Employment Opportunities

Administrative/Staff Opportunities at JCU

John Cabot University, a regionally accredited American university in Rome, Italy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or disability in any of its policies, programs, and services.  

John Cabot University seeks a candidate for the position of Sharepoint Developer and SQL Specialist.  The position requires extensive IT background and experience in Microsoft Sharepoint and SQL server. Knowledge of Blackbaud software (Student Information System, Net Community, Raiser’s Edge) is highly desired/preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong managerial and communication skills and be capable of assuring system data integrity and improving data stewardship and quality.  Additionally, the candidate will collaborate and work closely with every institutional department in ensuring that the university mission and goals are met, will draft training material and troubleshooting documents, facilitate user testing and upgrade processes, and will be the main point of contact, serving as liaison, for JCU Staff and Blackbaud consultants.  

A B.S. in Computer Science or Engineering is preferable and professional experience with databases and IT analytics is required. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Black Baud (BB) Super-user
  • Training staff on interface
  • Assistance in creating special queries
  • BB Procedures
  • Importing and exporting data
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Creating forms
  • Mapping form fields to database fields
  • Liaison with BB consultants for special projects
  • Database clean-up
  • Security assignments
  • Collaborating with IT Team on database issues
  • Data flow analysis and implication for all departments
  • Raiser’s Edge (Development/Fundraising) and Net Community (Alumni) 

All applicants must be fluent English speakers and already be in possession of valid EU working documents in Italy.  

Please send your (English only) CV and cover letter to [email protected] with subject line “Sharepoint Developer and SQL Specialist”.   While we appreciate every application received, please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Job description

John Cabot University has created the JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship (IFE), to encourage and support entrepreneurship through education, training, and networking, and to provide resources and ancillary services.

The Institute is looking for a candidate for the full-time position of Associate. The Associate will be responsible for the implementation of IFE initiatives, the management of the social media presence, and the administrative aspects of the Institute.

The successful candidate should expect to engage in the following activities:


* Writing and mailing the Newsletter

* Updating and enhancing the Website

* Promoting the Institute's activities on the social media (website, bulletin boards, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.)

* Liaising with other offices in the university to produce photos and videos of the various events

* Maintaining part of the correspondence

* Creating brochures and other marketing material as needed

* Researching and promoting entrepreneurship news

* Conducting interviews and writing articles

Event Organization

The successful candidate will be responsible for the impeccable planning and implementation of the Institute's events; this will include:

* Coordinating with other offices to organize the logistics of each event

* Promoting and communicating the events

* Interacting with speakers to ensure the event is well prepared and smoothly run

* Collecting information and monitoring attendance and participant satisfaction


* Maintaining orderly records

* Maintaining and updating IFE databases

* Creating reports and presentations

* Updating the Procedures Manual

* Liaising with the Finance Office for administrative issues such as purchase orders and reimbursements


The successful candidate should have most of the following characteristics:

* Two years' working experience

* Demonstrated competence in event organization

* Exposure to social media management

* Ability to communicate visually

* Proven oral and written business communication skills in English and Italian

* Strong people skills and ability to smooth problems

* A Communications, Marketing or Business background

* Familiarity with the manipulation of contact data (Outlook and Excel)

* Ability to work in an unstructured environment

* Manic attention to detail

* Initiative, reliability and enthusiasm

IT skills: the successful candidate should expect to work with the full MS Office package, Eventbrite, Mailchimp, Canva, Bitly, Facebook Business, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, and Google Forms.

All applicants MUST possess valid EU working documents in Italy. JCU will not sponsor candidates for working visas in Italy for this position. Please send your (ENGLISH only) CV and cover letter to [email protected] with subject line "IFE Associate". While we appreciate every application received, note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.