Senior Education Specialist (R15-55)
Syracuse, NY - Posted on: Tuesday 05/24/16
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 administers sponsored program activity for the University at Albany.
The Professional Development Program of the University at Albany's Rockefeller College seeks a service-minded individual who is committed to performing high-quality work to fill a Senior Education Specialist position in Syracuse, NY.
Under the direction of the Department Manager or designee, position provides coordination, training, and support services to regionally-based youth services staff by conducting various activities related to the development of continuing professional education programming for professionals working with foster care and at-risk youth aged 14-21.
Description of Duties: Under the direction of the Department Manager or designee, position provides coordination, training, and support services to regionally-based youth services staff by conducting various activities related to the development of continuing professional education programming for professionals working with foster care and at-risk youth aged 14-21.
Duties include, but are not limited to: Provide targeted training and training support, and other related activities to the Syracuse OCFS Region. Activity will be determined through the needs assessment process and through agreement with the Division of Child Welfare and Community Services, Regional Offices, Youth Bureaus, local districts and voluntary agencies statewide to improve their performance and the achievement of better safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for youth in care.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in Social Welfare, or a related field; two years experience in child welfare and/or juvenile justice including service delivery to adolescents; two years experience delivering instructional programs for adults and providing consultation; knowledge of recent federal and New York State child welfare initiatives; ability to analyze and interpret information about laws, regulations, policies, current research and best practice having impact on adolescent services; demonstrated proficiency with oral and written skills; ability to deal with multiple priorities/competing deadlines in a team setting;
demonstrated proficiency in computer use, specifically Microsoft products;
ability to travel regularly throughout NYS to deliver trainings and attend meetings, including travel to areas that may not be served by public transportation; and the ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds. Candidates selected for a final interview will be asked to give a presentation on an adolescent related issue.
Applicant must address in their application the ability to work with culturally diverse populations.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in Social Welfare, or a related field, and 3 years experience in NYS child welfare practice, including the provision and/or supervision of life skills development and adolescent services to adolescents in foster care; a broad knowledge base in areas of adolescence, human sexuality, and foster care systems; knowledge of adult education theory; experience in conducting needs assessment; familiarity with social media platforms; experience in curriculum development; and former foster care and justice involved youth are encouraged to apply.
Salary Range: Mid to high $50s
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"): http://police.albany.edu/asr.htm
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin and veteran or disability status.
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.
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application indicating the region(s) for which you are applying.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.