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WCNY, Central New York’s own member-supported public broadcasting station, is an exciting, cutting-edge multimedia company leveraging TV, radio, social media and print and was the proud winner of the CenterState CEO 2014 Business of the Year award in the nonprofit category. WCNY reaches 19 counties and nearly 2 million people with content that inspires, educates, and entertains.

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Our Human Resource department reviews every application.  Unfortunately, because of the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee a response to every one.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Education and Engagement Coordinator

WCNY is a dynamic, forward-thinking organization, celebrating over 50 years of creating award-winning content, programs, and services for our community. We are poised for major growth and amazing things to come! WCNY, Central New York’s own member-supported public broadcasting station, is an exciting, cutting-edge multimedia company leveraging TV, radio, web, social media, and print. WCNY reaches 19 counties and nearly 1.8 million people with content that inspires, educates, and entertains.

Position Summary

Do you have experience in the education field? Are you a people person? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and seek to make a difference? WCNY is seeking an Education and Engagement Coordinator to assist with the development and implementation of education and engagement initiatives and manage all aspects of its volunteer program.

Duties and Responsibilities

The full-time Education and Engagement Coordinator, reporting to WCNY’s Senior Director, Education and Community Engagement, will develop and implement educational programs and services for learners of all ages; assist in the development of community engagement initiatives; and nurture the growth of community partnerships and relationships that enhance and broaden WCNY’s role in the communities it serves. The individual in this role will coordinate community meetings, educational workshops and presentations, and other on and off-site programs and services that support education, arts and culture, and civic engagement. The Education and Engagement Coordinator will also manage all aspects of WCNY’s volunteer program including recruitment, scheduling, recognition, budget, and communications and participate in the meetings of the WCNY Education Services Advisory Committee and Community Advisory Board.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Applicants should be energetic self-starters with strong people skills and the ability to multi-task.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in education, communications, or related field required or equivalent combination of education, training, and a minimum of two years of commensurate experience.
  3. The preferred candidate will have inclusive community building/community service experience and strong presentation, written and verbal communication, and computer skills.
  4. The Education and Engagement Coordinator collaborates closely with a fast-paced and forward-thinking team to support the mission of WCNY to connect to the communities it serves.

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples.

Grant Writer

WCNY is a dynamic, forward-thinking organization, celebrating over 50 years of creating award-winning content, programs, and services for our community. We are poised for major growth and amazing things to come! WCNY, Central New York’s own member-supported public broadcasting station, is an exciting, cutting-edge multimedia company leveraging TV, radio, web, social media, and print. WCNY reaches 19 counties and nearly 1.8 million people with content that inspires, educates, and entertains.

Position Summary

Do you seek to have the work you do make a difference in the community? Are you a detail-oriented person with excellent writing skills, a commitment to meeting deadlines, and a proven track record of grant writing success? If so, the part-time grant writer position at WCNY may be perfect for you.

The WCNY Grant Writer part-time position is responsible for researching, writing, and coordinating grant application submissions in support of WCNY’s education, arts and culture, technology, engagement, and media work.

Duties and Responsibilities

The WCNY part-time grant writer will conduct research to identify new grant opportunities at local, state, and national levels. The grant writer will work with WCNY to prioritize grant opportunities and write high-quality grant proposals as well as related required grant reports. The grant writer will work closely with appropriate WCNY staff to compile required data and financial information and maintain a grant proposal calendar.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Applicants should be self-starters, available to work 20 hours per week.
  2. A bachelor’s degree required with at least three years of demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals.
  3. The preferred candidate will have knowledge of WCNY’s Central New York community and of area foundations and corporations in addition to familiarity with national grant sources.
  4. Strong Microsoft Office skills and have experience with online databases and other resources to locate grant opportunities.
  5. The grant writer collaborates closely with a fast-paced and forward-thinking team to support the continued success of WCNY to offer outstanding services and products to its audiences.

Compensation

The Grant Writer is an hourly position, with compensation based on experience.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and a sample narrative from at least one successful grant.

Associate Director of Education

WCNY is a dynamic, forward-thinking organization, celebrating over 50 years of creating award-winning content, programs, and services for our community. We are poised for major growth and amazing things to come! WCNY, Central New York’s own member-supported public broadcasting station, is an exciting, cutting-edge multimedia company leveraging TV, radio, web, social media, and print. WCNY reaches 19 counties and nearly 1.8 million people with content that inspires, educates, and entertains.

Position Summary

Do you have a passion for learning? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and seek to make a difference? If so, the full-time, year-round Associate Director of Education position at WCNY is perfect for you!

The Associate Director of Education’s primary responsibility is to oversee WCNY’s Enterprise America program, an exciting hands-on program available to public, private, parochial, and charter schools. The first of its kind in New York State, the program involves classroom instruction, with teachers using curriculum aligned to state and 21st Century learning standards provided by WCNY.

Following the completion of classroom study, students apply the STEM and financial and civic literacy skills they have learned in the real-world setting of WCNY’s Enterprise America City of 14 businesses.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate Director of Education is responsible for managing and actively marketing the Enterprise America program to schools and educators to ensure full enrollment; overseeing the year-round operation of the program including supervision of the onsite learning experiences; overseeing and incorporating curriculum updates; and budget planning and management.

The individual in this role serves as a liaison between schools and WCNY, provides real-time customer service to school-based teams enrolled in Enterprise America, and is able to identify trends in education and provide thoughtful, actionable solutions within the Enterprise America program. In addition, the Associate Director of Education is responsible for other educational programs including, for example, on-site summer camps.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Applicants should be self-starters and have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in education with a minimum of two years classroom teaching experience (middle-school level preferred).
  2. The preferred candidate will have established relationships within school districts served by the program; strong presentation, communication and computer skills; and solid knowledge of state and national educational curriculum. Curriculum development experience is an asset.
  3. The Associate Director of Education collaborates closely with a fast-paced and forward-thinking team to support the success of students and educators participating in the Enterprise America program and other WCNY educational opportunities.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples.

 

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You can also mail your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
WCNY TV/WCNY-FM
415 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

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