100 River Rock Drive, Suite 104, Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 873-5833  |  info@beafriend.org

Employment Opportunities

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier is an equal opportunity employer. Our policy prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, veteran status, national origin or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state and federal anti-discrimination laws.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is always interested in learning more about professionals who would like to pursue a career in the mentoring field. We accept cover letters and resumes throughout the year from individuals who would like to be contacted should a position within the organization become available. Departments include: Program (Case Management, Volunteer Enrollment); Development; Community Relations; and Administration.

How to apply
Please send Resume & Cover Letter to:

Director of Staffing & Projects
Be-A-Friend Program, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier
100 River Rock Drive, Suite 104
Buffalo, NY 14207


ABLE Member: September 2018 through August 2019

AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE), a program of The Service Collaborative, mobilizes individuals in national service to revive and strengthen educational environments, expanding opportunities for today’s youth and transforming America’s future – one student, one classroom, and one community at a time. While members are serving the students, they are growing their own skill sets through hands-on experience, professional development opportunities, and mentorship from teachers and staff. ABLE partners with various schools and educational programs and members are selected to serve at a specific site based on their skill set and the need of the site. Click here to watch a video about ABLE and the impact it has in the community.

ABLE members serving at Big Brothers Big Sisters will manage the mentor matches of elementary/intermediate students (Littles) to high school students (Bigs) at designated schools within Cattaraugus County. With their case load of matches, members will implement the Positive Action, a social-emotional intervention. They will work closely with Big Brothers Big Sisters staff and school leaders to ensure the success of the mentor matches. Responsibilities and duties of AmeriCorps ABLE members:

• Members commit to 50 weeks of full-time (40hrs/week) service • Work with students who have been identified by the partner site as needing additional support in math and/or social-emotional life skills • Participate in monthly ABLE professional development on topics that focus on building members’ skill sets • Plan lessons using the evidence-base curriculum, Positive Action • Work with educational leaders to strategize and implement best ways to serve students at selected schools

Program Start/End Dates: 9.4.2018 through 8.15.2019

Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance of $1044 monthly

Requirements: College Graduate, Personal Vehicle & drivers license; this position will be based out of Cattaraugus County, but will work closely with our office in Erie County.

Applicants apply directly through The Service Collaborative process:

To Learn more and apply, click here


Internship Opportunity 

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Part-time opportunity with our Development & Community Relations Departments.

This exciting internship opportunity is a one-semester (or summer) commitment for 5-10 hours per week, primarily during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 9-5pm). Desired candidates will demonstrate an interest in community relations and/or fundraising activities. Individuals must possess strong writing and oral communication skills and a professional demeanor. The candidate/student will gain valuable experience related to fundraising, event planning, volunteer recruitment and community awareness by working alongside our Community Relations and Development staff.