Student Affairs Administrator
|Overview:||Student affairs administrators set the guidelines for and monitor the college or university's social, cultural and recreational activities. They conduct orientation programs for new students, make rules for student fraternities and sororities and foreign student exchange.|
|Duties:||They plan and oversee the cultural, recreational, sports and social activities to meet the needs of student groups and achieve the student development goals of the college or university.
They confer with student groups and faculty members to obtain their ideas for new events and what kinds of changes are needed to improve existing programs.
They provide guidance to student clubs, associations or students planning special events to advise them of methods to collect funds needed and manage their financial status.
They conduct on-campus research studies to evaluate the success of present programs. They determine what policies are needed to assure the student events contribute to college objectives.
|Degree(s):||A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of student affairs officers is expected to grow as fast as average through 2018. More students will attend postsecondary institutions including traditional colleges and universities as well as online and non-traditional schools.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$30,000 to $38,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||The most common training requirement for this administrative position in a major college or university is a master's, Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree in higher education administration. However, a bachelor's degree will qualify you for a staff job in admissions, student affairs, financial aid and the registrar's office. Educational administration degree programs include courses in school management, school law, finance, curriculum development, research design, community relations and counseling.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.