CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

One of our clients, PCB Piezotronics, Inc., is seeking a Human Resources Business Partner. The HR Business Partner will provide strategic expertise in the areas of employee relations, workforce planning, performance management, compensation, employee retention, coaching/development, conflict management and ad hoc projects as necessary. This individual must be able to develop strong relationships with managers and employees through various methods of communication. The successful candidate will partner with managers to build strong teams and engage employees, bringing experience and expertise to the table, while thinking outside of the box.

Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources, the ideal candidate will have working knowledge of multiple HR disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, talent development and employment law.  Additionally, the candidate must have the ability to collaborate, contribute and thrive within a fast-paced team environment.  Required competencies include: analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to diagnose systemic issues, project and process management skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

A Bachelor’s degree with 3 to 5 years of human resources experience or an Associate’s degree with 5-7 years’ experience. PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP a plus. PCB Piezotronics, Inc. offers one of the most dynamic benefits packages in Western New York, including the opportunity to have 100% fully paid health insurance premiums, 401k, and more. Qualified candidates may send their cover letter and resume to MaryEllen Carlo, Director of Search Services at Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara at mecarlo@cpibn.com.

Our client, Modern Disposal, has an immediate need for a Controller.  The Controller is responsible for leading the accounting team in the delivery of outstanding accounting and financial services within the company; to ensure that managers at all levels have access to timely and accurate financial information; to maintain positive, productive relationships with our key vendors in banking, insurance and risk management and to participate as a member of the company’s senior management team, collaborating with other senior managers in setting and delivering on top level goals.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of corporate accounting and financial management, and a thorough understanding of taxes and GAAP.  Required competencies include: a strong work ethic, teamwork & cooperation, action orientation, decision making skills, verbal & written communication skills, business acumen, presentation skills and performance focus.

A Bachelor’s degree (accounting major preferred) and 10 years of extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of corporate accounting and financial management is required. CPA or CCIFP certification, experience in waste management or related industry, and public accounting experience are all preferred.  Advanced computer skills (MS office suite) are also required.  Qualified candidates may send a cover letter and resume to MaryEllen Carlo, Director of Search Services at Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara at mecarlo@cpibn.com.

Program Officer

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation seeks a Program Officer to join the program team in Southeast Michigan. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is a grantmaking organization dedicated primarily to sustained investment in the quality of life of the people of Southeast Michigan and Western New York. The two areas reflect Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.’s devotion to his hometown of Detroit and greater Buffalo, home of his Buffalo Bills franchise. Prior to his passing in 2014, Mr. Wilson requested that a significant share of his estate be used to continue a life-long generosity of spirit by funding the Foundation that bears his name. Based in Detroit, the Foundation has a grantmaking capacity of $1.2 billion over a 20-year period, which expires January 8, 2035. This structure is consistent with Mr. Wilson’s desire for the Foundation’s impact to be immediate, substantial, measurable and overseen by those who knew him best.

Reporting directly to one Vice President, the Program Officer is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of grantmaking strategies, and communications support around these strategies (both for the Foundation and for Foundation initiatives with grantees and partners). This includes writing; managing grantees, key vendors and special projects; implementing grantmaking strategies; proposal analysis and evaluation; and partnership development. The responsibilities fall into the categories of grantmaking, grant monitoring and grant evaluation, communications and community relations and administrative responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in implementing and managing grant making, and strong research and analysis skills. Additional required competencies include: excellent oral and written communication skills, creativity, performance focus, flexibility, detail orientation, visionary outlook, and teamwork and cooperation. Lastly, the Program Officer will demonstrate desire and passion to develop a broad knowledge of the core funding areas RCWJRF supports, and a personal commitment to improving Southeast Michigan and Western New York.

A bachelor’s degree is required and a minimum of 3 years of full-time grantmaking experience is highly preferred. A master’s degree is preferred. Relocation to Southeastern MI is required, as is regular car travel throughout the Foundation’s service areas. Advance MS office suite skills are also required. Qualified candidates may e-mail their cover letter and resume to MaryEllen Carlo, Director of Search Services at Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara, at mecarlo@cpibn.com. Resumes will be accepted until November 20, 2019.

Executive Director

The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission (MSAAHC), a non-profit that is working with both the city and the state to revitalize this culturally significant portion of Buffalo, is seeking an Executive Director. As part of Buffalo’s renaissance the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor features a host of landmarks in local and national black history. This includes the Underground Railroad, the abolitionist movement, the jazz age and Civil Rights Movement. The Executive Director will lead the next phase of development, which includes near-term capital expenditures of up to roughly $7M, focused on key corridor assets/institutions in the vicinity of Michigan Avenue and Broadway, and additional funding for long term capacity building efforts. Reporting to the President of the Commission, the Executive Director will coordinate projects undertaken by/for the Commission, while promoting the neighborhood and educating other stakeholders about heritage tourism activities. In this newly created position, the Director will also lead the organization in developing a management plan, increasing revenue and act as a liaison between the Commission and public and private entities within the Corridor, the City of Buffalo, New York State and other funders.

The management plan defines the guiding principles for Corridor revitalization, developed through stakeholder and community consensus. These include:
• Create an interpretive approach to highlight the impact of Buffalo’s African American heritage on the history of Buffalo and America
• Integrate the African American cultural history with preservation and economic development strategies
• Restore the Corridor at urban scale, grounded in the expectation for transformation.
The ideal candidate must be a highly motivated and innovative leader, have the ability to work independently, and have expertise in community outreach and engagement. Experience in project and/ or program management related to cultural/heritage tourism and not-for-profit management is also desired. Required competencies include: action orientation, collaboration, facilitation, visionary outlook, political savvy, listening, organization, consensus building, basic leadership orientation, and oral and written communication skills.

A Master’s degree is preferred and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in urban planning, community engagement, community development or other related fields is required. Qualified candidates may apply by emailing a resume and cover letter to MaryEllen Carlo, Director of Search Services at Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara at mecarlo@cpibn.com.

Controller

Our client, General Physician, PC, one of the largest medical groups serving Western New York, is seeking a Controller. Reporting to the CFO, the Controller will be responsible for assisting the direction of the entity’s finance department and will work closely on financial initiatives. The successful candidate must be a seasoned leader and have the ability to quickly assimilate into the extremely fast paced growth of this physician group of nearly 1000 employees. Additionally, the Controller will oversee and manage the monthly financials to include footnotes and manage the monthly financial reporting requirements to internal and external users/readers.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and will work well both independently and within a group, and be able to prioritize and communicate well. Additional required competencies include: a strong work ethic, analytical thinking, business acumen, delegation, decision making skills, numerical accuracy, organization, reliability and consistency, and performance focus.

Responsibilities include:
• Review and approve financial transactions as recorded by the finance department.
• Prepare monthly internal financial statements and analysis in a timely manner for Chief Financial Officer’s presentation to the President, Kaleida Executive Sponsor and various Hospital groups.
• Prepare statistical reports request by Owner, President, Kaleida (KH) President’s, KH’s CFO, KH’s Finance Team and KH’s Legal, Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMC)’s COO, ECMC’s Finance and Legal and Great Lake Health System Affiliates.
• Work closely with finance team to develop annual budgets and monthly forecasts.
• Safeguard assets and assure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal audits, controls and checks across all departments
• Manage the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, fixed asset records, general & entity accounting and Operations etc.
• Develop, improve and issue timely monthly financial records for the company
• Provide financial analysis to evaluate company ventures or special projects, programs, capital expenditures, products costing, etc. when necessary
• Interface with outside audit firms(s), lessors, casualty/liability insurance agent(s), credit card companies, etc.
• Oversee organization’s purchasing function to ensure efficient internal ordering, cost effective pricing, and timely receipt and delivery of goods ordered.
• Ensure the at accounts payable are paid in a timely manner.
• Review and approve all required tax returns and filings for sign-off by Chief Financial Officer, President and Owners.
• Analyzes fluctuations and address trends and observation with the CFO.
• Assure financial plans are consistent with organizational goals.

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minimum of 5 years’ accounting and leadership experience is required. Healthcare experience and CPA certification are both preferred. Qualified candidates may send a resume and cover letter to MaryEllen Carlo, Director of Search Services at Career Partners International Buffalo|Niagara at mecarlo@cpibn.com.