Program Manager will coordinate activities within a downtown revitalization program that utilizes historic preservation as an integral foundation for downtown community and economic development. The candidate is responsible for the development, conduct, execution and documentation of the Main Street program. The Program Manager is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all program activities as well as representing the community regionally and nationally, as appropriate. Program Manager works at the direction of the Hancock County/Greenfield Chamber of Commerce President, and at the Greenfield Main Street, Incs (GMSI) Board of Program Managers.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Manage the Main Street program utilizing the Main Street 4 Point Approach.
2. Provide support to Downtown merchants.
3. Provide support to the Chamber of Commerce staff as needed.
4. Manage grant applications and grant administration for related projects.
5. Coordinate activities of the Main Street program, ensuring that communication between committees is well established; assist the committees with implementation of work plan items. Attend all GMSI functions and meetings as necessary.
6. Manage all administrative aspects of the Main Street program, including preparation of all reports required by the Indiana Main Street Program and other state and federal agencies, maintaining databases, and handling communication.
7. Prepare monthly e-newsletters, update/manage GMSI website and social networking sites to keep the Main Street Program highly visible in the community.
8. Create and maintain a building database.
9. Assist the board with developing sources of funding to perpetuate the position and the program via the identification of corporate and local sponsors; increase GMSI membership and establish levels of membership to sustain program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of governmental practices and services and the principles and practices of public information.
- Knowledge of historic preservation.
- Knowledge of word processing, desktop publishing, website management, presentation and other computer software.
- Knowledge of issues frequently confronting downtown business people.
- Knowledge of grant administration.
- Ability to write clear and concise reports, memoranda, press releases and letters.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with merchants and the general public.
- Ability to effectively address sensitive issues diplomatically.
- Ability to make effective verbal presentations.
- Ability to think analytically.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/BENEFITS:
Applicant will at minimum hold a Bachelors degree from an accredited four-year college or university. A degree in Nonprofit or Public Administration, Urban Planning, Historic Preservation, Business Development or a related field is preferred.
Experience in downtown development, local government administration or other relevant training, education or experience is also a plus.
This position does not include benefits, but will allow for flexible scheduling.