Project Manager

Posted: 12/14/17 | SHARE:


About Research Foundation for SUNY System:

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 in Albany, an 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.

The Pathways Project Manager in the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline is a skilled, organized, and self-directed professional with strong skills in communication and project management for the temporary position of Project Manager of the SUNY Pathways initiative. This is a temporary, full time assignment that is intended to last through June 30, 2019 to support implementation of SUNY's scale-up initiatives of Math Pathways across the SUNY system, as well as support intersections with the SUNY Guided Pathways, Development English Learning Community and other SUNY Student Success Network projects. The Project Manager will report to the Director of Community College Support in the Office of Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline.


  • Provide support to Office of Community Colleges and Provost's office for overall management of Quantway/Statway Math Pathways scale-up project activities including fiscal and program management
  • Manage $1.8M Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant budget for Math Pathways including coordinating reporting and program deliverables
  • Manage $1.5M SUNY Performance Investment Funding Math Pathways grants to SUNY colleges including coordinating administration of invoicing and reporting
  • Provide support for faculty leaders at the campus, regional and state levels for scale-up activities
  • Manage statewide conferences and regional trainings for faculty and administrators
  • Schedule meetings both in person and via phone/web with SUNY and other stakeholders
  • Provide assistance to the Jobs for the Future Student Success Center and other related projects that feature the Math Pathways as a key initiative
  • Assist in project coordination, communication, and preparation of written and electronic materials and reports
  • Assist with managing budget and travel activities including coordinating with SUNY Research Foundation and the SUNY Budget and Business Offices
  • Travel in support of project activities and events
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred
  • At least two years of experience in project management or related experience; ideally in a higher education setting
  • Familiarity with budgets and grant reporting preferred
  • Ability to work with and coordinate activities of groups of faculty and administrators
  • Ability to be flexible, positive, take initiative, and demonstrate good judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

Additional Information:



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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