GREATER OAKLAND BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OAKLAND MAINSTREET 15 South Third Street Oakland, MD 21550 Phone: (301) 334-2691 Fax: (301) 334-4401 GOBA/Main Street Manager Job Description Job Summary: The Manager is responsible for creating and managing programs and projects that meet the objectives, as determined by the Board of Directors, of the Greater Oakland Business Association (GOBA), DBA Oakland Main Street. The Manager is an advocate for Oakland Main Street, providing information and background on the goals and accomplishments of Oakland Main Street to business owners, city officials and staff, and other interested persons. The Manager will be a positive and energetic source for the long-term revitalization of Oakland Main Street and will support Main Street throughout the community. The Manager promotes excellence in design, good business practices, and compliance with city, county, state, and federal regulations. As the Oakland Main Street office has not clerical staff, the Manager is responsible for his/ her own clerical duties. Range of Duties: The Manager duties will encompass a variety of tasks as determined by the Board of Directors. Annual staff evaluations will be based on defined goals and objectives agreed upon by the Manager and the Board of Directors. The Manager will: 1. Be knowledgeable about the four-point Main Street approach to economic revitalization. 2. Work with the Greater Oakland Business Association Board of Directors to implement and direct the program of the organization. 3. Direct efforts at business retention, expansion, and recruitment, including providing information, expertise, and appropriate referrals to business owners, marketing Oakland Main Street to outside businesses, working with developers and building owners to enhance the quality of retail and commercial space. 4. Develop funding sources for expansion and development of Oakland Main Street in concert with other organizations, agencies, and government entities. 5. Promote Oakland Main Street by increasing the diversity of its user population. 6. Be well-versed on the (1) Oakland Comprehensive Plan, (2) Oakland Revitalization Plan, (3) Oakland Heritage Plan, and the (4) Oakland Municipal Code. 7. Create and implement a program of regular, monthly contacts with existing and new members of GOBA to foster the support and participation of GOBA members. 8. Be familiar with persons or groups directly or indirectly involved in the revitalization of Oakland. 9. Work directly with the community to enhance Oakland Main Street. 10. Attend Board of Directors, committee, sub-committee, and task group meetings as necessary or as indicated by the GOBA Board of Directors. 11. Work with the Town Clerk to account for the finances for GOBA and the Oakland Main Street. 12. Work with the Board of Directors and various committees to develop and implement an annual work plan upon which the program will operate. 13. Provide assistance and management, as an exofficio member, of all Main Street committees. 14. Manage recruitment, evaluation, and retention of volunteers, including members of the four Main Street committees, special project volunteers, and short-term volunteers. 15. Produce press releases and maintain good relationships with the various media in Garrett County. 16. Write, edit, and publish informational brochures, information packets, and flyers. 17. Produce edit and distribute a newsletter. 18. Ensure that all outgoing materials adhere to the standards of GOBA and Oakland Main Street. 19. Prepare necessary reports, summaries, and research projects. 20. Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the GOBA Board of Directors. Desired Qualifications: The Manager should have at least one year of education and experience in one or more of the following: business organizations, non-profit corporations, small business development, public relations, planning, retailing, fundraising, historic preservation, sociology, rural geography, architecture, or a related field; Main Street experience is a plus. The Manager should be a self-starter and imaginative. Excellent written and verbal skills are required; public speaking experience is a plus. Must have general computer skills and be proficient in word processing and spreadsheet applications. PUBLIC NOTICE – IMMEDIATE OPENING PART-TIME CONTRACTURAL POSITION/GOBA MANAGER On behalf of the Greater Oakland Business Association (GOBA), the Town of Oakland is seeking applicants for the position of a GOBA Manager. This is a part-time, contractual position for an individual encompassing the ability to perform a variety of tasks. Interested applicants must be willing to promote downtown activities, educate businesses, serve as a listener, collaborator, clearinghouse, visionary, facilitator and coordinator based on the four points (organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring) of the Oakland Main Street Program. The GOBA Manager will be required to encourage public awareness of the GOBA activities and act as a liaison to other communities and organizations in Garrett County. A complete GOBA Manager Job Description is available for review at Oakland City Hall, 15 South Third Street, Oakland, MD 21550, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Interested applicants should make application at the Maryland Job Service, located at 221 South Third Street, Oakland MD, 21550. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume along with their application. The deadline for applications/resumes is September 30, 2008 at 1:00 PM. EOE. by Authority: Asa M. McCain, Mayor Oakland, Maryland Publish: Sept. 4, 2008 Sept. 11, 2008 Sept. 18, 2008 Certificate of Publication Requested!!
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