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Wednesday
05/22/19

Summer Camp Student STEM Instructors Needed-Paid Position

Posted by Tim on May 22, 2019 in Event, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities

I’m reaching out to you to see if you might be able to help Gloria J. Parks Community Center recruit some STEM instructors for their Summer Camp, which runs July 8 to August 16.  They have a budget to support purchasing materials and equipment, and to hire 6 instructors for $18/hour for 10 hours per week, plus a week of preparation before the camp begins.

They acquired 4 sets of 12 Chromebook laptops this spring to help our youth program integrate more on-line curricula.  And we now have a Smart Board on a portable cart.  But we will purchase more equipment and supplies given the plans and needs of the new instructors.

I’m wondering if any of you know undergraduate and/or graduate students who might be interested.

I’ve attached a flyer that you could forward out to your groups’ social media and email lists.  We’d like to get resumes by June 3, and start interviews the following week so people can plan their summers, as well for us to meet and organize the supply and equipment orders once we have the team of 6 instructors.

This will be a great experience in translating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts into hands-on activities with children ages 5 to 14 years old.  Even if you are never planning to teach for a living, this kind of experience may influence and inspire your work and volunteer life for many years to come.

Thanks so much for the help.

Michael A. Tritto Jr.

Associate Director of Operations and Human Services

University District Community Development Association, Inc.

Gloria Parks Community Center

3242 Main Street

Buffalo, New York 14214

(716)832-5085

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

Monday
04/29/19

Cheektowaga Democratic Committee seeking Field Interns (paid stipend)

Posted by Tim on April 29, 2019 in Job Opportunity

The Cheektowaga Democratic Town Committee is seeking bright, energetic individuals to work as field interns for the 2019 Democratic Primary. Internships begin as soon as possible and run through Primary Day Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Interns will be provided a $1,000 stipend. Interns will assist the Committee is contacting voters, organizing volunteers, data entry and assisting in other daily tasks that may come up throughout the campaign.

Monday
04/29/19

AmeriCorps Serve New York VISTA 2019 Seeks Community Engagement Coordinator-For Graduating Seniors

Posted by Tim on April 29, 2019 in Job Opportunity, Student experience

Serve New York mobilizes AmeriCorps VISTA members to serve organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions focused on expanding educational opportunities, ensuring economic opportunity for all, and creating healthy futures for the residents of NY. The goal of Serve New York is to strengthen communities across the state and to allow organizations within them to better provide services to impoverished individuals and families. The Serve New York program has partner organizations in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Bath, Ithaca, Geneva, and White Plains. While serving, members receive support from the VISTA team at The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. The support includes monthly training, a social network of fellow members, and daily support from VISTA leaders.

Further help on this page can be found here

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
03/25/19

2019 Welcome Weekend Leader application now available.

Posted by Tim on March 25, 2019 in Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Paid Student Experience

Welcome Weekend Leaders (WWLs) are undergraduate students who work for Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs. WWLs play an important role in assisting new students during their initial fall semester experiences. The group of 85 WWL staff will guide 4,000+ new students, facilitate small group conversations, and assist with key large-scale programs during the weekend.

You will find detailed information (time commitments, moving in early, payment, etc.) about the paid position on UBLinked including the job description and the application under “forms”. You can access the application here. We’ll be accepting application through March 27 at 11:59 p.m. We welcome all undergraduate students, from any major to apply.

For questions, please contact Tori Callais, Coordinator in Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs, vecallai@buffalo.edu

Wednesday
03/20/19

Boston University Summer Internship Program

Posted by Tim on March 20, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking

Boston University Summer Internship Program

May 20, 2019-August 16, 2019

This summer, earn 10 credits while you gain valuable work experience as an intern.

Choose from 8 Study Areas: Arts Management, Business, Communications & Creative Media, Computer Science & Applied Mathematics, International Studies, Politics, Public Policy & Law, Psychology Research & Practice, Public Health & Social Policy

Learn more: 617-353-0556 or bu.edu/summer/internship

Monday
03/11/19

UB Stars

Posted by Tim on March 11, 2019 in Job Opportunity, Student experience, Student Job Opportunities

Monday
02/18/19

Looking for tutors in the ARC!

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2019 in Job Opportunity

The Academic Resource Center (ARC)  is looking for good upper class students that are interested in helping and tutoring other students.  The applicant must be a student here at the University at Buffalo and in good academic standing.  This is a paid position with flexible hours depending on student demand.  The tutor will contact the assigned students, schedule appointments,  and tutor.  Tutors will also keep accurate records of each tutoring session, follow all ARC and UB policies, and conduct themselves in a professional manner. There is also training and orientation for all new  tutors. 

At this time I am looking for:

  • Tutors in upper level math and physics.
  • Tutor for Exercise Science, Biology and physiology.  Even possibly Pharmacology. 
  • A tutor for  Organic Chemistry
  • Korean and Arabic tutors

If you are interested in joining our tutoring team please fill out an application or stop in the ARC. 

https://www.buffalo.edu/cpmc/tutoring.html

Academic Resource Center 101 Capen D.