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Graduate Student Worker Coordinator

Graduate School Deans Office, 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 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.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.


Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS), the Graduate Student Worker Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact for graduate student workers and is responsible for managing processes related to the CWA contract. This role is primarily responsible for the appointment and reappointment of GSAS graduate student workers in collaboration with GSAS directors of Finance, Admissions, and Academic Operations and Support. Additionally, this role coordinates with the University Offices of Human Resources and Finance for onboarding and processing.


Essential Functions        

Under the supervision of the GSAS Director of Finance and Administration, supports GSAS in managing processes related to the CWA, particularly regarding the appointment and reappointment of GSAS student workers.
Maintains and updates comprehensive lists of full-time and part-time CWA members within GSAS, organized by department and program, to ensure accurate and up-to-date records.
Tracks and monitors the eligibility of GSAS students to be considered members of the collective bargaining unit and other benchmarks, following University guidelines and deadlines.
Manages and keeps accurate records of job descriptions for each position and other relevant information, in accordance with collective bargaining agreements.
Handles inquiries and questions on graduate student workers for the GSAS Office from department chairs, program directors, faculty and support staff.
Prepares and disseminates GSAS policy and procedures information related to graduate student workers for departments and programs and maintains this information on the GSAS website.
In collaboration with the GSAS Directors of Admissions, Finance, and Academic Operations, produces letters with appropriate and accurate language indicating assignments of all members of the CWA whose work assignment forms part of their offer of admission and subsequent annual funding letters.
Works with Admissions to present on CWA related matters during new admitted student events and orientations.
Reviews, and onboards summer and academic-year GA student workers, with the assistance of Admissions, the Director of Finance and Administration, the Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development, and faculty members.
Under the supervision of the GSAS Director of Finance and Administration, collects and monitors information and reports to the GSAS Dean on various graduate student worker situations, including department and program hiring requests, space, and equipment requests for the coming year; contract terms with student worker eligibility for hire the following year; personnel norms.
Sends authorizations to department chairs, assembles hiring information from departments related to continuing student workers for the Finance Director and Director of Academic Operations’ review.
Serves as the GSAS liaison to HR and other units for all matters related to graduate student workers’ status as workers.
Supports the Director of Finance and Director of Academic Operations in evaluating and, if necessary, redesigning workflows related to graduate student worker personnel processes.
Designs and implements orientation, onboarding, and policy training.
Collaborates with departments to initiate work assignments and schedules for student employees

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Additional Functions      

In consultation with GSAS Director of Finance and Administration, collects and monitors information on programs, space, and equipment requests related to graduate student workers.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant field
Minimum of 2 years of experience

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and other relevant software. 
Excellent communication skills.
Comfortable interacting with students and faculty members in a professional and efficient manner.
High level of interpersonal and intercultural communication and awareness.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Meticulous attention to detail.
Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

3+ years experience in Higher Education

Minimum Starting Salary: $65,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $75,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.







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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