Employment Opportunity

ASSISTANT SITE MANAGER

The National D-Day Memorial is an outdoor facility and is open 7 days per week.  Weekend & holiday hours will be required.  The Assistant Site Manager is a full-time position with benefits. 

 To apply please submit a resume with cover letter to employment@dday.org.  This position is open until filled.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  

The National D-Day Memorial Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please see an overview of the duties provided below.

 The Assistant Site Manager (ASM) supports the organizational mission by performing a variety of duties related to the success of overall operations. The primary role of the ASM is to assist the Director of Site Operations (DSO) with daily activities, and to enhance the visitor experience at the National D-Day Memorial. Other duties include but are not limited to: ensuring valid entry into the Memorial, providing ticket sales and retail support as needed; and coordinating, scheduling and conducting tours for small and/or large groups.  As assigned, the ASM will serve as the staff lead to supervise overall management of the site in the absence of the Director of Site Operations. The ASM must exhibit the ability to exercise sound judgment, work independently as well as with others, and offer flexibility in regard to scheduling demands.  All duties are to be performed in compliance with state and federal law, as well as the policies and procedures of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation. This position requires an on-site presence and is not suited for telecommuting; however, some duties may allow limited remote work as assigned and approved by Director of Site Operations.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Arrive to work on time and work as scheduled.
  • Coordinating with the Director of Site Operations (DSO), assist in managing the daily activities associated with overall operations at the National D-Day Memorial.
  • Assist in training staff and volunteers as requested by management.
  • In the absence of the DSO perform duties related to management and supervision of Memorial site staff and volunteers, and troubleshoot as necessary.
  • In the absence of the DSO determine tasks to be completed and perform duties as appropriate for efficient operation of the site.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with volunteers and co-workers; work with Volunteer Coordinator to manage volunteer schedules and maintenance of volunteer records.
  • Provide superior level of service to ensure visitor satisfaction and encourage co-workers and volunteers to do the same.
  • Perform or oversee performance of opening and closing procedures which includes: providing relief for ticketing agent and gift shop attendant, verifying drawer counts, and delivering the daily deposit to the bank.
  • Ensure daily reports, and other appropriate documentation, are processed to facilitate accurate record keeping.
  • Maintain records related to operational activities for management, and prepare written reports using a computer or other method approved by management.
  • Follow, and assist in the enforcement of, site rules and regulations under the guidance of management.
  • Participate in both the preparation for and conduct of Memorial events.
  • Conduct general troubleshooting on a daily basis as well as before, during, and after events as necessary to ensure adequate support in regard to educational initiatives.
  • Assist with set-up/tear-down/clean-up for assigned events.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the Memorial grounds and perform a daily check to ensure the building and grounds are clean, neat, and safe for visitors, volunteers, and employees.
  • Perform duties associated with emergency or weather-related closures as assigned.
  • Notify maintenance staff of any safety issues, maintenance issues, and if pool water effects are not operating or if there are foreign objects and debris, etc.
  • Maintain a general knowledge of all systems located at the Memorial site to assist with troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Coordinate care of flags, fire extinguishers, and any other outside duty deemed necessary by Site Director or Foundation management.
  • Actively participate in activities and/or perform duties related to tour coordination, volunteer assignments, or other operational duties as assigned by DSO.
  • Manage the group tour process by working with travel agencies, clubs, or other organizations to coordinate group tours.
  • Handle initial correspondence with groups, group scheduling as well as confirmation letters and collection of deposits and fees for prearranged events.
  • Coordinate and carry out plans for activities in connection with special visitors and groups on a daily basis.
  • Work with DSO and Volunteer Coordinator in regard to organizing and scheduling tour guides for these groups.
  • Collect and process daily tour revenue and complete required paperwork.
  • Produce a monthly fiscal report and submit to the accounting department.
  • Conduct tours, provide general site information to patrons and help with special events as assigned.
  • Perform general office duties including, but not limited to, answering phones, routine correspondence, requesting office supplies as needed, and general office organization.
  • Perform the duties of a Visitor Services Assistant (VSA) as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by Foundation management.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

This position requires the aptitude and willingness to perform the following in accordance with the policies and procedures of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation.

  • Exhibit positive support for management decisions and objectives.
  • Present a professional appearance, attitude, and demeanor at all times.
  • Exhibit above average public relations and customer service skills.
  • Exhibit the ability to operate and maintain a POS system.
  • Work well with the general public.
  • Maintain a positive relationship and work well with management, co-workers, and volunteers.
  • Exhibit the ability to promote a positive work environment.
  • Exhibit ability to accept responsibility for the care and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff.
  • Demonstrate an ability to exercise sound, independent judgment.
  • Possess a proven track record for managing processes to set and achieve challenging goals.
  • Demonstrate effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Exhibit the ability to cross-train and work effectively in multiple environments.
  • Be detail and deadline oriented with a strong work ethic.
  • Be creative, highly motivated, outgoing, and team oriented.
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle sensitive situations with diplomacy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make common sense decisions.
  • Exhibit strong and effective leadership and training skills.
  • Multi-task and exhibit a high level of skill with problem resolution.
  • Exhibit intermediate to superior computer skills with a thorough knowledge of Microsoft applications and the ability to learn other applications as duties require.
  • Work weekday as well as weekend hours – some evenings and holidays as assigned by management.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBLILITES:

This position has no direct reports; however, supervisory responsibilities include assisting in the general oversight of Memorial operations; serving as staff lead in the absence of the DSO and ASM; volunteer oversight such as planning and assigning daily duties; as well as addressing complaints and resolving problems on a daily basis.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Associate’s degree with at least one to three years related experience and/or training preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups, visitors, volunteers, or employees of organization.

MATHMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Valid Driver’s License preferred

CPR, First Aid, and AED (or ability and willingness to be trained) preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk or stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  In the event of an emergency the employee may be required to assist with weight in excess of 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The National D-Day Memorial is an outdoor facility. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. Depending on the task or circumstance, the employee might be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee could occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moderately high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.