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Posted: 04/05/2011

Wabash Marketplace, Inc.

Wabash Marketplace, Inc. (WMI) is a nationally-accredited Main Street Organization. Wabash Marketplace is fostering community and economic development in downtown Wabash.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Wabash, IN


∑ Central coordinator of the Main Street programís activities.

∑ Oversees daily operations, providing the hands-on involvement critical to a successful program.

∑ Provides a communication link between WMIís committees, ensuring that activities are

synchronized with our operational approach.

∑ Coordinates a wide range of projects, from supervising promotional activities to assembling

market information.

∑ Full-time advocate for the downtown.

∑ Authority on information, resources and programs related to the revitalization effort.

∑ Familiarizing public officials, retailers, community groups, the general public and others with the

nature and orientation of this effort.

∑ Implementing local objectives through the development of revitalization tools, such as

rehabilitation programs; existing state and federal funding sources and grant opportunities,

administrative procedures; political mechanisms; and legal processes, as appropriate.

∑ Assisting individual merchants and property owners with design and construction of physical

restoration projects.

∑ Development, monitor and assess economic strategies to increase retailing in the downtown,

attracting new users into existing facilities and expanding market opportunities.

∑ Preparing and maintaining a continuing record of WMI activities.

∑ Acting as a data and information source for central business district interests as well as for

others in the community.

∑ Developing and maintaining contacts with media sources to disseminate project information to

the community.

∑ Recruiting, directing and rewarding volunteers.

∑ Other duties as directed by the President and the Board of Directors of WMI.


EDUCATION Ė This position requires a Bachelorís degree in Historic Preservation, Business

Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning or related field.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE Ė This position requires a minimum of 3 years related experience and/or training in historic preservation, economic development, downtown development, or industrial and commercial real estate development. Strong written, oral, and organizational skills are required and include external communications which include, but are not limited to, newsletters, press releases, web copy, grant applications, etc. High level of technical ability with strong working knowledge of computer software programs such as desktop publishing, graphic design, website administration, and Microsoft office suite. Ability to manage websites and social media content such as Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and Blogs. Experience with event planning and organizational/membership/community meetings. Experience with non-profit fundraising including corporate membership campaigns, sponsor solicitations, institutional supporters, and individual donors. Knowledge of federal, state, and local economic development tools available for downtown development (i.e. renaissance zones, brownfields, tax increment financing, historic tax credits) Experience working with and recruiting volunteers is a plus, as is familiarity with the National Trust for Historic Preservationís Main Street model.

SUPERVISIOR RESPONSIBILITIES Ė Responsible for managing interns and numerous volunteer groups

and committees.

OPen until

How to apply
Please submit cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements by April 27, 2011.
Parker Beauchamp
PO Box 687
Wabash , IN 46992

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