The Oxford Downtown Development Authority/Main Street is a Nationally Accredited Main Street program, and is dedicated to the promotion, development, and historic preservation of Downtown Oxford.The Executive Director is responsible for managing and implementing the organization's objectives. The Executive Director is an advocate for the DDA District by promoting public awareness of the Main Street Program, and acting as a liaison to business and property owners, governmental officials and staff, community organizations, and others. The Director also will represent the community at local, state, and national levels.
Range of Duties
Serve as the contact person for the DDA and Main Street Program. Be knowledgeable about the Main Street four-point approach and Main Street Refresh approach to downtown development.
· Coordinate Streetscape improvements/and promotional activities in conjunction with MDOT plans for M-24/Washington Street construction project.
· Work with the Board Chair, Board of Directors, and committees to define goals, objectives, and work plans on an annual basis. These goals and objectives should be focused on the Main Street four point approach. Guide and direct the implementation of activities as they pertain to these goals and objectives.
· Manage the administrative aspects of the DDA: record keeping, budget development and reconciliation, bills and purchasing, answering emails and phone calls, preparing meeting agendas and packets, manage websites and social media, produce press releases and informational flyers, etc. Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
· With the Board of Directors and Committees, raise on-going public awareness and appreciation for the districts assets.
· Raise awareness of existing programs, including business resources, design and technical assistance, historical preservation planning, and other workshops available through Oakland County. Administer Façade Grant Program.
· Direct business recruitment, retention, and expansion efforts. Market the District and Main Street Program to potential business. Work with developers and building owners. Identify and recruit potential retailers and/or restaurants. Promote the downtown to increase visitors to the district and the downtown businesses.
· Build strong and productive relationships with public agencies, non-profits, and other community groups. Implement a program of regular communication with new and existing businesses and people with the DDA District to foster support and participation in the program.
· Help coordinate promotional events to attract people to the downtown district. Work with local media to promote and cover special events. Encourage excellent design of all promotional items to advance the districts image.
· Maintain data systems to track the progress of the Main Street Program, including net job creation, public and private investment, volunteer hours, new construction projects and building rehabilitations, special events, and sponsorship amounts.
· Identify volunteer tasks and responsibilities, recruit new volunteers and manage existing volunteers.
· Maintain National Main Street Accreditation standards. Maintain a positive relationship with Main Street Oakland County and the other participating Main Street communities.
The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the types of work to be performed. Other duties will be necessary and assigned.
A bachelors degree in urban planning, business or public administration, economic or community development, marketing, historic preservation, or a related field.