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Executive Director, Gulfport Main Street

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Job opening: Clarksdale Revitalization Coordinator

CLARKSDALE REVITALIZATION, INC

A 501(c)3 Organization

 

Mission Statement

 

Clarksdale Revitalization, Inc. exists to facilitate collaborations; promote and support community efforts to enhance the quality of life of its citizens; to be an information resource for business and community; and to serve as a conduit for assistance, private and public, to be utilized efficiently in the preservation of area architecture, history and culture.

 

The Clarksdale Revitalization, Inc (CRI) Coordinator will manage programs and activities aimed at revitalizing the downtown commercial area of Clarksdale, Mississippi. He/she will be responsible for the researching/identifying funding opportunities and development/execution/documentation of all grants and other programs.


Full Range of Duties to be Performed

The Coordinator should carry out the following tasks:

  • Enhance any downtown business or organization by encouraging and assisting with improvements and activities such as promotional events, public infrastructure/facilities upgrades and business assistance by locating grants and other resources.
  • Identify/pursue funding opportunities as needed, including grants to sustain/support CRI and its projects.
  • Develop and conduct on-going public awareness and education programs designed to enhance the appreciation of Clarksdale’s downtown assets and foster an understanding of CRI’s program goals and objectives. Use speaking engagements, media interviews, social networking and CRI web site to keep the program in the public eye.
  • Manage administrative aspects for Clarksdale Revitalization, Inc. including purchasing, record keeping, budget development, accounting and preparing all reports required by the board of directors for CRI.
  • Work with appropriate agencies/entities/individuals (both public and private) to execute mission and goals laid out by CRI board of directors.
  • Supervise any necessary temporary or permanent employees, consultants or volunteers.

Skill Sets Required:

  • Must be well organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment
  • Must be able to work under supervision of board of directors
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Understanding of grant writing, research and budgetary documentation
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Knowledge/experience in working with non-profit organizations

Health Insurance will be included.

Resumes should go to CRI at P.O. Box 909, Clarksdale.  The deadline is October 24th.  Questions should be directed to:

Daniel Vassel, County Administrator
Coahoma County Board of Supervisors
P. O. Box 579
115 First Street
Clarksdale, MS  38614
Ph. 662-624-3028
Fax. 662-624-3029

 

 

 

 

 


Executive Director, Canton Chamber Main Street Association

http://canton-mississippi.com/jobs

Position TitleCanton Chamber Main Street Executive Director

Report to- Board President and the Board of Directors

Overview of Position                       

The Manager will promote downtown activities,  educate businesses, serve as a listener, collaborator, clearinghouse, visionary,  facilitator and coordinator based on the four points (organization, promotion, design, and economic restructuring) of the Main Street Canton program. 

Job Description - Coordinate all project activities within the downtown revitalization program to promote economic development and historic preservation.  Represent the community locally, regionally, and nationally.  Statewide manager trainings will be provided by the Mississippi Main Street Association. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the activities of the Main Street Program Committees.
  • Manage all administrative aspects: including developing and maintaining an appropriate data system for record keeping, developing and monitoring budgets, accounting, purchasing, preparing reports, documenting all physical changes, retaining information on job creation and business retention, and all other office activities.
  •  Supervise support staff.
  • Develop strategies for downtown economic development and historic preservation.  With the committees and Board of Directors, creates an annual action plan focused on these four areas: design, promotion, organization & economic restructuring.
  • Develops and conducts public awareness and education programs.  Through speaking engagements, media interviews and appearances, keeps the program highly visible.
  • Provides advice and guidance to individual tenants or property owners regarding physical improvements.
  • Provides advice and information, assesses and encourages joint involvement in the downtown community’s promotional events – advertising, special events, business recruitment, etc.
  • Helps build strong, productive working relationships with appropriate public agencies at the local and stat levels.
  • Advises and assists in efforts to attract people to downtown.
  •  Coordinate & recruit an active volunteer force.
  • Participate in appropriate community organizations. 

Job Requirements   

  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  •  A self-starter.
  •  Marketing and advertising skills desired.
  •  Promotional Event and Festival experience desired.
  • Knowledge of downtown public and private issues desired.
  • Good organizational skills.
  •  Experience in administrative management.
  • Strong computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet applications, photo editing, graphic design,  and Quick Books.

Education and Experience

  Graduate from an accredited four-year college or university with aBS or BA degree preferred.  Five-years experience in community development, business economics, or downtown development, and/or marketing and promotion.  Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities

The manager should have education and/or experience in one or more of the following areas:  architecture, historic preservation, economics, finance, fundraising, public relations, design, journalism, planning, business administration, public administration, retailing, volunteer or non-profit administration and/or small business development.  The manager must be sensitive to design and preservation issues.  The manager must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent situation.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.  Supervisory skills are desirable.


Send Resume with cover letter to:

Canton Chamber Main Street

100 Depot Drive

Canton, MS 39046

-or-

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Main Street Manager Job Description

The successful Main Street Project Manager must:

Be as agile as a monkey because he or she spends so much time out on a limb;

Have a big chin, so he can lead with it;

Have a thick skin to ward off the stings of insult and ingratitude;

Have strong legs so she can stand on her own two feet all day long and still be limber enough to kneel at bedtime;

Have a deaf ear for flattery, a good ear for criticism and judgment to distinguish between the two;

Have a big mouth, so she won’t choke when she puts her foot in it, and a big appetite for swallowing her pride and eating her own words;

Have most of all, a rubber neck in order to:
Turn the other cheek,
Face reality,
Look back at history,
Forward to the future,
Confront the issues, and
Face the music….simultaneously!

He or she will:
Work under more pressure than a deep sea diver;

Get more criticism than a poor man with an ambitious mother-in-law;

Suffer more temptation than a shoplifter in a mint;

Be expected to be everywhere at once like the chaperone at a high school prom.

Moreover, this individual must be able to be gracious at the end of the year when congratulated for a job well done.

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