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Posted: 05/24/2017

Coos Bay Downtown Association

The Coos Bay Downtown Association (CBDA) is part of the national Main Street Program, which leverages community assets to generate investment, create jobs, and foster the rehabilitation of downtown areas and Main Streets. As part of this program, CBDA is supported by a Board of Directors, Main Street Manager, and four Committees: Promotions, Organization, Design, and Economic Development. CBDA works closely with its members, downtown businesses, and local organizations to strengthen existing business, to expand opportunities for new businesses, and to plan events and activities that improve the quality of life in downtown Coos Bay.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Coos Bay, OR

The Coos Bay Downtown Association (CBDA) is seeking a new Executive Director to assist this non-profit grow and improve downtown Coos Bay. We are looking for someone who has a passion for small business development, who believes in the strengths of this community, and has the skills to help downtown Coos Bay flourish.


  • Have significant administrative and volunteer management experience in a non-profit setting and have experience working with a volunteer board. (Background with a Main Street program is a definite plus.)
  • Have demonstrated experience building and managing budgets and overseeing financial systems.
  • Be a self-starter who is entrepreneurial, imaginative, well organized, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment.
  • Have experience working with local government agencies, media outlets, and business support organizations.
  • Have the knowledge and experience to manage a large public market.
  • Have the demonstrated ability to motivate people and coordinate activities in a volunteer-ran organization.
  • Have the ability to manage staff.
  • Exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have knowledge of and sensitivity to issues confronting small businesses.
  • Possess strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office and managing a database; and experience managing websites and social media channels.
  • Have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends as required.
  • Grant writing experience preferred.

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How to apply
Applications for this position will be processed through Cardinal Service (http://www.cardinal-services.com/) under CBDA Executive Director. Please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for two professional references by 5:00 pm June 7, 2017. The letter of interest should reflect your communication skills, experience, values and passion for downtown Coos Bay, and your interest in the mission and projects of CBDA. Candidates should also come prepared with a 6-month business plan for their vision of Downtown Coos Bay.

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