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Monday
05/13/19

Explore Buffalo Job Opportunity: Education Coordinator

Posted by Tim on May 13, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities

Explore Buffalo is seeking a full-time Education Coordinator with an engaging and enthusiastic personality to join our energetic and professional team in support of the organization’s mission of promoting Buffalo and Western New York history, architecture and neighborhoods through quality education to learners of all ages.
Responsibilities: Youth Education Programming
Manage Explore Buffalo’s youth education programs, including but not limited to:
• Coordinate tours for K-12 schools and colleges:
o Act as primary point of contact for groups planning their tour, including confirming tour
details, arranging payment, scheduling docents for the tour, communicating tour details to
docents, coordinating Activity Book distribution to schools (if applicable), thanking
groups after the tour, and requesting tour feedback.
o Work with Education Committee to develop School Tours and associated supplementary
materials.
o Maintain an awareness of current school curriculum and learning standards to ensure
School Tours and materials connect with requirements. Distribute continuing education
opportunities and reading materials to School Docents as appropriate.
o Cultivate new relationships with college programs, school districts, and other youth
programs to expand the Education Program’s impact.
• Oversee Explore Buffalo youth educational programs, including the Scouts BSA Architecture
Merit Badge Workshop, Explore the Summer, Architecture & Use Workshop, and Junior
Explorers Workshop.
o Work with community partners and the Education Committee to schedule and deliver all
aspects of the programs, including but not limited to developing promotional materials
and program content, scheduling volunteers, training new volunteers, etc.
Docent Training
Primary staff support for Explore Buffalo’s Docent Training programs, which include three new docent
classes per year and a continuing education program (Explore Buffalo University):
• Participate in the Docent Training Committee’s planning process for each training program.
• Work with other staff to facilitate promotion of docent training and recruitment of new docents.
• Attend each training class, providing administrative and logistical support.
• Be the primary staff liaison for trainees in the docent training program.
• Supervise the School Docent Certification program, working with the Education Committee.
o Recruit school docents to ensure Education Program docent needs are met
o Review all school docents annually to ensure a high-quality experience for schools.
Adult Education Programming
Manage Explore Buffalo’s non-tour adult educational programs, including but not limited to:
• Manage the Speaker Series, History/Architecture Courses, and Teacher Center Courses:
o Work with volunteers, and community partners where applicable, to coordinate program
schedules, content, and implementation.
• Manage the Guest Speaker program:
o Act as primary point of contact for groups booking Guest Speaker engagements,
including confirming program details, arranging payment, scheduling docents,
communicating program details to docents, thanking groups after their program, and
maintaining an active database of available talks.
• Facilitate training and feedback for docents preparing new presentations.
• Innovate other educational programs as applicable and oversee their development and
implementation.
Development Support
Support education-focused fundraising efforts:
• Administer use of the Education Fund, tracking the use of available funds.
• Administer grant funding, maintaining records as required by funders for accountability.
• Develop and maintain relationships with donors and other funders.
Other
• Establish and maintain good working relationships with other cultural, nonprofit, and historical
organizations in WNY.
• Represent Explore Buffalo in a professional, personable manner through tabling, speaking
engagements, attendance at community partner events and Explore Buffalo events, etc.
• Assist with general office tasks and major events as needed, and other duties as they may
develop.
Qualifications:
• Enthusiastic and energetic personality
• Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced work environment
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to work independently and with a team, depending on the task
• Attention to detail; ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Comfortable speaking in front of groups at all age levels (youth, adult, senior)
• Bachelor’s Degree (Education degree is encouraged, but not required)
• Non-profit experience is encouraged, particularly with a cultural organization and/or in an
educational setting
• Experience working with youth is strongly encouraged
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
• Primarily regular office hours, with various evenings and weekends required
• Must have reliable transportation

To apply, please contact Executive Director and Honors Alum, Brad Hahn: brad@explorebuffalo.org

Thursday
04/11/19

University Communications Seeks Social Media Analyst and Operations Position-PAID

Posted by Tim on April 11, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Job Opportunity, Paid Student Experience, Student Job Opportunities

Title:   Social Media Assistant Analyst

UB Department:        University Communications

Website:         www.buffalo.edu

Supervisor:    Erin Goetz, Social Media Specialist, eringoet@buffalo.edu

            716-645-4654, 330 Crofts Hall, UB North Campus

Application Due Date:          April 21, 2018

Application Deadline:           Applications accepted immediately, until position is filled

Position Start Date:  Position is available to start immediately. Start date is flexible

Paid Position?           Yes ($11.35/hr)

2. Position Details    

Department Profile

UB’s division of University Communications (UC) is responsible for university-wide communications and marketing — including branding, media relations, digital (web, social media), editorial/content, and creative design — for the University at Buffalo (UB). The division is highly visible, nationally recognized, and its award-winning communication products represent the public face of the university. As a member of UC’s Digital Communications & Strategy team, you will help us transform the way content is created, distributed and tracked on social media, the web, and other digital communication platforms. You will support the department’s efforts to monitor and shape perceptions, fulfill information needs and provide exceptional service to external and internal audiences of UB.

As our Social Media Assistant Analyst you will focus on helping to organize and mature the information and reporting systems in our best-of-class Social Media Management system (Sprinklr) and use it to analyze and report on UB’s impact in the social media landscape.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly motivated, professional, creative and excited to learn
  • Bring ideas and inspirations to the table
  • Be a big picture thinker who is extremely detail oriented
  • Be comfortable working in a high-productivity team environment
  • Demonstrate strong social media and analytical skills
  • Be a current SUNY student (mandatory)
    • Ideally, the candidate will remain a SUNY student through May 2020 or later

Hours

  • This PAID student position requires a weekly commitment of 15-20 hours. Successful candidates will be available to work summer 2018 and ideally continue through spring 2019.
  • All work (unless otherwise agreed) is to be conducted in UC offices in Crofts Hall on UB’s North Campus.


Responsibilities

  • The Social Media Assistant Analyst will work directly with the Social Media Specialist, and collaboratively with other members of the UC team to accomplish the following goals using UC’s social media management tool (Sprinklr):
  • Assessment of Social Media organic (our channels) and paid (advertising) performance, as well as identifying trends in the social landscape
    • E.g. Defining and measuring key performance indicators on each social channel
  • Content/campaign performance
    • E.g. Measuring performance for all outbound content during March Madness
  • Identifying and maturing information architecture and systems
    • E.g. Developing tagging structure to effectively benchmark like content/posts that can be scaled for units across the university
      • E.g. Use tagging structure to analyze data, identify trends and optimize future posts
  • Support and project logistics
  • Assist in management and administration of UB’s top-level social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest
  • Support digital analytics activities

Qualifications

  • Must have strong user knowledge of social media, web and mobile platforms (this is NOT a programming position. It is an information organization, system and analysis position)
  • Must be a critical thinker, with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to recognize and classify content
  • Excellent written and verbal communications are essential
  • Effective time management and adherence to deadlines
  • Experience in Excel, Google Docs required
  • Experience with Google Analytics a plus
  • Keen sense of individual responsibility and initiative. Self-directed
  • Desire to learn and explore new and existing technologies
  • Enthusiastic team player

To apply:

Applications are being accepted immediately with a cut off of April 30, 2019. Start date is flexible.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Thursday
04/11/19

University Communications Seeks Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant-PAID Position

Posted by Tim on April 11, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities, Uncategorized

Title:  Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant

UB Department:        University Communications

Website:         www.buffalo.edu

Supervisor:    Erin Goetz, Social Media Specialist, eringoet@buffalo.edu

            716-645-4654, 330 Crofts Hall, UB North Campus

Application Due Date:          April 21, 2019

Application Deadline:           Applications accepted immediately, until position is filled

Position Start / End Date:     Flexible start dates beginning May 2019

Paid Position?           Yes ($11.35/hr)

2. Position Details    

Department Profile

UB’s division of University Communications (UC) is responsible for university-wide communications and marketing — including branding, media relations, digital (web, social media), editorial/content, and creative design — for the University at Buffalo (UB). The division is highly visible, nationally recognized, and its award-winning communication products represent the public face of the university. As a member of UC’s Digital Communications & Strategy team, you will help us transform the way content is created, distributed and tracked on social media, the web, and other digital communication platforms. You will support the department’s efforts to monitor and shape perceptions, fulfill information needs and provide exceptional service to external and internal audiences of UB.

As our Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant you will focus on promoting UB by creating multimedia assets – including graphics, GIFs, Instagram stickers and social videos (such as Instagram Stories) as well as video content that tell our distinct UB story and inspire our online audiences. Additional tasks include curating and producing innovative, thoughtful and inspiring content for social media, and monitoring and engaging with online audiences. You will also learn to how to communicate on behalf of the brand and capture UB’s distinct mission and culture.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly motivated, professional, creative and excited to learn
  • Bring ideas and inspirations to the table
  • Be comfortable working in a high-productivity team environment
  • Demonstrate strong social media, visual and editorial skills
  • Be a current SUNY student (mandatory)
    • Ideally, the candidate will remain a SUNY student through May 2020 or later

Hours

  • This PAID student position requires a weekly commitment of 15-20 hours during the academic semester and 20 hours during summer 2019. Hours are available during breaks.

All work (unless otherwise agreed) is to be conducted in UC offices in Crofts Hall on UB’s North Campus.

Responsibilities

The Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant will work directly with the Social Media Specialist and collaboratively with other members of the UC team to accomplish the following goals:

  • Plan, write, produce and distribute video, multimedia and other content on social media
  • Assist in management and administration of UB’s top-level social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest
  • Coordinate cross-unit social media campaigns
  • Continually monitor, identify and engage with our online audiences
  • Support digital analytics activities

Qualifications

  • Required Skills
    • Strong understanding of, and experience using social media (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest)
    • Video production skills, esp. knowledge of video editing tools including Adobe
    • Premiere (proficiency in Adobe After Effects or Final Cut Pro is a plus)
    • Graphic design and multimedia skills, esp. knowledge of editing tools including Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator
    • Excellent writing (esp. for web and social)
    • A strong visual (e.g. photo selection) aesthetic
  • You should:
    • Have a keen sense of individual responsibility and initiative. Enthusiastic team player.
    • Be able to handle multiple and varied assignments. Effective time management and adherence to deadlines.
    • Be a strong verbal communicator.
    • Be comfortable collaborating with others and taking direction; Respect for authority and diverse viewpoints

To apply:

  1. Complete the following pre-qualification form: https://goo.gl/forms/J3ryi2nSY9RynGCB3
  2. Send the following to ubsocial@buffalo.edu  
  3. Resume and a brief cover letter
  4. Links to 2-3 graphics or video pieces you created and are most proud of as well as a brief description of each

Applications are being accepted immediately with a cut off of April 30, 2019. Start date is flexible.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Monday
03/04/19

Marshall University Bio-med Virtual Grad Fair

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Career Opportunities, Event, Graduate School Programs

Connect with Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Graduate Biomedical Research Program offering:

The Marshall chat room will be open from 10am – 4:00pm EST on March 21.

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It is free for students to register here: https://www.careereco.com/events/biomed?ref=ceh.

For questions, please contact: carothers@marshall.edu

Monday
02/18/19

Alaskan Summer Internship Program

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Internships, Paid Student Experience

Eligibility: U.S. Citizens only. Junior-Senior undergraduates and Master graduate students pursuing a degree or recent graduates who have a degree in a science, technology,  engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or in a discipline that supports the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) mission. Must have demonstrated strong ties to Alaska.

Locations: Idaho National Laboratory, Ames Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National

Laboratory

Duration: Appointments beginning Summer 2019 and are 10 weeks in length.

Deadline: April 1, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Benefits: Stipends start at $600 per week depending on academic status. May be eligible to receive $150 per week housing allowance. Up to $1,000 to support travel to and from the appointment site for participants who live more than fifty miles, one-way from the assigned site.

Lean more and apply now!                                             https://www.zintellect.com/

Questions? DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov

Monday
01/28/19

Summer 2019 Positions for Mathematics Grad Students

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities

Canada/USA Mathcamp is looking for graduate students as leaders for its summer 2019 session.

  • When: June 19 to August 1, 2019
  • Where: Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
  • Compensation: $4,000 stipend plus room and board for six weeks, and travel expenses
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Details and online application: http://www.mathcamp.org/mentor/

This summer, we invite you to:

Be a leader in a vibrant community of talented and enthusiastic high-school students and energetic faculty. 

Teach and learn what most interests you, in an atmosphere of freedom and excitement. 

Be a friend and mentor to 120 marvelous kids. 

Be an architect of an experience that those 120 kids will cherish for years.

Canada/USA Mathcamp (www.mathcamp.org) is a summer program for talented high school students from all over the United States, Canada, and the rest of the world. At Mathcamp, students interact with world-class mathematicians, explore advanced topics in mathematics, and find a true intellectual peer group.

The mentor job is a hybrid between a teaching position and a camp counselor role. Your primary responsibility is to teach great classes, and you’ll be doing this in the context of a residential summer program: you live, eat, and play with the campers. It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun.

As a mentor at Mathcamp, you get an amazing teaching experience: there is no set curriculum, so you create your own classes and teach the math you’re interested in. From group theory to projective geometry, from complex analysis to cryptography, from fractals to voting theory – there is an abundance of mathematics that can be taught (with a little imagination) at camp level. You’ll have support (in both curriculum design and pedagogy) from master teachers, and you’ll work with students who are exceptionally smart and engaged.

Mentors are also the camp’s primary leaders and organizers, and cultivate the rich life of the camp by planning activities, setting camp policy, and serving as residential counselors—essentially, running the camp, and bringing it to life with creative ideas, inside and outside the classroom. Initiative, flexibility, and tolerance for a certain degree of chaos are a must—that is part of what makes Mathcamp an exciting place to work!

Since women and minority students often face a shortage of role models in mathematics, we are especially eager to recruit mentors from these groups.

For more information on the position and how to apply, visit http://www.mathcamp.org/mentor/.

Monday
10/01/18

UB Teacher Residency Program

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Graduate School Programs, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

We’re excited to announce that the application for the inaugural Urban Teaching Cohort of the UB Teacher Residency program has opened!  Below are a few of the program features, with more information available at our website (http://ed.buffalo.edu/residency.html).  The program will launch in Summer 2019, with residents earning initial certification in Summer 2020. The priority deadline is November 1st, and the application requires two short essays, transcripts, and two references.  (Applications received after November 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis, contingent upon district needs and funding.)

UB Teacher Residency Program Features:

  • Earn initial teacher certification in an adolescence education (grades 7–12) content area (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, mathematics, social studies, English, French, or Spanish) in one year.
  • Receive a tuition scholarship (approximately 2/3 of program cost) and an $18,000 stipend for living expenses in exchange for a 3 year commitment to Buffalo Public Schools.
  • Co-teach alongside a mentor teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools for one school year.
  • Engage in rigorous and relevant coursework that is integrated with classroom practice.
  • Collaborate and build a community with a small cohort of residents, mentor teachers and university faculty who are committed to improving educational experiences in historically underserved communities.

Who Should Apply?

  • Individuals seeking to become transformational grade 7–12 teachers in the city of Buffalo
  • College seniors and recent graduates with a background in the content area they intend to teach
  • Professionals interested in making a career change to classroom teaching

*Previous education coursework is not required. To be eligible, you will need an undergraduate background in your intended content area.

Click here for FAQs.

Click here to Apply!

Please feel free to reach out with additional questions or to hear more about the program!  Many thanks!

Amanda Winkelsas, Ph.D.

Director, UB Teacher Residency Program

Graduate School of Education

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

512 Baldy Hall

716-645-1066

Monday
10/01/18

Career Conversations Buffalo with UB Alumni November 8 UB Center for the Arts

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Career Conversations Buffalo

Thursday, November 8

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

UB Center for the Arts

Buffalo Career Conversations is a great way to make professional friends with experienced UB alumni. This event is a career networking night that is designed to link you with experienced UB alumni to help launch your career in a fun casual way. You’ll get real-world advice from someone who understands what you’re going through and is ready to help you. This could lead you to opportunities that you never knew were out there.

UB students register by joining the Buffalo Career Conversations event in Bullseye powered by Handshake.

Here is the calendar link for UB alumni to volunteer:  https://calendar.buffalo.edu/event/buffalo-career-conversations-3/

Save the date:  Career Conversations NYC will be Wednesday, January 9.  Registration link to follow in the coming weeks.

Tuesday
04/10/18

UB Two Day Job Opportunity for students-Earn $160

Posted by Tim on April 10, 2018 in Career Opportunities, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities, Workshops

Kipp Herreid, Professor of Biological Sciences and Co-Director or the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS) is hoping you might be able to help us out by sending the message below to your undergraduate listservs. We are in the process of trying to recruit freshmen and sophomores to work for us at our annual Case Studies in Science Summer Workshop May 24 & 25, 2018. Our summer workshop trains college science faculty from around the country to teach using case studies. Students are hired to be part of the “student audience” for our practice teaching sessions. During these sessions, workshop faculty will teach a case study. Students will participate in the case study along with the other students and then critique the faculty’s teaching methods and the case study. Students will be paid for their work. We would appreciate your help in sending the message below to your student listserv at your earliest convenience.

Please let us know if you will be able to help. I would be greatly appreciated. Please give me a call if you have any questions.

Carolyn Wright

Project Administrator

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science University at Buffalo Biological Sciences

109 Cooke Hall

Buffalo, NY 14260

716-645-4900

fax 716-645-2975

cwright2@buffalo.edu

Friday
03/23/18

Peace Corps Information Session March 28

Posted by Tim on March 23, 2018 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Workshops

Peace Corps Information Session
March 28, 2018
12-1 p.m. in 108 Capen Hall, North Campus
and
2:30-3:30 p.m. 220 Hayes Hall, South Campus

The Peace Corps is a 2-year service opportunity for motivated change-makers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. Peace Corps volunteers fully integrate into host country communities, where they live and work on projects related to education, health, economic development, environment, agriculture and youth development.

Join us at this information session to learn about Volunteer experiences, ask questions about service and benefits, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

For questions about this event, please contact Anne Tatarsky at atatarsky@peacecorps.gov or call 585-524-6857.

RSVP to attend HERE