Job Openings in Santa Fe

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Information for Faculty Applicants

Current Job Openings

Updated May 1, 2024

Admissions Counselor

Reports to: Director of Admissions

Duties: 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.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of a 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 4-8 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.
  • Assist with on-campus visitors by leading information sessions, conducting tours, and interviewing prospective students.
  • Organize and lead occasional on-campus and online programming for prospective students.
  • 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, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment, and Vice President of Enrollment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Performance Measurements:

  • To travel a minimum of 6-8 weeks per year. Must maintain a valid driver’s license with clean driving record.
  • To conduct oneself in a professional manner.
  • To meet deadlines and goals as set by the Director.
  • To have exceptionally strong communication skills.
  • To have an understanding and appreciation for the St. John’s College academic program, as well as the aims of liberal education.
  • To contribute to the formation of an effective admissions team.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Some experience working in an admissions office or with customer service in a related field preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. St. John’s or other liberal arts college graduate preferred.
  • Extremely strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to speak clearly and with confidence in public situations The Admissions Counselor must be comfortable and skilled at interacting with a wide range of people. The Admissions Counselor must be collaborative and possess mature judgment.
  • The Admissions Counselor must have strong organizational skills, the ability to manage several projects simultaneously, and be capable of overseeing the work of student workers.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency and expediency in Microsoft Office applications and a willingness to learn admissions databases.
  • Preferred qualifications include the ability to speak other languages and experience working with or attending a United World College.
  • Ability to travel independently for several weeks, including night and weekend work, and international travel to countries where United World Colleges are located with minimal visa restrictions. Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and clean credit report. Must be able to travel internationally and have a valid passport.
  • Results oriented.

Compensation: Grade 10 (Minimum Salary $36,928)

Public Safety Officer

Role: To provide security services and emergency response to all staff, faculty, students and visitors to the college. Respond to unsafe or student health situations in resident halls and other buildings; implement orders of the Director of Public Safety; implement crime prevention and safety programs per orders of Director of Public Safety; manage security at special events; act as liaison between public safety and college community; maintain safe parking conditions on campus. Assist in the investigation and follow up on all reported crimes, student code violations or administrative issues requiring documentation.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Implements security measures set forth by the Director of Public Safety; patrols campus, provides security to the employees and students of the college using a community-based public safety model; checks and maintains security to all buildings and grounds. Documents and writes reports on incidents occurring on and relating to the college, maintains a daily log.
  • Deals with parking concerns and enforcement; barricades areas for special events; provides assistance for unlocking cars and starting vehicles.
  • Communicates with students, faculty and staff about security concerns and upcoming events; responds to emergencies and alarms.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Performance Measurements:

  • Maintains a good working knowledge of all college policies and enforcement methods.
  • Meets security expectations of the college.
  • Must possess good communication skills and maintains good relations with entire campus community.
  • Must have ability to assess abnormal or risk imminent situations quickly and control them appropriately.
  • Must maintain physical fitness for patrol duties.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to work adjusted or overtime hours as the need arises.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Six months to two years of similar or related experience.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Work normally involves contacts with persons beyond immediate associates generally regarding routine matters for purposes of giving or obtaining information which may require some discussion. Outside contacts take the form of service to the public (visitors or vendors) requiring ordinary courtesy in providing assistance and information.
  • Must possess basic knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office programs. Must have strong written and oral communication skills. Current certification or certification completion within 30-days of hire for First Aid, Adult and Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) is required throughout the appointment. Proficiency will be demonstrated annually.
  • Physical fitness to meet rigorous demands of patrol on semi-mountainous terrain of campus. Ability to walk up and down stairs and walk 1.5 miles without stopping for rest.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Moderate physical activity; requires handling of average-weight objects and standing or walking for extended periods of time.

Compensation: Grade 6 (Minimum hourly $16.00)

Sage Dining Job Openings

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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).