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Assistant Director, Career Center
Fordham University in New York, New York
Date Posted 06/24/2022
Admin-Career Development and Services
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Assistant Director, Career Center –

Student Engagement/Technology

Career Center, 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.


  • Acts as the key student engagement specialist for the Rose Hill campus
  • Develops, manages and oversees strategic marketing campaigns with the Marketing and Communication Assistant Director; partners with student clubs and organizations, student leaders by department, and residence hall directors, as well as identifies and establishes new campus partnerships
  • Develops flyers and contributes to Career Center social media channels for programs and events at the RH Campus
  • Coordinates tabling and on-campus events to promote Career Center events, Handshake, and additional resources.
  • Collaborates with the Student Engagement Team to streamline marketing and promotions at both campuses
  • Directs and supervises the Fordham Career Ambassador (FCA) Program at the RH campus; oversees FCA recruitment, training, and advising, and collaborates with the Executive Board to develop special programs and events for students
  • Designs and conducts presentations for all Fordham students as well as targeted offerings for unique student groups.
  • Develops specialized networking opportunities for Fordham students in collaboration with University partners.
  • Serves as the liaison to the Office of Student Involvement and Residential Life at the RH Campus to advance professional development initiatives.
  • Represents Career Center at orientations, University trainings and professional development events.
  • Manages database conversions and oversees all technology efforts for Career Center.
  • Manages day-to-day operations of technology resources and act as the liaison with Information Technology and other departments as necessary
  • Supports professional and staff development managing association memberships, internal resource acquisition and employee recognition
  • Oversees first destination data collection for all Fordham Students, including leading outreach, overseeing the support of caseloads, communication with Handshake, assisting partners in use of the platform, building partnerships with other divisions and departments to stream-line collection of data.
  • Supervises three (3) part-time Student Engagement Strategists (SES) ; monitors and evaluates performance.
  • Coordinates and leads SES staff meetings; provides monthly updates to ensure consistent communication.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Board of the Fordham Career Ambassadors (FCAs) to assist them in building internal and external partnerships and reaching their annual goals; conducts monthly meetings to help them maintain momentum and continued outreach.
  • Supports programs to address career interests of students, alumni, and recruiters serviced at both campuses where students experience a classroom in the world outside Fordham’s doors.
  • Develops and delivers workshops, orientations, individual counseling, computerized assessments, and résumé writing to Fordham students.
  • Assists in the coordination of testing programs such as Myers-Briggs, Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory.
  • Develops a digital career library with targeted resources by major and industry.
  • As necessary, manages front desk operations including: answering inquiries, greeting visitors, maintaining files and scheduling appointments, responding to emails and approving job postings.
  • Responsible for other special projects as assigned.


  • B.A./B.S. in relevant area required. M.A./M.S. in relevant area preferred. (Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health, Counseling)
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in higher education, career services, human resources, or public service
  • Significant and related work experience will be considered in lieu of completing academic qualifications.
  • Must be knowledgeable of latest technological advancements/resources in career services.
  • Must possess excellent leadership, management, organizational, interpersonal communication, and time-management skills.
  • Must be creative, highly motivated and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Should demonstrate ability to develop rapport with a variety of constituents such as students, employers, university administrators, faculty and deans.
  • Should possess knowledge of computer office software and online technologies (Handshake, Canva, Virtual tools, Zoom, Excel)
  • Willingness to travel, work early mornings and evenings, and occasional weekends.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.



SEND LETTER AND RESUME TO: crobson1@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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