St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. Our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
Job Title: Director of Academic Service-Learning (AS-L)
Reporting to the Executive Director for the Vincentian Institute for Social Action (V.I.S.A.), the Director of Academic Service-Learning will provide the vision, leadership, and management for the V.I.S.A. AS-L program, which includes the promotion, design, implementation and maintenance of AS-L pedagogy and projects in undergraduate and graduate courses. The Director of AS-L will assist in developing and implementing action-oriented AS-L research that uncovers and remediates structures or patterns that may perpetuate or cause inequities,
especially in regions adjacent to the University’s campuses that suffer from persistent poverty. This position is responsible for the supervision of one full-time administrator (Assistant Director of Academic Service-Learning), and one full-time staff (Coordinator of Academic Service- Learning). The Director will also serve as the Chair of the AS-L Faculty Advisory Board (FAC), with one faculty member representing each of the colleges. The FAC supports and oversees the academic integrity of the AS-L program.
Under the guidance of the Executive Director of the Vincentian Institute for Social Action, the Director of the Academic Service-Learning Program will provide vision and leadership of the program in line with the University’s strategic plans, including the following functions:
This position manages the Assistant Director of AS-L and the Coordinator of AS-L, as well as supports the 4 part-time graduate-level employees in AS-L. This position in the VISA department is responsible for the hiring, onboarding, and performance management of this/ese employees within the department.
This job operates in a professional office environment.
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printers, etc.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; move about; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs. The employee must be able to travel locally, nationally and internationally using various forms of transportation, including airlines, trains, charter buses and University vans. Specific verbal abilities required by the employee include the ability to speak to large and small groups of students and faculty members, often presenting both in person and virtually.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. However, in collaboration with the Executive Director for the Vincentian Institute for Social Action (VISA), these hours can be adjusted as this position often requires evening and weekend hours.
Travel is required as needed for local community service site visits, visits to other campuses, and occasional travel to conferences. Responsible for overseeing any local, national, and international travel as needed to plan and further develop AS-L projects
Required Education and Experience:
Preferred Education and Experience:
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual salary for this position is $73,000. St. John’s University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.
This position may be relocated to any of St. John’s University’s physical locations at any time.
St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
This position is located at 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY. View the Google Map in full screen.