Preservation Job Board

(MO) Executive Director 

30 days ago

Deadline: September 15, 2019
Offered By (Name of Organization): Downtown Washington Inc
Location (City, State):  Washington, Missouri
Type: Full-Time
Salary: Minimum starting salary is $45,000 and will commensurate with experience

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Downtown Washington, Inc. is an award winning and accredited Main Street program dedicated to the revitalization, development, and historic preservation of Washington, MO. 

DW, Inc. is a professional, well-established 30+ year program with an active, engaged Board of Directors, strong volunteer base, four full time and two part-time staff. A community of 15,000 located on the Missouri River, is a recipient of the Great American Main Street award. 

Overview of Position:  The ED coordinates all project activities within the downtown revitalization program utilizing historic preservation as an integral foundation for economic development. The ED is responsible for the development, execution, and documentation of the Main Street Program, with assistance from a support staff of three full time employees, and volunteers. In addition, the ED represents the community regionally and nationally and acts as a liaison to other local community organizations. Hours: 40+ per week with occasional night and weekend hours. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree preferred and/or combination of education and experience in a discipline related to downtown revitalization such as historic preservation, urban/regional planning, public relations, public or business administration, marketing or design. Non-profit admin. and/or business development experience is a plus.

Focus will be on these priority areas:

  • Historic Preservation belief and ethic
  • Business and Property Retention and Development
  • Facilitating/Encouraging people living downtown
  • Promotion of the district as a whole
  • Placemaking and Creation of a Pedestrian-Oriented Environment
  • Main Street Experience
  • Strong technology and computer skills.
  • Other qualities: dependable, self-starter, strong leader and team builder, delegator, relationship builder, team player, confident fund raiser
Benefit Package including but not limited to: paid vacation, federal holidays, matching IRA contributions, and health, dental and eye insurance

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