ATTAIN Statewide Coordinator
Albany, NY - Posted on: Monday 08/15/16
About Research Foundation for SUNY System:
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country.
Serving SUNY and New York State, the RF provides essential services to SUNY faculty, students and staff who are performing life-changing research in life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences; and computer and information sciences. More than 15,000 dedicated RF employees work on SUNY-led research, training and public service projects throughout New York, across the country and around the world.
This position is being offered through the University Center for Academic and Workforce Development (UCAWD) in Albany New York. ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training And Information Networking) is a Statewide technology initiative funded by New York State to provide urban and rural communities access to state-of-the-art technology. Through innovative technologies, ATTAIN provides underserved and underprepared community residents the opportunity to access academic, vocational, life skills and workplace readiness training, in coordination with local community-based host institutions. Each ATTAIN lab is a certified Microsoft IT Academy.
Under the supervision of the University Center for Academic and Workforce Development (UCAWD) ATTAIN Project Manager, this position serves as a coordinator of a statewide technology project. Incumbent will manage information relating to the development, installation, project implementation and program development at the ATTAIN labs.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
- Work with UCAWD and EOC personnel, contacts and host sites regarding the development and ongoing management of ATTAIN labs.
- Provide program oversight, technical assistance, training and appropriate follow-up to assigned ATTAIN labs.
- Manage all aspects of new lab development from inception to completion by assisting in all aspects of lab set-up, including installing network cables, computers, printers, and other equipment.
- Work with UCAWD and field personnel to ensure that labs are fully operational and have required software, hardware, and resources.
- Provide technical assistance to ensure that labs are in compliance with federal, State, and office rules and regulations.
- Provide orientation to new staff.
- Work with UCAWD personnel and host agencies to recruit, select, appraise, develop, and discipline lab personnel.
- Promote ATTAIN through the development and maintenance of partnerships and collaborations with education, workforce development, and other entities.
- Monitor the performance of each lab and work with personnel to enhance the delivery of ATTAIN programs and services.
- Research, develop, and implement new programs and services to enhance the education and employability of participants.
- Evaluate program effectiveness based on site review, monitoring of Lab Management System and recommending corrective action plans as necessary.
- Troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software issues related to the operation of the labs.
- Provide professional development on the operation and maintenance of equipment in the labs, the delivery of self-directed and instructor-led classes, and other areas effecting lab operations.
- Ensure that the reporting system and other databases are complete, accurate, and utilized for program management.
- Prepare reports, public relations materials, publications, fact sheets and other documents to promote and support ATTAIN.
- Plan and coordinate statewide and regional meetings.
- Ensure information exchange and collaboration among the ATTAIN labs, with regard to promising practices and common strategies for problem solving.
- Follow through on issues and communicate with all team members.
- Complete other assignment(s) as directed by the ATAIN Project Manager.
Strong communication, written, organizational and presentation skills required. High energy individual that is comfortable performing multiple tasks and managing complex projects effectively and successfully from inception to implementation. Must be detail-oriented, flexible and adaptable to change. Ability to function without extensive task-by-task supervision. Must have supervisory skills. Bilingual a plus.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in related discipline and a minimum three years' experience in project management, supervision and instructional technology. Experience working with a culturally diverse population. Demonstrated experience and interest in working on a team.
May be required on occasion to connect or remove cables under a desk, Must be able to move monitors, printers, CPUs or other equipment/supplies on occasion.
MICROSOFT OFFICE CERTIFICATIONS:
Will be required to obtain a minimum of three (3) Microsoft Office Certifications within the first six (6) months of hire.
Extensive statewide travel required.
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.