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Associate Director for Operations

Research Foundation for SUNY
Albany, New York
Salary Range: $85,000 - $105,000
Posted Date
May 15, 2023

Associate Director for Operations

Associate Director for Operations (R23-34)

About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:
Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.

Home to nine colleges and schools, 57 centers and institutes, and close to 700 full-time faculty scholars and researchers, the University at Albany is one of SUNY's flagship, comprehensive research universities. UAlbany is widely recognized for its long-standing academic and research strengths in atmospheric and environmental sciences, biological sciences, business, computer science demography, economics, education, math, political science and public administration, public health, psychology, sociology, and social welfare. In addition, the University has made significant investments in emerging and new strategic areas of opportunity including engineering and applied sciences, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, emergency management and homeland security, minority health disparities, RNA science and technology, and advanced weather analytics. Since 2005, the UAlbany has been recognized as a Carnegie RI research institution - one of the "very high research activity" doctoral universities as ranked by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Job Description:
Description of Duties:

The Institute for Social and Health Equity (ISHE) Associate Director for Operations (ADO) will provide ongoing development and management of programing for ISHE. As supervised by ISHE's Director, the ADO will facilitate ISHE's regular operations including organization and facilitation of interdisciplinary research collaborations, coordination of and ongoing contributions to projects seeking or supported by external funding, and support for community outreach and partnerships. The ADO will serve as a core member of ISHE's leadership team and will have primary responsibility for organizing and supporting regular research programming. The ADO will direct a portfolio management process to ensure that proposed or externally funded projects and overall programs are successfully supported. The ADO will provide regular oversight of ISHE's research and outreach activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization with five years of related experience
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to contribute significantly to simultaneous projects
  • Experience in managing multiple projects and programs
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders including across academic and community settings
  • Ability to think both conceptually and concretely to accomplish specific projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and problem-solving skills
  • Superior interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Experience supervising others, particularly large, externally funded projects
  • Experience in program development
  • Experience in managing budgets and reports
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Proficient computer skills- MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access. 
  • A high degree of initiative and resourcefulness

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization with 3-5 years of progressively more complex and responsible experience
  • Experience with pre- and/or post-award support and grant administration, particularly from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and/or the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across academic, public, and private sectors
  • Knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner
  • Ability to make independent decisions while working toward a shared strategic vision

Additional Information:
Salary Range
: $85,000 - $105,000
Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report ("Clery Report"):

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.

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

Application Instructions:
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, the contact information of three work-related references, along with a letter of application to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

**Hybrid remote schedule is available, subject to campus policy change

Candidates must address in their applications their ability to work with culturally diverse populations.



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