SUNY Buffalo State Staff Assistant (Pool Posting) in Buffalo, New York

Staff Assistant (Pool Posting)

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About Buffalo State

Buffalo State is the largest comprehensive college in the State University of New York system. As a civic, urban, and engaged campus community, we pride ourselves as having small college learning environments coupled with large university opportunities. We are a diverse and inclusive college committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our mission is to transform lives, to empower students to succeed and to inspire a lifelong passion for learning. Buffalo State is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, service, scholarship, creative activity, and cultural enrichment. With degree programs in education, the arts, science, and professional studies, each year nearly 10,000 students choose Buffalo State for its broad array of high-quality academic programs, diverse and creative environment, hands-on learning opportunities, affordable SUNY tuition, NCAA Division III athletics, and prime location in Buffalo’s cultural corridor. We welcome applicants who are committed to helping us fulfill our mission.

Faculty/Professional Professional

Department Professional Development Office

Budget Title Staff Assistant (Pool Posting)

Local Title Professional Development Coach or Facilitator

Rank SL-2

Line Number temporary service

Salary Range

FTE Part-Time

Negotiating Unit UUP

FLSA Exempt

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Brief Job Description

The Professional Development Office is accepting applications to fill current and future part-time, temporary positions for professional development coaches and/or group facilitators. This is a pool posting and applications will be accepted on an on-going basis.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a human service or related field;
  • Demonstrated experience serving as a coach or facilitator, either within an organization or as a independent practitioner;
  • Demonstrated experience with a broad range of process tools and structured activities that focus on areas such as: visioning, creative problem solving, gap analysis, multi-voting, priority setting, decision making, monitoring and feedback and/or demonstrated experience with a range of coaching models and standards of ethical practice as set forward by the International Coach Federation;
  • Familiarity with a broad range of standardized assessments, including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, emotional intelligence, change management, problem solving preferences, and leadership style.

Preferred Qualifications

Certified professional coach or facilitator

Anticipated Date of Hire 12/31/2018

Priority Review Date

Application Deadline Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

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Contact Email

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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution that subscribes to all federal, state, and SUNY legal requirements and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status (Nondiscrimination Notice). Any violation of this policy should be reported to the Equity and Diversity Office, Cleveland Hall 415, (716) 878-6210. Buffalo State is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Kawaler at or call (716) 878-4822.

Background Investigation Statement

All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. Our Pre-Employment Background Screening Policy is available at

Clery Statement

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report (ASR) for SUNY Buffalo State at The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Buffalo State University Police Department at (716) 878-6333.

New York State Executive Order 161

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

  • Buffalo State website

  • Buffalo News

  • Buffalo Rocket

  • Challenger

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

  • HigherEdJobs

  • Panorama Hispano News

  • Employee Referral

  • Other

  • All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. The college's Pre-Employment Background Screening Policy is available at Prior to an offer of employment, an applicant will be required to sign an authorization release form, allowing Buffalo State to conduct a background investigation. Failure of an applicant to sign the authorization release form will disqualify an applicant from further consideration for appointment.

  • I agree to comply with the college's policy.

  • I do not agree to comply with the college's policy. (Note, this selection will disqualify you from further consideration for appointment.)

  • What is your highest level of education attained?

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Associates Degree

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Masters Degree

  • Doctorate

  • J.D. (Juris Doctor)

  • None of the above

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Names and Contact Information for 3 Professional References

Optional Documents