Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Programming
Location: Bronx, New York
Internal Number: 3619
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: Rose Hill (RH) - Bronx
Within the Office for Student Involvement, the Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Programming advises the 150+ clubs and organizations that currently reside on the Rose Hill Campus. They are also responsible for ensuring that all clubs and organizations follow the policies set forth by the University and by the Office for Student Involvement. The Assistant Director will also serve as advisor to the United Student Government Budget Committee and as advisor to the Campus Activities Board. Throughout the year, the Assistant Director will also serve as primary administrator for the SalesForce platform, ensuring that user access and settings are continually updated as needed.
● Primary departmental contact and advisor to 170 student clubs and organizations.
● Maintains budgets and expenses for clubs using Salesforce Service Cloud and serves as liaison to the University Finance Office in regards to club expenses.
● Advises the Campus Activities Board which includes 10 sub-committees and a General Board of approx. 40 students. Meets weekly with CAB Executive Board and each committee to supervise program planning, development and execution of a well-rounded and full calendar of events for both weekdays and weekends.
● Serves as the lead coordinator, in collaboration with CAB, for large scale annual events such as Welcome Week, Family Weekend and Spring Weekend.
● Oversees the event registration process for student clubs and organizations. Meets with student event planners and coordinate event management procedures for pre-event planning, event set-up and break-down and event execution. The Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Programming communicates with the Assistant Director for Campus Center Operations and the Reservations Coordinator concerning setup and security needs.
● Maintains event records including: required legal documents (i.e. contracts, waivers), space reservation requests, performance contracts, security requests and other event management documentation for student clubs planning events.
● Compiles assessment data as related to student organizations.
● Facilitates training for student organization leaders, including an annual club leader training, as well as ongoing monthly development opportunities throughout the academic year.
● Advices the United Student Government Budget and Operations Committees (includes the new club application process).
● Chaperones and supervises weekly late-night and weekend programming.
● Serves as primary administrator for Rams Involved, the club management platform (currently based in Salesforce software), which is used to house all information regarding clubs and events.
● Supervises the Graduate Intern for Programming and one full time staff member (Student Organizations Specialist).
● Coordinates Club Fair in the beginning of both the fall and spring semesters with the USG Operations Committee.
● Supports other Student Involvement areas on large-scale events such as campus-wide social events, new student orientation, commuter student programs, senior class events and other major programs.
● Collaborates on University-wide events such as Homecoming, Commencement and Admissions Open Houses.
● Other assignments as deemed necessary by the Assistant Dean.
● Bachelor's degree ● Education and experience should be related to position responsibilities.
● Two to four years of experience in the area of event planning, budget management and student programming.
● Exceptional interpersonal communication skills, with experience in facilitating workshops, teaching and training.
● Demonstrates knowledge of program development and implementation, advising, and group dynamics as necessary to perform the duties designated by this position.
● Flexible with work hours (night and weekend work required). Availability to attend to emergent situations on campus as needed.
● Computer literate. Experience with Salesforce preferred.
The pursuit of a Master's Degree in Student Personnel Administration, Counseling or related area.
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
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 9 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.