Research Foundation Job Vacancies

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Vacancy announcements

The Research Foundation for SUNY, a private, not-for profit Corporation, is seeking a full-time position as a Migrant Tutor for the North Country Migrant Education Program. The successful candidate will provide tutoring in the Malone central school district including advocacy for eligible students and their families.  NYS teacher certification and experience with teaching middle and high school using Common Core Learning Standards are required. $15.00 per hour. Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance. The position requires a telephone, dependable vehicle and valid driver's license. Send letter of application, resume and reference letters immediately to Megan Foster, NCMEP, SUNY Potsdam, 282 Van Housen Hall Extension, Potsdam, NY 13676 or e-mail tiernav@potsdam.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Research Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Research Foundation for SUNY, a private not-for-profit, educational corporation, invites applications for a full-time North Country Migrant Education Program Director. NCMEP supports the educational needs of migrant eligible farm workers and their children in St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton and Essex Counties. The program provides school year and summer academic and enrichment programs; adolescent/drop-out programs; student and family advocacy. The Director will chair committees to hire, train, supervise, and evaluate all NCMEP staff and provide high-quality professional development for staff monthly. With input from staff and parents, the Director will plan, implement, and oversee program services. The Director will also attend state Consortium and Committee meetings, participate in phone conferences, file mandated reports, consult and coordinate with school districts regarding students' services, work with the Parent Advisory Council, and oversee budget and data management. The successful candidate should have experience in creation and implementation of curriculum aligned with the Common Core, knowledge of educational issues and strategies from preschool through adolescence.Additionally, the candidate should show proven leadership and management skills, experience in writing and overseeing a budget, evidence of superior written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of program evaluation and data collection and understanding of the needs of poverty/high risk rural students. Required qualifications include a Master's degree with an earned Bachelor's degree in education, teacher or administrative NYS certification, and three years of experience in teaching and/or education administration.Salary $60,000. The Research Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Renewal of appointment is subject to The Research Foundation for SUNY policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of annual funding. Submit your cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to: Vivian Tiernan, North Country Migrant Education Program, S281 Van Housen Hall Extension, 44 Pierrepont Avenue, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, New York 13676.

Review of applications to begin immediately. Questions to search chairperson, Tina Wilson Bush, bushtm@potsdam.eduor 315-267-3492.