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Ski Area General Manager

Do you like to ski or snowboard? Do you have a strong business or organizational background in recreation or non-profit program management? Then we want YOU!

Hatcher Alpine Xperience (HAX, dba Skeetawk) is a 501 (c)(3) organization working to develop a year- round recreational and educational alpine facility in Hatcher Pass, Alaska called Skeetawk.  Starting  with  a grassroots group of dedicated volunteers and non-profit  board  members,  HAX  successfully  completed a triple chairlift and associated supporting infrastructure and is ready for its first season of operations. Skeetawk is now a regional ski area and outdoor recreation center scheduled to begin operation in December of 2020.

HAX is seeking a qualified candidate  to  serve  as  the  General Manager  for  front-of-house  operations at Skeetawk and will work directly for the  Board  of  Directors,  alongside  the  Mountain  Director and possess the following qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 Budgeting:

Experience with accounting software, QuickBooks preferred

Point of Sales systems

Till management

Audit-supporting document preparation

Grants:

Grant writing experience — intermediate or better Grant management experience

Mission Contribution:

Passion and enthusiasm for mountains, alpine skiing, Hatcher Pass Willingness and enthusiasm to work towards our mission goal

Experience working with Non-Profit Boards and Public:

Ability to communicate well with the Board of Directors and the general public Ability to attend and participate in board and committee meetings

Ability to communicate to the media

Management:

Good organizational skills

Ability to work well independently and on a team Ability to manage a crew of up to ten employees

Duties and Responsibilities

 Manage Daily administration of the organization including point of sales, correspondence, files, record keeping, bookkeeping, permits, grants, employee records, phone calls, emails, contact with partner organizations, volunteer applications and contact, regular communication with the Board Chair and Mountain Director, membership records and renewals, general public announcements as approved by the Board of Directors and annual calendar.

Finance Accounts  Receivable,  Accounts  Payable,  knowledge  and  prior  experience  with QuickBooks. Choosing and/or integrating a Point-of-Sale (POS) system upon your hire. Annual and five-year budget projections. Working with board treasurer to prepare necessary end-of-year tax records for non-profit reporting.

Systems Development¬† and¬† Management ¬†–¬† Develop¬† and¬† Manage¬† Skeetawk¬† systems¬† in¬† coordination with the Mountain Director including food and beverage, merchandise, equipment rental, ski school, season pass and ticket sales, employee payroll, volunteer management, event planning and marketing.

Outreach and Assistance ‚Äď Assist Board of Directors representing the organization to the public. Schedule and¬† coordinate¬† board¬† member¬† participation¬† in¬† public¬† facing¬† meetings¬† and¬† events¬† outside¬†¬† the¬†¬† organization.¬†¬† Communicate with¬†¬† the ¬†¬†media;¬†¬†¬† assist¬†¬†¬† in¬†¬†¬† or¬†¬†¬† provide presentations to local and civic organizations and attend meetings, coordinate tours of Skeetawk for dignitaries and interested donors.

Grants РApply for and manage grants with direction and assistance from the board. Augment the Board of Directors’ mission of finding donors and grants. Board has a  primary  responsibility  of  finding  donors and grants while the applicant will construct and manage actual grant applications and award requirements.

Coordinate – Day-to-day administration and operations of the organization – paying bills, applying for appropriate permits, tracking grants, answering phone calls and emails, networking with partner organizations, etc., manage front-of-house staff.

Oversee – Staff and Volunteer work force with the Mountain Director to find, train and assign staff and volunteer duties.

Cross Train РApplicant must be willing to cross train in other department roles including;  lift  operations,  guest  service,  area  maintenance,  housekeeping,  and  general   operations   tasks including snow removal.

Hours and Compensation

¬†Availability – Be flexible with hours worked and availability to answer board and public calls, texts emails, Slack inquiries, etc. Must attend monthly board meetings. No schedule ‚Äúblocking‚ÄĚ except for reasonable vacation times. May be required to work (evenings) as well as Weekends. Palmer Alaska is a beautiful and scenic town ringed by mountains and glaciers. Applicant would be expected to live in or move to the local area once hired.

Hours РThis is a salaried, exempt, weekly position. While  hours  are  dictated  by  need,  the  prospective employee must also work enough hours to complete all tasks required to complete the job of  ensuring  that  the  Hatcher  Alpine  Xperience  and  Skeetawk  run  smoothly   and  consistently. Must  be  flexible  with  hours  worked  including  evenings  and  weekends  and  be  available  to  answer board and public calls, texts, emails, etc. Must attend monthly Board meetings.

Compensation РSalary $50k range, depending  on  experience.  Benefits also include employee skiing and dependent passes.

To Apply– Please send a cover letter and resume to Board Chair, Butch Shapiro at board@skeetawk.com by September 14th. Questions can be directed to Butch as well.

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