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Posted: 5/4/17

The Olana Partnership

A National Historic Landmark, Olana is the greatest masterpiece of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). He achieved international fame with paintings such as Niagara (1857) and The Heart of the Andes (1859). Church designed every aspect of Olana: the eclectic fantasy of the main house, the bucolic assemblage of the farm complex, and the 250-acre landscape that provides a romantic, picturesque setting for the whole and engages sweeping 360-degree views. Olana’s collections of art, decorative arts, artifacts, and archives total over 80,000 items. The Church-designed landscape includes parkland, farmland, an orchard, and five miles of scenic carriage roads. Architectural collections include the Persian-inspired main house, Cosy Cottage, barns and outbuildings. Collections in the main house include 16th- through 18th-century decorative arts, paintings, pre-Columbian artifacts, Mexican folk art, historic costumes, photography, and a 2,000-volume library. In 2015 there were approximately 170,000 visitors to the landscape and 30,000 visitors to the main house.

professional Opportunity
Hudson, NY
Open Until
none given
The Membership and Volunteer Coordinator has primary responsibility for The Olana Partnership’s membership and volunteer programs. This position requires a variety of administrative and computer skills, a high level of social interaction with a wide range of individuals and groups, and great initiative and enthusiasm. The Coordinator must be able to work closely with and express a positive attitude and appreciation toward people giving their time and energy as volunteers and their support as donors and members. The Coordinator will report to the Director of Education and have ongoing interaction with Development team members, including the President. The Coordinator will work a regular schedule from Tuesday through Saturday with additional weekend duties occasionally. Duties and Responsibilities The Coordinator is charged with the stewardship and growth of The Olana Partnership’s membership and volunteer programs. Responsibilities include: A) MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM Coordinator is responsible for leading a multi-faceted membership program that includes membership recruitment and retention, marketing, and special events. The Coordinator serves as the overall strategist for the membership program and is the point-person for all membership events. Among other activities, the Coordinator will: Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies for membership Develop and implement strategies to encourage member advancement upwards to higher membership levels Develop strategies to restore lapsed members Identify and pursue new feeder systems for potential members Develop/enhance membership initiatives for businesses Draft all membership related letters Enter membership gifts into donor database Provide management reports and trend analysis of membership program Manage membership budget Update membership recruitment materials Direct member stewardship programs Support programs and rentals in the Wagon House Education Center Draft quarterly report for inclusion in development report for Trustee meetings B) Volunteer Program Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the volunteer experience is fulfilling to volunteers and supports the annual activities and mission of The Olana Partnership. This position facilitates recognition and effective use of an active, dedicated, motivated, trained, and well-organized volunteer workforce. Among other activities, the Coordinator will: Oversee and support the volunteer program; Recruit, cultivate, assess and place volunteers; Promote the volunteer program using traditional and online marketing techniques. Create informational materials as needed. Develop and implement volunteer recognition programs to steward longtime volunteers and cultivate the newly involved; Maintain volunteer records; Coordinate annual volunteer trainings; Organize and facilitate regular recruitment events/volunteer program activities; Other duties as assigned Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. A minimum of two years of experience in non-profit work, preferably in fundraising & membership or alumni relations & management with a record of quantifiable results. Superior computer skills required including database management, desktop publishing and website abilities. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) and ability to lead as well as function as a team member. Knowledge and appreciation The Olana Partnership’s mission. Willingness to work irregular hours, including weekends, evenings, and/or holidays. Supervisory Responsibilities: Regular supervision of volunteers

How to apply
Please send cover letter and resume to Amy Hufnagel, ahufnagel@olana.org or P.O. Box 199, Hudson, NY 12534.

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