Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Communications and Marketing Coordinator: Roxbury Arts Group

Responsibilities: Develop and execute written press, marketing and promotional strategies and web activities for the Roxbury Arts Group.

Skills Required: Expertise in written press, web design and content creation (to include video) and social media strategy required; must work well in a team environment and have excellent technical skills. Minimum three years proficiency in state of the art graphics software (JavaScript, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Express, After Effects). Applicants should also have superior organization and time management skills. This is a fulltime position with limited benefits. If interested in applying, sent cover letter and resume to skenny@roxburyartsgroup.org by June 8th, 2011.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Hyde Hall seeks Executive Director

The Board of Trustees of Hyde Hall, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, is seeking a dynamic, multi-faceted full-time leader to serve as executive director of Hyde Hall, a National Historic Landmark and a New York State Historic Site, located in Glimmerglass State Park near Cooperstown, NY. Hyde Hall is a unique 50-room limestone mansion designed by architect Philip Hooker for British-born George Clarke and was built between 1817-1835 as part of the family’s agricultural empire. Under a 30 year lease from the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), Hyde Hall, Inc. is responsible for the restoration, preservation and operation of the house museum, contiguous 15 acres and the original outbuildings. Hyde Hall, Inc. is owner of an extensive collection of furnishings, decorative arts, and agricultural and utilitarian artifacts. An extensive collection of family manuscripts is housed at Cornell University.

Job Scope:

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Office of Hyde Hall, Inc. and reports to the Board of Trustees and its Executive Committee. The Executive Director is responsible for fulfilling the organization’s mission and advancing financial stability by providing leadership and creative vision for the planning, administration and growth of all operations. The Executive Director is responsible for all the day-to-day operations, supervision and management of the organization and the site, programming and collection. In addition, the Executive Director oversees staff and volunteers, works closely with the Board and committees to implement the strategic plan, and serves as the primary liaison of this historic site in all interactions and activities.


• Experience with standards of museum operation and practice or equivalent, historic preservation, and/or related non-profit management
• Computer, communication, public speaking and writing skills
• Financial management experience including budget preparation and fiscal management
• Experience with fundraising and grant writing
• Experience in development of visitor-centered programming and exhibitions
• Ability to act as public ambassador to develop and maintain relationships with both public and private sector individuals, officials and organizations
• Ability to work closely and effectively with the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, and supervise staff and volunteers
• Ability to conduct evaluation such as surveys and other related data collection vehicles
• Commitment to use of technology in all aspects of the site’s operations
• Highly organized, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
• Requires minimum of undergraduate degree in: finance, museum studies, history, historic preservation, business administration, education, public administration or other relevant field
• Requires at least 4-5 years experience directly related to duties and responsibilities

Compensation: The salary is mid- $40K annually, depending on experience and qualifications, 4 weeks paid vacation included, and other supplemental compensation may apply.

Working Conditions:

• Occasional night and weekend hours required;
• Attendance at Hyde Hall events and community outreach events required; and
• Occasional travel and off-site work required for meetings, public speaking, outreach programs and other related activities

Visit: www.hydehall.org.

How to apply:

For full consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three (3) professional references with full contact information. Applications can be submitted via email to karensheckells or mail to:

Hyde Hall, Inc.
Executive Director Search
PO Box 721
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Job Description: http://cooperstownchamber.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/hh-executive-director-job-description.docx

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New! Consumers Guide to Volunteer Management Systems

We’re thrilled to announce the release of our latest in-depth report, A Consumers Guide to Volunteer Management Systems, created in partnership with TechSoup. It’s available for free download with registration at http://www.idealware.org/volunteer_management.

Like all our reports, this one is the product of extensive research, interviews and hands-on system demos. It condenses the knowledge of experts and impartial reviews into an all-in-one-place guide to help nonprofits understand and choose the best volunteer management system.

Volunteers provide the strong backs that help build organizations, but volunteer-based nonprofits have to keep track of a lot of data, from contact info and schedules to time sheets and job sites. The right software can streamline that process and free up time for managing volunteers. Though there are a number of products on the market, it’s surprisingly hard to find information about them—until now.

We designed this report as an introduction to volunteer management software: what’s out there, what to expect, and how the different solutions compare. It covers the basic features and functions that might be desirable, and discusses the pros and cons of standalone systems vs. those that track volunteers alongside donors or other constituents. Finally, it compares the strengths and weaknesses of three standalone volunteer management systems and three consolidated constituent management systems, with contextual information about 21 additional systems.

Whether you’re upgrading your existing system or just starting out, let Idealware help your nonprofit make smart software decisions—use this report to guide you through the process. Download it now (free with registration)!

Want to know more, or to hear the researchers talk through the systems and considerations? Check out our online seminar Choosing a Volunteer Management System, for $40 on June 9th.

Laura Quinn Executive Director Idealware
laura@idealware.org www.idealware.org

Friday, May 13, 2011

NYS Labor Info on Interns

Here is helpful info for any nonprofit using interns or considering interns.