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The Southern Oklahoma Development Association (SODA), a Non-Profit Regional Council of Government, headquartered in Durant, Oklahoma is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to a thirty member Board of Directors made up of representatives of ten counties (Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Coal, Garvin, Johnston, Love, Marshall, Murray, and Pontotoc), towns, cities, and soil conservation districts. As the Chief Administrative Officer, the Executive Director is responsible for the oversight and coordination of the organization. The Executive Director also serves as a liaison to federal and state agencies, organizations, and elected officials, as well as providing administrative oversight of activities funded by other entities. The Executive Director must have excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to speak at public meetings. Travel to meetings within the ten county area is a regular job function. Statewide travel is also required and out-of-state travel for conferences is on an as needed basis.


Candidates should possess a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of three years experience in public administration, business administration, finance, education, or related field. The salary range is $55,000-$75,000 annually. The successful candidate must establish legal residency within the ten county area within six months of the date of hire. Applications must be received by November 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Questions may be directed to Pat Jones at 580-920-1388. To apply send your resume and cover letter to or mail to address below:



Southern Oklahoma Development Association

Search Committee   ATTN: Pat Jones

P. O. Box 709

Durant, OK 74702-0709


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