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Job Openings in Santa Fe

To apply for an open (non-faculty) position, please submit a cover letter and resume to If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 505-984-6140.

Information for Faculty Applicants

Current Job Openings

(updated March 16, 2017)

On-Call Switchboard Operator

Reports to: Director of Safety and Security

Office: Switchboard

Status: On-Call, Temporary

General Purpose: To provide an initial point of contact to visitors. To operate university switchboard, provide routine information and direct calls to appropriate area. To provide a center of communications for emergency situations. To distribute U.S. Postal Service mail and campus mail to student, staff, and faculty mailboxes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Answer all incoming calls, including emergency calls, and route calls to the appropriate place. Deliver USPS mail and campus mail to students, staff and faculty mailboxes. Dispatch security over 2‑way radio to problem areas, emergencies, and assistance calls. Act as initial point of contact for visitors to campus. Give directions to visitors, and students. Other duties as assigned.

Expectations: To provide professional, friendly and helpful service to all callers, co‑workers, and visitors. To observe all college policies and procedures pertaining to employment. To respond to all phone calls promptly and within three (3) rings in the majority of cases. To respond to all radio calls promptly. To keep a log of all radio calls, and any emergency calls received. This position may require overnight graveyard and weekend shifts.

Qualifications: Six months to two years of similar or related experience. A high school education or GED.

Interpersonal Skills: Work normally involves contact 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.

Other Skills: Work requires physical hand dexterity and full range of motion for operation of the switchboard. Requires sitting for long periods of time. Requires ability to hear in the normal range. Requires ability to work under stressful or emergency situations with high concentration and energy level.

Status: Part-time, temporary on-call position.

Compensation: $11.09 per hour.

To Apply: Please stop by the Human Resources Office at St. John's College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87505, in Weigle Hall - Room 106 or 107 to fill out an application. Applications will be accepted until interviews begin.


Executive Assistant to the President and Office Manager

Reports To: President

Duties: The Executive Assistant to the President and Office Manager ensures a successful college President and President's Office by providing quality, proactive support and managing annual college programs/events, board administration, special projects and office functions. This position serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the President's Office and is a key resource for the members of the Board of Visitors and Governors (BVG). This position supports the Senior Advisor to the College-wide President and other senior executives as needed.  The employee will support the President and manage the processes/procedures necessary for a high-functioning office: create, organize and maintain office calendar; communicate frequently about upcoming appointments/meetings, ensuring the President is well informed about what is scheduled and why; provide a "gatekeeper" role by protecting the President's time when necessary; manage logistics, agendas, and materials for meetings involving the President; prepare and track correspondence that is sometimes confidential; gather and disseminate office analytics as requested; administer communications for the office, including the phone system, mail, email and in-person interactions.  Work as part of a team to ensure excellent management of the BVG, to include board meeting preparation, minutes, and follow-up; calendar management; communication to board members; meeting logistics and working with the Executive Assistant in Annapolis for on-site logistics planning for board meeting on the Annapolis campus. Manage annual college programs/events and serve as the special project lead for the President's Office: oversee several annual college events including Convocation, Commencement, and Parents Weekend; act as the department liaison to events management; find and manage staff and student volunteers; and other projects and events as assigned.  Manage the office budget and travel: track various financial transactions and reconcile budget and expense reports; process invoices for payment; arrange complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; compile documents for travel-related meetings; monitor and restock department supplies and provisions; manage department purchases and deliveries. Manage the physical plant integrity of the office and serve as the liaison to IT and facilities, including but not limited to solving problems related to computers and other equipment, meeting space, services/utilities and meeting spaces.  Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Five years to seven years of similar or related experience. Five years' secretarial experience required. Three years' proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet software and database experience required (MS Office products preferred). Shorthand and/or dictation experience also required. Prior experience as an executive secretary and/or work in higher education preferred. Additional coursework in business or management preferred. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are necessary. Ability to maintain confidential information in a professional manner is required. Knowledge of St. John's College is preferred. A college degree is preferred. A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with a variety of constituents, including staff, faculty, students, alumni, BVG members, donors, and other external parties. Proactive support of the President and administration of the office calendar that successfully manages the President's time and improves office communication and planning.  Accurate and timely completion of correspondence, meeting materials, reports, budget functions and travel planning. Development of workflow systems to increase efficiency. Tracking and reporting of ongoing projects and processes. Ensure quality execution of regular and ad-hoc events and programs. Professional coordination and follow-through. Support the work of the BVG, the Senior Advisor to the College-wide President and other senior team members with initiative. Be a positive, helpful member of the larger staff team, providing assistance as needed. Reflect a positive image of the President's Office and the college.

Status: Exempt, full-time position.

Compensation: Minimum annual salary of $45,748 with benefits.

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.