Main Street Manager (position posted 6/18/2013)
The Town of Denton is seeking to fill a part time contractual position to continue building on established momentum for designated Maryland Main Street community, based upon the Main Street Four Point Approach to downtown revitalization.
Individual must be well organized, energetic, creative and self-motivated; Capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment while coordinating public and private interests represented on the board of directors. Duties: Coordinating activities of Denton Main Street Program volunteer committees and assisting committees with implementing their work plans; Managing administrative aspects of organization; Developing, in conjunction with the Denton Main Street Program Board of Directors, economic development strategies that are based on historic preservation and utilize the community's human and economic resources; Becoming familiar with all people and groups directly or indirectly involved in the commercial district and assisting the organization's board of directors and committees in developing annual action plans based on the Main Street four point approach, responsibly representing the interests of the commercial district revitalization program publicly; Developing and conducting ongoing public awareness and education programs to enhance public appreciation of the commercial district's assets; Assisting tenants and property owners with business and property improvement projects through personal assistance or through obtaining and supervising professional consultants; Marketing, event management. Will also assist the committees with cross communication, implementation of work plans and coordinate fundraising activities and special events.
Occasional travel is required as is the willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes working some nights and weekends.
Ideal candidate will: Have experience in one or more of the following areas: architecture; Historic preservation; economics; finance; Public relations; design; journalism; planning; Business administration; retailing; Volunteer or nonprofit administration; fundraising; and small business development; exhibit excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal communication skills; be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized, and capable of functioning effectively in independent environments while coordinating the activities of a volunteer run organization; demonstrate a good understanding of the issues confronting business owners, property owners, public agencies and community organizations in historic commercial districts; have proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, database, and graphics skills.
Send resume, letter of interest, and 3 references to: Donald Mulrine, Denton Town Office, 13 North Third Street, Denton Maryland 21629 Deadline: Position will remain open until filled.
The Town of Denton, MD provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
TOWN OF DENTON
CONTRACT JOB DESCRIPTION
The Main Street Manager is responsible for creating and managing programs and projects that meet the objectives and goals of a Denton Main Street Program and are essential in the economic revitalization of the Central Business District utilizing the Main Street approach.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
All of the following duties and responsibilities are judged to be “essential functions” in terms
of the Americans with Disabilities act or ADA.
The Main Street Manager will:
· Be knowledgeable about and provide staff leadership in the implementation of the Four point Main Street Approach to economic revitalization.
· Work with the Denton Main Street Program Board to implement and direct the program of the organization.
· Direct efforts at Central Business District recruitment, retention and expansion.
· Identify and develop funding sources for expansion and continuance of Denton Main Street in conjunction with other organizations, agencies, individuals and government entities.
· Create and implement a program of regular, monthly contacts with existing and new
members to foster the continued support of and participation in the Denton Main
· Facilitate the interorganizational cooperation and synchronization of activities and
development efforts between existing interest groups that impact the health of Denton
· Attend various meetings including (but not limited to) Denton Downtown Business Association, Chamber Retail and Tourism and other meetings as necessary and/or directed by the Denton Main Street Program Board.
· Work with the Town of Denton and Denton Main Street Program Organization Committee to maintain the finances for Denton Main Street.
· Work with the Denton Main Street Program Board and various committees to develop
and implement an annual plan upon which the program will operate.
· Provide leadership, as an exofficio member, to all Main Street Committees.
· Manage recruitment and retention of volunteers, including members of the four Main
Street committees, special project volunteers, and short term volunteers.
· Write, edit, and publish informational materials such as press releases, brochures,
information packets, newsletters and flyers.
· Prepare and maintain all files and records pertaining to the Main Street program,
including regular reports on work accomplished and future goals.
· Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Denton Downtown
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all jobs that may be performed by such a person. Other duties, clerical or otherwise, may be required.
Education: This job requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four year college degree program such as a BA or BS in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation, planning, economic development, retailing, marketing, design, volunteer management, nonprofit or DDA management, grant writing, and small business development.
Experience: Performance of this job requires 3-5 years of experience in a related field or demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices pertaining to one or more of the following areas: historic preservation, planning, economic development; retailing, marketing, design, volunteer management, nonprofit or DDA management, grant writing, and small business development.
Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Excellent public speaking and oral and written communication skills are required. Must be entrepreneurial, energetic, well organized, self-starter, imaginative, able to facilitate cooperation between multiple interest groups, and an independent worker who can produce results with minimal supervision. Must have general computer skills and be proficient in work processing and spreadsheet applications.
CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE
A National Main Street Certification is desired or at least the willingness to pursue this
Certification. A valid, Maryland driver’s license is required.