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Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Community Outreach
Categories: Staff
Position Grade: CSVI

Work Days: Monday-Friday with occasional weekend hours
Shift Start/End Time: 10 am - 6 pm
Hours Per Week: 35-37 hours/week
Weeks Per Year: 11 month position (not working in December)

Serve as office manager and assist the Director and the Associate Director in the oversight of day-to-day operations of Community Outreach programs and the Science and Technology Entry Program. Supervise student coordinators of after-school educational programs, and volunteer programs, both on and off campus. Represent the Community Outreach and STEP Programs at some community events to promote our programs, including weekend and evening events. Provide professional support for students engaged in volunteer opportunities and actively work to create new volunteer opportunities. Assist in coordinating the 3 week summer STEP program, the 4 day Community Experience Pre-Orientation program, and development of the STEP Program schedule which includes workshops and tutoring in accordance with the guidelines set forth in our grant from the NYS department of Education.  Perform administrative duties like collecting demographic and academic info for our program participants, answering phones, filing, and greeting visitors.


Bachelor’s degree

1-3 years experience as an administrative assistant or program coordinator

Ability and desire to work with families and students from a diverse array of socioeconomic backgrounds

Ability to work with elementary school students, middle school students, college students, high school students, faculty and community members.


Meticulous record-keeping of the 65 STEP Program students and their participation in the STEP Program

Serve as office manager, maintain office supplies, and shop for program materials and help with managing the work-study program

Assist with the coordination of special service events like UCARE Day, Volunteer Appreciation Banquet, Tolls Day of Community Outreach, First Year Pre-Orientation programs, etc.

Recruit and supervise student leaders that are responsible for the various after-school outreach programs

Assist the assistant director and director in coordinating the summer Science and Technology Entry Program

Assist in building and maintaining positive relationships with the not for profit organizations of Schenectady county

Coordinate training workshops for Union College volunteers

Attend student group functions to speak about the STEP Program and volunteer programs and to recruit volunteers

Serve as chaperone for various program trips

Work with various departments and organizations on campus to collect and record volunteer hours and the extent of fundraising activities

Assist Director and Associate Director in preparing grants and final reports

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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