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 Sun, 16 May 2021 19:01:23 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 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 May 20, 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 2021 - WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Program Manager - Buffalo - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=208 WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Program Manager - Buffalo, NY About WNY PRISM The Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (WNY PRISM) is a partnership organization whose mission is to address invasive species priorities using a coordinated partnership network, for which we provide leadership, information and resources, and collaboration opportunities. We work to improve, restore, and protect local aquatic and terrestrial resources by improving the effectiveness of invasive species management, providing region-wide coordination for invasive species monitoring and management, and mitigating associated threats. The WNY PRISM region encompasses the 8 western-most counties of New York State. The WNY PRISM Office was established in 2014 and has quickly become a regional leader in invasive species management. We work with over 100 partners across the region offering great opportunities to work in all aspects of invasive species management as we continue to grow our programming. WNY PRISM is funded by the Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with DEC. WNY PRISM is hosted by the Great Lakes Center and is a sponsored program of the Research Foundation for SUNY Buffalo State. For more information about WNY PRISM and our programming, please visit www.wnyprism.org. Position Description The Education and Outreach Program Manager (Program Manager) will lead education and outreach efforts for WNY PRISM including program development and implementation, event coordination, communication, and development of training and outreach materials. The Program Manager will lead WNY PRISM's Education and Outreach Working Group and represent WNY PRISM as part of additional regional and statewide working groups. The successful candidate will work closely with WNY PRISM staff and the broader NYS Invasive Species Program and PRISM Network to ensure education and outreach efforts meet the needs of the region and move WNY PRISM toward fulfilling our strategic plan goals. The Education and Outreach Program Manager will be responsible for all aspects of education and outreach for WNY PRISM including workshops and tabling events, dissemination of WNY PRISM news and information, development of outreach and training materials, maintenance and content development for the WNY PRISM website and social media, and data collection necessary to measure program success. Efforts will focus on encouraging behavior change, improving invasive species management, raising awareness, and the development of community science programs, many of which include the use of iMapInvasives and associated tools. The Program Manager will also hire, train, and supervise a seasonal Education and Outreach Assistant who will work alongside the Program Manager on many of these tasks. The Program Manager will report directly to the WNY PRISM Coordinator. A successful candidate will have excellent writing and communication skills and be highly organized and detail oriented. They will have a solid understanding of invasive species management, an ability to effectively engage a variety of audiences, and will have experience in development of outreach materials, event planning, use of social media, and hiring and supervising staff. They must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Programs, and have experience with ArcGIS programs and technology, iMapInvasives, and Wordpress. Primary Responsibilities Program Coordination (25%) Identify and develop ways to grow WNY PRISM education and outreach efforts to support core goals and programming. Maintain regular communication with Terrestrial and Aquatic Program Managers; work together on shared projects. Hire, train, and supervise seasonal (May - October) Education and Outreach Assistant; assist with additional hiring efforts. Maintain detailed and accurate records - collect data/metrics, photos, and testimonials necessary to demonstrate growth and success of programs. Represent WNY PRISM as part of NYS PRISM Network Working Groups and organizational planning meetings. Represent WNY PRISM at community events, public meetings, and conferences. Ensure necessary permits and permissions are in place for education and outreach events. Ensure necessary supplies and equipment are in place and keep detailed inventory of training and outreach materials. Maintain regular communication with Coordinator and attend bi-weekly meetings. Provide monthly report to Coordinator detailing accomplishments and progress. Develop annual program report for education and outreach efforts. Community Science/Volunteer Coordination (25%) Coordinate WNY PRISM's involvement in established community science programs including NYS PRISM Network initiatives such as hemlock woolly adelgid, spotted lanternfly/tree-of-heaven, and additional iMapInvasives survey programs and challenges. Further develop and coordinate WNY PRISM's Rails-to-Trails/Trailways Volunteer Survey and Management Programs. Further develop WNY PRISM programming focused on creating behavior change. Develop partnerships to assist with volunteer recruitment and retention. Event Coordination (20%) Coordinate WNY PRISM presentations, workshops, and trainings including partner meetings and regional invasive species management symposium. Provide event planning and coordination assistance for WNY PRISM staff and partners including event promotion and assistance with volunteer recruitment. Coordinate WNY PRISM NY Invasive Species Awareness Week Programming. Ensure proper tools are in place to facilitate successful and effective events. Present talks or workshops for partners and the public with the goals of raising awareness, improving management, and creating behavior change. Coordinate WNY PRISM's participation in, and represent WNY PRISM at, outreach and tabling events including fairs, festivals, and farmers markets. Materials Development (15%) Develop outreach materials focused on increasing regional invasive species awareness, improving management, and creating behavior change. Develop materials to support community science programs including aquatic and terrestrial survey projects. Develop bi-annual eNewsletter (Spring/Fall). Develop instructional videos and tutorials (examples: management, identification). Communication (15%) Disseminate WNY PRISM news and invasive species information to the region through use of Listserv, events calendar, social media, news media and website - produce bi-weekly eNews. Maintain functionality of WNY PRISM website and lead efforts to improve content and ensure site is easy to navigate. Develop website news items and blog posts, post regularly. Maintain and grow social media presence through Facebook and Instagram, develop quarterly plans that include focus themes. Coordinate and track WNY PRISM communication with the public and partners. Additional Responsibilities Assist WNY PRISM 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. Strong knowledge of invasive species, invasive species ecology and management. Strong writing and communication skills. Evidence of good time management skills and organization. Experience giving presentation and demonstrated ability to present scientific information to a wide variety of audiences. Experience facilitating meetings. Demonstrated success with outreach program development and coordination. Experience developing outreach materials and with use of related software. Experience with professional use of social media. Demonstrated experience with web page design, content development and maintenance. Demonstrated experience hiring and supervising staff. Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative setting. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Adobe Programs. Professional experience with ArcGIS technology and programs. Physical Requirements Ability to work in inclement weather and to regularly lift 30-50 lbs. Ability to work at a desk for a standard, 8-hour workday. Travel Requirements WNY PRISM staff share access to a work vehicle/truck (F250), however use of personal vehicle will be required as the truck is primarily used for field operations. Employee will be reimbursed for work related travel when using personal vehicle, at the federally approved rate, currently $0.56 per mile. Job Details This is a full-time, permanent position (40 hours/week) with current funding secured through December 31, 2023. The position has a starting salary of $39,000/year. Weekend and evening hours will be required. Some overnight travel will be required. Use of a personal vehicle will also be required. Employees of the Research Foundation are eligible for health coverage, including vision and dental, paid time off, and retirement contributions. Position is based out of the WNY PRISM Office on the SUNY Buffalo State Campus in Buffalo, NY. To Apply Please provide cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references as a single attachment. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. The deadline for applications is Monday, May 17, 2021. Questions about this position may be directed to Andrea Locke, WNY PRISM Coordinator (lockeas@buffalostate.edu). No phone calls, please. 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, 6 Apr 2021 10:33:36 CST Buffalo, NY 208 2021 - Trainer (OTDA) - NYC - ICHP/LEADS - Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=209 Title: Training and Development Specialist Location: NYC (Currently Remote) Job Summary: The Institute for Community Health Promotion/Learning, Engagement, and Development Services (ICHP/LEADS) at SUNY Buffalo State is seeking to hire a trainer who will work on its NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) Bureau of Training and Staff Development (TSD) contract to deliver training as assigned, submit interim and final reports as required, and may conduct needs assessments and/or collaborate on curriculum development. NOTE: All staff on this project are currently working remotely due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Therefore, all job responsibilities of this position, including in-class training and training-related activities, will be carried out virtually. This is subject to change when it is determined that it's safe for staff to return to the physical office space. Responsibilities: Training and related activities, including: Participation in the training development, delivery, feedback, and modification process by assisting in the implementation of systems enhancements, including browser-based systems Providing one-on-one training, overview, and classroom instruction to the Department of Social Services district and Human Resource Administration (HRA) staff at various field locations Providing and/or developing in-house Welfare Management System (WMS) training pertaining to new software releases Training/technical assistance activities, including: Assisting State staff with monitoring of policy applications TANF/SNAP, providing supportive training and technical assistance as needed Providing individual-level training and/or technical assistance in support of case processing, policy applications, and implementation needs Providing technical assistance to the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) staff for implementation changes to WMS, testing and debugging software changes Providing technical support to HRA on WMS software issues Testing and related activities, including: Assisting in identifying errors in case processing and development of responsive training to ensure corrective action of the identified training need Performing general systems testing to gather information for use in the development of training materials or updating of existing training materials and/or curriculum as necessary Conducting quality assurance testing on the Welfare Management System Documentation and reporting activities, including: Preparing written training documentation for various systems and associated reports, including system specifications, test plans, and written procedures as necessary Developing automated reports from the WMS database used to identify policy- related deficiencies in the operational environment Developing case examples and initiating support procedures to maintain the training database Creating and running reports using IBM Cognos Analytics (reporting) Timely submission of required documentation (e.g., quarterly reports, timesheets, performance appraisals, specified reports as directed, etc.) Other duties as assigned Qualifications for the position: Required Education Bachelor's degree in related field and at least one year of experience in the implementation, training, planning, or operation of a human services-related program, with a preferred emphasis on social services programs such as TANF/SNAP OR Bachelor's degree in related field and at least two years of relevant experience providing technology training or related activities working within a large database environment Required Skill Set: Excellent communication skills Proficiency in MS ACCESS Proficiency in IBM Cognos Analytics (Reporting) Preferred Qualifications: Experience using standard computer applications, including MS Office Experience with Adobe Acrobat Pro, including FrameMaker Physical requirements*: Ability to: Move heavy boxes Independently carry A/V equipment and materials Arrange classroom furniture for training room set-up Travel long distances Travel Requirements*: Frequent travel throughout NYC is required (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) *Physical and travel requirements will be in effect once staff are able to safely return to the physical office space. 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): Application review begins May 17, 2021 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, 29 Apr 2021 15:44:36 CST NYC, NY 209