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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Operations Specialist in Troy, New York

Operations Specialist

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Work type: Full Time

Location: Troy, NY

Categories: Staff, Administrative Support, Development and Fundraising

Who we are

Why Rensselaer? Our dynamic global community of changemakers includes some of the world’s leading researchers, students, alumni, and faculty who ask the important questions and devise the scientific and technological innovations that make the world a better place for all of humanity. Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, and one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. Apply now!

Job Summary

The Operations Specialist supports and executes data entry for the Institute Advancement constituent data system. The operations specialist works with a team to maintain the integrity of entity records.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: HS Diploma or GED

Experience: 3 years of related work experience o

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in higher education

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with a diverse population

• Knowledge of computers, accounting practices, and data entry

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively under the pressure of a high volume operation

• Demonstrated planning, organizing and effective time management skills to meet established deadlines

• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office

• Ability to compose routine correspondence and reports

• Strong attention to detail

• Ability to anticipate and solve problems

Preferred Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

• Proficiency with online computer systems and applications including but not limited to Advance

• Working knowledge of online cash management systems such as CashPro


Business Hours: Monday - Friday


No travel


No Driving

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $19.00 - $21.65

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact careers@rpi.edu.

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Culture of Safety at Rensselaer

Rensselaer is committed to providing a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment for its faculty, staff and students. As such, we strongly recommend that faculty, staff and students obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and remain current with available boosters to protect themselves, as well as to protect vulnerable members of the community.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (rpi.edu) (https://hr.rpi.edu/benefits) .

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Advertised: 23 Apr 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close:

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