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Student Employment

Our Mission 

The mission of student employment is to provide the means for students to help defray college expenses, expand the educational experience, and help prepare for “life after college.” Professional experiences can enhance the academic learning process and give students the opportunity to serve and learn in a values-based, mission-oriented setting.

St. John’s University provides current undergraduate students with a range of part-time employment opportunities throughout many of the University’s departments and schools. Each year, the University employs about 1,500 student workers on all campuses. Working at St. John’s while attending school allows students to gain valuable skills and job experience, and can help to offset the cost of tuition and living expenses.

Follow these 4 easy steps to apply for a Student Worker Position

STEP 1: There are two distinct types of student positions: Regular Student Worker and federal College Work-Study. Before you apply for any position, you must find out if you qualify for Work Study: read this (PDF).

STEP 2: Review the open positions below by campus and select up to 3 positions that interest you. If you qualify for financial aid under federal College Work-Study, you can select from the available Work-Study jobs; if not, select from the available Regular Student jobs. (Note: International and graduate students are not eligible for federal Work-Study.)

STEP 3: Now you are ready to complete a Student Employment Application. You will need to include up to 3 job ID's from Step 2 to identify the positions for which you wish to apply. You can access the Student Employment Application by logging into either MySJU or UIS. Once you are logged in to the University system, click the Student Tab, then Student Employment, and then Student Employment Application.

STEP 4: Email your resume to each of the hiring managers listed for the position(s) to which you applied.

That's it! You have applied for student worker jobs, and you will hear from the hiring manager if there is an interest in your candidacy. The Student Employment team is here to help you, so contact us if you need assistance.

Contact Us

Office of Human Resources
The University Center, Suite C
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

Hours
Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fridays
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mary Cascio
Student Employment Manager
718-990-2331
[email protected]

Darren Russell
Student Employment Specialist
718-990-2497
[email protected]

Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

A limited number of Graduate Assistantships and University Fellowships are granted to various academic departments within each school and college of the University. Graduate Assistantships are also available in administrative departments. To learn more, visit Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships on the Office of Graduate Admission website.

Open Positions

Queens Campus
Staten Island Campus
Rome and Paris

Seasonal Positions

St. John's often has open positions that are available during school breaks. Please see below for additional information.

 

 

Position One:

Summer Break — Queens Campus Open Positions

Open positions 

Queens Campus

The following student worker positions are currently open. The University offers two types of jobs for students: work-study positions (funded by a federal grant) and regular student positions (not funded by the federal grant). Before you apply for a work-study position, be sure that you qualify. Not sure? Find out more about the federal college work-study program.

*Most recent positions are located at the bottom of the page.

Department: SJU GEAR UP/NY GEAR UP Programs

Title: Tutor/Mentor 

Location: Long Island City High School; Various NYC Colleges & Universities (School Based Programs). *Staff will be assigned locations/programs based on need.                       

Job ID:  S01969-581T

Job Purpose: To provide academic, social and college preparedness support to "at risk" students that will increase their academic performance and preparation for post-secondary education

Job Responsibilities: *Please note that many of these services may take place remotely initially, although some direct services will be required depending on pandemic and NYS guidelines.

  • Provide academic support to high school students and/or first year college freshman (Math, English, Social Studies, Science)
  • Serve as mentors for HS participants and assist with college preparedness tasks (i.e.- completion of FAFSA, scholarship searches, college applications and research etc.)/ Provide college orientation services for our first-year college students (i.e.- acclimating them to college, course selection, assisting with soft skills which will help them be successful such as time management, organization etc.)
  • Provide workshops to include: college readiness, social emotional support, enhancing soft-skills, budgeting, financial aid assistance etc.  
  • Provide academic advisement to project participants
  • Assist with outreach and the collection of project services data (i.e.- attendance, event sign-in sheets, registration forms etc.)
  • Participate in supervision meetings & trainings (mandatory)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A least two years of postsecondary education completed
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working with high school underserved student populations or with college students either in tutoring or college readiness programs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the academic area for which tutoring/mentoring is provided (Math, English, Social Studies, Science and College Preparedness) *HS program

Skills/Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills (i.e.- Microsoft Office)
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Commitment to supporting positive youth development
  • Strong foundation in at least two content areas (i.e. Math, English, Social Studies, Science and College Readiness) preferred *HS program
  • Bilingual strongly encouraged

Work Schedule

  • This position has been modified to a remote work position due to the pandemic (this may change with notice)
  • Schedules may vary based on sites/needs (i.e.- you may be based at different sites)
  • Typically, Monday-Friday within the hours of 2:30pm- 7:30pm
  • Some Evenings/Saturdays may be required for special events

*In addition to completing the online student employment application, interested students should send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Shamira Freeman (Coordinator) at [email protected]

Title:  Student Worker

Department:  University Call Center

Campus:  Queens

Student Requested:  College Work Study

Job ID:  S01969-231

Job Purpose:  Provide customer service support for Enrollment Management as well as designated departments and operations. Provide professional, quality telephone support and customer service assistance to all university customers including prospective and matriculating students, parents and alumni, as well as general public queries.

This position is a front line, customer service ACD telephone position that requires precise attention to detail, strong customer service skills with a professional and courteous work ethic and demeanor. Work hours are varied.  This position is currently an on-campus position but has the possibility of becoming remote should the circumstance arise.

Job Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Provide courteous and expedient telephone customer service and support
    • Respond to general inquiries regarding the University, including but not limited to inquiries about Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid and Loans, and IT Help Desk
    • Support student outreach campaigns for various departments by contacting customers via telephone
  • Satisfy, respond to or redirect (as necessary) all incoming calls utilizing various systems and applications
  • Attend ongoing training to keep current with information and systems
  • Maintain a timely and efficient workflow of calls processed based on department objectives and standards
  • Assist other team members as needed and designated by the department
  • Provide insight, suggestions and comments on operational procedures, call analysis and training issues to management, which would contribute to an increase in efficiency, productivity and quality of service
  • Report to work as scheduled, log on to ACD and process assignments as delegated by department management
  • Additional responsibilities as required by Management

Equipment Used:  

  • Computers, ACD phone system.

Qualifications: 

  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Quick learner (i.e. has the ability to learn and retain large, detailed amounts of information) and decision maker with the ability to solve problems
  • Precise attention to detail, strong customer service skills, and a professional, courteous work ethic

Skill Development Areas:

• Communication, Time Management, Multitasking

In addition to completing the online student employment application, students should send a copy of their resume to Sir William Otis at [email protected] or Rosalie Romano at [email protected]

Title:  Student Worker

Campus:  Queens

Student Requested:  College Work Study

Job ID:  S01969-167

Job Purpose:  The student worker serves as an integral part of the Student Financial Service area by providing quality customer service to students, assisting staff and administrators, and communicating regularly with other departments throughout the University. This is an on-campus position.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Data entry of Miscellaneous deposits into Banner
  • Assist and review in payment reconciliation
  • Assist in Frontline Customer Service windows as needed during the semester
  • Assemble and fold letters for mailing
  • Alphabetize and file all documentation as needed

Equipment Used:  

  • Computers, fax machine, photocopier, scanner, swipe technology.

Qualifications: 

  • Must be a student in good academic standing (2.0 GPA).
  • Previous office and administrative experience preferred.
  • Must have strong communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, staff and other individuals.
  • Must feel comfortable working independently.
  • Proficient with computers and in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Willingness to tackle new projects.
  • Ability to work between 10-15 hours per week and available to work during winter/summer breaks.

Skill Development Areas:

  • Communication, Time Management, Multitasking

In addition to completing the online student employment application, students should also send a copy of your resume to Vesselina Stoyanov at [email protected].

Title:  Public Safety Resident Safety Monitor

Campus: Queens

Student Requested:  College Work Study

Job ID:  S01969-305

Job Purpose: To control access of residents and their guests into the residence halls in accordance with the visitation policy. Ensure the safety of STJs community members by visually inspecting the StormCard and outside forms of I.D. of non-St. John’s guests.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provide safety in the residence halls.
  • Greet students/guests.
  • Grant access to residents and sign-in authorized guests in accordance with the visitation policy.
  • Utilize the lenel and visitation computer systems.
  • Make proper notifications to Public Safety when necessary. 

Equipment Used: 

  • Computers, card readers, swipe technology.

Qualifications: 

  • Computer and typing skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • The ability to handle confidential matters and to be professional.
  • Must be in good judicial standing.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Willingness to work 15-20 hours per week including weekends and University holidays.
  • Flexible work schedule, which includes 5-6 hr. blocks during the week and 8 hr. blocks during weekends.

Skill Development Areas:

  • Communication, Customer Service, Security Applications, Time Management, Multitasking.

In addition to completing the online student application students should also send a copy of your resume to: Lillian Donovan, Resident Safety Coordinator, Department of Public Safety at [email protected]

Title:  Student Worker - Technical Writing Assistant

Department:  Enrollment Management Training

Campus:  Queens

Student Requested:  College Work Study

Job ID:  S01969-231T

Job Purpose:  The Enrollment Management Training Department supports all training needs for Enrollment Management designated departments. The Student Worker Technical Writing Assistant assists and provides support to the Associate Director of the Enrollment Management Training department by way of writing and formatting software instructions provided to them and updating websites with new information as it becomes available for the Enrollment Management team.

This position requires the ability to pay attention to detail. They must have strong writing skills, basic computer skills, be a quick learner, be able to multi-task as well as have a strong ability to follow directions. They must also possess a professional and courteous work ethic and demeanor. The position comprises mostly of writing and updating the website. The student should have a love of writing and working on computers. Expertise in using HTML is not required but the student MUST be willing and able to learn.

Work hours are flexible and are set according to the student’s availability. This will be a remote position until further notice.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Updating and formatting technical instructions according to standard as provided.
  • Updating knowledge repositories (Wiki’s) for departments with requested information.
  • Assisting and contributing to the design / re-design of current sites.
  • Assisting with training setup as needed.
  • Managing training data and records.
  • Assisting other team members as needed and designated by Management.
  • Additional responsibilities as required by Management

Equipment and Software Used:

  • Computers, laptops, MS SharePoint, MS Word, MS Excel

Qualifications:

  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Quick learner (i.e. has the ability to learn and retain large, detailed amounts of information) and decision maker with the ability to solve problems
  • Precise attention to detail, strong customer service skills, and a professional, courteous work ethic
  • Must be reliable, committed, and dedicated with high standards in work delivery

Skill Development Areas:

  • Technical Writing Skills, Basic Web Development Skills, Microsoft Navigation Skills (i.e.- Microsoft Office Products), Project Management; Relationship Management; Time Management

In addition to completing the online student employment application, students should send a copy of their resume to Shonna Washington at [email protected].

Title:  Student Worker

Campus:  Queens

Student Requested:  College Work Study Student

Job ID:  S01969-176

Job Purpose:  The student will do some research using the internet and data.  The student will do some mailing and filing.  Other office related duties.  This position is open for summer and academic year.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with filing correspondence, running errands on campus, stuffing envelopes and making copies.
  • Data entry into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
  • Build and review packets for the department.
  • Other administrative duties or special projects as assigned.

Equipment Used:  

  • Computers, fax machine, photocopier, scanner.

Qualifications: 

  • Good computer skills – Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication skills and detail oriented.
  • The ability to handle confidential matters and to be professional.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Willingness to tackle new projects.
  • Ability to work between 15 – 20 hours per week (business hours 8:30am – 4:30pm/Monday thru Thursday and  Friday 8:30 – 3pm)

Skill Development Areas:

  • Time Management, Multitasking, Communication.

In addition to completing the online student application, interested candidates must send a copy of their cover letter and resume to Tara Sanon at [email protected]

Department: SJU GEAR UP/NYGEAR UP Programs

Title: Tutor/Mentor

Location: Long Island City High School; Various NYC Colleges & Universities (School Based Programs). *Staff will be assigned locations/programs based on need.                       

Job ID:  G00747-581T

Job Purpose: To provide academic, social and college preparedness support to "at risk" students that will increase their academic performance and preparation for post-secondary education

Job Responsibilities: *Please note that many of these services may take place remotely initially, although some direct services will be required depending on pandemic and NYS guidelines.

  • Provide academic support to high school students and/or first year college freshman (Math, English, Social Studies, Science)
  • Serve as mentors for HS participants and assist with college preparedness tasks (i.e.- completion of FAFSA, scholarship searches, college applications and research etc.)/ Provide college orientation services for our first-year college students (i.e.- acclimating them to college, course selection, assisting with soft skills which will help them be successful such as time management, organization etc.)
  • Provide workshops to include: college readiness, social emotional support, enhancing soft-skills, budgeting, financial aid assistance etc.  
  • Provide academic advisement to project participants
  • Assist with outreach and the collection of project services data (i.e.- attendance, event sign-in sheets, registration forms etc.)
  • Participate in supervision meetings & trainings (mandatory)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A least two years of postsecondary education completed
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working with high school underserved student populations or with college students either in tutoring or college readiness programs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the academic area for which tutoring/mentoring is provided (Math, English, Social Studies, Science and College Preparedness) *HS program

Skills/Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills (i.e.- Microsoft Office)
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Commitment to supporting positive youth development
  • Strong foundation in at least two content areas (i.e. Math, English, Social Studies, Science and College Readiness) preferred *HS program
  • Bilingual strongly encouraged

Work Schedule

  • This position has been modified to a remote work position due to the pandemic (this may change with notice)
  • Schedules may vary based on sites/needs (i.e.- you may be based at different sites)
  • Typically, Monday-Friday within the hours of 2:30pm- 7:30pm
  • Some Evenings/Saturdays may be required for special events

*In addition to completing the online student employment application, interested students should send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Shamira Freeman (Coordinator) at [email protected]

Title:  Student Worker

Campus:  Queens

Student Requested:  Regular Student

Job ID:  S00739-583

Job Purpose:  Looking for a highly motivated student to assist the professor in the Talele laboratory, focusing on the design and synthesis of novel small molecule inhibitors for Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase for the treatment of cancer.  This position is an excellent opportunity for the student to gain exposure to many aspects of drug discovery (computational design, drug-like property profiling, biochemical assays, and multi-parameter SAR optimization).  We offer an enriching and interactive basic and pharmaceutical science environment.

Job Responsibilities:   

  • Medicinal chemistry optimization of novel small molecule anticancer lead compounds.
  • Establishing SAR and planning the synthesis of new compounds.
  • Thorough reading of literature, planning, execution, optimization, and analysis of multi-step reaction steps.

Equipment Used:   

  • computers, photocopier, scanner, laboratory equipment.

Qualifications: 

  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Flexible schedule (if required).
  • Punctuality for agreed on scheduling.
  • Undergraduate Science majors preferred (Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy).

In addition to completing the online student employment application, students must send a cover letter including a statement of research interest, a copy of their resume, and contact information for three references to Dr. Tanaji Talele at [email protected].

 

Staten Island Campus

The following student worker positions are currently open. The University offers two types of jobs for students: work-study positions (funded by a federal grant) and regular student positions (not funded by the federal grant). Before you apply for a work-study position, be sure that you qualify. Not sure? Find out more about the federal college work-study program.

Manhattan Campus

The following student worker positions are currently open. The University offers two types of jobs for students: work-study positions (funded by a federal grant) and regular student positions (not funded by the federal grant). Before you apply for a work-study position, be sure that you qualify. Not sure? Find out more about the federal college work-study program.

Title:  Student Worker

Department:  Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library

Campus:  Manhattan - 101 Astor Place

Student Requested:  College Work Study

Job ID:  S01969-274

Job Purpose:  

To assist the library staff on the indexing of bibliographic resource, or the creation of informational databases.  The remote work is centered on accessing information and transferring it into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, or Microsoft Access table, or Microsoft Word (PC or Mac versions).

Schedule: Fall 2020 – Spring 2021, Monday-Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Perform detailed, repetitive data entry and/or copy and paste textual information quickly and accurately, checking for errors and discrepancies.

Equipment Used:  

  • Computer

Qualifications: 

  • Must be proficient in the use of WebEx.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel/Word/Access/PowerPoint), Internet, and  bibliographical databases.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Must have access to reliable Internet service for remote work.
  • All students will be required to participate in a WebEx based training program and must be able to attend weekly WebEx meetings. 
  • Flexible schedule.

Skill Development Areas:

  • Listening, Time Management, Multitasking, Communication, Intercultural proficiency, Dependability & Promptness

Special Demands:

  • Student workers are to maintain an alert, friendly, proactive manner in their Web interaction with other student workers and staff.  Training will be provided.

 

In addition to completing the online student application, students must send a copy of your resume to Andrew Seville at [email protected]

Rome and Paris

The following student worker positions are currently open. The University offers two types of jobs for students: work-study positions (funded by a federal grant) and regular student positions (not funded by the federal grant). Before you apply for a work-study position, be sure that you qualify. Not sure? Find out more about the federal college work-study program.