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Joining the Utica College community offers you competitive benefits, professional development opportunities, and many unique experiences. Here are some resources that will help you explore new career opportunities at UC:
- Virtual Tour - Get a closer look at UC with this guided campus tour.
- Benefits and Wellness - Find out more about how UC supports the professionals who contribute to the College's success.
- Mission and Values - Learn more about the core principles that have guided us since our founding in 1946.
- Event Calendar - View upcoming events, important dates, and more.
- The Source - Browse through recent issues of UC's employee newsletter.
- Diversity@UC - Discover how diversity contributes to our mission and how you can be a part of it.
- Community - Get details about our surrounding community and all it has to offer.
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Moving to Utica? The following resources below will provide helpful information about relocating to the area:
- Rental properties - The Office of Human Resources maintains an informal listing of rental properties in the area. View the list on Google Drive.
- Local banks – First Source Federal Credit Union (www.fsource.org), M&T bank (www.mtb.com), AmeriCU (www.americu.org), Bank of Utica (www.bankofutica.com). Check the local Yellow Pages for a full listing of banks available in the Utica area.
- Employee Assistance Program – The College’s EAP can assist with many different things such as community amenities, moving services, apartment searches, real estate resources (websites and Realtors), and more. Learn more at www.utica.edu/hr/benefits.cfm.
- Moving Expense Request and Authorization Form
- Utica-Rome Extended Stay Lodging
- Current Property Listings
- Child Care - Junior Junction at St. Lukes (315) 624-6273; Junior Junction at St. Elizabeth’s (315) 734-3017; Masonic Care Community; Sitrin; UCP. Check the local Yellow Pages for a full listing of child care options available in the Utica area.
Have any questions and don't know who to ask? The following individuals below can help you with any relocation assistance:
Academic Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org 315.792.3122) works with faculty candidates on a variety of matters for prospective faculty including but not limited to re-appointment and the tenure process.
Lesley Wallace (email@example.com 315.792.3384), Sr. Manager of Employment & Retention, can assist spouses or partners of new faculty and staff with the identification of resources regarding employment as well as provide assistance with visa and employment related questions.
Linda Madore (firstname.lastname@example.org 315.792.3024), Director of Human Resources, can assist with questions regarding area schools and available housing.
Alane Varga (email@example.com 315.792.3100), Dean of Diversity and Student Development, can assist with questions about community life in Utica and central New York.
New full time employees will be scheduled for an onboarding session with the Office of Human Resources on or before their first day of work. During the onboarding session, we will be reviewing the College’s comprehensive benefit package and encourage new employees to familiarize themselves with the benefits offered prior to the session. Please visit the benefits website: http://www.utica.edu/hr/benefits.cfm.
Things to bring to your Onboarding session:
- Bring in any current medical insurance cards you have.
- Bring in any information for life insurance beneficiaries (a beneficiary is a person whom you would want to have any life insurance money in case something happened to you). You will need their name, address, Social Security Number and date of birth (should be at least one adult).
- Right to Work Documentation (see a list of acceptable documents). You either need to bring in one item from list A or an item from list B and C.
- A voided check (To sign up for direct deposit)
- If you plan on taking the College’s health insurance, please bring a photo ID. If your spouse will be on the insurance with you, please bring a photocopy of your spouse’s photo ID as well.
In addition to this onboarding session, new employees will also be invited to attend a full day orientation within their first few months to learn more about the campus and further explore their role as part of the college community.
Adjunct Faculty Onboarding
New adjunct faculty will be required to complete additional paperwork prior to the start of the semester. Please visit the Adjunct Faculty Toolkit for a listing of all required forms. Local adjunct faculty are welcome to make an appointment with the Office of Human Resources if they would like to complete the forms in the office by calling (315) 792-3276 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The forms and instructions may be found at the following URL: http://www.utica.edu/hr/forms.cfm#Adjunct. All new adjuncts are also invited to an evening session of orientation prior to the start of the semester.
Onboarding for Supervisors
Are you a supervisor bringing a new employee on board? As a supervisor, this is your opportunity to effectively welcome your new employee. Use the “First Day Checklist for Supervisors” to help guide you and your department.
Senior Administrative Assistant to the President and Vice President of Legal Affairs
"Born, raised and educated in Utica, I have grown to appreciate the history of this community and what it has to offer. We are very lucky to have such historic landmarks such as the Union Station, Stanley Theater and Munson Williams Proctor Institute. Showcase community events such as the Boilermaker and America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk and provide education through several venues of schools and colleges such as Utica College. My husband and I met at and are graduates of Utica College. So are my family members. We have received an excellent education and have wonderful memories and are proud to call ourselves alumni. So I was excited about the opportunity to apply and return to Utica College for my career. The wonderful and caring staff and faculty that make up our college community make it a great place to work. As an employee of UC, I feel that I can contribute back to the college and community that have brought me so much through the years and make me proud to call Utica my home."
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
"I like it here. This is all I can say about UC. I am glad to be part of the College. I joined UC as a full time assistant professor of Physical Therapy in January 2011. The reason why I accepted the offer is because I have previously been here as a student and I knew how friendly, kind and supportive my colleagues would be. In UC, you get to enjoy the nice and productive atmosphere of teaching, research, and clinical practice. I think I made the right choice by being in here. My wife likes the area as well and we think that it is the right place to raise our children."
Assistant Director of Student Activities
"After being here only a short amount of time, I can say with confidence that Utica College is a fantastic place to work. Friendly people make everyone feel like part of the family right away, and I had many visitors in my office on my very first day. Everyone was so enthusiastic and excited for me to begin my career here, and it’s been a great start. Utica College appeals to both its students and professionals because of the intimate community and vast opportunities. The area boasts big city attractions with a small town feel, and colleagues are eager to suggest the best place to find Chicken Riggies! The college loves its employees, some of them here for over 10 and 20 years, and that says a lot about the environment. I honestly feel that accepting my position at Utica College was one of the best decisions I could have made for myself, and I hope to stay here for a very long time."
Assistant Professor of Public Relations
"I'm originally from the area so I moved here to be closer to my family. After living in other cities for seven years, I find there are things about the area that I never really appreciated growing up. We have very affordable housing options, no traffic, short commute times, great healthcare providers, better restaurants than most cities double Utica's size, and a diversity that gives Utica such an interesting multicultural atmosphere. Utica College was a good fit for me because I like the cooperative community atmosphere. This past year was the first time I had taught full time, and I found all of the faculty to be extremely friendly and helpful. I also find that the college's philosophy aligns with my own teaching philosophy--put the students first. It has been such a great year, and I'm very much looking forward to returning next year!"
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
"It is a pleasure to be working in this great community. Utica College is an institution that is on the move. Over the past three months I have been meeting with students, faculty and staff to get a better understanding of the UC experience. While the admissions office is responsible for recruitment, the job doesn't end there. As they say, it takes a village! Or in our case, it takes the UC community. The community has been receptive to the changes that have been suggested and area eager to participate in the recruitment and retention of students. There is a strong desire to make students excel, for students to be successful and to take students and create experiences for them that are extraordinary. That's the type of place where I want to be - that's Utica College!
This community is ready to embrace change, willing to explore and often takes risks to see what is on the other side. All of this makes Utica College a great place to work. For our students, this atmosphere makes Utica College a great place to grow, live and learn. I am thrilled to be here and look forward to being part of Utica's continued success."