A career with Unyts is an opportunity to make a difference in the WNY community and in the lives of all those who have been touched by organ, eye, tissue and blood donation. We are an organization that cares, and we look for people to join our team who C.A.R.E.

Communication, Accountability, Respect and Engagement

No matter what department you work in and what position you hold, you are having a direct impact on the important Gift of Life mission. Our success is built on the dedication and compassion of our employees. Unyts is much more than a 9-5 job, it is an opportunity to save and enhance lives. If you are someone who values the C.A.R.E. philosophy who is looking for a rewarding career, we encourage you to explore opportunities with Unyts now.

Advancement Manager

Job Summary

Responsible for developing and managing relationships to cultivate, solicit, and steward partners, as well as identify and qualify new prospects for the organization. The position will be responsible for achieving fundraising and cultivation goals to further the mission of Unyts. 
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required or combination of equivalent  education and experience.
  • 3-5 years of fundraising experience required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals.
  • Presentation and public speaking.
  • Self-starter and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls
  • Organized and exhibit follow through on tasks and goals
  • Adaptable and flexible to change with the ability to think creatively in solving problems with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Collaborative, team player
  • Knowledge of data analysis and data management required.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Some travel required.

Blood Donor Phlebotomist

Full Time, Variable Hours, rotating weekends and holidays

Responsibilities: Will perform medical screening of blood donors, phlebotomy, and the care of blood donors post-phlebotomy.

Requirements: Must be able to work a flexible schedule. High School diploma and excellent customer service skills required. Must have certification in phlebotomy. Previous phlebotomy experience preferred. Must be able to work in a highly regulated setting and should enjoy working with people in a fast-paced environment. Valid NYS driver's license required.

Blood Services Technical Manager

Job Summary

Responsible for the administrative and technical management of blood processing and distribution.  Ensures compliance with the standards of the FDA, NYSDOH and for all other pertinent industry standards.  Manages process for proficiency testing for the QC lab to meet CLIA requirements.  Responsible for implementing and maintaining policies and procedures relevant to transfusable blood and blood products.  Manages current and potential future technology needs of blood lab.  Performs testing and other component processing procedures as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, plus a NYS Clinical Laboratory Scientist license required.
  • NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist license or eligibility for Laboratory Scientist required.
  • Minimum of 6 years experience as a Med Tech, with a minimum of 2 years of blood bank experience including component preparation preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to change with the ability to think creatively in resolving conflicts, and solving problems with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Experience in strategic planning, and strategic thinking with making decisions required.
  • Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • Must be able to supervise, delegate, coach, and motivate in collaborative team environment.
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to think critically, manage time, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Must have strong analytical skills, including data analysis and data management.
  • Experience with project management, setting performance standards, and budgeting required.
  • Must have patience and maintain focus through interruptions and emotional stress.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.

Component Technician - Part Time 20 hours/week and Full Time

This is a non-exempt, part time position. The hours are based on blood drive schedules, and would include some first, and second shift coverage, as well as some weekends and rotating holidays. This position involves component preparation, component modification, blood product distribution, customer service and all computer functions related with those duties.
 
Responsibilities:
•    Prepare and separate donor blood into components as described in standard operating procedure.
•    Prepare recovered plasma for shipment.
•    Answers phone/fax orders from hospitals.
•    Consign blood products to hospitals or other consignees (plasma manufacturers, etc.) as necessary.
•    Label and validate components when testing is complete.
•    Perform all computer or manual functions necessary to document and track disposition of all components.

Qualifications:
•    High School Diploma required. 
•    Degree in biological/clinical science or experience preferred. 
•    Strong customer service skills required.
•    Must be able to work in a highly regulated, fast-paced environment.
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Digital Marketing and Design Specialist

Responsible for digital marketing, content development and graphic design to support the creation and execution of marketing initiatives to meet  Unyts’ overall objectives, specifically to expand the organization’s brand and reach, increase donor registry, and promote marketing initiatives for blood donor services.

 

 

Experience:

 

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in graphic design, social media and communications required.
  • Content management (CMS) experience, website design and photography/videography skills preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals and experience in public speaking.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to change with the ability to think creatively in solving problems with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Suite required.
  • Experience in promoting events with the ability to persuade others necessary.
  • Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • Must be able to supervise, delegate, coach, and motivate in collaborative team environment.
  • Must be results oriented, and highly organized with the ability to think critically, manage, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Knowledge of data analysis and data management required.
  • Experience with project management, strategic goal setting, and setting performance standards preferred.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must have a valid NYS Drivers License and reliable transportation.

Donor Screening Coordinator

This is a full time position, schedule consists of 3 overnight, 12 hour shifts per week. 6:30pm - 6:30am.

Donor Screening Coordinators have the opportunity to participate in activities that save and enhance lives. Coordinators are responsible for coordinating the unique and complex process of donation that includes taking referral calls, completing medical suitability analysis, obtaining required documentation, mobilizing recovery teams, and completing all related communication in a professional and urgent manner. In addition, Coordinators contact family members to discuss potential donation opportunities for their recently deceased loved ones. Successful Coordinators are highly compassionate, detail-oriented, work well under pressure, have excellent customer service and phone skills, are great at multi-tasking, and are mission-driven.

Job Qualifications: The Donor Screening Coordinators must be able to work a flexible schedule, which will require weekend and Holiday work. An Associates degree or higher and/or some type of medical background with at least one year experience in a health-related field is strongly preferred. Must have strong communication skills, sound judgment, excellent verbal skills, and the ability to interact with a diverse public and healthcare population. The candidate must be able to manage multiple tasks in what can be an active environment and demonstrate a professional commitment to donation, as well as the organization’s ability to achieve its mission.

 

 

Evening Float/Mobile Drive Assistant

This is a full time position, the schedule for this position is M-F 1pm-9:30pm. This position primarly acts as a float position, but may also be scheduled to assist on blood drives.

Summary:

  • Drive mobile vehicles to and from blood drives and designated sites.
  • Load and unload mobile drive vehicles.
  • Assist with set up and break down of blood drives.
  • Place Burma signs for future mobile drives in the WNY region.
  • Pick up and deliver mail to designated fixed sites.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Prior customer service experience preferred.
  • Prior driving experience preferred.
  • CDL Class B license preferred but not required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding customer service and must be able to communicate with diverse individuals.
  • Must be computer proficient and have strong data entry skills.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to change with the ability to think critically in solving problems with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment strongly preferred.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must be reliable and self-motivated.
  • Must have a valid and clean NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Travel required.

Eye & Tissue Recovery Technician

Per Diem

Responsibilities: As a member of our procurement team, the Recovery Technician works on a per diem basis to recover and preserve eye and other tissue from authorized donors. Responsibilities include aseptic surgical tissue recovery, donor reconstruction, tissue packaging and shipping. Must have availability to participate in 24 hour call schedule and meet all related requirements.

Requirements: Qualified candidates will possess an Associate's degree or higher in Life Sciences and a minimum of one year of relative work experience, preferably in a hospital or clinical environment. Previous eye or tissue banking experience preferred, ophthalmic technicians, funeral home directors; emergency medical technicians; or those with military medical training and experience will be strongly considered. Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

Pheresis Specialist - Part time 20-30 hours per week

This is a part time position with a variable schedule to include a Saturday rotation.

Job Summary:

Medical screening, performing phlebotomy, and the care of blood donors post-phlebotomy for whole blood, double red cell, or platelet collection. May be assigned to work at Unyts fixed collection sites, on mobile collection vehicles, and at various mobile draw sites within the region. Act as a preceptor for trained/signed off blood donation modalities as needed.
 
Qualifications:
 
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Phlebotomy certificate preferred.
  • Must be an RN, LPN or have at least six (6) months experience collecting whole blood for transfusion.
  • Must have current CPR certification.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding customer service and able to communicate with diverse individuals.
  • Must be computer proficient.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to change with the ability to think critically in solving problems with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must be self-motivated and reliable.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Some travel required.

Senior Account Executive - Southern Tier Territory

The territory for this position is mainly the southern tier.

Job Summary:

Overall responsibility for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding current and prospective market segment partners. Effectively establishes and sustains a network of relationships including stakeholder leadership and influencers to support planning and execution of a year round relationship.
 
Qualifications:
 
  • Associates degree required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business or related field preferred.
  • With an Associate’s degree: 5+ years experience.
  • With a Bachelor’s degree: 3+ years experience in sales, or marketing required.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in customer service, sales, and building new business.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals, public speaking, and the ability to persuade others.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Must be results oriented, and highly organized with the ability to think creatively, and manage time effectively.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to take initiative in setting goals and solving problems.
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment strongly preferred.
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Travel required.

Eye & Tissue Recovery Technician

Responsibilities: Recover musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, skin and other tissues on a per diem basis under the supervision of an Eye and Tissue Recovery Technician Team Leader. Responsible for aseptic surgical tissue procurements, donor reconstruction, tissue packaging at recovery and shipping post-recovery. Must have availability to participate in 24 hour call schedule and meet all related requirements.

Requirements: Associates degree or higher in Life Sciences. Experience in the health/science field such as ophthalmic technician, funeral home director, emergency medical technician, surgical technologist or one year hospital experience in a clinical area; or one year eye bank experience; or one year experience in tissue banking. Knowledge of human anatomy is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Full Time Eye and Tissue Recovery Team Lead

‚ÄčThis is a full time, exempt position at the Central New York Eye and Tissue Bank in Syracuse. The schedule for this position consists of 4, 12 hour variable call shifts per week.

Job Summary:

Manage the recovery team and all case related activities during the time of the donation.  Recover musculoskeletal, ocular, cardiovascular, skin and other tissue as required. Responsible for the medical record review and suitability determination of the donor, the aseptic surgical recovery of the tissue, packaging and shipping of tissue at recovery and post-recovery (if applicable). Responsible for the completion of all data entry into the electronic donor record, as well as all other case related paperwork.
 
Qualifications:
  • HS Diploma required.
  • Associates degree or higher in Life Sciences or related field desired.
  • Experience in:
  • Healthcare/medical field, or
  • one year of hospital experience in a clinical area, or
  • one year eye banking experience, or
  • one year tissue banking experience
  • Managerial or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Anatomy and physiology required.
  • Medical terminology and/or familiarity with medical diagnosis, medical record review strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals.
  • Must be able to supervise, delegate, coach and motivate staff in a collaborative team environment.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to change with the ability to think critically in solving problems with a continuous focus on customer service.
  • Proficiency in data entry required.
  • Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
  • Must be results oriented, and highly organized with the ability to think logically, manage time effectively, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Must be able to remain professional in making decisions and handling confidential information.
  • Must have patience and maintain focus through interruptions and emotional stress.
  • Must be self-motivated and reliable.
  • Must have a valid NYS Drivers license and reliable transportation.
  • Travel required.
  • Must have the availability to meet the demands of the on-call schedule.