Senior Education Specialist, Research Foundation for the State University of New York, Albany, NY

Posted: 07/18/18 | 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 a Senior Education Specialist position within PDP's Department of Child Care Subsidy and Regulated Care Training in Albany, NY.

Description of Duties:

Under direction of the Department Manager or designee, this position supports the Child Care Subsidy Training Unit to successfully meet all required deliverables.  Communication with sponsor program staff is essential and may require frequent contact, in-person and via electronic means.  This staff person also has primary curriculum development responsibility in keeping with the requirements set forth in the proposal.  Project Manager should be kept informed and consulted whenever the need arises. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Re-design and design of existing and new curricula; assuring quality adult learning experiences, and compliance with applicable NYS laws, rules, regulations and policies
  • Provide child care subsidy training as needed
  • Supervision of training staff
  • Assist/collaborate to plan, design, and develop activities related to achieving project outcomes
  • Provide liaison activities to external customers as appropriate
  • Responsible for developing training needs assessments and evaluation instruments
  • Demonstrate exemplary workplace behaviors and attitudes
  • Assist/collaborate with PDP management/staff to improve/expand a project/functional area through developing new resources, programs or other opportunities
  • Write required reports
  • 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. Three (3) years of supervisory experience
  3. Demonstrated competence in adult learning theory and practice
  4. Five (5) years of adult training experience
  5. Three (3) years of experience in the field of child welfare, child day care, or related field
  6. Demonstrated exemplary ability to communicate verbally as well as write curriculum for adult learning situations
  7. Experience with Microsoft Office (including Word, Access, Excel and Outlook)
  8. Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population
  9. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  10. 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:

  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 to High $50s

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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.

Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to provide a writing sample.

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


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