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Fordham University
  • Position Number: 3310075
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Student Organizations Specialist

Fordham University

About Fordham
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program (EAP); tuition remission; and generous time off. Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Department: Student Activities

Campus/Location: Rose Hill (RH) - Bronx

Position Summary
The Student Organizations Specialist will fulfill the day-to-day budget and operations for student clubs and organizations within the Office for Student involvement and will work closely with the Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Programming to successfully execute events and programs throughout the year.

Essential Functions
Supports administrative duties associated with the advisement of 171+ clubs and organizations, including, but not limited to, student activities budget management, event registration, and required legal documents (i.e. contracts, waivers). Acts as a liaison to other departments to successfully execute club events. Maintains student activities budget, tracks expenses, and monitors student club budgets. Facilitates student club and organization purchases and tracking inventory. Approves and processes student club and organization event requests. Collects data for program evaluations and prepares data for statistical, financial, participant and program activity reports. Holds regularly scheduled "Drop-In Hours" for clubs and organizations to establish relationships with new club leaders, as well as to advise club leaders on event planning, payment procedures, and upcoming events. Advises the United Student Government Budget Committee. Chaperones and supervises weekly late-night and weekend programming Creates promotional materials on the student engagement platfom, social media outlets, and other media to maintain consistent communication with club leaders and general student body. Assists with training for club leaders. Contributes to the coordination and staffing of traditional University events, including but not limited to New Student Orientation, Homecoming, Senior Week, Family Weekend and Spring Weekend, Commencement, Admissions Open Houses and other Office for Student Involvement events. Performs additional duties as assigned by the Assistant Director for Student Organizations & Programming

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution 1-2 years of relevant work experience (can include internships and college work experiences) Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and organizational skills Detail orientated, self-motivated, and able to work independently, and carefully manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously with short deadlines in a high-volume environment Ability to demonstrate a maturity that will foster a professional mentoring and advising relationship with students Preferred experience in the area of event planning and student programming Commitment to the ideals of Jesuit education Flexibility with work hours (night and evening work required) Ability to act as a role model for students, especially in the area of substance use and low-risk decision making
Preferred Qualifications

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Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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