The Research Foundation for The State University of New York Service Available Job Openings Listing of all available openings at The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/ en-US Mon, 15 Aug 2022 19:33:34 CST 2022 - Training & Development Specialist (Systems) - NYC - ICHP/LEADS - Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=213 Title: Training & Development Specialist (Systems) FTE: Full Time Location: NYC (In person and remote) Proposed Salary: $54,000 - $56,000; salary commensurate with education and experience Job Summary: The Institute for Community Health Promotion/Learning, Engagement, and Development Services (ICHP/LEADS) at SUNY Buffalo State is seeking to hire a Training and Development Specialist who will work on its NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) Bureau of Training and Staff Development (TSD) contract to conduct system testing, deliver training and provide technical assistance as assigned, submit interim and final reports as required, and may conduct needs assessments and/or collaborate on curriculum development. NOTE: All staff on this project are currently splitting time between working remotely from home and working in the office due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. This is subject to change as needed to help ensure staff safety in the physical office space. Responsibilities: Testing and related activities, including: Conducting quality assurance testing on the Welfare Management System (WMS) Assisting in identifying errors in case processing and development of responsive training to ensure corrective action of the identified training need Performing general systems testing to gather information for use in the development of training materials or updating of existing training materials and/or curriculum as necessary Documentation and reporting activities, including: Preparing written training documentation for various systems and associated reports, including system specifications, test plans, and written procedures as necessary Developing automated reports from the WMS database used to identify policy- related deficiencies in the operational environment Developing case examples and initiating support procedures to maintain the training database Creating and running reports using IBM Cognos Analytics (reporting) Training and related activities, including: Participation in the training development, delivery, feedback, and modification process by assisting in the implementation of systems enhancements, including browser-based systems Providing one-on-one training, overview, and classroom instruction to the Department of Social Services district and Human Resource Administration (HRA) staff at various field locations Providing and/or developing in-house WMS training pertaining to new software releases Training/technical assistance activities, including: Assisting State staff with monitoring of policy applications TANF/SNAP, providing supportive training and technical assistance as needed Providing individual-level training and/or technical assistance in support of case processing, policy applications, and implementation needs Providing technical assistance to the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) staff for implementation changes to WMS, testing and debugging software changes Providing technical support to HRA on WMS software issues Timely submission of required documentation (e.g., quarterly reports, timesheets, performance appraisals, specified reports as directed, etc.) Other duties as assigned Qualifications for the position: Required Education: Bachelor's degree in related field and at least one year of experience in the testing, training, or operation of a human services-related computer system, with a preferred emphasis on systems such as the Welfare Management System (WMS) OR ● Bachelor's degree in related field and at least two years of relevant experience providing technology training or related activities working within a large database environment Required Skill Set: Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills Excellent communication skills Proficiency in MS Access, MS Excel and MS Outlook Proficiency in IBM Cognos Analytics (Reporting) Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with social services programs such as TANF and SNAP Experience using standard computer applications, including MS Office 365 Experience with Adobe Acrobat Pro, including FrameMaker Experience using Zoom and Microsoft Teams Physical requirements*: Ability to: Independently carry A/V equipment and materials Arrange classroom furniture for training room set-up Travel Requirements*: Travel throughout NYC may be required (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island). *Physical and travel requirements are in effect ONLY when you are working in the physical office space. This opportunity includes an excellent benefit package and is grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Submission of cover letter and resume required (only one document upload allowed). The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Tue, 5 Oct 2021 14:34:18 CST NYC, NY 213 2022 - Training & Development Specialist - NYC - ICHP/LEADS - Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=220 Title: Training & Development Specialist Location: NYC Job Summary: The Institute for Community Health Promotion/Learning, Engagement, and Development Services (ICHP/LEADS) at SUNY Buffalo State is seeking to hire a Training and Development Specialist who will work on its NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) Bureau of Training and Staff Development (TSD) contract to deliver training and provide technical assistance as assigned, submit interim and final reports as required, and may conduct needs assessments and/or collaborate on curriculum development. NOTE: All staff on this project are currently splitting time between working remotely (two days per week) and in the office due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. This is subject to change as needed to help ensure staff safety in the physical office space. Responsibilities: Training and related activities, including: Participation in the training development, delivery, feedback, and modification process by assisting in the implementation of systems enhancements, including browser-based systems Providing one-on-one training, overview, and classroom instruction to the Department of Social Services district and Human Resource Administration (HRA) staff at various field locations Testing and related activities, including: Assisting in identifying errors in case processing and development of responsive training to ensure corrective action of the identified training need Performing general systems testing to gather information for use in the development of training materials or updating of existing training materials and/or curriculum as necessary Conducting quality assurance testing on the Welfare Management System Training/technical assistance activities, including: Assisting State staff with monitoring of policy applications TANF/SNAP, providing supportive training and technical assistance as needed Providing individual-level training and/or technical assistance in support of case processing, policy applications, implementation needs, Paperless Office Systems (POS), and HRA One Viewer Providing technical assistance to the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) staff for implementation changes to WMS, testing and debugging software changes Providing technical support to HRA on WMS software issue Documentation and reporting activities, including: Preparing written training documentation and associated reports as necessary Timely submission of required documentation (e.g., quarterly reports, timesheets, performance appraisals, specified reports as directed, etc.) Other duties as assigned Qualifications for the position: Required Education Bachelor's degree in related field and at least one year of experience in the implementation, training, planning, or operation of a human services-related program, with a preferred emphasis on social services programs such as TANF/SNAP OR Bachelor's degree in related field and at least two years of experience providing human services training or related activities. Required Skill Set: Excellent communication skills Excellent writing skills Proficiency in MS Word and MS Outlook Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment Preferred Qualifications: Experience using standard computer applications, including MS Excel Experience with Adobe Acrobat Pro Experience with MS Office 365 Experience using Zoom and MS Teams Physical requirements*: Ability to: Carry A/V equipment and materials independently Arrange classroom furniture for training room set-up Travel Requirements*: Minimal travel throughout NYC is required (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) *Physical and travel requirements are in effect ONLY when you are working in the physical office space. This opportunity includes an excellent benefit package and is grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled: Only one document upload allowed in the system. The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Wed, 30 Mar 2022 10:23:55 CST NYC, NY 220 2022 - Senior Training/Development Specialist/Curriculum Developer - Albany - ICHP/LEADS - Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=221 Title: Senior Training and Development Specialist/Curriculum Developer Location: Albany, New York FTE: Full Time Summary of position: The Institute for Community Health Promotion (ICHP) Learning, Engagement, and Development Services (ICHP/LEADS) at SUNY Buffalo State is seeking to hire a Senior Training and Development Specialist/Curriculum Developer to deliver statewide computer training and technical assistance on NYS-proprietary and non-proprietary applications to State and local district Social Services agency staff; design and develop curriculum, including PowerPoint presentations, quick-reference guides, distance learning modules, and computer-based trainings; and perform other duties as assigned. Responsibilities: Training and related activities: Deliver high-quality instructor-led classroom sessions, one-on-one sessions, and virtual WebEx Classroom training to NYS Department of Social Services (DSS) and NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) staff at various field locations, using mobile lab equipment for classroom sessions. Provide project orientation, training, and guidance to new staff. Ensure that training all materials and presentations adhere to NYS Branding Standards. Curriculum development and related activities: Conduct learning needs assessments to inform the process of developing up-to-date curriculum. Collaborate with colleagues, subject matter experts, and NYS staff to ensure that training outcomes exceed the sponsor's (OTDA's) expectations. Write learning objectives, produce training outlines, and write story board content. Translate technical information on NYS proprietary systems for end users through the development of dynamic and engaging training, including PowerPoint presentations, case scenarios, leader's guides, Quick Reference Guides, and e-learning modules for adult learners. Proofread and edit curriculum content. Monitor policy changes and revise curriculum accordingly. Miscellaneous activities: Provide technical assistance to DSS districts and OTDA. Compile and submit required documentation (e.g., attendance records, training reports, administrative documentation, etc.) in a timely manner. Perform other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in education, information systems, or a related field At least two years of experience in the development, implementation, and training delivery in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to produce logical, comprehensive, and appealing, user-friendly learning tools. Working knowledge of adult learning principles and training methods Experience engaging and managing a classroom of adult learners with differing needs and abilities Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups, handle multiple priorities and work under pressure Preferred Qualifications: Experience using Articulate Storyline, SnagIt, and Camtasia software Knowledge of human services-related assistance programs (e.g., SNAP, TA, HEAP, etc.) Exceptional verbal and written communication skills Proficiency using Windows and Microsoft Office applications Physical requirements: Ability to: Lift, move, and transport mobile computer lab Lift and carry up to 40 lbs. Travel Requirements: Upon reinstatement of classroom training, frequent travel throughout NYS may be required to provide training and offer technical assistance. This opportunity includes an excellent benefit package and is grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled: Only one document upload allowed in the system. The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Tue, 24 May 2022 11:17:56 CST Albany, NY 221 2022 - Research Support Specialist for The Great Lakes Center - Buffalo - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=223 Title: Research Support Specialist/Research Technician FTE: Full Time Location: Buffalo, New York Summary: The Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State College seeks applications for a Research Support Specialist for a full-time one-year position (with a possibility of extension upon funding availability) working on the 'Great Lakes Biology Monitoring Program: Zooplankton, Mysis, and Benthic Components' project as part of the US EPA Great Lakes Long-term Biological Monitoring Program. Within this project we collect and analyze data on benthic communities from all Laurentian Great Lakes. Job Functions/Responsibilities: Sorting of benthic samples from the Great Lakes into taxonomic groups Specimen preparation for identification Identifying and measuring Dreissena spp. in samples Specimen mounting on slides for identification Responsible for electronic data entry, records maintenance, and assist with report preparation. Qualifications for the position: Educational Requirement: BS or BA in Zoology, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Ecology, Limnology, Entomology or related discipline. Required Qualifications: Experience in data analysis, strong writing, communication, and computer skills. Preferred Qualification: Prior experience in taxonomic identification of benthic invertebrates. Physical requirements: Sit at a microscope for 8 hours or more Ability to work with chemicals (e.g. formalin, ethanol) Travel Requirements: Occasional field sampling This opportunity includes an excellent benefit package and is grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled: Only one document upload allowed in the system. The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Mon, 18 Jul 2022 14:17:09 CST Buffalo, NY 223 2022 - WNY PRISM Community Science and Engagement Program Manager - Buffalo - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=224 WNY PRISM Community Science and Engagement Program Manager Full Time Position, Buffalo New York About PRISM The Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (WNY PRISM) is a partnership organization whose mission is to address invasive species priorities using a coordinated partnership network, for which we provide leadership, information, and collaboration opportunities. We work to improve, restore, and protect local aquatic and terrestrial resources by improving the effectiveness of invasive species management, providing region-wide coordination for invasive species monitoring and management, and mitigating associated threats. The WNY PRISM Office was established in 2014 and has quickly become a regional leader in invasive species management. We work with nearly 200 partners across the region offering wide range of programming and great opportunities to work in all aspects of invasive species management. WNY PRISM is hosted by the Great Lakes Center and is a sponsored program of the Research Foundation for SUNY Buffalo State. WNY PRISM is funded by the Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. For more information about WNY PRISM and our programming, please visit www.wnyprism.org. Position Description The Community Science and Engagement Program Manager (Program Manager) will work to engage community members and our partners in efforts to prevent, monitor and manage invasive species by leading education and outreach programs for WNY PRISM. This involves implementing community science programs and coordinating volunteer efforts, communication with the public and partners, event coordination (workshops, meetings and presentations), extensive record keeping, development of outreach, instructional materials and online content, coordination of social media and maintenance of the WNY PRISM website. The Program Manager will also hire, train, and supervise a seasonal Education and Outreach Assistant (May - September) who will work alongside the Program Manager to assist with tasks and lead outreach efforts. WNY PRISM's education and outreach efforts center on partner and community engagement, working to increase awareness of invasive species issues, drive action and improve management efforts. This is accomplished through our wide-ranging programs including community science initiatives, volunteer surveys, training workshops, outreach, resource development and our Pledge to Protect campaign. We apply an adaptive management approach to all our work which requires detailed record keeping to measure program success. The Program Manager will be responsible for all aspects of education and outreach, including related communications, for WNY PRISM. A successful candidate will be highly organized and detail oriented and have excellent writing and communication skills. They will have experience implementing educational programs, coordinating volunteers and hiring and supervising staff. They must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Programs, and have experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram) and Wordpress. Weekend and evening hours will be required as this is when many community focused events take place, especially during the busy summer months. The Program Manager will work closely with WNY PRISM staff, the PRISM Network and the broader NYS Invasive Species Program to ensure education and outreach efforts meet the needs of the region and assist in fulfilling our strategic plan goals. The Program Manager will report directly to the WNY PRISM Coordinator. Primary Responsibilities Coordinate and expand WNY PRISM Community Science Programs which currently include Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Surveys, Trail Surveys and Spotted Lanternfly Monitoring. Coordinate volunteers, volunteer events and workdays in support of WNY PRISM Programs including event planning and promotion. Ensure all necessary permits and permissions are in place for events including volunteer waivers and photo releases. Maintain effective communication with community scientists and volunteers focusing on engagement and retention, produce monthly Community Science Bulletin. Produce annual program reports detailing community science and volunteer efforts. Further develop WNY PRISM Pledge to Protect Program and messaging focused on behavior change. Hire, train and supervise Education and Outreach Assistant (May - September); assist with additional hiring efforts. Maintain detailed and accurate records; data and metrics necessary to demonstrate growth and success of programs. Maintain regular communication with Coordinator, attend bi-weekly meetings and provide monthly reports detailing accomplishments and progress. Maintain regular communication with WNY PRISM Program Managers and work together on shared projects. Present talks and/or workshops (partners and public) with the goals of raising awareness, improving management and creating behavior change. Coordinate WNY PRISM presentations, workshops, and meetings including partner meetings and regional invasive species management symposium. Represent WNY PRISM at public meetings and conferences, and as part of NYS Invasive Species Program Working Groups and organizational planning meetings. Maintain WNY PRISM website functionality and lead efforts to improve/expand content. Coordinate and grow social media impact through Facebook and Instagram. Work with Program Managers and Coordinator to develop outreach and instructional materials in support of WNY PRISM Programs. Produce bi-annual eNewsletter (Spring/Fall). Additional Responsibilities Represent WNY PRISM at community outreach events and assist with coordinating WNY PRISM participation. Assist with dissemination of WNY PRISM news and invasive species information to the region through use of Listserv, events calendar, social media, news media and website. Assist with WNY PRISM administrative duties and general office operations. Assist with WNY PRISM grant and contract reporting requirements. Assist with data collection, review and quality control. Assist WNY PRISM Crew and partners with invasive species removal efforts. Qualifications Undergraduate Degree required, Master's Degree preferred (Ecology/Biology, Natural Resources, Communications or related). A minimum 3-years related professional experience required. Strong writing and communication skills. Detail oriented with strong organization and ability to balance multiple projects. Understanding of invasive species, invasive species ecology and management. Experience giving presentations and demonstrated ability to present scientific information to a wide variety of audiences. Demonstrated success with program development and coordination. Experience coordinating and facilitating meetings, workshops and other events. Experience developing outreach materials and use of related software. Experience with professional use of social media. Demonstrated experience with website content development and maintenance. Demonstrated experience hiring and supervising staff. Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative setting. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Adobe Programs. Experience using iMapInvasives, or ability to learn quickly and to effectively teach community members with wide range of experience and skill level. Physical Requirements Ability to work in inclement weather and to regularly lift 30-50 lbs. Ability to work at a desk for a standard, 8-hour workday. Travel Requirements WNY PRISM staff share access to a work vehicle/truck (F250), however use of personal vehicle will be required as the truck is primarily used for field operations. Employee will be reimbursed for work related travel when using personal vehicle, at the federally approved rate, currently $0.625 per mile. Job Details This is a full-time, permanent position (40 hours/week) with current funding secured through December 31, 2023. The position has a starting salary of $44,000.00/year and has a target start date of October 11, 2022. Weekend and evening hours will be required as events commonly occur at these times, especially during the summer. Some overnight travel will be required. Use of a personal vehicle will also be required. Employees of the Research Foundation are eligible for health coverage, including vision and dental, paid time off, and retirement contributions. Position is based out of the WNY PRISM Office on the SUNY Buffalo State Campus in Buffalo, NY. To Apply Please provide cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references as a single attachment. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 16, 2022, however review of applications may begin earlier. Questions about this position may be directed to Andrea Locke, WNY PRISM Coordinator (lockeas@buffalostate.edu). No phone calls, please. This opportunity includes an excellent benefit package and is grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Thu, 11 Aug 2022 14:44:00 CST Buffalo, NY 224