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Special Education Trainer

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 26, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
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Full Time
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Job # 037260 Department Code 21307-2034 Department Ed-Teaching And Leadership Job Title Special Education Trainer Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience. Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Month of August off Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Regional Partnership Center ( RPC ) Training Specialist will provide training and technical assistance to share promising and effective practices to a variety of stakeholders throughout the Mid-State Region. The Training Specialist will engage in systems change work, providing a variety of supports including regional learning opportunities, targeted skills groups, and intensive partnerships. They will be expected to independently perform assignments and apply their own experience and knowledge of high-leverage special education practices and procedures to achieve center objectives.

This is an 11 month academic year position with the month of August off. Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Special Education or related field (psychology, counseling, education, etc.) required
  • Minimum 3 years experience providing professional development (PD) and/or technical assistance (TA)
  • Minimum 3 years experience working in a school setting with special education students
  • School Certification preferred.
Job Specific Qualifications
All RPC Professional Staff:
  • Understanding of adult learning principles and collaborative practices
  • Experience working professionally with a variety of stakeholders, including parents, educators, school administrators, and community agencies using an intensive team approach
  • Experience providing evidence-based coaching and PD strategies
  • Knowledge of evidence-based and high-leverage practices for children birth-21 and ability to integrate new evidence-based practices as directed
  • Strong understanding of federal and NYS special education regulations
  • Highly developed analytical, technical, computer, oral and written communication skills
  • High-level of persuasion and negotiation skills
  • Experience building strong collaborations and applying highly developed creative and problem-solving skills
Special Education Trainer:
  • A strong understanding of the needs of students with disabilities from birth to age 21
  • Extensive knowledge of the special education process consistent with federal law, regulation, and guidance as well as state law and NYSED guidance
Plan, implement, and evaluate regional training, technical assistance and professional development (PD) activities to create systemic change, utilizing tools and training materials developed and/or reviewed by NYSED, under the direction of the RPC Director. Provide resources and materials to promote the implementation of evidence-based practices. Use evidence-based coaching and PD strategies in school districts identified by NYSED for areas of non-compliance or in need of assistance; provide feedback on implementation of evidence-based practices.

Engage in the planning process outlined by the NYSED, statewide and regionally. Collaborate with other Training Specialists of the Mid-State RPC and the regional leadership team to develop and implement action plans. Per NYSED direction, work in collaboration with the FACE Centers to provide capacity building focused on family and community engagement.

Maintain data on training and technical assistance activities to assist in analyzing the effectiveness of the activities to support needs of the region and inform program reporting to the state. Report on activities regularly to supervisor.

Other duties as assigned Physical Requirements
Not Applicable Tools/Equipment
Not Applicable Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 07/26/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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