Professional Development Officer
Category:: Management / Confidential
Department:: Office of Administration
Locations:: Saratoga Springs, NY
Posted:: Apr 25, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
About Empire State College:
Empire State College was established in 1971 by Dr. Ernest Boyer as a distinctive statewide institution focused on innovative and nontraditional teaching and learning.
The college continues its 48-year commitment experimenting with new, flexible, and individualized modes of learning through such practices as mentoring students throughout their academic studies, creating individualized degree plans, valuing learning gained from life and work experience, building professional and social student support communities and creating flexible modes of delivery to meet students' diverse learning preferences. The college now boast over 84,000 proud and successful alumni and partners with nearly 17,000 students a year who want to expand their personal and professional horizons.
Empire State College is a part of the SUNY System and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. With headquarters in Saratoga Springs, New York, ESC serves mostly working adults pursuing associate, bachelor's and master's degrees online and onsite at 35 locations across the state of New York and abroad.
SUNY Empire State College seeks a dynamic Professional Development Officer (PDO) in the Office of Human Resources located in Saratoga Springs, NY. The individual will be responsible for working closely with college-wide staff to implement and deliver a robust and cohesive college-wide training program, employee development initiatives, and provide professional development opportunities in a variety of topics.
The PDO will perform training needs assessments to build curricula and learning programs, prepare learning materials for classroom or online courses; including lesson plans and tutorials, develop needed college competencies into training that enhances employee performance, develop and facilitate instructor-led training sessions, create and manage a new onboarding/orientation program, and recommend vendor-provided solutions to meet instructional goals and objectives.
The PDO will also stay current with trends in innovative use of technology and new tools in employee development, manage the training budget and seek to maximize existing training resources at the college, design measurement tools to evaluate the effectiveness of existing and new training programs, and maintain training records, attendance and certification program. The individual will work closely with a team of HR staff and serve as a resource to college employees regarding matters related to compliance with SUNY policies, Civil Service Rules and Regulations, and collective bargaining agreements.
The successful candidate shall possess the ability to work with a high level of attention to detail, excellent independent judgment, the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, develop collegial working relationships with individuals at all organizational levels, work independently and as part of a team, strong analytical and decision making skills, quality and customer service oriented and the skills to harness software and technology to maximize efficiencies.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
- 5-7 years of relevant professional experience; preferably in higher education
- Demonstrated strong training/presentation skills and ability to design, implement, and evaluate training, curricula, and pedagogical approach
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, and web based systems
- Experience within SUNY in a human resources role
This position is located in Saratoga Springs, NY. Some travel is required. VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.
Rank/Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Empire State College is an EOE employer.
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Applications Due: Open until filled, application review will begin immediately.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration by clicking on the APPLY NOW button :
- Cover letter
- Name and contact information of three references
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