Main Street Manager
Posted July 28, 2014
|Offered By||City of Kerrville, Texas |
701 Main Street
|Name: Ashlea Boyle |
Title: Speacial Projects Manager
The Main Street Manager is responsible for analyzing and developing revitalization strategies and recommendations in consultation with the appropriate official and advisory bodies and coordinating their implementation to achieve project goals.
This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.
- Responsible for all requirements of the Kerrville Main Street Program under the Texas Main Street Program / National Main Street Program.
- Coordinate promotional and marketing activities for the Kerrville Main Street District, including sales promotions, special events, press releases and printed materials, heritage tourism and all ongoing public relations related to the Kerrville Main Street Program.
- Develop and implement business recruitment strategies to increase economic development in downtown, attract new businesses and expanding market opportunities.
- Work in conjunction with the appropriate advisory groups to implement the National Main Street Center's Four Point Approach® of Organization, Design, Promotion and Economic Restructuring to reach project goals for downtown revitalization as determined by KMSAB and the City.
- Serve as the primary staff liaison to the Main Street Advisory Board.
- Coordinate the activity of the Main Street committees, ensuring that communication among committees is well established; and recruit and assist committee volunteers with implementation of work plan items.
- Responsible for the Kerrville Main Street website and design of all collateral marketing materials for the Kerrville Main Street Program.
- Manage all administrative aspects of the Kerrville Main Street program including answering phones, e-mail, scheduling appointments/committee meetings and prospect meetings/tours, purchasing, budget development, record keeping, and prepare and maintain a continuing record of the program through photographs (before and after), files on the buildings, business recruitment, promotions, reports, etc.
- Communicate with downtown merchants on a regular basis and assist with design and construction of physical restoration projects through resources provided by the Texas Main Street Program.
- Implement local objectives through the development of revitalization tools, such as rehabilitation programs, existing state and federal funding sources and grant opportunities, administration procedures, political mechanisms, legal tools, etc. as appropriate.
- Act as a data and information source for downtown.
- Familiarize public officials, retailers, community groups, the general public, etc., with the history and background of the Kerrville Main Street effort.
- Manage and coordinate all special events/activities through the planning, design and implementation stages for Main Street and City events.
- Help build strong and positive communication with public agencies, non-profit organizations and media at local and state levels.
- Encourage a cooperative atmosphere among Kerrville Main Street interests and local public officials.
- Perform other duties as may be assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions: Duties are generally performed in an office setting. Some light work requiring occasional lifting objects up to 20 pounds to move objects. Must be able to sit for long periods of time. Work may also require stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, standing, walking, pushing, and pulling.
Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids: Computer, Scanner, PDA, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone, C.D. Player, Calculator, Digital camera
- Possession of an Associate Degree from an accredited college or university preferred. Any combination of education and experience may be substituted for a degree.
- Possession of a valid Texas Class C driver’s license.
- Computer and software program experience.
- Experience with marketing, public relations, and website design.
- Experience with website development & maintenance and graphic design development.
- Experience planning and coordinating events.
- Minimum of two years of experience in a downtown management program, non-profit association management or similar.
- Working knowledge of Publisher, Power Point, Excel, Word, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Social Media websites and other similar programs.
- Knowledge of website development & maintenance and graphic design development.
- Excellent marketing, public relations and interpersonal skills.
- Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
- Ability to prepare and conduct effective presentations.
- Ability to handle stressful situations regarding human relations.
- Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships within the community.
- Ability to be accurate, efficient, and able to handle confidential matters appropriately.
- Ability to present a positive, pleasant, and professional image at all times.
- Ability to work some holidays, weekends, or after hours for special events and meetings.
- Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.
- Ability to operate a Computer, Scanner, PDA, Copier, Fax, Telephone, CD Player, Calculator, Digital camera. Special Requirements
- Must be able to work some holidays, weekends, or after hours for special events and meetings.
- Must present a positive, pleasant, and professional image at all times.
- Must be accurate, efficient, and able to handle confidential matters appropriately.
- Must attend two Main Street/preservation-specific trainings in their entirety per year.
How to Apply
A CITY OF KERRVILLE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES ARE CONSIDERED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ONLY, AND ACCEPTED WITH AN APPLICATION. VISIT KERRVILLETX.GOV, EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, TO OBTAIN AN APPLICATION, OR AVAILABLE AT KERRVILLE CITY HALL. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING POSITION, PLEASE VIEW ATTACHED JOB DESCRIPTION.