Quincy Main Street Executive Director
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: July 29, 2022
Quincy Main Street, Inc. is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. This is a part-time position, 24-30 hours a week. The Executive Director will be responsible for over-seeing the day- to-day operations of Quincy Main Street, a 501 (c)(3) Not-for-profit corporation, and assisting in the coordination of revitalization efforts in the nine-block downtown Quincy Main Street historic district using the Main Street America Four-Point Approach®.
Applicants should have education and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation, planning, architecture, business administration, economic development, retailing, public relations, communications, marketing, design, non-profit management, or small business development. The Director must be an energetic self-starter who takes initiative, is imaginative and well-organized and works well with others, as well as independently. Excellent verbal and written communication skills essential. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Submit resume, cover letter and three references no later than July 29, 2022 to Quincy Main Street, Inc., c/o Selection Committee, P.O. Box 728, Quincy, FL 32353.
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No phone calls please.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION
The Quincy Main Street Executive Director coordinates activity within a downtown revitalization program that utilizes historic preservation for downtown economic development.
The Executive Director is responsible for the development, coordination, administration, documentation, and implementation of the revitalization 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. The Director is an enthusiastic advocate for the commercial district and an authority on information, resources, and programs related to revitalization initiatives.
In addition, the Executive Director should help guide the organization as it grows and as its objectives evolve.
Range of Duties to be Performed
The Executive Director should carry out the following tasks:
- Coordinate activity of the four Quincy Main Street program committees (Organization, Promotion, Design, Economic Vitality), ensuring communication between committees and the implementation of the work plan goals, objectives, and activities.
- Assist the Quincy Main Street program’s board of directors and committees in developing an annual plan for implementing a downtown revitalization program focused on the four-point approach.
- Supervise all administrative aspects of the Quincy Main Street program, including maintaining Tax Exempt status with the IRS, reporting and filing Federal tax returns; preparing quarterly Florida Sales Tax with Florida Department of Revenue; and Florida Division of Corporations annual reporting, purchasing, record keeping, budget development and accounting, renewing insurance policies and purchasing special policies when necessary, preparing all reports required by the Florida Main Street program and by the National Main Street Center. Assisting with preparation of reports to funding agencies, and supervising part-time employees or consultants.
- Develop, in conjunction with the Quincy Main Street program’s board of directors, downtown economic development strategies that are based on historic preservation and utilize the community’s human and economic resources.
- Become familiar and closely communicate with all persons and groups directly or indirectly involved in the downtown commercial district.
- Research and seek sources of revenue (State, National, and Foundation grants) for Quincy Main Street programming to supplement the monies provided local government, sponsorships, and membership.
- Administer grants.
- Assist the Board of Directors with fundraising and event planning and execution.
- Maintain a strong communication with members, key individuals, organizations, and government agencies, in order to promote the interests of downtown and the Main Street organization.
- Help build strong and productive working relationships with appropriate public agencies at the local and state levels.
- Communicate with Quincy Main Street members to publicize milestones and progress through a monthly newsletter, press releases, and social media. Retain members and seek to increase membership annually.
- Develop and conduct on-going public awareness and education programs designed to enhance appreciation of the downtown’s architecture and other assets and to foster an understanding of the Main Street program’s goals and objectives. Use speaking engagements, media interviews, marketing materials, and personal appearances to keep the program in the public eye.
- Represent the community to important constituencies at the local, state, and national levels. Speak effectively on the program’s directions and findings, always mindful of the need to improve state and national economic development policies as they relate to smaller communities.
- Serve as a liaison and facilitator between interested property buyers/lessors and property sellers/owners.
- Assist individual tenants or property owners with historic preservation and design decisions through the coordination of the Design Committee.
- Serve as a catalyst to whom the volunteers can look for planned, progressive, and successful undertakings. Promote and develop participation and leadership within the committees and volunteers.
- Utilizing the Main Street program format, maintain data systems to track the process and progress of the Quincy Main Street program. These systems should include economic monitoring, individual building files, and thorough photographic documentation of all physical changes and information on job creation and business retention.
- Attend quarterly Florida Main Street workshops (at least one per year) and the State and National annual conventions.
- Coordinate meetings and prepare agenda. Attends all meetings of the Board and Quincy Main Street committees.
- Perform other related duties and responsibilities, as assigned from time-to-time, by the Board of Directors.
- The director guided by the board of directors and reports directly to the Board President.
Job Knowledge and Skills Required
Batchelor’s Degree and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation, planning, architecture, business administration, economic development, retailing, public relations, communications, marketing, design, non-profit management, or small business development. The Director must be an energetic self-starter who takes initiative, is imaginative and well-organized and works well with others, as well as independently. Excellent verbal and written communication skills essential.
It is desired that the successful candidate has non-profit and fund-raising experience, working in stakeholder relations and membership recruitment, and experience planning and hosting events, as well as residing in the Gadsden County area.