CUNY Student Life Coordinator in New York, New York


John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings.

The Student Life Coordinator will enter the Division at a time of growth and creative energy under the Vice President for Student Affairs. Student Affairs is an innovative, team-oriented division that provides integrated, student-centered educational activities that empower students to lead engaged socially responsible lives. Operating in a commuter, urban environment, John Jay students are affected by many external factors. This drives us to provide as many high-touch interactions as efficiently as possible while following best practices in the student affairs field.

The Center for Student Involvement & Leadership (CSIL) is a part of the Student Affairs Division. The Division provides an array of intellectual and experiential opportunities for students to become engaged citizens through its various departments which support student organizations; social events; athletics; theatrical productions; community and service learning opportunities, as well as student support services that enhance their collegiate experience. This position reports directly to the Associate Director of the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership and works in the evening from 2pm to 10pm.

The Center for Student Involvement & Leadership Coordinator will perform the following duties in addition to the responsibilities listed in the CUNY Title Overview:

  • Assist and work with student organizations in planning and implementing events and programs; manage expenditures while creating sound organizational structure.

  • Assist in developing workshops and trainings to assist student organizations.

  • Assist student organization members in understanding procedures including, but not limited to posting policy, provision of food and beverage policy, room reservations, and travel policy.

  • Assist with the updating of the CSIL webpage and Collegiate Link.

  • Maintain current and accurate records of website information for student organizations, club officers and other student leaders.

  • Provide supervision to evening and weekend student activities and events.

  • Register, approve and provide services and consultation to student organization members and advisors.

  • Review and sign off on all student organization paperwork for speakers, entertainers, supplies, etc.

  • Serve as the primary social media contact for CSIL.

  • Serve on planning committees as needed.

  • Stay current with and manage new technologies and their best practices.

  • Support the goals and objectives of CSIL within the needs of the John Jay community and provide excellent customer service to students, faculty and staff.

  • Work with student leaders and organizations to develop and implement programs and activities of student interest, with a foundation in learning outcomes.

  • Some weekends required.


Bachelor's degree required.


  • Strong written and oral communications skills.

  • Programming experience.

  • Excellent understanding of social media.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent leadership skills.

  • Campus lab experience preferred.

  • Two (2) years’ experience preferred.


Assists in preparing and providing student support services to promote the personal development of a diverse student population.

  • Assists student organizations/clubs in planning, implementing events and programs, and managing expenditures

  • Coordinates and helps present informational and educational programs, such as student leadership training and orientation

  • Assists with the management of student affairs facilities, such as acquiring equipment and arranging event logistics

  • May assume responsibility for one or more specific student programs

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Student Life Coordinator


Assistant to HEO




$35,576 - $36,965 Salary subject to the new contract implementation, ($38,701 - $40,212).

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Review of resumes to begin November 23, 2016. Posting closes on December 10, 2016.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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Location: John Jay College

Job Title: Student Life Coordinator

Job ID: 15949

Regular/Temporary: Regular