WANTED: Executive Director for Main Street revitalization non-profit (Massachusetts)

Egleston Square Main Street seeks a full-time Executive Director for its headquarters in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Over the past 20 years, Egleston Square Main Street (ESMS) has become one of the leading Main Street organizations in the City of Boston and is now poised for growth. ESMS (www.eglestonsquare.org) seeks an energetic and resourceful director to implement our economic development and community organizing program.

ESMS is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a mission to build community, strengthen the business district and revitalize public spaces through partnership with merchants, residents and community groups. We work to encourage new investment, retain and expand area businesses, improve the physical environment, and promote the business district.

ESMS has a volunteer Board of Directors and the following committees:

  • Economic Development Committee, responsible for district planning, linking merchants with technical assistance, creating and overseeing technical assistance programs, and recruiting new businesses.
  • Promotion Committee, responsible for promoting the business district through special events and newsletters, and for managing media relations.
    Design Committee, which facilitates the physical revitalization of the district.
  • Executive Committee, responsible for oversight of the organization and the development of financial and volunteer resources.
  • In addition, ESMS coordinates monthly merchant meetings, through which ESMS offers trainings on a variety of topics, and facilitates decision-making re: district quality of life issues including public safety, public infrastructure, etc.

This is an opportunity to develop and apply innovative technical assistance, marketing, and outreach strategies in a socioeconomically and culturally diverse business district. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication, relationship-building and leadership skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to work independently.

Ability to speak Spanish is required. Candidates who are Bi-lingual and Bi-Cultural are encouraged to apply.

Salary: $52,000

Apply by: September 15, 2018. Candidates should be able to begin in mid October 2018.

How to apply: Please email cover letter and resume to EDsearch@eglestonsquare.org

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