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Old Worthington Partnership Seeks Executive Director

The Old Worthington Partnership is seeking an entrepreneurial and energetic Executive Director. The Executive Director represent our downtown to the community and will be the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordination of all activities locally as well as for representing the community regionally and nationally as appropriate.

Applicants should have education and/or professional experience in one or more of the following areas: administrative management, economic development, marketing or advertising, design, volunteer management, nonprofit management and small business development. The Executive Director must be well organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Manage all administrative aspects including maintaining an appropriate data system for record keeping, purchasing, preparing reports, retaining information on job creation and business retention, and submitting information to the Board of Directors on a monthly basis.

* Supervise support staff including Events Coordinator and Farmers Market Manager, interns and administrative volunteers.

* Develop strategies for downtown economic development. With the committees and Board of Directors create an annual action plan focused on these four areas: design, promotion, organization, and business enhancement.

* Develop and conduct public awareness and education programs through speaking engagements, media interviews, and appearances.

* Provide advice and information, assess and encourage events – marketing, special events, business recruitment, parking management, beautification, etc.

* Build strong, productive working relationships with appropriate public agencies at the local, regional, state, and national levels.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter to workforthepartnership@gmail.com by September 13, 2015.

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Accepting Applications for Heritage Ohio Downtown Program Coordinator

Heritage Ohio is hiring the Downtown Program Coordinator position to coordinate the Franklin County Downtown Works program and assist in coordinating the Ohio Main Street Program. This position is full-time and only guaranteed for three years. The individual filling this position will be an employee of Heritage Ohio and answer to the Director of Revitalization. This position has three primary responsibilities in serving all Franklin County Municipalities except the City of Columbus, Ohio Main Street Communities and Ohio Downtown Affiliate Communities. The salary is negotiable and health benefits are included.

 

Franklin County Downtown Works
Serve as coordinator for the Franklin County Downtown Works Program

  • Meet with community leaders and stakeholders in all of the targeted municipalities to explain the Downtown Works program
  • Provide capacity building services including; board development, fundraising, community buy-in, strategic planning and work planning
  • Develop benchmarks, timetables and goals including mutual expectations for Heritage Ohio and participating communities
  • Orient and train downtown managers
  • Develop and implement county wide training and networking calendar
  • Collect and track economic impact statistics
  • Develop partnerships with government, business, and organizations to build further benefit to Franklin County communities
  • Providing on-going support through community visits, emails and phone consultations
  • Track visits, attendance, trainings, network meetings, phone calls and emails
  • Conduct Annual Review Process for Downtown Works communities
  • Educating and communicating with all elected officials in effective revitalization practices
  • Familiarity with all Franklin County marketing, mapping, economic development, marketing and small business programs
  • This position will work closely with Franklin County Economic Development staff and provide regular progress reports.

 

Ohio Main Street Program
Serve as associate coordinator of the Ohio Main Street Program

  • Develop and implement revitalization training series
  • Assist in putting on Heritage Ohio Annual Conference
  • Conduct Ohio Main Street Program Annual Evaluations
  • Collect and track economic impact statistics
  • Providing on-going support through community visits, emails and phone consultations
  • Track visits, attendance, trainings, network meetings, phone calls and emails
  • Assist in distribution and or collection of OMSP contracts, payments, monthly reports, and contact information

 

Downtown Affiliate Program
Serve as coordinator of the Downtown Affiliate Program

  • Providing on-going support through community visits, emails and phone consultations
  • Track visits, attendance, trainings, network meetings, phone calls and emails
  • Help support training needs and communication strategy with junior tier programs
  • Grow the Downtown Affiliate Program through public presentations, articles, calls and emails

 

General Office

  • Support Heritage Ohio office functions as needed
  • Attend Board of Trustee meetings, prepare board reports as requested
  • Promote membership, support fundraising efforts
  • Communicate the message to public about revitalization/& preservation
  • Familiarity with Power Point, Photoshop, InDesign, WordPress and similar programs

 

Skills:
Candidate must have excellent verbal and written skills, as well as strong public presentation technique; customer service, mediation, problem solving skills and strong computer knowledge are a must.  He/she should understand the issues confronting business people, property owners, local government, public agencies and community organizations.  He/she must be energetic, imaginative and well organized.  Prior experience in local or state Main Street program preferred, and an understanding of an historic preservation ethic as it relates to revitalization. Knowledge of financing, funding, and preservation tools for development is helpful.

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Apply Now for 2015 – 2016 Ohio History Service Corps Positions

Heritage Ohio is pleased to announce we will once again be hosting AmeriCorps members for the 2015-16 service year! Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed as the come in.

Heritage Ohio will be hosting the following member positions:

Workshop Coordinator

Other AmeriCorps opportunities through the Ohio History Service Corps include:

Local History – Archaeology

Community Surveyor

Local History Corps

Local History Corps – Collections

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Downtown Fremont Inc. Seeks Executive Director

Executive Director Downtown Fremont Inc. – posted 12/17/2012

FREMONT – The Board of Trustees of Downtown Fremont, Inc. is searching for a new Executive Director. Resumes will be accepted until January 4, 2013 or until the position is filled. The position description, list of qualifications and information on how to submit a resume can be found on Downtown Fremont’s website at www.downtownfremontohio.org

For information contact: Mike Jay, Chairman, Downtown Fremont, Inc., 419-334-5905

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