Support Staff Positions

Part-time Reference Librarian, SUNY Adirondack

Academic year, fall and spring semesters, up to 20 hours per week (MWF schedule), approx. $25/hr. Renewable annually.


  • Provide academic research assistance and instruction within a Learning Center environment
  • Collection development in assigned subject areas
  • Collaborate with faculty, tutors and IT Helpdesk support
  • Knowledge of library databases, educational technology, and web management tools preferred
  • Information Literacy instruction experience preferred
  • MLS required

For consideration, email with the corresponding job title as the subject line. Please submit a cover letter, resumé and the names, numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications are accepted until position is filled.

SUNY Adirondack values diversity and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Residence Life - Office Specialist

Distinguishing Features of the Class
The Office Specialist is responsible for the support of clerical and administrative operations of the residence life program at SUNY Adirondack, working under the direction of the Director of Residence Life. Duties include scheduling housing assignments, summer housing, coordinating meetings, telephone, email and written correspondence, and maintaining the accuracy of the student database for residential students. The position will be the front line staff member meeting/greeting customers and providing information regarding departmental policies and practices as well as coordinating and supporting activities of the office.

Typical Work Activities (illustrative only):

  • Oversees the annual residence life room selection process and coordinates room assignments and room changes throughout the academic year
  • Maintains contacts with employees and contractors under the Director’s supervision
  • Screens materials submitted by staff members for compliance with procedures and policies before forwarding it to the Director for action
  • Collects information used as a basis for reports and prepares reports on various aspects of the residence life program
  • Coordinates with AHA and college staff on cleaning, maintenance, and IT concerns to ensure that general and emergency issues in the Residence Hall are corrected in a timely fashion
  • Schedules appointments
  • Answers a variety of inquiries by email, telephone, and inperson
  • Maintains files for the office, in both paper and electronic formats
  • Manages the U.S. mail program for the Residence Hall and ensures that student workers are trained and follow proper procedures
  • Keeps records of activities related to the residence life program  Manages student housing software and prepares regular reports for the Director of Residence Life and/or other college personnel and departments as requested
  • Participates in other administrative functions, such as processing of personnel and payroll records as well as department budget preparation and control
  • Assist with summer conference housing opportunities
  • Organizes Residence Hall furniture inventory while maintaining both departmental furniture and resident room furniture repair/replacement needs
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics:

  • Thorough knowledge of general office terminology, procedures, and equipment
  • Thorough knowledge of business arithmetic and English
  • Basic knowledge of organization, functions, laws, policies and regulations of a residence life program
  • Ability to handle routine clerical details independently, including the composition of letters and memoranda
  • Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions
  • Ability to use a personal computer and software such as MS Word and MS Excel
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position

Disclosure: The successful candidate will be employed by the Faculty Student Association of SUNY Adirondack. This position is not a Civil Service position and is not a position with the college subject to the Education Support Personnel contract.

Compensation: This is a 12-month, non-exempt, fulltime position with an anticipated salary range of $30,000-$34,000, commensurate with experience. The salary is complemented by a generous benefit package.

Minimum Qualifications:
I. Required
a. Clerical skills
b. Positive customer service attitude
c. Strong organizational, management and teamwork skills
d. Solid administration and computer skills
e. Excellent interpersonal communication skills
f. Willingness and desire to work respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds

II. Preferred
a. Associates degree and/or experience in residence life, student housing operations, or student affairs

Anticipated Start: The application window is open and completed applications will be reviewed upon receipt. The review of qualified applicants will continue until the position has been filled.

For consideration, email with the corresponding job title as the subject line. Please include a cover letter, resume, along with the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.