Education Specialist (R17-37)

Posted: 08/04/17 | SHARE:


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. 

Description of Duties:

Position assists the Child Care Subsidy Unit and the Regulatory Training Unit to help successfully meet deliverables.  Responsibilities will include assisting with distance learning curriculum review process in accordance with State regulations and procedures, as well as assisting with curriculum development and serving as a back-up for EIP Event Reviews.  Delivery of classroom or i-Linc training sessions in keeping with PDP training standards will also be a part of this position.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in the Distance Learning and EIP Event Review processes in accordance with State regulations and/or program procedures for individual course and training organization reviews.
  • Training in assigned classroom or distance learning course offerings, assuring quality adult learning experiences, and compliance with applicable NYS laws, regulations and policies.
  • Assisting in the development of new course work materials and to assure standards of curriculum development remain intact and documents incorporate regulatory, policy and programmatic information and provide a quality learning experience for the intended audience.
  • Communicating with vendors and customers as needed and appropriate for a variety of purposes.
  • Assisting/collaborating with PDP management/staff to improve/expand a project/functional area through developing new resources, programs or other opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in social services, early childhood, or related field.
  2. Two (2) years of demonstrated competence in adult learning theory and practice.
  3. Three (3) years of experience training adults.
  4. Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally as well as write curriculum for adult learning situations.
  5. Demonstrated experience with distance learning course delivery, development or evaluation.
  6. Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.
  7. Ability to travel regularly throughout NYS and locally, including travel to areas not served by public transportation, in order to plan and deliver trainings, conduct technical assistance, participate in meetings, present at conferences, and to transport supportive materials.
  8. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  9. Experience with Microsoft Office (including Word, Access, Excel and Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master's Degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in education, social services, human services or other related field.
  2. Familiarity with government contracts and/or government regulations.

Additional Information:

Salary Range:  Mid - High $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.

Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application.

Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

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



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