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Research Foundation Job Vacancies

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PIAR Research Staff Assistant (Budget Title: Data Manager/Statistician) 80%

The Research Foundation for SUNY, a private not-for-profit educational corporation, invites applications for a Research Staff Assistant (Budget Title: Data Manager/Statistician) for the Potsdam Institute for Applied Research.  Responsibilities include:  assisting with collection of data from various field sites in support of various department projects; assisting with management of data and data input, conducting quality control procedures such as error checking and verification, data conversion, assisting with analysis and reporting, and communicating with professional staff from high schools, state educational agencies and human services agencies as needed. Preferred qualifications: Bachelors’s degree, proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Required qualifications: Familiarity with data base use and reporting of results. This is a 30 hour per week position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Send letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to PIAR Director, Van Housen Hall Extension, 4th Floor, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY  13676.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  The Research Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

TRiO Program Counselor (60%)

The Research Foundation for SUNY, a private, not-for-profit Corporation invites applications for a (grant funded) Part-Time TRiO Program Counselor (60%).  Duties will include: 1) Assessing the needs of participants; 2) Providing personal, financial, academic, career and graduate school counseling to participants and maintaining records of the services provided to each participant; 3) Presenting workshops in response to participant needs; 4) Coordinating and evaluating a peer mentoring program; 5) Working with the Project Director to evaluate counseling and mentoring components; 6) Coordinating with faculty and referral agencies to ensure participants’ optimal adjustment to college and academic progress; 7) Serving as academic advisor to TRiO SSS participants with undeclared majors, and, 8) Working with TRiO SSS staff members to organize relevant academic/cultural enrichment events. 

A Master’s degree in Counseling or related field, experience working with students at the college level (particularly disadvantaged students and students with disabilities), experience with assessment tools, and strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential for this position. It is desirable that the successful candidate has experience in using the Microsoft suite of products, knowledge of Banner, and experience in working with federally-funded programs, especially TRiO.  

Send a letter of application, resume, and a list of three references (including address, telephone number and email) to Mr. Sean Partridge, SSC Director, SUNY Potsdam, S128B Sisson Hall, Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam, NY 13676 (email Closing date for applications is December 30, 2016, with an anticipated start date of January 23, 2017. 

Review of applications will begin immediately. Renewal of appointment is subject to the Research Foundation for SUNY policies and procedure, sponsor guidelines, and the availability of annual funding.  The Research Foundation is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.