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Suny Polytechnic Institute Coordinator of Special Projects in Utica, New York

Coordinator of Special Projects






Utica, NY


May 29, 2019


Open Until Filled


Full-time Temporary

Ref. No.:

Poly S19-50


About SUNY Polytechnic Institute:

Employment is with the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York's globally recognized leader in higher education and technology innovation, research and development. SUNY Poly serves as a major resource for pioneering research and development, technology deployment, education, and commercialization for the international nanoelectronics industry.

SUNY Poly is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

Description of Duties:

This is a Temporary position.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provide administrative and logistical support for special projects under the direction of the Provost. These include projects and events that are ongoing activities of the Provost's office, annual events, and ad-hoc projects and events.

A primary responsibility associated with this position is coordinating the FIRST Robotics competition in our designated region, including events held at SUNY Poly. This aspect of the coordinators job requires interaction with the FIRST community, representing SUNY Poly to FIRST robotics teams in the SUNY Poly region, collaborating with the Advancement team to develop sponsors, and recruiting teams and volunteers for the events.

In addition, this position will provide administrative and logistical support for other projects and events under the direction of the Provost, including but not limited to the following:

  • Continuing and Professional Education offerings

  • FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST Lego League

  • Pre-collegiate outreach

  • Mohawk Valley Institute for Learning in Retirement

  • Student Project Showcase

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program

  • Industry-sponsored capstone projects conducted in the Center for Global and Advanced Manufacturing

  • Manufacturing Day

  • Center for Global and Advanced Manufacturing tours and sponsor events

  • Other reasonable duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

Associates Degree from college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization.

Familiarity with FIRST Robotics and other FIRST programs.

Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual checks.

Additional Information:

SUNY Polytechnic Institute 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.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, SUNY Polytechnic Institute will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, gender identification or expression, genetic information, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, status as a domestic violence victim, criminal conviction, disability, military status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, active duty or wartime campaign badge veteran, or other characteristic as protected by law.. Please feel free to review your equal employment opportunities protections and laws pertaining to these protections at

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