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Downtown Development Main Street Director, City of Oxford (Oxford, NC)
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Contributed By: Melissa L LaBar
Email The Author: humanresources@oxfordnc.org
Website: https://www.oxfordnc.org


City of Oxford
Invites applicants to apply for:
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT MAIN STREET DIRECTOR
Salary Range: $50,106 - $60,844 Annually
Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED 

Job Description:
The City of Oxford a designated NC Main Street Community since 2018, is currently seeking a highly motivated professional to lead its Downtown revitalization efforts to include the Main Street Program.  This person will perform promotional and consultative work in developing and directing an economic development program for the Downtown district in the City. Duties will include initiating and implementing efforts to maintain and increase vitality of the Downtown commercial district by advising existing businesses, recruiting new businesses, marketing the Downtown area and working to improve the physical appearance of Downtown. The director will also seek grant funding, manage the economic development section of the website and social media venues, plan, implement and execute special event development and provide small business assistance.                                                                                                                                                  
Compensation and Benefits:  The salary range is $50,106 to $60,844 annually and dependent on qualifications and experience. The City of Oxford offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance. Twelve (12) paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, participation in the North Carolina Local Government Employee’s Retirement System, 401k contribution with City matching up to 5%, Optional Employee paid benefits.

Job Duties:
Serves as coordinator of the Downtown Oxford Economic Development Board; plans and executes monthly meetings, reports on activities; serves as liaison between public and committees; researches and recommends policies and strategies to Downtown Board, City Board and others.
Manage all administrative aspects of the Main Street program, preparing all reports required by the state Main Street program and by the National Main Street Center.  Assist with the preparation of reports to funding agencies.
Assist the Main Street program’s board of directors and committees in developing an annual action plan for implementing a downtown revitalization program focused on 4 areas: design/historic preservation; promotion and marketing; organization/management; and economic/restructuring development.
Plans or works to support other groups in the planning and delivery of new programs, events and initiatives. Works through a variety of means to develop and maintain downtown businesses including maintaining informal, personal and written contact with businesses, making presentations before groups, and communicating with the media about downtown activities.
Maintains contact with community leaders, and representatives of businesses and industry; visits downtown businesses regularly to stay abreast of their status, any potential for expansion, and assists with problems; follows up on requests; prepares newsletters, brochures, and makes presentations regarding downtown activities.  Coordinates with other agencies and organizations on historic, museum, tourism, arts and other activities and programs which support downtown activities and businesses; serves on boards and committees or supports their programs.  Encourage and facilitate improvements in the downtown community’s ability to carry out joint activities such as promotional events, advertising, special events, business assistance, business recruitment, parking management and so on.  Serves as initial contact for potential businesses considering downtown location and expansion; works with County Economic Development staff as needed.  Helps coordinate and facilitate joint promotional events, such as festivals or business promotions, to improve the quality and success of events and attract people to downtown.
Work closely with local media to ensure maximum coverage of promotional activities.  Makes presentations to City Council and other groups about downtown activities and tax district.  Provides content to update website.
Develops grants and funding sources to support economic development, infrastructure improvements, etc.; researches, writes and contracts for grants procurement and administration.

Desired Education and Experience:
Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in business, planning, economics, or related field supplemented by training in economic development and 5-7 years of  professional experience in industrial or economic development; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Qualifications:  Valid NC Drivers License
Certified Economic Developer preferred

To apply:
Complete a City of Oxford application along with Resume https://www.oxfordnc.org/departments/human_resources/employment_opportunities.php
Email to humanresources@oxfordnc.org or mail to City of Oxford PO Box 506 Oxford, NC 27565
The City of Oxford is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


Posted: April 27, 2022
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