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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:  Office of Conference Services – Events Support Team Leader

Campus:  Queens

Student Requested:  Graduate Student, M.S. Data Science

Job ID:  S01243-325E

Reports To:  Erin McDonnell, Director of Operations  

Anticipated Start Date:  March 16, 2020

Job Purpose:  Assist with day to day operation of the Events Support area in assurance of proper set ups and breakdown of events throughout the campus during the Fall, Spring and Summer months.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Operations for budget management for events labor.  Assist with drafting and updating labor requests for events vendor. Prepare reports, evaluate data and assemble documentation for weekly meetings.
  • Maintain Excel spreadsheets for labor for events, equipment delivery, tracking inventory of furniture & maintenance on equipment, and tracking of student government events. Maintain accuracy and organization of files in shared drive.
  • Work with the Director of Operations to develop and provide quality training programs for Events Support student workers.  Assist with training student assistants to ensure proficient knowledge of policies & procedures and performance in day to day operations.
  • Assist with scheduling student assistants for coverage of the office and monitor attendance/punctuality.  Ensure student assistants are performing daily inspections of events set-ups.
  • Assist the Director of Operations with oversight of the Trello App that is used for communicate set-up details to the events vendor.  Monitor system on a daily basis to ensure the automation for creation of Trello Boards is working properly.  Run and utilize events reports, banner passes, and set-up diagrams using software systems for creation of Trello Boards. Ensure daily Trello Boards are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Implement customer service initiatives.
  • Provide additional administrative and events set-up support as needed.
  • Answer and make telephone calls, take messages, email, maintain accuracy of files, run errands, evaluate supplies needs and assist with ordering supplies on a regular basis.  Other administrative duties or special projects as assigned.
  • Availability to work mornings or afternoons, 15-20 hours during the school year. Some evening and weekend shifts may be required.  Availability to work mornings or afternoons, 25-35 hours per week during the summer (from mid-May-mid mid-August).

Qualifications: 

  • G.PA 2.0 or above
  • Graduate Student, M.S. Data Science  
  • Highly proficient with Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Access required. Some knowledge of Excel VBA
  • Skilled in using Word, PowerPoint and Applications (Apps)
  • Available to work mornings & afternoons during the school year. Available to work 25-35 hours per week during the summer. May be required to work some weekends and evenings from time to time.
  • Ability to prioritize & multi-task with attention to detail and meet established deadlines
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Team player with dedication to highest level of customer service, standards and excellence
  • Professional conduct and demeanor
  • Availability to lift 25 pounds or more

Equipment used:

  • In office: Computers, printers, IPad, fax machine, scanner, photocopier

Candidates will only be considered for this position if the following information is received:

  1. Completion of the Conference Services application & submission of the resume (see link)

https://stj.formstack.com/forms/application

  1. Completion of the Human Resources online student worker application

The employment process consists of interviews, criminal background check, St. John’s judicial review, GPA confirmation, and reference checks.

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.

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.