Job Opportunity! Education Specialist at SUNY Albany!

Education Specialist (R18-52)
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Department: Professional Development Program
Locations: Albany, NY
Posted: Sep 04, ’18
Type: Exempt
Ref. No.: R18-52
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About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:

Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.

Working at the SUNY Research Foundation for the University at Albany, you will be part of a team that provides essential services to the University as it moves to the front ranks of American higher education, supporting the advancement of education, research and discovery. The University at Albany, a nationally recognized research university with outstanding faculty, researchers and staff, offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel.

Job Description:

The Professional Development Program (PDP) of the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College seeks a service-minded individual who is committed to performing high-quality work to fill an Education Specialist position in Albany, NY.

Description of Duties:

This position is responsible for assisting in the completion of deliverables in the Regulatory Training Unit as a part of the State University for New York’s (SUNY) Early Childhood Education and Training Program agreement. Duties include, but are not limited to: Schedule and provide training for approved project audiences, provide administration of and review of distance learning courses submitted for review, review training curriculum and materials for compliance with applicable SUNY and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) rules, regulations and policies, assist in needs assessments and program evaluation and analysis, complete project reports and documentation as required and other duties as assigned to meet contractual obligations.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.
  2. Demonstrated competence in adult learning theory and practice.
  3. Two (full time equivalent) years of experience in adult training and/or professional development.
  4. Three (full time equivalent) years of classroom or program experience working in a licensed or registered child care program.
  5. Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  6. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.
  7. Excellent organizational skills.
  8. Demonstrated ability to quickly master complex training content.
  9. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  10. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  11. Able to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks effectively.
  12. Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office especially Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  13. Ability to work variable hours and travel throughout NYS to areas that may not be served by public transportation as needed.
  14. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Educational degree in early childhood education, social services, human services or other related degree.
  2. Familiarity with government contracts and/or government regulations.

Additional Information:

Salary Range:  High $40s

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”):

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 (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application.

Applicants must also provide a writing sample such as a training curriculum, report, or memorandum for which the applicant was the primary author.

Applicants selected for a final interview will be expected to complete an assignment and present their assignment outcome/project to the search committee.

Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.