Executive Director

Position Details

Type Full Time
Offered By Olympia Downtown Association
116 5th Avenue SE, Suite F
Olympia,, Washington
Salary $48,000-$55.000 DOQ
Deadline open until filled
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Name: Connie Lorenz
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 360-357-8948


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 ODA is a small budget organization that is mainly driven by volunteers and financial support by small business. 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.


  • Coordinating activity of downtown revitalization program
  • Managing administrative aspects of the program
  • Developing, in conjunction with the board, appropriate downtown revitalization strategies
  • Developing and conduction, with board and committees, ongoing public awareness and education programs
  • Encourage a cooperative climate with other downtown community organizations
  • Helping to build productive relationships with appropriate public agencies
  • Maintaining a data system to track the progress of the program
  • Serving as an advocate for downtown issues at the local and state level
  • Working toward developing skills as a downtown management professional
  • Attending three annual Washington Main Street® Managers meetings in addition to the annual Preservation and Main Street Conference


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. The executive director must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well-organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent situation.

How to Apply

Send letter of interest and resume to: Olympia Downtown Association 116 5th Ave SE, Suite F Olympia, WA 98501 Link to job announcement: http://downtownolympia.com/2014/07/01/job-recruitment-executive-director/