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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

Campus:  Queens

Student Requested:  College Work Study

Job Purpose:  Student callers are responsible for contacting alumni to build relationships and solicit them for monetary support of St. John’s University. All callers will operate in a remote call center setup while continuing to follow CDC guidelines for proper social distancing and will receive all necessary equipment and training prior to making any calls.

Job ID:  S01969-176A

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Student callers work remotely using automated software and a headset to contact St. John’s alumni
  • Engage and build rapport with alumni
  • Educate alumni about giving back to their alma mater
  • Ask for alumni support with a gift to the area of the university they are passionate about.
  • Update contact and employment information as needed
  • Keep all donor information confidential

Equipment Used:  

  • Computers, phone.

Qualifications: 

  • Experience with phone solicitation preferred
  • Familiarity with office equipment
  • Excellent verbal 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

Working Hours: 

  • Must be able to work a minimum of two shifts per week (shifts are Sunday to Thursday, 6pm-9pm)

Salary:

$15 per hour

Skill Development Areas:

  • Listening, Customer Service, Time Management, Multitasking, Communication, Intercultural proficiency, Student learning.

In addition to completing the online student application, students should send a copy of their resume to Donald McKay at [email protected] and Heather Varian at [email protected].

Title:  Student Worker

Campus:  Queens

Student Requested:  College Work Study

Job Purpose:  The Athletic Marketing student worker position is responsible for assisting with marketing, promotions and sales for men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and softball.  Candidate may be assigned a sport to research local group ticket leads; assist with group ticket and season ticket sales; coordinate game-day operations; write PA scripts; produce promotional materials and organize special events.   

Job IDS01969-361M

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Advertising Athletic Events
  • Game day operations
  • Announcer; script writing
  • Assisting with creation of marketing plans
  • Planning and implementing creative promotional tactics
  • Assist at athletic special events
  • Event set up; In-game operations and preparations
  • Collaborate with other University departments for inter-departmental events
  • Group sales; cold calling; new lead generation
  • Grass roots sales efforts
  • Research new sponsor opportunities and assist in fulfilling contracts
  • Day-to-day marketing projects and events as assigned
  • Assist the department in coordinating office procedures.

Equipment Used:  

  • Computers, fax machine, photocopier, scanner, phone.

Qualifications: 

  • Business Majors preferred.
  • Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional attitude and dress required
  • Must work assigned games or give proper notice of absence
  • Must be proactive, outgoing, positive and encouraging
  • Flexible schedule based around class schedule

Skill Development Areas:

  • Social Media, Communication, Time Management, Multitasking

In addition to completing the online Student Employment Application, students must also submit a copy of your resume to Mr. Joseph Scribani, Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Promotions 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]

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 Worker

Job Purpose: Student callers are responsible for contacting alumni to build relationships and solicit them for monetary support of St. John’s University. All callers will operate in a remote call center setup while continuing to follow CDC guidelines for proper social distancing and will receive all necessary equipment and training prior to making any calls.

Job ID: S03925-176A

Job Responsibilities:

· Student callers work remotely using automated software and a headset to contact St. John’s alumni

· Engage and build rapport with alumni

· Educate alumni about giving back to their alma mater

· Ask for alumni support with a gift to the area of the university they are passionate about.

· Update contact and employment information as needed.

· Keep all donor information confidential.

Equipment Used:

· Computers, phone.

Qualifications:

· Experience with phone solicitation preferred

· Familiarity with office equipment

· Excellent verbal 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

Working Hours:

· Must be able to work a minimum of two shifts per week (shifts are Sunday to Thursday, 6pm-9pm)

Salary:

$15 per hour

Skill Development Areas:

· Listening, Customer Service, Time Management, Multitasking, Communication, Intercultural proficiency, Student learning.

In addition to completing the online student application, students should send a copy of their resume to Donald McKay at [email protected] and Heather Varian 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].

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.

Title: Student Worker

Campus: Staten Island

Student Requested: College Work Study

Job Purpose: Assist the department with administrative and clerical tasks.

Job ID: S01969-493

Job Responsibilities:

· Assist with answering telephones, faxing, filing correspondence, running errands on campus, stuffing envelopes and making copies.

· Greet office guests, answer questions and direct to the proper individual(s).

· Greet students and their guests and swipe them in.

· Data entry into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

· Create presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint.

· Other administrative duties or special projects as assigned.

· Dress professionally.

Equipment Used:

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

Qualifications:

· Familiarity with the office equipment (computer, fax, phone).

· Good computer skills (Microsoft Word, Power Point or Excel).

· 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.

· Flexible schedule (if required).

Skill Development Areas:

· Listening, Customer Service, Time Management, Multitasking, Communication, Intercultural proficiency, Student learning.

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

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.

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.