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 Fri, 5 Mar 2021 09:54:50 CST 2021 - Coalition Coordinator - Buffalo - ICHP/CHSR - Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=204 Title: Coalition Coordinator FTE: Full Time Application Deadline: February 7, 2021 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 engage with Buffalo's West Side community members and implement community driven prevention strategies to reduce underage alcohol use and illicit drug misuse working through the West Side Youth Development Coalition (WSYDC). The Coalition Coordinator will coordinate the requirements, goals, and objectives of a CDC sponsored Drug Free Community (DFC) grant. The DFC Grant Project Coordinator position is a grant funded position of the CDC's Drug Free Communities Program Grant with funding through September 2022. This position is full time and requires 40 hours per week with flexible hours. Benefit package provided through SUNY Research Foundation. Responsibilities: Cultivate interest and participation of community members and agencies to reduce risk factors and promote protective factors that reduce alcohol and other drug misuse in youth and young adults. Externally: Performs duties as required to ensure success of the Drug Free Communities Program Grant and the West Side Youth Development Coalition such as conducting coalition meetings, organizing messaging campaigns and advertising, and engaging with community members and agencies to implement alcohol and other drug prevention strategies. Develop a strategy for recruiting new members and re-engaging inactive coalition members. Identify and recruit key community members to serve on a Coalition Advisory Board (CAB) Organize and convene regularly scheduled Board meetings and effective working relationships with Board members. Coordinate implementation of evidence-based strategies with community member input for the West Side-wide prevention plan. Includes mass media, policy enforcement, community mobilization, and positive norm promotion. Collect and use data to inform DFC Coalition members and serve as information resource for the coalition and the community. Build relationships with community partners to reach program and sustainability goals. Internally: Track coalition activities/events, including number of community participants. Prepare and submit reports in alignment with federal requirements of the DFC grant. Report to the West Side Youth Development Coalition Managing Coordinator. Move implementation plan forward into community Coordinate with other coalition activities. Manage spending to achieve coalition goals 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. Qualifications for the position: Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Health Promotion, Community Education, Community Engagement, or closely related field preferred. A minimum of two years education in closely related field combined with three years' experience in community coalition building and prevention practices can be substituted for degree requirement. Required Skill Set: Experience in coalition building, community mobilization, and outreach Preferred Qualifications: Five years demonstrated experience in coalition building, community mobilization, and outreach and knowledge in youth substance use prevention, youth prevention programs, and prevention principles Physical requirements: Light lifting (e.g. setting up a room for a public meeting, chairs, tables, outdoor tents and public-address systems) Travel Requirements: Mostly local, must have reliable transportation. CADCA leadership Forum in Washington, DC, National Coalition Academy or other coalition related conferences or meetings. 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. Sat, 9 Jan 2021 11:55:41 CST Buffalo, NY 204 2021 - WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Assistant - Buffalo -- A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=205 WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Assistant 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. This is accomplished through use of a coordinated partnership network for which we provide leadership, technical assistance and collaboration opportunities. 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. For more information about WNY PRISM and our programming, please visit www.wnyprism.org. WNY PRISM is a sponsored program of the Research Foundation for SUNY Buffalo State and is hosted by the Great Lakes Center. Funding for WNY PRISM is provided by the Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Position Description The WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Assistant will work closely with WNY PRISM staff and partners to implement and expand our education and outreach programs and will report directly to the WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Program Manager. Education efforts are essential to the success of the partnership and are integrated into nearly all aspects of WNY PRISM's work. The selected candidate will help maintain the WNY PRISM Listserv and social media accounts, prepare e-newsletters, develop invasive species educational materials, organize and lead virtual education events, maintain detailed records, and communicate with partners. In addition, the Education and Outreach Assistant will assist with invasive species management activities such as invasive species monitoring, surveys, removal and habitat restoration projects, as needed. While subject to change based on current federal, state and local COVID-19 restrictions, there may also be the opportunity to participate in small, socially distanced outreach and volunteer events that the Education and Outreach Assistant will help to organize and participate in. WNY PRISM seeks highly motivated candidates with the education and experience necessary to succeed. WNY PRISM is a supportive and collaborative environment that will provide the opportunity to learn and work within all aspects of invasive species management. Individuals will gain valuable experience and increase their skill level in the fields of public outreach and education, program development, materials development, volunteer coordination, and invasive species management. Primary Responsibilities Update and manage WNY PRISM social media accounts, Listserv and community events calendar. Write bi-weekly e-News and the WNY PRISM Fall Newsletter. Assist with the development of educational resources and content for the WNY PRISM website. Aid in the development of education and outreach materials. Help to plan and implement virtual workshops and trainings. Assist with volunteer program and volunteer coordination ensuring high safety standards. Give presentations to a public audience on topics such as invasive species identification and iMapInvasives. Maintain detailed records for all educational, outreach and volunteer events and information. Maintain detailed records of communications with partners, volunteers and other parties. Additional Responsibilities Assist with invasive species surveys and mapping, using iMapInvasives. Assist WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Crew and partners with invasive species removal efforts. Assist with office operations including organization, purchasing, answering phone and email inquiries, partner communication, and other general office tasks. Qualifications Undergraduate Degree (Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Environmental Education or similar preferred). 1-year related professional experience. Knowledge of invasive species, invasive species ecology and management. Strong interest in environmental education and invasive species management. Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher). Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign or willingness to learn. Working knowledge of social media (Facebook and Instagram). Evidence of good time management skills and organization. Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative setting. Comfortable speaking in front of a wide variety of audiences. Travel Requirements Some weekend and evening hours will be required. Use of personal vehicle will be required. When using a personal vehicle, employees will be reimbursed for approved work-related travel at the current rate of $0.575 per mile. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week @ $14.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 10, 2021 - September 24, 2021 (20 weeks). Some weekend and evening hours will be required. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 5, 2021. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Please provide cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 professional references as a single attachment. Questions can be directed to Emily Thiel, Education and Outreach Program Manager at thieles@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls please. 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. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:07:12 CST Buffalo, NY 205 2021 - WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Assistant - Buffalo -- A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=206 WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Assistant 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. This is accomplished through use of a coordinated partnership network for which we provide leadership, technical assistance and collaboration opportunities. 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. For more information about WNY PRISM and our programming, please visit www.wnyprism.org. WNY PRISM is a sponsored program of the Research Foundation for SUNY Buffalo State and is hosted by the Great Lakes Center. Funding for WNY PRISM is provided by the Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Position Description The WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Assistants (3) will work closely with the WNY PRISM Terrestrial Projects Manager and partners to implement invasive species prevention, early detection, management, and habitat restoration projects within the 8-county WNY PRISM region. The selected candidates will conduct invasive species surveys and assessments, assist with priority invasive species removal and restoration projects, provide project reports and may assist with outreach events such as tabling at farmers' markets or assisting with remote events or webinars. Invasive species removal efforts will include use of both manual and chemical (herbicide) methods. This is primarily a field position and the selected candidates can expect to spend the majority of their time working outdoors in remote locations and will experience inclement weather conditions. WNY PRISM seeks highly motivated candidates with the education and experience necessary to succeed. WNY PRISM is a supportive and collaborative environment that will provide the opportunity to gain valuable experience within all aspects of invasive species management. Individuals will meet and work with local environmental professionals and increase their skills and knowledge of invasive species ecology, invasive species management practices, data collection, project assessment, partnership coordination and public outreach. Primary Responsibilities Assist with regional invasive species removal efforts including use of manual and chemical (herbicide) methods. Collect and maintain data for all management activities using field data collection tools (GPS, tablets, etc.). Conduct invasive species surveys and assessments using field data collection tools and iMapInvasives online mapping tool. Assist with habitat restoration efforts such as native plantings and seed collection. Operate and maintain stewardship equipment and tools. Provide detailed written reports on survey and management efforts. Represent WNY PRISM at community and/or virtual events including farmers' markets, webinars, etc. Assist with outreach content for WNY PRISM website including news/blog articles and resource updates. Communicate with WNY PRISM partners. Qualifications Undergraduate Degree (Ecology, Biology, Natural Resources or similar preferred). Knowledge of invasive species, invasive species ecology and management. Strong interest in invasive species management and ecology. Experience with invasive species removal methods. Invasive species and plant identification skills. Experience with field and/or vegetation surveys. Experience with detailed data collection and organization. Experience using and maintaining stewardship equipment including hand tools, herbicide applicators, brushcutters, etc. Ability to work outdoors in sometimes difficult conditions. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Working knowledge of GIS. Work well both independently and in a collaborative setting. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Experience working in a professional capacity. Physical Requirements Ability to lift 30-50 lbs. Ability to stand, bend, squat and walk for extended periods of time. Ability to work in varying weather conditions - this is an outdoor position. Travel Requirements Weekend and evening hours, as well as occasional overnight travel, may be required. Use of personal vehicle will be required. When using a personal vehicle, employees will be reimbursed for approved work-related travel at the current rate of $0.575 per mile. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week @ $14.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 10, 2021 - September 24, 2021 (20 weeks). Weekend and evening hours, as well as occasional overnight travel, may be required. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 5, 2021. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Please provide cover letter, resume and 3 professional references as a single attachment. Questions can be directed to Andrea Locke, Coordinator, lockeas@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls please. 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. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:20:25 CST Buffalo, NY 206 2021 - WNY PRISM Boat Stewards/Environmental Educator - WNY Region -- A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=207 WNY PRISM Boat Steward/Environmental Educator 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. This is accomplished through use of a coordinated partnership network for which we provide leadership, technical assistance and collaboration opportunities. 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. The WNY PRISM Watercraft Inspection Program is designed to prevent the transport, spread and establishment of aquatic invasive species while increasing public awareness of this threat. WNY PRISM Boat Stewards are an essential component of this program and will represent WNY PRISM while working toward improving environmental health. For more information about WNY PRISM and our programming, please visit www.wnyprism.org. WNY PRISM is a sponsored program of the Research Foundation for SUNY Buffalo State and is hosted by the Great Lakes Center. Funding for WNY PRISM is provided by the Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Position Description WNY PRISM Boat Stewards/Environmental Educator will interact daily with the public at boat launches. Boat Stewards will perform voluntary boat inspections to remove visible aquatic plants and animals from all types of watercraft. Removal of aquatic plants and animals will help to prevent the transport and spread of aquatic invasive species. Boat Stewards will also be responsible for public education and distribution of educational materials. Boat Stewards may have the opportunity to assist with invasive species removal projects. Projects may include early detection/rapid response efforts, or control projects to reduce established populations of both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. Boat Stewards will be assigned to a single, primary launch, however there is the potential for coverage needs to require occasional travel to other launches. Stewards will receive a mandatory two-day training prior to beginning work at their assigned sites. WNY PRISM is a supportive and collaborative environment that will provide the opportunity to learn and gain valuable experience in the environmental and public outreach fields. Boat Stewards will meet and work with local environmental professionals, improve skills and knowledge of invasive species ecology, invasive species management practices, data collection and public outreach. Primary Responsibilities Conduct voluntary watercraft inspections at assigned boat launches. Collect survey data using provided data collection tools. Ensure data collected is accurate and complete, and uploaded as scheduled. Conduct public outreach and distribute educational materials. Communicate effectively with supervisor. Maintain supplies and equipment. Provide end of season written summary of boat launch activities. Additional Responsibilities Assist with invasive species removal activities. Assist with invasive species surveys and monitoring. Represent WNY PRISM at community events such as county fairs and festivals. Qualifications Completed, or pursuing, undergraduate degree in biology, natural resources, environmental sciences, or similar. Strong verbal communication skills. Ability to interact with the public in a professional and respectful manner. Ability to work independently and in potentially inclimate weather. Experience with or basic knowledge of plant identification. Strong interest in invasive species management and ecology. Previous environmental education experience. Driver's license and reliable transportation to and from launch locations. Physical Requirements Ability to lift 30-50 lbs. Ability to stand, bend, squat and walk for extended periods of time. Ability to work in varying weather conditions - this is an outdoor position. In addition, WNY PRISM will be hiring 2 Lead Boat Stewards. Lead Boat Stewards will assist the Program Manager with training, scheduling and Boat Steward supervision for the Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program. In addition to Boat Steward qualifications listed above, the Lead Boat Steward Positions also require: Experience working with invasive species, aquatic invasive species strongly preferred. Leadership and supervisory experience. Strong problem-solving skills. Strong time management and organizational skills. Locations Boat launch sites will be located throughout the WNY PRISM region. Sites may be located along Tonawanda Creek/Erie Canal including Holley and Lockport, Buffalo, Niagara River, Allegheny River (Onoville), and Lakes Erie (Sturgeon Point, Hanover), Ontario (Olcott), Bear, Chautauqua and Cuba. Travel Requirements Weekend and evening hours, as well as possible overnight travel for training, will be required. Training will take place in Buffalo, at the Great Lakes Center Field Station. If training is converted to be remote/online, travel to Buffalo will still be necessary to pick up supplies and equipment. Use of personal vehicle (such as a car or truck) is required for travel to/from launch and must remain on site with the Boat Steward. Boat Stewards will be expected to travel to assigned boat launches and travel between ‘home' and ‘work' will be considered their commute. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week, $14.00/hr., Leads @ $14.50/hr.) with an expected timeframe of mid-May - early September (Memorial Day - Labor Day), approximately 15 weeks. Boat Stewards will be required to attend a two-day mandatory training May 24 -25, 2021. The standard work week will be comprised of 4, 10-hour days, Thursday - Sunday, 7:00 - 5:30. Weekends and Holidays are mandatory. Housing is not provided. WNY PRISM is hiring approximately 17 Stewards and 2 Lead Stewards. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 12, 2021. Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Please provide cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references as a single attachment. Questions can be directed to Nicole Smeenk, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager at smeenknm@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls please. **Please clearly indicate launch preferences and which position(s) you are applying for ** 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. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:43:13 CST Buffalo, NY 207