Wednesday, May 30, 2012

April 27th ED Group Meeting Recap: Radio Station and Economic Impact Study

The recent ED Group meeting covered the following topics: 
  • Broome County Urban League presentation on new Radio Station
  • Economic Impact Report Update: results going to print soon

  • Broome County Urban League discussed their new youth media broadcast company/radio station, which is a non-commercial educational radio station.  Here is the presentation for viewing.

    Economic Impact Study Update
    Also, the SCNY-ED Group has contracted the services of Riger Marketing to produce the Economic Impact Study, which is in the early stages of development.  There will be more updates shortly. 

    SCNY-ED Group 2012 Membership Reminder

    Give Your Support Today!

    In 2011 the goal set by the members of the SCNY-ED Group was to become a formalized organization with a minimal membership structure that could support future projects. That goal was achieved. We continue to focus on the publication of our data demonstrating the significant impact of non-profits in our community and are still accepting donations toward the final prep and printing of the document. This is also the time to begin looking forward toward setting and attaining new meaningful goals for the group and getting our committee structure strong and working on those goals.

    To do that your support as a member is required. If you joined as a paid member in 2011 at the $25.00 rate you can renew your membership at that same $25.00 rate until February 29, 2012 in appreciation of your commitment and support.
    I look forward to seeing current members and new members at our meetings in 2012.

    Deb Fitzgerald, Steering Committee Chairperson


    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Mental Health First Aid Training June 14 and 15

    Registration Form

    Dates:  Thursday, June 14, 2012  9:00 am – 4:30 pm

            Friday, June 15, 2012  9:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Location: MHAST- 153 Court Street – Binghamton, NY 13901

    Registration Deadline is Wednesday, June 6, 2012 (No refunds after this date)

    Name:  _____________________________________________________________________

                                    Agency/Company Name:  ______________________________________________________

                                    Agency/Company Address:  _____________________________________________________



                                    Email:  ______________________________________________________________________

                                    Phone: ______________________________________________________________________

    Cost:  $90.00 per person.

     (Make checks payable to Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier)

    Cost includes MHFA Course Booklet, breakfast and lunch (both days).

    Participants MUST attend the two full days of training to receive the certificate.

    Any questions, contact Keith Leahey ( or Dawn Kirk (

    Or at (607) 771-8888.

                    Mail completed form to:               Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier

                                                                                    Attn: Mental Health First Aid

                                                                                    153 Court Street, Binghamton NY 13901

                                                    Or-                         Fax: (607) 771-8892

    Friday, May 11, 2012

    ART Mission and Theater ED Job Announcement

    The ART Mission and Theater seeks an Executive Director.  The ART Mission and Theater is an art cinema and a visual and performing arts space.   We also serve as a community center for events related to the arts. Our mission is to be a source of inspiration and excitement for our community and to be a catalyst for the revitalization of arts in the greater Binghamton area.  The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the organization, including fundraising and development, finance and administration, staff and volunteer management, marketing, public relations, and program development.  The Executive Director supervises all staff, volunteers, and interns.  S/he is supervised by the Board of Directors.


    • Administration - Manage day to day business.  Recruit, train, and direct staff, interns and volunteers.  Ensure successful presentation of films.  Oversee gallery and theater programs according to established standards of excellence.  Oversee facility’s maintenance and repairs.  Complete required theater reports. Fulfill contract requirements with film distributors.  Maintain office records.  Manage inventory and supplies.  Develop long and short-term plans that meet the mission of the organization while improving financial stability.  Attend and actively participate in monthly committee meetings.

    • Development – Obtain grants, donations, and sponsorships.  Administer annual membership campaign and cultivate membership.  Maintain membership database.  Organize fundraising events.  

    • Finance - Develop and implement budgets (both for the entire organization as well as for individual projects).  Operate within financial policies and fiscally responsible plans.  Provide reports as required.  Oversee Annual Appeal campaign.

    • Marketing and Public Relations – Create announcements, newsletters, marketing publications and press communications according to deadlines.  Cultivate new audiences.  Maintain existing audiences.  Handle inquiries from the general public, customers, stakeholders, volunteers, grant agencies, and board members.  

    • Programs – Continue established programs, develop additional programs to increase attendance, create new audiences, engage new communities, encourage collaborations, increase income, and increase community awareness.


    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    • Excellent customer services skills.

    • Computer competency with MS Office 2007, including Access.

    • Willingness to learn to operate 35 mm and digital film projection equipment.

    • Experience using social networking and other web-based tools such as Twitter, Facebook and blogs.

    • A love of art and film, and a desire to bring these to the local community.


    $23,000 annual salary @ <30 hours/week plus above-target-earnings commission


    Send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to:

    Denny Ebert, President of the Board of Directors, 


    Cc: Elizabeth Marchioni, Chair of the Personnel Committee,