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Main Street Manager

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 distributi
  • 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
273 South Main Street
Washington, PA 15301

Or via Email Crowing@pcrg.org