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Posted: 01/28/2014

Main Street Skowhegan

Main Street Skowhegan (MSS) is part of a network of Main Street communities, coordinated statewide by the Main Street Maine program of the Maine Downtown Center and coordinated nationally by the National Trust for Historic Preservationís Main Street Center. As the central coordinating agency of downtown Skowheganís ongoing revitalization, MSS uses economic development strategies nested within the Main Street Four-Point Approach that are based on the districtís historic character, unique sense of place, and other existing assets. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, MSS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director.

Administrative Assistant
Professional Opportunity
Skowhegan, ME

Main Street Skowhegan, seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant.† This position supports the Executive Directors overall management of Main Street Skowhegan programs and activities.† The Administrative Assistant is responsible for coordinating discreet projects at the discretion of the Executive Director that contribute toward the ongoing downtown revitalization effort.

Major responsibilities:

1.†††††††††††††††††† Leading Main Street Skowhegans digital and print communications, including newsletters, flyers, handouts, press releases, Facebook, and the Main Street Skowhegan website.

2.†††††††††††††††††† Managing the organizations databases of donors, donated hours, and downtown property information.

3.†††††††††††††††††† Responding to inquiries from the general public.

4.†††††††††††††††††† Maintaining effective working relationships with volunteers and downtown business owners.

5.†††††††††††††††††† Researching and preparing materials to support promotion, event, fundraising, and other program activities.

6.†††††††††††††††††† Assisting the Executive Director in developing projects and programs.

7.†††††††††††††††††† Providing custodial services in the office and working with the Executive Director to keep the space organized and tidy.

8.†††††††††††††††††† Other duties, as assigned by the Executive Director.

The qualified candidate will have:

1.†††††††††††††††††† Office support experience, preferably in public or non-profit organizations.

2.†††††††††††††††††† Excellent oral and written communication skills.

3.†††††††††††††††††† Demonstrated ability to carry out discreet projects to completion under minimal supervision.

4.†††††††††††††††††† Strong organizational skills, ability to budget time, and to prioritize tasks.

5.†††††††††††††††††† Critical thinking skills and a willingness to participate in developing new ideas.

6.†††††††††††††††††† Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and with the internet as a research and communications tool.

7.†††††††††††††††††† Knowledge of and enthusiasm for Main Street Skowhegans mission.

8.†††††††††††††††††† Ability to reach overhead shelves and lift a minimum of 30 pounds.

The exceptional candidate will have:

1.†††††††††††††††††† The ability to analyze, recommend, and implement more efficient and/or productive workflow processes and organizational systems.

2.†††††††††††††††††† Ability to maintain websites and social media presence on venues such as Facebook.

3.†††††††††††††††††† Familiarity with issues relating to small downtown businesses, economic/community development, and/or historic preservation.

4.†††††††††††††††††† Experience in grant writing and fundraising.

5.†††††††††††††††††† Skill in graphic design.

6.†††††††††††††††††† Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and GiftWorks software.

7.†††††††††††††††††† BS or BA degree from an accredited four year college or university, preferably in communications, graphic design, public relations, community development, marketing, or related fields.†

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How to apply
Before February 17, 2014, email a resume, cover letter, professional writing sample, and contact information for three professional references to dugan at mainstreetskowhegan.org. Candidates with graphic design experience are encouraged to submit a portfolio or design example. For more information, call Dugan Murphy at 207-612-2571.
Dugan Murphy
Phone: 207-612-2571
PO Box 5
Skowhegan, ME 04976

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