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|From: David Entin (davidentincomcast.net)|
|Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:07:22 -0800 (PST)|
COHOUSING ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES SEEKS A PERMANENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Cohousing Association is a small, national, non-profit organization with several part-time staff and a volunteer board of directors, which meets monthly on conference calls and two weekends a year in person. The purpose of the Association is to assist the 124 existing cohousing communities in 24 states and grow the cohousing movement, as well as conduct an annual three-day national conference. Reporting to the board of directors, the Executive Director works half time to help the Association achieve its mission. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION 1.. Professional management of the organization 2.. Provide vision for and help develop and carry out the strategic plan of the organization 3.. Inform the board of directors at least monthly of activities, accomplishments, opportunities, and problems 4.. Support board with help on technology, presentations, contacts, etc. 5.. Support and leadership for the organization's major programs, including website, annual national conference, periodic newsletters, cohousing tours, etc. 6.. Represent COHO/US and establish strong relationships with geographically dispersed cohousing communities, forming groups, and professionals, allied organizations, media, and the wider world 7.. Grow the Association's income, including fund-raising. 8.. Develop and oversee the annual budget and submit periodic financial statements to the board 9.. Ensure a successful and stable annual conference and occasional regional conferences. 10.. Supervise staff, including recruiting for and evaluating approved positions with the concurrence of the Board Executive Committee; work with volunteers 11.. Ensure that association is fully compliant with relevant state and federal government requirements 12.. Advocacy for cohousing, including growing the organization and the number of cohousing communities QUALIFICATIONS 1.. College degree in a relevant field 2.. Passion for and knowledge of cohousing 3.. Management experience, including staff supervision, budgeting, and website maintenance 4.. Excellent human relations and communication (oral and written) skills 5.. Demonstrated leadership and executive ability, preferably with non-profit organizations 6.. Public relations and fund-raising experience desirable 7.. Track record of accomplishment Salary range: $35,000 - $40,000 per year for half-time position. COHO/US will be reviewing applications in February and March and would appreciate receiving applications for the position by the end of March, 2011. Final interviews will be at the national cohousing conference in Washington, DC in mid-June with a starting date in July. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter stating how he/she meets the stated qualifications, a sample of previous written work, a resume, and three relevant professional references to: David Entin davidentin [at] comcast.net 106 Black Birch Trail Florence, MA 01062 413-341-3042
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