Saturday, April 20, 2013

Position Available: Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street Executive Director

Apply by April 27, 2013
Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the arts, historic preservation and the economic revitalization of the old Eau Gallie downtown section of Melbourne, Florida. As the organization’s only staff person, the Executive Director works with a volunteer Board of Directors and committees to implement the national Main Street four-point model for community revitalization and the Board’s annual work plan.

  • Primary duties: Manage and coordinate the day-to-day operations of EGAD Main Street.
  • Coordinate the activity of EGADMS committees, ensuring that communication between committees is well established; assist and guide committees with implementation of work plans.
  • Raise brand awareness of the organization by maintaining a timely and effective system of communications, including production and dissemination of a periodic newsletter, website updates, news releases, presentations and social media.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating EGADMS projects, special events, fundraising initiatives, volunteer management and recruiting.
  • Provide administrative support for managing the EGADMS board to include preparation of meeting materials, scheduling, communications, documentation and an annual work plan.
  • Manage administrative aspects of the EGADMS program, including purchasing, record keeping; assist in budget development, and preparing all reports required by the state Main Street program and by the National Trust Main Street Center.
  • Develop, in conjunction with the EGADMS board, strategies for downtown economic development through historic preservation utilizing the community’s human and economic resources. Become familiar with all persons and groups directly or indirectly involved in the downtown commercial district (stakeholders).
  • Represent the organization in the community and develop strong, positive working relationships with area merchants, property owners, residents and state and local public officials.
  • Provide assistance in coordinating joint promotional events with downtown merchants, such as seasonal festivals, sidewalk sales, etc., with the goal of improving the quality and excitement of events to attract people downtown.
Compensation: Salary in the Mid-30s; paid time off after 90 days; no health benefits at this time.
Required Education & Skills

College degree preferred; at least four years of sophisticated administrative experience, preferably in a nonprofit; excellent written and verbal communications skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite software; ability to establish strong working relationships; experience analyzing and interpreting data, policies and procedures; ability to exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with vendors, property and business owners and the general public

E-mail cover letter and resume by April 27 to A more detailed job description will be provided to applicants chosen for interview.

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