Overview

Employment Opportunities

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

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is constantly seeking operational support in both labor-oriented and skilled positions. We’re always on the lookout for exceptional employees who enjoy working in a fast-paced and fun environment!

Plus, working at ORDA includes great employee perks like ORDA venues access!

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 info@goer.ny.gov.

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.


GUEST SERVICE & MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE

The Olympic Regional Development Authority, based in beautiful Lake Placid, New York, is in search of a full-time, year-round Guest Services and Marketing Representative to work within the Marketing Department.  The successful candidate will help support Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre, the Olympic Center, the Olympic Jumping Complex, and Mt. Van Hoevenberg.  This person needs to be an enthusiastic problem solver that has a passion for executing best-in-class guest service.   Primary responsibilities include providing excellent guest service to centralized guest service inquiries that come from our online ecommerce platforms along with inbound phone and e-mail exchanges.

Additional responsibilities include handling departmental administrative tasks, providing support for procurement processes, billing management, contract organization, and maintaining inventory of supplies as well as supporting the central marketing team as it relates to sales and communication.  This person reports directly to the ORDA Marketing Director and assists with other projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associates degree in liberal arts or related field or four years’ experience in a similar position. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products, including proficiency in Excel is preferred. Must be highly organized.  Additional desired attributes include prior ski resort or attraction experience, knowledge of Power Point, Adobe Suite, or other technology platforms that can support our initiatives.

COMPENSATION: Grade 15, starting salary $45,045 per year.  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.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “Guest Service and Marketing Representative Inquiry” to:

David McKillip, Director of Human Resources
dmckillip@orda.org


DIGITAL SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER

The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is in search of a full-time, year-round Digital Sales and Marketing Manager to oversee and implement our digital marketing channels and e-commerce sales platforms for all ORDA ski resorts and venues. The successful candidate will lead, develop, enhance, and execute digital sales strategies for Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre, the Olympic Center, the Olympic Jumping Complex, and Mt. Van Hoevenberg.  Primary responsibilities include managing and optimizing all e-commerce sales platforms, working as a liaison between technical and marketing teams to develop products, and initiating opportunities to keep ORDA at the forefront of emerging digital sales initiatives. In this role, this person will also facilitate guest service inquiries and work with team members to develop plans to continuously improve the guests’ transactional experience within our e-commerce platform. The Digital Sales and Marketing Manager will work closely with the technology team and collaboratively with ORDA’s marketing team across websites, e-mail, and other forms of marketing communications to optimize the sales experience and increase sales revenue. This person reports directly to the ORDA Marketing Director and assists with other projects as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related degree along with 2 years experience working with digital sales systems. Prior experience with Siriusware, Accesso, or other ski industry systems are a significant plus but not required; training will be provided. Strong verbal and written communication skills and general knowledge of Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre, and the Lake Placid Olympic Sites are must haves.  Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis on Illustrator and Photoshop are desirable but not required; knowledge of basic HTML coding is also an asset.

COMPENSATION / TERM:  Grade 17 – Starting Salary $50,243.  Salary is negotiable and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “Digital Sales and Marketing Manager Inquiry” to:

David McKillip, Director of Human Resources
dmckillip@orda.org


BUILDING MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR

ORDA ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is seeking a full-time, year-round Building Operations and Maintenance Supervisor. This is a hands-on and administrative position that reports directly to the Vice President of Operations or designee. The primary responsibility will be managing ORDA’s Administrative Office Building and Grounds through proactive and preventive maintenance, innovation, operational integrity, communication, and training.  In addition, this person will work with the design team during the building’s construction phase to acquire hands-on knowledge and locations of critical systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for properly managing and coordinating resources, personnel, service, training and safety training and documentation to ensure a full and comprehensive Building Maintenance Department and its systems.  Primary responsibilities include: oversight of and accountable for custodial operations (building cleaning, interior / exterior including windows and architectural metal maintenance); coordination of water and waste water services with service providers; general facility maintenance; lighting systems; HVAC / energy management systems and controls; vertical transportation system; building envelope systems; plumbing systems; fire protection systems; workstations / office furniture;  snow removal and landscaping; and fleet detailing and parking lots as well as other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Operations or designee. Staff/Guest Service and Risk Management skills are necessary. Administrative responsibilities will require outstanding organizational and communication skills, creating and maintaining detailed service records, work orders, training, safety, environmental and other records. In addition, this person will work with Lake Placid area venues for shared services and support to ensure that the grounds are properly maintained.

QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of an apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience in the building or mechanical trades, plus two years of subsequent relevant experience with a minimum of one-year supervisory experience. Computer literacy in basic programs, a valid driver’s license, working knowledge of building envelopes and mechanical systems including plumbing and HVAC are expected. Ability to lift (50 pounds minimum), bending, stooping and climb stairs and ladders.

COMPENSATION: Classified as a Grade 16 on the ORDA/CSEA Schedule. Excellent benefits 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 applicants are to email their resume with letter of interest with the subject line of “Building Maintenance and Ops Supervisor” to:

Vero Piacentini
vpiacentini@orda.org


CAPITAL PROJECT COORDINATOR

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking a Capital Project Coordinator to provide professional support to the Office of Environmental, Planning and Construction (OEPC). This position is established to assist the OEPC with the management and/or development of the design of construction projects resulting from New York State’s additional capital investments in ORDA’s infrastructure.  Projects will include new construction, additions, refurbishments, remodels, and equipment replacements.

General responsibilities will include field data collection, estimate review, technical writing, and planning through design, construction, and project closeout. In doing so, the successful candidate will collaborate closely with the department Director, Venue Management, various ORDA departments and staff, as well as various consultants including contracted Project Managers and Architect and Engineers to initiate and deliver projects of high aesthetic and functional quality, on budget and on schedule. In addition, the Temporary Capital Project Coordinator will assist the department Director with work with of OEPC’s Environmental & Sustainability Compliance Officer and the Division of Building Code Compliance in the admiration of their regulations. Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the department Director which may include, but not necessarily be limited to, administrative responsibilities associated with the OEPC.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree Construction Engineering Technology, or closely related field with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience. General knowledge of construction practices, principles, and techniques in the Architectural Engineering Construction field, design and construction means and methods and industry standard project management processes. Proficient in Microsoft Office.  Familiarity with New York State bidding procedures is highly 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 should send a letter of interest and resumé to:

Robert Hammond, Director of Environmental, Planning and Construction
Olympic Regional Development Authority
c/o
Olympic Center
2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-1655 x5332 | Fax – (518) 523-9711
bhammond@orda.org


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
mcostantino@orda.org


DIRECTOR OF EVENTS

The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), the foremost Winter Olympic legacy organization, is seeking a motivated leader as its Director of Events. Under the direction of the Vice President of Operations, this position is responsible for the administration and management of the various sporting and entertainment events hosted by ORDA. The successful candidate, in consultation with the Director of Sport and the Venue Managers, will work to solicit, procure, oversee, plan, manage and implement events. The Director of Events is responsible for event contracts, budgets, and post-event reports. This position also maintains a master database and schedule of events of all ORDA venues, manages and conducts the events of the Lake Placid Olympic venues, and supervises a departmental staff of 5-10 people.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management or Business Administration, with 5+ years related experience and significant and relevant sport management experience. Candidate must have good leadership skills, be energetic, self-motivated, and well organized; proficient in setting, executing and achieving goals and objectives; delivering on IF and NGB expectations; and leading/executing all aspects of events. Must demonstrate an ability to communicate accurately and effectively, both in writing and orally, presenting a high standard of professionalism. Must possess the ability to work effectively with top management, both internally and externally and work well with a diverse group of individuals and sport business entities. Knowledge of the Olympic movement, winter sports, international events, and the Lake Placid sports venues is desired. Candidate must have excellent computer skills and be literate in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Job will require evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

SALARY & BENEFITS: M/C Grade 27 – Director 1 classification (overtime exempt); salary is negotiable and dependent on skills, experience, and qualifications. ORDA offers an excellent benefit package including paid leave (vacation, sick leave, personal time, and holidays), NYS Retirement, supplemental life, and long-term disability at preferred rates, and NYS Deferred Compensation; Whiteface/Gore/Belleayre season pass, and ORDA venue access privileges.

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

David McKillip Director of Human Resources
dmckillip@orda.org