Employment Opportunites at Saint Francis University

 

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About Campus

 

Saint Francis University is one of the oldest Catholic universities in the country, and the oldest celebrating Franciscan values. Our scenic campus sits on a mountain top in Loretto, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. The safety and security of our campus community is of primary importance. Crime information and statistics for the university may be view in the SFU Clery Report online  or you may request an electronic copy. statistics.

 

Benefits

We offer a generous employee benefits package and opportunities for professional development.

 

How to Apply

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Phone: (814) 472-3264 
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Address: PO Box 600, Loretto, PA, 15940 


Office of Human Resources 

Administrative/Staff

  • Admissions Counselor- Reviewing Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by July 17, 2024 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time 12-month Admissions Counselor in the Office of Admissions.  The Admission Counselor is responsible for the  recruitment and enrollment of traditional first-year students into Saint Francis University.  The position will require obtaining proficient knowledge and execution of admission standards and operating procedures as well as the institution's general programs and services.  The candidate must promote and support the unique Catholic, Franciscan mission and identity of the University. 

    Bachelor's degree required; some professional work experience is strongly preferred.  Must also possess a strong desire to work closely with prospective college-bound students and their families.  Additional qualifications include exceptional oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and professionalism; additional experience and familiarity with basic data analysis and reporting, working within online databases, and the use of Microsoft Office suite.  Extensive overnight travel required with some weekend work. Valid driver's license required. 

    Qualified candidates should complete an online application and then email a letter of application, resume and three references to positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff and faculty, and encourage applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE.

  • Enrollment Communication Manager- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by July 26, 2024 will receive primary consideration.

     

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time Enrollment Communication Manager in the Department of Enrollment Management.  The Enrollment Communication Manager is responsible to execute several enrollment marketing efforts for traditional, graduate and professional studies enrollment by managing multiple communication flows and campaigns for various audiences, primarily prospective students; create and lead creation of compelling content for use across print, email, and web channels, and supporting and analyzing enrollment communications CRM tasks and responsibilities.   Works in close collaboration with other members of the Enrollment Management team to create and implement multifaceted plans that integrate technology, programmatic strategies, tactics, and resources to optimize the student journey through the admissions funnel and ensure the maintenance of the University's brand guidelines and ensures brand consistency  visually across all communication platforms.

    Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred with 2-3 years' experience in college admissions or related field.  Two years' experience with yield enhancement and related strategies.  Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.  Strong technical skills with use of Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Suite applications.  Experience with Jenzabar Student Information Software/Salesforce CRM tools and HTML coding preferred.  Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently or as part of team.  Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement, learning, collaboration, positivity, and creativity in recruitment activities.  Commitment to discretion and confidentiality.

    Interested candidates should complete an online application, then submit a letter of application, references (names, mailing and email address, and telephone numbers), and current resume to positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE.

  • Enrollment Advisor, Graduate/Professional Studies- Reviewing Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by April 12, 2024 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time Enrollment Advisor in the Department of Enrollment Management.  The Enrollment Advisor will coordinate and contribute to the success of initiatives  designed to identify, attract, and enroll students in Saint Francis University's graduate and certificate programs. This role will communicate with prospective students and applicants using a high level of personalization and customer service to offer support throughout the admission process. The position requires proficient knowledge, understanding, and execution of admissions standards and operations.  The position also requires an extensive knowledge of the institution's programs, services, and processes.  The position must fully embrace and promote the unique Catholic, Franciscan mission and identity of the University.

    Bachelor's degree required with at least one year serving an Admission, Advising, Coaching, or Consultative Sales role.  Experience working in a goal-driven, measured performance and team environment is required.  Additional qualifications include excellent customer service and time management skills, high learning agility, creative problem solving, exceptional oral and written communication skills, organizational skills and professionalism.  Excellent interpersonal communication skills for both one-on-one interactions and group presentations with diverse populations of students.  Upbeat and outgoing personality with a desire to encourage students to succeed and ability to address and overcome student concerns.  Excellent computer and keyboarding skills (Microsoft Suites).  Must also possess superior ability and desire to work closely with prospective Saint Francis University students and their families. Overnight travel is possible and a valid driver's license is required. 

    Interested candidates should complete an online application, then submit a letter of interest, references (names, mailing and email address, and telephone numbers), and current resume to positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff and faculty and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE.

  • Financial Aid Coordinator I- Reviewing Applications/Interviewing

    Search Status: Application material received by June 14, 2024 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time Financial Aid Coordinator I in the Office of Financial Aid.  The position is directly responsible to the Director of Financial Aid to organize communication, flow of walk-in, and telephone/electronic traffic, work closely to work with Admissions to schedule student appointments and maintain office calendar; Cross trained with the Business Office to handle both Financial Aid and Billing questions; supervise student employees; assist with the daily office functions of the department.

    Associates degree in finance or accounting or at least 1 -3 years of secretarial/administrative experience required. At least two years of higher education or financial aid experience preferred.  Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal relation skills and communication abilities required.  Ability to problem solve. Ability to work independently and with limited supervision on a wide range of program tasks.  Knowledge of Jenzabar, Cognos, PowerFAIDs, and Microsoft Office applications preferred.

    Interested candidates should complete an online application, then submit a letter of interest, three references (names, mailing & email address, and telephone numbers), and current resume to positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff and faculty and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE. 

  • Graduate Assistants - Accepting Applications

    Graduate Assistantships are offered at Saint Francis University in a variety of academic and administrative departments throughout campus.

     

    Current Open Positions:

    • GA- Center for Teaching & Learning
    • GA-Sports Information Department (4 positions)
    • GA- Men's & Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
    • GA- Men's & Women's Track & Field
    • GA-School of Professional Studies
    • GA- Career Services
    • GA- Graduate Education
    • GA-Dorothy Day Center

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Acceptance to one of the University's graduate programs as a full-time student
    • Each department may have additional requirements (ex. athletics- coaching/playing experience)
    • Once hired, completion of a Graduate Assistant contract through Academic Affairs- terms to be determined between the sponsoring department and the Graduate Assistant.  If hired in an athletic coaching position another contract is issued from Human Resources.

    Tuition Remission:

    • Graduate assistants are eligible for full tuition remission for up to 9 credits per semester.  Summer varies according to each department.  Positions as a coach within Athletics may offer a stipend in addition to tuition remission
    • Fees, books and additional credits are the responsibility of the Graduate Assistant

    Questions:

    • For questions about GA- Center for Teaching & Learning please contact Briana Keith.
    • For questions about GA- Sports Information Department please contact David Musil.
    • For questions about GA- Men's & Women's Cross Country/Track & Field please contact Doug Hoover
    • For questions about GA-School of Professional Studies please contact Sherri Link.
    • For questions about GA-Career Services please contact Beth McGregor.
    • For questions about GA- Graduate Education please contact Melissa Peppetti.
    • For questions about GA- Dorothy Day Center please contact Mary Adams.

    Applying  for Current or Future GA Positions:

  • Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Program Director- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by July 19, 2024 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time Program Director for the Independent Monitoring for Quality Program (IM4Q).  The Director is responsible to the Program Manager for the administration and coordination of data collection for the IM4Q program.  The Director ensures that all deadlines and the required number of interviews are achieved.  The Director is responsible for the recruitment, retention, and training of all monitors.  The Director is responsible for the Closing the Loop process within each contracted Administrator Entity (AE) and is responsible for maintaining a working relationship with each AE, provider, and Office of Developmental Programs.  The Director will also assist AE Quality Management teams with data as requested.

    Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Social Sciences or related field with a working knowledge of Intellectual Disability Services.  Experience with data analysis, supervisory experience, proficiency with computer software applications and data entry is required.  Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills, the ability to work independently and prioritize numerous duties.  Experience with recruitment and training as well as excellent communication skills is a priority for this position.  As a liaison with community partners, one must have experience with and advocating for those with intellectual disabilities and their support systems.

    Complete an online application, then submit a letter of interest, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals , women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE

     

Athletics

  • Assistant Coach, Women's Volleyball- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by July 19, 2024 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University, a member of the NCAA Division I competing in the Northeast Conference, invites applications for the position of Assistant Coach, Women's Volleyball.  The Assistant Coach is directly responsible to the Head Coach to assist with the organization and direction of a Division I women's volleyball program.

    The candidate must have a commitment to adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, and the NCAA.  In addition, the candidate must understand and actively support the mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis University.

    Bachelor's degree required.  Master's degree preferred.  Intercollegiate playing and/or coaching experience preferred.  Computer skills required, knowledge of scouting software programs preferred.

    Apply online, then submit a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE.

     

  • Associate Director, Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by June 21, 2024 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of Northeast Conference, invites applications for the full-time position of Associate Director, Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services to assist in the coordination of all aspects of academic support services for student-athlete development/leadership development programming.  The Associate Director will assist with oversight of the Graduate Assistant and all aspects of a successful academic advising and monitoring program.

    Candidate must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, and the NCAA.

    Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.  Excellent computer, organization, and communication skills are necessary.  Related experience, preferably at the NCAA Division I University or professional level required.

    Complete an online application and then submit a letter of application, resume and name, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE.

  • Graduate Assistant- Accepting Applications

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the following Graduate Assistant positions in the Athletic Department:

     

    GA- Sports Information Department (3-4 positions)

    GA- Men's & Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
    GA- Men's & Women's Track & Field

    GA- Women's Softball

    GA- Athletic Performance

    Saint Francis University, is a member of the NCAA Division I competing in the Northeast Conference.  The candidates must have a commitment to adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, and the NCAA.  In addition,  the candidates must understand and actively support the mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis  University.

     

    Bachelor's degree required.  Intercollegiate competitive or coaching experience required for coaching positions.  Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills are essential.

     

    Compensation for the position is tuition remission in a Saint Francis University Master's degree program, plus a stipend if coaching.  The successful candidate must apply and be admitted to a Saint Francis University's masters program in order to qualify for the positions.

     

    Questions regarding  specific GA positions please contact one of the following:

     

    General Questions can be directed to Lisa Swope (LSwope@francis.edu) Senior Associate AD for Athletic Operations/SWA.

     

    Apply online and then submit a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of references to positions@francis.edu.

     

    Applications accepted until the position is filled.

     

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE

     

     

  • GA- Athletic Performance Coach- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by December 8, 2023 will receive primary consideration.  Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Saint Francis University, a member of the NCAA Division I competing in the Northeast Conference, invites applications for the position of Graduate Assistant Athletic Performance Coach.  The Graduate Assistant is directly responsible to the Director of Athletic Performance to assist with all aspects o0f implementation of the Athletic Performance programs of 23 Division I sports and Spirit Groups.

    Candidate must have a commitment to adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, and the NCAA.  In addition, the candidates must understand and actively support the mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis University.

    Bachelor's degree is required.  Certification by the NSCA (CSCS) or the CSCCa (SCCC) required.  First Aid, CPR, and AED certification through any of the accredited institutions is required. Strong verbal and interpersonal communications skills are preferred.

    Compensation for positions is tuition remission in a Saint Francis University master's degree program and a stipend with the coaching positions.  Candidates must be admitted into a master's program at Saint Francis University in order to qualify for the position.

    Apply online then submit a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE.

  • GA- Athletic Creative Video & Athletic Broadcasting Communication- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by December 8, 2023 will receive primary consideration.  Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Saint Francis University, a member of the NCAA Division I competing in the Northeast Conference, invites applications for the positions of Graduate Assistant Athletic Creative Video & Athletic Broadcasting Communications. The Graduate Assistant is responsible to the Director of Athletic Creative Video & the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications in support of the creation and distribution of materials related to 23 Division I programs and Spirit Groups.  Also collaboration with the full department in support of the game day experience.  

    Candidate must have a commitment to adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, and the NCAA.  In addition, the candidates must understand and actively support the mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis University.

    Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Broadcasting, Communication, TV Production, Journalism, or related field.  Previous experience is preferred in operating a camera under various conditions, operating a camera in a live event environment, digital video editing, Adobe Suite and other editing applications, and a basic knowledge of sport production.  In addition, preferred experience with: collegiate athletic communications, Adobe Creative Suite (MAC), Stat Crew, NCAA Genius Live Stats, web streaming/video equipment, Daktronics Display (LED scorer's table/message center), and graphic/production design.  Strong verbal and written communication skills essential.

    Compensation for position is tuition remission in a Saint Francis University master's degree program.  Candidates must be admitted into a master's program at Saint Francis  University in order to qualify for position.

    Apply online and then submit a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE

  • Internal: Head Coach, Women's Lacrosse- Internal Applicants only at this time.

    Application Deadline is July 19, 2024.  Internal Applicants only at this time.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference, invites applications for the full-time position of Head Coach Women's Lacrosse. The Head Coach is responsible to the Director of Athletics or designee to organize and direct a Division I lacrosse program.

    Candidates must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, and the NCAA.

    Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.  Intercollegiate playing or coaching experience, preferably at the Division I level.  Excellent written and oral communication required.

    Complete an online application, then submit a letter of application, resume and name, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE.

  • Graduate Assistant-Softball- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Applications deadline is July 26, 2024.

     

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference, invites applications for the position of Graduate Assistant-Assistant Women's Softball Coach. The Graduate Assistant-Assistant Women's Softball Coach is directly responsible to the Head Women's Softball Coach and assists with all aspects of the softball program.

    The successful candidate must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University , the NEC, and NCAA.  In addition, the candidate must understand and actively support the mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis University.

    Bachelor's degree required. Experience in intercollegiate athletics in some capacity, preferably Division I.  Strong verbal and written communications skills.  Must be accepted into full-time graduate studies program at Saint Francis University.  Compensation includes graduate school tuition plus stipend.

    Position is available August 2024.

    Applicants should complete an online application, then submit a letter of application, resume, and references to positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE.

Faculty

  • Chair/Program Director, Department of Physician Assistant Sciences- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by July 15, 2024 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University is a small, private, liberal arts institution in the Catholic, Franciscan tradition.  Founded by Franciscan Friars in 1847, Saint Francis University is the oldest Franciscan college/university in the United States.  Located in rural Loretto, PA, the University enrolls approx. 1,700 undergraduate students and 700 graduate students.  Saint Francis offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and graduate programs to about 2,500 students and boasts one of the longest-standing PA programs in the United States.  By emphasizing values, skills and knowledge each program provides an understanding of Franciscan heritage, values and traditions.

    Saint Francis is seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual who will help guide its Accelerated 3+2 Master of Physician Assistant Sciences program into the future.  Joined by a team of exceptional and seasoned faculty, the full-time Chair/Program Director will hold administrative and teaching responsibilities in a 12-month non-tenure track position. This position offers opportunities to collaborate with other professional programs in our distinguished School of Health Sciences and Education and the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness, which houses our brand-new Experiential Learning Commons. This is a modern, state-of-the-art simulation area which includes Anatomage and HoloAnatamy, a brand-new cadaver lab and countless opportunities for interdisciplinary learning in a hospital-like setting.

    The qualified candidate will hold a minimum of a master's degree at rank of Associate Professor however a doctorate degree is preferred.  The candidate will also hold three years of full-time teaching experience in higher education required, while five years is preferred.  Must be currently NCCPA certified physician assistant and licensed in the state of Pennsylvania, or willing and able to attain licensure. Must be able to support the mission and Franciscan Goals of Higher Education of Saint Francis University.

    Additional requirements: program planning and fiscal management skills; demonstrated ability to develop cooperative and supportive relationships with students, faculty, and staff; communication skills required to build partnerships in the medical community, and a leadership style which encourages participatory decision-making.

    Interested candidates should complete an online application, then submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, names and contact information for three professional references to positions@francis.edu.

    Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled.  

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE.

  • Physician Assistant Sciences- Clinical Education Coordinator- FT- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by May 1, 2024 will receive primary consideration. Open until filled.

    Saint Francis  University invites applications for the full-time 12-month non-tenured position of Clinical Education Coordinator in the Department of Physician Sciences.  The Clinical Education Coordinator will be responsible to the Chair for oversight of all curricular components of the clinical year, to include student assessment, clinical site recruitment and maintenance, and classroom instruction of physician assistant students.

    A master's degree with at least three years of clinical experience as a Physician Assistant or Physician.  Must be current NCCPA certified physician assistant or a board-certified physician.  Must be licensed to practice medicine in the state of Pennsylvania or able to achieve licensure.  Faculty Rank to be determined upon hire.

    Qualified candidates should complete an online application, and submit a letter of application, resume, unofficial transcripts, and references to positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff and faculty and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE.

  • Faculty, Nursing- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by June 14, 2024 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time faculty position to teach in the University's Department of Nursing BSN Program.  Full time faculty responsibilities include undergraduate chronic theory and clinical, community nursing theory and clinical, obstetrical clinical experience, and pathophysiology/pharmacology course.  In addition, the incumbent will participate in the University's General Education program, advise students, maintain scholarship and service activities, and assist in maintenance of CCNE accreditation status and State Board of Nursing compliance.

    Requirements include a master's degree in nursing from an accredited institution (doctoral degree preferred, or a specific plan to complete one within 4 years of appointment); Unencumbered current licensure in PA as a registered nurse, or eligible for licensure in PA; strong background and experience  in acute medical/surgical nursing, community nursing, and chronic nursing experience preferred.  Obstetrical and pediatric clinical experience a plus; two years of recent clinical experience; proven track record of undergraduate teaching and curricular experience; excellent oral and written communication skills. Faculty rank contingent upon qualifications and teaching experience.

    Qualified candidates should complete an online application and email a letter of application, resume, unofficial transcripts, and three references to positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity  of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE

  • Adjunct Economics Instructor- Accepting Applications

    Saint Francis University invites applications for Adjunct Economics Instructor for the Fall 2024 semester for Shields School of Business.  The adjunct(s) would teach in-person, introductory macroeconomics and microeconomics on campus.  

    Candidates must possess a minimum of a master's degree in either economics or business administration.  Pervious experience in business and/or college teaching is highly preferred.  Must be available to teach weekday courses.

    To apply complete an online application, then submit a curriculum vitae or resume immediately to positions@francis.edu

    Position(s) remains vacant until filled.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE