Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent and four years of general office, administrative or secretarial experience.


This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.

Health Research, Inc.’s (HRI) mission is building a healthier future for New York State and beyond through the delivery of funding and program support to further public health and research programs. In support of our mission and our commitment to providing a safe workplace, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.

Preferred Qualifications
At least five years of administrative or secretarial experience. Experience in an executive office. At least six months of experience in an HIV program. Experience with/knowledge of e-mail systems, specifically Outlook, and electronic calendars. Experience with/knowledge of Word, Excel, and Power Point; scheduling and hosting virtual meeting platforms (i.e. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx). Experience coordinating large meetings, conferences or other forums. Experience organizing and prioritizing high volumes of work. Experience demonstrating independent work. Experience supervising staff. Office management experience.

The Secretary II will serve as the primary secretarial support position in the Metropolitan Area Regional Office, AIDS Institute Executive Office while maintaining a high level of confidentiality. Specific duties will include: providing secretarial and administrative support to the Assistant Director, MARO, AI Executive Office; assist in developing office systems and providing secretarial support for the work flow; assist in developing follow-up systems; serve as liaison between the Assistant Director and AIDS Institute staff; serve as a first point of contact with Department executive staff, MARO, Associate Commissioner/Regional Director’s Office ensuring appropriate communication with Executive and other AIDS Institute staff; screen telephone calls, referring calls to appropriate staff, and responding to basic inquiries; coordinate complex executive schedules and calendars; assist in running and providing secretarial and administrative support in preparing reports and presentation materials;make complex travel arrangements for executive staff and assemble and coordinate background materials; and perform other appropriate related duties.

Employee Benefits
Health Research, Inc. (HRI) offers a robust, comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees, including:

Health, dental and vision insurance – Several comprehensive health insurance plans to choose from;
Flexible benefit accounts – Medical, dependent care, adoption assistance, parking and transit;
Generous paid time off – Paid federal and state holidays, paid sick, vacation and personal leave;
Tuition support – Assistance is available for individuals pursuing educational or training opportunities;
Retirement Benefits – HRI is a participating employer in the New York State and Local Retirement System and offers optional enrollment in the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan. HRI provides a postretirement Health Benefits Plan for qualified retirees to use towards health insurance premiums and eligible medical expenses;
Employee Assistance Program – Provides educational and wellness programs, training, and 24/7 confidential services to assist employees, both personally and professionally;
And so much more!
Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method):  https://careers-healthresearch.icims.com/jobs/ or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway – Suite 280, Menands, NY 12204-2719. Please include reference code 2022-6251 on envelope.

HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

About Health Research, Inc.

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) contributes to the health and well-being of the people of New York State by complementing and enabling the strategic public health goals of the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation (RPCIC), and other health-related entities.

HRI provides best-in-class resource administration for stakeholders and programs related to the work and priorities of the Department of Health and its other partners. HRI does this through the provision of knowledge, expertise, funding guidance, and fiduciary oversight of sponsored program funding for public health and research programs in concert with community partnerships.