Assistant Project Director (R23-64)

Research Foundation for SUNY   Albany, NY   Full-time     Research
Posted on September 18, 2023
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Assistant Project Director (R23-64)


About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:

Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.

Working at the SUNY Research Foundation for the University at Albany, you will be part of a team that provides essential services to the University as it moves to the front ranks of American higher education, supporting the advancement of education, research and discovery. The University at Albany, a nationally recognized research university with outstanding faculty, researchers and staff, offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel.

Job Description:

Description of Duties:

The University at Albany is seeking an Assistant Project Director for the Educational Opportunity Centers program (TRIO EOC). UAlbany TRIO EOC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to provide counseling and information on college admissions to 850 qualified adults in the Capital Region who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The Assistant Project Director must be committed to the goals of TRIO EOC, and preference will be given to individuals from similar backgrounds as TRIO EOC participants. The Assistant Project Director will be responsible for publicizing the program and recruiting/selecting participants; providing counseling and leading workshops and related programming on various college admissions topics (e.g. taking the GED, completing financial aid applications, and applying to postsecondary programs); supervising the administrative assistant, graduate assistant and tutors/mentors; collecting and maintaining data on participants' needs and progress; conducting participant surveys; and assisting with the compilation of ED Performance Reports. The Assistant Project Director will plan all program functions and serve as editor for the program newsletter and web page.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree from a college or university accredited by the ED or internationally recognized accrediting organization in any fields.
  • Experience advising or teaching students from groups underrepresented in postsecondary education.
  • Strong organization skills, oral, written and computer skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to exercise independent judgment.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations.
  • Ability to multi-task and supervise in a fast paced and diverse environment.
  • Ability to travel between project work sites, including travel to areas that may not be served by public transportation.
  • Must be able to work on Saturdays and evenings.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Administrative experience, ideally with externally funded grant programs, including grant writing, annual reports, managing budgets.
  • Working in higher education.
  • Life experiences like the life experiences of UAlbany TRIO EOC participants.

Additional Information:

Salary Range:  $58,000-$63,000

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report ("Clery Report"):

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY  will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

Application Instructions:
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, the contact information of three work-related references, along with a letter of application to

Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.

Closing date for receipt of applications: October 18, 2023 or until position is filled.