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Main Street Program Executive Director, Green River Main Street (Green River, WY)
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - Main Street Program Executive Director, Green River Main Street, Wyoming, jobs, downtown, mainstreet, downtown revitalization, employment
Contributed By: Green River Main Street

The City of Green River is seeking a community-oriented individual with strong organizational, administrative, and communication skills to manage the City’s Main Street Program. The position will report to the Director of Community Development and may coordinate the activities of volunteers, consultants, and administrative support staff. The ideal candidate will:

  • Have knowledge of the principles and practices related to Main Street programs such as the National Main Street Program’s four-point approach to downtown revitalization.
  • Understand the principles and practices of historic preservation programs.
  • Have exceptional communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with business owners, City staff, elected officials, and the public.
  • Have knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning and development.
  • Understand research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
  • Have a knowledge of the principles and procedures of financial, statistical, and administrative recordkeeping.

Examples of Duties:

  • Attend local, state, and national meetings as a representative for the City’s Main Street Program.
  • Assist individual tenants and property owners with physical improvement projects through personal consulting, referrals, and obtaining and coordinating professional design services; and provide professional advice and guidance regarding financial options for physical improvements.
  • Coordinate and manage projects; solicit and review bids; prepare and process documents.
  • Encourage joint downtown activities including promotional events, advertising, special events, festivals, parking management, and store hours.
  • Research, write, and administer grants including project management and reporting.
  • Develop and foster productive relationships among local, state, and national agencies and the business community regarding Main Street revitalization.

Qualifications:

  • Two years of responsible experience managing programs and working with groups and the public.
  • One year of working familiarity with a Main Street program.
  • Seven years of increasingly responsible administrative experience.
  • Associate’s degree, or equivalent, supplemented by specialized training and coursework in finance, public relations, management, business administration, public administration, historic preservation, or related field.

Main Street Manager must reside in the City of Green River or have the ability to relocate to the City within 60 days.

Benefits:

  • $24.25 – 36.37
    (Non-exempt Position)
  • The City provides health, dental, and vision coverage (employees are required to pay a portion of their health insurance premiums based on the coverage plan they elect); life insurance; retirement (through Wyoming Retirement System); an employee fitness program, and an employee assistance program.
  • A generous amount of leave time is also provided by the City and includes vacation (starting at 80 hours per year), holidays (nine fixed and four floating), sick leave (accrued at 3.70 hours per pay period), a compensatory time bank, and personal leave (accrued at one day per fiscal year). Assistance with relocation expenses may be provided.
  • The City participates in the Social Security program and pays one-half of the employee's program costs. Also available, at employee expense, are: deferred compensation, additional life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and several additional types of insurance coverage. The City provides tax deferral of some employee-paid premiums via an IRS Section 125 Plan. A flexible spending account is also available for dependent care and unreimbursed medical expenses.

Resumes Accepted Via: Mail: Director of Human Resources City of Green River 50 East 2nd North Green River, WY 82935. Telephone: (307) 872-6138.


Keywords: Main Street Program Executive Director, Green River Main Street, Wyoming, jobs, downtown, mainstreet, downtown revitalization, employment

Posted: December 13, 2008
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