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Part-Time Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Coordinator

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2023

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Company Description:

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 position serving as a Part-Time Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Coordinator.

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.

Job Description:

The FIT/UCE Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a jointly sponsored labor-management program is seeking an EAP Coordinator to manage and provide direct services for this long-standing program which provides information, assessment, short term counseling (1-3 sessions), and referral services to the employees, their family members, and retirees, of the college.

The EAP Coordinator consults with various stakeholders in the college to assist in dealing with employees whose personal problems are interfering with their ability to perform their job responsibilities. This position also includes supervision of EAP staff, development, and presentation of seminars, instituting electronic record-keeping into the program, and converting the present system into this modality. Additional responsibilities include biweekly weekend phone coverage, shared with the EAP Counselor, on alternating weekends, and checking and responding to emails and calls within 24-48 hours. As well as, maintain quarterly and annual reports of utilization, develop workshops, prepare bi-weekly newsletter for employees and program promotion.

The EAP Coordinator reports to a six-person Committee, consisting of equal representation from administration and the UCE, the Union, of the college, and the successful candidate needs to be able to work effectively with both labor and management.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW), Licensed Clinical Social Work, or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) required.
  • At least ten years of clinical experience and one year in an EAP setting with a diverse population.
  • Minimum of two to five years of experience in a supervisory position.
  • Post Masters training in at least one or more of the following areas: addictions, different treatment modalities, some specific problem area- i.e., trauma., and five years of clinical supervision by licensed professional.
  • Experience in developing and presenting seminars and workshops.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent ability to provide assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment planning and crisis intervention, and extensive knowledge of community resources.
  • Excellent judgment, and ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong clinical, analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written skills are essential.
  • Ability to work with multiple parties at the same time - i.e., Employees, Human Resources & the Union.
  • Ability to work with senior-level management to problem solve and work with mandated referrals.


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


The position is on campus, primarily in an office environment.


Sit- Frequent; Stand-Occasional; Bend- Occasional; Walk- Occasional; Climb- N/A; Pull- Occasional; Push- Occasional; Lift<10- Occasional; Lift 10-20- Occasional; Lift over 50- Occasional; Reach- Occasional

Additional Information:

Days/Hours: M-F, in person (18 hours per week), some evenings and weekends; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.

Hiring Rate: $115.00 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
  • 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 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.

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