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Current Job Openings

Updated May 25, 2023


Reports To: Vice President FOR DAR

Duties: The primary responsibility of the Administrative Assistant for Development is to provide administrative and project management support to the division Vice President in Santa Fe and collegewide division leadership in both Annapolis and Santa Fe. Partners with the President’s Executive Assistant to staff the executive suite. Provides event support for the Santa Fe campus. Attendance at some night and weekend events required.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Assists the division Vice President and collegewide division/departmental leadership with project management and administrative support:
  • Coordinates meetings, calendar, and travel schedule of the Vice President and division leadership. Serves as division lead for scheduling large group meetings and travel coordination. Maintains division calendars and coordinates with the college’s academic calendars. Maintains VP’s and division’s Zoom accounts.
  • Administrates the VP’s budget, processes division invoices, and assists with expense and budget reporting.
  • Prepares correspondence, reports, and other documentation utilizing confidentiality and attention to detail, to include leadership briefings, giving histories, donor request fulfillment, and gift transmittal.
  • Maintains division SharePoint site and assists with division-wide document management to include scanning and uploading files.
  • Handles a wide range of office duties to include sorting and routing division mail, ordering supplies, shipping materials, and handling emails and phone inquiries to their resolution.
  • Provides event support for the division. Submits room requests, CaterTrax, and AV/tech requests. Monitors and assists with room set up. Assist with creation and tracking of invitations and RSVPs, printing of collateral, ordering and deploying materials. Assist with guest management, such as name tags and welcome area.
  • Staffs the executive suite and provides back-up administrative support to the Executive Assistant to the President. Supervises division student employees as needed.

Performance Measurements:

  • Timely and accurate professional work.
  • See projects through to completion and to the level of required quality.
  • Demonstrate teamwork and commitment to departmental outcomes and college success.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Three years of similar or related experience.
  • A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. Work involves extensive personal contact with others and/or can be of a personal or sensitive nature. Work may involve motivating or influencing others. Outside contacts are important and fostering sound relationships with other entities (companies and/or individuals) is necessary and often requires the ability to influence and/or gain buy-in from others.
  • Must be able to prioritize, switch focus, and manage several distinct tasks at the same time. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe required. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Excellent customer service skills required and familiarity with program and/or event management preferred. Skilled at verbal and written communication, including the ability to proof the work of others.
  • Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with fundraising and higher education, experience with scheduling and making travel arrangements. Familiarity with collaboration platforms (MS Teams and SharePoint) and experience working with Raiser's Edge or other donor databases preferred.

Compensation: Grade 10 (minimum salary $36,928)


Reports To: Director of Outdoor Education and Recreation

Duties: Reports to the Director of Outdoor Education and Recreation. Assists with facilitation of all aspects of the college’s outdoor programs in support of the college’s distinctive academic program. General responsibilities include: provide leadership, support, and safety for undergraduate and graduate students; support and aid in the running of the Outdoor Program, and provide SAC operational support.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with OP student workers and assist with oversight of day-to-day Outdoor Program operations, including: vehicle safety checks; meal planning, food purchase, and expense tracking; trip advertisement; submission of internal and external trip documentation; management of HIPAA documents; coordination of pre-trip information meetings, including reservation of spaces; coordination of pre-trip communication with all trip participants; participant record keeping for growth initiatives as well as OP participant awards; inventory maintenance and monitoring; equipment rental program; other tasks as required.
  • Assist with special events and tasks as needed. May include monthly movie screenings/speaker nights; guiding or driving for OP outings; assistance with trails program development and oversight; assistance with curriculum development and facilitation of educational series.

Performance Measurements:

  • To maintain a cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers.
  • To perform job related duties in a timely, professional manner.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Previous experience in a leadership/supervisory role.
  • Two to five years of professional guiding or outdoor/experiential education experience.
  • Robust personal or professional experience in at least three of the following skill areas with a willingness to further develop skills in other areas: hiking/backpacking; off-trail navigation and map and compass use; single-pitch rock climbing; whitewater rafting/kayaking/canoeing; sea-kayaking; mountaineering; backcountry skiing; inbounds alpine skiing and/or snowboarding; canyoneering; mountain biking; paddle-boarding; etc.
  • Previous experience in a collegiate outdoor program with a demonstrated desire and ability to improve and develop competencies.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or current enrollment in a degree-track program.
  • Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR or ability to acquire within six months of hiring.
  • Professional certifications such as Single Pitch Instructor, Pro 1/Rec 2 Avalanche, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, etc. is preferred.
  • Ability to respond to student concerns and behaviors.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues facing college students.
  • Outgoing personality, ability to engage students of all skill levels to participate in the outdoor programs.
  • Ability to foster and maintain an all-inclusive environment.
  • Strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Two to five years of managerial experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Familiarity with St. John’s College and its liberal arts curriculum.
  • Some evening, weekend, and holiday hours required.

Compensation: Grade 9 (Minimum hourly $15.97)

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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).