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Work at the Olympic Regional Development Authority

There are many great benefits to working for the Olympic Regional Development Authority. Depending on position and length of service benefits and perks may include:

  • NYS Retirement Benefits
  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • 1-4 Weeks Paid Vacation
  • Sick Time, Holiday Time, Personal Days
  • Access to ORDA Venues and Events
  • Employee Discounts at Retail Stores
  • Employee Discounts at Food and Beverage Locations
  • On the job training and opportunities to build your resume
  • And many more – including working with some of the best athletes in the world

 

 

Overview

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with the Olympic Authority. Our team is the most important part of what we do. We’re always looking for people who enjoy working toward goals and help to build a fun environment with our team.

Please take a moment to click through and explore all of the job opportunities at specific ORDA venues or the Corporate offices. If you would like to apply to ORDA and are unsure of a specific position, we’ll help you find the opportunity that fits best for you. Start your career today!

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Corporate Positions

Thank you for your interest in working with the Olympic Authority. We value our staff and look forward to discussing the opportunities with you.


SPORTS AMBASSAORS

PART-TIME | SEASONAL

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking enthusiastic sports-minded people to act as Sport Ambassadors at its various Legacy sites in Lake Placid (Olympic Jumping Complex, Mt. Van Hoevenberg, and the Olympic Center).  Sports Ambassadors primary responsibilities revolve around interacting with guests and taking them on tours of the facility to which they are assigned.  They will educate visitors by talking about first-hand experiences, relaying historical facts and figures about sport and venue; and energizing people about the future of sport and ORDA.  These are part-time seasonal positions.  Weekend and holiday work may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a strong knowledge of venue and sport history and the ability to provide a great customer experience. The ideal candidate will be an athlete who has competed on a national and/or international level and has used ORDA’s facilities as a training site during their career.

COMPENSATION: $14.35/hr

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume with the subject line of “SPORTS AMBASSADOR” to:

David Mckillip

[email protected]


EVENT LOGISTICS TEAM

PART-TIME | SEASONAL

The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking 5-10 reliable people to become a part of the Events Logistics Team for the upcoming sports event season. Team members will be in a logistical support position within the Events department working on a multitude of national and international sporting events.   The goal of this position is to increase the effectiveness of all ORDA event programming by maintaining day-to-day logistics support activities required to accomplish the work of the department. This position reports directly to the Events Logistics Coordinator and assists with duties as needed at various Lake Placid Olympic venues that include work both outside and inside.  Responsibilities include: execution of event signage; daily event beverage distribution; executing event and function set-up; maintain, scheduling and executing the organization’s sound system; executing award ceremonies; and assisting in the fulfillment of transportation requests.  Other related administrative duties may be assigned.  Work schedule includes evenings, weekends, and holidays.  Projected start date is around the last week of September. Hours will vary by week and event.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSMust have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.  Availability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays is essential.  Strong knowledge of Lake Placid and the Olympic Movement are plusses. This position also requires the ability to think and work creatively. Must be reliable and take ownership of assigned tasks.  Skills in carpentry, electricity and sound preferred.

COMPENSATION: Part time / Seasonal position; Grade 12 – $16.71/hr.  ORDA venue access privileges including Whiteface/Gore season ski pass.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume with the subject line of “Go Team Inquiry” –

[email protected]


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

FULL-TIME | YEAR-ROUND

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking an Assistant Director of Finance to provide professional support and oversight within ORDA’s Finance Department and to serve as a back up to the Director of Finance.  Under the direction of the Director of Finance, the successful candidate will be primarily responsible for developing and implementing reporting systems to monitor and keep management informed of the financial performance of each Venue, with specific regard to each Venue as a separate profit center.  As a senior member of the Finance Department, the incumbent will be directly involved in the development and implementation of both the operational and capital budgets annually in the range of $150M, as well as planning processes which will enable ORDA to achieve long-term goals that will maximize the return on investment and contribute to favorable Financial Statements for the Authority.  This position will work with NYS Department of Budget, Authorities Budget Office and many other NYS Departments is ensure proper compliance with statutory requirements.  In addition to the above, the successful candidate will assist with, and in the absence of the Director of Finance, be generally responsible for ORDA’s daily financial activities.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing financial statements and reports.  This person will also oversee and manage ORDA’s Minority and Women owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) and the Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) compliance. This Assistant Director will also be responsible for the implementation and oversight of ORDA’s Procurement Guidelines ensuring that Venues and Departments comply with ORDA and New York State purchasing and procurement guidelines including the placement of the advertisements in the New York State Contract Reporter.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field along with at least 10 years’ relevant experience.  Relevant, progressively responsible experience may replace education on a year for year basis.  The candidate must have experience supporting the fiscal management, oversight or leadership of a government, business, or financial operation. Familiarity with Intacct, Siriusware, DOMO and Microsoft Suite preferred.  The candidate must demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with executives, department heads and staff to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position. Excellent inter-personal, organizational and communication skills are essential. Public sector experience desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION: Salary is negotiable based upon experience and qualifications.  ORDA offers an excellent benefit package including paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; long term disability and supplemental life insurance at preferred rates; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resuméwith the Subject Line of “Assistant Director of Finance Inquiry” to:

Peggy Evatt, Director of Finance

[email protected]


ACCOUNTS MANAGER

FULL-TIME | YEAR-ROUND

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking a goal-oriented professional to fill an Accounts Manager position. The successful candidate will work with ORDA management, Sodexo Live!, Food & Beverage Managers and Retail Staff. As an integral member of ORDA’s Finance Department, the successful candidate will work in the ORDA’s administrative offices in beautiful Lake Placid, New York.

The Accounts Manager will be responsible for the creation of performance metrics, tracking sales and expenses, and forecasting analysis of operational reports and financial statements of the Food & Beverage operations at all the ORDA venues.  These responsibilities will require communication of event and operational forecasts with ORDA management and Sodexo Live! to allow for proactive decision making.

The Accounts Manager will also be responsible for working with ORDA management and staff of the ORDA Retail locations.  These responsibilities include creation of performance metrics, cost of goods sold calculations and gross profit calculations, as well as the creation of timely monthly Financial Statements and budgets/forecasts to insure a favorable bottom line.

In addition, the Accounts Manager will be utilizing and inputting data into existing software platforms and generating reports to distribute to core Food & Beverage, Retail and ORDA management teams.  The Accounts Manager is a key member of ORDA’s Finance Team and will be cross trained in other areas to support the entire team and perform other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting along with least three years’ experience working in accounting. An Associate Degree in Accounting along with 5 years’ progressively responsible experience in accounting may replace this requirement. Experience in Food and Beverage and Retail is essential.  Applicants should also have a strong knowledge of general ledger reporting and good communication skills. Familiarity with New York State Finance Law as well as Siriusware, Intacct, Microsoft suite programs or similar applications preferred.

COMPENSATION: Salary is negotiable based upon experience and qualifications.  ORDA offers an excellent benefit package including paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; long term disability and supplemental life insurance at preferred rates; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation.

Interested candidates email a cover letter and resume with a subject line of “Accounts Manager” to:

Peggy Evatt
[email protected]


SEASONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is in search for seasonal photographers for its Photo Concessions booth. Job duties will include capturing high quality and compelling photographs for various events. All equipment will be provided. Projected work schedule of 30-40 hours a week and will include weekends and holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must be dependable and be able to carefully select, set up, and operate manual cameras and equipment for varied conditions. Must have experience with action sport photography.

COMPENSATION: Dependent upon skills and experience.

Interested applicants should contact:

Mira Hayes
[email protected]
518-302-5336 (leave a message)


PHOTO CONCESSIONS SALES CLERKS

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is in search for seasonal salesclerks for its Photo Concessions booth. Job duties will include helping the customer locate/edit their photos and processing payments. Further responsibilities would be to print photos.  All equipment and training will be provided. Projected work schedule of 30-40 hours a week and will include weekends and holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must be dependable and have excellent customer service skills.  In addition, this person must be able to perform essential arithmetic functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and have basic computer skills.

COMPENSATION: Entry rate of $15.47/hr

Interested applicants should contact:

Mira Hayes
[email protected]
518-302-5336 (leave a message)


ATHLETE SERVICES COORDINATOR

The Olympic Regional Development Authority, responsible for managing the Lake Placid Legacy sites, is in search of a full-time year-round Athlete Services Coordinator to join our team. The successful candidate will work with the Director of Sport and Venue General Managers to support sport and activity-based programs as well as facilitate information sharing with ORDA’s Events, Communications, and Marketing teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities include managing a comprehensive schedule for all sport and public usage including private rentals, media bookings and other venue use requests. This person will handle inquiries from domestic and international teams and athletes using the ORDA training facilities, prioritizing ORDA programs, USOPC requests and international events.

Other duties include scheduling and coordinating programs requests for bobsled, skeleton, luge, freestyle, ski jumping, biathlon, cross country, figure skating, ice hockey, speed skating, and curling. This individual will balance requests of the sport facilities with revenue producing recreational activities. They will also manage invoices and billing for the use of the sport facilities. Additional responsibilities include verifying adherence to contracts and agreements, including the USOPC agreement. They are also responsible for verifying the rules of participation at the venue and ensuring all teams/groups provide proper insurance, assumption of risk forms, and compliance with Safesport regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, task focused, and highly organized and have efficient computer skills in database management, Microsoft Office and scheduling software. Finance and HR skills are desired. Extensive knowledge of Olympic based sports preferred.

SALARY: ORDA offers a competitive salary along with a generous benefits package including: paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and participation in NYS Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-B plan.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resume with a subject line of “Athlete Services Coordinator Inquiry” to:

Kristin Maxwell
[email protected]


CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES – ORDA STORE, LAKE PLACID

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking customer service orientated individuals to work in the ORDA store located in beautiful downtown Lake Placid. Successful candidates will perform tasks including, but not limited to: greeting customers and ascertaining what each customer wants or needs, opening and closing cash registers, performing tasks such as counting money; separating charge slips, coupons, and vouchers; balancing cash drawers; making deposits; stocking the sales floor; as well as straightening and cleaning the store.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to follow instructions and make decisions within basic policy and procedures. Candidates should be self-motivated, able to perform basic arithmetic functions, willing to greet and assist customers in a friendly and professional manner, practice good customer service, and be able to lift 20-30 lbs. Applicants should have strong communication skills and approachability. Previous retail experience is preferable, but not necessary. Knowledge of the Lake Placid Olympic venues is a plus.

COMPENSATION: Dependent upon skills and qualifications.

Interested candidates should email letter of interest and resumé with the subject line of “Customer Service Inquiry” to:

Amy Bowers
[email protected]


PROJECT ADMINISTRATORS

Project Administrators generally provide operational and/or administrative support to the organization.  They are an integral part of the planning process for the responsible administration and/or maintenance and repairs of infrastructure with the overall goal of making venue administration or operations successful by improving efficiency and reliability.  In doing so, they promote a positive, productive, and safe work environment for staff based on the pillars of accountability and success. Ideal candidates will have a thorough understanding of business, construction/capital projects, recreational operations, and sport as well as a strong understanding of ORDA’s organizational relationships. Typical responsibilities may include:

  • Review and guide department planning for maintenance and repair projects. Work with departments to keep them on schedule and on or under budget
  • Work with departments in the identification of equipment and operational issues that require troubleshooting to allow the venue to operate in a safe and productive manner
  • Work with departments to determine needed staffing levels and ensure that staff is properly trained and up to date with maintenance and repair techniques
  • Ensure that employees are trained to perform assigned tasks and aware of the specific job hazard analysis for the assigned task
  • Work in conjunction with ORDA Risk Manager to ensure that operation departments are conducting and documenting proper and appropriate safety training
  • Assist department supervisors and managers in developing professional relationships with other ski areas/facilities, industry suppliers, and other key industry stakeholders.
  • Manage long term and cross-organizational projects
  • Attend meetings with the Board, various State departments and agencies, and key partners/stakeholders as assigned
  • Support venue management in their relationships with administrative departments
  • Strategically identify solutions and challenges that support ORDA’s mission

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in ski area/sport venue operations or administration,  preferably two of which acting as a supervisor or manager.  Must have an established advanced knowledge of operations and/or administration of a resort-based facility.  Ability to read and interpret blue prints and schematics are a must.  Public sector experience preferred.

COMPENSATION:  Salary negotiable depending on qualifications, skills, and experience; ORDA offers an excellent benefit package including paid leave (vacation, holiday, sick and personal time); participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; health, dental, and vision insurances; and optional participation in the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “Project Administrator Inquiry” to:

David McKillip, Director of HR
[email protected]


CONFERENCE CENTER ACCOUNT MANAGER

FULLTIME | YEAR-ROUND

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking a detail-oriented, motivated professional to be its Conference Center Account Manager.  Primary responsibilities include booking schedules that fill inventory efficiently that is both profitable and consistent with Conference Center operational capabilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage day-to-day sales of year-round programs with the goal of maximizing a company’s experience in Lake Placid;
  • Actively solicit new business
  • Respond to inquiries regarding business and social functions.
  • Oversee and coordinate outside sales and marketing efforts undertaken by ROOST (Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism) in its efforts to bring conferences/conventions to the Lake Placid region.
  • Work in concert with our food and beverage provider to meet customer expectations of quality and value.
  • Work with Olympic Center in developing logistical and operational plans that include function setup, execution, and breakdown.
  • Work with other ORDA venues in developing event services programs at their venues.
  • Communicate with venues/departments regarding the availability of activities and function space
  • Work with clients to successfully prepare and execute their events
  • Responsible for program budget management, prepare estimates and agreements
  • Manage 3rd party access agreements
  • Manage all accounts payable and receivable, receive deposits and prepare final billing that pertains to the functions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in hospitality/tourism or 4 years of work experience in sales or event marketing. The successful candidate will have excellent office skills and be proficient with computers and all Microsoft programs; be flexible, energetic, self-motivated, and well organized; and be proficient in setting, executing and achieving sales strategies and servicing goals  Must possess the ability to work effectively with all levels in the organizationKnowledge of the Olympic movement, winter sports and the Lake Placid Olympic Venues is strongly required.

COMPENSATION: Salary is negotiable based upon skills and experience. ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; long term disability and supplemental life insurance at preferred rates; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and participation in NYS Deferred Compensation.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume with the subject line of “Conference Center Account Manager Inquiry” to:

David McKillip
[email protected]


CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

FULL TIME | YEAR-ROUND

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking a detail oriented professional to seek out and fulfill corporate contracts and responsibilities. The ideal candidate will oversee current and future ORDA sponsor commitments through fulfillment of sponsorship contracts. Regular responsibilities include ORDA venue signage, marketing activations at ORDA venues, ORDA collateral publications, ORDA websites, ORDA social media, ORDA programs, ORDA events, ORDA hospitality sponsorship services, and annual performance decks.  This person will work with both internal managers as well as acting as the primary liaison with corporate partners.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management, Business, Management, Marketing, Communications or a related field along with three (3) years relevant experience. Significant relevant experience may replace educational requirements on a year for year basis.   Candidate must be energetic, self-motivated, and well organized and proficient in setting, executing and achieving marketing strategy and servicing goals. Must possess the ability to work effectively with senior executives both internally and externally and work well with a diverse group of individuals. Knowledge of the Olympic movement, winter sports, and the Lake Placid sports venues is desired.  Candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications. Weekend work will be required.

COMPENSATION: Salary is negotiable based upon skills and experience. ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; long term disability and supplemental life insurance at preferred rates; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and participation in NYS Deferred Compensation.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume with the subject line of “Corporate Development Inquiry” to:

David McKillip
[email protected]


IT TECHNICIAN

LAKE PLACID AREA VENUES

ORDA’s Information Technology Department is seeking motivated, detail-oriented individuals to join the team as helpdesk technicians for its Lake Placid area venues. The successful candidate will troubleshoot and solve problems for end-users on workstations and point of sale systems. Responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring ORDA’s helpdesk queue and responding to or escalating tickets in a timely fashion
  • Applying IT service management principles to Improve the ORDA helpdesk experience
  • Resolving network connectivity problems
  • Deploying IT hardware and services throughout the organization
  • Writing documentation and training staff
  • Low-voltage wiring
  • Server and network installation and maintenance
  • Troubleshooting and escalating problems to higher-level technicians
  • Implementation and testing of backup and recovery operations

This position requires a commitment to understanding the needs and priorities of both the IT Department and the organization as a whole and serves as a key support role in ensuring the efficiency of deploying IT services across the company. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, organized and a problem-solver.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Relevant Associate’s degree with a minimum of one year of full-time experience. Relevant experience may replace educational requirements on a year for year basis. IT service management experience is preferred.

SALARY: Dependent upon qualifications and skills. ORDA offers an excellent benefit package including: health, dental and vision insurances; paid leave (vacation, sick and personal leave); and membership in the NYS Retirement System. Optional benefits include supplemental life and long-term disability insurance at preferred rates as well as NYS Deferred Compensation.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “IT Technician Inquiry” to:

Mike Costantino
[email protected]

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].