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Project Coordinator – Workforce & Strategic Initiatives

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Project Coordinator – Workforce & Strategic Initiatives


Center for Workforce, Community, and Industry Partnerships - Research Foundation


$44,000 - $47,500

Description of Duties

SUNY Canton is accepting applications for a full-time Project Coordinator for Strategic Initiatives. The successful candidate will work half-time in the Center for Workforce, Community & Industry Partnerships (CWCIP), reporting directly to the Executive Director, and half-time supporting the Vice President for Strategic Relations & Communications (which oversees the CWCIP).


Center for Workforce, Community & Industry Partnerships:

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating scheduling, invoicing and administrative duties associated with workforce development and relevant campus grants/initiatives. The incumbent will coordinate microcredential initiatives, community engagement, and workforce trainings. This position will work with other staff, faculty, and administrative units on campus when required. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform administrative coordinating duties related to the Center for Workforce, Community & Industry Partnerships.
  • Facilitate project operation by creating timelines, milestones, and deliverables to contribute to effective planning and implementation.
  • Coordinate invoicing, scheduling, and tracking of workforce development trainings and other initiatives, including summer camps.
Strategic Relations & Communications:

The successful candidate will provide administrative and program support for the Vice President of Strategic Relations and Communications in the areas of economic development, community relations, government relations, and special projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform administrative coordinating duties related to the Office of Strategic Relations & Communications.
  • Budget tracking.
  • Draft/edit/proofread communications and other documents.
  • Aid in administrative details for planning and implementation of projects/initiatives.
  • Facilitate communication and coordination between internal and external constituencies.
  • Special projects as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or 2 or more years of related professional experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, independent judgment, ability to work collaboratively, and initiative to accomplish goals.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written.)
  • Familiarity with project management tools and office software, including the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Class D driver’s license.
Preferred :

We seek candidates with a combination of most of the following qualifications. If your experience does not align perfectly with these qualifications but you believe you would be a good fit, we encourage you to apply.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

Review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply for Position

All appointments are contingent upon continued receipt of State funding and renewal of appointment is subject to the Research Foundation of SUNY policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines, and the availability of annual funding.

The Research Foundation, a unit of the State University of New York, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. SUNY Canton is building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority and women candidates.


 SUNY Canton

The College was originally chartered in 1906 as the first postsecondary, two-year college in New York. In 1987, the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees authorized the college's present designation as State University of New York College of Technology at Canton, more commonly known as SUNY Canton.

At SUNY Canton, students receive a career-driven education in a small, friendly and beautiful environment.

Students learn from professionals in their fields, so they may find themselves assisting a veterinarian, working in a health clinic or investigating a crime scene.

Most of the college's four-year programs integrate credit-bearing on-the-job internships, giving students a professional advantage when they enter their careers. Regardless of their major, all students benefit from our tutoring and library services which are currently ranked #1 in SUNY.

Sixteen academic majors are available completely online, for a convenient educational option. Many individual general education courses are also available online.

The campus spans acres of countryside and borders the historic Grasse River, lending itself to scenic views and plenty of room for outdoor activities. Many students enjoy the beautiful walk over the college's two footbridges spanning the Grasse River to explore downtown Canton.

The Adirondacks, the Thousand Islands, Ottawa and Montreal are all popular day trips.

SUNY Canton is one of the four colleges in the Canton/Potsdam area. The four institutions are linked by the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, a consortium which shares library services and provides cross-registration for students and staff. The Associated Colleges also sponsors a variety of educational programs and cultural events.

We believe that the employees of the college are our most important asset and their collective quality is what differentiates this institution from the rest of the State University. It is the individual, working in concert with others, who provides the quality learning and growing environment for our students. Our students are successful because of these values; the concern, the caring and personal support by faculty and staff. We believe that an investment in our people is the best investment we can make.

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