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Certification Officer Employment Opportunity

The Certification Officer will provide college-wide leadership in all matters related to Professional Education Programs and New York State certification procedures.

Position Description

Provides college-wide leadership in matters related to professional education programs and New York State certification procedures.

Serves as consultant and resource person to College officials, department chairpersons, and faculty advisors relative to certification issues.

Serves as liaison to New York State Education Department (NYSED) representative and BOCES Teacher Certification Offices on certification issues.

Advises students and prospective students about certification requirements and procedures.

Processes certification applications for eligible candidates.

Assists with certification test scores reporting.

Maintains accurate records and prepares institutional reports on an as-needed basis.

Interprets NYSED policy and communicates that policy to students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Communicates NYS teacher and educational administration testing requirements to students, alumni, faculty and staff. When changes in policy and testing requirements are made by NYSED, interprets and communicates those changes to students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Frequently presents certification requirements and process to students (either in group settings or in one-on-one meetings), and shares the details of those requirements with students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Hosts certification workshops for graduating students to provide (1) necessary information they will need in order to submit the Certification Recommendation Form to the Certification Office, and (2) information and orientation to NYSED’s TEACH Online Application process. 

Answers heavy volume of phone calls and e-mail inquiries from students and alumni concerning certification processes, including state requirements for additional and continuing certification and professional development.

Cohesively and professionally presents to various constituents such as Deans, Chairs, faculty, students, and various committees. 

Committee work for Professional Education Unit as appropriate and needed. Committee work includes, but is not limited to: Professional Education Council (PEC); Effective Best Practices Committee (EBP); PEU Assessment Committee; and the PEU Advisory Board. 

Required Qualifications 

Earned bachelor's degree in Education, Communications, or Business from an accredited US Department of Education or internationally recognized institution. Other related degrees will be considered.

Significant full-time professional experience including Office Technology operations.

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to work with an array of constituents.

Excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities.

Preferred Qualifications 

Earned master’s degree in Education, Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, Communications, Business, or Public Administration from an accredited US Department of Education or internationally recognized institution. Other related degrees will be considered.

Experience dealing with state teacher certification regulations.

Experience with Banner or system-wide computer management programs.

Experience working in higher education.

Teacher certification and public school experience.

Ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Application Instructions 

Please visit to complete an application including your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required upon hire. Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled with preference given to internal application material submitted by 3/15/18. Employment at The College at Brockport is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

contact: Office of Human Resources, x2126
submitted: Thu, Mar 8, 2018 by mmorey
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