Executive Director

  • Lynnwood Public Facilities District
  • Lynnwood, Washington
Full Time Business Development Executive Government Management

Job Description


Lynnwood Public Facilities District

Lynnwood, Washington

Salary:  $130,000 - $165,000


Located in Lynnwood, Washington, 15 miles north of Seattle, the Lynnwood Public Facilities District is just minutes from ferries, mountains, wineries, casinos and more. With a population of over 38,000, Lynnwood is a mix of urban, suburban, small city, crossroads, and is a bedroom community to many professionals who work in Seattle. Lynnwood is committed to citywide economic prosperity and is known to be the "hub city" of south Snohomish County because of the abundance of retail shopping.


Established in 1999 to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the Lynnwood Convention Center, the Lynnwood Public Facilities District (LPFD) owns thirteen acres of property, including the Convention Center, which was completed in 2005. The Center is used for hundreds of local, regional and state meetings and events each year. The Convention Center’s parking area, and the Convention Plaza Shopping Center are also managed by the LPFD. The District is an independent municipal government that operates on a budget of $8.9 million and is governed by a five-member volunteer Board of Directors appointed by the Lynnwood City Council.


Working under the administrative direction of the Lynnwood Public Facilities District’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director directs, implements and coordinates the activities of the Lynnwood Public Facilities District, including planning, developing, and financing the Convention Center. The Executive Director is also responsible for planning, developing and implementing a strategic plan, and coordinating inter-local agreements, relationships and other regional project assignments within the LPFD. The position serves as the primary contact for the LPFD with the business community and is the prime liaison between the private sector, public sector and the LPFD. The Executive Director is supported by a Finance Analyst and relies on a number of consultants and outside entities to manage the operation and development of the District. The Lynnwood Convention Center is managed under a management agreement, overseen by the Executive Director, with ASM Global.


A bachelor’s degree in management, business, or public administration and ten years of experience with a proven record of achieving results in a complex public and private relational environment is required. A master’s degree in a related field is preferred. The selected candidate must be able to multi-task with very little staff support to get things done. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties will be considered.


For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The Lynnwood Public Facilities District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: February 16, 2020 (open until filled).


$130,000 - $165,000