Administrative Program Assistant

Fordham University
Bronx, New York
Apr 05, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Administrative Program Assistant

Office of the Chief Diversity Officer,

Special Assistant to the President for Diversity,

& Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution in the cultural heart of New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 15,100 undergraduate and graduate students in its 10 Colleges and Schools. 

Fordham University’s Office of the Chief Diversity Officer seeks an Administrative Program Assistant to provide administrative and programmatic support to Fordham University’s inaugural Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), handling complex administrative and programmatic duties as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the office. We seek a proactive professional with excellent judgment, diplomacy, and discretion, as well as knowledge of and experience in the work of diversity, equity and inclusion in the context of higher education.

Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, presentation software, website design/maintenance and social media, and possess a proactive mindset regarding responsibilities, planning and projects. The position requires excellent written, speaking and organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and with a team. The ability to multitask and high attention to detail are also essential. For the full job description and how to submit your application, click here:

The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years administrative experience, preferably in a fast-paced academic setting working with students, faculty and administrators at all levels. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, with a Master’s Degree preferred, in higher education, counseling, sociology, or related field. Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional 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 at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom. 

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Women, People of Color, Veterans and Disabled Persons are especially encouraged to apply.