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CUNY Legal Coordinator / Paralegal: York College/CUNY in Queens, New York

Legal Coordinator / Paralegal: York College/CUNY

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York College

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York College, founded in 1966, is a center of academic excellence in the heart of Jamaica, Queens. One of the eleven senior colleges in the City University of New York, the college’s mission is to enrich students' lives by fostering an environment where they’ll grow into passionate and engaged learners.

York’s academic programs are housed in three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business and Information Systems, and The School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies. Over sixty baccalaureate programs from across a variety of disciplines, including accounting, aviation management, business, computer science, journalism, social work, teacher education, a dual BS/MS degree in Occupational Therapy, and one of the top-ranked nursing programs in New York State, provide students with opportunities to study liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs. The college also offers five graduate programs: Aviation Management, Clinical Trials Management, Pharmaceutical Science and Business, Physician Assistant, and Social Work.

Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in New York State, the college enrolls 7,000 students from over 95 nations. Nine out of ten students are members of a racial/ethnic minority group, and more than half of undergraduates are the first in their families to pursue higher education.

The 50-acre campus encompasses seven buildings, including science and computer labs, music and television studios, a Performing Arts Center, and a Physical Education Center. It recently completed seven major constructions projects, with more scheduled for the future. In addition, its neighborhood is at the center of a renaissance fueled by economic revitalization.

York College is committed to fostering integrity, diversity, intellectual discovery, and civic engagement to benefit its students, the community, and the world.

York College seeks applications for a Legal Coordinator/Paralegal for the Office of Legal Affairs and Labor Relations. The Legal Coordinator/Paralegal reports to the Executive Director. The Executive Director provides legal advice to the College administration, manages litigation, and also serves as the College’s Ethics Officer and Records Access Officer.

The Legal Coordinator/Paralegal provides legal and administrative support to the Executive Director and Deputy Director in Office of Legal Affairs and Labor Relations. The duties and responsibilities of the position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with internal investigations and related tasks;

  • Assist with performing e-discovery for litigation;

  • Respond to records requests in connection with Freedom of Information Law/Act, Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act, subpoenas and other items;

  • Manage/organize case files, including digitizing records;

  • Assist with internal training, for example, regarding workplace violence;

  • Assist with College compliance with ethics reporting responsibilities;

  • Assist with the preparation of various agreements;

  • Assist with drafting memos and correspondence to internal and external parties;

  • Perform legal and other research;

  • Perform general administrative/office-related tasks, e.g., scheduling meetings, handling expense reports, ordering supplies, etc.


Bachelor's Degree required.

Coursework in Paralegal Studies preferred.

Experience working in the field of employment law, higher education law, litigation, employee relations or human resources management preferred.

Prior experience working in a university setting preferred.

Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to work as part of a high-level administrative team.

Highly proficient knowledge of MS Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


Provides assistance tracking and processing legal matters of various kinds.

  • Organizes and maintains case or matter files, and all related documentation

  • Assists in preparing for arbitrations and other proceedings

  • Prepares and maintains form documents, such as contracts and specifications; handles the transmittal of same to appropriate parties

  • Assists with legal and factual research, including internet research

  • Maintains the security of highly confidential information as per College and University policies

  • May assist with processing of contracts, affiliation agreements, leases, litigation records and subpoena files, employee and student disciplinary actions, human rights complaints, and other matters

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Legal Coordinator - Paralegal


Assistant to HEO




IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.

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.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The salary range for this appointment is $47,861 - $54,268


In order to be considered for this position, applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (email and telephone). Please upload all materials as ONE DOCUMENT in doc, pdf, or rtf format.

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York College/CUNY is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA Employer.


The posting will close June 24, 2023.


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.