Job recruitment – Executive Director
Posted on July 1, 2014
Olympia Downtown Association
Job Recruitment Announcement
Executive Director Position-Full Time
Resumes Accepted: July 2014 until position is filled
First round of interviews slated for mid August
The Olympia Downtown Association (ODA) is a non-profit organization. The ODA’s mission is to preserve, promote and enhance the downtown Olympia Community.
The ODA is one of thirteen Main Street® programs in Washington State. The Main Street® approach provides a flexible framework that puts the traditional assets for downtown, such as unique architecture and locally owned businesses, to work as a catalyst for economic growth and community pride.
The ODA is a small budget organization that is mainly driven by volunteers and financial support by small businesses. A candidate who recognizes this position, as an opportunity to learn and network with an important segment of Thurston County businesses and cultural groups will best fit the needs and culture of the ODA.
Job Knowledge and Skills Required
The executive director should have education and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: architecture, historic preservation, economics, finance, fund raising, public relations, design, journalism, planning, business administration and/or small business development. The executive director must understand the issues confronting downtown business people, property owners, public agencies and community organizations. The executive director must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent situation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. The Executive Director reports to a 15-member board of directors. The ODA currently has two full-time support staff so supervisory skills are essential. Budget and accounting knowledge of QuickBooks are highly desirable.
About Downtown Olympia
Downtown Olympia is nestled at the southern-most tip of Puget Sound, beneath Mt Rainier and within sight of the majestic Olympic Mountains. The population of Olympia is 44,000 and is the hub of Thurston County that has a population of over 250,000.
Parks, marinas, fountains, and a popular public boardwalk are some of the great amenities that make downtown a great destination. An easy stroll up Capitol Way takes you to downtown’s southern neighbor, the State Capitol Campus where you can take the free DASH shuttle to the second largest Farmers Market in the state.
Downtown Olympia’s blend of historic buildings, beautiful scenery and eclectic retail and dining experiences offer an undeniable appeal to visitors and residents alike.
Salary Range: $48,000-$55,000 depending on qualifications
Benefits are negotiable
Please send a letter of interest and resume to:
Olympia Downtown Association
116 5th Ave SE, Suite F
Olympia, WA 98501
Source - The Olympian