Senior Staff Assistant (SL3)

Senior Staff Assistant (SL3)

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, is distinguished from Staff Assistant by the level and type of activities performed. While incumbents commonly supervise support staff, the staff is often larger and the office environment more complex. In addition, responsibility for various important programs or initiatives may be assigned. The work is performed with a greater degree of autonomy and the supervision received is of a general nature. Typical responsibilities may include:

In an academic setting, duties may also typically include: responsibility for recruitment and admissions activity in a school or department; maintenance of student and current academic records; development and preparation of data for all course and section analysis; coordination of private philanthropy activity; coordination of special event programming; providing first line liaison between the department and various groups or publics.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of responsible administrative experience. Advanced educational attainment or specialized experience will be required as applicable.

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