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Rochester Institute of Technology Coordinator Student Life Programming in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Coordinator Student Life Programming


NTID Student Life

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the SLT director to promote the unit’s mission providing specific and tailored cultural and identity-development experiences.

  • Identify emotional, social, and skill development needs and supports for at-risk deaf and hard of hearing students.

  • Provide mentoring services that empower and ignite all deaf and hard of hearing students.

  • Evaluate existing efforts in the area and utilize the assessment to make continuous improvement.

  • Supervise, recruit, and hire student paraprofessionals during the academic year, including the summer for summer programs.

  • Provide curricular mentoring and club & organization leadership training and review evaluations for program and training to ensure continued improvement in service and share the summary report annually with SLT director.

  • Work collaboratively with the depts at NTID and RIT Student Affairs to provide ongoing support for deaf and hard of hearing students.

FLSA Category:


Requisition Number:



National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Employment Category:


Additional Details:

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to . All university employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on or before December 22, 2021 or your start date (whichever is later), or have an approved medical/disability or religious accommodation.

How To Apply:

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Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Student Affairs, Human and Social Services, Organizational Development, Psychology, Communication, or closely related field.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of proven experience in community leadership and an understanding of Deaf and hard of hearing student communities and their sub-groups and Deaf Culture.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in student development and ability to interpret and apply that knowledge to the intersectional deaf and hard of hearing student community within NTID.

  • The ability to create meaningful interactions among students, faculty, and staff for the purpose of promoting student success.

  • Sign language proficiency required.

  • The ability to manage and communicate multiple projects simultaneously & effectively to various individuals.

Department/College Description:

Student Life Team (SLT) is responsible for providing students with resources and support for their successful transition throughout college and after graduation. SLT works in partnership with NTID’s Academic Affairs, NTID’s Student and Academic Services’ departments, NTID’s Outreach Consortium, NTID Co-op and Career Center and several departments across RIT’s Division of Student Affairs for educating, challenging and supporting all Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf Disabled, Late Deafened, Hard of Hearing, and Oral students who are eager to achieve and improve their abilities and soft skills. SLT is committed to supporting first year students, ALANA (African, Latinx, Asian and Native American) students, international students, and all-recognized NTID clubs and organizations. SLT proudly offer co-curricular and cultural/educational/religious/spiritual activities, trainings, and workshops for all students during academic years.

What do we believe at RIT?:

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package ( that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Work Location:

Henrietta Campus — 100%

Commitment To Safety:

COVID 19: Please familiarize yourself with the requirements of the RIT Safety Plan ( . Information on the responsibility for each employee can be found on the RIT Ready website ( . As per the RIT Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy ( , all university employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical/disability or religious accommodation