The Community Development Coordinator assists the State Director with all functions of training and mentoring services to the participating communities throughout the state of Missouri.
Tasks include preparation of training materials, presentation of training and mentoring duirng on-site workshops and during the Missouri Main Street Annual Conference. The scope of work includes training for advanced local revitalization organizations, and training for others that are beginning to organize a local revitalization organization. All training sessions are customized to suit the local needs. Some e-mail and phone consultation is required to supplement the above trainings.
The Community Devleopment Coordinator also reaches out to communities not engaged in revitalization to encourage their participation in the Main Street program.
The Community Development Coordinator should feel comfortable working in the non-profit sector. All the local organizations with which the Community Development Coordinator works are non-profits, and fundraising to gather support for Missouri Main Street Connection is also a requirement.
Approx 50% of the Community Development Coordinator's work requires travel, including some evening and weekend assignments and some overnight travel. A reliable vehicle is required, and a valid operator's license.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a field related to downtown revitalization, such as architecture, design, historic preservation, community development, urban planning and economic development, public relations, journalism, small business development, public administration.
Four years of experience is required in the management of a local Main Street organization using the Four-Point Approach to revitalization, or a similar comprehensive revitalization methodology.
Skills: a high level of oral and written communication skills, facilitating public meetings, conflict resolution, advocacy, self-starter, time-management, computer and internet skills, confidence in fund-raising, ability to work alone with a minimum of direction and travel independently.