Executive Director


Historic Downtown Chelan Association

Job Description:

Job Title: Executive Director
The Executive Director coordinates the activities of Historic Downtown Chelan Association (HDCA), a Main
Street Program utilizing the four pillars of outreach, economic development, promotion and design as an
integral foundation for continued viability of downtown Chelan. The Executive Director encourages public
awareness of the program activities and acts as a liaison to all committees and partner organizations.
Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will serve as a full-time advocate for
downtown and the community, ensuring that financial and human resources are available to deliver on the
mission of the organization.
HDCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization following the Main Street Approach to downtown revitalization
since 2007. HDCA’s mission is: “Shape the future and preserve the past of historic downtown Chelan.” The
Executive Director will be accountable to the President of the Board of Directors and report monthly to the
Board of Directors.
• Providing guidance and acts as subject matter expert to the board and committees about the Main
Street Program ensuring aligned with the national program
• Working with the board to develop membership that is diverse, inclusive, and active on committees
and projects
• Working with the board to develop and implement strategic plans, annual goal setting, and annual
work plans
• Ensuring capacity to operate and deliver programs through management of the B&O tax donation
program, fundraising, membership, and sponsorship of all sources of revenue
• Working with the board to develop annual budgets and facilitating periodic reporting that accurately
portrays the financial condition of HDCA
• Developing and executing, in conjunction with the board, appropriate Main Street Program strategies
• Developing and conducting, in conjunction with the board and committees, ongoing public awareness
and education programs
• Supervising support staff, consultants, and volunteers

• Coordinating volunteers to accomplish activities of all committees (Design, Economic Vitality,
Outreach, Promotions and sub-committees as necessary)
• Encouraging a cooperative climate with other community organizations and with the business
• Helping to build productive relationships with appropriate public entities
• Serving as an advocate for downtown issues at local and state level
• Coordinating, recruiting, and retaining an active volunteer force
• Writing grants and assisting in raising operational and event funds
• 5+ years of overall relevant work experience that includes program administration and fundraising
• 2+ years of non-profit management or leadership experience with a focus on community
revitalization, economic development, or a similar initiative(s)
• Experience fostering and maintaining strong relationships with civic leaders and a variety of
community stakeholders
• Outstanding verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills for a variety of
audiences and purposes.
• Demonstrated proficiency with business/economic development, city/urban planning, marketing,
historic preservation, community organizing, or volunteer management
• Demonstrated familiarity of the Main Street America and the Washington Main Street approach to
historic preservation
• Experience recruiting and managing volunteers
• Marketing or advertising experience
• Experience working with boards or commission
Please submit resume and letter of interest articulating why you are interested in this position to Allison
Flaten at hdcaprez@nwi.net with subject line “HDCA ED Application”. This role will remain open for
application until filled.
Position is year-round, full-time.
We are a 501c3 Non-Profit and a State and National Accredited Main Street Organization HDCA is an Equal
Opportunity Employer


Allison Flaten




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