Training Specialist
Job Details
LIC - Long Island City, NY


Training Specialist


ICAN - Pre and Post Release

Reports to:

Senior Director, Jail-Based and Reentry Services


Full Time /Non-Exempt


Long Island City and City Jails, NY


35 hours per week (9:00AM – 5:00PM)


Position Summary:  The Fortune Society is seeking to fill the position of Training Specialist, under the supervision of the Senior Director of Jail-Based and Reentry Services. The Training Specialist (TS) will be responsible for preparing, developing, managing, coordinating and conducting all trainings within the Employment and Education Services and Individualized Corrections Achievement Network (EES/ICAN) arena. The TS will work in concert with the Senior Director to identify areas requiring training and make training recommendations and evaluate and document training activities.  The TS will provide support to the Training Coordinator, who is responsible for organizing client trainings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create training schedules for all EES/ICAN personnel; ensure all mandatory trainings (e.g. DOC trainings) are completed in a timely manner; inform staff of scheduled trainings and track their progress;
  • Collect all certificates and upload to PAYCOM system (and/or SharePoint);
  • Support supervisors with identifying and scheduling appropriate trainings in accordance with staff development highlights; communicate with team members to ensure all appropriate training needs are met;
  • Create and track reports on outcomes of all trainings and maintain records;
  • Support with new hire onboarding, which involves training staff on agency and department policies, procedures, and processes, and in-service trainings;
  • Use best practice training methods in accordance with audience;
  • Attend seminars, meetings and trainings to remain abreast of new training methods and techniques and/or information to coordinate future training sessions;
  • Support with developing, implementing and maintaining attendance tracker to ensure all required trainings are completed;
  • Support with creating training handbooks and manuals; Research training material and programs;
  • Implement various training methods such as workshops, conferences, meetings and demonstrations;
  • Recommend training materials and methods, order and maintain training material, support with managing training related budget and funding allocation;
  • Support with managing client trainings, serve as back up to Training Coordinator;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • High School Diploma/GED certification required; Some college required;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in training capacity or similar role;
  • Proven track record of conducting successful training programs;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and talent for accuracy and precision;
  • Familiar with current training techniques; experience designing and implementing curricula;
  • Adequate computer skills; Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to be flexible- Days/Hours subject to change in accordance with program needs;
  • Must be highly motivated, effective communication- have excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish a plus;


Travel Requirements: 

  • Required to travel to City jails and Fortune Society offices.
  • May be required to travel to offices for meetings and/or trainings.
  • Must be willing to travel between DOC facilities, if necessary.


Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.