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Coordinator of Student Affairs

SUNY Westchester Community College
Valhalla, New York
The starting salary is $79,822.
Posted Date
May 15, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Student Involvement provides comprehensive and meaningful educational experiences for students in the co-curriculum. Through the creation of inclusive and intentional learning environments, students will acquire leadership and other transferable skills that can be utilized throughout their academic and professional careers.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Student Involvement, the incumbent will:                                 

  • Coordinate major campus events, including but not limited to: New & Transfer Student Orientation & programming related to a students' transition into and out of the college.
  • Serve on the college's Commencement Planning Committee and will be directly responsible for graduate communications, volunteer recruitment and management, and assisting with event logistics.
  • Plan, execute, and assess community building events for students.
  • Serve as an advisor to major student organizations, including the planning, execution, and assessment of on-going student leader training and support.
  • Serve as the primary advisor to the Westchester Events Board (WEB), the student-run programming board.
  • Supervise the Assistant Director of Student Involvement responsible for student club & organization support and the Manager of Marketing, Branding & Communication.
  • Design and implement alternative break programs rooted in social justice, servant leadership and service-learning best practices.
  • Coordinate the selection, training, and advising of the Alternative Break student leaders.
  • Coordinate and select campus partners from the faculty and staff to serve as Advisors for Alternative Break programs.
  • Serve as a Hearing Officer to adjudicate alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Assume the duties of the Director as requested by the Director and/or Dean of Student Life.
  • All other duties, as assigned.            



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  The successful candidate must posses a Bachelor's degree and either: (a) Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or a related field and three years of experience working in student affairs; or (b) four years of experience working in student affairs.  The successful candidate must also have: (a) working knowledge of student & leadership development theories; (b) experience in advising and training student organizations; (c) experience planning and executing large-scale events; (d) the ability to work in a team environment and amongst diverse groups; (e) knowledge and commitment to the goals and mission of the community college; and (f) evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   A Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or a related field is strongly preferred.  Five or more years of experience in student affairs, particularly in student activities also strongly preferred.



Additional Information:

WORK SCHEDULE:  The work schedule will 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; some evening and weekend hours are required.

POSITION EFFECTIVE:  The position will remain open until filled.

SALARY & BENEFITS:  The starting salary is $79,822.  Additional compensation with seniority steps maximize at a salary of $105,944.  Benefits include comprehensive health coverage, a choice of defined benefit or defined contribution pension plan, generous leave benefits, and access to tax sheltered annuities and a deferred compensation plan.

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