The Main Street Program is a comprehensive program, which requires many skills. The Program Manager is responsible for the development, conduct, execution, and documentation of the program. A program manager is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all program activities locally as well as representing the community regionally and nationally as appropriate.
Some of the activities and duties are as follows:
· Develop and conduct public awareness and education programs designed to enhance appreciation of Southwest Tulsas architecture and other assets.
· Keep program and its goals and objectives constantly in public eye through speaking engagements, radio, television appearances, and newspaper interviews.
· Develop action plan for implementing a revitalization program focused on four areas: design, promotion, organization, and economic restructuring.
· Assist individual tenants and property owners with physical improvements to property through personal consultation or through professional design consultants. Assist in locating appropriate contractors and materials; when possible, participate in construction supervision, and provide advice on necessary financial mechanisms.
· Work with organizations and encourage improvements in their abilities to undertake joint activities such as promotions, advertising, uniform store hours, special events, business recruiting, parking, etc.
· Encourage cooperative climate between Southwest Tulsa business community and local public officials.
· Assist in coordination of joint promotional events such as seasonal festivals, sidewalk sales, etc. with the goal of improving the quality and excitement of events to attract people.
· Work with private-sector institutions and appropriate public agencies at local and state levels to obtain necessary funding for critical elements of the work program. These elements include design assistance, promotional publications, building rehabilitation and parking and public improvements.
· Develop and maintain a system for monitoring changes in public and private investment in job creation, business retention, expansion, and recruitment, the creation of individual building files.
· Represent the community at prominent conferences on the state and national levels.
In addition to the above, there are other management responsibilities such as: operation of the office; budget development; purchasing; record keeping; supervision of other employees (if any); and preparation of reports required by local board, state Main Street organization and/or sponsoring institutions. The program manager also establishes a resource file and library and maintains all program records in an orderly manner.