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

Saint Peter’s University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, physical disability, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.  We do not acknowledge receipt of applications. Position vacancies are as follows:

Communications Officer

Summary Description:

The Communications Officer will participate in the comprehensive communications efforts of the University, in the goals set by the Office of University Communications. These goals include the development of plans and materials to promote the University through media and public relations, events and programs, as well as electronic and print publications to various constituencies, both internal and external. This is a writing-intensive position.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the planning, design, content development, editorial process and print management of the University’s magazine
  • Manage, draft and edit content for quarterly, monthly and thrice- weekly electronic and print newsletters
  • Conduct interviews, fact check, and draft and edit content for planned giving newsletter, among others
  • Write, edit and manage content for special projects, such as factual guides, event programs and brochures
  • Draft, edit and proofread assorted fliers, invitations, letters, speeches and other development publications for the campus community, as necessary
  • Production (research, writing, editing) of feature stories that promote the University and its activities
  • Management as well as development and maintenance of the University, alumni relations and capital campaign websites including editorial content, imagery and design
  • Support of university, alumni and advancement &  external affairs related events
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification Standards:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Highly organized; ability to multitask, manage multiple deliverables/timelines and ensure all deadlines are met
  • Excellent editing skills with an attention to detail and quality
  • Understanding of and experience with web development process and writing/editing for the web
  • Self-motivated; can work independently and within a team
  • Can solve problems, think strategically and creatively
  • Experience with photography, Photoshop and email marketing software such as Constant Contact or iModules
  • Experience with InDesign and video production is a plus
  • Agency experience preferred
  • A Bachelor’s degree in English or Communication and two-three years of communications experience required; web experience is a must


Community Director

Summary Description:

The Community Director (CD) is a full-time, entry level position. The CD is to create and maintain a vibrant program in the residence halls in which the greatest educational, social, and cultural values for the individual student will be realized. The CD reports to the Assistant Director of Residence Life for Community Development. With the supervision of approximately 15 Resident Assistants, the CD will also be responsible for overseeing 2-3 Residence Halls with approximately 250-300 students.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with students in the residence halls.
  • Working with staff and students in each hall to develop various hall and floor programs to enhance the educational experience outside the classroom.
  • Supervising of Resident Assistants and development of strong staff team.
  • Operating and supervising the living unit insuring the physical safety and welfare of the students in the residence halls.
  • Advising student groups in their cultural, scholastic, social, and athletic activities.
  • Counseling of individuals and groups of students within the hall and/or referrals to other campus resources when necessary.
  • Enforcing University policies, objectives, and regulations to students.
  • Maintaining of hall records and files (i.e. housing and building rosters, maintenance reports, duty schedules, fire drills, room condition forms, etc.)
  • Reporting maintenance problems to the Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations and acting as a liaison between students and maintenance.
  • Supervising all housing procedures for students in the hall (i.e. check-in, checkout, vacation closing and opening, room selection, etc.)
  • Facilitating room changes within the residence halls.
  • Participating in policy formation for specific residence halls and the Residence Life/Student Life and Development Offices.
  • Attending all meetings assigned by the Director of Residence Life.
  • Acting as an official representative of the University for all events held within the residence halls.
  • Serve as a judicial hearing officer for low-level judicial hearings.
  • Conducting weekly hall staff meetings.
  • Maintaining a flow of communication with the Director of Residence Life and other Student Life and Development offices.
  • Acting as a liaison between the students in the hall and the Student Life and Development Staff.
  • Participating in recruitment, hiring and training of Resident Assistants.
  • Evaluating Resident Assistant performance regularly on an informal basis and formally once/twice a year.
  • Participation in special campus committees and projects as needed.
  • Develop programs to meet the needs of Saint Peter’s University Students.
  • Participate in on-call duty rotation with other professional staff within the Office of Residence Life.

Qualification Standards:

  • Commitment and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student body with diverse values and priorities.
  • Ability to work independently on sensitive, confidential, often complicated issues with tact and political acumen.
  • Ability to analyze problems/issues, gather data and information, evaluate and recommend alternative solutions, or effect solutions with a tolerance for ambiguity and change, when necessary.
  • Dedication to creating a collaborative and creative work environment.

Bachelor’s degree required, a Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration, or related field preferred.

At least one (1) year of experience in a residence life program or working within a college/university setting.

Dean of Nursing

Posted: August 25, 2014
Status: Search re-opened

Saint Peter’s University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of Nursing. The Dean reports to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. Responsibilities include: providing administrative leadership and overall management of the University’s School of Nursing: the planning, implementation, supervision and evaluation of the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral nursing programs. This is a 12 month administrative position to start as soon as possible.

Earned doctorate in nursing or related discipline with Master’s degree in nursing: Undergraduate and graduate nursing teaching experience; Record of scholarly activity administrative experience and program development/implementation required; Must be able to articulate a vision for nursing education and capacity to support the Jesuit/Catholic mission of the College; Excellent written, verbal, organizational, interpersonal, and supervisory skills, and be an effective manager.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Nominations and/or letters of application along with the resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three references should be sent to:

Director of Human Resources
Saint Peter’s University
2641 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Saint Peter’s University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.

Assistant Director/Transfer

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 college fairs and other student centered recruitment activities.
  • Developing relationships specific to transfer initiatives including coordinating with SPCS to help unify transfer initiatives.
  • 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 Undergraduate 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 community college 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 responsibility may include multiple areas of responsibilities such as:
    • Athletics
    • Event planning
    • Recruitment planning
    • Tour guide oversight/campus visitation program
    • EOF/Honors/ASP coordinator
    • Operations Process Coordination
    • Systems Development
    • Communications/Marketing
    • Guidance Counselor Network
    • Alumni/Parent Admissions Counsels
    • Training and development

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, discretion, 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.

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