Posted November 27, 2013
|Offered By||Red Wing Downtown Main Street |
207 East Avenue
Red Wing, Minnesota
|Name: Dawn Bennett |
Title: Board President
The Red Wing Downtown Main Street program Executive Director coordinates activities within a downtown or commercial district revitalization program that utilizes historic preservation as an integral foundation for downtown economic development. He/she is responsible for the development, conduct, execution and documentation of the Main Street program. The Executive Director is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all program activities and volunteers, as well as representing the community regionally and nationally as appropriate. In addition, the Executive Director should help guide the organization as it’s objectives evolve utilizing the Main Street Four Point Approach.
REPORTING LINES The Executive Director will be principally accountable to the President/Chairperson of Board of Directors and secondly to its Board of Directors.
- Coordinate the activity of the Main Street program committees, ensuring that communication among committees is well established; assist committee volunteers with implementation of work plan items. Attend each of the monthly standing committee meetings-design, promotion, organization, and business development.
- Manages all administrative aspects including: developing and maintaining an appropriate data system for record keeping, developing and monitoring budgets, accounting, purchasing, preparing reports required by Minnesota and National Main Street, and all other office activities. • Supervise support staff.
- Develop strategies for downtown economic development and historic preservation. With the committees and Board of Directors, creates an annual action plan focused on these four areas: design, promotion, organization, and business development.
- Develop and conduct public awareness and education programs designed to enhance appreciation of the downtown’s assets and to foster an understanding of the program goals and objectives; keeping the program highly visible.
- Help coordinate joint promotional events such as festivals or business promotions. Improve the quality and success of events and attract people to downtown. Work closely with media to ensure maximum coverage of promotional activities. Encourage a cooperative climate among downtown interests and public officials.
- Utilizing the Main Street program format, develop and maintain data systems to track the progress of the local Main Street program. These systems should include economic monitoring, individual building files, photographic documentation of physical changes, and statistics on job creation and business retention. Advises and assists in efforts to attract people to downtown.
- Help build strong, productive working relationships with appropriate public and private agencies.
- Assist the coordination & recruitment of an active volunteer force.
- Ensure program sustainability by recruiting & retain membership and friends, helping with grant writing, and scouting for additional funding opportunities.
- Present a positive public image and represent the community to important constituencies at the local, state and national levels. Resource Management Responsibilities The Executive Director supervises any necessary temporary or permanent employees, as well as professional consultants. He/she participates in personnel and project evaluations. The Executive Director maintains local Main Street program records and reports, establishes technical resource files and libraries, and prepares regular reports for the state Main Street program and the National Main Street Center. The Executive Director monitors the annual program budget and maintains financial records.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Experience in community development, business economics, or Downtown development. Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS Graduate from an accredited four-year college or university with a BS or BA degree. The Executive Director should have education and/or experience in one of more of the following areas: business administration, public administration, retailing, volunteer or nonprofit administration, architecture, historic preservation, economics, finance, public relations, planning, and/or small business development. The executive director must be sensitive to design and preservation issues and must understand the issues confronting downtown business people, property owners, public agencies, and community organizations. The Director must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Supervisory skills are desirable.
How to Apply
Email Dawn Bennett, Board President, firstname.lastname@example.org