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CUNY Student Life Coordinator - Revised* in New York, New York

Student Life Coordinator - Revised*

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John Jay College

Full/Part Time




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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 an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students 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.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


The Student Life Coordinator will enter the Division at a time of growth and creative energy under the Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs (EMSA). The Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Division 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 Enrollment

Management & 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. The normal work hours are from 2 pm to 10 pm. While on a remote work schedule this person is currently working 10am to 6pm. The Center for Student Involvement & Leadership Coordinator will perform the following duties in addition to the responsibilities listed in the CUNY Title Overview:

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

  • Advises and directs student organization leaders regarding event planning, purchasing, ordering, travel, and other logistics of student organization business.

  • Assist and provide guidance to student organization leaders in terms of budget creation; manage expenditures while creating a sound organizational structure.

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

  • Assist student organization members in understanding procedures including, but not limited to travel policy, marketing, space reservation, Student Activities Association paperwork, budget submission, provision of food and beverage policy, and V.I.P guest’s policy.

  • Assist with the planning and organization of CSIL events including but not limited to Spring Fest, John Jay’s Got Talent, L.I.D.S., and Celebratory events.

  • Assist with the updating of the CSIL webpage including student organizations and student council and serve as the primary social media contact for CSIL.

  • Provide supervision to evening student activities and events; register, approve, and provide services and consultation to student organization members and advisors.

  • 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.

  • Some weekends are required.


Bachelor's degree required.


  • Two (2) years’ experience preferred.

  • Proficient administrative skills.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Programming experience.

  • Excellent understanding of social media.Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent leadership skills.

  • Demonstrates time management and priority-setting skills.

  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Demonstrated customer service skills

  • Commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and commitment to cultural competency

  • Ability to build strong partnerships with students and other university departments


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




$49,960 - 54,268.

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 May 31, 2023.

*Posting closes on June 23, 2023.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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