Job Posting
From: David Entin (
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:07:22 -0800 (PST)


            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 



  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 
  10.. Supervise staff, including recruiting for and evaluating approved 
positions with the concurrence of the Board Executive Committee; work with 
  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

  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 
  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]

      106 Black Birch Trail

      Florence, MA 01062


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