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Start-Up Specialist


Full time


Our Self-Direction Department is looking for a Start-Up Specialist to obtain all program-required documentation for new Self-Direction participants.  The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Acquire, review and maintain documents from various sources required for initial (launch) meetings;
  • Track incoming required documentation on appropriate spreadsheets;
  • Maintain regular communication with participants and budget coordinators regarding any needed documentation;
  • Communicate with Human Resources and Self-Direction Supervisor once initial budgets are received; and
  • Accurately enter participants into the electronic timekeeping system.

RCIL is a civil rights organization that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of independent living and advocacy services through the numerous programs we manage. 

Who may be considered:

Successful candidates will have at least two years of clerical and customer service experience.  One year of experience in a Human Services organization.

Customer service skills, attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, organization, Microsoft Office and computer skills are required.

An Associates Degree in Human Services is preferred; a High School Diploma or equivalent is required.


Placement: Full-Time

Wages:  $14.36/hour

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Utica, NY

Travel Required: No

Supervisory Position: No


How to Apply:

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A hard copy of your resume, cover letter and salary requirements should also be forwarded to: RCIL, P.O. Box 210, Utica, NY 13503-0210, Attention: Recruitment or

It is the policy of RCIL to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or accommodations to fully participate in the interview process, please contact the HR Recruiter at 315-797-4642. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a person’s disability.

RCIL promotes a scent/chemical free environment. To support this effort, we ask that all applicants refrain from wearing scented products while in the office.

RCIL is an equal opportunity employer. All persons—including people with disabilities; elders; women; and people of racial and ethnic minority—are encouraged to apply.

It is RCIL’s policy and agency standard that all employees participate in advocacy for Civil Rights and Agency activities.  Apply today to make a difference!

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This document was developed under grant CFDA 93.778 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.