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Assistant to the Executive Director

Wolfeboro Area Recreation Association

Wolfeboro Area Recreation Association (WARA), is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Its purpose was to find space and create recreational opportunities for children and adults in the greater Wolfeboro area. This group of interested citizens solicited funding, was gifted land, drew up plans and built The Nicholas J. Pernokas Recreational Park from a dream to a reality. Through their incredible determination and cooperation, this group raised $3.5 million in private funding to establish The Nick.

Opened to the public in 2007, The Nick is a 27-acre sports facility which includes two baseball diamonds, two softball fields, three multi-use utility fields, a professional six-lane synthetic track, a mile-long walking path, two playgrounds, a covered pavilion with a concession stand and picnic area, a dog park, and a neighboring skate park. The Nick is open to the general public year-round, is ADA handicap accessible, serves the seven surrounding towns, and is an integral part of the community. Hundreds of citizens use the park weekly; walking the path, utilizing the dog park, jogging the track, enjoying the playground and picnic areas, and cheering on local youth as they play on the fields. More than 800 youth consider The Nick to be their home field. Now that The Nick is actively serving the community, we are committed to managing the park in perpetuity in service to all throughout the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

The Nick was built without a single tax dollar and is currently debt free. Its annual budget is met entirely by donations, annual fundraising efforts, and small fees collected from leagues that use the park regularly. This multi-generational recreational space was made possible through generous donations from the family of Nicholas J. Pernokas, many supportive community members, and numerous local businesses.

We encourage applicants to visit our website and check out our video at thenick.org


The Nicholas J. Pernokas Recreation Park, a non-profit organization with a mission to create recreational opportunities for all ages, is seeking to hire an Assistant to the Executive Director. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant to the Executive Director is responsible for a multitude of clerical and administrative functions in addition to collaborating with the Executive Director on donor relations efforts, programs, events, grants, and upkeep of the website and social media platforms. The Assistant to the Executive Director is also responsible for overseeing daily operations of the office including but not limited to; maintaining the donor database, QuickBooks, record keeping, and communications with accountants, donors, volunteers, vendors/contractors and the general public. This position must maintain the highest degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information on all matters affecting the integrity of the office.

The position is approximately 30 to 35 hours per week year-round. Hours often fluctuate depending on the time of year.

Requirements:
  • Completion of an Associates or Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years of experience in a similar position
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs– most importantly Word and Excel
  • Experience with FundlyCRM or similar donor database platform (or have practical knowledge of SQL)
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks, or similar bookkeeping programs
  • Able to pass a criminal background check

 OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge’s, skills and abilities.

 

The Following Qualifications Would Be A Significant Asset, But Are Not Required

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs such as InDesign and Photoshop
  • Basic knowledge of website construction and maintenance (organization currently uses WordPress)
  • At least one year of experience working in the non-profit sector

 

The Ideal Candidate

  • Possesses a high level of computer literacy and aptitude for learning
  • Is highly organized, punctual, self-driven and able to effectively multi-task between a variety of duties by setting clear priorities and managing time well
  • Has excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrates a high standard of professionalism and integrity
  • Has well-developed writing and correspondence skills, efficient typing ability and good penmanship
  • Is self-driven and able to work independently, take initiative, and make sound judgments, while also working under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director on behalf of the Board of Directors.
  • Is able to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed
How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit an application letter addressing the above responsibilities and explaining why you have an interest in working for our organization, along with a resume and contact information for three references, to Holly Aucoin at holly@thenick.org

Job Location:

Wolfeboro

Date Added: November 14, 2019

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