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St. John's University


Associate Director of Campus Activities

Administrative/Professional --> Student Affairs

Queens, NY
ID: 218768-951

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; 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.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.  



Associate Director of Campus Activities – Signature and Commuter Student Programming


Job Description:

The Associate Director will be primarily responsible for the coordination and execution of campus-wide activities, advising student organizations, and the development and implementation of signature and traditional events and events engaging commuter students. This position will develop a comprehensive menu of programs and activities based on strategic planning and assessment, available and negotiated resources, as well as the mission of the university and the Division of Student Affairs.




  • Develops, plans, and executes programming for campus-wide student engagement, including the creation and coordination of activities and events for the general student population and commuter students.
  • Serves as the primary coordinator for signature and traditional events, including Red Carpet Welcome, activities fairs, Fall Fest, spring month, and major event initiatives.
  • Serves as the primary advisor to the commuter student association and conduct workshops for commuter students.
  • Advises student organizations in their leadership and program development.
  • Hires, supervises and evaluates members of the graduate assistant and student staff.
  • Collaborates with Campus Activities staff and external departments and student organizations to plan and program large-scale events and activities, including contract preparation, on-site decision-making and all logistics.
  • Encourages collaboration across all campuses to ensure seamless and consistent implementation of best practices in Campus Activities. Develop and maintain appropriate professional relationships with the University community, including faculty members, administrators, staff members, and students.
  • Works collaboratively with University department and partners to develop policies and procedures that meets the needs of the university and student organizations.
  • Assists in the preparation and negotiation of contracts for approval which includes working with General Counsel, VPSA, and Student Government, Inc.
  • Maintains oversight of budgets. Provides financial and statistical reports, projections, and recommendations, as needed.
  • Participates on committees through Student Government, Inc. and university-wide and division-wide committees and initiatives including New Student Orientation.
  • Able and ready to provide in-person and virtual responsibility as needed.
  • Assists and performs other duties as needed.




Master’s degree required and a 3-5 years progressive administrative and advising experience required. Experience in programming large-scale events. Knowledge of student development, group development, and identity development theories. Excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to establish working relationships faculty, staff and students required. Commitment to building an inclusive and diverse environment. Working knowledge best practices in Student Affairs and of current trends and technology in student activities, student leadership, and campus, local, state and federal regulations. Available to some nights and weekends. Understanding of programmatic assessment and evaluation, familiarity of social media applications.


“All persons hired are required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of applicable law.”


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.