HELP WANTED – Lake George Association

HELP WANTED – Lake George Association

Multiple Positions Available

The Lake George Association is the preeminent Lake-protection entity dedicated to safeguarding The Queen of American Lakes in Upstate New York. The LGA has architected and advanced a science-guided, partner-driven model of freshwater protection designed for adaptation and scaling across the country and world-wide.

The LGA brings together the world-class science of the The Jefferson Project freshwater research partnership and the Lake George Waterkeeper, ​​with input from our Council of Science Advisors; the dedicated volunteer efforts of our Citizen Scientists; bold public and private protection partnerships; community education; public policy advocacy; and direct investments in protection programs and activities to deliver an unsurpassed level of care for a Lake unrivaled in its beauty and cleanliness.

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions: Development Manager, Floating Classroom Captain, and Floating Classroom First Mate. Details on theses positions can be found below.

Development Manager

Position Description:

The LGA’s Development Manager has an essential role in supporting all of the annual fundraising initiatives for the organization. Working in partnership with the Development Director, the      Development Manager is responsible for donor recruitment and retention for all “Society” level donors. The Development Manager will also support the LGA’s special events, appeals, stewardship programs and donor cultivation opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Development to establish and execute the organization’s donor recruitment and retention strategy for all “Society” level donors.
  • Identify donor prospects and coordinate outreach and follow up.
  • Manage regular communications (print, electronic and phone) related to donor engagement etc.
  • Assist in the content development and production of all marketing collateral, appeals, annual reports related to donor engagement for both new and existing constituents.
  • Recommend and develop new donor programs to help drive increased participation and retention.
  • Manage strategy, operations, and logistics for engagement programs and events.
  • Assist Director of Development to strategize, develop and implement a comprehensive multi-year, annual giving fundraising plan.
  • Ensure accuracy of gift information, relationship assignments and other data in donor database on an ongoing basis.
  • Work closely with Director of Development to coordinate staff and board fundraising activities through portfolios and assigned relationships.
  • Write and/or edit stewardship letters, impact reports, and gift reports as needed.
  • Support the Director of development in coordination and tracking of all planned giving, yearly pledges, and matching donations.
  • Plan and provide support and follow up as needed for fundraising events and cultivation programs such as Bay-by-Bay, Business-by-Business, Gala, LGA annual meeting, summits, etc.
  • In partnership with the Director of Development, manage the LGA’s sponsorship program, including designing sponsorship packages, setting sponsorship goals, and coordinating delivery of benefits related to sponsors.
  • Function as liaison to specific LGA committees involved in fundraising projects such as Bay-by- Bay, the Gala and related events.
  • Provide accurate and timely information on donors and prospects to LGA leadership, key volunteers and staff for the purpose of increasing donor support.
  • Provide high-level research on individuals, corporations and foundations using a wide variety of biographical, organizational and public sources including online database services, internet websites, library and government sources and other external information sources.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

Experience, Expertise, and Education:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a non-profit, membership or annual giving fundraising role.
  • Believer in donor-centered philanthropy and team collaboration.
  • Self-starter, educator and diplomat with the ability to adapt in a fast-moving environment with many passionate and involved stakeholders.
  • Strong operational vision for how procedures flow together to support everyone’s best efforts.
  • Experience and knowledge of the utilization of information systems to support fundraising activities.
  • Possesses accurate, succinct, and persuasive writing and editing skills.
  • Commitment to quality work, high productivity, and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and responsibilities.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff and board leadership.
  • Technologically savvy in handling of administrative practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead process implementation from inception to completion.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in Word, Excel, and Development (CRM) database programs.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in relationship management and development.
  • Bachelor’s degree (required).

Excellent benefits – health, dental, vision and Retirement Plan with company match.

To apply, please send resume with cover letter to hiring@lakegeorgeassociation.org. No phone calls, please.

Floating Classroom Captain

Job Type: Seasonal Part-time, paid hourly

Reports to: Director of School and Family Programs

Key working relationships: Protection Outreach Specialist, Floating Classroom First Mate

Join our team aboard the Floating Classroom! The Floating Classroom is an informative and interactive family program aboard the Rosalia Anna Ashby that provides participants the opportunity to learn about the remarkable ecology and health of our Lake — and how to protect it — through hands-on activities and experiments.

During this fun- and fact-filled cruise, participants measure water clarity, catch zooplankton, investigate other water quality parameters — and return to shore with a whole new understanding of what it takes to keep Lake George clear and clean.

This program lasts anywhere from 1.5 hours to 2 hours. Some days will have two programs in one day. The Captain of the Floating Classroom will drive, maneuver, and dock the Rosalia Anna Ashby, a 40-ft catamaran, for our scheduled education programs. A training session will be provided before the season starts. New hires will be required to complete a background check to be in accordance with the LGA’s Child Protection Policy.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive, maneuver and dock the Rosalia Anna Ashby, a 40-ft catamaran, for LGA’s Floating Classroom education programs. Programs include school field trips, summer camp programs, homeowner’s associations programs, public programs, and Know Your Bay programs for private property owners.
  • Maintain accurate logbook entries for each trip
  • Conduct a maintenance check before each program (check fuel levels, mechanical and communications)
  • Give a quick safety and security announcement (provided) before each program
  • Accurately fill out time sheets
  • Complete checklist at the end of program and ensure boat is safely tied to dock
  • Ensuring the safety of everyone on board the Floating Classroom
  • May have to determine cancellations based on weather conditions (thunderstorms)

Work Schedule:

The LGA Education staff will work with the Floating Classroom’s Captains and Crew to create a schedule for the season (May-October). Programs take place on weekdays only.

During the months of May & June: Most of the programs are school fieldtrips. Some days only have one trip, while others have two trips. Programs are rain or shine but will be canceled due to thunderstorms.

During the months of July & August: Public programs occur once a week with two trips in a day. Other summer camps/groups are scheduled throughout the summer. Programs are rain or shine but will be canceled due to thunderstorms.

During the months of September & October: Most of the programs are school fieldtrips. Some days only have one trip, while others have two trips. Programs are rain or shine but will be canceled due to thunderstorms.

Desired Personal Characteristics:

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse public audiences
  • Ability to adapt and to have a flexible schedule
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the values of the LGA: Reverence for Nature, Inclusion, Integrity, and Courage

Experience and Expertise:

  • Have a valid License to Operate a Public Vessel in New York *Required*
  • Experience with driving, docking, maneuvering a public vessel *Preferred*
  • Experience working with the public and children

To apply, please send resume with cover letter to hiring@lakegeorgeassociation.org. No phone calls, please.

Floating Classroom First Mate

Job Type: Seasonal Part-time, hourly

Reports to: Director of School and Family Programs

Key working relationships: Protection Outreach Specialist, Floating Classroom Captain

Position description:

Join our team aboard the Floating Classroom! The Floating Classroom is an informative and interactive family program aboard the Rosalia Anna Ashby provides participants the opportunity to learn about the remarkable ecology and health of our Lake — and how to protect it — through hands-on activities and experiments.

During this fun- and fact-filled cruise, participants measure water clarity, catch zooplankton, investigate other water quality parameters — and return to shore with a whole new understanding of what it takes to keep Lake George clear and clean.

This program lasts anywhere from 1.5 hours to 2 hours. Some days will have two programs in one day. First Mates for the Floating Classroom will assist the Captain and Educator to safely conduct our education programs. They will assist the captain with preparing the boat, a 40-ft catamaran, before a program, untying, and tying the boat safely to the dock, keeping a watchful eye for any hazards while out on the lake, and assisting the Educator with setting up program equipment. A training session will be provided before the season starts. New hires will be required to complete a background check to be in accordance with the LGA’s Child Protection Policy.

Responsibilities:

The Floating Classroom First Mate works aboard the Floating Classroom alongside the Floating Classroom Captain and Educator.

  • Securely tying the boat to the dock to ensure participants are safely boarding and leaving the Floating Classroom
  • Assisting the Educator by setting up Floating Classroom experiment equipment
  • Assisting participants with tangled experiment equipment
  • Making sure the participants are safe through the duration of the program
  • Be an extra eye for the Floating Classroom Captain when the boat is out on the water
  • Help prepare the Floating Classroom before a scheduled program
  • Accurately fill out time sheets

Work Schedule:

The LGA Education staff will work with the Floating Classroom’s Captains and Crew to create a schedule for the season (May-October). Programs take place on weekdays only.

During the months of May & June: Most of the programs are school fieldtrips. Some days only have one trip, while others have two trips. Programs are rain or shine but will be canceled due to thunderstorms.

During the months of July & August: Public programs occur once a week with two trips in a day. Other summer camps/groups are scheduled throughout the summer. Programs are rain or shine but will be canceled due to thunderstorms.

During the months of September & October: Most of the programs are school fieldtrips. Some days only have one trip, while others have two trips. Programs are rain or shine but will be canceled due to thunderstorms.

Desired Personal Characteristics:

  • Ability to adapt and have a flexible schedule
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse public audiences
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the values of the LGA: Reverence for Nature, Inclusion, Integrity, and Courage

Experience and Expertise:

  • Experience securely tying a boat to a dock *Preferred*
  • Experience working with the public and children

To apply, please send resume with cover letter to hiring@lakegeorgeassociation.org. No phone calls, please.