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Department Coordinator, Communication Design Pathways

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Job Description:

The Department Coordinator provides a broad range of organizational and administrative support to the faculty and students of the department and its programs. The incumbent will assist the Department Chair in managing the day-to-day operations of the department and other related tasks.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions:
  • Organize, prioritize, review, and maintain office records and forms as well as attend, compose, and plan for department and advisory board meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Preparation of action forms for hiring and related personnel activities.
  • Assist in working with and keeping records of curriculum changes and any other relevant information.
  • Use Banner/ Brio to retrieve information for reports used by the department, School, or College.
  • Input faculty load entry and maintenance in Banner.
  • Assist with coordinating the department's tenure and promotion process, scheduling and announcing peer observations and meetings, obtaining student evaluations, preparing the ballots, reappointment and promotion forms, and circulating them for approval and submission.
  • Assist faculty with preparation of forms for change of grade, change of programs, mid-term warnings, and other assistance as may be required.
  • Contact faculty and students when courses are canceled, as well as prepare the related forms for action to be taken within the College.
  • Answer and appropriately handle incoming calls, greet students, and visitors.
  • Process departmental information and materials.
  • Update faculty, student, alumni, and industry listservs every semester.
  • Support students and faculty by providing direction, answering questions, providing technical guidance, coordinating orientations, organizing student equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Assist students in trouble-shooting registration and other matters.
  • Provide support and coordination on program curriculum, studio, equipment and administrative matters to both faculty and staff.
  • Administer program faculty load reports within the College's Banner system; coordinate curriculum materials, reports and processes; and organize the program calendar and course schedules.
  • Maintain inventory of classroom, lab, and studio equipment with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Plan and execute program events.
  • Maintain accurate records of faculty release time and contact hours.
  • Maintain departmental budget information.
  • Coordinate and execute the allocation of department funds.
  • Manage purchases and payments.

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the position.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1-2 years of experience working in an academic setting.
  • Working knowledge of Banner, Brio and Finance Enterprise preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Strong organizational skills and experience with organizing or contributing to office procedures.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Detail oriented and attentive to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Google Platform, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to compose correspondence and prepare administrative reports.
  • Effective problem evaluation/solving skills.
  • Ability to make informed independent decisions.
  • Ability to identify, evaluate and resolve technical problems and make independent decisions.
  • Experience maintaining and tracking numerous details for a variety of special projects occurring concurrently including follow-up.

Additional Information:

Please note all offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the background check process.


Salary: $60,685 per year

The UCE-FIT Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) dictates the compensation, benefits, and conditions of employment. Hiring Salary: $60,685 per year with step increments per Salary Schedule 92, after one year of service and annually thereafter.

Work Schedule

Days/Hours: M-F, 9am-5pm, in person; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.


The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) provides comprehensive employee benefit programs designed to help keep our faculty and staff and their families healthy, safe, happy, and productive. Our programs also include a variety of components to help our employees improve the quality and balance of their work and family lives, and to help them prepare for their futures.
  • Retirement Plans
  • Health, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter Benefit Plan
  • FIT Tuition Exemption Program
  • Qualifying Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Personal, Sick and Holidays)
  • 4-day Summer Workweek

For a full list of FIT benefits, visit our benefits webpage .

Pay Equity by State Employers

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

Visa Sponsorship

Fashion Institute of Technology is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) 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 Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360,

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements

This position will be required to constantly read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, frequently analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be on campus, primarily in an office environment. The physical requirement for this position will require occasional sitting, constant standing, occasional bending, frequent walking, and occasionally lifting 10 lbs. or less.

Application Instructions:

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

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

Please note that due to the anticipated volume of applications, we are unable to contact each applicant about his or her application status.

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

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites nominations and applications for a Department Coordinator in Communication Design Pathways.


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