Pay Range 23 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$30.7913$46.1869
Hourly (42 hrs.)$29.3250$43.9875
Hourly (56 hrs.)$21.9938$32.9906

Downtown Manager

Range: $64,045.82 - $96,068.74 (23)
Position Number: 80

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the initiation and promotion of programs to improve, preserve, and enhance the downtown, and to promote the improvement, overall appearance and economic vitality in the City of Wilson.
Develops and oversees downtown development and revitalization activities and projects; 
Directs Wilson Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC), Wilson Downtown Properties, Inc., and other local entities to increase business activities downtown;
Builds cooperative working relationships with boards, property owners, businesses, and community partners;
Identifies issues negatively impacting businesses and the community, and provides information and solutions to assist in resolving these concerns;
Develops marketing strategies for plans and projects for downtown development and revitalization;
Recruits target markets for business development;
Promotes programs and downtown and business activities using the media, and promotional materials;
Attends meetings to network as needed;
Performs related tasks as required.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, regulations and procedures of downtown development programs and activities; 
Knowledge of real estate fundamentals, and business recruitment;
Knowledge of grant writing;
Skill in the use of a computer, including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications;
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; 
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with City officials and employees, officials of other community agencies and the public; 
Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment;
Ability to plan, supervise, and coordinate the work of others.
The Community Development Administrator assigns work in terms of goals and objectives.  Work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of department operations.
GUIDELINES: Guidelines include relevant state and federal laws, city ordinances, and city and department policies and procedures.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.  This position develops department guidelines.
COMPLEXITY: The work consists of varied administrative duties concerning downtown development and revitalization issues.  The need to respond effectively to and develop solutions to issues impacting downtown businesses and the community contributes to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to promote of programs to improve, preserve, and enhance the City’s downtown, and to promote the improvement and overall appearance in the downtown area. Successful performance helps ensure economic stability and vitality for the City’s downtown area.
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, general and civic and community groups, real estate personnel, business leaders, property owners, local and state elected officials, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, provide services, resolve problems, motivate personnel, and negotiate, defend, or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office and off-sites.  The employee may be exposed to noise, machinery with moving parts, or irritating chemicals.  The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The work may require the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, and gloves.
This position has direct supervision is exercised over (1) Administrative Assistant.
Bachelors degree in business administration, public administration, urban planning, marketing or a similar field.
Considerable experience working in a downtown development.
Possession of a valid Driver’s Licenses.
Created 9-10