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Honors Administrator
Fordham University in New York, New York
Date Posted 06/14/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Honors Administrator

Honors Program FCRH, Rose Hill

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.

  • Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents
  • A generous immediate employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
  • As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.
  • University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Position Summary

Working under and reporting to the FCRH Honors Program Director, the FCRH Honors Administrator (HA) has both administrative and programming responsibilities. On the administrative level, the HA carries out on a daily basis all logistics of running the Honors Program. The FCRH Honors Program is a cohort of approximately 120 academically strong students who come together as a community of scholars for justice. Students take a special version of the core curriculum and complete a senior thesis under the guidance of faculty.

Essential Functions

As the Program is currently structured, these administrative responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversees the budget and administration
  • Responsible for internal and external communications on behalf of the Program
  • Maintains and oversees student records (e.g., graduation requirements)
  • Responsible for course scheduling
  • Responsible for course registration for incoming students
  • Utilizes student success software
  • Plans and oversees the administration of extra- and co-curricular student activities (e.g., orientation activities, interdisciplinary seminars, Ignatian Education seminars, cultural outings, travel arrangements for Honors conferences and invited speakers, admissions events)
  • Assists with recruitment of prospective Honors students
  • Oversees Alpha House
  • Works with faculty teaching in the Program (e.g., coordination of the interdisciplinary seminars)
  • Attends the College Dean’s monthly staff meetings as the Honors Program representative

Additional Functions

  • The Honors Administrator’s more advanced duties involve:
  • Oversight and development of SAC, the Student Activities Council
  • Oversight and development of the Honors Program’s web presence (e.g., creating a weekly newsletter, overseeing creation of blog posts, social media feeds, updating the Honors website
  • Facilitation of the Program’s efforts to nurture a productive alumni outreach and mentorship network
  • Assistance with the admissions process (e.g., application review)
  • Assistance with the Director’s work on national projects of the AJCU Honors network and community-based projects in the Bronx
  • Assistance with the Director’s work with the Development Office, Career Services, and the Office of Mission Integration and Planning
  • Work outside of regular business hours is expected in this role

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, preferably with honors program experience
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, as well as the ability to balance many tasks at the same time
  • Ability to produce written work of superior quality
  • Experience with standard software programs (such as Microsoft Office, G-Suite) and facility with Internet research tools is required
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Honors Program experience



APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/3151


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.

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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