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Posted: 10/06/2009

City of Covington, Kentucky
Economic Development

Renaissance Covington Manager
Professional Opportunity
Covington, KY


This is a skilled and technical position that involves the overall revitalization of the Citys Renaissance District. This position serves as a full time advocate for downtown and as an authority on information, resources, and programs related to the revitalization efforts which adhere to the National Main Street Four Point approach of: Design, Organization, Promotions, and Economic Restructuring.

The Renaissance Covington Manager will work closely with the Economic Development Director, Covington Business Council, Historic Preservation Officer, Business Retention and Recruitment Specialist, and the Housing Development Director as it relates to Renaissance District housing. This position will have limited supervision and reports to the Economic Development Director, City Administration and the Renaissance Covington Board of Directors.


  • Coordinates activities for the Renaissance Covington District and its committees
  • Manages all administrative aspects of the program, to include, but not limited to purchasing, recor keeping, budget development and grant writing
  • Developing and conducting on-going public awareness
  • Assist property and business owners with physical improvement projects and provides technical assistance regarding City incentives
  • Coordinate joint promotional events
  • Track the progress of the program and complete annual certification submission to the Kentucky Heritage Council
  • Maintain and enhance strong and productive relationships with other City staff and appropriate public agencies and private business owners
  • Coordinate Renaissance Covington District event activities
  • Provide technical assistance with streetscape improvements and maintenance programs
  • Manage the Citys Cultural Heritage Tourism Program (Experience Covington)
  • Maintain and update the Renaissance Covington web page
  • Appear for work and complete assigned tasks within a reasonable period of time
  • This position requires occasional out-of-town and overnight travel
  • Work in a safe manner, observing all safety rules, and pose no significant risk to the health and safety of others
  • Assist the Economic Development Director, Historic Preservation Officer, Business Retention and Recruitment Specialist, and Housing Development Coordinator as it relates to the Renaissance Covington District
  • Assist with Renaissance Board member recruitment, staffing Board meetings, facilitating Board Committees, and drafting and maintaining agendas, minutes, financial statements, and other documents as may be required.
  • Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.


    Required EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor Degree in planning, marketing, communications, public relations, business, preservation, or related field and a minimum of 5 years experience in building public-private partnerships between government, residential and commercial entities or a combination of experience and education.
  • Experience managing a Non-Profit , 501(c)3 organization

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary to Accomplish Duties

  • Experience and education in areas to include commercial historic district revitalization and development, content sensitive designs, city planning, architecture, market research, preservation, and organizational management (non-profit).
  • Event planning and public relations experience.
  • Grant writing and fund raising.
  • Ability to understand and follow the Main Street 4 Four Point approach.
  • Experience with modern office equipment and the effective use of personal computers.
  • Ability to use basic website editing tools.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and prepare reports requiring writing and reading abilities.
  • Negotiating skills and techniques; consensus building skills.
  • Customer service skills and techniques.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write simple reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of manager, clients, customers, and the general public.


    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.


    Current driver's license


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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    Until Filled

    How to apply
    For additional information, please refer to www.covingtonky.gov

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