University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
01/10/20

EOP Summer Program Staff Application

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2020 in Job Opportunity, Networking, Uncategorized, Workshops

Dear Summer Staff Applicant:
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Summer Bridge Program at the University at Buffalo is an intensive four-week academic and residential program designed to facilitate the transition of students from high school to college. The program’s goals are to give students a head start towards a successful college experience and the opportunity to begin building community with other students. The EOP Summer Bridge Program has been proven to be successful in assisting students with the academic, social, personal and economic adjustment to the university.
Residential staff are live-in members responsible for the student’s total residential experience and are an integral part of the program.
Applicants must:
Be committed to serving the needs of a diverse student population.
Be in good academic standing.
Have good communication and critical thinking skills.
Build rapport with students and program staff.
Be able to work both independently and as a team.
Demonstrate maturity, responsibility and reliability.
Be flexible and able to adapt to complex situations.
Abide by and enforce all program and university policies and procedures.
Complete staff training for final appointment.
A detailed selection process is outlined in the attached application materials. Make sure you carefully read all of the instructions before completing this packet. Please include all of the following parts (stapled together) in this order:
1.Application.
2.Program proposal (attached you will find a sample program proposal. Please provide a programproposal with your application that you would like to facilitate for the summer program residents).
3.Completed essay section.
4.One completed reference form.
5.Unofficial transcript.
If you are applying for more than one position, you only need to complete ONE application. Note the dates and times of the selection calendar for the position. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact the EOP Office at 716-645-3072. Good luck!Sincerely, Richard HarrisSenior CounselorEOP Living Learning Community Coordinator

https://blogs.honors.buffalo.edu/honorablemention/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/01/EOP-SUMMER-APPLICATION-PACKET-2020.pdf

Friday
01/10/20

Explore Buffalo Development Coordinator Job Opening

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Job Opportunity

Explore Buffalo is seeking a full-time Development 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:
Corporate Support
Cultivate increased corporate support for Explore Buffalo:
• Recruit and retain corporate sponsors for events and programs, including the Winter Gala and Doors Open Buffalo, working with the Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee
• Coordinate networking events and annual Partners Breakfast
• Manage benefits for corporate sponsors, where applicable, such as event tickets
• Recruit advertisers for annual guidebook and other publications, ensure their satisfaction, and facilitate the placement and layout of their ad designs
• Coordinate private group tours for businesses:
o Promote private group tours to businesses for recruitment, teambuilding, etc.
o Help groups plan their tours and provide information for docent scheduling
Individual Support
Cultivate increased support for Explore Buffalo’s Annual Campaign & Education Fund Campaign:
• Coordinate mail, phone, and in-person donor outreach efforts, working with the Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee
• Maintain donor records and send donor acknowledgements
• Research and propose additional forms of giving, such as planned gifts
Fundraising Events
Primary staff support for Explore Buffalo’s major fundraising events:
• Coordinate logistical details for Winter Gala and Tours of Homes
• Work with event committees and coordinate volunteers to develop and execute event plans
Grant Support
Work with the Executive Director to increase grant revenue:
• Research grant opportunities and support grant application processes
• Potentially write some grant applications or grant application sections
Other
• Establish and maintain good working relationships with other cultural, business, and community 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:
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Two or more years of relevant work experience – non-profit experience is encouraged, particularly with a cultural organization
• 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)
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
• Primarily regular office hours, with various evenings and weekends required
• Must have reliable transportation
Explore Buffalo provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Application: To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to hiring@explorebuffalo.org by Friday, January 24, 2020. Please include Development Coordinator in the subject line.

Tuesday
01/07/20

Internship Opportunity with US Senator Chuck Schumer

Posted by Tim on January 7, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer’s Buffalo office is currently seeking intern candidates for the spring 2020 semester. Please feel free to share this opportunity with your students.

Students who wish to apply should be in good academic standing and have an interest in government, political science or public policy. Applicants should apply via the Internship portal on Senate Schumer’s website (https://www.schumer.senate.gov/students/internships).

Please direct any questions to Courtney Ball at Senator Schumer’s Buffalo office, by email courtney_ball@schumer.senate.gov or by phone at (716) 846-4111.

Monday
11/04/19

Part-Time Administrative Clerk – Cheektowaga Supervisor’s Office

Posted by Tim on November 4, 2019 in Job Opportunity, Networking

(PART-TIME) ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK with some accounting skills – Must be a resident of Town of Cheektowaga. Duties include dealing with the public, answering phones and good knowledge of Microsoft Office and various other software programs in a busy setting. Must be able to work independently with limited supervision, possess excellent organizational skills and be detail-oriented. Hours are 12:30-4:30 Monday through Friday but are flexible. Hourly rate of $15.50. Please download and complete a Town Employment application (www.tocny.org) and send to Personnel Department, 3301 Broadway, Cheektowaga, New York 14227. No phone
calls. EOE.

Monday
10/14/19

PAID Student Social Media Asst. Analyst for University Communications

Posted by Tim on October 14, 2019 in Job Opportunity

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 Analyst Assistant you will focus on strengthening UB’s footprint in the social media landscape by harnessing the automation, artificial intelligence, social listening and reporting
features available in our best-of-class Social Media Management system (Sprinklr). You will help us enhance and mature our workflows and governance within the tool to increase efficacy and adoption rate among users across the university.

Applications are due Nov. 7, 2019.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday
10/01/19

Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant Paid Position with University Communications

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2019 in Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities

Title:  Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant

UB Department:        University Communications

Website:         www.buffalo.edu

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

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

Application Due Date:          October 25, 2019

Application Deadline:           Applications accepted immediately, until position is filled

Position Start / End Date:     Flexible start dates beginning October 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 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 2021 or later

Hours

  • This PAID student position requires a weekly commitment of 15-20 hours during the semester. Hours are available during winter/summer break.
  • All work (unless otherwise agreed) is to be conducted in UC offices in Crofts Hall on UB’s North Campus.

Responsibilities

The Social Media Multimedia Content/Engagement Assistant will work directly with the Social Media Manager 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 – including Instagram stories, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn
  • 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 – including Instagram Stories, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn)
    • 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://forms.gle/z1wtBR2LFHLUng2q7
  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 October 25, 2019. Start date is flexible.

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

Friday
09/13/19

SUNY Lab Days – October 10 & 17, 2019

Posted by Tim on September 13, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Event, Fellowships, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Ideal for SUNY students and early career faculty researchers:

Explore and interview on-the-spot for competitive internship and fellowship opportunities in leading edge research programs at New York’s nationally-acclaimed federal laboratories.

Discover and connect with scientific mentors for research and scholarly projects.

Network with R&D leaders and identify opportunities for research collaboration and access to cutting-edge R&D facilities.

SUNY Lab Days will take place at Stony Brook University on October 10, 2019 and at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute (Utica) on October 17, 2019 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday
08/08/19

Marketing and Public Relations Internship with Hillel of Buffalo

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking

Marketing and Public Relations Internship

Organization Name ___Hillel of Buffalo_____________________________________________

Overview of Organization

Hillel is a hub for Jewish college students at UB and in the greater Buffalo area.  The organization aims to connect Jewish students to one another and to provide opportunities for celebration, learning, travel, leadership development, and community service. Hillel strives to be a safe and inclusive community that welcomes new ideas and constructive discourse.

To achieve these goals, Hillel offers a variety of programs, including social events, weekly Shabbat services and dinners, Israel education, volunteer opportunities, and holiday celebrations. We also offer a winter Birthright trip and student leadership and mentorship opportunities.

Hillel of Buffalo is growing, and is looking to include new student voices. Interning with Hillel provides an opportunity to work with a supportive professional staff, grow as a student and as a professional, give back to the community, and leave your mark on an up-and-coming organization.

Additional benefits include fun Hillel swag, flexible work hours, and work that can be completed from home.

Hillel of Buffalo is located in the University at Buffalo Commons Suite 101B, across from Starbucks and next to the UB Greek Store.

Intern’s Supervisor (Name, Title, email):   _Sara Rich, Executive Director of the Hillel of Buffalo

_rabbisara@hillelofbuffalo.org_____________________________________________________

Address __520 Lee Entrance, UB Commons Suite 101B, Amherst, NY 14228 __________________________________________________________________

Telephone 716-616-0083___ Fax _______________ Website http://www.hillelofbuffalo.org

Intended Semester of Internship (fall, spring, summer) ___Spring_______________

Internship Details

Intern’s Title _Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Main Project Responsibilities (50% of Internship)

Describe the main project in which the student intern will be involved e.g.

The internship is an opportunity to bring your excellent written and verbal communication skills to an organization that is working on getting its name out on campus and in the community.

Marketing responsibilities include:

  • Working with Hillel staff to develop social media strategy
  • Updating social media sites with new information
  • Compiling and sending weekly student e-blast
  • Creating brochures, flyers for events, promo items and more

Public relations responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to quarterly alumni and community newsletter
  • Pitching articles for the local Jewish newspaper and for University publications
  • Interviewing alumni, students, etc. for Hillel publications

Interaction/ Exposure to Leadership Team and Board of Directors (25% of Internship)

The Marketing and Public Relations Intern will work closely with the Hillel of Buffalo professional staff team, and will collaborate with the Student Board to market upcoming programs and opportunities. The intern will also build relationships in the local Jewish community and serve as a voice for this growing organization.

Support / Administrative Responsibilities (25% Maximum of Internship)

n/a

Compensation

This is an unpaid, academic credit only internship.

Thursday
08/08/19

Development Internship Opportunity with Hillel of Buffalo

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking

Development Intern

Organization Name ___Hillel of Buffalo_____________________________________________

Overview of Organization

Hillel is a cultural and religious hub for Jewish college students at UB and in the greater Buffalo area.  The organization aims to connect Jewish students to one another and to provide opportunities for celebration, learning, travel, leadership development, and community service. Hillel strives to be a safe and inclusive community that welcomes new ideas and constructive discourse.

To achieve these goals, Hillel offers a variety of programs, including social events, weekly Shabbat services and dinners, Israel education, volunteer opportunities, and holiday celebrations. We also offer a winter Birthright trip and student leadership and mentorship opportunities.

Hillel of Buffalo is growing, and is looking to include new student voices. Interning with Hillel provides an opportunity to work with a supportive professional staff, grow as a student and as a professional, give back to the community, and leave your mark on an up-and-coming organization.

Additional benefits include fun Hillel swag, flexible work hours, and work that can be completed from home.

Hillel of Buffalo is located in the UB Commons Suite 101B, across from Starbucks and between SEFCU and the Greek Store.

Intern’s Supervisor (Name, Title, email):   _Sara Rich, Executive Director of the Hillel of Buffalo

_rabbisara@hillelofbuffalo.org_____________________________________________________

Address __520 Lee Entrance, UB Commons Suite 101B, Amherst, NY 14228 __________________________________________________________________

Telephone 716-616-0083___ Fax _______________ Website http://www.hillelofbuffalo.org

Intended Semester of Internship (fall, spring, summer) ___Spring_______________

Internship Details

Intern’s Title _Development Intern

Main Project Responsibilities (75% of Internship)

Describe the main project in which the student intern will be involved e.g.

This internship is an opportunity to learn the inner workings of a non-profit organization and to gain experience working with data to advance the organization. Qualified applicants do not need to have past experience with organizational development, but must be strong writers and have excellent communication skills.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Updating the Donor database and running reports
  • Assisting with an online crowdfunding campaign
  • Organizing a student phone-a-thon, senior gift, or other student-initiated projects
  • Sending thank you emails and gifts to donors
  • Preparing materials for meetings of the Board of Directors
  • Prospect Research
  • Media monitoring to find enriching content to be shared with stakeholders

Interaction/ Exposure to Leadership Team and Board of Directors (25% of Internship)

The Development Intern will work closely with the Hillel of Buffalo professional staff team. S/he will receive weekly mentorship and will be invited to attend strategy sessions and meetings with members of the Board of Directors. The intern will also build relationships with supporters of Hillel who are leaders in the local community.

Compensation

This is an unpaid, academic credit only internship.

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