The UB Center for Urban Studies (the Center), housed within the UB
Community Health Equity Research Institute and the UB School of
Architecture and Planning, is seeking a dynamic Program Assistant
to facilitate all aspects of the Center’s activities. The Center
focuses on health and built environment issues, and is a national
leader in studying underdeveloped neighborhoods of color. It is an
anti-racist institution that focuses on social injustice
The Program Assistant will play a significant role in the
administration, communications, and project management at the
Center for Urban Studies.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
· Manage the director’s calendar and schedule, including making
travel arrangements and communicating with various
· Oversee the Center’s website and social media. This activity
includes maintaining and developing the Center website, ListServe,
and other social media.
· Communicate with various publics, both internal and
· Participate on Center research teams and provide research support
on varied activities.
· Manage and lead neighborhood development projects, when
· Write and edit reports, including layout and design.
The incumbent must be an energetic person who is aquick
. The person must be capable of working outside their
comfort zone, love challenges, and be willing to work on projects
where they may have limited knowledge and understanding of the
subject matter. The applicant must learn quickly, problem-solve, be
well-organized, and be capable of completing tasks on time. They
must also be capable of working with a diverse group of individuals
from various disciplines and experiences. The position requires
solid writing and oral communications skills. Research skills,
quantitative analysis, graphic design, or G.I.S. skills are
desirable but not required.
Outstanding Benefits Package
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There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and
retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a
healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an
effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits
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Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment
practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or
· Bachelor’s degree in urban studies, urban planning, or a related
· Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
· Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of
individuals from a variety of disciplines, experiences, and
· Effective problem solving skills.
· MUP or MA in related field.
· At least 1 year of experience in a high-volume office
· Prior experience editing documents and presentations in a
professional setting, including experience with the Microsoft
Office suite and Adobe Acrobat is preferred.
· Research, quantitative, G.I.S. skills, layout, and design skills
are desirable but not required.
· Proven leadership skills.
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