School-Related Professional Facilitator Candidates

ELT is looking for school-related professionals (teaching assistants, monitors, aides, bus drivers, etc.) who have an interest in facilitating seminars to NYSUT members.

SRP facilitator candidates are selected on the basis of the criteria listed below:

  • Recognized and respected professional - we seek a professional who is a NYSUT member with a reputation as an outstanding SRP and who is respected by peers.
  • Time and commitment - the individual should be available to devote the amount of time necessary: learning, planning, promoting the program and teaching adult learners.
  • Knowledge of the "system" - the candidate needs to understand the union structure, the school district structure, and have the ability to work effectively within these structures. He or she needs to know whom to contact and how to work cooperatively with them.
  • Experience in planning and conducting training for adults - prior experience acting as a resource for other school-related professionals is a plus. Experience in organizing sessions, setting agendas and motivating others, as well as being an innovator, initiator and risk-taker, are qualities of an effective facilitator.
  • “Special Competencies” as an outstanding professional - the individual should be able to document unique characteristics and abilities that go beyond the usual expectations of the profession. These can be demonstrated through additional trainings, outstanding skills in specific areas, experiences with adult training sessions, and awards or recognitions.

Interested in joining the ELT Team?

Download the SRP New Facilitator Application & Instructions

The following document must be completed and submitted to ELT:

Documents should be sent to or NYSUT ELT, 800 Troy-Schenectady, Road, Latham, NY 12110. After submitting, candidates will receive a confirmation email indicating that items were received. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call us at 800-528-6208.

Due to the high volume of applications received annually, all applicants will be subject to a rigorous screening process, which includes, but is not limited to, approval by ELT staff. A personal interview with an ELT representative is also required. Selected Candidates will be required to attend an ELT New Facilitator Training as well as seminar content training. Further details regarding facilitator training will be provided to candidates upon approval.

Questions? Contact us at or 800-528-6208.

ELT facilitators are independent contractors serving as NYSUT ELT representatives for the programs in their areas, and responsible for the promotion and establishment of course work. Facilitators work under the direction of ELT leadership and staff.