Administrative Coordinator - Humanities

Queens, NY
Jan 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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. For more information about LaGuardia, visit our website - to learn more.

Reporting to the Department Chair, the candidate will perform office and administrative duties and collaborate closely with front desk office staff. These duties include utilization of SEMS (Student Engagement Management Systems), Degree Audit and CUNYFirst in support of student advisement and data collection. In addition to the duties outlined in the CUNY Title Overview, tasks will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Support the chairperson in managing the department's course schedule, non-personnel budget, and departmental advisement activities,
  • Coordinate departmental purchasing
  • Administer special projects, events, and efforts to improve unit effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources for all hiring needs and payroll functions.
  • Serves as a liaison to various College offices including Advisement, Academic Affairs and the Print Shop.
  • Supervises and trains College Assistants, as needed


Bachelor's Degree required.


  • 2 Year's of experience working in an academic departmental setting
  • Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and experience with Adobe
  • Familiarity with CUNYFirst, SEMS, and Degree Audit a plus.


Supports projects, initiatives, and activities that impact an academic or administrative department.

  • Manages basic office functions such as communications, meeting schedules, work plans, staff assignments, and distributing information.
  • Collects data for, prepares, and distributes reports and presentations using word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
  • Updates office databases, lists, and files to ensure completeness and accuracy; maintains current information on department web site(s); maintains department archives and collections.
  • Conducts internet and/or database research and performs basic systems queries to locate information related to department activities.
  • Maintains department fiscal plans and budgets; assists in budget administration and invoice processing.
  • Provides basic information, instructions, and materials as requested by students, faculty, and others who contact the department.
  • May supervise office staff and student workers.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Administrative Coordinator


Assistant to HEO




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.


Applications should be submitted on-line as follows:

  1. Log in to CUNY Portal at
  2. Navigate to Careers at CUNY located on the left sidebar
  3. Search by Job Opening ID number
  4. Click on the Apply Now button

Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should click on the appropriate link to register. Please attach a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references as one document in rtf, doc or pdf format.


February 23, 2017


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: Administrative Coordinator - Humanities

Job ID: 16268

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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