Education Specialist (R16-43)

Albany, NY - Posted: 10/11/16 | SHARE:


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 within PDP's Department of Temporary Assistance Training in Albany, NY.   

Description of Duties:

Duties include, but are not limited to: delivering classroom training throughout NYS; delivering virtual classroom training using e-learning technology; updating, maintaining, and developing instructional materials (print and electronic); and performing research for and assisting in the design of curriculum, related materials, and visual aids for a variety of performance-based training. Perform other duties as assigned to meet contract requirements. Full-time position. Ability to work variable days and work hours, travel regularly throughout NYS, and lift and carry up to 40 lbs. required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization, in Adult Education, Communications, English, Social Science, or related field, and one year of experience working in a social services setting or in the delivery of adult training programs.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, presentation, group facilitation, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to research subject matter, review program evaluation data, prepare an analysis of gathered and assembled data, and prepare training curricula and materials.
  • Working knowledge of adult learning principles and training methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and effectively manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong team and customer orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate activities with colleagues in a positive manner and effectively work independently as well as with teams under supervision.
  • Demonstrated proficiencies using Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Explorer, and document/presentation templates.
  • Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to work variable days and work hours and travel regularly throughout NYS to deliver training and attend meetings, including travel to areas that may not be served by public transportation.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization, in Adult Education, Communications, English, Social Science, or related field.
  • Three years of experience delivering training to adults.
  • Specific knowledge of, or experience in the delivery of, public welfare programs: especially Temporary Assistance, SNAP, Employment & Advancement Services, HEAP, or Child Support Enforcement; or the administrative/fair hearings process, welfare fraud investigations, or audit/quality improvement initiatives.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and e-learning technology.
  • Experience working within a state or county social services agency.

Additional Information:

Salary Range:   Mid $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 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.

To Apply:

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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 (approximately 3 pages in length), such as a report, curriculum, or memorandum for which the applicant is 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.

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

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