy Director of Facilities to maintain clean grounds and facilities on campus as assigned.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Performs turf grass maintenance including, but not limited to mowing, trimming, edging, seeding, watering, and laying sod
  • Performs tree, shrub and landscape bed maintenance including, but not limited to pruning, weeding, fertilizing, leaf removal and pesticide applications
  • Performs tree, shrub, and flower installations along with other digging activities
  • Additional duties include trash/recycling removal, furniture moving, event set ups, exterior repairs including walks, fences, gates, and pressure washing
  • Utilizes various equipment such as lawn mowers, riding tractors, string trimmers, chainsaws, etc. in the course of normal work
  • Is responsible for cleaning, storing and occasional maintenance of equipment
  • Follows all safety guidelines
  • Work schedule may include nights and/or weekend shifts
  • Overtime may be required

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Applicant should be physically capable of walking or standing a post outdoors for extended periods of time, as well as ascending and descending stairs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High School diploma or GED
  • One-year experience operating lawn equipment
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision, physical stamina, and ability to stand, walk, and stoop for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to endure outside elements year-round
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must be prompt and dependable

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references to annapolis.jobs(at)sjc.edu or email human.resources(at)sjc.edu for an application to apply.

Collegewide Chief Information Officer

Reports To: Treasurer (Note: Collegewide IT operations are under the oversight of the Chief Financial Officer)

Salary: Grade 18 (base pay $113,635)

Role: Provides strategic and operational leadership and oversight for St. John’s College Information Technology (IT) department. Works collaboratively with the two campus communities (Annapolis and Santa Fe) to develop and implement IT strategies, operations, and services which align with the collegewide mission, strategic plans, and goals. Areas of responsibility include strategic planning, policy development, integrated implementation and operational management of IT solutions, services, systems and IT resources, staff leadership and development, project management leadership, and user support systems and processes.

The CIO deals with abstract concepts and a high degree of complexity. The CIO establishes vision, direction and standards for the information technology division/department’s services and relies on a high degree of facilitation and coordination across multiple groups, including the institution’s Senior Leadership Team to ensure alignment with overall institutional objectives. This position will require a high degree of innovation and conceptualization of moving the information technology division/department and the institution forward in terms of its technology services agility, value and integration with the business strategy, goals, and objectives. The CIO must demonstrate a broad and deep expertise spanning the entirety of higher education technology services and be able to articulate broad concepts to business partners in terms and contexts that are easily understood. Must be able to bring clarity and understand to complex issues to ensure executive management alignment.

The CIO fills an advisory and facilitative role within the organization. This position collaborates with the administrative and academic leaders, the Executive Team and the Board of Directors. The CIO advises the President and Executives as to the future technology services required to meet the institutions long-term goals. This position also works with thought leaders outside of the institution to determine the latest trends in higher education business and technology trends to bring leading practices to the organization.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures alignment of IT service capacity, flexibility, and delivery with both strategic and operational requirements
  • Leads the IT team by aligning with best practices in service management, support methodologies, cyber security, technology governance, project execution and change management and communications
  • Recruiting, directing, motivating, and mentoring the technical and interpersonal development of a team of IT professionals on both campuses
  • Develop short term and long-term strategic initiatives to accommodate current and anticipated future needs for technology resources
  • Share knowledge and develop staff capabilities to strengthen understanding of IT industry and business issues and best practices; evaluate implications to the information technology division/department
  • Develop and communicate organizational objectives; inspire and motivate team members to achieve results
  • Evaluate the organization’s technology needs and implement improvement
  • Direct departmental operations in line with industry best practices, analyze workflow, establish priorities, and develop performance and system health standards
  • Negotiate with and manage relationships with IT suppliers and third-party vendors
  • Create, implement, and maintain IT policy and procedures campus wide
  • Develop and direct an administrative technology governance structure, which exercises technical control of design, development, purchase, project management, and implementation of information solutions
  • Promulgate departmental standards for system development, software, and hardware to ensuring documentation, security, and other processes for efficient operations
  • Responsible for network optimization and operation to ensure functionality, flexibility, and performance of the College information systems resources
  • Ensure proper IT security infrastructure and personnel resources are in place to protect institutional IT assets
  • Prepare and administer strategic and operational departmental budgets
  • Hire, supervise, train, evaluate, and provide professional development opportunities for departmental staff. Develop and maintain strong team cohesion
  • Establishes a client-centered culture and a demonstrated service commitment for IT staff and services; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all campus stakeholders
  • Create appropriate training programs. Consult and communicate with department heads and community members relating to the use of computing and information systems and customer services issues
  • Directing all college technology operations, as well as the support and maintenance of existing infrastructure, applications, and the development of new technical solutions
  • Ability to translate technical solutions and requirements into business terms for non-technical people
  • Travel quarterly to Santa Fe campus to work with Santa Fe IT staff and other Santa Fe employees
  • Direct responsibility for effectively managing rollup of multiple operating budgets including compensation and operating expenses
  • Direct responsibility for capital projects and cost that have been approved by capital allocation authority
  • Complete authority for making day-to-day decisions within own area of responsibility
  • Authority over work methods that are not covered under enterprise IT standards for governance and methodology
  • Shared authority over new policies and procedures within IT organization in conjunction with IT core leadership team
  • Responsibility for committing to actions and plans developed by IT core leadership team
  • Serves as a strategic advisor to the organization around technology services
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Applicant should be physically capable of walking or standing a post outdoors for extended periods of time, as well as ascending and descending stairs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems/technology, or a related field
  • Ten years of demonstrated experience in management of higher education enterprise systems. Extensive working knowledge of Windows Servers, Windows and Apple Workstations, database software (MS SQL), software development tools, Jenzabar preferred and telecommunications systems in the higher education environment
  • Knowledge of regulatory issues related to security including but not limited to FERPA, HIPAA, PCI, HEOA and copyright laws
  • The ideal candidate will be a proven IT leader with extensive technology experience in higher education, who demonstrates these qualities as well as professional and personal integrity, and is committed to flexibility, and creativity
  • An understanding of trends in information technology and the impact they have on higher education issues is essential. Thorough knowledge of emerging technologies including mobile devices, wireless access, social media, cloud computing, etc.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of voice, video and data networking and their associated technologies
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills, effective presentation skills and collaborative spirit, all geared toward service and facilitation of community activities
  • Demonstrated IT leadership experience and coordination of people and resources
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to discuss technical matters clearly and effectively with people who do not have a technical background
  • Knowledge of current industry practices for information systems, database management, networking, mobile platforms, and data security
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Skills include strong business acumen, future-thinking, strategic, accountable, collaborative, and proactive, all complementing strong tactical execution skills
  • Track record of building highly successful teams
  • Ability to collaborate with peers, colleagues, and staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in computer science, information systems/technology
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
  • Excellent supervisory management skills with a demonstrated track record of developing staff and creating a positive work environment
  • Experience working within a multi-site environment

To Apply: Send a resume, letter of intent, and a list of professional references to annapolis.jobs(at)sjc.edu.

Writer and Multimedia Content Specialist

Reports To: Director of Communications

Salary: Grade 11 (base pay $46,825)

Role: This position provides both collegewide and Annapolis-campus specific Communications support through strong writing skills, multimedia content creation, and management of collegewide social media and the Annapolis student media team. Provides support to the Director of Communications and the rest of the communications team in advancing the college’s mission.

On behalf of both campuses: Scouts out, interviews, writes, edits, and organizes college-specific content aimed at prospective students and the St. John’s alumni and donor community: articles, web copy, social media copy, brochures, emails, reports, and more. Manages, monitors, and maintains security for Facebook and Twitter accounts. Organizes, curates, and utilizes existing photography and videography to amplify storytelling. Works within a team to develop and deliver quality, on-deadline content that authentically represents both campuses of St. John’s College.

On behalf of the local campus: Produces simple photography and video shoots, sometimes shooting the content and sometimes overseeing freelancer photographers and videographers. Manages and monitors the local campus’s Instagram account. Actively hires, manages, and mentors the campus’s student media team, which develops social media content.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Performs researching, interviewing, writing, editing, and proofing tasks for social, web, email, and print, and on projects that will benefit the college’s most strategic communications initiatives and departments (Admissions, Development, Alumni Relations, and community programs such as Summer Classics)
  • Manages, monitors, and maintains security on collegewide social media channels and the campus’s Instagram channel. Hires, mentors, and manages the campus’s student media team, which develops social media content
  • Develops, schedules, curates, and manages content assets including photography and videography
  • Produces simple photo and video shoots as requested; takes photos as needed for stories; curates’ photography for assigned projects; organizes photos and videos using our content asset management system ImageRelay
  • Provide high-quality, creative, on-deadline copywriting and editing skills
  • Actively and successfully research and pursue story subjects that provide balanced coverage of both campuses, resulting in content that regularly features the faces and thoughts of a wide spectrum of community members
  • Successfully manage and mentor student media team members / paraprofessional staff
  • Shoot solid, quality photography and simple video content with engaging narratives and effectively manage and guide freelance photographers and videographers on simple shoots
  • Stay abreast of digital trends and up-to-date on industry standards and technology
  • Proactively educate oneself on the unique culture, traditions, and great books that are central to St. John’s College and that will serve as a foundation for much of the content developed by this position

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Applicant should be physically capable of walking or standing a post outdoors for extended periods of time, as well as ascending and descending stairs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Two years to five years of similar or related experience
  • B.A. in English, Journalism, Theater, Creative Writing, Media, Communications, Liberal Arts or a related field
  • The ability to motivate or influence others is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy and trust
  • Obtaining cooperation (internally and/or externally) is an important part of the job and a high level of interpersonal skills is critical to the success of this position
  • Work frequently involves contacts requiring considerable discussion of problems, material presentations, and resolving issues impacting departments or divisions
  • Excellent organizational abilities and written, oral, problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills are necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Excellent time-management skills, including the ability to meet multiple deadlines and perform under deadline pressure
  • Evening and weekend hours occasionally required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to quickly learn web-based software programs
  • Experience in web-based content management software and basic knowledge of html preferred
  • Proficiency in, or willingness to learn, basic video editing software
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop or other digital and graphic image software desired but not required
  • General knowledge of print and digital publication practices. Photography experience preferred
  • A rich familiarity with St. John’s College and its mission is strongly preferred

To Apply: Send a resume, letter of intent, and a list of professional references to annapolis.jobs(at)sjc.edu.

Executive Assistant to the President (Annapolis Campus)

Reports To: President

Salary: Grade 12 (base pay $52,170)

Role: The Executive Assistant to the President provides information management support to the President and Board of Visitors and Governors, representing the President’s office effectively to others, arranging travel, coordinating events, and providing general administrative support.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide the President with proactive administrative support, managing the calendar, routinely updating the President with appointments, status of projects and upcoming events, and assisting with prioritization of prep time for engagements
  • Assist with committee, faculty, and other meetings by preparing agendas and supporting documents, and maintain operational history by developing and utilizing orderly file and retrieval systems; may record meeting discussions
  • Organize meetings of the Board of Visitors and Governors (BVG), arranging logistics and technology support, creating, and assembling meeting materials and handling concerns of the Board
  • Independently handle a variety of written, phone and personal inquiries from all constituencies served by the President’s office
  • Manage and maintain the President’s calendar by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel
  • Plan and execute a variety of dinners, community outreach and College events at the President’s home such as Faculty events, BVG meetings, etc., coordinate details with the President, the President’s spouse, caterers, and outside vendors
  • Manage the President’s home, in conjunction with the president’s spouse or independently (if applicable), when the President is traveling
  • Work with representatives of the Advancement office to ensure all details are communicated/obtained for any event or meeting planned in which the President has a role
  • Keeps and approves timesheets of the student worker. May supervise student aides and temporarily supervise administrative assistants assigned to projects of the President
  • Manage the President’s Office budget: design/request spreadsheets and reports to track financial information and budget projections; sign off on payment requests, tracking bills and expenditures; maintain documentation related to business and personal tax records; prepares expense reports
  • Maintain office supplies and equipment operation, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, and staying abreast of new equipment, techniques, and technology, that may improve efficiency
  • Independently attend to phone calls and respond to emails received from students, staff, faculty, alumni, Board members, donors, and friends of the College
  • Maintain knowledge of stakeholders and constituents, both internal and external
  • Acquire knowledge of policy and operational changes and appropriately update governing documents
  • Maintain confidence of internal and external constituents in the President’s Office and protect operations by keeping information confidential
  • Create and project an image of professionalism, and competence in the President’s Office
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Applicant should be physically capable of walking or standing a post outdoors for extended periods of time, as well as ascending and descending stairs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • BA and at least 5 years of related experience
  • 4+ of executive support/familiarity with Board relations duties, preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment to perform functions with independent judgment and initiative; of preparation of records, reports, and correspondence; of English language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; and ability to compose basic correspondence in another person’s voice
  • Ability to represent the President professionally with the general public and all members of the College community, to establish appropriate priorities for control of visitors and to simultaneously convey both warmth and competence
  • Strong service, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and judgment
  • Ability to effectively manage time and resources of self and others to minimize conflicts and respond to priorities
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in a college/university, association, educational institution or not for profit organization preferred
  • Event planning experience preferred

To Apply: Send a resume, letter of intent, and a list of professional references to annapolis.jobs(at)sjc.edu.

Public Safety Officer I (PSO I)

Reports To: Associate Director of Public Safety

Salary: Grade 6 (base pay $15.00 per hour)

Role: The Public Safety Officer I is a non-commissioned security officer and is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the people, buildings, and property of the campus community. This is a high-visibility, service-oriented job, and a position of the public trust.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Answer incoming calls and route them to the proper person or office
  • Stay abreast of college activities to answer inquiries about their locations, status, times, etc.
  • Operate the public safety base station and work with the college’s Office of Public Safety as a dispatcher
  • Act as receptionist for college guests and maintain a sign-in sheet
  • Distribute keys for special rooms on campus and maintain records
  • Record messages for faculty, staff, and students
  • Receive and track packages and notify intended recipients to pick up packages
  • Act as receptionist and call-taker on behalf of the college and the Office of Public Safety
  • Write reports for incidents on the college
  • Maintain the lost and found, to include completing appropriate forms
  • Monitor security cameras, computer systems and alarms
  • Conduct security patrols on the college under conditions of darkness and inclement weather
  • Provide emergency first aid to injured persons and assist in the transportation arrangements of ill or injured persons when necessary
  • Cooperate and provide direct support to superior officers or to the local police department in the investigation of an incident
  • Complete necessary administrative reports/forms related to incidents, to include gathering pertinent information from participants and/or witnesses
  • Maintain regular radio contact with officers and college staff to receive calls for service
  • Observe, report, and address faulty and/or unsafe situations, equipment, and lighting to include reporting fire and other safety equipment that are not in working order, setting up caution tape, traffic cones, etc.
  • Respond to calls for lockouts and admit authorized personnel to locked buildings and rooms
  • Conduct periodic routine walking tours of the campus.
  • Working knowledge of higher education issues, such as Title IX and the Clery Act
  • Act as a Campus Security Authority and must know proper procedures when critical information is received about crimes or misconduct
  • Attend internal/external courses, classes, and seminars, to further develop protective services skills and knowledge
  • Maintain certifications as appropriate
  • Appear in court regarding incidents that occur in the college Community when necessary
  • Must wear issued uniform and carry all appropriate credentials when on duty
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested
  • Daily supervision and assignments are received from a senior Officer such as the Shift Supervisor or Associate Director of Public Safety

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Applicant should be physically capable of walking or standing a post outdoors for extended periods of time, as well as ascending and descending stairs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school graduation or GED required.
  • Previous security agency experience preferred but not required
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to generate cooperation from others
  • Ability to maintain calm and order during emergencies
  • Demonstration of a working knowledge of computers, especially MS Word, radios and phones
  • Ability to be certified in first aid, CPR, and tourniquets
  • Must be able to become certified as a crowd manager
  • Successful completion of a physical examination, drug screen, and background check
  • No criminal record
  • Must possess and maintain a current valid Maryland driver’s license
  • Must be able to walk on brick sidewalks and across turf, traversing stairs, bending, and stooping.

This position is not considered an essential employee but may be requested to work during times of emergency or inclement weather on a case-by-case basis.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references to annapolis.jobs(at)sjc.edu or email human.resources(at)sjc.edu for an application to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer

St. John’s College is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse college community, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We invite applications from candidates with unique backgrounds and strive to create and maintain an environment that is inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

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.

See full information on the college’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and the College Leadership Statement on Diversity and Inclusion (April 2022).