ATTAIN Project Manager, The Research Foundation for SUNY

Posted: 04/11/18 | SHARE:


The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country.

Serving SUNY and New York State, the RF provides essential services to SUNY faculty, students and staff who are performing life-changing research in life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences; and computer and information sciences. More than 15,000 dedicated RF employees work on SUNY-led research, training and public service projects throughout New York, across the country and around the world.

This position is being offered through the Research Foundation for SUNY at the University Center for Academic and Workforce Development in Albany. Under the supervision of the Director of Program and Services, this position serves as the ATTAIN Project Manager for a statewide technology project.  ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking) is a statewide technology initiative funded by New York State.  ATTAIN's goal is to provide urban and rural communities access to state-of-the-art technology.  Through innovative technologies ATTAIN provides under-served and under-educated community residents academic, vocational, life skills and workplace readiness training.  Incumbent will manage and oversee all information and activities relating to the development, installation, project implementation and program development of the ATTAIN labs. Supervise ATTAIN Statewide Coordinators at UCAWD in carrying out the management of all information and activities.

Job Description:

  • Supervise ATTAIN Statewide Coordinators at UCAWD.
  • Develop standardized policies and procedures for all ATTAIN labs statewide consistent with Research Foundation policies and procedures and policies and procedures established at the host organization.
  • Responsible for the coordination of UCAWD and EOC personnel, host sites and contractors regarding the development and ongoing management of ATTAIN labs.
  • Responsible for all aspects of new lab development from inception to completion.
  • Provide status information on the ATTAIN project.
  • Monitor program effectiveness based on site review, Lab Management System and recommend corrective action plans as necessary.
  • Approve performance reports and performance plans.
  • Develop internal and external marketing.
  • Conduct labor market analysis.
  • Ensure information exchange among the ATTAIN labs with regard to best practices and common strategies for problem solving.
  • Support the alignment of student employment strategies.
  • Coordinate targeted employer/industry outreach.
  • Manage oversight of all aspects related to assisting the TANF population served by the ATTAIN labs.
  • Create strategic coordination of all staff involved in the preparation 
  • Follow up on issues and communicate with all team members.




Strong communication, written, organizational and presentation skills required.  High energy individual that is comfortable performing multiple tasks and managing complex projects effectively and successfully from inception to implementation.  Must be detail-oriented, flexible and adaptable to change.  Ability to function without extensive task-by-task supervision. 


  • Master's degree in related discipline
  • Minimum three years' experience in project/program management
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Experience in instructional technology desired
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations
  • Demonstrated experience working on a team
  • Statewide travel required

Additional Information

Reference No. 1718UCAWD95965

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.

SALARY: $70,000-$77,000

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