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Posted on June 6, 2012
Chief Administrative and Finance Officer
New York, New York
To date, the Conservancy has raised over $118 million in private and public funding to design, build, and maintain the park’s landscape and to create cultural programs. Activities and features of the park now include the Urban Farm, a seven circuit Labyrinth, the 10,000 square foot Gardens of Remembrance, the 70,000 square foot perennial gardens in the Bosque, and the thriving Peter Minuit Plaza that serves as a central transit hub, connecting subways, buses, bikes, taxis, and pedestrians. In addition, the SeaGlass carousel is now under construction in anticipation of a 2013 opening, and TBC is in the advanced stages of planning the installation of a children’s play space designed by Frank Gehry.
With substantially all of The Battery’s parkland being rebuilt and under development, 2012 marks a critical juncture in the Conservancy’s evolution. Accordingly, TBC must transition its focus from design and execution of the park’s development plan to support and maintenance of its expanding recreation, education, and cultural programs. Serving visitors as well as a growing downtown residential population, TBC is also an important stakeholder in issues affecting lower Manhattan. Further, it plays a key coordinating role with public partners such as the National Park Service, owner of Castle Clinton National Monument, and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, which owns The Battery.
In order to facilitate this transition, The Battery Conservancy is establishing a new executive position. Reporting to Warrie Price, the founding President, the Chief Administrative & Finance Officer will be responsible for operational management of the organization.
The Position:The Battery Conservancy is seeking a Chief Administrative & Finance Officer to guide the development and execution of operating and strategic plans. Reporting to the TBC President, this position will provide financial and administrative support and oversee operational management of budget, accounting and finance activities. Specific duties will include the development and execution of business plans for earned income programs, vendor management and supervision of concessionaire contracts, staff recruitment and human resources management, and oversight of internal and external information technology functions.
Potential applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to civic involvement and should understand how a private not-for-profit organization interacts with public sector bodies. Experience with NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, NYS Historic Preservation Office, National Park Service, American Battle Monuments Commission, Homeland Security, and other local, state, and national government entities is desirable, as is a successful track record with commercial, revenue generating programs.
The successful candidate will be an effective problem solver, an innovative thinker, and an experienced manager with strong communication skills. The position requires a solid understanding of fiscal operations, business models appropriate to the Conservancy and its partners, budgeting, contract administration, information technology, operational management, and staff recruitment and development.
Job Type: Finance
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