Downtown Business District Manager - City of Washington
The City of Washington Business District Authority is looking for an individual to join our community as the Downtown Business District Manager. Our Mission at the WBDA is to make downtown Washington a better place to live, work, invest and play. The Business District Manager will coordinate, facilitate, promote and advance the revitalization of a vibrant, economically viable downtown district through the use of the Main Street Approach. The manager will serve as a visionary, listener and collaborator with various civic and professional constituents in the downtown business owners.
This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and related experience in the areas of marketing, sales, promotions, and project management. The successful candidate for this position must be able to manage multiple projects and display a high level of organization, attention to detail and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The ideal candidate will meet the following qualifications:
- Energetic, creative, well-organized, self-motivated individual able to lead a variety of stakeholders
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, English, business or public relations
- Strong one-on-one communication and personal interaction skills
- Experience in writing promotional materials
- Experience in developing and implementing comprehensive marketing strategies
- Proven independent problem solving, project management skills and a strong understanding of strategic communications
- Experience in economic development, commercial real estate, or related business field preferred
- Strong computer based abilities including QuickBooks and social media platforms
Duties and responsibilities include:
- Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy for the downtown business district
- Customize fact sheets, letters, and proposals for prospective businesses
- Identify new business and other good news stories regarding the business district and prepare press communications for distribution
- Conduct business retention and expansion visits
- Manage business services and programming initiatives
- Liaison to community committees
- Develop and manage downtown special events
- Assist with other special initiatives in conjunction with the City of Washington Citywide Development Corporation, and as identified by the Board of Directors
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to:
Washington Business District Authority
117 North Main Street
Washington, PA 15301
Or via Email Crowing@pcrg.org
Executive Director - Middletown Main Street (DE)
The Executive Director (ED) of Middletown Main Street (MMS) will coordinate, facilitate, promote, and advance the revitalization of a vibrant, economically viable downtown district through the use of the Main Street Approach™: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization, and Promotion. The ED will serve as a visionary, listener, and collaborator with various civic and professional constituents in the community, particularly downtown business owners. The ED will adapt to the ever-changing needs of Middletown’s historic downtown, implementing historic preservation ethics, encouraging cooperative efforts between individuals and groups to accomplish project goals. The ED is responsible for being “the face” of MMS and working to develop relationships between MMS and community partners. The ED represents the community locally, regionally, and nationally. To read full job description and to apply click here.
Executive Director - Milford Main Street (DE)
The Executive Director of Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, designated Delaware Main Street program, is responsible for creating and managing programs and projects that continually promote quality civic, economic, commercial and cultural development of the central business district in Milford, Delaware through concentrated efforts in economic development, organization, design, and promotion. Milford, Delaware is a traditional downtown in central Delaware with a population of 9,993, approximately 140 businesses in the central business district, a Riverwalk, and a variety of arts assets. Milford has recently been named one of the top places to live in Delaware, with Delaware itself being named a top state in whichto retire in the country. To read full job description and to apply click here.
Executive Director - Greensburg CDC
Greensburg Community Development Corporation (GCDC) is seeking an experienced, dynamic and dedicated Executive Director. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the GCDC is dedicated to supporting Greensburg area residents, business owners and commercial property investors in their efforts to create vibrant, equitable, healthy and diverse community.
Community development corporations are historically known for responding to their community's greatest needs. For the GCDC in recent years, this has meant a focus on commercial property development and renovation, business recruitment and assistance, marketing and promoting unique downtown experiences, and creating innovative programs and initiatives to improve the City of Greensburg. We're looking for an Executive Director to maintain our current growth trends while also working with a dynamic board of directors to take the organization and the community to the next level.
Our current programs focus on enhancing the quality of life residents living in the surrounding neighborhoods, creating job opportunities and increasing real estate values, implementing community-supported redevelopment and beautification projects, and fostering economic development projects both small and large.
The selected Executive Director will provide program oversight and overall day-to-day organizational management. She or he is responsible for program planning and visioning while providing strong leadership as the face of GCDC.
In addition to a strong commitment to commercial property development and business growth, the ideal Executive Director has proven experience in fundraising, strategic planning, coalition building and strengthening community partnerships. She or he must work well with an engaged Board of Directors and be committed to ongoing personal and board development.
Interested candidates should email his/her contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724.689.0040 and request the detailed position description and application procedure description. The board of directors will continue the search until the right person is identified to join the GCDC team.
Executive Director - East Falls Development Corporation
The East Falls Development Corp (EFDC) is seeking an Executive Director who is entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, and well organized to spearhead economic revitalization in one of Philadelphia’s most dynamic neighborhoods. The position can accommodate flexible scheduling needs and affords opportunities to collaborate w/other influential community leaders and public officials on broad-based City initiatives. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and strong business acumen to attract and retain business to the commercial corridor. The individual may come from small business, commercial corridor work, a non-profit organization, or management in a larger business, but must be capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment.
Reporting to the Board of Directors consisting of community residents and business owners, the Executive Director manages all day-to-day organization operations, leads and coordinates efforts to plan real estate development, manages the commercial corridors and business relationships, and promotes the East Falls district as a regional destination.
- Interested Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by April 21, 2017.
- Address to Search Committee and email: Employment@EastFalls-PA.com. Send the resume and cover letter as an attachment.
- Cover letter must include an answer to the question: “Tell us your favorite thing about East Falls.”
- The EFDC expects to hire an Executive Director by May 31, 2017.
- The EFDC is an equal opportunity employer.
MainStreet Revitalization Specialist in Urban Design - New Mexico
Full-time consultant position for next fiscal year, regular weekly statewide travel serving predominately rural towns, cities and villages focused on historic and traditional commercial centers. Eligible candidates are consultants in Urban Design with strong planning background and landscape architecture skills or, Regional/Community Planner with strong landscape architecture and urban design skills or, Landscape Architect with strong planning and urban design skills to provide services to New Mexico MainStreet local affiliates. Candidates must demonstrate they can modify their skills, knowledge and adapt tools scaled appropriately to each community’s unique assets and realistic capacity to complete an economic development strategy or project. Candidates should be able to demonstrate commitment to community-based economic development principles, strategies, and good practices in implementation. For further information about the position please contact Rich Williams NM MainStreet Director 505-827-0168 or Daniel Gutierrez Assistant Director 505-827-0151.