Project Coordinator, 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 SUNY Administration Sponsored Programs Office, as operating location of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit educational corporation supporting research, education and public service at the State University of New York.

Job Description:

The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline is seeking a skilled, organized, and self-directed professional with strong skills in communication and project management for the temporary position of Project Coordinator of the SUNY Strong Start to Finish (SSTF) grant initiative. This is a temporary, full time assignment that is intended to last through March 31, 2021 to support implementation of SSTF scale-up initiatives across the SUNY system. The Project Coordinator will report to the Director of Community College Support in the Office of Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline.


  • Provide support for overall SSTF scale-up project activities including grant tracking and reporting requirements
  • Provide support for Senior Vice Chancellor, Director of Community College Support and members of the SSTF leadership team and advisory council
  • Provide support for campus, regional and state professional development activities including scheduling meetings and institutes both in person and via phone/web conference with technical experts, coaches and college teams
  • Assist in project coordination, communication, and preparation of written and electronic materials and reports
  • Assist with managing budget and travel activities
  • Travel in support of project activities and events, if needed
  • Other duties as assigned




Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred
  • At least two years of experience in program or project management, communications and event planning or related experience; ideally in an education setting
  • Familiarity with budgets and grant reporting preferred
  • Ability to work with and coordinate activities of multiple groups including faculty and administrators, national experts, and other stakeholders
  • Ability to be flexible, positive, take initiative, and demonstrate good judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

Additional Information

Salary:  $40,000-$50,000

Reference No. 1718EdPipeline96375

Department: Education Pipeline

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.

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