Instructional Support Associate

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Instructional Support Associate

  • Institution: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Location: Wanakena, NY US
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Instructional Support Associate

  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry | Wanakena, NY US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: December 01, 2022
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Job TitleInstructional Support Associate

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Wanakena, NY US

Application Deadline -

Contact Information

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Job Description

About College of Environmental Science and Forestry:

Founded in 1911, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the nation’s oldest and most respected school dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future. The ESF main campus is in Syracuse, NY and has regional campuses throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Park. ESF consistently earns high rankings in US News and World Report, Forbes, Peterson’s Guide, The Washington Monthly, Princeton Review and other national college guidebooks.


Job Description:

Budget Title:  Instructional Support Associate

Campus Title:  Instructional Support Associate: Ranger School (Calendar Year)

Unit:  SUNY ESF’s Ranger School in Wanakena, NY

Professional Rank and Salary Range:  SL-2; $46,000 + DOQ

Location: Syracuse, NY

Description of Duties:

This is a full-time appointment in the A.A.S. programs of SUNY ESF’s Ranger School at Wanakena, NY.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Responsibilities include Ranger School Instructional Support (60%) and IT Support (40%):

Instructional Support to A.A.S. programs (60%): Reporting to the Ranger School Director, the ISA provides instructional support to Ranger School faculty and tutoring support to students. Responsibilities include: provide tutoring support to students in math and technical writing both during and outside of class hours; assist faculty/students in computer-focused courses such as geographic information systems (GIS) and database management; collaborate with other instructional support staff to ensure faculty needs are met including field activity preparation, grading student work, direct supervision of students during lab and field activities, and helping to ensure student safety in our heavily field-oriented programs; provide student support with ArcSurvey 123, Avenza, and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and field data collection technologies; provide instructional support as needed and as aligned with education and expertise.
Programmer/Analyst for Northern Properties (40%): Reporting to the Supervisor of Computing and Network Services, the Programmer/Analyst provides desktop computer and centrally maintained systems support for students, faculty and staff.  Responsibilities include: assist with public teaching/open computing lab maintenance, administration, and support; resolve student network connection issues; assist faculty and staff in resolving hardware, software and network problems; and administer/troubleshoot user accounts, disk/print quotas and computers within Active Directory. Duty stations include Wanakena Campus, Newcomb Campus, and Thousand Islands Biological Station.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor degree or higher in forestry, natural resources management, environmental science, land surveying, or other related natural resource field
One year experience in a natural resources management, environmental science, land surveying technology or related field is required
One year experience working with computing and network systems
Experience supporting Windows 10 and MacOS/OS X in networked environments
Experience configuring wired and wireless network connections and demonstrated knowledge of common computing hardware and software
Valid driver’s license
Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching experience
Demonstrated ability to tutor math concepts including trigonometry
Help Desk experience in higher education
Experience in editing and technical communications
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience with ESRI products including ArcGIS Pro
Supervisory experience

Additional Information:

In accordance with the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY-ESF; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY-ESF University Police at 315-470-6667 or by accessing the following web site:

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

SUNY ESF is a Smoke and Tobacco Free campus and is dedicated to providing a healthy and safe environment for the entire campus.  For more information you can visit our Tobacco and Smoke Free Policy at Tobacco Free.pdf

SUNY-ESF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Application Instructions:

Application Procedure: Application materials are required to be submitted on-line. Please provide Cover Letter, Resume, and at least three references (we will not contact references without prior permission).

Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by November 1, 2022 to insure optimal consideration.

Internal Procedures: UUP-represented employees of ESF desiring consideration under the Advanced Internal Application Procedures should submit application materials on-line and notify the Office of Human Resources that they would like early consideration by October 17, 2022.



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