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Employment opportunities offered by the Research Foundation for SUNY are separate and distinct from SUNY and State University of New York employment.

Employment opportunities offered by the Research Foundation for SUNY are separate and distinct from SUNY and State University of New York employment. As a result, position terms and conditions, compensation and benefits offered by the Research Foundation are different from state employment. Contact the Research Foundation Human Resources office at SUNY Plattsburgh with questions concerning employment and benefits offered.

Current Openings


  • Care Coordinator, Caregiver Wellness & Respite Center, Center for Neurobehavioral Health

    The Research Foundation for SUNY Plattsburgh is pleased to announce a Care Coordinator position to provide support to informal caregivers through a newly developed Regional Caregiver and Wellness Respite Center. This initiative will support all people engaged in informal caregiving for individuals of all ages, conditions, and disabilities.

    The goal of the Caregiver Wellness and Respite Center is to strengthen the New York State Respite Care System by expanding information, education, respite and other caregiver supports to underserved family caregivers across the region.

    The Care Coordinator, based out of Queensbury, will work as an ambassador across the covered region (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and Washington counties), promoting services provided by the center by connecting with community members and developing, expanding, and /or supporting community partnerships.  This position will work directly with family caregivers and connect them with respite services, support, training, and educational opportunities.

    Duties & Responsibilities: Implement strategies to promote the services of this program, provide support to family caregivers, enroll participants into the voucher respite program, connect caregivers with educational opportunities, connect caregivers with support within their community, track daily program activity data via performance management software, travel throughout the region (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and Washington counties) to promote services, participate in team meetings, and other duties as are assigned by the Project Directors. A reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license are required as some travel throughout the region will be required and mileage will be reimbursed.  The Project has offices located in Plattsburgh and Queensbury. This position has the potential for remote work approval.

    Minimum Qualifications: The successful applicant will be a self starter able to work under general supervision. A bachelor degree is required, preferably in the field of social work, psychology, human services delivery, or comparable field of study and at least two years of relevant experience. A master’s degree is preferred. Individuals with an associate degree and extensive relevant experience are also encouraged to apply. A valid driver’s license is required.

    The applicant must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care, interventions, and services to informal caregivers. There must be demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of crisis intervention; interviewing techniques; psychosocial problems; principles, practices and techniques of counseling and case management documentation process. There must be demonstrated ability to interact with people who are experiencing physical and/or emotional stress, and demonstrated ability to deal tactfully with others. Demonstrated interpersonal, critical thinking and communication skills are a must. An ability to use basic office equipment, basic office software, and basic data/performance tracking software is necessary.

    Salary: $40,000 to $45,000 with excellent fringe benefits package to be included.

    Closing Date: For full consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references by December 9, 2022 to:

    Research Foundation of SUNY Plattsburgh
    Box RF 2022-7
    260 Beaumont Hall
    101 Broad St.
    Plattsburgh, NY  12901
    Fax: (518) 564-2157
    Email: [email protected]

    As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy-related conditions, reproductive health decisions, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic characteristics/genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, military status or service, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state or local law.

If an applicant cannot complete the application process to respond to a notice of job vacancy due to a disability or other concern, please contact the Research Foundation Human Resources Office at SUNY Plattsburgh: 518-564-2132.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy-related conditions, reproductive health decisions, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic characteristics/genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, military status or service, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state or local law

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