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Posted: 05/19/2015

Town of Waxhaw, North Carolina

The Town of Waxhaw is located 40 minutes south of Charlotte, NC and approximately three miles from the South Carolina state line. Dating back to the 1700s, Waxhaw is one of the oldest towns in Union County, taking its name from the Waxhaws, an Indian tribe that once inhabited the area. When chartered in 1889, Waxhaw established its rightful place as the third oldest town in Union County. With a population of over 10,500 people, Waxhaw is currently in a cycle of tremendous population growth adding on average 350 new housing units each year. Waxhaw has managed to maintain its small town charm and yet continue to achieve quality growth. Waxhaw is on the National Register of Historic Places and boasts proud old buildings and unique attractions. Recent awards: Waxhaw was ranked ‘the best city for young families in North Carolina’ for its family-friendly events around Main Street, its housing affordability, and excellent schools.” Source: NerdWallet analyzed data for 147 places over 5,000 residents in North Carolina and ranked them on home affordability, prosperity and growth, quality of education, and family friendliness. http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/cities/economics/best-cities-for-young-families-in-north-carolina-2015/ Waxhaw was ranked as the 7th safest place to live in North Carolina. The reason: Waxhaw has some of the fewest crimes per person in the state. Source: Movoto Real Estate based on 2013 FBI Crime Report Statistics

Main Street Manager
Professional Opportunity
Waxhaw, NC
$$42,887 - $64,331

General Description:

Performs professional, promotional and consultative work in administering the Main Street Program for the Town of Waxhaw, with the primary focus on the coordination of the Main Street Program and marketing the downtown. Work may also include the coordination of the physical, economic and social development of the downtown to enhance the use of existing infrastructure to maintain and strengthen the tax base. Duties include development of data, statistics and publications which portray the economic potential of the Main Street District; identification of prospective businesses; and maintaining proper records, reports and public information for the program. Work requires considerable planning and timely execution of work. Employee must exercise independent judgment and simultaneously must consider financial, socioeconomic, legal and regulatory variables as they affect the Town. Work is performed under the general direction of the Town Manager.

Essential Functions:

Develops, conducts, executes and documents the Waxhaw Main Street Program

Carries out annual workplan as established in coordination with the Waxhaw Board of Commissioners

Plans and executes monthly meetings of the Main Street Advisory Committee and its sub-committees of Promotion, Design and Economic Restructuring

Develops the annual Main Street work plan; researches and recommends policies and strategies

Prepares and oversees the Waxhaw Main Street Program budget and submits annual statistical data, budget and program information as required in July and January

Conducts semi-regular downtown market studies for the downtown district

Build and maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date database on properties within the Main Street District; a demographic profile of local residents and downtown customers; available financial assistance, retail environment & retail sales; prospective business resources, etc

Works to retain businesses, assist with the expansion plans of existing businesses, recruit new businesses and potential developers for the Main Street District

Assists property owners in fulfilling the best and highest use of their properties for the overall good of the Main Street District

Works in coordination with other Town departments to assist in coordinating a business friendly environment in the Main Street District

Researches, writes and contracts for grant procurement and administration

Works in coordination with other Town departments and committees to promote, oversee and implement physical improvements in the public and private realm within the district deemed



P.O. Box 6

1150 N. Broome St. Waxhaw, NC 28173

Telephone (704) 843-2195 Ext. 240 Fax (704) 243-3276


Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Town of Waxhaw May, 2015 Main Street Manager

necessary for improved pedestrian and traffic flow and visibility, such as façade improvements, wayfinding, streetscapes, banners, signage, etc

Coordinates retail promotions such as First Fridays

Maintains the Main Street section of the Town of Waxhaw webpage, social media campaigns and e-mail mailing list; news releases, and marketing materials

Serves as the official spokesperson for Historic Downtown Waxhaw and the Waxhaw Main Street Program

Must attend Main Street Manager meetings as required by the Main Street Program.

Prepares and maintain program reports required by the North Carolina Main Street program for yearly program certification

Monitors program performance and recommends and implements modifications to systems and procedures as needed. Pursues state and national recognition for the program through appropriate award programs.

Performs related tasks as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have considerable knowledge and experience in economic development and NC economic development law; must understand the issues confronting downtown business people, property owners, public agencies and community organizations; must be energetic, imaginative, well-organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent situation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required; must have general knowledge in historic preservation practices, public relations, website design and maintenance, communications, trends in economic development in NC, banking and finance, construction, zoning, design, management, budgeting, project management, and marketing.

Education and Experience: Must have graduated from an accredited four year university with a degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Administration, Economics or some other applicable degree; a Masters in Business Administration or Public Administration strongly preferred. A combination of experience and education may be considered.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Send Resume and Cover Letter to: Wendy Davenport Human Resources Director Town of Waxhaw PO Box 6 1150 N. Broome Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 wdavenport@waxhaw.com Employment application can be obtained at www.waxhaw.com. Selected applicants will be subject to pre-employment substance abuse screening.
Wendy Davenport
Phone: 704-843-2195
Fax: 704-843-2196
1150 North Broome Street
P.O. Box 6
Waxhaw, NC 28173

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