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Sr. Program Administrator, Digital Gaming

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Information Technology, Staff, Business, Accounting and Finance

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Job Summary

The Program Administrator, Sr manages activities of the Center of Excellence in Digital Game Development at RPI, also known as the Digital Gaming Hub, administered through the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences Program in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. The Program Administrator, Sr is responsible for supervision and management of tasks related to the Hub’s mission, including community management, outreach, events planning and execution, assessment and reporting, and program development. The Administrator supports, initiates, and manages interactions and relations with internal and external partners, including industry partners, community organizations, economic development agencies, funding source, and not-for-profit agencies, research labs, and other stakeholders in the games and digital media ecosystem.

The Administrator works with School of HASS Administration and staff, faculty, and other campus offices to plan and execute the Hub’s programs; manage procurement and subcontract processes; prepare grant reports; and develop professional opportunities for students pursuing career paths in games.

This is a grant funded position.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in game design, digital media, communications, or a related field

Three (3) or more years of directly related experience.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with event planning
  • Experience with grant-funded projects
  • Experience with coordinating collaborative projects
  • Experience in the field of games, either academic or industry

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
  • Ability to use social media and related websites/software
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Proficiency with office software

Preferred Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

  • Competency in budget management, procurement, travel, and reporting processes
  • Competency in public relations and public outreach
  • Understanding of the games industry, including different sectors such as large publishers, independents, and educational/serious games
  • Understanding of game production and competency in mentoring or supporting small game development teams


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required


Occasional overnight travel may be required(10% or less)


Driving a personal vehicle for non-passenger use

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $55,500 - $65,000

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.

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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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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 (

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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