State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Director of Business Relations

The Office of Business and Community Relations (OBCR) at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for professional staff position of Assistant Director of Business Relations.

Posting Date: August 31, 2016

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin September 14, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: or

Date of Appointment: As Soon As Possible

Description of Responsibilities:
Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Write and manage grants and contracts
  • Present workshops and training
  • Manage the financial aspects of various contracts assigned
  • Develop new opportunities to create experiences for students and faculty to connect to business and industry, community development agencies, nonprofits and government in Central New York
  • Assist with the management of business relationships and contracts
  • Manage audit interactions with regulatory organizations to maintain compliance in all contracts
  • Support projects and assignments determined by the Director

In addition, this position will possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and business colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, education, administration, or related field
  • 2 years management experience
  • 2 years contract and grant management experience
  • 2 years financial management experience
  • Training/education experience
  • Ability to accomplish multiple complex tasks
  • Advanced business acumen and the skills to successfully support the business network of OBCR

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in business relations and related business support services, performance regulations and guidelines used by local, state and federal government agencies
  • Experience in staff development, job skills training, coaching and support services

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications including required qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Joseph Rotella, Search Committee Chair

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:  The Office of Business and Community Relations (OBCR) enhances and promotes sustainable economic vitality through job creation & training, economic growth, and community development. This is accomplished through services that include the; the Small Business Development Center, the Workforce Development Board, Leadership Oswego County, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, the RSVP program and numerous community, government and nonprofit related activities.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

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