This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
As a family, the Staff Support positions provide a broad range of professional administrative support to program managers, business office managers, department heads or administrative officers within the University. Distinctions between classes within the group are based primarily upon the complexity of the support provided. The difficulty of the work, degree of supervision received, autonomy in making program related decisions, and educational and experiential prerequisites are all valid criteria in classifying a position within the series. Classification actions on these positions are not mutually exclusive, and a large and complex department or division may have several individuals working in one or more of these titles.
As a class, can be distinguished from lower level staff support titles in that incumbents are usually responsible for campus or university-wide programs, as compared to employees responsible for specialized duties within a department or division. Incumbents work at the highest professional level, and frequently assist president, vice president or provost in the general administration of a program. Typical duties include: planning, developing, and implementing the operation of one of the Campus Business Offices such as Purchasing, Payroll, Accounting or a similar area; administration of grants, including design, writing and execution of grant proposals; overseeing the interface of financial data for the production of departmental or campus financial statements; organization and presentation of workshops and seminars to faculty and staff on such topics as external funding strategies and tactics, Affirmative Action initiatives, etc.; ensuring the integrity of financial information and records; functioning as the responsible administrative officer in a department or division; developing institutional research, training and program grants; reviewing faculty generated proposals and making recommendations.
A Bachelor's degree and five (5) to seven (7) years of applicable administrative experience. Graduate education, including the attainment of a terminal degree, will frequently be required.
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