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Canton Chamber Main Street Association Job Opening: Administrative Assistant to Executive Director

Job Description: Administrative Assistant to Executive Director
This part-time hourly position will average 120 hours per month. The candidate will be responsible for the general administration of office operations of the chamber office.

 Position Description

1.     Office Management:
    a)  Responsible for opening, closing and being at chamber office in ED's absence
    b)  Order office supplies, price compare between suppliers
    c)  Answer phones and check answering machine
    d)  Monitor CCOC email - forward anything requiring ED's action to ED
    e)   Assist ED with bookkeeping, banking, and bill paying
     f)   Keep office clean including restrooms and kitchen
    g)   Handle walk-ins
2.      Website, Social Media, Newsletter & Internet:
a)      Responsible for social media postings on Facebook, Twitter and other appropriate channels
b)      Responsible for maintaining the chamber website including master calendar updates on website
c)       Assist with weekly newsletter with content support/approval from ED
3.       Membership:
a)      Maintain membership records (database, web, email)
b)      Contact non-renewing members
c)       Find out why the membership was not renewed
d)      Keep list of prospective members
e)      Communicate with ED potential member visits
4.       New Members/Existing Members:
a)      Welcome new members
b)      Make sure members have access to member directory and receive email
c)       Help members get involved by calling or inviting to event
d)      Help members receive the information and assistance they need
e)      Coordinate membership visits with the ED
5.       Board Meetings:
a)      Take notes and type minutes for board meetings (Both Canton Chamber of Commerce Main Street Association, Canton Main Street Community Foundation)
b)      Prepare board member notebooks for meetings ((Both Canton Chamber of Commerce Main Street Association, Canton Main Street Community Foundation)
6.       Event Management:
a)      Assist ED with any mailings, advertising, and event planning needed.
b)      Keep records of sponsorships for future reference
c)       Maintain sponsor relationships and recruit sponsorships

Qualification Requirements:
Graduate of an accredited four year high school
Knowledge of computers, social media, internet, office equipment, and graphic design
Ability to relate positively with employees, members, prospective members, visitors, board members as well as local, county, and state officials.
Ability to work nights and weekends with required
Ability to exercise good judgement, tact, initiative, and diplomacy in a wide variety of public contact situations  
Send Resume with cover letter to:
Canton Chamber Main Street
100 Depot Drive
Canton, MS 39046
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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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