The Research Foundation for The State University of New York Service Available Job Openings Listing of all available openings at The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/ en-US Tue, 4 Aug 2020 08:43:39 CST 2020 - Graduate Student for ICHP/LEADS - Buffalo -- A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=195 Institute for Community Health Promotion Learning, Engagement and Development Services Graduate Student Needed at Buffalo State Summary of position: In conjunction with the duties below, the Graduate Student collaborates with and assists the Data Managers and the Senior Manager of Applied Research and Training, as well as other ICHP/LEADS staff, on issues relevant to collaborative applied research projects. Job Functions/Responsibilities: Assist with data input Contribute to data analysis Assist with writing of technical reports, articles or related material based on research, investigation or analysis Conduct literature reviews Consults with subject matter experts to receive and integrate feedback Responsible for timely submission of applicable mandated paperwork such as time sheets, performance appraisal and other reports as necessary Other duties as assigned Required Qualifications: Must be a current SUNY graduate student Proficient in use of Microsoft Office and other relevant technology Demonstrated oral and written communication skills Strong organizational skills with attention to details Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of and experience with statistical tools Educational Requirements: Bachelor degree in related field Job Related Physical Requirements: Able to sit for long periods This opportunity is grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Sat, 28 Dec 2019 12:03:02 CST Buffalo, NY 195 2020 - Trainer (OTDA) - Albany - ICHP/LEADS - Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=200 POSITION TITLE: Senior Training and Development Specialist located in Albany, New York Job Summary: The Institute for Community Health Promotion's (ICHP) Learning, Engagement, and Development Services (ICHP/LEADS) at SUNY Buffalo State is seeking to hire a Senior Training and Development Specialist to deliver statewide computer training and technical assistance on NYS-proprietary and non-proprietary applications to State and local district Social Services agency staff who will: 1) design and develop training materials and distance-learning modules; 2) deliver computer-based trainings; and 3) perform other duties as assigned. Essential functions of the job: Training and related activities, including: Plan for, schedule, and provide training on new and enhanced computer systems, including browser-based systems and functions Provide classroom and one-on-one training to local Department of Social Services staff at various field locations, using mobile lab equipment for classroom sessions Oversee/coordinate the research, development, design, creation, formatting, and editing of new training materials, including presentations, case scenarios, answer keys, curricula, quick reference guides, and e-learning modules and courses Assist with system testing and feedback as it relates to training and user needs Ensure that all training materials and presentations adhere to NYS branding guidelines Implementation and related activities, including: Organize and facilitate planning meetings and pre-implementation system training; maintain communication with local districts relative to same Monitor and track system and implementation activities relative to the project and report to OTDA staff and developers as needed Act as County lead during training and system implementations, coordinating, assigning, and monitoring status and progress of training/implementation tasks Other miscellaneous activities, including: Assist supervisor with project orientation, training, and guidance to new staff Monitor policy changes and develop and amend training as needed to reflect changes Research, develop, and deliver PowerPoint presentations and system demonstrations for specialized populations or events Work effectively with diverse groups, handle multiple priorities, and work under pressure Prepare and submit standard training documentation and administrative reports and any ad hoc reports requested Timely submission of required documentation (e.g., quarterly reports, timesheets, performance appraisals, etc.) Other duties as assigned Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in education, information systems, or a related field At least two years of experience in the development, implementation, training, and/or operation of a human services or technology program Working knowledge of adult learning principles and training methods Experience with distance learning methods, software, and technology Preferred Qualifications: Experience using Articulate Storyline and SnagIt software Experience working in human services-related programs (e.g., SNAP, HEAP, etc.) Excellent verbal and written communication skills Proficiency using Windows and Microsoft Office applications Physical requirements: Ability to: Lift, move, and transport mobile computer lab Lift and carry up to 40 lbs. Travel Requirements: Frequent travel throughout NYS is required to facilitate meetings, provide training, and offer technical assistance. This opportunity includes an excellent benefit package and is grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Deadline for submission of cover letter and resume (only one document upload allowed): Open until filled The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:56:16 CST Albany, NY 200 2020 - Coalition Managing Coordinator - Buffalo - ICHP/CHSR - Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=201 Title: Coalition Managing Coordinator FTE: Full Time Application Deadline: Open until filled Summary of position: The Institute for Community Health Promotion (ICHP)/Center for Health and Social Research (CHSR) at SUNY Buffalo State is seeking a person to manage the day-to-day operations of the many components related to our West Side Youth Development Coalition (WSYDC). The Coalition Managing Coordinator (CMC) will work both independently and in a team setting to coordinate the requirements, goals, and objectives of two interwoven CHSR projects that support WSYDC: 'Drug Free Communities' and 'West Side Thrives.' This will be achieved by carrying out the job responsibilities listed below. Responsibilities: Cultivate and maintain a portfolio of wide-ranging professional relationships Externally: Develop a process for re-engaging inactive Coalition members and recruiting new members Identify youth, parents, community-based organizations, etc. who have an interest in coalition initiatives and activities (i.e., potential Coalition members) Establish and maintain effective working relationships with current and new Coalition members Identify and recruit key community members to serve on a Coalition Advisory Board (CAB) Organize and convene regularly scheduled Board meetings Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Board members Internally: Develop and maintain effective relationships with and supervise the DFC and West Side Thrives Project Coordinators (PCs), as well as any Coalition consultants Set and maintain regular meetings with these key staff, both individually and as a group Collaborate with CHSR's Senior Program Administrator to develop budgets and manage grant spending; provide general support for fiscal oversight Set and maintain a regular meeting schedule with the Coalition PI to provide updates, collaborate on environmental and other strategies, problem-solve complex issues, etc. Serve as liaison across Coalition components to improve communication Research, identify, and become knowledgeable about various modes of communication that promote effective working relationships between/among members of Coalition components: The DFC Project Coordinator, the West Side Thrives Project Coordinator (includes CHSR's College Environmental Prevention Coordinator when applicable), and Coalition consultants All staff above and Coalition and community members Members of community sectors, agencies, and organizations within the Coalition CAB members Train, guide, disseminate and/or delegate learned modes of communication to be implemented Coordinate Coalition activities/events Collaborate with PCs and Coalition consultants to identify new Coalition activities/events that align with project action plans Oversee and coordinate the planning and implementation of Project/Coalition activities/events Set and monitor a timeline to keep Coalition activities and programs on track Identify overlapping activities to reduce duplication of effort across Coalition components Facilitate group discussion to identify barriers/problems and possible solutions Oversee implementation of selected solution(s); evaluate outcomes and adjust as needed Categorize and enumerate activities for accurate and appropriate reporting and promoting purpose Coordinate Planning and strategy-formulating activities to strengthen the Coalition Provide guidance regarding environmental prevention strategies and other strategies for reducing underage alcohol and illegal substance use to CAB members, and to agency and community members as needed Together with the CAB, develop action plans and strategies to strengthen WSYDC long-term sustainability. Evaluate the plans and prioritize strategies, modifying on a continual basis as indicated. Activity Tracking and Reporting Develop and maintain a database to track Coalition activities/events, including Project, number of community participants, and purpose of each Prepare and submit reports in alignment with federal requirements of the DFC and West Side Thrives grants. Prepare other reports in a timely manner on an as-requested basis by the Projects' PI/PD. Timely submission of mandated documentation (e.g., timesheets, travel reimbursement materials, etc.) Other duties as assigned Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Health Promotion, Public Health, Business/Marketing, Community Organizing, or similar field Experience establishing and maintaining effective cooperative working relationships Working knowledge of up-to-date prevention strategies to reduce underage alcohol and illegal substance use Demonstrated knowledge of community organizational principles and coordinating processes and techniques Strong organizational skills Ability to remain focused to prioritize and balance multiple tasks Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge in youth substance use prevention, youth prevention strategies, prevention principles, and experience in coalition building, community mobilization, and outreach. Experience with immigrant and/or refugee issues Master's Degree in Health Promotion, Public Health, or similar field, OR at least 4 years' experience in a community leadership position working with coalition building and prevention practices Job Related Physical Requirements: Light lifting (e.g. setting up a room for a public meeting, chairs, tables, outdoor tents and public-address systems). Travel Requirements: Must have reliable transportation for local travel. Attendance at the CADCA leadership Forum in Washington, DC, National Coalition Academy or other coalition-related conferences or meetings. Duration of Position: Grant-supported through September 2022. Please provide cover letter and resume as a single attachment. This opportunity includes an excellent benefit package and is grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:50:44 CST Buffalo, NY 201 2020 - WNY PRISM Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager - Buffalo -- A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=202 Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager, Buffalo New York Full Time Position About WNY PRISM The Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (WNY PRISM) is one of eight regional partnerships within New York State created to address the threat of invasive species and prevent or minimize the harm they cause to the environment, economy, and human health. Our goal is to improve, restore, and protect local aquatic and terrestrial resources by improving the effectiveness of invasive species management efforts and increasing awareness of invasive species issues throughout the 8-county region. WNY PRISM runs many programs that support our core functions: Partner/Network Coordination, Information Management, Education and Outreach, Prevention, Early Detection and Rapid Response, Management and Habitat Restoration. WNY PRISM is currently seeking an Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager to coordinate a regional Watercraft Inspection Boat Stewardship Program and to assist in the expansion of additional aquatic invasive species programming. For more information about WNY PRISM and our programming, please visit www.wnyprism.org. Funding for WNY PRISM is provided by the Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. WNY PRISM is a sponsored program of the Research Foundation for Buffalo State and is hosted by the Great Lakes Center. Position Description The Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager will coordinate WNY PRISM's Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program (WISP). The watercraft inspection program includes 20 sites located across the 8-county WNY PRISM region. Each launch is expected to be staffed from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Program Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the watercraft inspection program including program development, site management, hiring and supervision of Boat Stewards, reporting, partner communication and communication of program accomplishments. The expectation is that the further development and coordination of the watercraft inspection program will be the primary focus of the Program Manager, with the majority of their time dedicated to this program. In addition to WISP, the Program Manager will facilitate the Southern Tier Water Chestnut Working Group, coordinate an annual aquatic invasive species workshop, represent WNY PRISM within collaborative Hydrilla efforts, lead WNY PRISM aquatic invasive species early detection efforts and assist with additional education and outreach efforts. The Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager will report directly to the WNY PRISM Coordinator. Primary Responsibilities: Coordinate WNY PRISM's Watercraft Inspection Boat Stewardship Program Identify boat launch sites and obtain all necessary permissions to host boat stewards Work with partners to ensure effective and appropriate regional boat launch coverage Recruit, retain and supervise qualified watercraft stewards (20-25) Hold 2-day training for boat stewards and provide continued learning opportunities Provide quality assurance for all data collected and conduct Boat Steward field assessments Provide regional support for use of WISPA (Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program Application) and represent WNY PRISM as part of Advisory Group Purchase, manage and maintain supplies and equipment necessary to run the program Complete all reporting requirements to include data analysis and annual reports Present on program and accomplishments at various meetings and conferences Conduct adaptive management assessment on program and implement improvements Provide annual Aquatic Invasive Species Training Program for WNY PRISM region Develop, update, and/or locate appropriate AIS education and outreach materials Represent WNY PRISM as part of various working groups and at organizational planning meetings Lead additional WNY PRISM AIS program development to include all aspects of invasive species management Identify regional AIS needs and further identify or develop means of addressing identified needs Work and communicate with WNY PRISM Terrestrial and Education Program Managers on shared projects Maintain up-to-date knowledge of AIS issues and management information Represent WNY PRISM at public meetings, conferences and community events Maintain regular communication with WNY PRISM Coordinator including bi-weekly meetings Provide monthly program updates/reports to WNY PRISM Coordinator Maintain detailed and organized records Additional Responsibilities: Assist with WNY PRISM education and outreach efforts including contributing content to the Spring and Fall e-Newsletters, website, and social media, and assisting with community events and trainings Assist WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Crew and partners with invasive species removal efforts Assist with WNY PRISM administrative duties and general office operations Assist with WNY PRISM grant and contract reporting requirements Qualifications: Undergraduate Degree required, Master's Degree preferred (Ecology, Biology, Natural Resources or similar) A minimum 3-years related professional experience required Familiarity with Watercraft Inspection programs Demonstrated success with program development and coordination Demonstrated experience hiring and supervising staff Strong knowledge of invasive species, invasive species ecology and management, specifically aquatic invasive species (all taxa) Experience working with electronic data collection tools and programs, such as WISPA Demonstrated experience with grant management Demonstrated strong writing and communication skills Ability to present scientific information to a wide variety of audiences Experience developing outreach materials Evidence of good time management skills and organization Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative setting Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Professional experience with ArcGIS technology and programs Job Related Physical Requirements: Position requires the ability to work outdoors and navigate rugged terrain in remote locations, the ability to work in inclement weather, and the ability to lift 40lbs on a regular basis. Travel Requirements: Valid Driver's License required Weekend, evening and occasional overnight travel will be required Use of personal vehicle will be required Job Details This is a full-time, permanent position with current funding expected to continue through December 31, 2023. Position is based out of the WNY PRISM Office in Buffalo, NY. Desired start date is April 20, 2020, or as soon as possible. Weekend hours will be required. Some evening and overnight travel, as well as use of personal vehicles, will be required. Employee will be reimbursed for work related travel when using personal vehicle at the federally approved rate which is currently ($0.575/mile). This opportunity includes an excellent benefit package and is grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Deadline for submission of cover letter and resume (only one document upload allowed): March 29, 2020 The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Thu, 5 Mar 2020 14:30:37 CST Buffalo, NY 202