Finger Lakes Community College is affiliated with The State University of New York (SUNY) and is currently recruiting for a Custom Training Specialist.

Finger Lakes Community College offers competitive salaries, rich benefits and retirement options which include New York State Employees Retirement System, Teachers Retirement System and SUNY Optional Retirement Program.


Educational Background: Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience: A minimum of three years’ training management experience required. Workforce development and/or training experience preferred. Experience in working with the public, including businesses and state agencies which deal with workforce needs and funding preferred.

Skills: Proficient in a variety of computer programs including MS Office Suite. Ability to create marketing materials, identify target audiences and promote courses preferred. Ability to work independently and with minimal direction. Excellent decision making and organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (written and oral). Detail-oriented with excellent follow-through skills. Knowledge of, respect for, and successful engagement with members of other cultures or backgrounds. Commitment to training, education, and accountability, in efforts to promote a culture of inclusion and belonging.

General Functions:

Responsible for assisting the Director of Professional Development and Continuing Education, and professional staff by providing planning, coordination, supervision, and organization of non-credit, continuing education programming to meet the specific criteria for businesses, employers and industry trends. Responsible for set up and physical delivery of training programs.

  1. Essential Functions :
    1. Training project management to include hire and supervision of trainers, course development including planning, scheduling and course evaluations.
    2. Oversight of custom training programs to include the following industries computer, leadership, healthcare and human services, manufacturing, service related fields and other non-credit training programs as required by business community.
    3. Develop and maintain existing NY State and College reports that show results related to program outcomes.
    4. Develop methodology to monitor and adapt to changing market conditions aimed at furthering the College’s success in workforce development.
    5. Coordinate with other potential partners, internal and external, who can assist with delivery of community workforce development and community education needs to assure efficient use of resources.
    6. Development of specialized custom training programs as requested by business/industry opportunities.
    7. Provide and implement promotion, advertising and course publication, participant registrations, and all post-course responsibilities, including evaluations/tracking, statistical follow-ups and state reports.
    8. Responsible for the development of and administration of training contracts with business, industry and other employers, as well as workshops and conferences that meet specific professional development needs within the private and public sectors of the community.
    9. Develop budget for training programs provided, including the hiring of trainers and the purchase of supplies and educational materials.
    10. Develop and maintain non-credit personal and professional development courses on campus and at off-campus locations.
    11. Work, where appropriate, with academic department chairs and faculty to develop non-credit programs and courses with identified needs and interests in the community.
    12. Conduct training when/where appropriate to businesses, counties and governmental agencies as applicable.
    13. Work with local Workforce Development offices in qualifying participants for on-line and non-credit vocational training.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description contains only qualifications that are required, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  1. Occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  2. Occasional lifting of boxes or files that may weigh up to 20 pounds required.
  3. Communicate information and ideas so others will understand.
  4. May require travel locally and regionally.
  5. May require flexible hours.

The starting salary is $42,758.00. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Application Instructions:
Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

  1. Resume/Cv
  2. Cover letter

Applications will only be accepted online.

Finger Lakes Community College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

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