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Administration / Downtown Dunn Director

Dunn, pop.9500. The Downtown Director performs professional, promotional and consultative work in administering the Main Street Program for the City of Dunn, with the primary focus on marketing the downtown. The Director will coordinate in partnership with a variety of stakeholders and advisory groups including the Downtown Dunn Development Corporation, City staff, non-profits, merchants, public officials, the Chamber of Commerce, Dunn Area Tourism, and other civic groups. Work may also include the coordination of the physical, economic and social development of the downtown to enhance the use of existing infrastructure to maintain and strengthen the tax base. RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate the activities of the Main Street Program and Committees, ensuring that communication among committees is well established and assist committee volunteers with implementation of work plan items. Manage all administrative aspects of the Main Street Program including purchasing, record keeping, budget development, preparing all reports required by the National and State Main Street program. Develops and oversees downtown development and revitalization activities and projects. Works to retain businesses, assist with the expansion plans of existing businesses, recruit new businesses and potential developers for the Municipal Service District. Innovative use of technology to create content that promotes the downtown district, downtown businesses, and engages the community in various ways including current social media trends that will help with interaction with residents and business owners. Stay up to date with all relative grant opportunities and assist downtown stakeholders and businesses with applying for them, status of the award, and implementation. Builds cooperative working relationships with boards, property owners, businesses and community partners. Monitors program performance and recommends and implements modifications to systems and procedures as needed. Assist individual tenants or property owners with physical improvement projects through personal consultation or by obtaining and supervising professional design consultants. Works in coordination with other City departments and committees to promote, oversee and implement physical improvements in the public and private realm within the district deemed necessary for improved pedestrian and traffic flow and visibility, such as faade improvements, wayfinding, streetscapes, banners, signage, etc. Must attend Main Street Manager meetings as required by the Main Street Program. Prepares and maintain program reports required by the North Carolina Main Street program for yearly program certification.

Deadline for Application: Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST

  • Minimum Requirements
    Excellent communication skills At least 5 years of experience and proven record of accomplishment in managing a downtown organization, in business and economic development, real estate development or management Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, officials, contractors, public groups and general public Ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment Experience in economic development for Main Street Program Bachelors degree in Business, Planning, or Public Administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience Valid North Carolina Drivers License
  • Benefits Include
    The City of Dunn provides an excellent benefits package that includes participation in NC Local Government Employees Retirement System; participation in the State Health Plan, employer-paid dental & life insurance; optional vision insurance; optional FSA participation; optional life, disability, cancer, critical illness, and accident insurance; 401(k) plan and optional 457(b) plan; 12 paid holidays; birthday holiday; and vacation/sick leave.
  • Starting Salary Range
  • How to Apply
    Applications may be downloaded at www.cityofdunn.org or picked up at City Hall. Submit a cover letter expressing your interest in working for the Dunn Community, a City application and resume to: City of Dunn, HR Director, PO Box 1065, Dunn, NC 28335. Open until filled. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a drug free workplace.

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More About Dunn

Dunn was originally called "Lucknow" and was renamed in 1873

The city of Dunn was incorporated on February 12, 1887, at which time it was a logging town and a turpentine distilling center. The name honors Bennett Dunn, who supervised the construction of the railway line between Wilson and Fayetteville.

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