Position Title Main Street Director
Reports to Board President and the Board of Directors
Overview of Position
The director will promote, plan and manage downtown activities and special events, educate businesses, serve as a listener, collaborator, clearinghouse, visionary, facilitator and coordinator based on the four points (organization, promotion, design, and economic restructuring) of the WV Main Street program. Serve as the advocate and representative for all Downtown issues and activities.
Coordinate all projects and activities within the downtown revitalization program to promote economic development, quality of life, and historic preservation. Represent the community locally, regionally, and nationally.
Education and Experience
Degree from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent experience in community development, business economics, or downtown development, and/or marketing, public relations and promotion.
Necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities
The director should have education and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: architecture, historic preservation, economics, finance, graphic design, fundraising, public relations, design, journalism, planning, business administration, public administration, retailing, volunteer or non-profit administration and/or small business development. The director must be sensitive to design and preservation issues. The director must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, independent, well organized, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent situation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Supervisory and management skills are desirable.
Items of Note
We encourage diverse candidates to apply. This is a part-time position, and will require the Director to reside in Water Valley. Salary is 25K, as a 1099 contract employee. Statewide manager trainings will be provided by the Mississippi Main Street Association and attendance is required. Some travel and overnight stays will be required. Weekend and evening hours will also be required at certain times throughout the year.
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