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Student Organizations Specialist
Fordham University in New York, New York
Date Posted 04/22/2021
Student Affairs
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Student Organizations Specialist

Office for Student Involvement, 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.


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.


  • Support administrative duties associated with the advisement of 140+ clubs and organizations, including, but not limited to, student activities budget management, event registration, and required legal documents (i.e., contracts, waivers).
  • Act as a liaison to other departments to successfully execute club events.
  • Maintain student activities budget, track expenses, and monitor student club budgets.
  • Facilitate student club and organization purchases and tracking inventory.
  • Approve and process student club and organization event requests.
  • Collect data for program evaluations and prepare data for statistical, financial, participant and program activity reports.
  • Hold 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.
  • Advise the United Student Government Budget Committee.
  • Chaperone and supervise weekly late-night and weekend programming.
  • Create promotional materials on the student engagement platform, social media outlets, and other media to maintain consistent communication with club leaders and general student body.
  • Assist with training for club leaders.
  • Contribute 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.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Assistant Director for Student Organizations & Programming.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience (can include internships and college work experiences)
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills and organizational skills
  • Preferred experience in the area of event planning and student programming
  • Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be detail orientated, self-motivated, and able to work independently, and carefully manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously with short deadlines in a high-volume environment
  • Must be able to demonstrate a maturity that will foster a professional mentoring and advising relationship with students
  • Commitment to the ideals of Jesuit education
  • Flexibility with work hours (night and evening work required)
  • Must be able to act as a role model for students, especially in the area of substance use and low-risk decision
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.


START DATE: 07/01/2021

SEND LETTER AND RESUME TO: fleite@fordham.edu


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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