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SUNY Oneonta Business Services Associate in Oneonta, New York

Business Services Associate



Department:Business Services

Locations:Oneonta, NY

Posted:Feb 7, 2024


Position ID:172456


Job Description:

The Office of Business Services at the State University of New York at Oneonta invites applications for the position ofBusiness Services Associate. The Associate will be responsible for functions related to contracts (creation, review, maintenance), Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information, and other major procurement agreements. The position will assist in supporting the University's participation with the state's required Minority and Women Owned and Service-Disabled Owned Businesses programs. The Associate will support the review and revisions of clinical affiliations, consulting service agreements, lease agreements, revenue contracts and other legal documents. The position will collaborate with cross functional teams through effective communication, lead training for the University community regarding procurement processes as well as perform ongoing efforts to streamline processes and create efficiencies.

The successful candidate will join a dedicated team, committed to serving the members of the University community, our students, and their families.

To learn more about the University, please visit

Responsibilities and areas of focus include:

  • Review University procurement and business agreement documents, interpreting and applying complex procurement regulations and requirements, working with SUNY System procurement and legal staff to progress and execute University procurements and business agreements.

  • Gather and analyze procurement-related data for use in decision-making.

  • Keep current with all regulatory and governmental requirements related to NYS and SUNY procurement.

  • Conduct procurement solicitations from initial request to final contract approval, including Request for Proposals, Request for Quotes, Invitation for Bids, and other formal procurements.

  • Work proactively, lead and collaborate with university departments to ensure their understanding of NYS and SUNY Policies and Procedures as they relate to procurement & contracts.

  • Evaluate business services area processes, policies, and technology to identify opportunities to streamline, standardize, simplify, and automate and design new or improved business processes as needed.

  • Act as the University liaison for affiliation agreements for internship placements.

Salary:$58,000 - $60,000 - commensurate with experience. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 4+ years of financial or business experience

  • 4+ years of experience working in mid-volume customer service

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Skilled in MS Office products including Excel & SharePoint (or other similar cloud-based technology)

  • Presentation and/or training skills


  • Demonstrated organizational skills including preparing correspondence and other written materials

  • Familiarity with legal terms and procurement/contract language

  • Experience working with State and Federal Regulations, including public procurement laws

  • Experience working with and serving diverse populations

  • Higher education experience

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 70-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The university is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the 20 Most Picturesque Small Towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The university's rating is 4.4, with one recent review noting that the people are what make SUNY Oneonta so special.

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 NYS Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse university community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply."At SUNY Oneonta, we believe that diversity is an asset and a source of strength that energizes our collective growth and innovation." - President Alberto Cardelle.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (required). You may add additional documents you would like a candidate to supply.

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