Executive Director

Position Details

Type Part Time
Offered By Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation
440 N. Capital Ave Suite B
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Salary Salary is commensurate with experience
Deadline 05/02/2014
For More
Name: Monica Bitrick
Title: Selection Committee
Phone: 208-859-6297
Fax: 208-932-8437


The Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation is recruiting a new Executive Director. The Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation strives to create a unique and inviting atmosphere for Downtown Idaho Falls. Idaho Falls, ID. is a city of 57,899 located along the beautiful Snake River on the eastern side of the state. Idaho Falls is the county seat of Bonneville County, which has an estimated population of 104,234 and serves as the regional economic center of a population of 386,191. The Executive Director, by authority granted from the Board of Directors, serves as part of the leadership team of the Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation. The Executive Director is responsible for oversight of all daily operations and management of the Main Street Program, interaction and communications with Board of Directors, downtown merchants and property owners, City of Idaho Falls, partnering organizations and other improvement district stakeholders. Areas of responsibility include organizational and project funding including fundraising, grant writing and administration of the Historic Downtown Foundation, strategic planning, project management, stakeholder relations, coordination of events and activities within the downtown corridor, parking lot, historic preservation issues, and other various responsibilities. 


  • Develops a strategic plan for downtown revitalization following the Main Street Four-Point approach
  • Prepares the Downtown Development Corporation budget and ensures all areas meet the budget
  • Provides advice and guidance to individual tenants and property owners regarding design enhancements and business development
  • Coordinates, administers and manages the Idaho Falls Historic Downtown Foundation
  • Coordinates, administers and manages the Downtown Public Parking properties managed by the IFDDC Program
  • Coordinates and manages downtown streetscape and beautification programs
  • Develops and maintains relationships and consensus building with downtown tenants and property owners
  • Serves as a principal spokesperson for the Downtown Development Corporation at all venues, pro-actively and reactively, with a goal to enhance the Downtown Development Corporation’s overall image through public speaking engagements, media interviews and contacts, keeps the downtown program visible
  • Represents the Downtown Development Corporation at all appropriate civic, cultural, charitable, business, and community activities. Serve on boards, commissions, committees and organizations related to areas that are critical to the Downtown Development Corporations goals and interests.
  • Maintains excellent communication with Board of Directors, committees, City of Idaho Falls, Idaho Falls Redevelopment Agency, the Bonneville County, and the Idaho Falls Historic Preservation Commission
  • Coordinates, recruits, and manages an active volunteer force
  • Coordinates and manages public relations efforts including, but not limited to, fundraising, quarterly & monthly newsletters, flyers, posters, press releases and all advertising ventures
  • Coordinates and manages financial incentives for prospective and current property and business owners
  • Coordinates data collection, analysis and other economic development activities including, but not limited to, rental rate plan, business mix plan, property inventory, business solicitation packet, etc.
  • Provides leadership and support of the organization’s regional economic development efforts through business attraction, retention and expansion, maintenance and enhancement of the strategic and diverse partnerships and alliances in place with all local, regional and state partners
  • Responsible for leading the Downtown Development Corporation’s political and advocacy activities and, as such, has regular dealings with top political and elected officials on the local, regional, and national levels
  • Represents the downtown business community at government functions and venues in a bi-partisan way by meeting regularly with elected and administrative officials (at all levels) on public policy matters and ballot issue campaigns affecting the Downtown Development Corporation’s priorities and the downtown area.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance, Public Administration, Communications, Marketing, Economics, Political Science, or equivalent experience
  • Two plus years of progressive experience dealing with downtown revitalization or Main Street organization a plus
  • Knowledge of historic preservation issues and concerns
  • Experience in managing community-based, non-profit organizations or significant experience in related for-profit business will be considered
  • Experience in developing and successfully implementing strategic organizational plans.
  • Relevant experience that demonstrates leadership in the management of complex and dynamic organizations as well as broad exposure to fiscal management
  • Demonstrated experience in general management, budgeting and financial management, marketing, human resources management, and Board/volunteer relations
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and understand electoral and governmental processes.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills with a large focus on excellent public speaking skills
  • PC and word-processing experience (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Email, Internet)
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

How to Apply

For confidential consideration please submit your resume, letter of interest, salary requirements, and preferred methods of contact by the position closing date of May 2, 2014 via email or fax.