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Operations Specialist

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Administrative Support

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. 

Are you ready to change the world? Apply now!

Job Summary

The Operations Specialist serves as a campus visit coordinator by ensuring visitors to campus have both a positive first impression of campus and a lasting positive impression after their visit. The Operations Specialist develops and maintains local relationships with establishments that could be of interest for perspective students, helping to grow the Rensselaer community.

Minimum Qualifications

High School/Equivalent and two (2) or more years of of applicable experience.  Formal or specialized training in the appropriate technical or specialized skill will be considered

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must possess the skills necessary to deliver exemplary customer service
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to often changing priorities and processes
  • Ability to work in independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize projects, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to foster an inclusive environment and work with a diverse community


Business Hours with limited weekends or evenings occasionally required


No travel


No Driving

Application instructions


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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to campus for an in-person academic experience.  To support this experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work primarily onsite.

Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

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.




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