The Downtown Wheaton Association is currently accepting resumes to fill the position of Executive Director. All qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, November 22, 2019.
No phone inquiries please.
Nature of Work
This is a professional-level, executive director position responsible for ensuring that the mission, goals and objectives of the Downtown Wheaton Association (www.downtownwheaton.com) are successfully implemented and executed. The Downtown Executive Director is responsible for providing support services, information and ongoing accountability to the Downtown Wheaton Board of Directors, its members and the City of Wheaton ; implementing organizational plans of work that fall within the Downtown Wheaton budget; working cooperatively with City officials and the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and other civic/service organizations to insure coordination of activities; developing and implementing a business recruitment program that encompasses incentives, promotional material and methods of follow-up; providing direction and support to the Downtown Wheaton staff; and, for developing strategies to ensure the successful implementation of organizational goals and objectives.
Areas of Responsibility
Support of business and property owners within the Special Service Area and TIF #2 District known as Downtown Wheaton
Execution of major and minor special events in the downtown
Marketing of Downtown Wheaton
Administration of the Association
Coordinate economic development efforts with the City of Wheaton staff
Support for the volunteer Board of Directors and membership
Essential Job Functions
Administration; management of the DWA staff, Board of Directors, budget oversite and creation and implementation of strategic plan to achieve Association goals.
Government and community relations; attendance at city council meetings and maintain working relationship with City of Wheaton elected officials and staff
Economic development; creation of strategies in partnership with business and property owners and the City of Wheaton to drive economic development in the downtown
Marketing; promoting the downtown through marketing and promotional events designed to increase market reach and sales in the downtown.
Special events; create and implement a calendar of special events designed to increase customer traffic and position the downtown as destination in the market
Media relations; serving as the spokesperson for the Association and cultivating supportive relationships in the media industry
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, QuickBooks, and selected website formats
Strong public speaking and writing skills
Marketing and fundraising expertise
Internal Number: 6306820633
About Downtown Wheaton Association
The Downtown Wheaton Association is a nonprofit organization located in Wheaton, Illinois.
The Downtown Wheaton Association’s mission is to maximize business opportunities and foster pride in historic downtown Wheaton. The vision of the Downtown Wheaton Association is to provide leadership and promote prosperity through economic growth, marketing, and community events. The Association is responsible for the management of Special Service Area #8 within the boundaries of the downtown.