Monday, February 13, 2012

Seeking Social Media Assistant for GrowWNY Website

by GrowWNY
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (CFGB) is seeking a Social Media Assistant who loves the environment, and will blog, post status updates on Facebook and Twitter, and more for the website.  The Social Media Assistant is a full-time position offered in collaboration with The Service Collaborative of Western New York.  This position will report to CFGB’s Environmental Program Coordinator and will be responsible for working with CFGB to support the broader environmental community in Western New York.

The Community Foundation created the website to connect over 80 environmental organizations throughout Western New York with people concerned about the preservation and restoration of our regional environment.  Since the site’s launch in August 2010, more than 25,000 people have visited the site to find local news and information about the environment.  Ultimately, the goal of is to bring about positive change through enhanced communication and social media.  A great opportunity to practice your social media skills for a good cause, is the place for all things green in Western New York.

The Social Media Assistant will help increase the number of people visiting and interacting with news and information on the website. The individual will use blogs, an events calendar, a Facebook page, a Twitter handle, a YouTube channel and a Flickr account to leverage the communications efforts of separate environmental organizations and reach more people.

Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to environmentalism.  If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please submit three references, resume and cover letter explaining your interest in this position to or 712 Main Street, Buffalo, NY  14201. For more information email the above or call (716) 852-2857.


  • Engage Facebook fans through status updates and contests;
  • Update Twitter, YouTube and Flickr;
  • Write and publish blog articles;
  • Post events to the calendar ;
  • Publish an email newsletter;
  • Promote GrowWNY using the Fender Blender and Green Pledge station; and
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Experience in environmental studies, planning, communications or related field
  • Experience with websites and other digital tools
  • Strong research skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in all Microsoft components (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Experience in working independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of the Community Foundation
Position starts as soon as possible.  APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2012

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