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November 21, 2014

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Infancy Leadership Circles Project

Building Cross System Partnerships and Raising Voices for Babies

Seeking Two Part-time Consultants to work as Co-Project Directors

The New York Zero to Three Network (NYZTT) is seeking two part time consultant project directors to work with the present director and be trained to take over management of its Infancy Leadership Circles (ILC) Project. We presently have 12 circles operating across 16 counties in New York State and linkages to coalitions and other groups that serve professionals who work with children birth to age 3 and their families.

The goal of the ILC Project is to advance comprehensive services for babies and their families, promote multidisciplinary dialog and networking, assist with positive policy changes, and be a voice for babies and a communications pipeline across the state. We do this by convening professionals from all disciplines and creating a dialogue that helps to uncover gaps between services for babies and their families and break down isolation of professionals. Circle members work collaboratively to develop community solutions to a priority issue set by the local group. The Circles work at the local level, but NYZTT Network helps to amplify these local successes by connecting the Circles bimonthly and publicizing their activities through electronic media.

The two Co-Project Directors will work collaboratively together to plan, initiate and monitor the Circles. One director will cover the upstate region and the other will cover the downstate region. These individuals will be trained by the current Project Director through July 2015 and transition to their new role by August 1, 2015.

The pay rate is $33.50 per hour for the part-time co-director consultant positions, with flexible hours. There will be overlap between the Director and the Co-Project Directors as they transition into these new roles and responsibilities. In addition, reimbursement will be provided for travel and hotel expenses, communication and other office expenses, and printing expenses.

Co-director Responsibilities

·         Initiate new Infancy Leadership Circles as appropriate

·         Provide in-person mentorship to new Circles for at least first six meetings to ensure a good start to the Circle

·         Monitor health of each Circle and provide support as needed

·         Maintain connections to established Circles and provide local mentorship as needed

·         Host statewide one-hour phone call for leaders from each group every other month that will provide new ideas for programs, opportunities, trainings, stimulus, policies and resources for Circles

·         Gather information about events and accomplishments/activities of Circles and provide information to NYZTT newsletter editor and calendar editor

·         Work with NYZTT membership and communications committees to maintain email list of Circle members and enroll them in NYZTT membership and with Program Committee to work on distance learning technology for NYZTT events/roundtables

·         Communicate local needs to state level groups and state policies and changes to local ILC participants

·         Prepare annual summary report of activities and progress of Circles

·         Participate in planning Infant-Toddler Forum and Infant-Toddler Track at annual NY AEYC meetings

·         Foster relationships with other local groups and build network to harvest ideas, work together

·         Maintain liaison relationships with appropriate state organizations including early childhood coalitions, infant mental health organizations, strengthening families initiatives and other appropriate groups.

·         Present workshops on the Infancy Circle model at appropriate state and local conferences

·         Work with ILC Steering Committee to direct the Circles

·         Work with NYZTT board members to use their expertise in local and statewide venues

·         Assist with fund development, especially local community resources

Qualifications

·         Knowledge and passion for the 0-3 age group

·         Master’s degree preferred in related field or equivalent experience

·         Good writing and communication skills

·         Flexibility to attend meetings and host phone calls during the day or evening

·         Familiarity with Infancy Leadership Circles as a participant or leader a plus

Applications will be accepted through December 8, 2014. Target start date is January 5, 2014.

To apply, please send a cover email and resume detailing your qualifications and why you want to do this work to:

Priscilla Lincoln, Co-President, New York Zero-to-Three Network, lincolnpris@gmail.com

 

November 21, 2014

Charter School of Inquiry

HEAD OF SCHOOL JOB POSTING

SUMMARY

The Charter School of Inquiry (CSI), a newly authorized K-6 charter school with a whole school approach to inquiry-based learning, is beginning a rigorous search for its first Head of School. CSI’s board of trustees is looking for an exceptional leader, one who will bring life to the school’s mission of achieving breakthrough outcomes for Buffalo’s children.

The successful candidate will (1) have a steadfast belief in the ability of urban, and particularly low-income urban children to excel, and a demonstrated track record for making it happen;

(2) have a strong passion for, and deep understanding of inquiry-based learning embodied through a thematic interdisciplinary curriculum; (3) engage, motivate and inspire teachers and students to be excited about teaching and learning; and (4) welcome parents and the community as active partners while weaving them into the fabric of the school.    

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume explaining their interest and qualifications to:   CharterSchoolOfInquiry@gmail.com.

A fact sheet that provides details, including the school’s key design elements, can be found at the end of this posting.

The application deadline is Friday, December 5.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Charter School of Inquiry’s Head of School / Educational Leader is responsible for aligning all school activities with the school’s mission to achieve breakthrough outcomes for children. The successful candidate will promote effective communication among staff, parents, students and community members to foster a culture of shared responsibility that works in the best interests of children; set high expectations for children and staff; establish a fiscally viable school with resources directly aligned to support student achievement, and; include teachers and parents as partners in decision-making and student outcomes.

The successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to create an inquiry-based learning environment characterized by high levels of transparency, shared leadership, collaboration, organization and efficiency.   

Responsibilities:

•           Observe, motivate and inspire teachers and staff to excel in implementing CSI’s mission.

•           Serve as staff to the Board of Trustees and provide leadership and direction to staff (including contractors, consultants, faculty and staff).

•           Create a welcoming and collaborative environment for the faculty and staff, parents, children, and guests of the school.

•           Facilitate parent engagement and participation in the school.

•           Maintain an effective school climate to create a safe environment conducive to learning.

•           Develop relationships with community stakeholders and agencies to support the school.

•           Serve as liaison between parents and teachers, the staff and the Board.

•           Recruit, evaluate, and develop and manage staff with approval of the Board of Trustees.

•           Implement and follow policies and procedures as ratified by the Board of Trustees.

•           Ensure proper fiscal administration, including budgeting, accounting, auditing, and financial planning in compliance with NYS Charter School Law.

•           Participate in planning and recommend changes in policies and procedures as required.

•           Coordinate the collection of data required for the preparation of reports.

•           Make formal reports to the Board of Trustees and the NYS Board of Regents.

•           Administer scheduling, enrollment and curriculum.

•           Serve as staff to Parent Association and Faculty Association

•           Coordinate all administrative transactions, including the provisions of personnel services, record keeping, reporting, inventory, purchasing, etc.

Minimum qualifications: 

Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning

NYS certification as a school administrator or equivalent credential in another state with a requirement to complete the NYS certification process before the start of school in August 2015.

Five years of successful work in a school setting, with a minimum of 3 years working in an urban elementary school.

Experience in early literacy and inquiry-based instruction highly preferred.

Charter School of Inquiry

FACT SHEET

Charter School Name:    Charter School of Inquiry (CSI)

District of Location:           Buffalo City School District

Opening Date:    August 24,  2015                       Proposed Charter Term:   5 Years

Proposed Management Company or Partners:       None

Projected Enrollment and Grade Span During Charter Term: 2 classes of 25 per grade 

Year 1:     K – 2    150 students              Year 4:    K-5    300 students

Year 2:     K – 3    200 students              Year 5:    K-6    350 students

Year 3:     K – 4    250 students

Projected Maximum Enrollment and Grade Span: K - Grade 6, 350 students with possibility of adding Grades 7 and 8 in the renewal application.

Mission Statement: The Charter School of Inquiry (CSI) will achieve breakthrough outcomes for City of Buffalo children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 by creating an inquiry-based learning environment with an intense focus on learning to read and write well in all subject areas. CSI offers an exceptionally high quality education using intentional reading and language development, aligned curriculum, engaging inquiry-based practices, and an outstanding system of supports. Children at CSI will learn to think critically, problem-solve and work collaboratively to enable their participation as citizens of their community and the world.

 

School Overview: Inquiry is the foundation of CSI’s instructional philosophy. Children learn by a constant process of exploration and questioning, converting information into useful knowledge. CSI uses compelling and relevant interdisciplinary topics to foster children’s acquisition and retention  of content knowledge while fostering creativity, critical thinking and a lifelong love of learning. The school’s intensive instructional focus is proficiency in English-language arts by 3rd grade. Using scientifically-based core components of embedded literacy coaches, data-driven instruction, and parents as partners, CSI is determined that children have a solid foundation in literacy skills to build a knowledge base in all other curricular areas. Recognizing that how children learn is as important as what they learn, CSI will use Responsive Classroom, an evidence-based approach to address the affective side of student learning and develop a school culture based on respect, collaboration and community. High expectations are set for teachers and students; each will have many opportunities for high-quality support to ensure an inclusive community of learners.

Target Population. CSI will conduct extensive recruitment to attract a student body that reflects the same demographics as the Buffalo Public Schools (BPS). BPS’ total enrollment is 30,831 students; 53% are African-American, 22% white, 16% Hispanic/Latino, and 6% Asian. 77% of BPS children are eligible for free or reduced lunch. 11% are Limited English Proficient and 17% are children with disabilities (NYS Report Card 2011-12). 

Key Design Elements:

Instruction. CSI offers an inquiry-based curriculum aligned with the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards in theme-based interdisciplinary and focused learning practices to engage students in active learning. Responsive Classroom, an evidence-based social curriculum, will complement the academic curriculum to support the whole child and  create a culture of community among children, teachers, staff, and parents. Collaborative team-teaching takes place in every classroom with a teacher and teaching assistant, augmented by  literacy and inquiry coaches, and interns working on their Masters in Literacy (B-6) from local colleges and universities. Data-driven instruction and evidence of performance is instituted through progress monitoring in Reading, Literacy, Math and Science to inform responsive instruction, and to create individual instructional plans for each child shared with parents with activities to guide their support of children’s’ learning at home. African-American History and Culture is infused into all subjects for all children in all grades. CSI infuses African-American history because of the expected demographics of CSI’s student body but will teach about and honor the history of all children. Integrated Arts will help students learn the disciplines of visual arts and music and explore their personal involvement in an afterschool program. A two-hour afterschool program will provide enrichment through a broad array of extracurricular activities.

Supports: An asset-based model of parent involvement engages parents as full partners in their children’s education, from classroom to boardroom, helping to create a collaborative culture and a unified set of expectations and behaviors between school and home. The school day will be approximately two hours longer and the school year 10 days longer than the BPS to allow for academic remediation, homework help, and/or independent work. Teachers will have an abundance of professional development and planning time with a Summer Institute, daily common and individual planning time, weekly scheduled time in the school day and “data days.”

Instructional Staffing. CSI’s will hire an inspirational school leader who will fuel a creative and innovative environment that resonates throughout the school and aligns with the school’s vision and mission. Classroom teachers will be NYS-certified, demonstrate mastery in both the cognitive and social skills involved in children’s development, have a firm grasp of the Common Core standards and how to align curriculum to them. They will demonstrate creativity in their teaching methods and help children to believe in themselves. A low teacher-student ratio, with a teaching assistant in every classroom, support from literacy and inquiry coaches, along with literacy interns from local colleges and universities, will support classroom teachers and be available for individual and small group instruction.

Location: CSI will be located at 404 Edison Ave. on the east side of Buffalo in zip code 14215.

 

November 21, 2014

Horizon Health - Insurance Specialist- Buffalo, NY

Location: Buffalo, NY

Job Summary

An Insurance Specialist must be a detailed oriented individual with a strong health insurance background, to assist with

authorization, eligibility & benefits, account set-up & management and with exceptional internal and external customer service.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Ensure authorization for all services - managing Outpatient Treatment Reports (OTR)

- Verification of eligibility and benefits thru EPACES and Healthenet

- Completing Client Financial Reviews (CFR) daily

- Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers

- Provide site support – manage daily email requests and site questions

- Review and manage client accounts – copay, benefits, payments, balancing and unapplied payments and etc.

- Data enter all client insurance, authorization, eligibility and account changes in Anasazi software.

- Reporting

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the

position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, that may

be required by their supervisor.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The

requirements listed below are representative of the minimum levels of knowledge, skill, and/ or ability necessary.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Basic Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

- Strong knowledge of commercial insurances and managed care plans

- Experience with insurance authorization, eligibility and account verification

Experience Required

- 2 years of insurance related experience

Work Environment:

- Busy office

- Heavy data entry

Education/Training

- Bachelor’s degree preferred

Location: Buffalo, NY

Shift/ Hours: Monday - Friday, Full time

Corporate Office 3020 Bailey Avenue, 2nd Floor Buffalo, NY 14215 716.831.2700 www.horizon-health.org

 

November 17, 2014

Please join Adecco on November 19 from 9am-2pm

Bryant & Stratton College

2410 N. Forest Rd

Getzville,NY

40 openings Data Entry Positions

MUST be able to key 8,500 key strokes or higher. This is a long term temporary opportunity.  Pay rates are $10.50-$11.00/hr, Getzville area

•           1st shift – Weekend shift -  Friday – Monday 7a-5:30pm

•           2nd shift -  Sunday –Wednesday 3pm-11:30pm then Saturday 9a-5:30pm

•           3rd shift Sunday – Thursday 11:30pm – 8a.

 

 

November 17, 2014

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Freelance Associate Digital Content Producer...

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November 17, 2014

Custodian/Maintenance Person

St. Gregory the Great Parish

Location Address:

200 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville, NY 14221

Brief Job Description

Seeking two full-time employees. Weekends are required. Duties include general cleaning, maintenance, snow removal, painting, event set-ups, and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Qualifications: Required Education/Experience

 High School Diploma/GED Equivalent

 2 years' custodial experience and knowledge of custodial services and equipment required.

Desired Skills

 Ability to perform tasks with minimal supervision.

 Familiarity with cleaning/janitorial equipment and supplies.

 Ability to work with a variety of different constituents.

 Ability to honor and maintain confidentiality.

 Ability to provide own transportation for job-related responsibilities.

E.O.E.

How to Apply:

By Mail E-Mail or FAX,  no later than

December 1, 2014

Tina Calandra

200 St. Gregory Court

Williamsville, NY 14221

tcalandra@stgregs.org

Fax: 688-2315

 

November 17, 2014
Maintenance Employee

St. Christopher Parish

2660 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14150

Brief Job Description

The maintenance person is responsible for all aspects of routine maintenance and repairs to the parish campus and school and assists Maintenance Mgr. with directing major projects with vendors involving maintaining, remodeling, and improving the physical site and grounds.

Qualifications: Required Education/Experience

 Work experience with carpentry, electric work, cement work, plumbing, sanitation, mechanics, air-conditioning, grounds maintenance and janitorial care.

 Appropriate certifications in maintenance/engineering or equivalent experience.

 Minimum High School diploma.

Desired Skills

 Knowledge of different maintenance equipment and power tools.

 Ability to understand a variety of technical subjects

E.O.E.

How to Apply:

By Mail E-Mail Fax, no later than

12-1-14

Monica Stange

St. Christopher Parish

2660 Niagara Falls Blvd.

Tonawanda, NY 14150

mstange@saintchris.org


November 13, 2014

Tonawanda. FedEx Trade Networks. EXPRESS CLEARANCE OPERATIONS (ECO) IMPORT COORDINATOR. FT. Sun-Th. 9pm-5:30am. Benefits.

This position is responsible for decision making for release-related tasks, assigning work to the appropriate queue for proper entry processing, live/quota entries, FDA/FWS entries, scrolling, voids/deletes and voluntary entries utilizing computer skills in a windows environment.

Requirements include:

-High school diploma/GED.

-Two (2) years of business experience required, including one (1) year of related business experience preferred. 

-Strong working knowledge of CBP regulations and harmonized tariff, as well as other government agency regulations preferred. 

-Ability to analyze data and information. 

-Ability to make sound decisions in a time sensitive atmosphere. 

-Strong organizational skills to allow for completing multiple duties and meet multiple deadlines.

-Excellent communication skills, written and oral. 

PLEASE NOTE - experience with U.S. Customs requirements is preferred, but not required.  FedEx Trade Networks provides comprehensive training to all new hires.

FedEx Trade Networks provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. 

TO APPLY: Candidates are required to apply online at: www.fedex.com/us/careers

 

 

November 13, 2014

ADRORS Saint-Gobain

Has a position available for an Associate Product Manager, Insect Screen

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Associate Product Manager, Insect Screen will work closely with the Senior Product Manager, Construction Products in the Sales & Marketing management of the Insect Screen product line. This includes the creation, development and implementation of business plans and strategies to increase sales and maximize operating profits.

The incumbent must thoroughly understand building material products for the retail marketplace to ensure that we maintain a competitive advantage to grow our market share. The Associate Product Manager must understand the activities needed to support retail products, including promotions, merchandising, pricing structure, training and market collateral. The incumbent will also evaluate existing products to ensure viability and develop plans, as appropriate, to address new business opportunities.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

The position requires demonstrated capability to manage projects and relationships — both critical facets of the position; must also have a history of a strong results orientation regardless of business environment or obstacles. Professionalism is required, as this individual will be representing Saint-Gobain ADFORS in business dealings with suppliers throughout the world. The position will also require the individual to operate effectively within a matrix organization — having the capability to mobilize resources not directly under his/her span of control. The ability to travel, as much as 25% of the time, is a requisite for the role.

Bachelor's degree, preferably in Business, Industrial/Manufacturing, Marketing or Technology, is required. 2-5 years of experience in a manufacturing organization, preferably in Sales, Marketing or Product Development is required. Demonstrated abilities in communication, organization, persuasion and working in a cross-functional team are

essential. Experience in an SAP environment is a plus. Experience in the building materials industry and with retail products is desired,

If interested, please submit your resume on the Saint-Gobain Career website Open Jobs

https://www.saint-gobain-experience.com/en/career-opportunities

Saint-Gobain ADFORS invites all interested employees to apply

EEO/M/F/H/V

 

November 13, 2014

National Fuel Job Opportunities!
SECURITY ARCHITECT – WILLIAMSVILLE, NY

National Fuel is currently seeking a Security Architect for an outstanding career opportunity within our corporate Information Services group at our Williamsville, New York location. As part of the National Fuel team, the successful candidate will enjoy a challenging work environment with a strong and growing company.

The Security Architect ensures infrastructure and application level security measures are implemented to protect corporate information from cyber threats.  The successful candidate will assist with the corporate information security program involving planning, designing, implementing and monitoring of corporate information security architecture.  The primary responsibilities include:

•           Implement programs to maintain and improve corporate information security practices

•           Develop corporate information security policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines

•           Provide technical expertise in selecting security tools that control and monitor information security

•           Participate in incident response and data forensics to recover from potential information security incidents and assist with developing long-range plans designed to resolve problems

•           Assist with project management activities including developing and maintaining project plans/schedules

•           Interface with other departments ensuring they are trained to follow procedures that promote data security and guide other IT groups on security matters

•           Respond to external agencies performing reviews of the company’s cyber security program, security assessments and audit reviews

•           Gather relevant information regarding the threat environment from alerts issued, research and work with outside agencies, and provide recommendations to technical staff and management

•           Keep current on developing trends and products in security design

Candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer/Management Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field.  Candidates with a minimum of two years of cyber security experience can be considered for this position.  Five or more years working with multiple aspects of cyber security experience is strongly preferred.  CISSP, GIAC, CSSLP and/or CISA certifications are desirable.  Candidates must demonstrate superior communication and problem solving skills. Strong analytical and project management skills as well as demonstrated ability to grasp new technologies are essential to success in this position. 

National Fuel offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  Any candidate offered a position with National Fuel will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug test.  For confidential consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter and academic transcripts by November 30, 2014 to:

National Fuel

#14-050NY

6363 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221

jobs@natfuel.com

Please reference position #14-050NY in the subject line of your email

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AUDITOR – WILLIAMSVILLE, NY

National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG) is a multi-billion dollar diversified energy company with corporate headquarters in Williamsville (Buffalo), New York and division operations in New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and California.  The Company holds assets that span nearly every facet of the natural gas industry, including Utility, Pipeline and Storage, Exploration and Production and Energy Marketing.  National Fuel’s history dates to the earliest days of the natural gas and oil industry in the United States, and the Company has been responsible for many industry firsts. 

National Fuel is currently seeking an Information Systems (IS) Auditor for an outstanding career opportunity within our corporate Audit Services team. Primary responsibilities include planning, examining, evaluating and reporting on Information Systems audit work throughout National Fuel to evaluate control environments in computer applications. The IS audits are performed as necessary to complete the annual audit plan and to coordinate compliance with the General Computer Control requirements under the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002. Auditors are required to identify and communicate opportunities to strengthen controls, provide processes improvement recommendations and ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures. Auditors are also requested to participate as consultants on special project assignments as requested by management.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required, with a concentration in Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science or Accounting preferred. A working knowledge of information technology and related controls is required. Previous audit experience, specifically in Information Systems is desirable. CISA certification is highly preferred or if CISA designation is not previously attained, successful candidate should be willing to pursue. Exceptional analytical skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently as well as within a team environment are required. The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities is critical to success.  Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office.  Travel of approximately 10% is required. 

National Fuel offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  Any candidate offered a position with National Fuel will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug test.  For confidential consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter and academic transcripts by November 30, 2014 to:

National Fuel, Human Resources

Position #14-054NY

6363 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221

jobs@natfuel.com

Please reference position #14-054NY in the subject line of your email

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES, WOMEN, DISABLED, PROTECTED VETERANS


November 12, 2014

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November 10, 2014

CORRECTIONS OFFICE EXAM WORKSHOP

Informational Session held at

Buffalo One-Stop Career Center

284 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14220

Call: (716)851-2759

Monday November 24, 2014

9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday November 25, 2014

9:00am - 4:00pm

Application to be submitted by November 25th, 2014 and exam is scheduled January 10, 2014

SOME POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

At time of appointment, candidates must be a United States citizen, a New York State resident, be least 21 years of age,   possess a high school diploma or GED/HSE, and have no previous felony convictions.

SOME JOB BENEFITS:

The hiring rate for a Correction Officer Trainee is $39,794 with an increase to $41,858 after six months. Upon successful    completion of the training program, and one-year probationary period, the annual salary increases to $47,930. Pay differentials exist where applicable

Correction Officers also receive a health insurance program, benefits package, retirement program and multiple opportunities to grow within the Department. Additional information is available at http://www.cs.ny.gov/exams

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

. Physical and medical condition will be evaluated to ensure you are able to satisfactorily perform function duties of this position

. Drug testing will be required

. Psychological evaluation will be performed  to determine your fitness to perform the essential duties of the position.

. Background investigation: you will undergo a thorough background investigation to determine your suitability for appointment as a Correction officer

TEST GUIDE: A Guide to the Written Test for the Entry-Level Correction Officer Trainee Series is available on the Department website at http://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/statetestguides.cfm. 

A Corrections Officer from Wende Correctional facility will be here to discuss and answer questions regarding the role of a Corrections Officer. 

 

 

November 7, 2014

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

DATA ENTRY ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK

Date Posted:      11/6/2014

Deadline:          11/28/2014

Job Number:      092-14-M

Branch: FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Salary:  STARTING RATE: $12.35

Hourly Rate:      FULL RATE: $20.58

Hours:  8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Union Status:     ATU LOCAL 1342

Duties/Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Accounting Manager (and Payroll Manager depending on tasks performed), performs clerical accounting tasks in connection with financial record keeping and accounting processing functions. Typically performs routine tasks and special projects with varying degrees of complexity.

Typical Assignments:

Not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.• Review, analyze and process Accounts Payable up to and including processing and issuance of checks. • Audit vendor accounts to ensure payments are up to date

• Ensure timeliness of AP expense processing on a monthly basis to ensure expenses are fully captured in the appropriate month.• Maintains active purchase order files, processes invoices, verifies and reconciles price/quantities, and performs data entry transactions related to receiving and invoicing to insure accurate and timely recording of goods and services, and vendor remittances.• Performs data entry of various types of payroll input timesheets to include editing, review and balancing functions.• Assists with various filing of payroll records related to both output report information and employee data.• Engages in frequent communication with employees, department managers and vendors.• Performs general office duties including filing, copying, financial record keeping, document storage.• Other tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Knowledge of basic accounting/general ledger principals. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word. Proficient in 10-key. Must have excellent customer service skills. Requires strong math and analytical skills. Testing will be conducted in Excel, Word and 10-key

Physical Requirements:

Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).

Environmental Requirements:

Work is performed in usual office conditions with rare exposure to disagreeable environmental factors.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates degree in Accounting or related field and two (2) years experience including processing Accounts Payable. Payroll experience a plus. Must have excellent customer service skills and proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office products.

Note:

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

GOOD NEWS SHARING = BETC Customers Recently Hired!  

 

BETC Customers Recently Hired!

Dennis Kasa, shown here with her Placement Counselor Joyce Faines, was recently hired at Goodwill Industries as a Job Developer

 

 

Marlone Loman shown here with his Placement Counselor Betty Lee, was recently hired at CSX as a Freight Conductor

Ms. Deborah J. McDouglad-Warren was recently hired at Lakeshore Behavioral Health  Light House as an RN Charge Nurse

 

Pedro Arroyo (Time Warner Cable) Bilingual Customer Service Rep with his Placement Counselor Joyce Faines

Curtis Johnson hired at Kings Express, Regional Truck Driver with his Counselor-Otis Glover, Program Coordinator for Steps to Succeed

Sheila Kowalski - Imagine Staffing(Sonwil) Shipping & Receiving Clerk shown in this photo with her Placement Counselor Joyce Faines

Stan Simpson & his Placement Counselor Betty Lee –hired GBUAHN) Health Care Navigator

 

Frank Nelson -  Empire Liquidations -  Warehouse Inspector –shown in this photo   with his Steps to Succeed Program Counselor Otis Glover

Cara Dickey,  Center One, 

Customer Service Rep. with Steps to Succeed Counselor Otis Glover

 

November 6, 2014

Fr. Gary Kibler

St. Mary of the Lake Parish

4737 Lakeshore Rd.

Hamburg, NY 14075

Fax: 627-7062

stmaryofthelake@netscape.net

Parish Secretary

Brief Job Description

Prepare the weekly parish bulletin and record sacraments and funerals in the appropriate parish books. Answer phones and assist all who come to the door. Building coordination, among other duties as assigned.

The parish secretary will be directly accountable to the pastor.

Qualifications: Required Education/Experience

 Have minimum of a high school degree. Associates degree preferred.

 Have computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

 Some secretarial experience.

 Typing and keyboarding skills.

Desired Skills

 Be a person who enjoys working with people.

 Possess a personal vision of Jesus’ ministry and how it can be embodied in parish life.

 An ability to work collaboratively with all parish staff members .

 Understands the importance of confidentiality of church records and conversations.

E.O.E.

How to Apply:

By Mail E-Mail Fax as above, no later than

11/19/14

 


 

November 4, 2014

Charter School of Inquiry

HEAD OF SCHOOL JOB POSTING

SUMMARY

The Charter School of Inquiry (CSI), a newly authorized K-6 charter school with a whole school approach to inquiry-based learning, is beginning a rigorous search for its first Head of School. CSI’s board of trustees is looking for an exceptional leader, one who will bring life to the school’s mission of achieving breakthrough outcomes for Buffalo’s children.

The successful candidate will (1) have a steadfast belief in the ability of urban, and particularly low-income urban children to excel, and a demonstrated track record for making it happen;

(2) have a strong passion for, and deep understanding of inquiry-based learning embodied through a thematic interdisciplinary curriculum; (3) engage, motivate and inspire teachers and students to be excited about teaching and learning; and (4) welcome parents and the community as active partners while weaving them into the fabric of the school.    

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume explaining their interest and qualifications to:   CharterSchoolOfInquiry@gmail.com.  A fact sheet that provides details about CSI can be found by going to the Charter School of Inquiry Facebook page. The application deadline is Friday, December 5.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Charter School of Inquiry’s Head of School / Educational Leader is responsible for aligning all school activities with the school’s mission to achieve breakthrough outcomes for children. The successful candidate will promote effective communication among staff, parents, students and community members to foster a culture of shared responsibility that works in the best interests of children; set high expectations for children and staff; establish a fiscally viable school with resources directly aligned to support student achievement, and; include teachers and parents as partners in decision-making and student outcomes.

The successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to create an inquiry-based learning environment characterized by high levels of transparency, shared leadership, collaboration, organization and efficiency.   

Responsibilities:

•           Observe, motivate and inspire teachers and staff to excel in implementing CSI’s mission.

•           Serve as staff to the Board of Trustees and provide leadership and direction to staff (including contractors, consultants, faculty and staff).

•           Create a welcoming and collaborative environment for the faculty and staff, parents, children, and guests of the school.

•           Facilitate parent engagement and participation in the school.

•           Maintain an effective school climate to create a safe environment conducive to learning.

•           Develop relationships with community stakeholders and agencies to support the school.

•           Serve as liaison between parents and teachers, the staff and the Board.

•           Recruit, evaluate, and develop and manage staff with approval of the Board of Trustees.

•           Implement and follow policies and procedures as ratified by the Board of Trustees.

•           Ensure proper fiscal administration, including budgeting, accounting, auditing, and financial planning in compliance with Charter School Law.

•           Participate in planning and recommend changes in policies and procedures as required.

•           Coordinate the collection of data required for the preparation of reports.

•           Make formal reports to the Board of Trustees and the Board of Regents.

•           Administer scheduling, enrollment and curriculum.

•           Serve as staff to Parent Association and Faculty Association

•           Coordinate all administrative transactions, including the provisions of personnel services, record keeping, reporting, inventory, purchasing, etc.

Minimum qualifications: 

Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning

NYS certification as a school administrator or equivalent credential in another state with a requirement to complete the NYS certification process before the start of school in August 2015.

Five years of successful work in a school setting, with a minimum of 3 years working in an urban elementary school.

Experience in early literacy and inquiry-based instruction highly preferred.

 

 

September 19, 2014

Recent Back-Pack Give-a-Way Day here at the BETC through our Steps-to-Succeed Program, WUFO 1080 AM Radio, and the Buffalo Teacher’s Federation!  Over 210 families were able to receive school back-packs for their children.

 

 

September 19, 2014

Photo below is our Workforce Investment Board Executive Director – Heather Okoro, welcoming our customers into the center!

 

September 19, 2014

Job Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration held at the BETC!

 

  

Come to the Buffalo Employment & Training Center and register for our FREE services; including our Job Search & Interview Tips workshop as shown below!

Workshop Facilitator – Joe Sullivan with one of our classes which is offered bi-weekly.

 

 


OUTREACH INFORMATION:

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES

70 Barker St.

Buffalo, NY 14209

883-1914

What they offer:

Mental Health Counseling

Refugee Resettlement Programs

Elder Care/In Home Support

Community Alternative Systems Agency

Mental Health Program for kids

Gambling Recovery Programs

Heads – Up Program for people with traumatic brain injuries

Career Counseling

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF BUFFALO

282 Babcock St.

Buffalo, NY 14210

825-1016

What they offer:

Education and Career Services for youth

Art programs for kids

Health and Life Skills for youth

Character building and leadership for youth

Sports, Fitness and Recreation

Prevention Services for kids

Day Care Services

Free Services to kids of military families

DEPT OF SENIOR SERVICES:

95 Franklin St.

Buffalo, NY 14202

858-8526

What they offer:

Case Management

Insurance Counseling

Family Caregiver Assistance

Transportation

Nutrition

Home Care

PREVENTION FOCUS/WOMAN FOCUS

69 Linwood Ave.

Buffalo, NY 14209

884-3256

What they offer:

Prevention is Primary programs that focus on lifeskills, conflict resolution, etc

Teen Focus programs that focus on life skills training, choices and consequences for teenage girls

Woman Focus that helps adult woman to cope better with stressors of life

PARENT NETWORK OF WNY

1000 Main St.

Buffalo, NY 14202

332-4170

What they offer:

Provides services to families with children who have disabilities

Workshops

Information and Referral Services

HEAP

291 Pearl St.

Buffalo, NY 14202

If over 60 years of age: 858-8526

If under 60 years of age: 858-2634

What they offer:

Assistance with heating and other utility costs

CHEEKTOWAGA YOUTH AND RECREATIONAL SERVICES (Open to non – Cheektowaga Residents)

275 Alexander Ave.

Cheektowaga, NY 14221

897-7207

What they offer:

A ton of after/during-school programs

Day care for those parents who are working

Holiday Programs

Various Family Days

Mid – Erie Counseling and Treatment Services

463 William St.

Buffalo, NY 14204

893-0062

What they offer:

Adult and Teenage Counseling for individuals with mental health disorders

Family Counseling
 

February 28, 2012
Announcement by the New York State Department of Labor:

There is an additional resource for the immigrant and refugee customers, the New York State Immigration Hotline 
1-800-566-7636.
This free over the phone service responds to general questions about immigration and naturalization benefits, requirements and procedures. The New York State Immigration Hotline provides information and referrals to all NYS OTDA programs serving refugees and immigrants, other immigrant-related public and private programs, and relevant mainstream service programs available throughout New York State.

The New York State Immigration Hotline operates from 8AM to 6PM, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) and is able to assist callers who speak the following languages Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, French, Haitian/Creole, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Mandarin, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu. (No waiting on the phone, the called is connected to a person.) This information is available on the OTDA website, and here is the direct link http://otda.ny.gov/programs/bria/hotline.asp

                                                                     

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