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University at Albany, SUNY
Professional Development Program
New York
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Posted: 07/14/2021
Project Staff Assistant (R21-32)

The Professional Development Program (PDP) of the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College seeks a service-minded individual who is committed to performing high-quality work to fill a Project Staff Assistant position in Albany, NY.

Job Duties:

Review Educational Incentive Program and Quality Scholars applications to determine eligibility and issue scholarship awards when applicable. The position includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

· Complete a detailed review of EIP program scholarship applications for compliance with all program requirements and process applications accordingly pursuant to that review.

· Review courses on EIP program scholarship applications to ensure they clearly reflect the subject areas required by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services regulations.

· Use effective interviewing skills and critical thinking to obtain clarification and additional information from applicants and training organizations.

· Issue EIP scholarship awards to eligible applicants.

· Conduct daily correspondence with EIP participants and training organizations by phone, mail, email, and fax.

· Assist in the continued development of EIP operating procedures.

· Assist in the development of EIP program materials.

· Other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in Education, Public Administration, Business or related field.
  2. Excellent communication (interpersonal, written, and verbal), customer service, and telephone skills.
  3. Exceptional organizational skills including the ability to complete tasks with a strong attention to detail.
  4. Knowledge and experience in the early childhood field, specifically child care.
  5. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with culturally diverse populations.
  6. Ability to sit for several hours and the ability to lift and carry 20 lbs. on a regular basis.
  7. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Access).
  8. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  9. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


  1. Fluency in Spanish
  2. Familiarity or experience working with the Educational Incentive Program.
  3. Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.

SPECIAL NOTES: Employment is with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that administers sponsored program activity for the University at Albany. Salary is expected to be in the mid $40s. Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to Applicants may also visit our website at for more information.

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.