June 11, 2012
JOB TITLE: Executive Director (Reports to the President of the Board of Directors)
OVERVIEW OF POSITION:
The Executive Director will promote downtown activities, educate businesses and individuals, and partner with stakeholders to create a favorable environment for development in downtown Texarkana, USA. The Director will promote the revitalization of a vibrant, economically viable downtown through the use of the Main Street 4-Point Approach Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization/Marketing, and Promotions/Festivals. The Director may adapt the 4-Point Approach to the ever-changing needs of downtown Texarkana, implementing historic preservation ethics, encouraging cooperative efforts between individuals and groups to accomplish project goals.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a BS or BA degree preferred. Five years experience in community development, business economics, or downtown development, and/or marketing and promotion. Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
The Executive Director should have education and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: architecture, historic preservation, economics, finance, public relations, design, journalism, planning, business administration, public administration, retailing, volunteer or nonprofit administration and/or small business development. The Director must be sensitive to design and preservation issues. The Director must foster and maintain good relationships with all regional government bodies. The Director must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent situation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Supervisory skills are desirable.