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Senior Education Specialist - Posted 11/30/2018

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 Temporary Assistance Training in Albany, NY.

Description of Duties:
Under direction of the Department Manager or designee, position provides leadership to professional education and training programs and project teams; serves as senior project staff, writing coach, and primary curriculum designer/developer on adult education/training teams that support current NYS policy initiatives; as well as serves as an instructional design and curriculum development specialist, trainer, and liaison to project sponsors. Duties include, but are not limited to: planning, researching, designing, developing, and implementing a variety of performance-based curricula and educational materials, including classroom training, e-learning, and self-paced educational and performance support materials; reviewing and monitoring curricula and written products to assure quality and conformance with project objectives; delivering classroom training throughout NYS, virtual classroom training using e-learning technology, and technical assistance programs; conducting training needs assessments; interpreting/using training evaluation data to revise/modify training curricula/materials; completing assignments independently and within team settings; providing coaching, mentoring, and leadership to project staff; maintaining complete records, preparing routine reports, and assisting preparation of materials for sponsors; and performing 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 REQUIREMENTS

  1. Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization, in Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, Adult Education, English, Communications, or related field, and a minimum of 4 years of experience in coordination, development, delivery, and evaluation of adult training programs in traditional and non-traditional settings.
  2. Excellent writing, speaking, training delivery, and interpersonal communication skills.
  3. Demonstrated ability to effectively write, critique, as well as instruct staff on developing instructional design and project work plans, training objectives, curricula, and educational materials (print and electronic).
  4. Thorough knowledge of traditional and non-traditional adult training methods and commitment to developing/delivering performance-based training that incorporates adult learning principles.
  5. Demonstrated ability to successfully work under pressure and attend to details, as well as effectively work on multiple projects with competing priorities/deadlines in shared staff resource setting.
  6. Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently as well as within teams.
  7. Demonstrated ability to effectively lead project teams and encourage and promote teamwork and positive interactions.
  8. Strong team and customer orientation and successful experience in coaching, motivating, and developing skills of staff.
  9. Working knowledge of the NYS social service delivery system and public welfare programs, such as Temporary Assistance, SNAP, Employment & Advancement Services, HEAP, and Child Support Enforcement, or the administrative/fair hearings process, welfare fraud investigations, and audit/quality improvement initiatives.
  10. Demonstrated proficiencies using Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Explorer or Edge, and document and presentation templates.
  11. Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.
  12. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  13. 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 Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, Adult Education, English, Communications, or related field.
  2. Successful experience in technical writing and instructional design.
  3. Successful project management and leadership experience.
  4. Proficiencies using Microsoft SharePoint and e-learning technology (e.g., WebEx, GoToWebinar, Lectora)
  5. Experience working within a state or county social services agency or human services organization.

SPECIAL NOTES: Employment is with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation thatadministers sponsored program activity for the University at Albany. Salary is expected to be in the low $60s. Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application. Applicants must provide with their resumes two writing samples of work where the applicant was the primary author, according to the following: A training curriculum (of non-specific length) designed and developed for adult learners by the applicant; and a report or memorandum (approximately 3 pages in length) that was written by the applicant. Applicants selected for a second interview will be expected to complete a project that includes completing a training curriculum design assignment and presenting their assignment outcome to the search committee, as well as reading an assignment and writing a response while on-site. Review of applications will begin immediately. To apply, go to http://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=105009Applicants may also visit our website at www.pdp.albany.edu for more information.

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”): http://police.albany.edu/asr.htm 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.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/8kgmqnx62zqswfcd

 


eLearning Developer - Posted 11/16/18

Position Title: eLearning Developer

Employer: CUNY School of Professional Studies/RFCUNY

Location: Albany-Rensselaer, New York Area (full-time/on-site)

Description:

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking for a seamless way to finish or transition into a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers.

Drawing on CUNY's nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, the School's programs provide opportunities for personal growth, job mobility, greater civic participation, and new ways to advance knowledge.

Home to the first fully online degree programs at the City University of New York, CUNY SPS offers fully accredited degree and certificate programs for students who want the flexibility and convenience of online education. CUNY SPS was ranked in the top 5% in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 2018 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

In addition to its degree programs, CUNY SPS develops and delivers custom learning programs for numerous New York City and New York State government agencies. CUNY SPS seeks a full-time asynchronous course eLearning Developer for its program partnership with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Bureau of Training and Development (OCFS BTD). Through this partnership, CUNY SPS develops and delivers both online synchronous and asynchronous training to thousands of OCFS employees and non-profit provider agency staff statewide. We have a track record of creating cutting-edge eLearning experiences and integrating new technologies into blended learning solutions.

This full-time position is physically located on-site at the NYS Office of Children and Family Services in Albany-Rensselaer, New York.

As a member of a dynamic on-site eLearning Team, the eLearning Developer works collaboratively with agency subject matter experts to create highly interactive asynchronous eLearning courses for human services professionals. Successful candidates for the position will leverage her/his multimedia and animation skills to author online modules using Articulate Storyline.

We are looking for committed and creative individuals with eLearning authoring experience to create highly engaging eLearning experiences for adult learners. As part of the interview process, candidates will be asked to provide samples of their work.

Reporting to the Distance Education Manager, the eLearning Developer will:

  • Develop new, and convert existing, courses to be delivered as online asynchronous eLearning;
  • Develop all multimedia needed for projects;
  • Liaison with subject matter experts on asynchronous course development;
  • Assess projects and determine the appropriate use of technology;
  • Make development related decisions informed by pedagogical/adult learning theory or research;
  • Perform tasks necessary to the project management of online learning development; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, with degree in related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience developing with asynchronous development tools (e.g. Articulate Storyline or Lectora) required.
  • Experience with multimedia development/editing software (e.g., image, audio, video editing), a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Ability to clearly articulate ideas, concepts and visions for eLearning projects.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a learning team, as well as work independently in a self-directed manner.
  • Ability to convey complex concepts visually.
  • Experience in graphic design and layout, a plus.

Other Information:

Salary: $48,000-$57,000, plus a generous fringe benefits package

Hours per week: Full-Time (35 hours per week)

Please Apply Online: https://www.rfcuny.org/careers/postings?pvnID=PS-1810-002754

THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EEO/IRCA EMPLOYER.


 

Education Specialist (R18-59) - Posted 11/13/18

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:

Under direction of the Department Manager or designee, position delivers traditional and non-traditional education and training programs and supports program and NYS policy initiatives as assigned. 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 REQUIREMENTS

  1. 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.
  2. Excellent writing, speaking, training delivery, group facilitation, and interpersonal communication skills.
  3. Demonstrated ability to research subject matter, review program evaluation data, prepare an analysis of data gathered and assembled, and prepare training curricula and materials.
  4. Working knowledge of adult learning principles and training methods.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and effectively manage multiple tasks.
  6. Strong attention to detail.
  7. Strong team and customer orientation.
  8. Demonstrated ability to coordinate activity with colleagues in a positive manner and effectively work independently as well as with teams under supervision.
  9. Demonstrated proficiencies using Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Edge or Explorer, and document and presentation templates.
  10. Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.
  11. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  12. 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 Adult Education, Communications, English, Social Science, or related field.
  2. Three years of experience delivering training to adults.
  3. 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.
  4. Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and e-learning/webinar technology.
  5. Experience working within a state or county social services agency.

 

SPECIAL NOTES: Employment is with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that administers sponsored program activity for the University at Albany. Salary is expected to be in the high $40s. 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 training curriculum, report, or memorandum for which the applicant was 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. To apply, go to http://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=104524. Applicants may also visit our website at www.pdp.albany.edu for more information.

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”): http://police.albany.edu/asr.htm 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.

Posted 11/13/2018