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Senior Education Specialist

Description: 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 Professional Development Program in Albany, NY. Description of Duties: Under direction of the Department Manager or designee, position serves as project staff and primary instructional design and curriculum development specialist for adult education/training program that supports current NYS professional development initiatives; and serves as trainer and liaison to project sponsor contacts. 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; interpreting/using training evaluation data to revise/modify training curricula/materials; completing assignments independently and within team settings; 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, 100% FTE position. Ability to work variable days and work hours, travel occasionally throughout NYS, and lift and carry up to 40 lbs. is required.

Salary Mid to High $50s
Type of Opportunity Full Time
Location Albany, NY
Field of Study Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, Adult Education, English, Communications
Degree Wanted Bachelor
Special Skills & Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 1. Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by 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, and evaluation of adult training programs in traditional and non-traditional settings. 2. Excellent writing, speaking, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills. 3. Demonstrated ability to effectively write, critique, and develop 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 projects and encourage and promote teamwork and positive interactions. 8. Strong team and customer orientation 9. Working knowledge of NYS agencies, employees, and occupations. 10. Demonstrated proficiencies using Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, 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 occasionally 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 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 experience in delivery of adult training programs in traditional and non-traditional settings. 4. Successful project management and leadership experience. 5. Proficiencies using web conferencing or e-learning technology (e.g., GoToWebinar, Lectora) 6. Experience working within a state agency or professional development organization.
Company Name The Professional Development Program
Address: 4 Tower Place Albany, NY 12203
About the Company: The Professional Development Program, part of Rockefeller College at the University at Albany, supports and enhances the public policy mission of the State through training, research, and evaluation studies and its commitment to continuing professional education and extended learning. PDP began with a small contract with the former New York State Department of Social Services in 1975 and grew through agreements with other government agencies in implementing a range of education and training programs and has since established an international reputation for delivering quality learning products on time and on budget—a track record that has resulted in multi-million dollar funding. Now one of the largest university-based continuing professional education programs in the nation, PDP is a valued and sought-after partner, with over 200 highly-skilled employees. PDP typically serves over 25,000 participants through approximately 3,500 instructional activities on an annual basis. PDP has long been committed to the concept of the university of the future—a teaching and research institution that is responsive to the public service.
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