Part-Time Building Manager (Residential Life)

New York City, New York
Aug 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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 applications for the position of Part-time Building Manager.  The Building Manager is integral to the work of the department and is responsible for an area of 400-500 residents in collaboration with the Resident Counselor. The role of the Building Manager is to establish and maintain a residence hall community conducive to the academic and personal growth of each resident, while consistent with the goals and objectives of the college.

FIT Residential Life houses approximately 2,300 undergraduate students living within 4 residence halls comprised of traditional and apartment style housing.

Job Description:

The Residential Life Building Manager is responsible for community development under the supervision of the Resident Counselor. This includes but is not limited to hall administration, programming, advisement and supervision of Resident Assistants and Residence Hall Community Council. S/he is involved in central office decisions as well as staff supervision, program development, and day to day operations.

Primary job responsibilities & duties

  • Maintain a daily log to update Resident Counselors and Residential Life team.
  • Maintain necessary records such as requests for room switches and inventory updates.
  • Assist with the coordination of check-in and check-out procedures, opening and closing of residence halls at the beginning and end of each semester, room changes, requests for accommodations and any related room assignment problems.
  • Understand and support staff manuals, policies and procedures, and the mission of the Residential Life Department.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of residence hall policies.
  • Co-supervise and provide on-going evaluation and feedback for the Resident Assistants.
  • Recruit and select student staff.
  • Develop and facilitate fall/spring training, staff in-services, and staff development opportunities as needed under the direction of the Resident Counselors.
  • Participate in Residential Life meetings, workshops and in-services.
  • Hold meetings with the Resident Assistants and coordinate staff on-call scheduling.
  • Meet regularly with the Resident Counselors and Residential Life Staff and participate in departmental committees.
  • Support the residence hall community council in developing programs, referring them to appropriate staff and campus resources, and assisting with programs and social events.
  • Set expectations for Resident Assistant programming responsibilities including completion of program report/evaluations


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Work towards a Masters degree in Higher Education or a related field is strongly preferred.
  • Prior work experience in a Residential Life office or experience as a Resident Assistant strongly preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of student development philosophy, residence hall management and ability to work with a diverse student and staff population
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, organizational skills, and excellent skills in oral and written communications

Additional Information:

This is a twelve month, part-time, live-in position. The Building Manager serves in an evening and weekend "on call" duty rotation, and is responsible for additional intermittent evening and weekend responsibilities as assigned. Renewal appointments are possible but not automatic. Applications will be reviewed annually and will be granted for no more than 3 years. In exceptional cases applications for renewal will be considered for renewal beyond the third year.

Working hours include Monday through Friday, 20/hours per week, (4hr shifts, 9am -1pm or 1pm - 5pm) when the College is open, plus an on-call duty rotation to include evenings, weekends, and holidays. Attendance, support and participation at late night/weekend events/meetings is also required.

This posting is for two (2) vacancies and a background check is required for appointment to this position. 

Application Instructions:

To be considered, you must submit the following documents online to 
* Resume
* Cover letter

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:

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,

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