JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Executive Director of Montpelier Alive REVISED: April 2010 The Executive Director will promote the downtown, serve as a listener, collaborator, clearinghouse, visionary, facilitator and coordinator based on the vision and mission of Montpelier Alive, a 501(C) (3) nonprofit organization. The Executive Director will encourage public awareness of Montpelier Alive activities and act as a liaison within the community and state regarding downtown programs. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES • Manages and oversees the activities of the Montpelier Main Street Program. • Responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies for Montpelier Alive including press releases, a website and newsletters. • Responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies promoting the organization, events, activities and the downtown. • Assists the board in the development and implementation of membership programs and strategies, including fundraising activities and growing the organization’s membership. • Responsible for management of current budget and assists the board with developing future budgets and long‐range financial goals. • Establishes strong, cooperative working relationships involving Montpelier Alive’s board and committees, the City of Montpelier, property owners and businesses. • Assures the financial stability and sustainability of Montpelier Alive. • Coordinates activities and communication of Montpelier Alive committees. • Manages all administrative aspects of the organization, including: developing and maintaining an appropriate data system for record keeping, purchasing, preparing reports, retaining information on projects and committee work. • Provides staff assistance to the Montpelier Alive Board of Directors and its subcommittees as needed, including: researching and providing information, assistance in assembling and implementing the Annual Work Plan, and preparing meeting agendas. • Helps build strong, productive working relationships with appropriate organizations, agencies and community members at the state and local levels. • Coordinates the noticing of meetings and sharing of information with participants and the public through direct contact, press releases, advertisements, newsletters, and/or other means. • Acts as a spokesperson for the Montpelier Alive and may need to represent Montpelier Alive at some meetings and events. • Helps coordinate and recruit an active volunteer force. JOB SKILLS • Marketing skills and fundraising experience required. • Knowledge of Vermont’s Designated Downtown program and the benefits it provides to the community. • Creative, entrepreneurial and flexible, able to wear a variety of hats. • Dynamic self‐starter, capable of working independently. • Diplomatic, able to work with a wide variety of people. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation, planning, economic development, retailing, non‐profit administration, public administration, design or small business development. • Knowledge of downtown public and private issues. • Excellent organizational and time‐management skills. • Experience in administrative management, including accounting. • Strong computer skills including the Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks and various applications used to manage the organization website and databases. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Work is performed primarily in an office setting. The employee is often required to stand or walk. JOB DETAILS Most of the work will be at the office, 39 Main Street, City Hall, Montpelier, Vermont. Frequently, the director will have to attend meetings and visit downtown businesses outside of the office. The Executive Director will report to the Chairperson of the Board of Directors and will be accountable to the Board of Directors. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE College degree preferred. Five‐years experience in one or more of the following areas: architecture, historic preservation, economics, finance, public relations, design, journalism, planning, business administration, public administration, retailing, volunteer or nonprofit administration and/or small business development.