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WNY PRISM is now hiring an Education and Outreach Program Manager!

WNY PRISM is looking for our new Education and Outreach Program Manager to lead educational efforts including program development and implementation, event coordination, communication, and development of training and outreach materials. 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.

For the full job description and application instructions, please visit:

This is a full-time position located in Buffalo, NY. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 7, 2021. Please follow all application instructions. Failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Questions about this position may be directed to Andrea Locke, WNY PRISM Coordinator, at No phone calls, please.


WNY PRISM is still hiring some 2021 Seasonal Positions!

Please see full job descriptions and apply online at:

Boat Stewards/Environmental Educators 

The WNY PRISM Boat Stewards/Environmental Educators 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.

We are currently seeking to fill launches within Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Orleans Counties. 

Positions are full-time, temporary (40 hours/week) with an expected time frame of mid-May – early September (Memorial Day – Labor Day). 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. Questions can be directed to Nicole Smeenk, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager at


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

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