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Student Engagement Specialist

Career Services, Lincoln Center

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.

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Student Engagement Specialist at the Lincoln Center Campus is an instrumental member of the Career Center team who works most closely with our undergraduate population.


With a focus on directly supporting students, this role involves personalized career counseling, planning and executing professional development workshops and initiatives, liasoning with University partners to better serve students, promoting our brand and offerings to students, and managing our Fordham Career Ambassador student program.


In collaboration with the Associate Director of the Lincoln Center office, as well as other members of the Career Center team, this position is at the center of planning the great work we do each academic year for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.


A successful candidate will not only continue established programming, practices, and partnerships, but also aim to grow and expand the ways we interact with and engage our students. Combined with a dedication and commitment toward student success, the Student Engagement Specialist has the opportunity to shape both Fordham University students and the future of the Career Center itself.


This position requires occasional evening and weekend work.


Essential Functions        

Acts as the key Student Engagement Specialist for the Lincoln Center (LC) Campus.
Develops and executes career-related programming, outreach, and partnerships for the LC Campus student population across various majors, academic years, industries, and professional interests.
Engages in individual and group career counseling sessions on topics including, but not limited to: resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking, LinkedIn. and job search strategies.
Delivers relevant and innovative professional development for students via general or tailored workshops; serves as liaison to the Office of Student Involvement, Residential Life, and select academic departments at the LC Campus to advance professional development initiatives; develops and updates the calendar of professional development events including webinars, career support groups, and networking prep events.
Coordinates tabling and on-campus events to promote Career Center programming, opportunities, connections, Handshake platform, blog site, social media pages, and additional resources.
Cultivates strategic relationships with campus partners such as student clubs and organizations, Office of Student Involvement, Residential Life, and relevant faculty, to enhance career-related opportunities for students.
Directs and supervises the Fordham Career Ambassador (FCA) student program at the LC Campus; oversees FCA recruitment, training, and advising, and collaborates with them to develop special programs and events for other students and further promote our brand recognition.
Works closely with the Associate Director of the LC Campus Career Center to manage the day-to-day logistical operations of the office.
Oversees the strategic marketing and promotion of events, programs, and department requests at the LC Campus in collaboration with the Career Center Marketing & Digital Media Communications Coordinator; works with with the Rose Hill team to streamline marketing and offerings at both campuses; creates opportunities through technology, artificial intelligence, and innovation to better promote events, programming, and services.
Develops specialized networking opportunities for Fordham students in collaboration with university partners.
Designs and conducts presentations for all Fordham students as well as targeted offerings for unique student groups, clubs, and organizations that take into account core Jesuit values.
Cultivates cohesive long-term relationships with faculty, university partners, the Student Affairs division, and student leaders to increase the quantity and quality of student engagement in line with our strategic goals.
Represents the Career Center at orientations, university training, and professional development events.
Attends various on-campus and off-campus events, including university and alumni events.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Guides work of other employees who perform essentially the same work and/or student workers. Organizes, sets priorities, schedules and reviews work, but is generally not responsible for final decisions in hiring, performance management or compensation.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

B.A./B.S. in relevant area
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in higher education, career services, human resources, or employer relations.
Significant and related work experience will be considered in lieu of completing academic qualifications.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Must be knowledgeable of latest technological advancements/resources in career services and have a strong understanding of the leading technology concerning social media, hiring best practices, and human resource training and development.
Must possess excellent planning, leadership, management, organizational, interpersonal, public speaking, and time-management skills and ability.
Must be creative, highly motivated, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience working with, and/or supporting, college students in group and individual settings.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Receival of, or interest in, a M.A./M.S./M.S.Ed. in relevant area..

Minimum Starting Salary: $62,400


Maximum Starting Salary: $63,400


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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