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Research Foundation CUNY Education Specialist in New York City, New York

Job Title: Education Specialist

PVN ID: LA-2211-005222

Category: Managerial and Professional

Location: LAGUARDIA C. C.

Mandatory Vaccine Mandate: As of May 27, 2022, all candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law and criteria. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as two weeks after a final dose in primary series of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine ( example: two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer, or two weeks after a single dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson). Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Newly hired employees will be sent an email with instructions on how to upload their vaccine information on the Research Foundation portal.

Job Description

General Description

LaGuardia Community College is seeking an Education Specialist for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), which operates mainly during summer months as well as additional program activities that operate year-round. The SYEP is a dynamic and highly engaging virtual program that offers opportunities for young adults to learn new skills, explore potential careers, and earn money in the summer.

Reporting to the Director, the Education Specialist will organize, implement and supervise the virtual and in-person education and training components of youth programs designed for younger and older youth. The primary role of the Education Specialist is to work with the Service-Learning facilitators and ensure that participants complete their projects and other assignments. Additional workshop preparation is required for programs other than the SYEP,

Plans and coordinates public, professional, or community related educational programs. Develops curricula, prepares relevant presentations and materials, and organizes and delivers and/or facilitates classes, workshops, seminars, and other training services. Provides student advisement and associated services as appropriate. May research and prepare grant proposals or promotional material.

The Education Specialist’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Attend all DYCD educational trainings as required; evaluating varied educational materials provided by DYCD

  • Coordinate and collaborate with facilitators in the development, implementation, and modification of the online learning plans designed for 14–24-year-old youth

  • Meet with the Lead Education Specialist and team of facilitators to ensure appropriate delivery of all educational content as stipulated by DYCD

  • Confirm participants’ learning, educational and performance outcomes are achieved.

  • Assist in the recruitment and interviewing of new facilitators as needed

  • Co-facilitate training workshops in the use of materials and teaching methods

  • Meet with participants in all programs (in-person & virtual) to discuss their progress

  • Train, mentor, and evaluate facilitators

  • Maintain strong relationships with program staff to ensure that all participants have successful outcomes

  • Review related workforce curricula for possible adoption/incorporation

    Other Duties


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  • Knowledge of academic and/or vocational education curricula.

  • Records maintenance skills.

  • Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on research data and findings.

  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.

  • Ability to initiate, plan, organize, prioritize, and implement assignments.

  • Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.

  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.

  • Ability to manage and facilitate educational programs.

  • Knowledge of principles and procedures related to student advisement and/or related services.

  • Strong ability to meet time sensitive deadlines and to work collaboratively with a wide variety of educational partners

  • Advanced writing and editorial skills.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required; Masters’ degree preferred and at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.


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About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Department Workforce Education Center

Status Full Time

Annual Salary Range $55,200.00 - $61,200.00

Closing Date Mar 31, 2023 (Or Until Filled)


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