Student Life Specialist - Student Success/Office of Student Life

Bronx, NY
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Reporting to the Associate Dean of Student Development at Bronx Community College, the Student Life Specialist will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties in addition to those listed in the CUNY Title Overview:

  • Develop and assess a comprehensive service learning and civic responsibility program.
  • Maintain and provide information to campus community about community service and civic engagement opportunities, events, and programs.
  • Serve as a primary coach and mentor to the BCC Student Government Association.
  • Evaluate students' needs and resolve student issues that relate to SGA, community service, and civic engagement matters.
  • Coordinate the annual SGA elections and serve as a member of the Student Election Review Committee.
  • Ensure that SGA members are aware of and adhere to policies and procedures (i.e. title IX, procurement, event requests, space reservations, and travel authorization).
  • Work in concert with the office of leadership and Inter-Organizational Council.
  • Identify, recruit and maintain roster of student members who participate in civic and service initiatives.
  • Identify, recruit and maintain roster of student members of senate sub committees, Association Inc., Auxiliary Enterprises, FSDC, Technology fee committee, etc.
  • Accompany SGA and service project students to off-campus trips as necessary (including retreats, conferences, BOT and City Council meetings).
  • Help plan and execute major college wide initiatives (i.e. NSO, FC, Commencement).


Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.

Preferred qualifications:

Master's degree in Social Work or related filed; training in social work and/or counseling; and/or experience working with large populations.


  • Develops and implements programming, services, and learning opportunities for students, promoting the personal development of a diverse student population.
  • Administers one or more student affairs programs, providing program management, assistance with policy development, supervision and training of all professional and support staff, budget monitoring, and report preparation
  • Serves as a resource to student groups and/or populations as a consultant and advocate for their concerns
  • Researches and stays current on higher education programs, trends, and issues with student impact
  • Produces workshops and materials to support student programs; manages on-line communities; develops on-line social networking activities, and develops and maintains multimedia content on program web sites
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Assistant




$47,340 - $81,855; 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.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: Select "Employment", then select "Search Job Postings" and find JOB ID #16727. Please attach resume and cover letter. References on request. Please do not include any other documentation.

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June 7, 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: Bronx Community College

Job Title: Student Life Specialist - Student Success/Office of Student Life

Job ID: 16727

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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