University at Albany — Associate for Technical Assistance

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:
The New York State Youth Justice Institute (hereafter the Institute) is seeking to hire an Associate for Technical Assistance. The Institute is a collaborative initiative between the University at Albany, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Housed at the University, the Institute’s purpose is to ensure that at-risk youth in New York receive the best and most effective services. Key responsibilities of the Institute include evaluation of New York State youth justice initiatives, the accumulation and dissemination of information on national evidence-based practices, grant writing and administration to grow the Institute, and the provision of technical assistance and trainings to youth justice practitioners to enhance the outcomes for youth, families and overall public safety throughout the state of New York.

The responsibilities of the Associate for Technical Assistance include:

  • Design, coordination, and delivery of technical assistance and trainings across New York State. As such, the incumbent will be responsible for:
    • Development and execution of a Technical Assistance Plan for the Institute
    • Identifying statewide needs and locality-specific needs for technical assistance and training in coordination with relevant State and local agencies and practitioners
    • Developing new training curricula, materials, needs assessment instruments, and evaluation activities
    • Working with relevant departments at the University to leverage the existing academic resources to enable the Institute to offer online trainings and continued education certificates
    • Delivering technical assistance and trainings across New York State. This position will require the ability to travel within the State. Travel requirements are estimated at 30%.
    • Identifying evidence-based programs and best practices in youth justice nationally and internationally for publication on the Institute’s website.
  • Grant writing and administration to grow the Institute. The incumbent will lead grant initiatives, including identification of funding sources, application processes, and execution/management of requirements when applications are successful.
  • With the assistance of graduate students, the incumbent will provide support to localities and practitioners in devising data collection procedures to allow for continuous process and outcome evaluations to ensure the services provided are achieving the desired goals.
  • As directed by the Executive Director, the incumbent will supervise the work of students and clerical staff and serve as a primary liaison with certain high-level University staff.
  • Represent the Executive Director at meetings in his or her absence
  • Advise the Executive Director on several matters, including those pertaining to race and ethnicity-related programs and LGBTQ+ initiatives

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology, Psychology, Public Policy, Social Welfare or a related field, or JD from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education, or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • At least 5 years’ experience in either: direct service to; research into; and/or technical assistance provision focused on at-risk or justice-involved youth or a combination thereof
  • Substantive knowledge of best practice literature and evidence-based programming
  • Demonstrated experience delivering web-based trainings and/or producing training videos
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing, administration, implementation and/or reporting, either as a grantee or grantor
  • Applicants must address in their application:
    • Experience working within a team
    • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have substantive training in and/or direct experience with race, ethnicity and/or gender disparity issues.

Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated expertise in evidence-based implementation, data collection processes, and/or evaluative research.

Experience working in one or more of the following environments: government, academia, or the non-profit sector is preferred.

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Staff Associate, SL-4. Starting rate of $75,000 and commensurate with experience. 

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Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

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