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Research Foundation Employment

The Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit educational corporation whose primary responsibility is the administration of externally funded contracts and grants for and on; behalf of the State University of New York. As such, it is not; supported by state appropriated tax dollars, nor does it receive support services; provided to NYS agencies. The Foundation is responsible for its own; financial, legal and business systems; maintains its own personnel policies, employee fringe benefits program and payroll services.

Message from the President of The Research Foundation for the State University of New York.

Research Foundation Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. It is the obligation of each officer, manager, and supervisor to ensure all employment activities are conducted in an equal and equitable fashion, without regard to race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, genetic information, marital status, status as a domestic violence victim, arrest record, disability, military status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, active duty or wartime campaign badge veteran, or other characteristic as protected by law. Such activities include, but are not limited to: recruitment, advertising, selection, hiring, training, promotion, upgrade, demotion, transfer, layoff, discharge, return from layoff, performance evaluation, rate of pay, other compensation and fringe benefits.

Research Foundation Job Vacancies:

Tutor for the North Country Migrant Education Program

The Research Foundation for SUNY, a private, not-for-profit Corporation, is seeking one (1) full-time position as a Migrant Tutor for the North Country Migrant Education Program ($16.00-$16.25/hour beginning September 4, 2018, 37.5 hours/week) Possible districts may include Chateaugay and Northern Adirondack  School. The successful candidate will provide tutoring including advocacy for eligible students and their families. NYS Teacher Certification or Teachers Assistant Certification and experience with teaching using Common Core Learning Standards are preferred. Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance for any one working over 18.75 hours per week.  The position requires a telephone w/ voicemail, dependable vehicle, email and valid driver’s license. Renewal of appointment is subject to The Research Foundation for SUNY policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines, and the availability of annual funding.  Send Research Foundation employment application, cover letter and resume, and one reference letter immediately to Laura Burnett, NCMEP, SUNY Potsdam, 282 Van Housen Hall Ext., Potsdam, NY 13676 or e-mail  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Research Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

TRiO Project Staff Assistant (Administrative Assistant)

The Research Foundation for SUNY, a private, not-for-profit corporation invites applications for a  Project Staff Assistant in TRiO Student Support Services (SSS).  Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  1. Office organization, filing, and maintaining the master calendar;
  2. TRiO main office reception ;
  3. Publishing of departmental documents;
  4. Maintenance of the participant database and compilation of the TRiO SSS statistical data;
  5. Updates to the TRiO SSS web site;
  6. Program correspondence, proposals, budgets and reports;
  7. Management of office phones, responding to students' queries and establishing a supportive environment for participants;
  8. Assist the Director with maintaining the State and Federal budgets for TRiO SSS.
  9. Assist the Director in the creation of the Department of Education Annual Performance Report;
  10. Conversion of paper-based documentation system to completely electronic storage;
  11. Supervision of work-study students and assisting with payroll paperwork for tutors and mentors.

An Associate’s degree in a related field or at least two years of administrative work experience is required.  The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, customer service skills, and will have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.  Additional experience with Banner, Banner Document Management Systems, and in working in higher education federally funded programs, especially TRiO, is preferred.

To apply, submit the Research Foundation employment application, including contact information for three references, cover letter and resume to Mark Millward, Director - TRiO Student Support Services, 119 Sisson Hall, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY 13676 or

Review of applications will begin immediately. Renewal of appointment is subject to the Research Foundation of SUNY policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines, and the availability of annual funding.  The Research Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.