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Downtown Wellington Seeks Executive Director

Downtown Wellington, Inc.

Executive Director

Job Description

Downtown Wellington, Inc. seeks an organized, dynamic, energetic visionary to lead our Downtown community as Executive Director. This candidate must be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and must be capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment.

The Executive Director is responsible for assisting in revitalizing Wellington’s central business district while preserving its historic character by implementing the National Main Street’s four point approach: Organization, Design, Promotions and Economic Restructuring, as its fundamental organizational framework. The Executive Director is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all program activities locally and representing the downtown and organization regionally, as appropriate. This position reports to the Downtown Wellington, Inc. Board of Directors.

Provide a letter of interest and resume to patti.young@wellingtonimplement.com no later than Friday, March 20. Must include professional references. Electronic resumes are preferred; however, you may also mail your resume to Downtown Wellington, Inc., P. O. Box 1, Wellington, OH 44090.

The Executive Director will:

  • Be knowledgeable about the four-point Downtown approach to economic revitalization and serve as the visible contact person for Wellington’s Downtown Program.
  • In conjunction with Downtown Wellington, Inc.’s Board of Directors, develop an annual Work Plan that includes strategies for downtown economic development through historic preservation and a calendar of events.
  • Implement the goals of Work Plan by working directly with the community, spending a minimum of 5 hours per week “on the street”, getting to know the business owners and workers in the downtown, hearing their concerns and directing them to appropriate and available resources.
  • Be familiar with individuals or groups directly or indirectly involved in the revitalization of Wellington; be in communication with them and be open to opportunities for collaboration.
  • Direct efforts at business retention, expansion, and recruitment, including providing information, expertise, and appropriate referrals to business owners; marketing the Downtown Wellington, Inc. program to outside businesses, working with developers and business owners to enhance the quality of retail and commercial businesses and the quality of their retail/commercial space.
  • Assist individual property owners with improvement projects when possible. Examples may include personal consultation or by obtaining and supervising professional design consultants; assist in locating appropriate contractors and materials.
  • When possible, participate in construction oversight; provide advice and guidance on necessary financial mechanisms for physical improvements.
  • Develop and maintain data systems to track the process and progress of Downtown Wellington, Inc. These systems should include economic monitoring, individual building files, thorough photographic documentation of all physical changes and information on job creation and business retention.
  • Maintain a membership database and implement renewal invoicing. Maintain regular contact with existing members of Downtown Wellington, Inc. to foster support and appreciation; look to grow membership.
  • Develop funding sources for expansion and development of Downtown Wellington, Inc. both individually and in collaboration with other organizations and entities.
  • Through speaking engagements, media interviews, and presence at all program events, keep Downtown Wellington, Inc. highly visible in the community.
  • Manage recruitment, evaluation, and retention of volunteers, including members of the committees.
  • Organize and facilitate Downtown Wellington, Inc. Board of Directors and Committee meetings.
  • Work with the Finance Committee to facilitate the maintenance of finances for Downtown Wellington, Inc. and report to the Board of Directors.
  • Produce press releases, social media content, and other print or electronic materials to support and promote programs and events.
  • Assist with writing, editing, and publishing informational and marketing brochures and flyers.
  • Ensure that all print and electronic materials adhere to the standards of the Downtown Wellington, Inc. program.
  • Assist with the preparation of necessary reports, summaries, and research projects, as assigned by the Downtown Board of Directors.
  • Maintain and update the Downtown Wellington, Inc. website.
  • Attend all Village Council meetings, Chamber of Commerce meetings, and other local meetings as appropriate to represent Downtown Wellington, Inc.; promote programs and activities; and look for opportunities for collaboration.
  • Help build strong and productive working relationships with appropriate public agencies at the county and state levels.

Resource Management Responsibilities

The Executive Director supervises any necessary temporary or permanent employees, as well as professional managers. This position participates in personnel and project evaluations. The Executive Director maintains Downtown Wellington, Inc. records and reports, establishes technical resource files and libraries and prepares reports for the state Downtown program as needed. This position monitors the annual project budget and maintains financial records in cooperation with the organization’s Treasurer and any contracted bookkeeper.

Qualifications

The Executive Director should have education or experience in one or more of the following areas: marketing, economics, finance, public relations, design, journalism, planning, business administration, public administration, retailing, volunteer or nonprofit administration, or small business development. Successful candidates must be sensitive to design and preservation issues and must understand the issues confronting downtown business people, property owners, public agencies and community organizations.

The Executive Director is expected to be outgoing, energetic, imaginative, well-organized and capable of functioning independently. Must have excellent people skills.

Must have excellent written and verbal skills; public speaking experience is a plus.

Must have general computer skills and be proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database management, and basic desktop publishing software.

Must have basic social media skills (Facebook, Twitter). Website management skills preferred.

Background

Located at the intersection of State Routes 58 and 18 in southern Lorain County, Wellington, Ohio is approximately 42 miles southeast of downtown Cleveland. Incorporated in 1855, the village currently has a population of approximately 4,800. Wellington is home to the Lorain County Fair and the Spirit of ’76 Museum, dedicated to painter Archibald M. Willard, who is buried in the town’s Greenwood Cemetery, and the history of Wellington. In 2010, Wellington was named the “Best Old House Neighborhood” for the state of Ohio by This Old House magazine.

 

Downtown Wilmington Seeks Executive Director

Downtown Wilmington, a 501c-3 organization, is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.

Downtown Wilmington is seeking an experienced, self-motivated person to lead and maintain a strong and aggressive downtown revitalization program. The Executive Director will coordinate, facilitate, promote, and advance the revitalization of a vibrant, economically viable downtown district.   The Director will serve as a visionary, listener, and collaborator with various civic and professional constituents in the community, particularly downtown business owners.

We seek a Director that will adapt to the ever‐changing needs of Wilmington’s downtown district, implementing historic preservation ethics, encouraging cooperative efforts between individuals and groups to accomplish project goals. The Executive Director is responsible for being “the face” of Downtown Wilmington.

Applicants should have a college degree and/or equivalent experience in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation, planning, economic development, marketing, design, volunteer management, or business administration. The Director must be entrepreneurial, energetic, and well organized. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. This is a full-time, high-profile position within the community and requires creative and technological skills, professionalism, and confidentiality.

Submit resume, cover letter, and three references by February 22, 2015 to Downtown Wilmington, c/o Search Committee, 44 W Main Street, Wilmington, OH  45177.  Or submit electronically to info@mainstreetwilmington.com.   Downtown Wilmington is an equal opportunity employer.

Detroit Shoreway Seeking Economic Development Director

DETROIT SHOREWAY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION is hiring for the position of Economic Development Director.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

REPORTS TO:   Managing Director, Detroit Shoreway neighborhood office

SUMMARY OF POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Economic Development Director will be responsible for the overall economic development, coordination and implementation of commercial/retail district revitalization for Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO). These responsibilities include recruiting and providing technical assistance to businesses, coordinating public improvements and governmental approvals in the commercial district, managing the Gordon Square Special Improvement District (GSAD-CIC) and support for marketing and special events. Bachelor’s degree is required.

COMPENSATION - Annual salary $40,000 to $50,000 commensurate with experience.

Jeffrey M. Ramsey
Executive Director
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
SCFBC Office
3167 Fulton Road, Suite 303
Cleveland, OH  44109
Phone:  (216) 961-9073 ext. 210
FAX:  (216) 961-9387
Email:  jramsey@dscdo.org

Downtown Painesville Hiring Executive Director

Job Posting: Executive Director
Employer: Downtown Painesville Organization

The Downtown Painesville Organization is looking for an energetic, imaginative and self-motivated director for economic development organization. Successful candidate will be responsible for leading historic revitalization program within the downtown business district.

Resumes should be submitted with cover letter expressing interest and three professional references. This posting is open until filled.

Send To:

Downtown Painesville Organization

One Victoria Place #265A Painesville, OH 44077

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Founded in 2007, the Downtown Painesville Organization is a 501c3 non‐profit revitalizing Painesville’s historic core via the Ohio Main Street Program. Based in historic preservation, the Main Street approach was developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to save America’s traditional downtowns. The Executive Director’s responsibilities include a broad range of economic development activities. The Executive Director must be creative, entrepreneurial and adaptable to the changing needs of the organization.

The Executive Director coordinates the activities of the downtown revitalization program and is responsible for the development, conduct, execution and documentation of the Main Street Program in accordance with Heritage Ohio and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Program. The executive director is the principal on‐site staff person responsible for coordinating all project activities locally as well as for representing the community regionally and nationally as appropriate. In addition, the executive director should help guide the organization as it grows and as its objectives evolve.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

• Full‐time advocate for the downtown and primary coordinator of the Main Street program’s activities • Oversees daily operations, providing the hands‐on involvement critical to a successful program.
• Coordinates a wide range of projects, from supervising promotional activities to managing internship program and volunteer projects

• Working cooperatively with the local community to develop and implement a local action plan and timetable which includes public and private activities and events.
• Assisting individual merchants and property owners with design and construction of physical restoration projects.

• Preparing and maintaining a continuing record of Downtown Painesville Organization activities • Other duties as directed by Board of Directors

RECOMMENDED EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree. Experience or education related to architecture, historic preservation, economics, finance, public relations, design, journalism, planning, business administration, public administration, retailing, volunteer or nonprofit administration and/or small business development preferred.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience leading teams and/or projects.
  • Strong written, oral, and organizational skills
  • High level of technical ability with strong working knowledge of computer software programssuch as desktop publishing, graphic design, website administration, and Microsoft office suite.
  • Ability to manage websites and social media content such as Facebook, Twitter
  • Experience with event planning, fundraising and government relations preferredSUPERVISIOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for managing interns and numerous volunteer groups and committees.OTHER: Some travel may be required. Drug test and background check required. Must physically be able to lift 50 pounds. Extensive walking required. Frequent weekend and evening responsibilities.Salary & Benefits TBA 

Norwalk Seeks Economic Development Director

Economic Development Director (Norwalk, OH):

The Norwalk Economic Development Corporation (NEDC), a 501(c)(3) seeks an experienced individual to lead its economic development program, manage businesses attraction and retention, oversee personnel and programs, and coordinate incentive programs.

This position requires at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Public Administration or related field, with five years experience in economic development and/or executive positions.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Send resumes and salary requirements to NEDC, 12 Benedict Avenue, 2nd floor, Norwalk, OH  44857 or e-mail tmiller@norwalknedc.com.  For a complete job description or more information, call 419-663-2030.

Marietta Main Street Seeks Executive Director

Marietta Main Street Seeks Executive Director

Job Description

Marietta Main Street seeks an organized, dynamic, energetic visionary to lead our Main Street community as Executive Director. This candidate must be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment. This individual will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of the Main Street program within downtown Marietta & Harmar Village. The responsibility includes but not limited to managing the organization’s development, and the overseeing of the program’s economic development, promotions, and design projects.

Responsibilities Include but not limited to…

>Represent and promote the program thru volunteers, the public, funding partners, city, state and federal officials and the business owners, landlords and residents of the downtown Marietta & Harmar Village.

>In tandem with assistance from the Board of Directors, this candidate will develop and implement the program’ mission, vision, goals, objectives, and strategies via an annual work plan(s) based on the National Trust Main Street program methodology.

>Manage volunteers and coordinate activities of four Main Street Committees. Assist each committee in development and implementation of its work plan. Participate in committee meetings and serve as the liaison between committees, the Board of Directors, the business district stakeholders, and media outlets, ensuring that all actions and goals are coordinated.

>Develop Resources: Work with the Board of Directors to research and develop fundraising activities for the program including identifying private (foundations, corporations, local businesses, individuals, etc.) and public (city, state, national) funding sources, programs, and potential partners. Lead the program in the grant-writing process.

>Maximize communication between the existing downtown Businesses and other organizations to build strong, productive working relationships between partners and among all downtown stakeholders.

>Spend a minimum of 5-6 hours per week “on the street” for “face to face” as the director getting to know the business climate and environment as well as addressing individual business owner needs and concerns by directing them to appropriate available resources.

>Educate property and business owners about the importance of good design and merchandising and develop a network of consultants to guide in appropriate design and implementation of improvement projects, including historians, architects and contractors. Work with zoning officials to facilitate and streamline process.

>Coordinate and enhance events, promotions, and advertising strategies with existing organizations, the City, community groups, etc., to maximize the community image and retail opportunities.

>Conduct other duties and tasks as defined by the Board of Directors in the future.

Qualifications:

>Minimum High School Diploma.

>Work experience in one or more of the following areas will be helpful, but not required – business, finance, urban affairs/public policy, community development, historic preservation, or a related field. Background in Main Street, retail or working with retailers preferred.

>Ability to delegate responsibilities effectively and motivate volunteers is essential.

>Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, time management, organizational, consensus-building and media relations skills.

>Strong written and oral communication skills.

>Experience in grant-writing process preferred but not required.

>Strong computer skills using Microsoft’s Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), website management skills preferred (Joomla).

>Ability to work evenings & weekends, as required (long hours are a must in several opportunities).

The salary range starts at $30,000, negotiable based on experience.

Please submit cover letter, resume and three professional references no later than September 30th to info@mariettamainstreet.org.

Thank you for your interest.

Announcing Growing a Culinary Community Training

INCREASINGLY, FOOD IS A VITAL COMPONENT OF A HEALTHY AND VIBRANT DOWNTOWN. TO BE SUCCESFUL AND CONTINUE TO DRAW VISITORS, DOWNTOWN MUST HAVE MULTIPLE DISTINCT DINING OPTIONS THAT OFFER QUALITY HEALTHY FOOD AND GOOD SERVICE. LEARN FROM MULTIPLE OHIO EXPERTS HOW TO CONNECT LOCAL PRODUCERS TO LOCAL PROVIDORS, HOW TO ASSIST YOUR LOCAL RESTUARANTS IN IMPROVING THEIR BUSINESS AND HOW TO FACILITATE THE PROCESS OF BECOMING A CULINARY DESTINATION. 

9:00am    Registration and Refreshments
9:30am    Welcome Remarks – Dennis Murray – Ex-Officio Mayor
9:45am    Leslie Schaller – Appalachian Center for Economic Networks
11:15am  Robert Welcher – Restaurant Consulting Inc. 
11:45am  Lunch On Your Own Downtown 
1:30pm    Robert Welcher – Restaurant Consulting Inc.
2:00pm    Eric Wobser – Past Director, Ohio City Inc.
3:00pm    Sandusky Culinary Panel
4:00pm    Training Concludes

SANDUSKY STATE THEATER
107 COLUMBUS AVE 
SANDUSKY, OH 44870 

REGISTER HERE

Local Accommodations: 

Kalahari Resort
7000 Kalahari Drive Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Request Heritage Ohio Main Street Room Rate of $79
877.525.2427

BONUS EVENT – SUNSET CRUISE (2 HRS)
CRUISE ABOARD THE M/V GOODTIME I
DEPARTING FROM JACKSON STREET PIER AT 6PM
LIGHT SNACKS AND DESSERT PROVIDED
FULL SERVICE CASH BAR

Main Street Troy Seeks Executive Director

MAIN STREET TROY SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

JOB DESCRIPTION

1. Work Objective

The Troy Main Street Director coordinates activity within a downtown revitalization program which utilizes historic preservation an integral foundation for downtown economic development.
The Director is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all project activities locally as well as for representing the community regionally and nationally as appropriate.

http://www.heritageohio.org/about-us/career-opportunities/

 

Columbus Landmarks Foundation Releases Most Endangered List

http://columbuslandmarks.org/preservation/columbus-airport-control-tower/

Youngstown NDC Seeks Executive Director

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