CUNY Student Life Specialist - Campus Life in Queens, New York


LaGuardia Community College is seeking a Student Life Specialist to assist with special events and multicultural services throughout the college. This position plays a key role in the creation, execution and assessment of special events such as New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, and various First Year and Second Year experience programming. The position is also responsible for leading the Multicultural Exchange services as a component within Campus Life. The Multicultural Exchange includes the Black Male Empowerment Cooperative (BMEC), Safe Zone, LGBTQIA resource space, and Crear Futuros. This position is pivotal to the development of community among the student population by creating a culture of belonging and student engagement that promotes retention and student success.

In addition to the duties in the CUNY Title Overview, responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Develop content in support of enhancing existing programs and services, as well as, intermittently introducing new content through research, data collection and analysis;

  • Assist with planning and implementation of events, programs and workshops;

  • Act as the primary liaison to various student organizations and clubs throughout the college.

  • Collaborates with campus departments and student groups to develop and plan special events and programs throughout the college;

  • Assist the Fiscal Manager in the allocation of funds for student organizations and the execution of events and programs;

  • Engage Faculty to act as mentors to college-wide student clubs.

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle "Dare To Do More" reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit to learn more.


Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.


  • Master’s Degree preferred

  • Two years of experience working with students and coordinating events in a Higher Education setting preferred.

  • Computer proficiency using standard office software programs/applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Experience working with a culturally diverse population.

  • Strong customer service and organizational skills


  • Develops and implements programming, services, and learning opportunities for students, promoting the personal development of a diverse student population.

  • Administers one or more student affairs programs, providing program management, assistance with policy development, supervision and training of all professional and support staff, budget monitoring, and report preparation

  • Serves as a resource to student groups and/or populations as a consultant and advocate for their concerns

  • Researches and stays current on higher education programs, trends, and issues with student impact

  • Produces workshops and materials to support student programs; manages on-line communities; develops on-line social networking activities, and develops and maintains multimedia content on program web sites

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Assistant




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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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CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: LaGuardia Community College

Job Title: Student Life Specialist - Campus Life

Job ID: 15691

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular