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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:

Northeast Migrant Education Program (Malone)

The Research Foundation for SUNY, a private, not-for-profit Corporation, is seeking one full-time position as a Migrant Educator (Teacher's Assistant) for the Northeast Migrant Education Program ($16.00-$16.25/hour and paid mileage).  Possible districts include Malone CSD. The successful candidate will provide virtual tutoring including advocacy for eligible students and their families. Strong computer proficiency required.  NYS Teacher Certification or Teacher's Assistant Certification and teaching experience preferred, but not required. Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance for any one working over 18.75 hours per week.  Strong computer proficiency required. Position requires email, cell phone, dependable vehicle 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 immediately to Laura Burnett, NMEP, SUNY Potsdam, 282 Van Housen Hall Ext., Potsdam, NY 13676 or email colbylm@potsdam.edu . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The RF is an AA/EO employer.

Northeast Migrant Education Program Summer Migrant Tutor

The Research Foundation for SUNY, a private, not-for-profit Corporation, is seeking a temporary, part-time position as a METS Educator for the Northeast Education Program (depending upon experience, $16.00/hour 25 hours/week). This is a summer position.  The successful candidate will provide tutoring including advocacy for eligible students and their families. NYS Teacher Certification or Teacher 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, a list of three professional references, an d one reference letter immediately to Laura Burnett, NMEP, SUNY Potsdam, 282 Van Housen Hall Ext., Potsdam, NY 13676 or email colbylm@potsdam.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Research Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Project Aide

The Research Foundation for SUNY, a private, not-for-profit Corporation, is seeking one part-time position as a Project Aide for the Restoration of Freshwater Nesting Habitat within the St. Lawrence Watershed Grant ($16.00/hour and paid mileage).

We seek a motivated individual to participate in a turtle nesting habitat restoration and enhancement project at multiple sites in St. Lawrence County New York.  The position will begin by 15 April 2021 and continue to mid-August.  There is some flexibility with the end date.  Position responsibilities include turtle trapping, radio telemetry, nest site surveys (mostly in evenings) and camera trap maintenance.  Habitat management will include tree and brush clearing and establishing and maintain electric fencing.  Maintenance of a daily activity log, completing field forms and data management is essential.  These tasks include mostly outdoor work, sometimes in extreme or inclement weather, and indoor office and lab assignments.

Qualifications: Candidates will be rated on demonstrated experience in or knowledge of: 1) fish and wildlife management practices 2) operating and maintaining equipment  3) wildlife and/or fisheries research and monitoring techniques; and 4) understanding of basic construction activities as related to management of wildlife. The applicant must be detail oriented and organized with the ability to perform multiple tasks, have good verbal and written communication skills, be able to work independently and with structured deadlines, and must be able to work in the field in remote locations in extreme weather conditions. The work occasionally requires strenuous physical exertion, and the ability to lift and move objects weighing 40 pounds or more. Job applicants with fish, wildlife and vegetation identification skills will be given special consideration for this position.

Minimum qualifications: a two-year degree in fisheries, wildlife, or natural resources management or related field of study. Strong applicants will also demonstrate experience in habitat management and/or survey and monitoring techniques. A valid State driver’s license is required.

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, immediately to Glenn Johnson, johnsong@potsdam.edu.  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 Director

The Research Foundation of SUNY (RF-SUNY), a private, not-for-profit corporation, invites applications for the position of Project Director of the Student Support Services (TRIO-SSS) Program at SUNY Potsdam. Part of the college’s Student Success Center (SSC), TRIO-SSS provides an array of academic support services to low-income, first-generation, and disabled college students.  The Director is responsible for overall operation of the grant, including:

  • Coordination and oversight the TRIO-SSS program and its activities, ensuring compliance with federal, state, and college regulations, guidelines, and policies
  • Identifying, selecting, and monitoring the progress of eligible program participants
  • Writing and updating the grant proposal for submission to the US Dept. of Education
  • Generating reports on program outcomes
  • Working collaboratively with relevant campus departments
  • Presenting about TRIO during open houses and other campus events
  • Reviewing monthly budget reports and monitoring all program expenditures to ensure accordance with program goals and federal regulations
  • Supervision of three-person TRIO staff and additional student workers
  • Advising and mentoring of program students

Required Qualifications:  Master’s degree in higher education or related field. Experience with grant writing and management, staff supervision, budget management, academic support for disadvantaged students at the college level. Strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with federal TRIO programs, public speaking/teaching, creative problem solving. Experience with Banner, DegreeWorks, Starfish, Blumen software.

Please send Research Foundation employment application, cover  letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references to Sean Partridge, SUNY Potsdam, 128 Sisson Hall, Potsdam, NY 13676 or email partrisc@potsdam.edu . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Renewal of appointment is subject to RF-SUNY policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines, and the availability of annual funding. RF-SUNY is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Potsdam Institute for Applied Research - Summer Positions

The Potsdam Institute for Applied Research (PIAR) located at Van Housen Extension, at SUNY Potsdam, is hiring temporary Telephone Interviewers. Responsibilities include conducting telephone surveys utilizing a prepared script.  Keyboarding, good communication and customer service skills are required. Several bilingual interviewers are needed, especially to accommodate Spanish speakers.  Once hired, training will be provided. The employment period will begin on or about June 15, 2021 and end by September 30, 2021. Interviewers will need to be available for mostly evening and weekend hours. Various shifts will run 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., with most work to be done between 3 and 11 p.m.  In the event we are not able to work in the PIAR Call Center, laptop computers and cell phones will be supplied. Interviewers will need home offices or other private locations with internet and cell phone connections from which to conduct the confidential interviews. College students from SUNY campus’s statewide who reside locally are encouraged to apply. Other well qualified applicants should also apply. Interviews will be done via zoom. Starting wage is from $13.00 to $16.00 per hour based on qualifications and experience. Review of applications will be accepted and reviewed until all positions are filled. For more information or to submit a Research Foundation employment application, cover letter, and resume please email Deborah Hammond at hammondk@potsdam.edu with a CC to Sandra Morris at morrissd@potsdam.edu. The RF is an AA/EO employer.