Staff Assistant

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Staff Assistant
Classification Title Staff Assistant
Posting Number P1700243
Employer State
Position Type
Appointment Term Term
Salary Grade SL2

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

This position will work directly with the ELP Chair and Director of UB’s Institute on Human Capital in the Department of Economics.
The incumbent will:
• Work on all academic and administrative aspects of their joint master’s degree program, Economic, Education, and Policy, and its related certificate programs, recruiting especially international mid-career professionals in colleges, universities, foundations, international development banks, ministries, and NGOs concerned with education, educational administration, finance, and economic development.
• Assist with grant and contract development in support of research and educational programs to advance the goals of the 3E Award connected to the Institute and ELP.
• Assist with coordinating and maintaining the information flow with administrative colleagues on instructional and research facets of the 3E project.
• Assist in the development of grant proposals both for research and for programs connected to ELP’s participation in the work of the Institute.
• Assist in Website development and maintenance, as well as other activities in connection with this joint endeavor.
UB’s Graduate School of Education has evolved into a leading graduate center that fosters a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse environment that helps students get the most out of their graduate studies. Today the school offers an extensive array of courses, opportunities for independent study and supervised experiences, and master’s and doctoral degree programs, with study toward New York State teacher certification.

The University at Buffalo is New York State’s largest and most comprehensive public university. A premier center for graduate and professional education, UB is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, placing it amongst the leading research-intensive public universities in the United States. Based on their research and scholarly productivity, as well as key leadership roles served in professional associations, GSE faculty members are acknowledged, both in the U.S. and abroad, as leaders in their respective fields.

Minimum Qualifications

The incumbent in this position must possess: (1) bachelor’s degree in higher education administration, economics, administration, or international relations/development; (2) a minimum of one year of experience in higher education programming and graduate administration; and (3) excellent written, communication, and verbal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the minimum position qualifications, it is preferred that the incumbent possess: (1) a relevant master’s degree, with one to three years of experience in higher education programming and graduate administration, with some experience in international contexts; (2) a minimum of one year track record in grant development, solicitation, and administration; (3) excellent written, communication, and verbal skills; and (4) strong research and computer skills.

Physical Demands
Salary Range $22,000 - $23,000 (at part-time, 0.50 FTE)
FTE 0.50
Campus North Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for (3) three professional references.

Additional Information

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Contact Information

Contact's Name Bonnie Reed
Contact's Title Assistant to the Chair
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-645-1087

Posting Dates

Posted 11/16/2017
Deadline for Internal Applicants 11/30/2017
Deadline for External Applicants 12/30/2017
Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your current employment affiliation with the University at Buffalo.
    • Faculty
    • Faculty Student Association (FSA)
    • Research Foundation Employee
    • State Classified
    • State Professional
    • UB Foundation
    • No Current Employment Affiliation
  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD or Doctorate
    • J.D.
  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  4. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents