Administrative Assistant 1 / Administrative Assistant Trainee - Financial Aid

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 23, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Administrative Assistant 1 / Administrative Assistant Trainee - Financial Aid

Job no: 495805

SUNY Budget Title: Administrative Assistant 1
Work type: Full time
Location: Brockport
Department: Financial Aid Office
Categories: Administrative; Secretarial; Clerical

Located in Western New York, State University of New York College at Brockport is a nationally recognized and accredited public institution with competitive state health insurance and retirement plan options. SUNY Brockport also includes Brockport Downtown and sponsors the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC), both located in Rochester, NY. We are an inclusive employee-oriented university. Be yourself and start your career here. Help us build a better Brockport! Job Summary: Contingent/Permanent
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Starting Salary:
$41,130 (Admin. Asst. 1), Grade 11
$34,831 (Admin. Asst. 1 Trainee), Grade 8

SUNY Brockport is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant 1 / Administrative Assistant Trainee in the Financial Aid Office. This position reports directly to the Director of Financial Aid; and is responsible for assisting the Financial Aid Office, faculty, staff, and all visitors to the Financial Aid Office by handling office tasks while providing polite and professional assistance. A successful candidate should be professional, polite, and attentive. They should always be prepared and responsive and willing to meet each challenge directly. The Administrative Assistant 1 / Administrative Assistant Trainee must be comfortable with computers, general office tasks, and excel at communicating.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as the main clerical role to the Director of Financial Aid, the Associate Director of Financial Aid and the Financial Aid Office staff.
  • Handles office tasks such as filing, generating reports and presentations, setting up for meetings, answering telephone calls and re-routing questions as necessary.
  • Miscellaneous typing; including meeting minutes as directed and the maintenance of form letters and policy and procedures on the file server.
  • Interviews, hires and supervises work-study students for the office.
  • Completes travel arrangements and vouchers for staff such as reserving airfare, rental cars, and hotel reservations.
  • Processes all purchase requisitions for the department: orders equipment, supplies, forms and maintains the corporate VISA card.
  • Completes Inventory Reports for all equipment and supplies in the department.
  • Orders all office supplies including water and completes repair requests for equipment.
  • Processes all new hire paperwork.
  • Completes room reservations and catering requests for Financial Aid Office or other Financial Aid related events.
  • Manages all Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Reduction Waiver processes.
  • Processes time sheets, vacation requests and payroll distribution for all staff and student employees.
  • Maintains the Financial Aid Office calendars.
  • Fosters and maintains a positive work atmosphere and establishes rapport with co-workers in a manner that does not reinforce negative attitudes.
Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have permanent appointment in an Administrative Assistant 1 New York State classified position (or be eligible for transfer) or be reachable for appointment on the current NY State Civil Service eligible list for Administrative Assistant 1, Full Time - Brockport location.


The following candidates may be transfer eligible into the Administrative Assistant Traineeship (a two-phase, two-year promotional program into the Administrative Assistant 1 Salary Grade 11 title):

Office Assistant 1's who have completed one year in title are eligible to transfer to the Salary Grade 8 - Administrative Assistant Traineeship 1. (Non-Keyboarding titles will be required to take a typing test.)

Office Assistant 2's who have completed one year in title are eligible to transfer to the Salary Grade 8 - Administrative Assistant Traineeship 1 - will remain at the Salary Grade 9 pay. (Non-Keyboarding titles will be required to take a typing test.)

For full details on the Administrative Assistant Traineeship program, go to the following link:

Email Kallee Quill in the Office of Human Resources at with any questions regarding the Traineeship.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a financial aid office
  • Experience working in a college setting
Work Schedule: 37.5 hours/week, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday Salary and Benefits: May be benefits eligible; more information at Careers@Brockport Application Instructions: Respond to the canvass letter (if applicable). Submit your application, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (one being a current supervisor) at by May 5, 2021. New York State Executive Order: Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations via email at Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Diversity Statement: We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College's commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success. SUNY Brockport is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

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