Job Openings in Annapolis

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Current Openings

(Updated September 22, 2022)

Collegewide Director of Alumni Relations

This will be a collegewide search with campus location determined by the selected candidate

Reports To: Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Salary: Grade 15 (Minimum salary $64,355) Excellent benefits package.

Duties: The Collegewide Alumni Relations Director is responsible for the creation, execution, and evaluation of a comprehensive array of programs and activities that build engagement with St. John’s College alumni to advance alumni advocacy, volunteerism, and philanthropy. Leveraging relationships across the campuses and beyond, with the executive leadership of the Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, the Alumni Director builds a deep sense of lifelong commitment to the college among alumni and enables them to act upon it, giving back to the institution, their peers, and current and future students.

An associate member of the faculty, the Alumni Relations Director is a catalyst in the college community, providing means by which alumni may participate meaningfully in the intellectual and communal life of the college, on-campus and from afar. The Director develops and leads a strong team of alumni professionals and is a key member of the leadership matrix for the division of Advancement/Development and Alumni Relations. The Director ensures alignment with Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) best-practices and the Board of Visitors and Governors (BVG), while supporting the college’s strategic priorities, to include enrollment and retention, diversity and inclusion, and our philanthropy-centered financial model in partnership with the VP for Advancement, annual giving, and prospect management.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, execute, oversee, and evaluate programs, activities, and events to increase alumni engagement, defined by CASE as demonstrated outcomes in communications, experiences, volunteerism, and philanthropy, with particular attention to intellectual engagement and improving large-scale impact. Ensure high level of quality across all efforts in building a right-sized, annual alumni engagement program with effective ROI.
  • Lead the college-wide Alumni Relations Office, developing, supervising, and motivating a high-performing team of skilled professional staff. Work closely with fellow Advancement and Development Directors to provide effective division leadership and productive culture. Consult and collaborate with peer institutions for benchmarking and creative problem-solving. Manage vendors and contractors.
  • Ensure alignment with college/BVG strategic priorities, including working closely with colleagues in other offices, the faculty, and college leadership as appropriate to support enrollment and retention, personal and professional development, diversity and inclusion, and the philanthropy-centered financial model. Build effective structures for alumni to take action to help the college meet its objectives, and communicate these opportunities via a major annual publication to the alumni community, effective webpages, and an integrated communications plan.
  • Facilitate partnership with the BVG, especially the Advancement committee’s Alumni Relations Working Group and special task forces. Serve as the college’s liaison to the independent Alumni Association Board of Directors, representing the college at its formal and informal meetings.
  • In partnership with Advancement Services, the Registrars, and Institutional Research, ensure accuracy and completeness of alumni records in college database(s), gather and record program and activity data, generate Key Performance Indicator tracking mechanisms, and coordinate submission of metric data to CASE and other external entities.
  • Support other offices on priority projects as needed, including crisis communications. Other duties as assigned.

Performance Measures:

  • Meet or exceed annual and specific goals for key performance indicators as established by the college’s leadership and Board of Visitors and Governors, with a focus on alumni philanthropy and volunteerism.
  • Increase engagement in experiences, volunteerism, communications, and philanthropy, according to CASE metrics and other measures as determined.
  • Demonstrate success in fostering a positive workplace culture and collaborating with staff, faculty, volunteers, college and Alumni Association board members, and college leadership, particularly with regard to effective and productive conflict management and support for a diverse and inclusive community.
  • Maintain a high-performing team of alumni engagement professionals.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • 7–10 years of experience in Alumni Relations or Development, preferably in a Higher Education context, or similar experience. Team leadership experience strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s or above preferred.
  • Ability both to work independently and to collaborate effectively in a complex, matrix-managed team structure. Adept at navigating ambiguity in a fast-paced environment and able confidently to make decisions with significant impact. Must be able to motivate and influence others. Superior judgment, diplomacy, and tact are fundamental requirements for this role due to extensive personal contact with students and alumni. Must be able to handle highly confidential information appropriately.
  • Broad knowledge of alumni relations best practice. Understanding of the distinctive education provided by St. John’s College and an ability to adapt strategy to its unique needs. Budgeting, program and project management skills, oral and written communication skills, and highly developed customer service skills required. Experience with managing employees remotely is desirable. Must travel domestically, especially to the other campus, with frequent night and weekend obligations.
  • On-campus office, remote location, and travel.

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

Reports To: President

Salary: Grade 12 ( starting at $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 warmth, 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.

Admissions Counselor or Assistant Director of Admissions (depending upon prior experience)

Reports To: Associate Director of Admissions

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Admissions Counselor Grade 8 (starting at $35,358)
Assistant Director of Admissions Grade 9 (starting at $37,830)

Role: The Admissions Counselor promotes St. John’s College, our two campuses in Annapolis, Maryland, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and our distinctive great books curriculum among prospective undergraduate students. The ultimate goal of the admissions team, including the Admissions Counselor is to encourage an increasing number of intellectually curious and talented prospective students, from diverse backgrounds, to apply and enroll at St. John’s College.

The Admissions Counselor manages the campus visit program. Additionally, they also may manage prospective students from an assigned geographic territory and implement recruitment strategies while traveling, on campus, and online. The division of time spent on the campus visit program and territory management may depend upon the successful candidate’s background and skills. The Admissions Counselor is based on the Annapolis campus but joins an energetic college-wide team with colleagues on campus in Annapolis and Santa Fe.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of an Associate Director of Admissions, and working collaboratively with colleagues on both campuses, manage the Annapolis campus visit program, including:
    • Develop a schedule to ensure in-person coverage of reception, information sessions, tours, class observations, overnight visits, and other on-campus meetings for undergraduate prospective student visitors
    • Lead information sessions on campus and online and lead tours as needed
    • Ensure outstanding customer service, facilities, and inventory for the on-campus visit experience
    • Manage on-campus open houses and other special visit programs, notably Admitted Students Day
    • Manage and assist with online virtual visits, open houses, other special online visit programs, including virtual seminars, book clubs, tutor conversations, early outreach presentations, and other online events
    • Supervise student workers and tour guides, hire student workers and tour guides, oversee their training and day-to-day work
    • Assist with Graduate Institute visitors
    • Update website quarterly and manage Slate database forms and communications related to the visit program
  • Under the supervision of an Associate Director of Admissions, review, assess, and implement recruitment strategies in the assigned geographic territory, including:
    • Using email, phone, letter, virtual conferencing, presentation, and in-person communication, serve as the primary contact for prospective students, parents, counselors, teachers, high schools, community-based organizations, and others interested in the undergraduate experience at St. John’s in the assigned geographic territory
    • Proactively build relationships for the College with high schools and community-based organizations in the assigned geographic territory
    • In conjunction with the overall recruitment strategy, organize and independently conduct 2-3 weeks of travel in the assigned geographic territory to meet with prospective students and parents, high school counselors and teachers, community-based organizations, and others
    • Shepherd students in the assigned geographic territory through the application process; read and evaluate their applications within set deadlines
  • Be an articulate, fluent, and passionate advocate for the strengths of a liberal arts education at St. John’s College, including the curriculum, the classroom experience, the unique attributes of each campus, extracurricular life, residential life, and future career success
  • Be conversant on federal and institutional financial aid policies and procedures
  • Foster a welcoming environment for all prospective students that encourages diversity and inclusion
  • Collaborate and coordinate with admissions, financial aid, and other colleagues in Annapolis and in Santa Fe
  • Perform administrative core functions to document work and maintain records in a timely manner
  • Meet deadlines and goals as set by the Associate Directors, Directors, and Vice President of Enrollment
  • 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree required. St. John’s or other liberal arts college graduate preferred.
  • To be hired as an Admissions Counselor, some prior experience working in an admissions office or with customer service in a related field preferred. To be hired as an Assistant Director, minimum of 2–4 years of full-time professional experience working in an admissions office preferred.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of St. John’s and its academic program so as to present it accurately and persuasively to prospective students, oversee student workers, and represent the Admissions Office as a whole
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to speak clearly and with confidence in public situations; must be comfortable and skilled at interacting with a wide range of people and must be collaborative and possess mature judgment
  • Must have strong organizational skills, the ability to manage several projects simultaneously, and be capable of overseeing the work of student workers
  • Proficiency and expediency in Microsoft Office applications and a willingness to learn admissions databases
  • Ability to travel independently for several weeks, and some night and weekend work
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean credit report

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.

Network Engineer (Collegewide)

Reports To: Chief Information Officer

Salary: Grade 13 (base pay $58,223)

Role: The Network Engineer develops data and voice network strategy and maintains, administers and supports the St. John’s College data and voice networks across both Annapolis and Santa Fe campuses. Develops and maintains processes to ensure the availability, integrity, and security of the networks. Installs and monitors hardware and software to ensure optimal network performance and function. Interfaces with vendor technical support to resolve issues with network and telephony equipment. Evaluates new technologies associated with area of responsibility. Assists other IT personnel with support for server and desktop technologies. The Network Engineer reports to the CIO.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop campus and institution wide network data and voice services to all locations
  • Installs, configures, maintains, and troubleshoots data network equipment, such as firewalls, routers, switches, wireless access points, and gateways with the Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Designs, maintains, and troubleshoots campus cable plants for the data and telephony networks (cable plants include inter and intra-building fiber/copper cable, equipment rooms, and cable management systems)
  • Implements and maintains automated systems for 24x7 network monitoring for both campuses using both paid and free tools, as well as developing additional tools through one or more higher level programming languages
  • Maintains TCP/IP addressing space and domain name space for St. John’s College
  • Develops and maintains electronic drawings of physical and logical network infrastructures and inventories for data and telephony equipment for Annapolis and Santa Fe campuses
  • Collaborates with ITS, administrative and academic stakeholders to design, and implement data and voice networks.
  • Establishes and enforces network technology standards and best practices
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in data and voice network technologies and recommends strategy and operational approaches
  • Develops technical selection standards and collaborates with ITS system administrators and cybersecurity analysts on the design of standard configurations for network components
  • Research and assess the feasibility of new initiatives and emerging opportunities
  • Provides 24x7 on-call support to resolve problems remotely or on site
  • Maintains firewalls and intrusion detection solutions for both campuses, including VPN systems to allow communication between campus networks and into each campus by remote personnel
  • Serves as a Project Manager/Analyst for wiring and building renovation projects and a point of contact for network contractors and service personnel and collaborates with Buildings and Grounds, and other personnel on both campuses to ensure an appropriate level of network performance, reliability, and security.
  • Installs, configures, maintains, and troubleshoots telephony network equipment, such as telephone gateways, switches, voice mail systems, and handsets
  • Maintains and supports video security cabling and equipment in conjunction with Public Safety Office
  • Investigates, recommends, and implements new technologies and services to ensure appropriate network performance, reliability, security, and functionality for both campuses
  • Resolves escalated issues from Helpdesk on both campuses

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, or equivalent and two to four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Expert understanding of networking fundamentals, including experience with data and security technologies across multiple vendor platforms
  • Experience with and working knowledge of common networking protocols and technologies, including TCP/IP, BGP, SNMP, SMB, 802.X, and IP routing protocols; routers, switches, access points, and gateways; Experience with firewall programming, intrusion detection solutions and other network monitoring technologies
  • Experience with supporting and managing a data / telephony cable plant for a multi-building and multi-location environment
  • Thorough knowledge of cable system design and installation methods
  • Experience with Video security technologies
  • Demonstrated project management and problem analysis skills
  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral). Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to plan, organize and follow-through on multiple projects and must learn new technologies and maintain a reliable and methodical method for troubleshooting issues

This position is based on the Annapolis campus.

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.

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.

User Support Specialist

Reports To: Chief Information Officer

Salary: Grade 9 ($37,830)

Role: Provide multi-platform (PC, Mac) hardware and software support for staff and faculty computers; serve as first level contact for technical assistance and applications support. Support is provided through office visits, telephone, and remote assistance tools. Oversees the deployment and support of Annapolis campus desktop computers and other end user technologies. Oversees Help Desk operations and student workers.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the campus user support lead for desktop and other end user software applications.
  • In collaboration with application systems analysts and other IT personnel, this responsibility includes, but is not limited to:
    • Provides first response assistance to users for needs and problems and defines the priority of the issues based on workload and complexity
    • Troubleshoots and resolves problems in the field
    • Requests and documents additional information as required
    • Escalates issues to IT analysts based on the nature of the call and serves as a point of contact for campus users while issues are being resolved
  • Oversees the campus Help desk
  • Recruits, hires, and trains student workers
  • Develops effective operating procedures
  • Monitors Work Order system and makes informed assignments of work orders to other ITS staff
  • Installs, configures, maintains, and troubleshoots campus Windows and Mac OS computers including operating system, hardware, network connections and peripherals
  • Manages and supports black-and-white and color printer and copier vendor contracts and provides support and troubleshooting for print services campus-wide. Recommends upgrades and improvements as necessary
  • Installs and supports workstations, software, and other end user technologies in faculty and student computing labs and libraries
  • Participates in and contributes to the development of technology planning efforts
  • Collaborates with IT staff in policy and process improvement
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Experience: Three or more years professional, in-depth desktop operating system, hardware and application support and troubleshooting including networking, printers, and scanners. This experience must include consulting with end users on all aspects of computer and application use. Higher education experience preferred. Experience with Mac OS and Mac troubleshooting a plus.
  • Education: Education equivalent to an Associate Degree from a two-year college with emphasis on Information Technology or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study (e.g., A+ and/or MCDST or MOS certification) or equivalent work experience in one/more technology positions. Experience may be substituted 2 years for 1 year education.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Works well as a member of a team and interacts positively and productively with other IT staff and college staff and faculty. Excellent communication skills, employing a customer service orientation when interacting with staff and faculty.
  • Other Skills: Extensive familiarity with desktop and laptop hardware components, Active Directory, and the Windows and MacOS operating systems. Must understand what computers and networks are and how they work. In-depth knowledge of the functionality and use of MS Office (Windows and Mac), Outlook, Entourage, multiple Web browsers, image and OCR scanning systems. Experience with enterprise Anti-virus software and other anti-malware tools. Solid familiarity with desktop security practices. Experience with basic data network support, including wired and wireless, hardware and software components. Experience supporting PDAs, repairing laser printers, and supervising college students are a plus.

This position is located on the Annapolis campus and does not offer remote work.

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

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.