Senior Education Specialist - Child Welfare Trainer (R18-34), The Research Foundation for SUNY

Posted: 05/24/18 | SHARE:


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.

The Professional Development Program (PDP) of the University at Albany's Rockefeller College is seeking 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 Welfare Training.  Location of position is to be determined.  This position will be full-time at 100% FTE through 12/31/18, with the possibility of continuing at 60% FTE in 2019.

Description of Duties:

Under the direction of the Department Manager or designee, position works with the project team to conduct activities related to the design, development, and delivery of continuing professional education programming.  Classroom training to be delivered statewide, in addition to conducting virtual/computer based training.  He or she will also deliver training on working with alcohol and substance affected families to caseworkers and supervisors of local Departments of Social Service and voluntary agencies, develop and deliver individualized training,  consultation, and support needed for caseworkers in local district and provider agencies to meet emerging needs, assist with the revision of training materials as needed, prepare and complete reports as requested.



Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in Social Welfare, or a related field
  2. Two years of experience working with children and families affected by substance misuse and knowledge of substance use disorders
  3. One year of experience in the delivery or development of instructional programs for adults and providing consultation
  4. Knowledge of recent Federal and New York State child welfare initiatives
  5. Knowledge of adult education theory
  6. Demonstrated proficiency with oral, written, and presentation skills
  7. Applicant must address in their application their abilities and experience in working with a culturally diverse groups of people
  8. Ability to deal with multiple priorities/competing deadlines in a team setting
  9. Demonstrated proficiency in computer use, specifically Microsoft products
  10. Ability to travel regularly throughout NYS to deliver trainings and attend meetings, including travel to areas that may not be served by public transportation, and the ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in Social Welfare, or a related field, and a minimum of two years' experience in child welfare services/child protective services
  2. Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
  3. Experience in curriculum development
  4. Experience in the delivery of web-based training

Additional Information:

Salary Range:  Mid $50s (through 12/31/18)

Salary is expected to be in the mid $50s at 100% time through 12/31/18. In 2019, salary may change to mid $30s should the FTE change to 60% time.

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 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. 

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 also provide a writing sample of work where the applicant was the primary author.

Applicants selected for a second interview will be asked to give a presentation.

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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