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Posted: 07/23/2014

National Association for Olmsted Parks

The National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP), established in 1980, is a coalition of design and preservation professionals, historic property and park managers, scholars, municipal officials, citizen activists, and representatives of numerous Olmsted organizations around the United States. Its concern is the legacy of landscape work left by Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. and the firm continued by his sons. For more than 30 years, NAOP has raised awareness of the importance of the Olmsted legacy among public officials, community leaders, landscape design professionals, and academics. NAOP encourages scholarship, publishes key reference materials, supports local park restoration, and provides technical assistance to preservation efforts. The Olmsted legacy needs a strong national advocate. Historic parks and landscapes around the country face multiple threats from development pressure, shrinking municipal budgets, and lack of understanding about the breadth and importance of the Olmsted-designed landscapes. NAOP is the only national organization solely dedicated to preserving the Olmsted legacy by providing the advocacy, research, and education needed to protect, restore, and maintain these exemplary parks and landscapes.

Business Manager
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC
Competitive, commensurate with experienc

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Business Manager proactively manages the day-to-day operations of the NAOP office including administrative, financial management and bookkeeping, and membership related activities.  In addition, the position provides support for the Director of Development and Membership, and The Frederick Law Olmsted Papers Project office. 


NAOP Office Duties

-       Answer incoming phone calls

-       Ensure timely and accurate bookkeeping, bank deposits, receivables/payables, record-keeping and reporting, using QuickBooks and Salesforce

-       Handle all aspects of member and board communications and outreach, including basic updating of NAOP web content, as well as e-mail and social media outreach

-       Maintain membership database, reports and billing process, using Salesforce

-       Draft correspondence; handle mass mailings

-       Assist the Director of Development with grant proposals and other fund-raising documents and donor acknowledgements

-       Maintain electronic and paper filing system

-       Manage maintenance of office equipment, phone system and computer network, office supplies and vendor relationships.

-       Provide administrative assistance to the Executive Director and Director of Development

-       Assist with meetings and special events

-       Perform additional duties as assigned


Olmsted Papers Project Duties

-       Organize and oversee Project-related record keeping and bookkeeping, including coordination with NAOP, partner institutions and contractors   

-       Assist with Project-related communications and correspondence

-       Organize and maintain files and records

-       Help plan and facilitate special events



The position requires a resourceful, well-rounded individual with excellent administrative and organizational skills who is comfortable working with a small staff and enjoys interacting with NAOPs national board of directors and member base.  The position requires flexibility, initiative and attention to detail.  Other requirements include:

-       BA Degree and minimum of 4 years experience of relevant experience, preferably in a non-profit setting

-       Excellent customer service, oral and written communication skills


-       Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks, financial and information management and

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Until Filled

How to apply
Please submit resume and cover letter to info@naop.org, Attn: Hiring Manager, with "Business Manager" as the subject line. No calls please.

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