JOB SUMMARY: The City of Perry’s Main Street Coordinator is responsible for the review and coordination of economic development activities related to the Perry Downtown Development District and fulfilling pertinent Main Street Program requirements of the Perry Main Street program. The position involves extensive interaction with downtown development partners, stakeholders and volunteer groups; review and evaluation of programs related to the Main Street approach and program of work; planning, coordination, and reporting on all downtown program management activities and events; and use of marketing and relationship-building as integral foundations for downtown economic development.
ESSENTIAL TASKS: - Work to develop, administer, and coordinate the Work Program and associated activities of the Main Street Advisory Board (MSAB) and associated sub-committees. - Ensure coordination with Georgia Main Street and Main Street America, as well as compliance/reporting as required. - Support and promote all businesses within the Downtown Development District (“District”) and work to promote an advantageous business environment in the District. - Develop and implement District transformation strategies designed to encourage economic and community development and pursue development/re-development efforts in the District. - Work to attract new businesses to Downtown Perry while ensuring an appropriate business mix in the District. - Work to market Downtown Perry and increase tourism, foot traffic, etc. in the District. - Serve as MSAB liaison in dealings with internal (e.g., Mayor & Council, DDA, City Departments, etc.) and external (e.g., Chamber of Commerce, Perry Area CVB, etc.) partners. - Oversee and coordinate District maintenance and beautification efforts.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION: - Knowledge of Main Street program principles, policies, and procedures as outlined by Georgia Main Street and Main Street America, including all requisite accreditation standards. - Ability to proactively engage and lead volunteers and volunteer advisory bodies. - Knowledge of downtown development principles. - Knowledge of public relations/marketing principles and practices. - Cultivation of stakeholder relations and partnerships. - Problem-solving and organizational skills. - Competence in job-related software programs. - Adept at research and report preparation. - Excellent interpersonal relations. - Oral and written communication skills.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND/OR EXERCISED: - Position reports to the City Manager and Assistant City Manager. - No formal supervisory responsibilities, though the position will serve as project manager for various projects related to the Main Street Program within the Downtown Development district and will recruit, supervise, and mentor volunteers. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Class E criteria job demand WORK
ENVIRONMENT: A mixture of indoor office work and outdoor field responsibilities within the Downtown Development District. Participation at night meetings and special events is required; some weekend tasks as necessary. Ability to work outside in extreme temperatures is a requirement.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: - Associate degree in related field, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. - One to three years of experience in economic or community development, or related field.