SUNY Empire State College — Senior Education Specialist

About SUNY Empire State College:
Empire State College was established in 1971 by Dr. Ernest Boyer as a distinctive statewide institution focused on innovative and nontraditional teaching and learning.

The college continues its 49-year commitment experimenting with new, flexible, and individualized modes of learning through such practices as mentoring students throughout their academic studies, creating individualized degree plans, valuing learning gained from life and work experience, building professional and social student support communities and creating flexible modes of delivery to meet students’ diverse learning preferences. The college now boast over 87,000 proud and successful alumni and partners with nearly 17,000 students a year who want to expand their personal and professional horizons.

Empire State College is a part of the SUNY System and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  With headquarters in Saratoga Springs, New York, ESC serves mostly working adults pursuing associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees online and onsite at over 30 locations across the state of New York and abroad.

Empire State College is committed to creating a multi-cultural and inclusive academic and work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We are pleased to offer our employees a generous compensation and benefits package.

Job Description:
The Senior Education Specialist, a position employed through the Research Foundation (RF) for the state of New York, will report to the on-site Project Coordinator. Both the Senior Education Specialist and the Project Coordinator are overseen by the Principal Investigator of the project award at SUNY Empire State College. The position is a full-time appointment subject to renewed annual grant funding and includes full time benefits as applicable.

The Senior Education Specialist will support the professional development of the Erie County Department of Social Services (DSS) workforce with the goal of improving upon specific skills and becoming successful in their position of employment. The Senior Education Specialist will work as part of a team, assisting as needed, in program development, design of training materials and curriculum, delivery of training programs, and evaluation. Training sessions are primarily delivered through face-to-face instruction utilizing a wide variety of training mediums (i.e. eLearning platforms, apps, videos, PowerPoint, web-based curriculum, etc.).

Position responsibilities include both content/curriculum expertise and training duties.

Content/curriculum expertise:

  • Knowledge/experience with child welfare workplace reform initiatives including those that specifically address disproportionate minority representation within the social services client population
  • Solution-Focused Trauma-Informed curriculum
  • Develop tailored curriculum (i.e. communication skills, supervision and leadership in human services settings, content for the annual Health and Wellness Conference, etc.)
  • Manage all logistics associated with marketing, registration, and evaluation of trainings

Training duties:

  • Assess training requirements and needs of Erie County DSS workforce
  • Coordinate training opportunities and schedule with state contracts
  • Deliver online, face-to-face, and hybrid training sessions to Erie County DSS workforce
  • Provide one-on-one tutoring and individualized technical assistance as needed based upon needs assessment

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Adult Education, or related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent presentation and instructional skills in both group and one-to-one settings
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in delivering training to adult learners
  • Proficient in utilizing web conferencing and Zoom/Teams for meetings and as an instructional tool
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with others
  • Effectively interact and work with others from diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Services, Adult Education, or related field
  • Expertise in adult learning and education
  • Experience working in local Social Services districts and/or within Human Services agencies

Special Information:

  • Position requires regular travel between Cheektowaga and downtown Buffalo offices
  • Normal sitting, standing, and walking throughout the course of the day
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 lbs
  • On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles up to 70 lbs
  • Periods of extended computer usage
  • Requires dexterity and computer skills

Additional Information:

Rank/Salary:   E.79/$70,000 (Commensurate with experience)

Applications Due By:  Applications accepted until position is filled.

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. Rev: June 16, 2016

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York are not State employees, do not participate in any State retirement system, and do not receive New York State fringe benefits. The Research Foundation for the State University of New York operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated State funding. The Research Foundation for the State University of New York is a 501(c)3 and maintains independent salary, benefits and retirement plans. http://www.rfsuny.org/ 

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Application Instructions:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration by clicking on the APPLY NOW button:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Name and contact information of three references

Apply online: https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=135744

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