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Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Finance
Categories: Administration
Position Grade: E2

With guidance and direction from senior leadership, the COVID-19 Testing Center Manager plans, organizes, and manages the campus COVID-19 testing center for Union College employees and students. Supports college-wide COVID-19 response efforts and administrative duties as needed.

Supervisor: Vice President for Administration and Finance

Classification and Pay Status: Regular, full-time; exempt

This is a term position with an anticipated end date in June 2022, subject to change as COVID-19 response efforts unfold over the coming months.

Typical Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with occasional early mornings, evenings, and weekends, particularly on days when the testing center is open and to help as needed with contact tracing and other response efforts and duties.


  • Experience in organizing and managing operations for a vaccination, testing, or training center, or other event, conference, or interdepartmental project of similar complexity and scope.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, primarily for knowledge of residential college operations and cultural norms.
  • Highly capable of creating and implementing systems, processes, and complex workflows in a climate of uncertainty and changing conditions. 
  • Proficient using web-based CRM or similar applications, creating and updating spreadsheets, and entering and manipulating data accurately.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide variety of individuals, including faculty, students, staff, and external partners. Able to maintain confidentiality of students’ and employees’ private health information.
  • Able to work occasional flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.


  • Plans, organizes, and manages campus testing center, including recruitment, scheduling, and supervision of testing center volunteers. Partners with the Union Communications team to prepare community announcements. Sends scheduling reminders to testing center volunteers.
  • Coordinates with testing lab and courier service to ensure availability of adequate testing supplies and schedule testing sample pick-up times.
  • Prepares testing center operations checklists. Opens, runs, and closes testing center, including set-up, shut-down, and removal of computers, printers, label makers, furnishings, supplies (vials, labels, printer label spools, toner, testing sample boxes, gloves, paper towels, facial tissues, hand sanitizer), and any other equipment and materials. Log-in computers and test equipment; troubleshoot and resolve any issues.
  • Provides orientation and training for volunteers, particularly label makers. Steps in as needed to help and support volunteers.
  • Prepares manifests in testing lab’s online platform. Counts samples and reconciles with manifests. Prepares paper manifests to be shipped with testing samples. Packs and secures testing sample boxes for shipment. Arranges box pick-up with Campus Safety and resolves and escalates shipping issues.
  • Provides back-up support as needed for vaccination and testing data management, campus dashboard updates, contact tracing, case management, and other campus COVID response tasks and assignments.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of testing operations and makes recommendations to college leadership.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

We offer exceptional benefits including, but not limited to the following:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

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.

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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