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Coordinator of the First-Year Mentoring Program

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
3 Nov 2022

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Job Description:

The Student Academic Support area is part of faculty and student academic support in the Academic Affairs division. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Academic Support, the Coordinator of the First-Year Mentoring Program is responsible for the coordination and management of the First-Year Mentoring Program. The successful candidate must demonstrate competencies in the areas of programming, strategic thinking, effective communication, and emotional intelligence.
  • The Coordinator of the First-Year Mentoring Program (FYMP) and At-Risk Students will include but not be limited to:
  • Continuing the overall development and growth of the First-Year Mentoring Program.
  • Recruiting, training, educating, and managing the peer mentors and mentees.
  • Coordinating with the 5 liaisons of the FYMP from the areas of Academic Advisement, Academic Skills/Tutoring Center, Career and Internship Services, Student Life, and the Writing and Speaking Studio on the development of programming and assessment of activities.
  • Managing budget, grants, and conducting program assessments.

This is a dynamic and interdisciplinary position with opportunities for campus-wide leadership in the areas of student engagement, retention, and programming.


Specific competencies sought as related to the position:

  • Appreciate and respect the impact of varying racial, ethnic, religious, and social identities and divergent opinions and attitudes in communication center tutoring sessions, outreach to students, and outreach to faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of cultural differences and how they influence the teaching of speaking.
  • Model how to work effectively with multilingual speakers of English.
  • Understand issues in cross-cultural and intercultural communication.

Learning Enrichment/Higher Education
  • Demonstrate an ability to engage colleagues across the college in dialogue on ways to improve the first-year student experience.

Professionalism/Service Orientation
  • Exhibit a commitment to professional service, support, and assistance to students, and the campus community.
  • Represent the program in college-wide conversations about engaging at-risk students
  • Model professional behavior that prepares students and peer tutors for entry into their chosen fields.

Instructional Design/Student Development and Success
  • Understand today's students, their academic and developmental needs, and counsel, consult, or mentor them as needed to ensure they are successful in meeting their educational goals.
  • Advocate for student learning needs/success.
  • Assist FYMP liaisons in developing engaging programs that promote connection to the FIT campus, student development, and intellectual growth.

  • Show an awareness of how evolving technology influences speaking and presentation skills and opportunities for communication.
  • Use technology to enhance professional productivity.
  • Optimize the use of technology to improve service delivery to students, faculty, and the campus community.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • The successful candidate must have a professional record of experience working with college students in advisement or a related career field that demonstrates their ability to engage, mentor, and develop programming and budgeting.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree and experience in First-Year programming and development as well as retention.


Read Comprehend- Frequent; Perform Calculations-Occasional; Communicate Orally- Constant; Reason & Analyze- Constant; Write- Frequent


Office, Outdoors, Excessive Noise, Confined Space


Sit- Occasional; Stand-Frequent; Bend- Occasional; Walk- Frequent; Climb- Occasional; Pull- Occasional; Push- Occasional; Lift

Additional Information:

Days/Hours: M-F, 12pm-5pm, in person (25 hours per week); work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.
Hiring Rate: $50.00 per hour

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Returning Applicants- Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your completed application.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.

For more information about FIT, please visit FIT's website at: .

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

EEO/ Affirmative Action Statement

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212.217.3360,

The Fashion Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within the community.

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a Perkins grant-funded position as the Coordinator of the First-Year Mentoring Program and At-Risk Students.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The college continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.

The college continues to pilot the First-Year Mentoring Program, which began during the 2020-2021 academic year. The program was designed to assist 50 new AAS students of color and those who are in or were in the foster care system in their transition to college by pairing them with an upper-class student who serves as their mentor for the academic year. Students in the program participate in activities related to career development and student support, including the programs sponsored by the Writing and Speaking Studio, Academic Skills/Tutoring, Student Activities, Career and Internship Services, and the Academic Advisement Center.


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