OTCA seeks Executive Director

The Old Town Commercial Association seeks a full-time executive director. Interested candidates should email resume and a cover letter to apply@oldtownmainstreet.org

Old Town Commercial Association Executive Director Job Description

Position Overview: The Old Town Commercial Association board of directors seeks an executive director who can continue the growth and revitalization of the Old Town, Lansing corridor. Old Town is a vibrant, active area in the City of Lansing, home to many boutique shops, destination restaurants and retailers, bars and breweries and a growing community of residents. The executive director will help promote commercial district activities, facilitate business collaboration and growth, promote public awareness of the Main Street program and act as a liaison to other government and community organizations.

Position Details: This is a full time exempt position. Hours worked will vary by program needs and will include some nights and weekends. Direct supervision of the executive director will be the responsibility of the President of the Board of Directors with input from the full Board of Directors.
Salary Range: $38,000 – $40,000 annual salary. Position receives a stipend of $4,000 annually for health benefits. Paid Time Off starts immediately at two weeks per year.

General Duties of the Executive Director:
The successful executive director will be familiar with the Main Street program and able to assist the OTCA board of directors and committees in developing long term and annual plans for revitalization of the four main areas: promotion/marketing; organization/management; design/beautification; and economic development/business support. The executive director will help lead and coordinate activities of the Main Street program committees; assist volunteers with action items; work effectively with hundreds of volunteers; work with and understand business and development needs and have event management capabilities.
Additionally, the executive director should have a robust communication background – with the ability to work effectively with Old Town stakeholders, as well as community partners, such as the City of Lansing, Downtown Lansing, INC., the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and other community organizations. The executive director will also manage all Old Town administrative aspects, including purchasing, record keeping, budget development, preparation of board meeting packets, preparing and reporting grants and leading fundraising efforts.

The executive director is an advocate for the Old Town Commercial district, as well as surrounding residential areas. The ideal candidate is outgoing, has the ability to make strong connections both inside and outside the district and has a solid background in fundraising and fund development. The OTCA is a 501c3 nonprofit.
The executive director will also be responsible for recruitment and management of interns within the organization.

Necessary Education, Experience and Skills:
The ideal candidate should have at least five (5) years of education and work experience in one or more of the following areas: non-profit corporations; small business development; public relations; local government; community organization; fundraising; event planning; historic preservation; urban planning; communication or related fields. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

A basic knowledge of federal, Michigan and local economic community development tools available for downtown revitalization is vital.
The executive director must have computer skills and be proficient in the following applications: word processing, spreadsheets, data base management and PowerPoint. Basic graphic design/publishing skills are desirable. A working knowledge of the use of social media applications such as e-mail, website maintenance, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs and others.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should email resume and a cover letter to apply@oldtownmainstreet.org

Posting Time:
The posting will be open until the proper candidate has been identified. The ideal timeframe is one month with interviews starting within three weeks following.