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University at Albany, SUNY
Research Foundation for SUNY
Posted: 09/27/2023
Program Associate

Program Associate (R23-68)

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:

This position is responsible for conducting program activities that facilitate and support the research studies and projects undertaken by the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research and assist New York in qualifying for federal highway safety funding. The major responsibilities of this position include implementing New York’s annual statewide seat belt observational survey in accordance with federal requirements, coordinating the planning and implementation of New York’s Annual Highway Safety Symposium, Biennial Walk, Bike and Roll Symposium and other statewide traffic safety events, conducting surveys and other data collection efforts and assisting in the preparation of project reports and other deliverables. This position also maintains and updates ITSMR’s website and social media presence.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in hospitality, journalism, communications, public administration, business administration, or a related field AND three years of relevant professional experience OR an associate degree in the fields indicated AND a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to develop inclusive and equitable relationships within our diverse campus community.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to support diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and belonging, relative to their role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in organizing large-scale, multi-faceted events.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • A proven ability to negotiate contracts for event space and lodging.
  • Experience utilizing event planning software.
  • Experience setting up and collecting payments via electronic software.
  • Experience utilizing and creating online forms and surveys.
  • Experience maintaining websites utilizing WordPress.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Willingness to continually self-educate.
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Experience developing and implementing an engaging social media strategy.

Additional Information:
Salary Range: $70,000 – $80,000 Depending on experience

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”): http://police.albany.edu/asr.htm

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, three work-related references, along with a letter of application to https://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=167952

Closing date for receipt of applications: until position is filled.

URL: www.itsmr.org/