Student Life Coordinator, Central Office of Student Affairs

New York, NY
Mar 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Central Office of Student Affairs (COSA) seeks a dynamic individual who is a team player, and excellent communicator and writer willing to assist with student services, activities, events and communication efforts on a broad scale. The Student Life Coordinator performs research and administrative work for the University's student-centered programs, initiatives and priorities supporting the personal, social, and academic development of students, such as experiential learning, Career Services and Veteran's Services. Reporting to the University Director of Career Services and Professional Development, the Student Life Coordinator organizes various University and division-wide activities, events and projects. Other key duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Assist with the marketing of COSA activities and programs to University and external groups, and with implementing communication and social media campaigns to increase student engagement and the profile of students and the COSA team;
  • Research and identify opportunities for timely content and communication strategies to uplift the mission and vision of COSA;
  • Research academic literature, databases and other sources to compile information for reports, strategic plans and presentations, and prepare detailed and summary program data and periodic written reports;
  • Develop collaborative relationships with COSA colleagues to coordinate projects, and with campus' Student Affairs professionals to coordinate communications, calendars and professional development activities.



Bachelor's degree required.


The preferred candidate will have the following experience, knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Two years' relevant administrative and operational experience working with diverse student populations in a higher education institution preferred, with a keen interest in student services
  • Detail oriented and accurate with strong critical thinking, problem solving and research skills
  • Effective writing, editing, proofreading and presentation skills; ability to write evidence-based correspondence and reports
  • Proactive, flexible, and customer focused with strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills to coordinate work plans, prioritize work, manage multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Computer proficiency using administrative, financial or academic programs, systems or databases


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





Salary commensurate with qualifications, 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.


For full consideration, submit a cover letter and rsum online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:;=A&JobOpeningId;=16406&SiteId;=1&PostingSeq;=1


April 2, 2017; Review of applications will begin March 17, 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: Central Office

Job Title: Student Life Coordinator, Central Office of Student Affairs

Job ID: 16406

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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