Downtown Taos MainStreet seeks a dynamic, experienced Executive Director to lead its downtown revitalization effort in close conjunction with its board of directors. This one-year-old Main Street organization is located in Taos, New Mexico. Downtown Taos MainStreet is an official, state-certified New Mexico Main Street organization.
The Executive Director is responsible for:
- Directing the Four-Point-based revitalization efforts in Design, Promotion, Economic Positioning, and Organization
- Working in conjunction with volunteers to plan and implement revitalization projects
- Publicizing the work and accomplishments Main Street organization
- Providing support and direction to the Main Street board
- Coordinating the operation of the Main Street corporation and office
This position is a contract position. Contract range $40,000 – $48,000, depending on experience and qualifications.
To apply email a cover letter and resume tosubject line: ‘Position is open until filled’.
Questions about the position may be directed by phone to Elizabeth Palacios 575 770 3089.
Deadline to apply is September 30, 2019
Downtown Taos Main Street is an equal opportunity employer.
Under the supervision of the Downtown Taos’ Board of Directors, the Executive Director coordinates activities the Taos MainStreet revitalization program utilizing the MainStreet “Four Point Approach” guided by Economic Transformation Strategies of the organization. The Director is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all program activities and volunteers, as well as representing the community regionally and nationally as appropriate. In addition, the Director should help guide the organization as its objectives evolve.
Duties to be Performed
The executive director is responsible for the following areas of work:
In conjunction with the board of directors, developing strategies for preservation-based economic development in the MainStreet district by identifying resources, partners, and organizations that can assist with revitalization and assisting the board and committees with developing and implementing an action plan and projects based on program goals and objectives and the MainStreet Four-Point Approach®.
Support and assist committee volunteers with the implementation of work plan items. Work effectively with volunteers and others involved in downtown-related projects. Manage recruitment, evaluation, and retention of volunteers
Become familiar with all persons and groups directly and indirectly engaged in the downtown. Encourage a cooperative climate among the MainStreet organization, downtown interests, and local government.
Manage the administrative aspects of the MainStreet program, including purchasing, record keeping, budget development, accounting, preparing all reports required by the coordinating MainStreet program and by the National Main Street Center, assisting with the preparation of reports to funding agencies, and supervising employees or consultants.
Develop and conduct ongoing public awareness and educational programs designed to create awareness and appreciation of the downtown district and to foster awareness and understanding of the MainStreet program’s goals and objectives through the use of speaking engagements, electronic media, media interviews, personal appearances, and other methods.
Assist and develop the capacity of downtown businesses, institutions, and organizations to carry out a variety of improvement activities, such as physical improvements, better business practices, promotional events, advertising campaigns, parking management, and business development.
Assist individual tenants or property owners with property improvement projects by providing or coordinating professional design consultation, and offering advice and guidelines for financing.
Help to build strong, productive, working relationships with key stakeholders and potential partner organizations, including downtown business and property owners, municipal and county government, local and state agencies, nonprofit associations and charitable organizations, civic associations, schools, media, institutions, resident, and others.
Help the organization build strong and productive relationships with appropriate public agencies at the local and state levels. Represent the organization and community to important constituencies at the local, state, and national levels. Speak effectively on the program’s directions and work, mindful of the need to improve state and national economic development policies as they relate to traditional downtown districts.
Develop and maintain systems to track the progress of the MainStreet organization and to quantify downtown improvements through mechanisms such as quarterly reporting to New Mexico MainStreet on economic and physical changes, photos, property inventory, etc.
Attend all trainings, professional development activities, and planning meetings required by New Mexico MainStreet to fulfill the responsibilities specified under any Letter of Agreement or Memorandum of Understanding with the New Mexico Economic Development Department.
Assist the Board of Directors with preparation for its regular meeting and achievement of its governance duties.
Assist the work of the MainStreet program committees/task forces and the ACD Coordinating Council by helping to identify, plan, and, where appropriate, implement projects with committee volunteers and ensure that communication among committees and the Board of Directors is well established.