CUNY Student Athletics Program Coordinator in New York, New York


ABOUT JOHN JAY COLLEGE John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City. John Jay is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice and committed to the advancement of justice and just societies around the world. John Jay is an Hispanic-serving institution; it is ranked third in the nation in black student success and is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

Founded in 1964, John Jay College is known for preparing its 15,000 students to serve the public interest as ethical leaders and engaged citizens. A public liberal arts institution offering bachelors and master’s degrees and participating in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the College offers traditional criminal justice-related programs and a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs. These highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Students can choose from 31 majors, 13 master's degree programs, and two doctoral programs. John Jay College seeks faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.

POSITION OVERVIEW Under the supervision of the Director of Athletics, the Student Athletics Program Coordinator is responsible for proactive outreach to student-athletes to provide academic support, communication of key information from campus departments, and guidance on athletics eligibility. The Student Athletics Program Coordinator will serve as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Compliance Officer for the department and deliver compliance education to coaches, staff, and student-athletes.

In addition to the duties within CUNY Title Overview, the responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:

  • Under the supervision of the Athletics Director, the Student Athletics Program Coordinator will serve as the NCAA Compliance officer and oversee the NCAA & CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) compliance for 15 varsity sport teams, student athletes, coaches, athletics staff and all appropriate university personnel.

  • Monitor NCAA mandated requirements, including length of playing and practice season, coaches NCAA rules examination, mandatory day off, etc.

  • Ensure that departmental and student-athlete paperwork and office operations are in compliance with NCAA requirements.

  • Ensure that the college’s athletics programs governing recruiting, amateurism, awards and benefits, playing and practice seasons, and sports camps and clinics are in compliance with NCAA rules and regulations.

  • Develop and conduct NCAA rules educational sessions for coaches, staff, and student- athletes.

  • Remain knowledgeable and up-to-date on all NCAA rules and changes to legislation, by representing John Jay College at NCAA mandated events, including the NCAA Regional Rules Seminar.

  • Maintain the NCAA on-line compliance system and prepare weekly, seasonal and yearly compliance reports.

  • Monitor the satisfactory academic progress of student-athletes and assist all assigned student athletes with academic and career development.

  • Provide academic support and counseling for student athletes in assigned sports; work with coaches, academic advisors and other university personnel to facilitate the academic success of student-athletes.

  • Coordinate communication of key messages and deadlines to students.

  • Assist in monitoring “at risk” student athletes, including weekly meetings.

  • Distribute mid-semester academic progress reports to the faculty to note class attendance and academic progress of student athletes.

  • Maintain all active and inactive files on assigned student athletes; assist in data collection and prepare and distribute reports.

  • Edit (yearly) and produce the Student Athlete and Coaches’ Handbooks.

  • Maintain exemplary relationships with the Office of Academic Advisement, Office of Admissions & Recruiting, Office of Financial Aid, and all faculty.

  • Serve as the primary Athletics & Recreation Department liaison to all four aforementioned constituents and lead the Campus Compliance Effort/Team.

  • Create and implement a Life Skills Program.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.


Bachelor's degree required.


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college preferred.

  • Three to five years experience in academic support and compliance related field preferred.

  • Microsoft Office and Excel proficiency required.

  • Current CPR / AED certifications required.

  • Experience in hiring, supervising, and training staff and developing schedules to assure all work and work areas are covered.

  • Excellent customer and staff relation skills.

  • Strong presentation skills preferred.


Supports the administration of College athletic programs.

  • Assists with compliance programs activities required by the CUNYAC (CUNY Athletic Conference) and external bodies

  • Serves student-athletes through providing advising services and enrichment programs

  • Organizes student-athlete communications and activities, and other department work such as calendars, materials, reports, handbooks, and compliance manuals

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Assistant to HEO




$45,957 - $65,028.

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 13, 2018. Posting closes on November 27, 2018.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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Job Title: Student Athletics Program Coordinator

Job ID: 19621

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular