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Job Openings in Santa Fe

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

Information for Faculty Applicants

Current Job Openings

(Updated July 5, 2019)

Senior Accountant II

Reports To: Director of Finance

Office: Advancement

Duties: Assists in developing, implementing and maintaining modern accounting tools, technology and processes. Researches and develops the banking and accounting system capabilities and recommends usage of modules or processes that improve efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy of financial information. Implements and monitors policies and procedures relating to the various accounting and reporting functions. Maintains accounting records and reports, insuring they are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and the college’s accounting practices. Reviews accounting processes to ensure complete, accurate and timely completion of financial and accounting records. Assists in preparation of financial reports and in review of budget performance. Manages the maintenance of accounting ledgers and subsidiary ledgers, specifically the accounts receivable accounts and subsidiary ledgers. Interprets and analyzes financial operations and transactions to ensure complete, accurate and timely completion of financial and accounting records. Analyzes current operations and assists in the development and implementation of ERP modules and banking technology that streamline financial services. Prepares or reviews various reconciliations as assigned for all funds. Records and reconciles investment activity monthly. Performs monthly bank reconciliations. Assists with yearly, quarterly or monthly close out of funds in accounting system. Prepares recurring month-end and periodic journal entries, in order to adjust general ledger accounts and reconciles various general ledger accounts. Responsible for monthly reconciliations of all bank accounts, including preparation and posting of adjusting journal entries. Assists in the preparation and execution of payroll processes. Assists with budget preparation and review. Assists in the preparation of the college’s financial statements. Interfaces and coordinates with the college’s external auditors. Assists with the preparation of the 1098, 1098-T, 1099, 990, and 990-T forms. Assists with special projects. Serves as a backup to other Business Office functions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum of five years of similar or related experience. An accounting background in a higher education environment preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business, or finance is required. Must be able 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. Must be familiar with automated data processing systems including PC software programs and mainframe systems. Must have excellent excel spreadsheet skills and the formulation and use of complex formulas.

To Apply: Send a resume, letter of intent, salary history and a list of professional references to

Senior Writer/Editor

Reports To: Vice President for Advancement and Director of the Capital Campaign

Office: Advancement

FLSA Status: Exempt

The Senior Writer/Editor will be required to fully understand the nuances of each campus and will travel often between the two locations. This position can be based on either campus.

General Purpose: The Senior Writer/Editor will join the college at an exciting time. On September 12, 2018 St. John’s College launched Freeing Minds: A Campaign for St. John’s College. The goal of this comprehensive campaign is to raise $300 million by June 30, 2023. It is the most ambitious fundraising effort ever attempted by the college. The Campaign has raised $201 million to date, including a $50 million challenge from the Barbara and Warren Winiarski Family Foundation.

At the heart of Freeing Minds is the strategic decision to make the unique education offered by St. John’s College more affordable and accessible by lowering the published tuition by over 30%. The new financial model, supported by this ambitious campaign, has received widespread media attention in New York Times, the Washington Post, CNBC, and hundreds of other outlets. The Senior Writer/Editor will play a key role in communicating St. John’s College s unique mission and Freeing Minds campaign information to donors and donor prospects through diverse channels. The Senior Writer/Editor will work with presidents and staff on both the Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM, campuses to communicate in many ways, including proposals, letters, talking points, briefings, e-newsletters, email blasts, and web copy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write and edit diverse communications that build momentum for the Freeing Minds campaign and excite the constituents of St. John’s College.
  • Craft messages for donors and potential donors at every stage of the philanthropy experience: cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation.
  • Actively engage in all aspects of the writing process with close attention to detail—including research, writing, and editing.
  • Learn the writing style of each campus President and translate their messages into clear and effective personal and public communication.
  • Manage a process to identify and develop donor stories and to distribute them to several channels.
  • Prepare proposals and stewardship reports, descriptions of giving opportunities; and other fundraising-related correspondence.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 4 years of related professional experience, Master’s degree preferred.
  • An ability to pivot effectively between different projects, voices, and channels without losing track of accuracy. Should be as comfortable filling a blank page as editing someone else’s draft.
  • A skilled interviewer and project manager.
  • Ability to write in others’ tones and styles.
  • Skilled at combining a strong sense of discretion and mature judgment with superb organizational ability and emotional intelligence.

Compensation: Grade 11, Annapolis Campus Base Rate-$46,824.07, Santa Fe Campus Base Rate-$41,085.00, excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to

Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of Campus Health & Wellness

Reports To: Executive Director of Campus Health & Wellness

Duties: Assembles documents and correspondence as assigned by the Executive Director. Assists with the screening, prioritizing, and discerning the nature of calls and/or visitors to Executive Director. Will route incoming calls to appropriate personnel and disseminate general information as required. Provides word processing, filing, computer and organizational support tasks for the Executive Director and occasionally the office of Student Life. Provides phone coverage during the lunch hour. Handles confidential information. Assists with and may take lead role on projects assigned, including scheduling; room reservations; record keeping; billing, catering requests, collecting RSVP’s, special event needs, and tracking invoices; research and data collection; preparing correspondence; gathering and distributing information; and contacting by email and telephone members of the college community, friends of the college, and the general public. Manages and trains student employees to perform duties as needed or assigned. Assists student clubs with campus-wide communication of events. Helps in day-to-day meeting preparation. Collects and prepares information for use in discussions and meetings. Prepares or assists in the preparation of assigned reports, documents and correspondence for the Executive Director and other members of the Student Life team. Performs other duties as needed or assigned.

Must be able to provide administrative support to the Executive Director of Campus Health and Wellness with a minimum amount of supervision. Requires a professional manner, ability to maintain confidentiality and the ability to set priorities. Must be able to work on multiple projects, meet specific deadlines and handle a high volume of administrative tasks. Requires three years office experience, one of which must have been as an administrative assistant. Additional administrative experience, especially in an educational setting preferred. Requires a Bachelor’s degree. Must maintain high professional standards and an attitude of customer service. Strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and organization skills. Skilled in event planning and promotion. Knowledge of FERPA regulations. Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines when necessary. Must have valid driver’s license.

Status: Part-time, non-exempt position at 17.5 hours per week.

To Apply: Send resume, letter of intent 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.