Job Postings
City of Margate/Margate Community Redevelopment Agency
Job Postings
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 03:06 PM

City of Margate/Margate Community Redevelopment Agency

CRA Marketing/Special Events Coordinator

closes on: Open until filled

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB

Under general direction of the Executive Director or Assistant Director of the Community Redevelopment Agency, the CRA Marketing/Special Events Coordinator will market the CRA by developing a strategic marketing plan and implementing the plan by organizing and coordinating a variety of marketing activities and programs. Employee will be required to work evenings and weekends.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Review and become familiar with the CRA's Redevelopment Plan.

Develop a strategic marketing plan to facilitate and promote revitalization within the CRA district.

Coordinate CRA participation in and presence at special events City-wide; coordinate CRA participation in and presence at trade shows, conventions and conferences.

Responsible for physically setting up CRA display booth at trade shows, conventions and conferences.

Plan, develop, coordinate and implement community programs and events for the CRA, including concerts, arts and craft shows, food truck events and managing the Margate Green Market and similar events and activities.

Assist in the setup of community programs and events which may include setting up tables, chairs and barricades.

Establish relationships with the press, including print, radio, television, internet and social media to promote and publicize CRA events and activities.

Research, write and develop event-related marketing materials such as press releases, feature stories, public service announcements and calendar listings for print, radio, television, internet, and social media to promote CRA sponsored and co-sponsored events.

Develop and implement marketing programs, including preparation of brochures and marketing materials to publicize, promote and encourage participation in programs available in the CRA district.

Work with graphic design and printing vendors to produce collateral materials, advertisements, and other creative elements.

Coordinate production, design and write majority of copy for CRA newsletter, annual report, web site and other publications as needed.

Continuously update the CRA web site.

Create and electronically maintain photo records of CRA projects and events.

Monitor and document program expenses and ensure proper completion of required paperwork.

Work with various City departments and outside agencies and vendors to set up and facilitate professional programs and events.

Develop and maintain working relationships with a wide variety of residents, organizations, business leaders, schools, service clubs, media, religious organizations and senior citizen groups.

Work with the Margate Chamber of Commerce on event planning and promotions.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs related work as required.

Performs Emergency Response duties as assigned.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, English or a related field. Minimum three years of professional experience in the coordination and implementation of events, advertising, marketing or public relations is required. Experience should include working in an independent capacity with limited supervision. Must possess and demonstrate an advanced level of competency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Dreamweaver.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED

TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Physical Requirements : Tasks involve walking, standing, sitting, some lifting and carrying of objects of moderate weight (30-40 pounds).

Data Conception : Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

Interpersonal Communication : Requires the ability to speak and/or signal others to convey or exchange Information. Includes giving and receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions.

Language Ability : Requires the ability to read, speak and write in English a variety of materials relevant to department, legal and/or city operations.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to draw valid conclusions in task processing and prioritization. Requires the ability to apply principles or influence systems.

Verbal Aptitude : Must communicate efficiently and effectively in standard English. Must speak with poise, confidence and voice control.

Numerical Aptitude : Requires basic ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide; calculate decimals and percentages and interpret graphical data.

Form/Spatial Aptitude : Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination : Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes accurately in handling, sorting, and filing documents, and for processing keyboard tasks.

Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to utilize a variety of modern office equipment. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Sensory Acuity: Vision and hearing must be within normal standards.

Color Discrimination Requires the ability to differentiate between colors or shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament : Requires the ability to deal effectively with people in both the giving and receiving of instructions. Must be able to perform under stress of frequent deadlines.

Duty Schedule Variation: Requires the ability to work outside of normal duty hours as required.

Physical Communication : Requires the ability to talk and/or hear; (talking: expressing or exchanging information by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).

Environmental Requirements : Tasks are regularly performed with limited exposure to adverse environmental conditions, e.g., dirt, cold, heat, precipitation, fumes, etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Has considerable knowledge of the principles, theories, philosophy and techniques of marketing, promotions, and advertising.

Has considerable knowledge of the operations of events and event planning.

Has excellent written and oral communication skills.

Has considerable knowledge of writing, composition, layout and editing techniques.

Has thorough knowledge of computer capabilities as it relates to software applications and internet information gathering and correspondence.

Is proficient with use of graphic design software and graphic design principles.

Has ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City and CRA employees and the general public, and to deal with public relations problems tactfully and courteously.

Is able to set priorities, work independently and manage a number of concurrent events.

Has willingness to work flexible hours that will include some evenings and weekends.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

This is a part time position - 25 hours a week. Salary is $28.85 per hour. The City of Margate is a participant in the Florida Retirement System and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

HOW TO APPLY

Employment applications are available in Human Resources or may be downloaded from our web site,

www.margatefl.com

This position is open until filled. Completed applications should be turned in to Human Resources, Margate City Hall, 5790 Margate Blvd., Margate, FL 33063.

 
Mainstreet Deland Executive Director
Job Postings
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 12:00 AM

MainStreet Deland Association                                   

 

Position Title: Executive Director

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: Competitive

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

As a non-profit (501-C-3) corporation, the MainStreet DeLand Association is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the economic development downtown while protecting and promoting DeLand's historic heritage.

The Executive Director will coordinate, facilitate, promote and advance the MainStreet program. The Executive Director will serve as a visionary, listener, and collaborator with various civic and professional constituents in the community, particularly downtown business owners. The Executive Director will encourage awareness of the MainStreet program and act as a liaison to other communities inVolusiaCounty and around the state that could benefit from the offerings of the MainStreet Program.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages all administrative aspects, including developing and maintaining an appropriate data system for record keeping; developing and monitoring budgets, accounting, purchasing; preparing reports; documenting all physical changes to downtown; retaining information on job creation and business retention.
  • Coordinates the activities of the MainStreet Program Committees and plans a number of special events throughout the year.
  • Supervises support staff.
  • Develops strategies for downtown economic development and historic preservation.
  • With the committees and Board of Directors, creates an annual action plan focused on these four areas: design, promotion, organization, and economic restructuring.
  • Develops and conducts public awareness and education programs to keep the program highly visible.
  • Provides guidance to individual tenants or property owners regarding physical improvements.
  • Provides advice and information, assesses and encourages joint involvement in the downtown community’s promotional events – advertising, uniform store hours, special events, business recruitment, parking management, etc.
  • Advises and assists in efforts to attract people to downtown.
  • Helps build strong, productive working relationships with appropriate public agencies at the local and state levels.
  • Coordinates and recruits an active volunteer force.
  • Participates in appropriate community organizations including Discover DeLand, MAC DeLand, MainStreet Florida, CRA, EDC, City Commission, and River of Lakes.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Dynamic self-starter.
  • Special event planning experience.
  • Marketing or advertising skills desired.
  • Knowledge of downtown public and private issues desired.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Professional and/or academic economic development experience strongly desired.
  • Historic preservation skills desired.
  • Experience in administrative management.
  • Strong computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Must be able to work weekends/evenings for special events.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed half of the time in the office and half of the time out in the community attending meetings and coordinating events. Some outdoor work is required. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is often required to stand or walk.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

EQUIPMENT / JOB LOCATION

Office:100 N. Woodland Blvd. Suite 4,DeLand,FL32720

 

Tools & Equipment Used: Personal computer, including word processing software, database systems, and graphic programs. Vehicle, calculator, phones, copy and fax machine.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a BS or BA degree required. Five years of experience in community development, business economics, or downtown development, and/or marketing and promotion. Any equivalent combination of education and experience, with additional education substituting on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The Executive Director should have education and/or experience in one of more of the following areas: architecture, historic preservation, economics, finance, public relations, design, journalism, planning, business administration, public administration, retailing, volunteer ornonprofit administration and/or small business development. The Executive Director must be sensitive to design and preservation issues. The Executive Director must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent situation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Supervisory skills are desirable.

 
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