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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute COVID-19 Testing Ambassador in Troy, New York

COVID-19 Testing Ambassador

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Work type: Part Time, Seasonal or Temporary

Location: Troy, NY

Categories: Staff, Health Services

Who we are

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Job Summary

The Testing Ambassadors are members of Rensselaer’s COVID-19 testing team and report to Testing Coordinators.

  • Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilize established technologies to operate check-in procedures, including greeting customers, scanning ID’s and producing vial labels

  • Set up specimens and assist Nurse Testers in timing of all specimens

  • Serve as a testing observer to instruct patients on how to correctly collect their own nasal swabs. Notify a Nurse if the student is unable to collect their own sample.

  • Label specimens following established protocols and bring specimens to lab area.

  • Assist with cleaning of lab and testing areas as needed.

  • Act as communicators for announcing when people can leave once the results are back (if performing Antigen testing) and to be on site to help with crowd control, lining up, and ensuring COVID 19 safety precautions are upheld (distancing, facemasks)

Applicants are expected to demonstrate the following competencies through their educational experience and any work history

  • Technology

  • Basic computer and technological skills and the ability to learn new systems

  • Customer Focus

  • Is courteous and works well with customers and co-workers

  • Ability to understand and meet the needs of internal and external customers

  • Establishes and maintains personal relationships with customers, to gain trust, respect and obtain customer information for use in improvement of service delivery

  • Communication

  • Demonstrates effective listening skills; listens to others, interprets message, checks for understanding.

  • Effectively expresses ideas and facts in a concise and organized manner

  • Is professional and respectful in tone

  • Writes and speaks clearly and concisely

  • Represents Rensselaer in professional manner

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds

  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods

  • Must be able to walk/move quickly


9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday – Thursday (about 28 hours per week) through approximately May 6th, 2022

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create an application. Please be ready to upload any required documents

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

As Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students back to campus for an in-person academic experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed.

In addition, Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Advertised: 29 Jul 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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