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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.

Title:   Student Worker 

Campus:  Queens 

Student Requested:  College Work Study  

Job ID:  S01969-421R 

Job Purpose:  This position is to provide clerical support to the Director of the Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law in the School of Law.  The college work study candidate will interact with Law School Faculty and Administration.  The opportunity is available during the summer and academic year.     

Job Responsibilities:   

  • General typing, faxing, filing, copying, scanning, running errands, etc. 

  • Accurate data entry into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and online software 

  • Answer telephones, when necessary, as well as take messages. 

  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned by the Director. 

Equipment Used:    

  • Computer, fax machine, photocopier and scanner. 

Qualifications:   

  • Able to work 8-15 hours per week. 

  • Ability to work well with others and provide good customer service 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written 

  • Familiarity with office equipment 

  • Willingness to undertake projects as assigned 

  • Handle confidential material in a responsible manner 

In addition to completing the online student application, applicants must send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Robert Sein, Director of the Mattone Institute, 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

Campus:  Queens

Student Requested:  College Work Study

Job ID:   S01969-562

Job Summary

  • The GLCC tutor primarily works with students registered for a language, or ESL Speech class, or a phonetics/language acquisition class taught at the University, to help them practice the language they are learning in class. 
  • He/she also advises students on how to study for languages effectively, and may help students interested in learning a new language on an independent basis outside of regular language classes.

The position is open to graduate or undergraduate students of St John’s who are recommended by full time faculty from the Dept. of Languages and Literatures, the Institute of Asian Studies, or the Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders.

Job Responsibilities: 

The GLCC tutor:

  • Communicates days and hours of availability ahead of each semester to the Graduate Assistant or head tutor for the language, so that they may set up their tutoring schedule for the semester.
  • Is present at the Center during scheduled hours even when appointments or other responsibilities have not been placed on schedule, to respond to the needs of walk-in students
  • Seeks approval of the Center’s director for any leave that is not normally scheduled and reports any absence to the professional staff as well as to the GA or head tutor for the language so that a replacement may be arranged.
  • Participates in initial and ongoing training and development for tutoring as requested by the Center’s director and by the coordinators for the Dept. of Languages & Literatures, for the Institute of Asian Studies, and for the Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders.
  • Conducts one-on-one or small group language practice sessions for levels 1 through 4 of a language, for ESL speech classes, and for phonetics and language acquisition classes.
  • Offers remedial help to students who fall below a B- average in the language, even those taking advanced language classes beyond levels 1-4, in order to catch up with the rest of the class and improve grades
  • Records in each student’s GLCC card (or in a shared online recording platform such as OneDrive) what was done during each session at the Center giving date, time spent and his/her name.
  • Records progress made by a student receiving tutoring over a period of time if required by the instructor, and responds to the special objectives and requests made by an instructor for a particular student as needed.
  • Assists the GA or head tutor in communicating monthly reports of students’ attendance and work, including final reports to instructors for inclusion in final grades if desired.
  • Performs additional work as required by the Center’s needs (e.g. classroom orientation visits to explain the services offered by the Center, e-tutoring, or tutoring via an online platform, participation in the hosting of special cultural events for the language they tutor at the Center)

Qualifications: 

     Language Skills:

  • Native command of English and native or fluent command of the language for which he or she has been hired as a tutor (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish), or knowledge of phonetics and language acquisition for those tutors.

Software Skills

  • Familiarity with the websites complementing the language textbooks used in class after proper training, and ability to demonstrate to students how to use them effectively
  • Familiarity with the scheduling software used by the GLCC for appointments after proper training
  • Familiarity with St John’s UIS for posting work hours for payroll, after proper training
  • Proficiency in the use of Outlook, OneDrive, and online platforms such as Skype, Facetime, Zoom and Webex to be able to tutor online during emergency situations when the university is closed

Other requirements: The language tutor should

  • Be personable and patient
  • Be punctual and reliable
  • Be able to give encouragement to language learners and motivate them to learn the language.
  • Show willingness to participate in all the activities offered by the Center
  • Show commitment to the goals of the Center
  • Be familiar with GLCC regulations and procedures as outlined in the Training Guide for Tutors & GAs given to each new recruit as a reference and with the Center’s code of ethics

Software Skills

  • Familiarity with the websites connected with the  language textbooks used in class after proper training  (such as Vistas and Quia) , and ability to demonstrate how to use them effectively
  • Familiarity with  the scheduling software used by the GLCC (Appointment Plus)  and with St John’s UIS for posting work hours for payroll, after proper training

Other requirements: The language tutor should

  • Be personable and patient
  • Be punctual and reliable
  • Be able to give encouragement to language learners and motivate them to learn the language.
  • Show willingness to participate in all the activities offered by the Center
  • Show commitment to the goals of the Center
  • Be familiar with GLCC  regulations and procedures as outlined in the Training Guide for Tutors & GAs given to each new recruit as a reference

In addition to completing the online student employment application, applicants should also submit a cover letter and resume to Dr. Michele Jones, Director of Global Language & Culture Center at [email protected]

Title:  Undergraduate Admission Student Worker

Campus:  Queens Campus

Student Requested:  College Work Study 

Job ID:  S01969-155

Job Purpose:  Student workers will perform a variety of functions in support of Counselor Recruitment, Application Processing, Mail Assembly and Data Processing within the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Student workers will be required to provide excellent customer service and serve as a source of information for the public and the University Community.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Manage large weekly correspondence to prospective students, including stuffing envelopes, verifying that all addresses are legible and deliverable, and completing a checklist of mailed correspondence.
  • Perform general office duties, including but not limited to answering telephones, faxing, filing correspondence, making copies and running errands on campus.
  • Respond to admission questions via the Admission email accounts within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Greet office guests, answer questions and direct to the appropriate department.
  • Work at Admission special events (Open House, Accepted Students Day) including set-up and break-down.
  • Assemble packages with recruitment materials to ship to traveling staff/counselors.
  • Manage weekly inventory of marketing materials and giveaways.  Deliver material to event sites on campus on foot or using a University vehicle.
  • Enter inquiry cards into a CRM web form.  Correct addresses in the inquiry databases as needed.
  • Perform research project and prepare findings.
  • Other administrative duties or special projects as assigned.

Equipment Used:  

  • Computers, telephone, fax machine, photocopier, scanner, letter folder, walkie-talkie, hand truck, and golf cart.

Qualifications: 

  • Prior volunteer or work experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication, time management, and analytical skills required. Strong attention to detail preferred.
  • Must be dependable and reliable.  Must be able to meet scheduled deadlines. In case of absences, each student is expected to find a co-worker to cover scheduled shift.
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, Internet). 
  • Familiarity with the office equipment (Computers, telephone, fax machine, photocopier, scanner, letter folder).
  • Ability to handle confidential matters and to be professional at all times.
  • Ability to work well individually and with others.
  • Ability to work between 15 - 20 hours per week (Some early mornings, evenings, weekends and work during University breaks are required).
  • Valid driver’s license required for some positions.
  • Professional, office dress code required. 

Skill Development Areas:

  • Written and Verbal Communication, Listening, Customer Service, Time Management, and Multitasking.

Unusual Physical Demands:

  • Some positions require that the student worker be able to drive a golf cart or van.
  • Some positions require lifting 15-20lb packages and /or moving up and down a ladder while carrying 15-20lb packages.  Some student workers may be required to hand-deliver 15-20lb packages.

In addition to completing the online student employment application, interested applicants should email your resume and a statement of weekly availability (including days and times) to Glenda Lander-Lugo at [email protected]

Campus
Queens

Student Requested
College Work Study 

Department
Athletic Events & Programming

Job ID
S01969-391
 
Work Schedule

Must be able to work nights and weekends. Our department centralizes around working the athletic events on campus so your schedule must be flexible and you must be able to work events.

Duties and Responsibilities

Working sporting events on campus while adhering to new Covid-19 protocols and practicing social distancing. Great opportunity to get involved in the athletic department working the athletic events dealing with the event operations including setting up scoreboard equipment, sound, handling visiting teams, officials, ball shagging, office hours, special projects, assisting with new sanitation efforts and other aspects of event management. We also handle special events for the athletic department and external groups.

Skills
Good communication skills, must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift 10-25 pounds, good attention to detail, able to work long hours, reliable and dependable and have an interest in Athletic Operations.

Comments
Nights and weekends are required.

In addition to completing the online student worker application, interested candidates should forward their resume to [email protected]

Resumes submitted for this position will not be considered if the student does not have work study.  A work study grant for the academic school year is required for any resumes submitted for this position.
 

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:  S01969-581

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: Clerical Support Staff

Location: St. John’s University                       

Job ID:  S03221-581

Job Purpose: The Clerical Support Staff performs a variety of administrative, clerical, and program tasks

Job Responsibilities: *Please note that most work will take place on campus with the possibility of some remote work based on program needs.

  • Assists with the program’s online data collection, and case filing systems
  • Assists with daily office and program needs
  • Answers and directs internal and external phone calls
  • Writes and distributes emails, correspondence memos, letters, forms, etc.
  • Assists in the preparation of regularly scheduled internal and external reports
  • Completes program/office supply orders
  • Maintains confidentiality of all program information

Minimum Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma necessary
  • At least 1 year of undergraduate education preferred
  • Prior clerical/office experience preferred

Skills/Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent computer skills (i.e.- Microsoft Office/ Access)
  • Good time management skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work on a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bilingual strongly encouraged

Work Schedule

  • Monday-Friday within the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Additional work hours may be necessary (i.e.- evening or weekend)

In addition to completing the online student application, interested candidates must submit their resume to Alexandra Marquez, Director 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:   Lab Assistant

Campus:   Manhattan

Student Requested:   Regular Student Worker

Job ID:  S02393-234

Job Purpose:   To assist with the daily responsibilities of the Manhattan Campus computer lab.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist students with printing, scanning and copying documents
  • Check audix and hourly systems check-list periodically
  • Map Student and Professor’s drives for St. John’s and personal laptops
  • Solve printer issues like changing the toner, updating the toner check list, clearing the paper jams, performing printer maintenance
  • Set up Wi-Fi, email and wireless printing on laptops and mobile devices
  • Be aware of all the STJ student password defaults/formats (like UIS, STJ Email)
  • Assist with the front desk including answering the phone/taking messages and other necessary tasks that help the lab run smoothly

Equipment Used:   Computers, photocopier, scanners, swipe technology, printers 

Qualifications:

  • Strong customer service skills are required, via phone and in person
  • Computer experience preferred, either in extracurricular time, or during work experience
  • Familiarity with office equipment
  • Ability to handle confidential matters and to be professional
  • Excellent communication skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Willingness to learn new technical skills
  • Ability to work between 15 – 20 hours per week
  • Flexible schedule

Skill Development Areas:

Technical Skills, Problem Solving, Analytical, Customer Service, Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Written Communication, Teamwork, Quality Management, Intercultural Proficiency, and Time Management

Unusual Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds

In addition to completing the online student application, students must send a copy of their resume to Scott Bertok 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.