WANTED: Executive Director, Tahoe City Downtown Association

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Tahoe City Downtown Association and is the primary contact with the community. The Executive Director develops and implements programs and strategies, approved by the Board of Directors, to meet quantifiable goals. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works closely with the Board, its standing committees and TCDA staff (and contractors) to ensure that the mission and vision are clearly defined and followed, that the organization remains fiscally sound and that it maintains the highest ethical standards.

The Executive Director should exhibit exemplary characteristics in the following areas:

• Strong leadership and the ability to motivate self and others
• Excellent communication skills with an aptitude for conflict resolution
• Planning, organizational and follow-through skills
• Creativity in problem-solving and project planning
• Good time management prioritizes projects and daily tasks
• Willingness to work flexible hours and/or evenings including weekends and an ability to actively and visibly represent the organization in a broad range of venues within the community.

Position Responsibilities

Leadership
• Serve as the TCDA’s key representative to property owners, business owners, community members and other stakeholders
• Develop and maintain relationships with private and public funding sources, community organizations, community members, stakeholders, County agencies, elected officials and the media
• Oversee TCDA special events and programs
• Participate in the regional planning activities and committees as needed
• Maintain positive and cooperative relationships with community leaders
• Member outreach and consensus building

Board of Directors
• Work with the Board leadership and committees to facilitate accomplishments of the organization while supporting effective board communication and operations
• Work with Board to develop 3-year strategic plan
• Provide Board with information needed to be active in forwarding the mission of the organization
• Serve as primary liaison between Board and District stakeholders
• Report to and carry out the direction of the Board
• Schedule and coordinate annual Board retreat

Staff, Member and Event Management
• Oversee all management and operations, of office, staff, and volunteers
• Effectively manage all contracts and services delivered by TCDA
• Execution of 3-year strategic plan set by Board of Directors
• Be the face of the organization acquiring new members and retaining current membership
• Be the face of the organization at TCDA signature events
• Oversee planning and implementation of annual events
• Lead sponsorship sales and fundraising efforts for TCDA signature events

Finance and Fundraising
• Prepare annual budget and monitor and adjust as necessary obtain Board approval on completion
• Lead and support board with implementation of established contract through Placer County, specifically in regard to items of the Scope of Services component of said contract
• Sustain and maintain fundraising, including monitoring, reporting and management of grants and the identification and pursuit of other resource development opportunities.
• Approve expense, invoices for payment, and oversee bookkeeper to manage the books
• Proficient with up-to-date computer and online-based marketing programs
(i.e. Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe In-Design, QuickBooks, Constant Contact, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Partner Collaboration
• Partner to develop economic vitality projects in downtown Tahoe City
(Tahoe City Benefit Assessment District, Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project, etc.)
• Collaborate with partner organizations to strengthen organizational capacity
(i.e. Placer County, Tahoe City Public Utility District, North Tahoe Resort Association, North Tahoe Business Association, West Shore Association, Tahoe Public Art)

Required Qualifications
A degree in nonprofit, public/business administration, community development, communications or related field
Excellent ability in written and oral communications, including public speaking skills as wells as the ability to write clearly for media publications and the general public
Experience working with a Board of Directors
Working knowledge of fiscal management and budgeting
Experience in managing County grants and contracts
Experience in event coordination
Knowledge of local political agencies and various partner organizations
Excellent organizational skills and multi-tasking ability

Desired Qualifications
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible management experience in a community-based organization of similar scope and size

Starting Salary
$40,000 to $50,000.00 annually, based on experience, plus benefits

Application Process
Interested applicants should send a resume, a cover letter and at least three professional references to the Tahoe City Downtown Association by email to Kathy Nicholas kathynicholas01@gmail.com.
Resumes and cover letters are due by Friday, April 21, 2017. (earlier, the better)

About the Tahoe City Downtown Association:
Founded in 2004, the Tahoe City Downtown Association is a non-profit organization comprised of merchants, property owners, associations, professionals, and community members who share a mission to enhance and promote a vibrant and prosperous downtown center. The TCDA contributes to Tahoe City’s social, economic, and environmental vitality through special events, sustainable programs, partnerships, visitor outreach, and community support. For more information, visit www.visittahoecity.org or call (530) 583-3348.