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Professional Development Program Coordinator

Albany, NY - Posted on: Friday 09/16/16


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall management of a statewide education and training initiative provided through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the New York State (NYS) Department of Health and the University at Albany School of Public Health. The Coordinator will lead the Tobacco Control Professional (TCP) Development and Training Program.  The successful candidate will work with the Center's TCP team and the NYSDOH Bureau of Tobacco Control Community Programs Team to provide dedicated curriculum development and training to funded grantees on professional development, community engagement, use of measurements and templates, and leadership skill development as it relates to tobacco control efforts in NYS.

Essential Functions

Lead and coordinate the training project to assure quality programs that meet MOU deliverables on time and within budget. Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the primary liaison with the NYSDOH regarding training and professional development
  • Leading the planning for implementation of training each year
  • Developing curriculum for blended learning formats
  • Identifying best blended learning formats and technologies to align with curricula
  • Overseeing an online learning platform which houses the curriculum and other training resources
  • Conducting monthly meetings with NYSDOH staff
  • Reviewing and updating a multi-year training plan
  • Identifying and securing subject matter experts
  • Preparing written training materials
  • Preparing quarterly reports and monitoring budget
  • Coordinating needs assessment and evaluation efforts
  • Conducting relevant research to identify best-practices and evidence-based models regarding tobacco control and leadership development to support the development of a blended learning tobacco control curriculum

Other Functions

  • Facilitate training where appropriate
  • Serve as member of Continuing Education team in overall planning and organizational improvement


Minimum qualifications:

  • Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • At least three years of professional experience in the coordination or management of a public health or human services-related projects
  • At least 2 years of experience in curriculum development and instructional design skills that engage adult learners
  • Experience in training in both on-line learning and in-person training format
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Evidence of attention to detail
  • Experience working with culturally diverse groups
  • Proficiency in MS Office

Preferred qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in a health profession, public health, health education, public administration/policy, health care administration, organizational development, social work or related field, from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Experience working in tobacco control efforts
  • Experience with leadership training and professional development
  • Seven years of professional experience in administration of training, public health or human services-related project
  • Experience working with state, local and community-based agencies

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Senior Staff Assistant - SL-3

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml


To Apply:

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=75690

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications

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Closing date for receipt of applications: September 23, 2016