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Athletics and Recreation Department Assistant

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Sep 7, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Company Description:

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 Assistant in the Athletics and Recreation Department.

FIT Athletics & Recreation, an NJCAA DIII member institution, aims to support Fashion Institute of Technology in its mission to produce self-reliant graduates who are poised for a lifetime of success, and who will be a credit to the institution, their communities and the world.  The department mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for student involvement, learning and school spirit opportunities enriching both body and mind as a way of promoting holistic health and wellbeing.   

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Athletics and Recreation, the Athletics & Recreation Department Assistant will provide a wide range of department administrative and secretarial support.  The Athletics & Recreation Department Assistant will primarily be responsible for overseeing day to day athletics office operations in addition to maintaining records and acting as the primary department point of contact.


  • Provide diplomatic customer service, serve as the department point of contact, respond to internal and external inquiries.
  • Provide administrative support to department staff.
  • Process all department vouchers and purchase requisitions; track invoices and payments through the internal Finance Enterprise purchasing system.
  • Manage department budget spreadsheet by entering all expenses and ensuring remaining balances match actual budget balances frequently.
  • Service all external product, service and travel vendors.
  • Work closely with department staff to coordinate and make arrangements for all department travel needs including ground/train/air, lodging, meals, entry forms / fees, tournament expenses etc.
  • Disseminate important information and requests to all department staff, especially coaches.
  • Provide verbal and written department communications; maintain and update department forms and templates; prepare correspondence, forms and reports as needed.
  • Coordinate and compile monthly and annual statistical reports on department activity / facility use by requested deadlines; analyze data to suggest reasons for changing trends when applicable.
  • Compile and maintain department master schedules for Athletics and Recreation programs.
  • Assist with department-wide personnel action forms and new hire onboarding processes.
  • Coordinate and liaise with other college departments specifically regarding joint ventures and processes.
  • Work closely with Events Management, Facilities, Campus Security and IT for special event / department meeting space reservation and overall special event implementation.
  • Organize and maintain all department records as per the New York State Archives MI-1 record retention schedule; maintain historical comparative data.
  • Assist with maintenance of internal compliance records and completion of required trainings / certifications for employees and student-athletes on topics including but not limited to: Coronavirus health and safety, concussion management, Title IX, Campus Security Act, Clery Act, CPR/AED, workplace violence, employee code of ethical conduct, diversity / equity / inclusion, equipment use and game official evaluations.
  • Advise director of anticipated department, athletic team, recreation program, or office needs.
  • Assist in implementation of special department initiatives and projects.
  • Administrate all annual athletics award ceremony preparations.
  • Compile student-athletes national, regional and institution level athletic and academic awards and prepare for presentation at annual athletics awards ceremony.
  • Complete required trainings as assigned.

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:

  • High School diploma required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of appropriate business experience.
  • Experience in a collegiate athletics and recreation office environment.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Strong organizational, communication and customer service skills.
  • Exceptional technological skills and mastery of Microsoft Office and Google Workspace cloud based computing, productivity and collaboration tools / software.
  • Mastery of multiple internet based internal software programs and information systems such as Finance Enterprise, Banner and 25 Live.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks / projects simultaneously.
  • Adaptability and creative problem solving.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to maintain diplomatic persistence in following up when necessary.

Additional Information:

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.

Job Title

Secretary III per Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

Starting Salary

The UCE-FIT Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) dictates the compensation, benefits, and conditions of employment. Starting Salary: $46,781 per year with step increments per Salary Schedule 89, 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 Care Plan and Dental Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter Benefit Plan
  • FIT Tuition Exemption 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 Affirmative Action 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, constantly 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 constant sitting, constant standing, occasional bending, occasional 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:

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The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), State University of New York, is a premier institution for fashion, art, communications, business and technology. With name recognition around the world, FIT is an innovative center uniting more than 1,000 instructors and over 10,000 students to ensure academic and creative excellence on its Chelsea campus in Manhattan.. Providing an uncommon blend of practical experience and theory on a foundation of arts and sciences, FIT offers a wide range of affordable programs that foster innovation, collaboration, and a global perspective. FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative environment for learning, exploration, and research. The college offers nearly 50 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the new creative economy.

Occupying an entire city block in Chelsea, our vibrant campus presents the best of college life. Go just a little farther, and explore the best New York City has to offer. FIT/NYC—synergy!

At FIT, we live and breathe urban energy. We’re woven into the fabric of New York City. It’s not about the concrete (our campus has a lot!); it’s about the life, the passion, the vibe. You can see and feel it everywhere on campus.


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