Human Resources

Administrative Position Vacancies

All Positions Pending AY 14-15 Budget Approval

Unless otherwise specified, to apply, submit resume, cover letter and the names of three references to the following address:

Saint Peter’s University
Office of Human Resources
121 Glenwood Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

EEO/AA Statement:
Saint Peter’s University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution with a strong commitment to diversity.

We do not acknowledge receipt of applications. Position vacancies are as follows:

Dean of Residence Life

posted 12/23/2014

Saint Peter’s University is seeks an experienced leader to serve as Dean of Residence Life.  Saint Peter’s University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment.  The University’s main campus is located in Jersey City, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 5 miles from New York City.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Life and Development (SSAO), the Dean of Residence Life is responsible for the operation, administration, and supervision of a comprehensive residential program housing approximately 850 students. The Dean oversees and manages the delivery of educational programs, services, and activities that contributes to student academic success and personal development.  The Dean provides supervision of five professional and one paraprofessional staff members.

The Dean of Residence Life is responsible for managing the annual operating budget; developing and reaching short-term and long-term retention and recruitment goals; and upholding and developing policies and procedures.  Further, the Dean makes data driven decisions informed by relevant and in-depth assessment.

The Office of Residence Life is a high profile department requiring key campus partnerships.  Within the Division, the Dean works closely with leadership from Student Activities, Recreational Life, Health Services, Personal Development, and the Mac Mahon Student Center.  The Dean of Residence Life assists the Dean of Students in managing student conduct and Care and Concern matters.  The Dean is in constant communication with staff from Facilities and Maintenance; Campus Safety; Enrollment Services and Admissions to ensure that students have a positive living and learning environment.

The successful candidate will have experience working with diverse students and understand the value that living on campus contributes to the success of college students.  The candidate must have knowledge and experience in the administration of Title IV, VAWA and other sexual misconduct policies; technology and housing databases; billing and finance; emergency management and student development theory to inform practice.

A master’s degree and seven years of leadership experience in a university residential life/housing program or in related student services areas are required.  Doctorate degree is preferred.

For consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to the Office of Human Resources:  121 Glenwood Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306 or via email to  Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled.

Assistant Vice President for Advancement

posted 12/23/2014

Summary Description:

Under the direction of the Vice President for Advancement & External Affairs, the Assistant Vice President for Advancement (AVP) will oversee the entire Advancement staff, including Leadership Gifts, Planned Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Gift Stewardship, Research & Analysis, Advancement Records and administrative support staff.  This individual’s chief responsibility is to cultivate and solicit prospects with leadership gift potential.  This individual is also responsible for guiding, developing, implementing and monitoring specific strategies to ensure an effective Advancement operation that will yield the greatest possible support for University programs and priorities.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement leadership gift strategies for a prospect portfolio of approximately 150 alumni and friends.
  • Provide leadership in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of all leadership gift prospects.
  • Focus on external activities with the expectation that more than 50% of the AVP’s time will be dedicated to personal solicitations and meetings with individuals, foundation officers and corporate representatives.  This includes time spent identifying prospects and scheduling meetings.  The AVP will also participate in solicitations with the Vice President and Leadership Gifts Officers.
  • Supervise, provide guidance to and manage the following direct reports and their related areas: Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts, Director of Planned Giving, Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Senior Manager of Advancement Records, Advancement Officer for Donor Relations, Advancement Officer for Gift Stewardship and Advancement Administrative Assistant.
  • Serve as critical team leader, synergizing units noted above as well as connecting dots between Annual Giving, Alumni Engagement and University Communications.
  • Participate as a member of the division’s Senior Staff, providing strategic and tactical leadership along with other members of the Vice President’s “cabinet.”
  • Conduct and/or oversee required assessment activities, including the development of an annual implementation report that documents how assessment findings were used to improve programs or services and then linked to ongoing planning efforts to advance institutional effectiveness.

Qualification Standards


A Bachelor’s degree is required.  Master’s degree preferred.


A minimum of five to seven years experience in fundraising with a strong track record of closing significant major gifts and team leadership.  Capital campaign experience and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.

Licenses (if necessary)

Other Considerations:

Individual must demonstrate skills and expertise in planning and decision making, communication, human relations, salesmanship, persistence and patience.  A high degree of initiative is expected along with strong organizational skills and the ability to identify and construct solutions.  Candidates should possess a commitment to the ideals of a Jesuit education.


Assistant Director, Admissions

posted 11/20/2014

Summary Description:

This position requires inter-personal, organizational, communication and presentation skills.  The person in the role is responsible for a range of recruitment activities including:

  • Managing a prospect, inquiry, applicant and enrolling student geo-demographic territory
  • Traveling to assigned territories to attend high school visits, college fairs and other student centered recruitment activities.
  • Assisting with on-campus and off-campus events related to new student enrollment initiatives.

S/he must have the ability to work well both independently (with minimal guidance from senior staff) and as part of a team (with responsibility for projects to be completed by the team).

This position may include additional responsibilities leading projects or specifically defined functions within the Undergraduate admissions office related to strategic enrollment management.  This position may also be required to participate in University-wide committees or projects as a representative of the UG Admissions Office.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

As Assistant Director of Admissions, this position is representing the University to students, parents, alumni and high school counselors in a variety of settings, both on and off of campus.  S/he is responsible for the identification, contact and recruitment of prospective students from initial contact through the student’s enrolling at the University.  In order to achieve this goal, s/he will be required to utilize admissions counseling skills, understand higher education and enrollment management, be sensitive to student service needs and family-service needs and be prepared to apply policies and protocols reflective of the University mission and Office of Undergraduate Admission strategic plans.

Specific requirements of this position include:

  • Extensive high school visitation and college fairs/nights (both in and out of state)
  • Creating and managing personal work schedule; arranging travel, managing approved travel budget and tracking individual expenses.
  • Executing admission decisions based on set parameters and directions; using technology and University system to enter data
  • Telecounseling, interviewing and meeting with prospective students and their families.
  • Collaborating with other University offices to assist with meeting enrollment goals (new student and retention efforts)
  • Understanding and applying University policy and protocols to enrollment activities; ability to explain and effectively counsel students on these policies and protocols
  • Serve as a team leader and mentor to staff without the explicit title or role of supervisor.
  • Participate in professional development (internal, external, self-directed) in order to remain apprised of topics in higher education, secondary education and other sources that may impact admissions and enrollment at the University
  • Responsible for learning and strictly complying with all applicable NCAA and MAAC athletic  regulations with regard to student recruitment and admissions eligibility.  Work closely with Admissions Athletic liaison and athletic department representatives.
  • Responsible for individual projects and assignments beyond the general duties of an admission counselor.  Accountability will be measured in achievement of goals (metrics to be established with the Dean and Sr. Leadership).  Areas of additional responsibility include:
    • Tour guide oversight/campus visitation program
    • Oversight of student telecounseling program

Qualification Standards:

Education:  Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

Experience:  Two to three years of admission experience is required with preference for experience with managing special programs/events.

Licenses (if necessary):  valid driver’s license

Other Considerations:

This position requires such traits as multi-tasking, imagination/creativity, independent thinking, attention to detail, sound judgment/logic, self initiation/motivation and productive time management.  It also requires six to ten weeks of travel per year (local and distance) and weekend/evening obligations throughout the year.  In addition, it requires excellent writing and public speaking skills, high energy, a quick ability to learn things and the ability to articulate the benefits of a broad-based liberal arts/Jesuit education.

Dean of Nursing

Summary Description:

The Dean of Nursing provides leadership for the faculty, staff, and students within the School of Nursing and maintains academic integrity of the undergraduate and graduates programs by sustaining accreditation with CCNE. The Dean coordinates academic, financial, and physical planning for the School of Nursing with the Provost / VPAA of the University. Importantly, the Dean conducts and/or oversees required assessment activities, including the development of an annual implementation report that documents how assessment findings were used to improve programs or services and then linked to ongoing planning efforts to advance institutional effectiveness.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

Manages the screening and recommends to the Provost potential faculty to meet the needs of the School of Nursing; conducts School of Nursing meetings as required by the University; serves as a mentor for faculty in the areas of teaching and research; conducts faculty and staff evaluations as stated in the University Faculty Handbook; collaborates with other departments to meet the academic needs of students; assigns teaching loads and approves course offerings for all nursing faculty and programs; conducts and/or oversees required assessment activities, including the development of an annual implementation report that documents how assessment findings were used to improve programs or services and then linked to ongoing planning efforts to advance institutional effectiveness; represents the School of Nursing and / or the University at local, state and national nurse education meetings.

Qualification Standards:

Doctoral prepared with experience in nursing education and administration; possess or be eligible for a NJ registered professional nurse license

Education: Master’s in Nursing and a doctorate in nursing or a related field

Experience: Teaching experience in baccalaureate and higher degree programs; administration in nursing education

Licenses (if necessary)

Must possess or be eligible for a Registered Professional Nurse license from the New Jersey Board of Nursing

Other Considerations:

Experience with generic BSN, RN-BSN, and graduate nursing programs required; curriculum development and CCNE accreditation experience also required. Good communication skills and program development helpful.

Director of Voices of Praise Gospel Choir

The Director of the Voices of Praise Gospel Choir serves to create a dynamic gospel music experience for the students within the group.  The director teaches vocal skills and ensures the successful performance of the Voices of Praise Gospel Choir at various campus and off-campus events.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

Recruit and retain members; Conduct weekly rehearsals; Select music, in conjunction with the student leadership of the group, for performances; Direct the group at all performances ;Arrange for musical accompaniment for all performances; Meet regularly with the Director of Student Activities; Meet regularly with the student leadership of the Gospel Choir; Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualification Standards:


High School Diploma or GED required.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred


Must have experience directing a choir and knowledge of Gospel music

3-5 years of choir direction preferred. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, be committed to teaching skills to students of varying skill levels, and be able to work with a diverse group of students. At all times adhere to the guidelines and policies published in The Net, the University Handbook