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Posted: 07/12/2015

Employer
Abingdon Main Street, Inc.

Abingdon Main Street (AMS), a nonprofit organization and designated member of the VA Main Street program, is seeking a new Executive Director. The board of directors is seeking an energetic, creative, goal oriented and self-motivated Executive Director to promote, advocate for, and catalyze efforts in the Abingdon Main Street footprint.


Position
Executive Director
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Abingdon, VA
Details
$38,000-$42,000
 

 

The Executive Director reports directly to AMSs active Board, functioning as the Boards chief administrative officer and serving on behalf of the Board as a liaison with Town and County officials, downtown business owners and managers, and nonprofits. Duties and responsibilities also include sponsorship fundraising, encouraging design improvements of existing buildings, the coordination of volunteers, and the supervision and maintenance of AMSs financial accounts. Specific Responsibilities:

·         Manage the goals and objectives established through the Main Street Committees and Board, and direct all four of the Main Street Volunteer Committees Organization, Promotion, Economic Restructuring, and Design

·         Work with committees, ensuring that activities and annual work plans in all four points of the Main Street approach are well synchronized and communicated

·         With committees and the Board of Directors, design and manage an effective communications strategy for internal and external audiences

·         Work closely with the downtown merchants, business owners, property owners, city officials, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and others in coordinating AMSs goals and work plans and the Main Street Four Point Approach in downtown Abingdon

·         Oversee administrative aspects of Main Street Program, including purchasing, record keeping, budget preparation, accounting, preparing reports and supervising consultants and volunteers

·         Serve as a liaison to the Town of Abingdon and Washington County economic development organizations

·         Represent the interests of the Main Street program publicly; coordinating ongoing public awareness campaigns and education programs to enhance public appreciation of the Abingdon Main Streets assets

·         Coordinate resources and assistance for tenants and property owners with business and property improvement projects.

·         Represent the Main Street organization at the local, state and national levels

 

Qualifications 

·         Preferred bachelors degree and three (3) years related experience in one or more of the following areas: economic development, planning, historic preservation, retailing and marketing; a masters degree may be substituted for one (1) year of experience

·         Possess excellent organizational and time management skills as well as ability to work independently

·         Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal communication skills

·         Possess budgeting and public relations skills

·         Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, database skills and social media

·         Demonstrate a good understanding of issues and political complexities confronting business owners, property owners, public agencies and community organizations in historic central business districts

·         Experience with economic development projects, historic tax credits, and mixed-use development

·         Ability to handle light to medium physical demands

OPen until
07/31/2015

How to apply
• Please submit resume, letter of interest by July 31, 2015 to abingdonmainstreetedsearch@gmail.com
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