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Fashion Institute of Technology Orientation & New Student Programs Counselor/ Student Life in New York, New York

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites applications for an Orientation & New Student Programs Counselor in Student Life.

Job Description:

FIT Student Life strives to develop the co-curricular experience of students through thoughtful and holistic programming aimed at developing their spiritual, intellectual, social and multicultural experiences. Reporting to the Director of Student Life, the Orientation & New Student Programs Counselor is responsible for the overall planning, development and implementation of FIT's student engagement and orientation program which involves facilitating the transition and integration of new students by preparing them for academic success, student and community responsibility and student engagement experiences.

Be responsible for the overall planning, development and implementation of FIT's student engagement and orientation program which involves facilitating the transition and integration of new students by preparing them for academic success, student and community responsibility and student engagement experiences

Participate in the FIT Common Read Selection process and develop thoughtful and strategic programs to introduce it to the incoming class.

Plan, develop, implement and assess FIT new student orientation programs for both Fall and Spring semesters using well researched best practice methods.

Participate in FIT leadership development programs including Tiger Leader Peer Mentor training, SGA/SAB/Clubs and Organization leadership development, annual Leadership Weekend events etc.

Partner with the Student Life team to advise and mentor student clubs and organizations.

Partner with the Student Life team to advise and mentor student clubs and organizations.

Partner with the Dean of Students office to develop and introduce an online mental health and wellbeing course for new FIT students.

Collaborate and work in partnership with key offices across the institution which include deans, faculty and various student service offices to create a cohesive and thoughtful orientation experience for FIT students.

Enhance the co-curricular life of students by establishing relationships with all students and facilitating programs in collaboration with students, faculty, administration and staff.

Work in partnership with the Director and other Student Life staff in the overall risk management, financial operations, contracting, and event production as it relates to Student Life student engagement programs

Oversee the recruitment, selection, hiring, leadership training and development of the FIT Orientation Leader Team.

Work in partnership with the Director and other Student Life staff to continually maintain and develop the student life website, office advisor and standard operating procedures manuals and all web-based policies related to the Student Life office.

Promote community engagement through large-scale, all-campus events involving all segments of the FIT College community including Commencement, Block party, Street Fairs, Family Weekend, Open House etc.

Collaborate with Conferences & Events and other appropriate campus entities to facilitate the scheduling and coordination of campus programs and activities.

Work to create a culture of evidence and an assessment plan to improve student transition, student learning, and satisfaction with the Orientation program.

Work in partnership with the Student Life Director to assist in assessment efforts that look to consistently improve student engagement learning outcomes.

Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Master's degree in student personnel administration/counseling or closely related field required

3-5 years of progressively responsible, post-undergraduate, student affairs professional experience in student engagement, leadership development, life skill training, college activities, residential life and the like required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge, experience and abilities in the following areas: student development, leadership training, club and org advisement, risk management, program development and assessment techniques for measuring effectiveness of co-curricular programs involving a diverse student population. Demonstrated strength in budgetary/fiscal management. Ability to utilize computer web site and internet resources in student life area. A demonstrated commitment of fostering diversity and multi-cultural understanding on an urban college campus. Strong interpersonal skills as well as a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact effectively with students, faculty members and administrators. Must be adept at working with a variety of constituencies including students, parents and families, faculty and staff.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Read Comprehend- Constant; Perform Calculations- Occasional; Communicate Orally- Constant; Reason & Analyze- Constant; Write- Constant

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Office; Outdoor

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Sit-Frequent; Stand-Frequent; Bend- Occasional; Walk- Frequent; Climb- Occasional; Pull- Occasional; Push- N/A; Lift<10- N/A; Lift 10-20- Occasional; Lift over 50- N/A; Reach- N/A

Additional Information:

Full Time Salaried, 30 hour work week; Work Schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.

Salary Schedule 83 $64,674 to $73,780 Per Year

Full Time Benefits

Holidays and Summer Fridays

FIT is undertaking a national search for an Orientation & New Student Programs Counselor in Student Life and welcomes applications and nominations for this Non-Classroom Faculty position. Final salary and appointment rank will be based on the education level and cumulative experience of the candidate. FIT has a generous benefits package including health insurance, vacation, and holiday schedule. Applications for the position will be considered until the position is filled.

This is an in-person position.

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212-217-3360, titleix@fitnyc.edu.

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