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Thursday
01/18/18

Inclusive Launch Foundry 8 Week Start-up Training and Internship Program Application Deadline is January 22

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Internships, Workshops

Inclusive Launch Foundry, Co-founded by Blackstone LaunchPad and Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships is an accelerated 8 week start-up training and internship program. The objective is to provide a framework for which students from diverse backgrounds can apply their new found knowledge to develop a scalable business.

Students who complete the Spring Inclusive Launch Foundry Program will be placed in a paid-internship experience during the Fall 2018 semester with a WNY startup company that aligns with their interests and goals.

Please note* You do NOT need to have a startup to apply!

Key Dates
Application deadline: 01/31/18
Program begins: 02/06/18
Classes: Every other Tuesday from 6-8PM
Program ends: 05/03/18

Have questions? Email mcerokwu@buffalo.edu | Maureen Erokwu

To apply, please click HERE

Thursday
01/18/18

Thinking about Teach for America? What impact will you make? Next deadline is January 26

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities

Where will your career take you after graduation? By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a powerful network of more than 50,000 leaders changing the course of our nation. As a corps member, you’ll be challenged to think creatively and lead boldly. You’ll leverage your unique talents to dismantle inequities in the classroom and beyond. As an alum, you’ll join a diverse community working to expand opportunity from nearly ever career sector.

 

Want a glimpse inside a teacher’s life? Check out “The Real Life of Teachers” web series to see how corps members Jenn, David, and Pocco are building a better future for the next generation.

 

What impact will you make? Apply to the Teach For America corps today.

NEXT Application Deadline for the 2018 corps (for 2018 graduates) and the 2019 corps (for 2019 graduates): Friday, January 26, 2017

 

To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org.

 

All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. 50,000+ alumni network.

Wednesday
12/06/17

2018-2019 Global Health Corps Fellowship Applications Now Open!

Posted by Tim on December 6, 2017 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Fellowships

In 1948, the World Health Organization defined health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Realizing this vision for every human being will take nothing less than a collective movement of bold leaders committed to transforming health systems. That’s what we at Global Health Corps (GHC) are building – will you join us?

Applications for our 2018-2019 fellowship class are open now through January 17, 2018! We are searching for a diverse crew of 140+ young leaders (ages 21-30) who believe that health is a human right and are ready to work to make it a reality for all. GHC fellows work in one year, paid positions on the front lines of global health at our partner organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the U.S., and Zambia. Check out some of our high impact roles by skillset:

  • Data Analysis & Informatics: Analyze & process information to improve the quality of healthcare.
  • Design & Architecture: Design structures & processes that advance human health & dignity.
  • Communications: Harness the power of words to shift narratives & spread awareness of health interventions.
  • Policy & Advocacy: Conduct research & mobilize others to drive change at the macro level.
  • Fundraising: Manage events, relationships, & proposals to bring in the critical funds that health organizations need.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Measure impact to guide decision making & maximize the effectiveness of health interventions.
  • Business, Budgeting & Finance: Manage projects & budgets to ensure health programs run efficiently.

If you’re committed to building a more equitable world, the health equity movement needs you. Don’t miss your chance to join our global community of nearly 900 leaders and changemakers! Applications close January 17, 2018 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in late-December. View all of our 140+ positions and start your application today!

Tuesday
11/21/17

Medical Office Job Opportunity

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities

Medical Office Job Opportunity

Immediate opening for student to assist with light work in medical office in Amherst.  Gain experience and insight into private practice in office of a surgical subspecialist.  Expect about 10-20 hours/week.  Ideal for someone in a gap year, but all welcome to apply.  Require somebody who is in Buffalo all year long.  Must have reliable transportation. Please send cover letter to the email address provided to tell us about you.  Regretfully, no phone calls can be accepted.

Please email rwrietz@aol.com.

Thursday
11/16/17

Where Will You Lead?

Posted by Tim on November 16, 2017 in Career Opportunities

Be among the most diverse, remarkable leaders of your generation. By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a powerful network of changemakers shaping the political, economic, and social future of our country. As a corps member, you’ll leverage your unique talents to grow your impact while living your most deeply held values.

This year, nearly 7,000 corps members teach in 53 regions across the country, while more than 50,000 TFA alumni lead across sectors in pursuit of expanded opportunity for all students.

Where will you lead? Apply to the 2018 corps today.

NEXT Application Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017

 

To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org.  

 

Monday
10/23/17

Economic Development Specialist Position at Westminster Economic Development Initiative

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities

Economic Development Specialist Position Description
Organization: Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc.
Position Title: Economic Development Specialist, Economic Development Corps (AmeriCorps)
Program Name: Economic Development
Supervisor: Economic Development Director (EDD)
Location: Office at 436 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14213 with neighborhood travel to local small
businesses.
Organization Mission: WEDI’s mission is to empower economically disadvantaged people in Buffalo,
New York, with a primary focus on the West Side community.
Organization Overview: Since 2007, WEDI has served the City of Buffalo by tutoring children, building
and rehabbing housing, and developing businesses through training, microlending, and a small business
incubation. We primarily work with refugees, immigrants, and low-income individuals with programs and
services tailored to these communities. We have over 350 people interested in small business services
with over 80 operating business startups and over 50 loans disbursed.
Websites: www.wedibuffalo.org / www.westsidebazaar.com
Phone Number: 716- 393-4088
Interested applicants: This position is through AmeriCorps , to learn more about how to apply please
visit www.wedibuffalo.org/edc-americorps
Primary Purpose and Function
● Guide minimum of 100 small business owners and/or burgeoning entrepreneurs through the
process of starting or expanding a business through the Economic Development Program via
financial literacy, financing, business counseling, and technical assistance training.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
● Recruit prospective and current business owners interested in accessing business training,
technical assistance, and business loans in the neighborhoods and communities of Buffalo, NY.
● Provide one-on-one technical assistance to clients in financial literacy, credit, and business
counseling, to establish financial stability and help them start or expand a business.
● Support clients in developing business plans, business financials (including interim), and financial
projections.
● Recruit volunteer business coaches, match the coaches with appropriate clients, and manage
these connections.
● Guide clients through the microloan application process adhering to SBA and CDFI standards.
● Assist in the underwriting of credit-building and business loans up to $20,000.
● Log, monitor, and report the information in Loan Management database system.

Possible Functions and Responsibilities
● Support EDD in program development, including statistical analysis, project management, and
other duties as assigned.
● Develop economic development programs to benefit clients and/or other West Side residents.
● Gather research to augment EDD’s current work.
Required Knowledge and Skills
● Strong knowledge of business plans, cash flow models, and other general business topics.
● Strong understanding of lending, including credit history and collateral.
● Strong customer service tendencies, especially in cross-cultural contexts.
● Ability to manage, organize, and update relevant data using both cloud-based and software
database applications, including loan management and outcome tracking systems.
● Ability to create statistical tools and reports using spreadsheets.
● Competent in MS Office products, Google products, email and internet applications.
● Fluency in English language, both oral and written.
● Demonstrated problem solving and people skills.
● High accuracy in work, attention to detail.
● Proven oral and written skills.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
● Fluency in Spanish language, Asian/African languages, and/or Arabic.
● Knowledgeable or ability to learn the neighborhoods and communities of Buffalo, NY, and
immediate surrounding areas.
● Bachelors in Business, Economics, Finance, or a related field.
Physical Demands
● Sitting in meetings for long periods of time, up to 2 hours at a time.
● Visiting local businesses by car, walking, or public transportation.
● Frequent alpha/numeric keyboarding.
● Frequent oral communication in person and over the phone.
● Ability to view a computer monitor for long periods of time.
Organizational Policy/Procedure Compliance
● Follow all organizational policies and procedures and local, state, and federal laws.
● The organization does not tolerate sexually, violently, or other unlawfully discriminatory actions,
gestures, harassment, or statements. Any of these behaviors are subject to personnel action up
to and including immediate termination. Such actions must be reported to the supervisor
immediately.
● Maintain confidentiality of organizational records and information at all times.
● Maintain a professional but friendly image.
Interested applicants: Visit www.wedibuffalo.org/edc-americorps

Thursday
10/12/17

Economic​ ​Development​ ​Specialist​ ​Position​ ​Description

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2017 in Career Opportunities

Organization:​ ​Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc.
Position​ ​Title:​ Economic Development Specialist, Economic Development Corps (AmeriCorps)
Program​ ​Name:​ ​Economic Development
Supervisor:​ ​Economic Development Director (EDD)

Location:​ Office at 436 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14213 with neighborhood travel to local small
businesses.
Organization​ ​Mission:​ ​WEDI’s mission is to empower economically disadvantaged people in Buffalo,
New York, with a primary focus on the West Side community.
Organization​ ​Overview:​ Since 2007, WEDI has served the City of Buffalo by tutoring children, building
and rehabbing housing, and developing businesses through training, microlending, and a small business
incubation. We primarily work with refugees, immigrants, and low-income individuals with programs and
services tailored to these communities. We have over 350 people interested in small business services
with over 80 operating business startups and over 50 loans disbursed.
Websites:​ www.wedibuffalo.org / www.westsidebazaar.com
Phone​ ​Number:​ ​716-393-4088
Interested​ ​applicants:​ ​This position is through AmeriCorps​, to learn more about how to apply please
visit www.wedibuffalo.org/edc-americorps

Primary​ ​Purpose​ ​and​ ​Function
● Guide minimum of 100 small business owners and/or burgeoning entrepreneurs through the
process of starting or expanding a business through the Economic Development Program via
financial literacy, financing, business counseling, and technical assistance training.

Essential​ ​Functions​ ​and​ ​Responsibilities
● Recruit prospective and current business owners interested in accessing business training,
technical assistance, and business loans in the neighborhoods and communities of Buffalo, NY.
● Provide one-on-one technical assistance to clients in financial literacy, credit, and business
counseling, to establish financial stability and help them start or expand a business.
● Support clients in developing business plans, business financials (including interim), and financial
projections.
● Recruit volunteer business coaches, match the coaches with appropriate clients, and manage
these connections.
● Guide clients through the microloan application process adhering to SBA and CDFI standards.
● Assist in the underwriting of credit-building and business loans up to $20,000.
● Log, monitor, and report the information in Loan Management database system.

Possible​ ​Functions​ ​and​ ​Responsibilities
● Support EDD in program development, including statistical analysis, project management, and
other duties as assigned.
● Develop economic development programs to benefit clients and/or other West Side residents.
● Gather research to augment EDD’s current work.
Required​ ​Knowledge​ ​and​ ​Skills
● Strong knowledge of business plans, cash flow models, and other general business topics.
● Strong understanding of lending, including credit history and collateral.
● Strong customer service tendencies, especially in cross-cultural contexts.
● Ability to manage, organize, and update relevant data using both cloud-based and software
database applications, including loan management and outcome tracking systems.
● Ability to create statistical tools and reports using spreadsheets.
● Competent in MS Office products, Google products, email and internet applications.
● Fluency in English language, both oral and written.
● Demonstrated problem solving and people skills.
● High accuracy in work, attention to detail.
● Proven oral and written skills.

Preferred​ ​Knowledge​ ​and​ ​Skills
● Fluency in Spanish language, Asian/African languages, and/or Arabic.
● Knowledgeable or ability to learn the neighborhoods and communities of Buffalo, NY, and
immediate surrounding areas.
● Bachelors in Business, Economics, Finance, or a related field.

Physical​ ​Demands
● Sitting in meetings for long periods of time, up to 2 hours at a time.
● Visiting local businesses by car, walking, or public transportation.
● Frequent alpha/numeric keyboarding.
● Frequent oral communication in person and over the phone.
● Ability to view a computer monitor for long periods of time.

Organizational​ ​Policy/Procedure​ ​Compliance
● Follow all organizational policies and procedures and local, state, and federal laws.
● The organization does not tolerate sexually, violently, or other unlawfully discriminatory actions,
gestures, harassment, or statements. Any of these behaviors are subject to personnel action up
to and including immediate termination. Such actions must be reported to the supervisor
immediately.
● Maintain confidentiality of organizational records and information at all times.
● Maintain a professional but friendly image.

Interested? Visit: www.wedibuffalo.org/edc-americorps

Tuesday
09/19/17

Student Assistant Opportunity with Office of Shared Governance

Posted by Tim on September 19, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Networking, Student Assistant

Office of Shared Governance – Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate

The Office of Shared Governance houses the Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate at UB, and assists all
constituencies (such as faculty, administration, staff, students, and governing board members) involved in carrying out
the institutional mission and goals by participating in the governance function in a manner appropriate to UB. Shared
Governance is the foundation of higher education in the United States. Collaboration between faculty, staff, students,
administration and governing boards is essential in carrying out the vision of shared governance.

The Student Assistant (SA) is in a very visible position and will work under the Staff Assistant to enhance the
efforts and goals of the office. This position will assist with and attend senate meetings and related events when
possible. The SA will co-manage social media related to these meetings and events. The SA will also be assigned general
office support duties. Maximum of 16 hours per week during the academic year, paid. Additional work hours are
available during the summer and class recesses. Start date is negotiable, October preferred.

Responsibilities

Meeting Attendance
Must be available to attend some senate meetings, assist Staff Assistant, senators and officers, when possible.

Faculty Senate – Center For Tomorrow – Tuesdays, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

  • October 17
  • November 14
  • December 12
  • February 20
  • March 13
  • April 17
  • May 15

Faculty Senate Executive Committee – 567 Capen Hall – Wednesdays, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

  • October 4, 11, 25
  • November 1, 8, 29
  • December 6, 13
  • February 7, 14, 28
  • March 7, 14, 28
  • April 4, 11, 25
  • May 2, 9, 23

Professional Staff Senate Joint Senate – Center For Tomorrow – Thursdays, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

  • October 26
  • November 16
  • December 14
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 26

Professional Staff Senate Executive Committee – Thursdays, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7
  • February 1
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7

Social Media Support

  • Contribute and co-manage content for social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Present once yearly to Executive Committees on how social media is being used by the senates.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Required to handle all responsibilities in a confidential manner
  • Mature, hardworking, capable of accomplishing multiple tasks concurrently
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Works well both independently, and under close instruction of office staff and senate chairs
  • Strong attention to detail

Educational Value

  • Networking opportunities across the university in highly visible position.
  • Establish a knowledge of shared governance, policy at UB.
  • Enhance knowledge of meeting attendance and procedure.
  • Meets regularly with Senate Chairs to provide mentoring, career direction and development, and feedback.

Contact Information
Lindsay Allen, Staff Assistant
543 Capen Hall, University at Buffalo, North Campus
leallen@buffalo.edu, 716-645- 2003

Monday
09/18/17

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Job Opportunity Deadline October 1st

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Networking

If you are a US-citizen students that would be interested in working at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency next summer, please visit: https://www.nga.mil/Careers/StudentOpp

Due to a very long security clearance process, the deadline is October 1, 2017. The application is somewhat long, so you should start the application ASAP if interested.

Tuesday
09/12/17

Early Opportunity Program in Medicine (EOPIM)

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Internships, New Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities

Early Opportunity Program in Medicine (EOPIM) is offered by the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

This program is available to second semester sophomore students only who possess semester GPAs of at least a 3.5 including both science and non-science courses.  If you are interested and eligible to apply to this program, please set an appointment with a prehealth advisor prior to October 15 by calling 716-645-6013.  Students who are eligible and do elect to apply must come through the December 1, 2017 Prehealth Committee cycle.  Details regarding the UB Prehealth Committee can be discussed during your prehealth appointment.

Students must be nominated by an advisor to apply to this program.  It is not a direct entry application, so if you think you may qualify, please also reach out to your respective advisor (e.g., Acker, EOP) or a prehealth advisor.