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Main Street Director

Buena Vista

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RATE: $49,828.70-$67,014.06


The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate revitalization efforts throughout the City of Buena Vista, utilizing the National Main Street program strategies. The Director is also responsible for economic development, website management, social media updates, special events, Josh Gibson Center management and overseeing various grants.


  • Assists with the development and implementation of strategies to attract businesses to the City
  • Meets with prospective clients; conveys City's economic development practices and principles
  • Identifies potential short and long term economic development opportunities
  • Manages the Main Street Advisory Board and all related administrative functions such as budget development and accounting, as well as preparing reports when necessary
  • Ensures compliance of local Nation Main Street program throughout the Four Point Approach with the State program office
  • Research and apply for grants which support city wide building and improvement projects and programs
  • Provide reports as required by grant organization
  • Implements marketing strategies that will encourage business development and retain existing businesses
  • Builds strong relationships with local businesses
  • Composes marketing materials for promoting the City of Buena Vista
  • Works with the Ga. Dept. of Community Affairs and other related agencies
  • Plans and coordinates all Main Street events through the year
  • Represents the City of Buena Vista Main Street Program at various agency functions and meetings

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with all levels of staff, management, agencies, and general public
  • Knowledge of the principles of governmental organization and administration and the ability to make routine decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, and departmental policies
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to give presentations to groups for informational and instructional purposes
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision while exercising good judgement and initiative
  • Communication and interpersonal skills needed to work with public and other employees in a cooperative and professional manner

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree related to economic development or equivalent education required
  • 3-5 years professional experience in Economic Development field
  • Experience with the National Main Street Program desired
  • Must have a valid State of Georgia driver's license
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Physical/Mental Demands/Working Environment

  • Performed primarily in an office setting with prolonged periods of sitting
  • When coordinating events, this position requires prolonged standing and walking
  • Will require occasional travel while coordinating events
  • Will have frequent contact with others
  • Work loads can be extensive with limited time for response/action
  • Requires prolonged periods of concentration and the ability to cope with numerous interruptions and changing priorities


*The City of Buena Vista is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

*Applications can be picked up at City Hall, 136 East 6th Ave, Buena Vista, Ga. 31803

*Applications also can be requested by emailing the City Clerk:

If you have any questions, please give Shondria Golden (City Clerk) a call at 229-649-7888.





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