Albany, New York - Posted on: Monday 08/26/13
Under direction of the Department Manager or designee, position provides leadership to traditional and non-traditional 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 and NYC-HRA policy initiatives; as well as serves as an instructional design and curriculum development specialist, trainer, and
liaison to project sponsors. Required travel includes regular travel throughout New York City as well as throughout New York State as needed in order to
complete work activities. Duties include, but are not limited to: planning, researching, designing, developing, and implementing a variety of performance based curricula and educational materials (print and electronic); reviewing and monitoring curricula and written products to assure quality and conformance
with project objectives; delivering classroom training throughout NYS, virtual classroom training using distance 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.
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 experience in
coordination, development, delivery, and evaluation of adult training programs in traditional and non-traditional settings; excellent writing, speaking,
presentation, and interpersonal communication skills; 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); thorough knowledge of traditional and nontraditional adult training methods and commitment to developing/delivering training that incorporates adult learning principles; 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; demonstrated ability to effectively work independently as well as within teams; demonstrated ability to effectively lead project teams and
encourage and promote teamwork and positive interactions; strong team and customer orientation and successful experience in coaching, motivating, and
developing skills of staff; 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; demonstrated computer proficiency in using e-mail, electronic calendars, word processing, document and presentation
templates, and Internet; applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population; ability to lift and carry up to 40
lbs; 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: 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; successful experience in technical writing and
instructional design; successful experience in project management and leadership; proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and distance learning
technology; experience working within a state, county, or New York City social services agency or human services organization.