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Welcome to Historic West Alameda

Alameda’s West End prides itself for our vibrant arts district, diverse independent small businesses and eclectic options for drinking and dining! From waterfront activities to stylish Night Markets and Outdoor Concerts, the West End is the epicenter of the action for what is happening on the little island of Alameda.

We invite you to explore West Alameda!


Expanded Outdoor Dining Areas

We’ve worked with community partners, The City of Alameda. business and property owners, restaurants and bars to offer ample outdoor dining and expanded sidewalk space on Webster Street. We invite you to discover how creative our district small businesses have been with their outdoor shopping, dining and drinking parklet offerings.


We are a Business Improvement District

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a model for management of a municipality’s commercial district. It is authorized by state law and provides a mechanism for the businesses and property owners of a community to organize as a single entity to raise funds for activities that enhance or expand upon municipal services. By providing a clean, safe and attractive district, the West Alameda Business Association promotes the West End as a desirable location to live, work, visit and explore.

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Interim Executive Director

Reports To: Board of Directors
FLSA Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt
20 hours/week

Position Overview:

The West Alameda Business Association (WABA) is seeking a Interim Executive Director to oversee day-to-day operations of the organization while partnering with the board of directors to develop a static three-year plan encompassing staffing, program priorities, and funding.

About WABA:

The West Alameda Business Association (WABA) is dedicated to supporting and promoting local businesses in the Webster Business District, from Central to Alameda Landing, in order to promote a vibrant business and community environment.

A 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation, WABA is charted by the City of Alameda as a Business Improvement District.

Core Responsibilities Include:

• Manage the association’s day to day business and respond to issues pertaining to members and nonmembers, city economic development staff, city police department, other city government departments, non-profit organizations, business associations and community groups.

• Ensure that all financial records of the association are maintained in proper order.

• Maintain an accurate database with contact information for all WABA members and property owners and facilitate the activities of the association’s committees, including marketing and events.

• Manage the physical maintenance of the district by working with the city’s public works department and various contractors.

• Represent the association at City government and community meetings to convey board decisions & communications.

• Plan and provide necessary support for monthly Executive Committee meetings [2nd Wednesdays] and Full Board meetings [4th Wednesdays].

• Work with the board to develop a comprehensive three-year strategic and operational plan to address program priorities for the WABA, volunteer and paid staffing sustainability, and funding avenues.


• Minimum of three years senior management experience in the non-profit sector with program development, leadership development, budgeting, and planning experience.

Specific experience as a consultant, interim executive, or prior work with a Business Improvement District is highly desirable.

• A skilled facilitator who is highly organized, flexible, and works well within a team environment.

• Experience dealing effectively, diplomatically, honestly, and sensitively with the public, city officials, association members, and other stakeholders.

• Able to work through issues as they arise, demonstrate sound judgment, and maintain confidentiality.

• Commitment to the highest level of customer (external and internal) service and collaboration.

Compensation: $50.00/hour

To Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to

WABA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin , ancestry, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, religious creed, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics ), genetic information, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, denial of family and medical care leave, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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