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Leadership Opportunities

Graduate Assistants & Interns

The Center for Student Development and Campus Activities hires group of Graduate Assistants and Graduate Interns for various types of tasks based on their roles. Different positions are:

  • Graduate Assistant for Operations
  • Graduate Assistant for Finance
  • Graduate Assistant for Marketing, Technology & communication
  • Graduate intern for leadership programs
  • Graduate Intern for Campus Activities 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The primary responsibilities includes assisting various administrative tasks, organizing campus events 
  • Assist with management of students
  • Assist with OrgSync maintenance
  • Assist with university-wide events
  • Assist with compliance process of student organizations
  • Assist with budgetary and financial processes in SDACA
  • Assist in working with the Budget Allocation Council
  • Assist in planning and facilitating Financial Training for student organizations
  • Regularly process catering for the student organizations
  • Support special projects assigned by Pro-staff team members
  • Assist in coordinating minor events
  • Assist in development of student programming, student organization advisement, and event management

Skills Requirement

  • Excellent written communication skills with emphasis on proofreading and grammar excellence
  • Excellent bookkeeping skills
  • Organized with attention to details and strong ability to work as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher), basic knowledge of HTML, Adobe, etc. is a plus.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience using programs such as HTML, PHP & CSS
  • Experience using Social Media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat etc.) and creating content for a targeted audience.

Student Associates

Student Development and Campus Activities (SDACA) hires a team of dynamic students to serve as SDACA Student Associates

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Front Desk Operations 
  • Office Operations
  • Overseeing the Campus Activities Email Account
  • Overall Office Administration Work/Assignment


  • Must have work study
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • proficiency in MS Word, Powerpoint & Excel
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Customer preference from survey data
  • Interpersonal Skills
Applicants should be interested in campus life and activities

Senior Orientation Leader 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the planning process of Spring and Summer Orientation sessions
  • Assist with Orientation Leader information sessions, interviews, and the Orientation Leader Kick-off in the Spring of 2020. 
  • Report directly to Orientation Coordinators and then to the Associate and Assistant Directors of SDACA
  • Provide mentorship, support, and guidance to new OLs using previous experience within Orientation as a means to supplement the work
  • Update the OL Guide to be used as a resource to plan future OL recruitment and training 
  • Carry out specific duties as assigned by Orientation Coordinators such as: maintenance of dietary restrictions information, task sheets, post-Orientation debrief surveys, etc. 
  • Serve as a positive representative of the University to new, transfer and international students and their families.
  • Answer student and parent questions about social and academic aspects of University life.
  • Work closely with SDACA professional staff to assist and support all aspects of Convocation and welcome month programs
  • Provide administrative support for the program by maintaining office hours each week at the SDACA office.
  • Additional duties assigned as needed. 

Skills Requirement

  • Excellent Written and Verbal Skills
  • Organized and Detail Oriented
  • Computer Skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Orientation experience and event planning preferred

Orientation Leader

The Center for Student Development and Campus Activities will select a group of mature, dedicated and energetic undergraduate leaders to assist with implementing Orientation programs for the summer. Orientation Leaders serve as resources for students who are making the transition from their previous environment to the diverse academic, intellectual, and social culture of the University. Orientation Leaders are expected to possess a specific body of knowledge about the University acquired through training and experience. They must be interested and skillful in sharing this information with Orientation participants. Selection to the team of Orientation leaders is a unique honor and a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth.


  • Exhibit leadership potential and experience
  • Good academic standing, with a minimum grade point average of 2.75
  • Good judicial standing with no current serious judicial sanctions
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the University
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of team members, students and their families.
  • Must be open minded and willing to step outside of their comfort zone
  • Willingness to identify, connect, and retain students of Pace University
  • Demonstrated desire to learn about the University's community, programs, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated record of flexibility, responsibility and willingness to assist others
  • Have the skill to manage tasks
  • Have the ability to speak publicly in front of large groups of people
  • Be an Ambassador on behalf of the University
  • You must be registered full-time undergraduate student in Fall 201 8

Roles And Responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in training sessions in the spring and summer of 2018.
  • Supervise activities while living among new students attending Orientation sessions.
  • Serve as a positive representative of the University to new, transfer and international students and their families.
  • Facilitate new, transfer and international students' introduction to the University by maintaining open and effective communication techniques.
  • Promote interaction among new, transfer and international students during small group discussions, icebreakers, meals, and evening activities.
  • Answer student and parent questions about social and academic aspects of University life.
  • Facilitate small group interactions on various topics at Orientation.
  • Facilitate small activities for new students through direct involvement.
  • Work closely and cooperate with other Orientation Leaders and staff to develop, prepare, implement, and evaluate the Orientation programs.
  • Work closely with SDACA professional staff to assist and support all aspects of Convocation and welcome month programs for fall 2018
  • All Orientation Leaders are required to provide administrative support for the program by maintaining office hours each week, at the SDACA office.
  • All Orientation Leaders are required to actively participate in committee work and committee meetings pertaining to delegated orientation aspects.

Spirit Ambassador

The Spirit Ambassador’s mission is to inspire school spirit by motivating the Pace community to embrace their inner “Setter”. We engage with the Pace community right from the start of the academic year by assisting with Weeks of Welcome, promoting the #PaceThursdays initiative, as well as planning and hosting innovative events throughout the year. 

Position Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Create fun and creative ways to promote Pace University spirit and pride to your fellow peers through social media outlets (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) & marketing materials
  • Plan and facilitate a variety of programs, workshops, tours, and receptions as a part of the Weeks of Welcome offered during the month of September to get new students better acquainted with the University and NYC
  • Brainstorm and develop events for Spirit Week during the Spring semester
  • Directly interact with Pace students on a weekly basis on Thursdays during common hour (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) to boost school spirit by tabling for the #PaceThursdays
  • Develop and demonstrate team leadership, responsibility and effective communication
  • Work closely and cooperate with other Spirit Ambassadors and staff to brainstorm, prepare, implement, and evaluate the Spirit Events
  • Report directly to Assistant Director of Orientation and Campus Activities
  • Attend weekly team meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skill Requirements

  • Ability to manage tasks and schedules
  • Exhibit leadership potential and experience
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of team members and students
  • Must be a full-time Pace University student and have completed at least one full academic semester at Pace University
  • Must have one full academic semester as a Setter Spirit Ambassador
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required (prior semester and cumulative)


  • Positively impact the Pace University community
  • Gain programming and event planning experience
  • Develop leadership and communication skills
  • Create lasting relationships with fellow Spirit Ambassadors and supervisors
  • Opportunity to share your love and excitement for Pace University

Setter Leadership Cohort Program

Student Development & Campus Activities (SDACA) would like to introduce a new Leadership Initiative "Setters Leadership Cohort Program." This program will be a semester long program (Spring 2020) and will focus on various Leadership Development theories, Social Change Model, and Strengths Finders. The program will include the following:

  • Kick-Off Retreat 
  • Leadership Workshops 
  • Leadership Conference 
  • Teambuilding 
  • Personal Development 
  • Excursions

This program is dormant until the Spring due to COVID-19.

Leadership Excursion 2020

This year we will be traveling to Philadelphia, Penn on a weekend excursion from February 15th - 17th, 2020!! The various monuments, museums, and attractions make it a perfect location to delve into the concepts of civic leadership, responsibility and community. This opportunity will allow you to understand the significance of what it means to be a civically responsible citizen and how to bring back what you take away to assist the communities you are a part of with other Pace University students.

The purpose of the PLV/NYC Leadership excursion is to take students outside the Pace University community to learn about leadership concepts that effect our development as active community members. It is our hope that on our excursion you will interact with the community, learn about your own leadership abilities, and be able to create change in your own communities you are a part of when you have returned.

Made Possible by Chartwell's Leadership Scholarship

For more information on this program please contact:

Shaquana Gadsden
Assistant Director

This program is dormant until the Spring due to COVID-19.


PaceTalks is a Ted-Talk style event which showcases a combinations of dynamic speakers from in and outside the Pace community.  Each year PaceTalks will feature new and exhilarating student speakers & topics ranging from authenticity to embracing your struggles for success with a changing theme. 

This is an opportunity for students to hear from experienced speakers but also, fellow Pace students who will speak on their lived experiences while providing perspective and insight for all those in attendance.

Speak your TRUTH!!

Let YOUR VOICE be heard!!


Setter2Setter Dinner Series

You’re invited to dine with Executive board members from different student organizations as part of the Setter2Setter series.  This is an opportunity for students to informally chat with the student leaders in student organizations about their experiences at Pace, current events or whatever else might be on their mind - and enjoy a FREE dinner. 

Our Student Leaders are HERE for you and they want to HEAR from you – sign up now!

This program is dormant until the Spring due to COVID-19.

Leadership fair

This initiative is a one stop shop for students to learn about leadership, student employment positions and provides an opportunity for departments, offices and student organizations to showcase themselves to students considering getting involved on campus. There will be the fair consisting of tabling, while the other side will have short 15 minute information sessions which will provide a more in-depth overview of said departments, offices or student organizations to interested students.