The Office of the Associate Dean of Research (OADR) at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) is a growing department that is charged with expanding and supporting research and funded programs in order to position the college as the preeminent national and international institution for research related to deafness and the deaf experience. Presently, the office manages a portfolio of about $4.5 million annually. [NF1] Research and outreach programs in the portfolio may be from a wide range of disciplines, but the college specializes in research and development in access technology; communication, language and literacy studies; teaching and learning of deaf and hard of hearing individuals; and employment outcomes.
The Senior Staff Specialist is a key member of the OADR administrative team and supports the Associate Dean of Research and the functions of the department.
Detailed Job Description
This position will provide comprehensive administrative support to the newly formed NTID Office of the Associate Dean of Research (OADR). In addition to the OADR staff, the position may also perform duties, as directed by the ADR, to support the research center directors and projects and programs that report to the ADR.
This position acts as a primary point-of-contact for the department and has frequent interaction across the college, university, and external agencies. This position is critical to assisting the OADR in providing leadership to the NTID research community. Presently managing a research portfolio of about $4.5 million annually, the OADR is a growing department that is charged with expanding research within the college.
Provides comprehensive clerical and technical support to the OADR team
Provides financial support for daily operations of the OADR
Coordinates special events and initiatives sponsored by the OADR
Manages departmental communications on behalf of the ADR
Manages Human Resources activities for the department
Provides administrative support for operations of the Rosica Hall research building
Other duties as assigned
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong literacy skills
Proficiency with MS Office applications
Strong planning and organizational skills
Ability to work independently, flexibly and with little supervision to meet deadlines
Ability to work efficiently in a high-volume, fast-paced environment
Ability to secure and maintain confidential information
Ability to execute financial transactions in an ethical manner
High degree of integrity, accountability and work ethics
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
Team work and collaboration
Creating effective, multi-modal communications
Willingness to learn about Deaf Culture and acquire proficiency in American Sign Language
Required Minimum Qualifications
3-5 years general administrative assistance experience required AS degree or equivalent experience required.
Required Minimum Education Level
Associates or Equivalent Experience
PREFERRED Skills & Experience:
Basic knowledge of RIT Accounting policies/practices/procedures
Experience with Oracle business systems applications
Experience with other business systems used by RIT (Kronos, PNC, BrassRing, Pinnacle)
Basic knowledge of RIT Human Resources policies/practices/procedures
Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume
How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
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RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career ...education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.
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