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Main Street Program Coordinator

City of Valdosta

Posted: Jul. 20, 2018

End Date: Dec. 31, 2018


Position Title:                            Main Street Program Coordinator
Annual Minimum Salary:             $33,445.56
Hourly Rate:                              $16.07
Pay Grade:                                14
Announcement Type:                 Internal/External
Department:                              Community Development
Division:                                   Main Street
Facility:                                     City Hall Annex
City/State:                                Valdosta, Georgia
Deadline:                                  OPEN UNTIL FILLED
 
POSITION OVERVIEW:
 
The City of Valdosta Community Development Department is accepting applications for a highly motivated individual for a Main Street Program Coordinator position. This position is responsible for coordinating assigned operations of the city's Main Street Program. Assists in developing and conducting public awareness, educational programs, and community events designed to create awareness of the downtown district and of program goals and objectives. Assists in the implementation of a work plan based on program goals and objectives. Performs program administration functions, including purchasing, record management, budget development and report preparation. Serves as a resource for downtown business owners. Assists in building and maintaining working relationships with local and state agencies, business associations, schools, local non-profit groups, civic groups and the news media. Assists in the identification of resources, partners and interest groups that can help with downtown revitalization. Assists in coordinating the activities of the Main Street committees; serves a liaison between committees to ensure the synchronization of efforts; assists in the implementation of work plans. Assists in assessing and developing the capacity of businesses in the downtown to coordinate joint improvement activities, including physical improvements, improved business practices, promotional events, advertising campaigns, parking management and business recruitment. Maintains systems to track the progress of the downtown program. Provides administrative support for Central Valdosta Development Authority Board and committee meetings; prepares meeting materials; schedules meetings; attends meetings and records minutes. Maintains the Main Street Program webpage and serves as the administrator of the social media channels. Assists in the recruitment of program volunteers.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Knowledge of Main Street Program policies and procedures, public relations principles and practices, event planning principles, budget management principles, volunteer administration principles
  • Skills in cultivating professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders, problem solving, use of computers and job-related software programs, researching and preparing related reports, interpersonal relations, oral and written communication, and graphic design
  • At least one (1) to two (2) years experience in a related field
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher required
  • Must satisfactorily complete a background check and pre-employment physical and drug test.
APPLICATIONS:
 
All online applications must be processed through www.valdostacity.com. To be fully considered, applicants must submit a completed City of Valdosta Application Form to Berna Hepburn at covhr@valdostacity.com, or apply at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601. A resume cannot be submitted as a substitute for the application form; it is for additional information only. Sorry, we do not accept late applications.
 
The City of Valdosta offers competitive salary with excellent benefits package. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify employer. For more information, go to http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees/e-verify-overview