University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Thursday
08/01/19

Honors College Seeks Ambassadors for 2019-2020!

Posted by Tim on August 1, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

I wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity in the Honors College – to become an Honors Student Ambassador.  Honors Student Ambassadors are comprised of a group of Honors students who will help recruit prospective students to UB and Honors.  As an Honors Student Ambassador, you will play an important role in providing a current student perspective to high school students who are considering the University and Honors. 

As an Honors Student Ambassador, you will conduct campus tours, assist with events such as UB 360 and Discovery Days, and may even have the opportunity to help with our social media.  In return, you will get to be part of a dynamic group of students, gain leadership and communication skills, receive a $100 stipend as well as UB Honors apparel.

If you are interested, please consider applying using the attached application.  The application is due to Honors (106 Capen Hall) by 4:30pm on Wednesday, August 28thPlease don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

I hope you will consider applying and look forward to seeing you soon!

-Tim Matthews: trm7@buffalo.edu

Apply Here: https://blogs.honors.buffalo.edu/honorablemention/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/08/Honors-Student-Ambassador-Application-2019-2020.docx

Monday
06/24/19

Internship Opportunity with Elmwood Village Association

Posted by Tim on June 24, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Student Job Opportunities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Understand Elmwood Village Association internal operations, including event
planning, finance, human resources, marketing, daily operations, etc.
● Build a working knowledge of CRM systems, functionality, and use
● Complete assigned tasks weekly and report progress to executive director
● Contribute to Community Engagement Committee projects
PROJECTS & TASKS:
● Operations Support
○ Work directly with EVA board members, staff, and committee
members
○ Perform outreach tasks to new members and volunteers
○ Assist Community Engagement Manager with contact updates
○ Gain familiarity with Salesforce CRM system
● Communications Management
○ Manage EVA weekly e-newsletter in Constant Contact
○ Assist with content for EVA website and social media
○ Attend EVA events and meetings when schedule allows

Contact Ashley Smith, Executive Directory at: ashley@elmwoodvillage.org with questions.

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

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

Tuesday
03/19/19

Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs Seeks Welcome Weekend Leaders

Posted by Tim on March 19, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Student Job Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Now accepting applications for Welcome Weekend Leaders! Application and full position description available on Bullseye (Posting #2483749) and UBLinked: buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/253813

Monday
03/11/19

UB Stars

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

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/.

Friday
12/14/18

UB Communications Seeks Student Assistants for the Spring PAID

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2018 in Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities

I wanted to reach out to you because we are currently looking to hire several creative, innovative and detail-oriented students to help us tell the UB story on the institution’s primary social media accounts.

These paid positions are a wonderful opportunity for anyone who would like to challenge themselves to grow their creative, problem solving, storytelling, human behaviors or critical thinking skills – or for students who want to build skills in communications on social media.

Honors students really do well with us. Their humor and creativity make them outstanding candidates. And as you know, many of the honors students you have placed with us have gone on to do great things.

  • Our Video and Content students not only craft stories (including video content), but analyze performance.
  • Our Operations students collaborate to design and mature our information and measurement systems and information architecture in our best-of-class Social Media Management system (Sprinklr) uses it to analyze and report on UB’s impact in the social media landscape.

We prepare our students for careers in social media marketing and our past student assistants have gone on to have incredible experiences. In the last few years alone, our students have secured internships and jobs at global companies such as Hulu, Casper, The Smithsonian Institution and more.

The positions we are hiring for are as follows (see attached job descriptions for details):

  1. Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant
  2. Social Media Video Assistant
  3. [NEW] Social Media Operations Assistant

2019 STUDENT ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY – SOCIAL MEDIA OPERATIONS ASSISTANT 2019 STUDENT ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY – CONTENT AND ENGAGEMENT 2019 STUDENT ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY – SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO ASSISTANT

Please feel free to share with students or faculty members who would know of any stand-outs student to work with us as we continue to elevate our UB social media channel performance.

This paid position does not have a tuition waiver; however, it is a great learning position for experienced students with skills that they want to sharpen in this area.