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UB Liberty Partnerships Program Summer Program Volunteers Needed

Posted by Tim on June 30, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We are looking for current/recently graduated students to speak with middle school students from Buffalo Public Schools during our summer residential program.  There will be three rotations of the program:  July 5th, 6th and 7th; July 12th, 13th and 14th; and July 19th, 20th and 21st.  We would need students to help with a photo scavenger hunt from 1pm-2pm on the Tuesday of each rotation, a mock college class from 9:15am-10am on the Wednesday of each rotation, a circle activity from 10am-11am on the Wednesday of each rotation, and an evening board games/ice cream night from 7:15pm-8:15pm on the Wednesday of each rotation.

If you would be willing to volunteer, each commitment would be approximately an hour, and you would be given a t-shirt and snacks for participation.  Please fill out the google doc indicating your interest and we will get back to you immediately!


Homework Club Director at Peace of the City in Buffalo

Posted by Tim on June 22, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Title:   Homework Club Director

Supervisor: Program Director

Work Hours:  20-22 hours a week

Start: Monday, August 29, 2016

 Please email resumes to:  Diann Takens:


Job Description

Under the direction and supervision of the Program Director (PD), the Homework Club Director is responsible to facilitate and lead the after-school program, Homework Club, four days a week.  These duties also include scheduling seasonal activities, participating in Peace Of The City (POTC) fundraisers, special events and various related administrative tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Program Implementation
  • Effectively recruit and retain a Homework Club of 25-30 children, ages 4-12.
  • Reinforce school day learning through effective homework tutoring with a team of volunteers
  • Provide challenging academic enrichment that extends school day learning in a meaningful, fun and focused context
  • Provide opportunities for youth development (socialization, maturation) through a wide range of activities in arts, technology, athletics, and more
  • Plan and implement a consistent daily schedule including all of the main components of Homework Club- free time, quiet time, big game time, family time, and homework time.
  • Teach “Family Time” with loving Christian spiritual principles evident
  • Using the discipline structure laid out in 3-2-1 Magic and Love and Logic. Establish procedures and a careful firm and loving discipline plan for Homework Club
  • Provide healthy and nutritious snack daily
  • Purchase and maintain all program equipment
  • Plan and coordinate seasonal activities and trips with other staff
  • Serve as an example of and resource for excellent after school programming locally
  • Report activities and program status to Program Director on a weekly basis
  • Attend weekly staff meeting; and weekly one on one meeting with PD
  • Check email and texts Monday am through Thursday pm for POTC updates
  • Oversee a team of Homework Club volunteers. Communicate with Volunteer Coordinator about volunteer needs and scheduling issues.
  • Maintain program hours at Peace Of The City, Monday 1:00-6:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1:30 to 6:00pm
  1. Administration & Public Relations
  • Maintain program expenditures with budgeted parameters
  • Provide public presentations as needed
  • Assist in fund raising events
  • Support related administrative tasks
  • Fully participate in annual evaluation
  1. Summer Program
  • Work alongside entire staff of POTC in the programs surrounding Shakespeare Comes to (716).
  • Direct a 6 week Summer Club

Desired Qualifications

  • Leadership qualities, ability to coordinate, inspire and motivate others
  • Knowledge of effective teaching methods and ability to plan lessons and teach them effectively.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-age classroom setting.
  • High level of communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Spanish language ability strongly desirable
  • Experience working in an ethnically diverse community and in meeting the needs of the groups represented
  • Strong initiative and ability to solve problems on the go
  • Ability and commitment to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm and focused while multi-tasking.
  • We provide all training needed, paid


  • High School diploma, BS or BA is highly desirable
  • Clear background check and history indicting fitness to work with children required
  • Teaching credentials or experience in a teaching setting (multiple-subjects or single-subject) would be great, but not necessary

About Peace Of The City (

We are a 24 year old faith based non profit that is passionate about loving and advocating for disadvantaged children, teens and their families.  We are a transparent/candid staff with loads of camaraderie.  We offer good wages AND 6 weeks paid off per year.


Division of Behavioral Medicine Infant Lab Seeking Research Assistants for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016

Posted by Tim on June 22, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Division of Behavioral Medicine’s Infant Lab is looking for several highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 semesters (any beyond!).

Our series of studies is the first to examine motivation for food and non-food alternatives in an infant population. Our newest longitudinal study includes music as a food alternative, based on our recently published pilot study (Reducing relative food reinforcement in infants by an enriched music experience). We are currently recruiting outstanding student researchers to help us recruit participants, learn and implement study protocols, enter/manage data, and assist with data collection (study session). Preference is given to students who can commit 2 semesters and/or summer semesters.

To apply: please send your resume and availability to We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.


Nutrition and Health Lab Research Assistants Needed for fall 2016 and spring 2017

Posted by Tim on June 22, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Nutrition and Health Research lab is looking for 2-3 committed Research Assistants for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 (you may start in summer if you would like) (Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Professions.) Our laboratory studies eating behavior in adults and adolescents.

We are beginning a longitudinal research project looking at the factors related to teen eating behavior and body composition. We will only accept dedicated and passionate research assistants who can commit to two consecutive semesters (or more) or service in the lab. Duties will include running adolescent participants in laboratory experiments, scheduling participants, entering and analyzing data, maintaining inventory, food portioning, and working in a team of undergraduate interns and graduate research assistants.

We are looking for individuals with good communication and organizational skills, who learn quickly and are able to work independently. Previous research experience is not required, but is a plus. Each position requires a commitment of at least 10-15 hours per week during the school year, during the hours of 1pm-8pm, Monday-Saturday. You must be able to work at least one week night from 1pm-8pm.

For more information please see our post on CURCA or email Amanda Ziegler at