E-Learning Training Specialist

Alfred, NY
Jul 22, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth. For faculty interested in research, the college maintains a teacher-scholar program to support research including applied research that complements our emphasis in experiential learning, civic engagement and sustainability.

Category: Professional

Department: Civic Engagement

Location: Alfred, NY

Posted: Jul 21, '17

Type: Part-time Temporary

Job Description:

The E-Learning Training Specialist is a part time, temporary, grant funded position that will provide project management coordination and develop content to support a micro-credentialing pilot program. The key deliverable is to create online pathways allowing students to earn badges upon demonstration of specific and targeted competencies. The initial focus audience are students employed by the college. The purpose of the micro-credentialing project is to enhance student success, leadership ability, and workplace skills related to career readiness. The training specialist will have opportunity to leverage creativity, stakeholder input, and best practices to create the micro-credential pathways designed to enhance student workforce readiness and highlight achievements in co-curricular transcripts.

Tasks & Responsibilities
  • Provide overall coordination of the micro-credentialing project ensuring accountability to timeline and meeting expectations on deliverables.
  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews, focus groups, and consultation with on campus and community stakeholders.
  • Design, develop, and organize content benchmarked to industry standards, aligned with National Association of Colleges and Employer competencies and the SUNY Excels Framework, and informed by stakeholder feedback.
  • Present content using a variety of instructional techniques and media formats relying on best practices.
  • Create and populate space with training content on the Blackboard Learning Management System.
  • Develop and organize training procedure manuals, guides, and documentation materials, such as handouts or visual materials.
  • Coordinate development of promotional materials to market micro-credentialing project to students.


  • Baccalaureate degree required
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for education and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the assessment of project outcomes
  • Experience training or teaching students within a corporate environment or higher education

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at http://www.alfredstate.edu/student-services/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must upload a letter of interest and resume.