Education and Outreach Program Manager (Invasive Species), Buffalo, NY

Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management
Buffalo, NY
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Full time Positions
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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 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 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 supervising staff. For more information on job duties and application instructions, visit or apply directly at
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
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WNY PRISM Coordinator, Andrea Locke
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