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    Saint Francis University
    PO Box 600
    Loretto, PA 15940-0600

    Thank you for your interest in employment at Saint Francis University. Our community is our greatest strength, and the friendly atmosphere on campus tends to make employment here quite enjoyable.
    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.  As an employee, your safety & security is of primary importance.  For crime information and statistics, you may request an electronic copy of our Clery Report or view the SFU Clery Report online.
    We also offer a generous employee benefits package and many opportunities for professional advancement.

    To apply for a position, please follow the instructions below:

  • Job Opportunities

  • Administrative/Staff 

  • Administrative Assistant/Coordinator, STEAM Depts. - Reviewing Applications/Interviewing

    Search Status: Application Material received by September 6, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    The Administrative Coordinator is responsible to the Chairs and Directors of multiple departments to perform a variety of clerical duties to support departmental operations.

    Associates degree or at least 1-3 years of secretarial/administrative experience required.  At least two years of related higher education experience preferred. Proficient grammar, spelling, and proofreading skills; accurate data entry skills; proficient skills in Microsoft Suite and Google Suites.  Ability to problem solve.  Strong organizational, communication, and office management skills along with the ability to work independently and with limited supervision on a wide range of program tasks.  Knowledge of Canvas Course Management System and Jenzabar or similar systems preferred. Knowledge of web page authoring or related software preferred. 

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

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

    Campus Police Officer -Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received before August 30, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the vacant position of a 12-month full time Campus Police Officer within the University Police Department. Successful candidates must have and maintain a current PA driver's license; Ability to obtain a PA License to Carry a Firearm; Possess ACT 120. Knowledge in criminal investigation, report writing. The candidates must also be effective in public relations and interpersonal skills, good oral and written abilities are strongly desired. Shift work required. Successful candidates must also have the ability to pass a Background check, Physical and Drug test. 

    Anyone interested in applying may do so by going submitting an online app, and submitting a letter of application, resume, along with the 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- Community Outreach & Public Relations Coordinator, CSOR

    Search Status: Application material received by September 23, 2019 will receive primary consideration.  Internal Candidates Only at this time.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time Community Outreach & Public Relations Coordinator.  This grant funded position is responsible to the Director of the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) to assist in coordinating legislative efforts by working with local, state, and federal governments, advocacy groups and citizens to convey legislative goals, and track trends in occupational licensing across all 50 states including Washington, D.C. This will assist the Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Relations in various outreach strategies, grant management, and participate in community outreach events benefiting CSOR and the Center’s goals.  Travels is required.

    Master’s degree required in a business or communications related field plus 1-2 years related experience.  Must have experience with legislative topics and research of trending topics.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Must be a detail-oriented, multi tasker with time management skills.

    To apply complete the online application, then submit (i) a letter of interest; (ii) Resume; (iii)three letters of recommendation 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

    Coordinator, Counseling Services- Reviewing Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by July 19, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    The Coordinator of Counseling Services is responsible to the Dean of the School of Health Sciences & Education to effectively organize and supervise all clinical services offered to students, in response to the educational needs of the institution and the personal and academic needs of students.   Position assists with the Employee Assistance Program and coordinates the Student Assistance Program at the University.  The Coordinator provides professional counseling services, including intake and clinical assessment, crisis intervention, treatment planning, brief counseling, consultations, and referrals, in accordance with the American Counseling Association regulations or other professional discipline requirements. Provides behavioral health and wellness information and support to the University.  Provides crisis intervention and emergency coverage, as appropriate, and in cooperation with other available mental health resources.

    Doctoral degree in counseling, clinical psychology, social work, or other related discipline from an accredited institution, or a master's degree in the behavioral sciences required. A minimum of five years’ experience as a clinician and/or administrator in a counseling services agency, and supervised experience with college-age-students is essential.  Additional exposure with student-athletes is preferred.  State licensure or certification required.

    Apply on line , then submit a letter of application, resume and names and 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

    Dining Services

    Dining Services at Saint Francis University invite applications for a number of open positions for the 2018-2019 academic year.   Please follow the links for detailed descriptions and to apply.   Please note that these positions are not Saint Francis University Employees.

    Deli- PT
    Utility Team Member- PT
    Prep/Saucier - PT
    Catering Delivery Driver- PT
    Pizza Cook- PT
    Salad Prep- PT
    Cook- FT
    Catering Server- PT
    Baker-PT
    Catering Server-FT
    Barista/Cashier- PT
    Dishwasher- PT
    Barista/Cashier- FT
    Deli- FT
    Cook-FT
    Dishwasher-FT

    General Carpenter Assistant- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received before August 30, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    The General Carpenter Assistant is directly responsible to the General Trades supervisor to assist with performing a variety of carpentry tasks aside other members of the physical plant group.

    High school graduate with vocational/technical training in general carpentry or related areas.  Knowledge of carpentry, painting, roofing, masonry, flooring and associated tools.  Basic mathematical skills are necessary.  Must be willing to learn all trades associated with the field of general carpentry under the supervision of general carpenters.

    Anyone interested in applying by filling out a job app, and submitting a letter of application, resume, along with the 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

    Institutional Research Analyst

    Search Status: Application Material received by Oct 11, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for an Institutional Research Analyst position in the Department of Institutional Research.  The Institutional Research Analyst is responsible to the Director of Institutional Research to support University-wide efforts to create and maintain a data-driven environment.

    Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate social science discipline is required; Expertise and experience in institutional research and statistical analysis, preferably in a higher education setting. Demonstrated spreadsheet, database, statistical software as well as word processing and internet research skills. Ability to work independently and must possess the interpersonal skills necessary to work with teams of various university constituents. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. 

    Complete an online application, then submit 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

    Registrar- Accepting Applications

    Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Registrar is responsible for all activities related to student records (course schedules, registration, grade reports, transcripts, degree audits, enrollment analysis, and reports) as well as for developing and maintaining databases and preparing studies related to student outcomes assessment and academic program and institutional effectiveness reviews. The Registrar is responsible for ensuring that technology is used to optimize the student and faculty experience and to ensure compliance with accreditation as well as federal and state requirements for records and reporting.  

    Master’s degree required (doctorate preferred); five to eight years of direct management experience in a records and registration environment; three to five years of project management experience; working knowledge of computerized student records systems, preferably Jenzabar Student Information System; experience working with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) and the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS); experience with automation of a registrar function; student and faculty service focused; demonstrated ability to learn new software systems; excellent computer skills, including knowledge of relational databases and Structured Query Language (SQL); detail oriented; superior organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

    For full job description, please click here.

    Interested applicants should apply on line, then submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu

    Application material received by October 16, 2019 will receive primary consideration. 

    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

    Veteran Support Specialist -Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by October 4, 2019 will receive primary consideration.  Position is open until filled.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time Veteran Support Specialist.  This grant funded position is responsible to the Director of the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) to handle the administrative and budgetary requirements of the grant to assist veterans and transitioning service members in obtaining academic credits to meet state license requirements in high demand occupations such as transportation, healthcare, protective service, and mechanical/construction occupations.  The Veteran Support Specialist will service as the liaison between Saint Francis University, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Veteran Community Initiatives, as well as other veteran organizations.  This position will be the certifying official for the program on campus.

    Master’s degree required with at least 5 years of related experience in higher education in admission, enrollment and advising veterans.  An understanding of the military through direct experience or military involvement is required.  Understanding of military terms and VA education benefits is a must.  Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills.   Must be a detail oriented, multi tasker with time management skills.  Must be comfortable speaking to veterans, military families, policy makers and the media.  Military veteran highly desired, but not required.

    To apply complete the online application, then submit (i) a letter of interest; (ii) Resume; (iii)three letters of recommendation 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

    Vice President of Enrollment Management- Accepting Applications

    The Vice President for Enrollment Management provides leadership to advance the university’s mission by executing a strategic enrollment management approach to meet or exceed the university’s enrollment goals.  The Vice President for Enrollment Management reports to the President and is responsible for recruiting and financing full-time and part-time traditional and non-traditional undergraduates and graduates for all campus-based programs.  This role also ensures the Office of Marketing & Communications implements a marketing plan that supports the overall goals of the institution.

    Comprehensive knowledge of university financial aid administration and more than seven years of proven success in a competitive student recruitment environment is expected.  Top candidates will possess outstanding written, interpersonal, team-building, analytical and resource management skills. This leader will demonstrate knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues and will have experience working with marketing to develop marketing strategies that support all enrollment entities.  Experience with prospect management recruitment techniques and the sue of technology in marketing and recruitment are critical attributes of this role. This innovative and visionary leader will demonstrate an ability to plan, strategize and formulate policy with a talent for assessing operations and budgeting effectively and efficiently. Experience with Jenzabar Recruitment Manager (JRM)/Salesforce is important.  A master’s degree in a relevant field is required.

    Click here to view the full job description.

    Interested applicants should apply on line,  then submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu.

    Application material received by October 11, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    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 Swimming - Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received before July 5, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference invites applications for Assistant Coach, Women’s Swimming. The Assistant Coach is responsible to the Head Coach to assist with the coordination of all aspects of a Division I Swimming program.  The successful candidate will assist the head coach in all aspects of the swimming and aquatic programs.  

    Candidate must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University 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. Intercollegiate swimming and coaching experience preferred.  Current certifications as appropriate for the position. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills are essential.  

    Complete an online application, then submit 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

    Assistant Director, Athletics Communications

    Search Status: Application material received by September 13, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference invites applications for Assistant Director of Athletics Communications. The Assistant Director is responsible to the Director of Athletics Communications with assisting with publicizing the 23-sport Division I intercollegiate athletics program and all aspects of the Saint Francis Athletics 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 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 is preferred. Excellent computer, organization, and communication skills are necessary.  At least two years of experience in sports information/athletics communications professional level, required.  Experience with desktop publishing (InDesign), graphics software (Photoshop, Illustrator), video editing (Premier, IMovie) is required.  Experience with Genius or StatCrew software- particularly for football, basketball and volleyball is preferred.

    Complete an online application, then submit 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

    Assistant Director, Student Athlete Academic Services

    Search Status: Application material received by September 20, 2019 will receive primary consideration.  

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference, invites applications for the full time position of Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services.  The Assistant Director is responsible to the Associate Director of Athletics for Student Athlete and Leadership Development to assist in the coordination of all aspects of the academic support program and life skill programming.

    Must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the NEC, and the NCAA.

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

    Complete an online application, then submit 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

    Head Coach, Women's Lacrosse

    Search Status: Application material received by September 13, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference invites applications for 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.
    The successful candidate must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the NEC, 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 is preferred. Intercollegiate lacrosse playing and coaching experience preferred.  Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills are essential.  

    Complete an online application, then submit 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

    Head Equipment Manager- Reviewing Applications

    Search Status: Applications received by February 15, 2019 will receive primary consideration.


    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time 12-month Head Equipment Manager in the Department of Athletics.  The Head Equipment Manager is responsible to the Deputy Director of Athletics/SWA to manage all aspects of the equipment room for Division I intercollegiate athletic programs including, but limited to, equipment inventory, distribution, and receiving.


    The successful 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.  In addition, the candidate must understand and actively support the mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis University.


    Bachelor’s degree required. AEMA Certifications preferred. Excellent computer, organization, and communication skills are necessary.  


    Apply on line, then submit a letter of application, resume and names and 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 Positions

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

    GA- Assistant Coach, Men’s and Women’s Tennis 
    GA- Athletic Communications
    GA- Athletic Compliance
    GA- Athletic Administration
    GA- Athletic Multimedia
    GA- Academic Services/Student-Athlete Development

    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.  Division I experience preferred.  

    Compensation for positions is tuition remission in a Saint Francis University master's degree program. A stipend is available for coaching positions only.  Candidates must be admitted into a master’s program at Saint Francis University in order to qualify for positions.  

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

    For Tennis: Head Coach - Lisa Swope at lswope@francis.edu
    For Athletic Communications- Director- Taylor Powers at tpowers@francis.edu
    For Athletic Compliance- Deputy Director- Erika Renwick at erenwick@francis.edu
    For Athletic Administrative- Deputy Director- Erika Renwick at erenwick@francis.edu
    For Athletic Multimedia- Coordinator- Chris Miller at cmiller@francis.edu 
    For Academic Services/Student-Athlete Development- Associate Director- John Krimmel at jkrimmel@francis.edu

    Application material received by July 19, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

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

    Applications accepted until positions are filled.  Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty; and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons 

  • Faculty 

  • Chemistry, Faculty- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by September 27 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Chemistry Department beginning August 2020.  Strong applicants in all chemistry disciplines are encouraged to apply, but candidates with interests in forensic chemistry or fermentation chemistry are preferred.  Teaching responsibilities include course work and laboratories in the areas of general chemistry and allied health chemistry.  Opportunities to teach and perform research with undergraduate students in the field of the candidate will also be available.

    The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, post-doctoral research experience (preferred), experience in equipment maintenance (preferred), and a commitment to excellence in chemical education in the classroom and in the research laboratory.  The Chemistry Department shares a 73,000 square foot Science Center with dedicated research space.  Departmental resources include two NMR spectrometers, FTIR-ATR, GC-MS, HPLC, glove box, cold room, and AFM.

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

    Review of applications will begin early October with phone and on-campus interviews planned for October through December.  Saint Francis University is a liberal arts institution, located in Loretto, PA, about a 30-minute drive from Altoona, PA and Johnstown, PA.

    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

    Engineering, Post Doctoral Fellowship

    Search Status: Screening begins October 2019  and will continue until the position is filled.  The position is to start January 6, 2020.

     

    A full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in support of the Center for Watershed Research & Service (CWRS) and Engineering programs at Saint Francis University.  The position will entail:

     

    • Research in support of the faculty and mission of CWRS (http://francis.edu/center-for-watershed-research-and-service/).  Existing research programs are interdisciplinary and include:
      • Water quality impacts and protection in Appalachia and Highland Bolivia
      • Co-treatment of municipal wastewater and acid mine drainage
      • Limiting nutrient runoff from agricultural practices
      • Treatment of contaminants of emerging concern
      • Wastewater management and treatment from oil and gas development
      • Microbial fuel cells and related technologies
      • Sustainable passive treatment of acid mine drainage
      • Other Ecological Engineering solutions for water quality improvement

     

    • Teaching one course per semester related to environmental engineering with our unique approach of real research and service blended into the classroom.

     

    • Other related activities:
      • Extension work in service of regional watershed restoration/protection nonprofit organizations
      • Authoring peer-reviewed manuscripts and presenting at national/international conferences
      • Mentoring undergraduate interns and researchers
      • Grant-writing in support of CWRS

     

    The balance of the aforementioned activities will be tailored to skill set of the successful applicant.  They will be overseen and closely mentored by Drs. Travis Tasker and Rachel Wagner to achieve the research, teaching, extension, and grant-writing productivity necessary for maximal professional development.

     

    This opportunity is open to applicants from all relevant engineering and science disciplines. We especially encourage applications from those with backgrounds in ecological, environmental, and biological engineering as well as environmental chemistry/science/microbiology, applied ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, and other related fields.

     

    Saint Francis University was founded in 1847 and is the oldest Franciscan institute of higher learning in the United States.  A small Catholic liberal arts university set in the Laurel Highlands of central PA, opportunities for outdoor recreation abound (kayaking, hiking, sailing, mountain-biking, fishing, etc.).  The University is located in the village of Loretto, which is 1 hour East of Pittsburgh and 3-4 hours West of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

     

    CWRS was founded in 2012 with funding from the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds.  Its mission is to provide expert assistance and manpower to amplify the watershed restoration efforts of domestic and international nonprofit organizations and to advance the science of watershed restoration. 

     

    To apply, complete an application , then email letter of application,  C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate research/consulting/service plans, official transcripts, and a list 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