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Research Foundation For SUNY
Senior Trainer (R17-09)

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 traditional and non-traditional education and training programs and supports program and NYS policy initiatives; as well as serves as master trainer and liaison to project sponsors.

Duties include, but are not limited to: delivering classroom training throughout NYS, virtual classroom training using e-learning 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. 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.

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, 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 traditional and non-traditional adult training methods and commitment to delivering/developing 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 or 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 Office products, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Edge or Explorer, 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.

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. Proficiencies using Microsoft SharePoint and e-learning technology (e.g., iLinc, GoToWebinar, 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 in the low $50s. Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application. Applicants must also provide two writing samples of work where the applicant was the primary author, according to the following: A training curriculum or presentation (of non-specific length); and a report or memorandum (1 to 3 pages in length). Applicants selected for a second interview will be expected to complete a project that includes completing an 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 and continue until the position is filled.
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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 will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin and veteran or disability status. 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.
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Date Posted: 03-13-2017

The Research Foundation for SUNY Central Office
Learning and Development Manager

• Manage the learning and development function (initiatives and tasks) for the Research Foundation (RF), including the Leadership Academy, Mentoring Program, SPA Fundamentals Training, RF/CPD Research Leadership Program and Compliance training (WeComply administration).
• Works in concert with Campus Training Contacts, SPMC, UCRC, OM's and other stakeholders to set learning and development priorities for the research enterprise.
• Coordinates orientation for newly appointed Operation Managers and Deputy Operation Managers at the campuses.
• Represent learning and development to internal and external customers, including subject matter experts, campus working groups and design teams, and campus training contacts.
• Assist Vice President of HR to oversee the Learning and Development budget.
• Establish and maintain vendor relationships and identify need for vendor(s) to supplement RF skills or training.
• Explore and evaluate current training methodologies, tools, and technology and make recommendations for use by the Research Foundation; and promote training resources to employees.
• Coordinate the collection and follow-up of data regarding training results, training needs and training analysis.
• Lead and coordinate Learning Tuesday live streaming video sessions. Manage and schedule the calendar of topics and presenters, offer advice and counsel to subject matter experts developing the content, offer guidance to presenters on format and delivery, act as on-site RF support day of session and solicit and respond to questions and feedback from sessions.
• Maintain accessible training videos on RF's YouTube channel and disseminate these as well as NCURA YouTube Tuesday training videos to research administration audiences.
• Establish and maintain RF-wide training processes, procedures and records.
• Assist subject matter experts, campus staff, and 3rd-party vendors with training program development, delivery and maintenance for RF business systems and corporate initiatives.
• Encourage professional development planning and assist RF employees with training programs for personal and professional growth, including CRA/CFRA/CPRA Study Sessions.
• Assist the Research Administrators Symposium planning committee in the development of the conference learning agenda.
• Monitor and maintain RF Learning and Development drafting and disseminating training opportunities and campus correspondence.
• Maintain the RF's Learning and Development public web pages and develop myRF (SharePoint) site as a learning resource for employee groups.
• Promote and manage the SUNY Center for Professional Development membership and relationship, including managing the scholarship program and training points for both central office and campus employees.
• Manage Skillsoft licenses for central office employees.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
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Date Posted: 03-01-2017