State University of New York at Oswego — Project Manager, Office of Business and Community Relations

The Office of Business and Community Relations invites applications for a Project Manager. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Posting Date: February 18, 2020

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Benefit Information: 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:
The Project Manager in the Office of Business and Community Relations will work directly with clients and stakeholders to oversee the daily activities of key projects related to consulting services, professional development and workforce training. Responsibilities include overall coordination of projects to ensure all performance goals are achieved with the highest degree of customer service. The Project Manager will monitor and summarize project progress and prepare reports.

The Project Manager will also be responsible for a diverse range of duties, which include:

  • Facilitation of various programs including coordination of logistics, presenters, recruitment, and publicity
  • Facilitation of training programs throughout New York State
  • Manage program budgets and maintain accurate financial records
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programming
  • Development of ideas to enhance programs and explore opportunities to add value to projects.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with clients, vendors, staff and other stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Continually use and improve leadership skills
  • Update and manage shared digital files for the program
  • Delegate project tasks based on junior staff members’ individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels

The Project Manager will report to the Director and may have other duties assigned in addition to those listed.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( As such, the Project Manager will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree at time of application
  • Three years of related work experience managing multiple projects simultaneously in a higher education, public education, corporate training or similar environment
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple stakeholders to manage grants, contracts and budgets
  • Ability to use IT and document management tools to create, organize and maintain project documents
  • Clearly articulated commitment to diversity and inclusion of underserved populations
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and some overnight travel as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, strategic communication or related field 
  • 6+ years’ experience of related work experience in grant and project management
  • Demonstrated expertise in applying laws, regulations, and policies related to state procurement and grant management operations
  • Customer service and event management skills
  • Demonstrated experience actively troubleshooting challenges at all levels
  • Success in cultivating a positive, team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated work in diversity and inclusion issues, reflective of the Syracuse area, through professional or community service

To Apply Submit: 

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications including specifically how you see yourself engaging and serving diversity, inclusion or equity issues within the position and SUNY Oswego
  • Resume
  • Copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
  • Contact information for three professional references that includes at least one reference from a current, or former, manager/supervisor

 electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:
Pranay Chapagain, Search Committee Chair

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. Background checks will be conducted for finalists.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department: The Office of Business and Community Relations, a SUNY Oswego initiative, is located in the heart of downtown Oswego and offers diversified programs to local residents and organizations through education, engagement and events that support and enhance campus and community relations and provide a positive impact. For more information, please visit our website at

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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