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GOVJOBS Job Listing> #163740
Main Street Manager
Location: US-TX-Stephenville
Job Details:
Job Title: Main Street Program Manager
Department: Main Street
Reports To: Director, Administrative Services
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Salary: DOQ


This is a Full-Time, manager-level, professional staff reporting to the Director, Administrative Services. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating activities within a downtown or commercial district revitalization program that utilizes historic preservation as an integral foundation for downtown economic development. The Main Street Program Manager is responsible for the development, conduct, execution and documentation of a Main Street Program. The program manager 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 program manager should help guide the organization as its objectives evolve.


This position works under the general guidance and direction of the Director of Administrative Services. Makes independent decisions and may supervise any necessary temporary employees, as well as professional consultants.

Typical Duties: Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

1. Coordinate the activity of the Main Street Program committees, ensuring that communication among committees are well established; assist and recruit committee volunteers with implementation of work plan items.
2. Familiarize public officials, retailers, community groups, the general public, etc. with the nature and orientation of this program.
3. Plan and coordinate all training of the Main Street Program Board, City Council Committee responsible for the Main Street Program, and other city staff as required.
4. Work cooperatively with city staff, the local community and downtown stakeholders to develop and implement a local action plan and timetable including public and private activities.
5. Manage all administrative aspects of the Main Street Program, including purchasing, record keeping, budget development, accounting, preparing all reports required, and supervising consultants.
6. Develop downtown economic development strategies that are based on historic preservation and utilize the community¡¦s human and economic resources. Become familiar with all persons and groups directly and indirectly involved in the downtown.
7. Mindful of the roles of various downtown interest groups, create an annual action plan for implementing the Main Street Program focused on four areas: design/historic preservation; promotion and marketing; organization/management; and economic restructuring/development.
8. Develop and conduct on-going public awareness and education programs designed to
enhance appreciation of the downtown¡¦s assets and to foster an understanding of the Main Street Program¡¦s goals and objectives. Use speaking engagements, media interviews, and personal appearances to keep the program in the public eye.
9. Assist individual tenants or property owners with physical improvement projects through personal consultation or by obtaining and supervising professional design consultants; assist in locating appropriate contractors and materials; when possible, participate in construction supervision; provided advice and guidance on necessary financial mechanisms for physical improvements.
10. Assess the management capacity of major downtown organizations and encourage
improvements in the downtown community¡¦s ability to carry out joint activities such
as promotional events, advertising, appropriate store hours, special events, business
assistance, business recruitment, parking management, and so on. Provide advice and
information on successful downtown management. Encourage a cooperative climate
among downtown interests and local public officials.
11. Advise downtown merchants¡¦ organizations and the chamber of commerce on the Main Street Program activities and goals; help coordinate joint promotional events, such as festivals or business promotions, to improve the quality and success of events and attract people to downtown; work closely with local media to ensure maximum coverage of promotional activities; encourage design excellence in all aspects of promotion in order to advance an image of quality for the downtown.
12. Help build strong and productive relationships with appropriate public agencies at the local and state levels.
13. Preparing and maintaining a continuing record of the program through photographs, files, business recruitment, promotions, investment, etc. Quarterly investment and activity reports are submitted to the state office.
14. Represent the 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 are related to commercial districts.
15. Prepare and maintain routine records and reports, establishes technical resource files and libraries, and prepares regular reports for the City Management and City Council.
16. Monitors the annual program budget and maintain the financial records.
17. Keep the Director informed on issues related to downtown projects.
18. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

▪Must be a United States Citizen or be qualified to work in the United States;
▪Must hold a valid Texas driver¡¦s license and maintain a satisfactory driving record;
▪Ability to communicate (read, write, and speak) effectively in the English language;
▪Competent knowledge of the operation of personal computers, work processing software, peripheral office equipment such as printers, faxes, copiers, calculators and other modern office equipment. ▪Two to five years of experience as a Texas Main Street Program Manager is preferred.
▪Sensitive to design and preservation issues and must understand the issues confronting downtown retail business people, property owners, public agencies, and community organizations.
▪Be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment.
*Proficient in Adobe, Canva and Photoshop
▪Bachelor Degree is required or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Ability to:

▪Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, the public, other agencies and vendors
▪Analyze situations or problems quickly and objectively, identify alternative solutions, and take appropriate action
▪Learn the operation of standard equipment and facilities required in the performance of assigned tasks
▪Ability to plan and execute work tasks according to schedules and deadlines
▪Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports
▪Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
▪Think and act quickly and judge situations and people accurately
▪Perform basic mathematical calculations used in formulas
▪Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
*making observations
*communicating with others
*reading and writing
*operating assigned equipment
*Be detailed oriented
*Flexibility with evening/weekend meetings and events as needed
*Have strong interpersonal skills that allow for success in workplace and community
*Must be committed to providing prompt responses to inquiries and requests
*Required to make cold calls in the historic downtown area
*Public speaking and presentation skills are required


Position requires the ability to stand, push, pull, squat, kneel, twist, reach, climb, crouch, and stoop while assisting others or working alone. This position also requires repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using computer keyboards. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time during the day-to-day functions.

Work is performed in both an office and outdoor setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Majority of the work is performed in an office setting and may be subject to ordinary risks typically found in an office environment. Some tasks are routinely performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions; however, some tasks are performed with exposure to dust or pollen, heat/cold or extreme weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, and physical demands required.

By signing this form, you acknowledge that you can perform the essential duties and functions of this position with or without accommodation.

____________________________ _________________________
Name Date
If accommodation is required to perform the essential duties and functions of this position listed above, please list the necessary accommodation below:

The City of Stephenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer

City paid Medical, dental, Life and AD&D value of $25,000, Teledoc program for family, CareFlite & Air Evac for family, TMRS 7% with 2:1 matching contribution, Nationwide with up to 1% of annual matching, other 457 plans, Voluntary plans ie. STD, LTD and more for employee and family include vision, life, Cancer, heart & stroke, accident, hospital, etc.

City of Stephenville

Sheryl, Truss
Human Resources Department
298 W Washington St
Stephenville, TX, 76401
P: 254-918-1221
F: 877-743-5368

1  Full-Time 
Exempt Position
Salary Range:
$46,588.00 - $56,424.00/Yearly

Degree Preferred:

Relocation Paid:
Not Paid

Experience Req. Yrs:
2-5Bavkgro years

Security Clearance Req:
Background and drug screen required



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