Executive Director Job Description

The Cohousing Association of the United States (CohoUS) is a national nonprofit organization which promotes and supports cohousing communities in changing our world. Spreading the word about the ways cohousing shifts the culture toward a new American dream. We promote and support communities where people are surrounded by caring, collaborative neighbors who use fewer of the earth’s resources while living an abundant life. 

Building on CohoUS’ thirty-year history, the association is poised for a new chapter that creates more cohousing, emphasizing affordability and inclusion. CohoUS is seeking a new Executive Director. In their first year, the ED will refocus the organization’s strategic vision, host a national conference in Madison, WI, and continue our extremely successful online event series. The ED, working with the CohoUS Board of Directors, will be responsible for the overall success of the organization.

Share ~  Health  ~  Fun ~  Growth ~  Democracy ~  Impact ~  

Choice ~  Giving ~  Savings ~  Green ~ Community

Mission: CohoUS advances cohousing by assisting forming and existing communities and educating the public about the benefits of cohousing, from resource conservation to healthy families.

Position Summary

The Executive Director provides leadership and management of CohoUS, while we advocate for growing cohousing as a valuable model of community housing and lifestyle.  The successful candidate must be skilled at external relations, strategic planning, and organizational management. The ED is responsible for maintaining, developing and implementing CohoUS programs and events, overseeing administrative operations, supervising staff, maintaining our financial stability, recruiting and managing volunteer committees, and expanding CohoUS’ reach and influence. The ED will build their team as needed and work closely with, and report to, the CohoUS Board of Directors. 

Position Responsibilities Include:

Required Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is an experienced, creative, and resourceful professional who is well-organized, highly motivated, people-oriented, and excited about working in a nonprofit focused on expanding housing and building community. 

Ideal candidates will have the following:

Preferred Qualifications:

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range $62-66,000 (full time), three weeks vacation, $4000 (annual) stipend for health benefits. Work from home. This is a flexible full-time position; while historically this has been a full-time position, flexibility in hours is an option.

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter by email to Lew Bowers BOD member LewBowers155@gmail.com Accepting applications until position is filled.

CohoUS is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and women and those on the gender spectrum are encouraged to apply.