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 Secretary
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.
Under the supervision of the department Chairperson and
Associate Coordinator, the Secretary I position enhances the goal
of student centeredness by providing aid in supporting the faculty
and the students in their daily needs by following established
rules, guidelines and practices.
- Provide secretarial support services for the FBM department
including maintaining google calendars, acting as receptionist for
the front desk, updating and maintaining confidential files, type
memos and correspondence and photocopy materials as
- Ability to work independently and completing multiple projects
on tight deadlines with minimal need for supervision.
- Assist the Assistant Coordinator and Administrative Assistant
with all FBM matters including gathering and organizing information
for special projects, meetings and reports.
- Handle special projects.
- Must pay attention to detail and follow through on
- Make interoffice deliveries and pick-ups as requested.
- Assist in departmental duties as required by the
- Be a team player with faculty and staff.
- Provide coverage and support at the reception area, answer
telephones and arrange faculty and student appointments using
Google calendar, log deliveries at the front desk, maintain
tentative teaching and office hours records.
- Monitor and post faculty cancellations.
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
- High School diploma and 2-4 years of appropriate business
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Must have knowledge of basic office procedures.
- Prior experience operating a personal computer and utilizing
Microsoft Office Suite software.
- Ability to type 50 words per minute.
- Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in
- Must have strong organizational skills, be detail oriented, and
have the ability to work with a diverse constituency.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Prior experience using Google Workspace (Google
Suite), Blackboard and Banner preferred.
Read Comprehend- Constant; Perform Calculations- Occasional;
Communicate Orally- Constant; Reason & Analyze- Constant;
The position is on campus, primarily in an office
Sit- Constant; Stand- Occasional; Bend- Occasional; Walk-
Occasional; Climb- N/A; Pull- Occasional; Push- Occasional;
Lift<10- Occasional; Lift 10-20- N/A; Lift over 50- N/A;
The UCE-FIT Collective Bargaining Agreement
(CBA) dictates the compensation, benefits, and
conditions of employment.
Starting Salary: $39,327 per year with step
increments per Salary Schedule 87, after one year of
service and annually thereafter.
(See Successor Agreement, page 6)
Employee Holiday and Work Schedule
Remote Pilot Program
Days/Hours: M-F, 9am-5pm, in person; work schedule subject to
change based on needs of the department.
Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is
Successful completion of a background check is required for
appointment to this position once an offer has been made.
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply
online and attach the following documents; http://fitnyc.interviewexchange.com:
- Cover letter
- Unofficial transcript
- A list of three references with telephone numbers and email
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,
The Fashion Institute of Technology is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly and
actively committed to diversity within the community.