State University of New York at Oswego — Project Support Staff, Office of Business & Community Relations

The Office of Business & Community Relations invites applications for Project Support Staff professional.  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 Support Staff professional in the Office of Business and Community Relations responsibilities will include:

  • Provide daily front desk coverage and support all OBCR programs
  • Process deposits, invoices and requests for payment by following office processes and using sound judgement
  • Maintain office supply and equipment inventory and process supply orders.
  • Assist with conference room reservations and set up for guests
  • Sort and distribute mail
  • Answer telephone and respond to OBCR email. Refer calls to appropriate OBCR staff Member
  • Maintain and update OBCR website and social media accounts, including generating content, replying to comments and posting. Provide website and social media account support to other OBCR program staff (for example , SBCD, RSVP, Workforce Development Board , Leader ship Oswego Count y, etc.)
  • Review outgoing correspondence for proper grammatical usage, clarity, and factual correctness
  • Represent OBCR on committees, as assigned
  • Serve as Project Support for Cruisin’ the Campus
  • Serve as Program Support for WDB You t h Career Summit
  • Serve as Project Support for Lifelong Learning
  • Assist with LOC Classes, graduation, and other events
  • Attend work related trainings requested by supervisor

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 Support 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 to five years of demonstrated work experience in a business office setting
  • Computer literacy, including competency in Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Clearly articulated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using social media platforms to promote brand recognition
  • Creativity, flexibility and the ability to problem-solve
  • A self-starter
  • Reliable transportation
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities

To Apply Submit:

  • Cover letter addressing your 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 (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)

electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:
Erin Palmitese, 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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