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WNY PRISM is hiring!

WNY PRISM is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill two new positions – WNY PRISM Aquatic Invasive Species Programs Manager and WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Programs Manager.

 

About WNY PRISM

The Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (WNY PRISM) is one of eight regional partnerships within New York State created to address the threat of invasive species and prevent or minimize the harm they cause to the environment, economy, and human health. Our goal is to improve, restore, and protect local aquatic and terrestrial resources by improving the effectiveness of invasive species management efforts and increasing awareness of invasive species issues throughout the 8-county region. WNY PRISM runs many programs that support our core functions: Partner/Network Coordination, Information Management, Education and Outreach, Prevention, Early Detection and Rapid Response, Management and Habitat Restoration. WNY PRISM is expanding both Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) efforts, to include the establishment of a new regional Watercraft Inspection Boat Stewardship Program, and Education, Outreach and Citizen Science efforts.

 

WNY PRISM Aquatic Invasive Species Programs Manager

The Aquatic Invasive Species Programs Manager will work to develop, establish and coordinate a regional Watercraft Inspection Boat Stewardship Program. The watercraft inspection program must include at least 20 sites and Boat Stewards, who will work at boat launches from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Program Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the watercraft inspection program including development, hiring and supervision of Boat Stewards, reporting and program communications. The expectation is that development and coordination of the watercraft inspection program will be the primary focus of the Programs Manager during the early stages of development and implementation, with the majority of time spent during the first year or two dedicated to this program. In subsequent years, it is expected that time will be more evenly split between the watercraft inspection program and the development and implementation of additional AIS programming. Aquatic Invasive Species Programs Manager is a new position and the selected individual will report directly to the WNY PRISM Coordinator.

For the full job description and to apply, visit: https://www.rfhiring.com/jobs.asp

 

WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Programs Manager

The Education and Outreach Programs Manager will work to create and disseminate WNY PRISM education and outreach materials in consultation with the Aquatic and Terrestrial IS Managers. The Programs Manager will update website content and calendars and develop maps of IS distributions. The Programs Manager will be responsible for all aspects of E&O for WNY PRISM including workshop presentations, tabling events, and seminar attendance, and responsibilities will further include the hiring and supervision of a seasonal Education and Outreach Assistant. This position will initiate creation of a Citizen Science invasive species monitoring program. The expectation is that development and dissemination of E&O materials and web and social media content will be the primary focus of the E&O Manager during the early stages of this program and that in subsequent years the citizen science initiative will be developed. The Programs Manager will be technically competent in iMapInvasives and ArcGIS. The selected individual will report directly to the WNY PRISM Coordinator.

For the full job description and to apply, visit: https://www.rfhiring.com/jobs.asp

 

Internships (Internship Flier)

WNY PRISM is seeking students in need of an internship to fulfill class requirements, or those otherwise looking for professional experience as they prepare for their careers. WNY PRISM is hosted by the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State, and is willing to accept interested students from any local university or college.

Interns are accepted for spring semester only (Jan – May), but applications are accepted throughout the preceding fall semester. Interested students must submit a resume, internship requirements (if applicable) and a project idea.

For more information, please contact Andrea Locke, WNY PRISM Coordinator at [email protected].

 

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