Senior Director of Programs & Serivces, National Main Street Center
Posted October 9, 2013
|Offered By||National Main Street Center |
A Subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Chicago , Illinois
The Senior Director of Programs and Services will play a key leadership role in managing the National Main Street Center’s work to inspire and enable communities to build economically vibrant downtown and neighborhood commercial districts. With the National Main Street Center’s transition to a new, independent non-profit subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Senior Director will take a lead role in assessing and reinvigorating programmatic offerings and services, developing an expanded membership base for NMSC, and growing national partnerships. This position will oversee the membership and field services teams and may oversee other staff as needed.
- Takes leadership role in identifying needs of current Main Street members and potential members, assesses NMSC’s current programs and service, and develops recommendations for new and improved service and product offerings.
- Oversees membership team, including Membership Manager and Network Services Associate Manager. Plays vital role in assessing membership categories, restructuring membership offerings, and growing the NMSC membership network.
- Oversees Field Services program, including field service staff. Takes leadership role in assessment of field services program to ensure long-term financial sustainability and enhanced services to Network.
- Oversees NMSC awards program, including the Great American Main Street Awards®. Takes leadership role in designing and implementing new awards programs.
- Takes a leadership role in managing the National Main Streets Conference, offered this year in Detroit, Michigan. Works closely with conference partner, Michigan State Housing and Development Agency to ensure high quality networking and training opportunity for attendees.
- Oversees and grows training and educational opportunities for Network.
- Engages with national, state, regional and local organizations to identify specific areas of partnership or cooperation that will enhance NMSC’s reputation as a national leader in community revitalization.
- Attends multiple conferences, trade shows and other strategic meetings to market NMSC and its services.
- Presents at conferences and other venues to improve awareness and understanding of NMSC’s programs and services.
- In close cooperation with CEO, plays a key fundraising role for NMSC, including assessing funding potential with various foundations, corporations, and individual donors.
- At least 15 years of overall experience, including at least 7 years’ experience with budgeting, staffing, supervising professionals and leading teams to generate high quality results as well as managing large, cross-functional projects and teams, preferably within a national level non-profit setting
- Commercial revitalization subject area expertise required, including experience with the Main Street program, especially with the Four Point Approach.
- Previous experience with client or membership relationship management and services highly desired, with demonstrated success in marketing to and engaging culturally diverse audiences and partners.
- Previous fundraising experience required, including grant writing and funder relationship management.
- Effective presentation skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Advanced analytical and problem solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization.
- Advanced project-management, team-management and client-management skills, with proven ability to collaborate across divisions to implement processes and achieve results with minimal supervision.
- Track record of building and maintaining productive relationships with multiple stakeholders.
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage multiple complex responsibilities, with ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
- Demonstrated success supervising all aspects of a department or office, including making decisions regarding: Hiring/firing, staffing, budgeting, professional development, performance management and team management. Responsible for recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse staff
- Entrepreneurial spirit and skill set essential.
- Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Familiarity with other software, including databases, a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Masters in planning, preservation or similar field preferred.
- Ability/willingness to travel approximately 15-20% of time.
How to Apply
To apply, please include a cover letter in the body of a message and email your resume as a Word, PDF or Text document to 147710-CSfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. The National Trust for Historic Preservation actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.