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Our people are our top priority. They are our greatest strength, our most valuable asset. It’s our responsibility to invest the time and create an environment for our talent and business to succeed together. Our commitment to employee growth, forging a sustainable career path, and striving for operational excellence in all that we do. Some people call it a community. Some call it a second family.

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Work & Life Balance

The RF ranks among the top five in most benefits based on a recent survey of its peer groups including active employee and post-retirement health insurance.

Meaningful Work
As an RF employee, you are part of a team whose vision is to make SUNY the best place for faculty, students and staff to solve the world's most pressing problems.
Professional Development
Job Skills and Supervisory Training, Leadership Master Classes, Mentoring Programs, Professional Development Scholarships, 100+ archived video-based learning programs and more!
Employee Support
Free long-term disability benefits for qualified full-time employees. The RF offers employer paid life insurance with additional optional low-cost group term life insurance.
Education Planning
The RF is an eligible employer under the Public Student Loan Forgiveness program and offers college savings plans and a tuition waiver program.
Family Support
Up to $800 toward funding of dependent care expenses,  allowing employees to set aside pre-tax dollars for qualified out-of-pocket childcare and medical expenses.


As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy-related conditions, reproductive health decisions, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic characteristics/genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, military status or service, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state or local law.