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The NDDA Seeks an Executive Director!


Link: NDDA ED Job Description

The Nederland Downtown Development Authority (NDDA) Executive Director is responsible for the development, execution, implementation and documentation of the Nederland Downtown Development Authority activities in the Town of Nederland.    

Colorado law provides for the creation of a Downtown Development Association (DDA). DDAs focus on improving the economic vitality of the area within the DDA boundary. (Colorado Statute: Powers, Purpose, and Guidelines: CO Statute, Article 8, 31-25-801)

The Executive Director (ED) works cooperatively and effectively with business owners, property owners and prospective developers to advance the NDDA’s vision and goals, identify and secure grant funding, and perform all administrative functions associated with activities as identified by the NDDA. 

Responsibilities  include, but are not limited to project budget oversight, board administration, communication, and meeting coordination. The ED works closely with the NDDA Accountant and Treasurer, as well as the Town Treasurer. Fiscal responsibilities include but are not limited to managing the annual budget process, approving all invoices and expenditures with the Treasurer, handling accounts payable and receivable, reconciling financial transactions, maintaining project budgets, and acting as a resource for the annual audit. The ED has a working knowledge of Tax Incremental Financing, understands how operating revenue is collected through the Mill Levy and understands how to conduct an election. The ED should have strong bookkeeping skills. 

Major Duties  

  • The ED coordinates NDDA board meetings; prepares agendas and develops supporting documents for the Agenda as needed. The ED ensures that Agenda’s are posted in accordance with Open Meeting Laws. The ED creates Requests for Proposals,  Resolutions to engage TIF funds, and other NDDA documentation as needed. 
  • In partnership with the NDDA Board Chair, the ED will update orientation materials for new board members and will conduct training sessions.
  • The ED is responsible for coordinating all NDDA projects and/or activities by working with NDDA board members and committees, the Town Administrator, and Town Staff as needed. The ED will provide regular updates to the NDDA board, as well as Town Staff, and may make periodic presentations to the Board of Trustees regarding NDDA projects. 
  • The ED reports to the Chair of the NDDA.The ED will support the NDDA board in the preparation of short and long-term economic and infrastructure development projects, plans ,and strategies. The ED will assist in identifying the scope and timing of specific projects pertaining to downtown revitalization.   
  • The ED will be familiar with stakeholders, organizations, and regulations directly or indirectly pertaining to the downtown commercial district. The ED will develop strategies for maximizing the community’s human and economic resources. The ED will identify local, regional, state and federal economic development resources and programs. The ED will foster and maintain a cooperative working relationship with existing business owners, prospective developers, landlords (absentee and local), residents and governmental agencies. 
  • The ED will work closely with the Board Chair, Treasurer, and NDDA Accountant to develop the NDDA’s annual budget. The budget process includes maintaining strong communication with NDDA committee members, strategizing fund usage, gathering supporting documents, and working with Town Staff to align final budget approval with the Town of Nederland’s budget development timeline. 
  • The ED manages NDDA financial accounts along with the NDDA Treasurer: project budgets, accounts payables and receivables, financial transaction approval, the NDDA budget. The ED works closely with the NDDA accountant to produce monthly/yearly financial reports. 
  • The ED fully understands NDDA revenue sources. The ED leverages these revenues by seeking contributed revenue through grants, foundations and other sources. 
  • The ED will have a working understanding of the NDDA Master Plan, the 2013 Town Comprehensive Plan, NDDA Traffic Study, Envision 2020 (2030) and NDDA Resolutions. 
  • The ED will maintain all historical and administrative files for the NDDA. The ED will update and maintain the NDDA website and social media platforms.

Job Requirements  

The ED must have  a Bachelors’ Degree and/or at least 3 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: urban planning, business or public  administration, marketing/public relations, grant writing, non-profit administration, bookkeeping or related field(s). Past experience in project management, as well as working with a Downtown Development Authority is highly desirable. Knowledge of the Town of Nederland is also highly desirable. 

  • The ED must understand the issues confronting downtown business owners, property owners, public agencies, and community organizations.   
  • The ED must be entrepreneurial, energetic, innovative, well organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment.   
  • The ED must professionally represent the NDDA and serve as liaison between NDDA board members, the local  government, and other public, private or nonprofit groups and associations interested in downtown development.   
  • The ED must be skillful in maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, merchants, property owners, public officials and the general public.  
  • The ED must be proficient in Google Docs, GMail, word processing, spreadsheets, data-bases and presentation software. 
  • The ED must have a working knowledge of  hosting virtual meetings, maintaining social media platforms, website maintenance and online marketing.   
  • The ED must have the ability to deal effectively in a demanding work environment, be organized and able to meet deadlines. 
  • The ED must be prepared to handle other duties as assigned.  
  • The ED must hold a valid Colorado driver’s license.
  • An NDDA laptop is provided for NDDA purposes only. The NDDA maintains ownership of the laptop. The ED must have an internet source. 
  • At this time the ED works remotely. Hours vary. A workspace is negotiable.
  • Some additional travel required. 

PAY & BENEFITS: This is a part time position of at least 25-hours per week without benefits. Hourly rate range is $23-$28 depending on qualifications. The ED is expected to be available some evenings and weekends depending on schedules of meetings and district related activities. The ED has the potential to earn additional pay through project management as noted in project budgets.   

Application Submission:

Applications will be accepted through April 2, 2021. The NDDA holds the right to extend the application period to ensure qualified applicants meet job requirements. 

In order for your resume and cover letter to be reviewed, please send the documents to both: and

In the Subject line, please note: NDDA Executive Director

Three professional references will be requested prior to an interview. 

All duties and descriptions listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the organization and requirements of the position change

The Nederland Downtown Development Authority and the Town of Nederland do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

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