LINKD Specialist

LINKD Specialist (R19-04)

About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:
Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.

Working at the SUNY Research Foundation for the University at Albany, you will be part of a team that provides essential services to the University as it moves to the front ranks of American higher education, supporting the advancement of education, research and discovery. The University at Albany, a nationally recognized research university with outstanding faculty, researchers and staff, offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel.

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses. In 2010, the RNA Institute was created to become the center of excellence for research in RNA chemistry, biology, and related diseases. In 2017, the RNA Epitranscriptomics and Proteomics Resource (REPR) was created to foster the development of enabling technologies for epitranscriptomics research and for the dissemination of RNA analysis know-how.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, Montreal, and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:
Description of Duties:

Work with the Leading Information-Sharing Networks, Knowledge Management and Dissemination (LINKD) Division on construction and implementation of strategies and projects related to the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI). 

With input and guidance from the LINKD director and collaborating partners, the primary function of this position is the coordination of a national education campaign and support for the National Advisory Board. Activities include the development, packaging and dissemination of child welfare workforce resources and tools via webinars, learning exchanges, social media channels and other dissemination outlets; and engagement with the NCWWI Advisory Board in supporting the design and implementation of the campaign to educate the public about the importance of the child welfare workforce. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization with a minimum of 2 years working in a team environment navigating multiple priorities and processes with diverse participants.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to support the development and implementation of action-oriented logic models, research-supported dissemination plans, meaningful peer communities and effective knowledge education, management, and dissemination structures.
  • Proficient in the use and exploration of technology including project management software, webinar and video conferencing tools, and social media channels.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills including significant experience formatting, editing, and creating aesthetic visual presentations using PowerPoint and Word.
  • Ability to work independently with support and supervision.
  • Ability to travel occasionally for required program support.
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and skills working with persons from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Understanding of human services or child welfare systems.
  • Experience as a project coordinator.

Additional Information:
Salary Range:  High $50's

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report ("Clery Report"):

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law. 

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

Application Instructions:
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.