Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time, 10-month (September to June) AFT position, and days of work and hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Frequent evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Note: This position is in the "NL" category of employment (non-fixed work week) An AFT- NL professional staff member or librarian who is required to work beyond 35 hours shall be compensated through compensatory time off. Compensatory time shall be earned for hours worked beyond the normal work week, or on an employee's regular day off, if requested and approved by their supervisor.
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey's Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report.
Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College's exceptional faculty.
The Coordinator for Commuter Affairs has broad responsibilities within Commuter Affairs, and within the Center for Student Involvement. The Coordinator will continue to develop and implement best practices in the field of Commuter Affairs. Responsibilities include researching, creating, implementing, and leading initiatives for commuter students at Ramapo College. These include advising the Student Government Association Secretary of Commuter Affairs, advising Commuter Student Mentors, and supervising undergraduate Commuter Assistants.
Center for Student Involvement responsibilities include co-advising the College Programming Board and planning Fall and Spring Involvement Fairs. Responsible for the management of J. Lee's and the student staff who operate the space.
The position is directly supervised by the Associate Director of the Center for Student Involvement.
• Create and promote opportunities for commuter students to engage in campus life at Ramapo College with a special emphasis on new students. • Coordinate touchtone Commuter Affairs events including the Summer BBQ, Trunk or Treat, and Commuter Appreciation Week. • Advise Student Government Association (SGA) Secretary of Commuter Affairs. • Advise Commuter Student Mentors. • Coordinate Commuter Student Mentor/Mentee program. • Supervise student Commuter Assistants. • Present on Commuter Affairs and Student Involvement at Open Houses, Orientation, and Welcome Week programs. • Provide leadership and advocacy in campus efforts to identify commuter needs, increase services and foster opportunities for commuter engagement on campus.
Center for Student Involvement
• Responsible for co-advising the College Programming Board (CPB). • Coordinate fall and spring Involvement Fairs. • Manage J. Lee's and the student staff who operate the space.
• Participate in an on-call rotation with the CSI team to cover evening and weekend events. • Assist with major events such as Octoberfest and Senior Send-off. • Develop presentations and workshops for residence life staff, admissions programs, student groups, orientation, and other Ramapo programs, as needed. • Represent the department at meetings and events. • Advise and counsel students and others concerning college programs, activities and services. • All other duties as assigned, according to agreed upon goals of the Unit. • Some evening and weekend hours required.
Qualified candidates must have a bachelor's degree with at least 1-3 year's professional experience in a higher education setting that includes working with student clubs and organizations, and student leaders (experience may include Graduate Assistant work). Masters degree preferred. Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Must be organized with an ability to work independently and as a member of a team.