CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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.