Main Street Vermilion Hiring Executive Director

Main Street Vermilion has an immediate opening for a full-time Executive Director.  Applicants should have education and /or experience in the following areas:  planning, economic development, marketing, design, volunteer management, small business development, and coordination of community events.  The applicant should be entrepreneurial, energetic, well organized, friendly, and capable of working in an independent environment.  Of utmost importance will be promoting the City of Vermilion, Ohio, while energizing and supporting residents, merchants, and volunteers.  Salary range will be $28,000 – $30,000.  Send resume to Search Committee, Main Street Vermilion, 685 Main Street, Vermilion, OH 44089 or e-mail resume to mainstreetvermilion@centurytel.net.  For a full job description go to www.mainstreetvermilion.org.

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Main Street Medina Seeks Executive Director

The mission of Main Street Medina (MSM) is to lead the effort for preservation, economic sustainability, and continued evolution of the historic district as the heart of the community.

The Executive Director supports that mission by coordinating activities within a downtown revitalization program that utilizes historic preservation as an integral foundation for the Uptown/Medina Historic District’s economic development.  The Main Street Medina Executive Director is responsible for the development, conduct, execution, compliance, and documentation of the Main Street Medina program.  The Executive Director is responsible for coordinating all programmatic, marketing, and fundraising activities, as well as representing the community regionally and nationally as needed.

Specific duties include

“Face” of MSM / Community engagement activities:

·         Assist the MSM’s Board of Directors and committees in developing an annual action plan for implementing an Historic District revitalization program and activities that focus on these areas: supporting economic development of the Historic District and promoting and marketing the development and rich history of Medina’s Uptown Square and MSM.

·         Attend all MSM Board and committee meetings; maintain and encourage positive working relationships with all  Historic District business owners, organizations and property owners; attend other City meetings as needed.

·         Participate in relevant training / professional development / media events, locally and nationally.

·         Oversee and be a strong presence at MSM special events and fundraising activities.

·         Oversee the operations of the Medina Farmers Market.

Economic development support:

·         Direct efforts to recruit businesses, retain and expand existing businesses, and provide information, expertise, and appropriate referrals to business owners.

·         Direct efforts to market the Historic District to outside businesses by working with City personnel, the Medina Chamber of Commerce, realtors, and building owners to enhance the quality of retail and commercial space.

·         Facilitate development strategies that are based on historic preservation and economic stability.

Administrative / Organizational:

·         Coordinate the activities of the MSM program committees, ensuring effective communication among committees and with the Board; assist committee volunteers with implementation of work plan activities.

·         Manage all administrative aspects of the Main Street program, including purchasing; record keeping; budget development and tracking; accounting; preparing all reports required by Heritage Ohio and national Main Street programs; assisting with the preparation of reports to funding agencies and grant applications relative to the District; and supervising employees or consultants working on these activities. Monitor records and documents to ensure compliance at state and federal levels.

·         Develop funding sources and sponsors/fundraising opportunities for program support and the expansion of the MSM program.

·         Oversee employees, currently 2 part-time personnel. Oversee the Farmers Market Manager. Coordinate and manage volunteers.

Marketing and promotions:

·         Work closely with local and Cleveland/Akron area media to ensure maximum coverage of MSM activities; be familiar with and encourage graphic and design excellence in all aspects of promotion, in order to advance the MSM program.

·         Coordinate basic design and placement of MSM promotions and news in proper outlets.  Historically, the MSM ED has launched a minimum of 150 press releases per year.

·         Maintain and update MSM website and other social media outlets, with strong emphasis on Facebook; be active on other MSM-appropriate outlets.

·         Be a capable and engaging presence in the community and region; able to effectively create engagement opportunities through MSM.

Design and preservation:

·         Build partnerships to create a consistent revitalization program and develop effective management and leadership within the Historic District.

·         Encourage preservation of historic building stock, interfacing with relevant Medina city and county officials, as well as other committees (ex. Community Design Committee).

Other duties as assigned.


Must be entrepreneurial, energetic, well-organized, a self-starter able to facilitate cooperation between multiple interest groups/stakeholders, as well as independent, with the ability to perform with minimal supervision.

Deep knowledge of historic preservation, as well as a thorough understanding of nonprofit management/direction and nonprofit culture.

Articulate; outstanding public speaking and written communication skills.

Able to work non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends, with occasional overnight travel.

A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.


Bachelors Degree or equivalent job knowledge and skills. Deep knowledge of historic preservation.

National Main Street Certification is desirable.

Computer skills:

All Microsoft Office Suite software, including PowerPoint and Publisher.  Ability with Illustrator and Adobe a plus.

Physical requirements:

Able to lift/move 50 pounds and stand or walk for long periods of time.


To apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to msmedinasearch@gmail.com, by May 20th.  Please include salary requirements within the cover letter.

Please, no phone calls to the Main Street Medina office.

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CDFA Seeks Vice President

The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) seeks a motivated, well-organized and experienced individual to fill the position of Vice President. This senior level position is critical to the continued success of CDFA’s education, advocacy, research, resources and networking efforts. This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and enthusiastic person to contribute to a great organization, working to create economic prosperity across the country.

To view the complete listing, click here.

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Troy Main Street Seeks Executive Director

Troy Main Street 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.

2. Full Range of Duties to be Performed

A. Develop, in conjunction with the Troy Main Street Board of Trustees, strategies for downtown economic development through historic preservation utilizing the community’s human and economic resources. Become familiar with all persons and groups directly or indirectly involved in the downtown commercial district. Assist the Troy Main Street’s Board of Trustees and committees in developing an
annual action plan for implementing a downtown revitalization program focused on four areas; design/historic preservation, marketing, operations/management, and business enhancement/development.

B. Coordinate activity of Troy Main Street committees, ensure that communication between committees is well established; assist committees with implementation of work plan items.

C. Coordinate all administrative aspects of Troy Main Street, including purchasing, record keeping, budget development and accounting, business inventory, preparing all reports required by the state Main Street Program and by the National Main Street Center, and assisting with the preparation of reports to funding agencies.

D. Develop and maintain a close working relationship with the City of Troy to ensure that all aspects of the downtown revitalization efforts are compatible with the goals and objectives of the City.

E. Coordinate and participate in ongoing public awareness and education programs designed to enhance appreciation of the downtown’s architecture and other assets and to foster an understanding of Troy Main Street’s goals and objectives. Through speaking engagements, media interviews and appearances, keep Troy Main Street highly visible in the community.

F. Assist individual tenants or property owners with physical improvement projects through personal consultation or by obtaining and supervising professional design
consultants; assist in locating appropriate contractors and materials; provide advice and guidance on necessary financial mechanisms for physical improvements.

G. Assess the management capacity of downtown businesses and encourage improvements in the downtown community’s ability to undertake joint activities such as promotional events, advertising, special events, and business recruitment. Encourage cooperation between downtown interests and local public officials.

H. Work closely with local media to ensure maximum event coverage; encourage design excellence in all aspects of promotion in order to advance an image of quality for the downtown.

I. Represent the community at the local, state, and national levels to important constituencies. Speak effectively on Troy Main Street’s directions and findings. Help build strong and productive working relationships with appropriate public agencies at the local and state levels.

3. Resource Management Responsibilities
The Director supervises any necessary temporary or permanent part-time employees, as well as professional consultants. He/she participates in personnel and project evaluations. The Director maintains Troy Main Street records and reports, establishes technical resource files and libraries, and prepares regular reports for the state Main Street Program. The Director monitors the annual budget through monthly financial reports.

4. Job Knowledge and Skills Required
The Director should have a bachelor’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: public relations, marketing, volunteer recruitment/management, event planning and management, commercial district management, small business development, non-profit administration, fundraising, architecture, and retailing. The Director must be sensitive to design and preservation issues. The Director must understand the issues confronting downtown business people, property owners, public agencies, and community organizations. The Director must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized, and capable of functioning effectively in a very independent situation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Supervisory skills are desirable.

Minimum Requirements 1. Skills and experience meet description above; 2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; 3. Proficient in Social Media, Microsoft Office and Excel; 4. Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends; 5. Must be able to lift 30 pounds.

Application Process The deadline for submitting an application is January 31, 2015. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to the Troy Main Street Board of Trustees at troymainstreetresumes@gmail.com. All submissions must be electronic. Compensation is commensurate with experience, and does not include medical benefits.

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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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