Senior Trainer (R23-47)

Research Foundation for SUNY   Albany, NY   Full-time     Education
Posted on March 22, 2024
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Senior Trainer (R23-47)

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 Trainer 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 teams; delivers in-person classroom and virtual classroom/online education and training programs and supports program and NYS policy initiatives; as well as serves as master trainer and liaison to project sponsors. Duties includes, but are not limited to:

  • Delivering in-person classroom training throughout NYS, virtual classroom/online classroom training using e-learning/webinar technology, and technical assistance programs.
  • Participating in the planning and development of training delivery plans and curricula for a variety of performance-based training, including updating, maintaining, and developing instructional materials (print and digital) and performing research for and assisting in the design of curriculum, related materials, and visual aids.
  • Completing assignments independently and within team settings.
  • Providing coaching, mentoring, and leadership to training staff.
  • Monitoring training deliveries and materials to assure quality and conformance with project objectives.
  • Conducting training needs assessments.
  • Interpreting/using training evaluation data to revise/modify training programs and delivery plans.
  • Maintaining complete records of training programs, content, activities, and evaluations in accordance with procedures.
  • Preparing routine reports.
  • Performing other duties as assigned to meet contract requirements.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  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 a minimum of three years of experience delivering adult training programs.
  2. Excellent writing, speaking, training delivery, presentation, group facilitation, and interpersonal communication skills.
  3. Demonstrated creativity and expertise in delivering training material in conformance with project objectives and in planning and coordinating training activities as assigned.
  4. Strong knowledge of adult learning principles and in-person and virtual classroom/online adult training methods.
  5. Demonstrated ability to successfully work under pressure with strong attention 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 programsor experience in the delivery of specific 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 products, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, and 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 Adult Education, Communications, English, Social Science, or related field.
  2. Five years of experience delivering training to adults in a related field.
  3. Proficiency in the use of e-learning/webinar technology (i.e., Webex).
  4. 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 that administers sponsored program activity for the University at Albany. Salary is expected to be $60,000-$61,523 (annual). Persons interested in the above position should submit a letter of application, resume, and the contact information for three work-related references. Those selected for an interview will be asked to provide two writing samples for which the applicant was the primary author, according to the following: a training curriculum or training presentation for adult learners (of non-specific length); and a professional report or memorandum (1 to 3 pages in length). Those selected for a final interview will be expected to deliver a sample training presentation to the search committee, as well as read a scenario and write a response while on-site. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to https://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=164572. Applicants may also visit our website at www.pdp.albany.edu for more information. 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. Please see theRF Benefits Flyerfor 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.htmAs 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.