La Grande Main Street Downtown Mission: To create an inviting, sustainable downtown rooted in La Grande’s history and culture, providing a vital center for commercial and community activities.
The Executive Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the daily activities and operations of the La Grande Main Street Downtown (LGMSD) organization. The Executive Director will work with the LGMSD Board of Directors, Program Partners, and Volunteer Committees to create a welcoming and economically diverse downtown rooted in La Grande’s history and culture, while using The Main Street Four-Point Approach.®
The Four-Point Approach is a comprehensive means to rebuild a healthy downtown by addressing the economic challenges facing downtown, beautifying and restoring the historic heart of the community, and promoting the downtown with fun events and quality marketing.
The position reports directly to the Board of Directors with limited supervision.
He or she is responsible for the development, conduct, execution and documentation of the downtown program. The manager is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all program activities locally as well as representing the community regionally and nationally as appropriate.
The executive director supervises any necessary temporary or permanent employees, as well as professional consultants. He or she participates in personnel and program evaluations. The executive director maintains local program records and reports, establishes technical resource files and libraries and prepares regular reports for Oregon Main Street. The executive director monitors the annual program budget and maintains financial records.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The duties listed below are examples of the various type of work that may be performed by an individual serving as the Executive Director:
AREAS OF MAJOR TIME COMMITMENT
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work environment and working conditions described are representative of those that are typical of the job and must be agreeable to an employee for him or her to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A significant portion of the job requires an “on the street” presence downtown, with the executive director calling on businesses, property owners and other stakeholders.
Some of this job is performed at downtown events including supervision of event setup, operation, and clean up.
Occasional travel includes local, regional and national meetings.
This position may regularly require evening and weekend work.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and infrequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Manual dexterity and coordination are required to perform the work. This is used while operating equipment such as computer keyboards and telephones.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The Executive Director’s position is a 40hr/wk. position with a salary range of $42,500-47,500, annually, depending on experience and qualifications. 8 paid holidays and 12 paid personal days annually will be offered in lieu of sick days/vacation days. $300 per month stipend for medical coverage
The position will be open until filled. Please submit your application to either:
La Grande Main Street Downtown
102 Depot Street
La Grande, OR 97850
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