Pre Law and Fellowship Programs Coordinator
CUNY - New York, NY

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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




The purpose of this position is to increase the competitiveness of John Jay College students applying for major national fellowships such as the Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall, Carnegie, Churchill and similar awards for admission to a wide variety of graduate programs and law schools.

Reporting to the Director, the primary responsibility of the Coordinator is to provide holistic pre-law and fellowship programming services to John Jay students and alumni of all majors who are exploring or pursuing postgraduate legal education or fellowship opportunities. The Coordinator will be an important resource to students during their entire college careers, as they move into their majors and begin to prepare for graduate and professional schools or other objectives.

In addition to the general duties, the coordinator will:
  • Create and present workshops,
  • Contribute to the office's advising services mission by expanding experiential learning opportunities,
  • Create and deliver educational materials, and mentor students and alumni to maximize their chances of successful completion of fellowship competitions and the law school application process,
  • Encourage students to develop the intellectual curiosity, civic engagement, and meritorious conduct expected of successful applicants to selective fellowship and professional school opportunities.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate School of the City University of New York. John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings. As evidenced by so many on-going developments, the College offers its many new faculty and staff the opportunity to shape the future of their institution.


Bachelor's Degree required.


  • Graduate degree preferred,
  • Strong attention to detail,
  • Strong interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to interact with broad cross-section of on and off-campus partners and law school representatives,
  • An understanding of the law school application process,
  • Familiarity with fellowship application processes,
  • Knowledge of academic and student development advising practices.

$35,578 -$42,873


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Review of applications begins immediately. All candidates must submit a letter of interest and current resume.

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December 20, 2012


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