Position Details

Type             Full Time
Offered By    Downtown Marceline

                     209 N. Main Street USA
                     Marceline, MO 64658

Salary          $25,000-$27,000

Deadline       06/22/2018

For More       Name: Julie Sheerman/Chris Ankeney
Information    www.downtownmarceline.org
                      (660) 376-2332 (Magnolia Antiques)

Downtown Marceline seeks applicant with a passion to build upon a foundation of success in order to lead the
continued revitalization of Marceline’s downtown district. This position will be best filled by someone capable of
managing complexity with a comprehensive approach to program and partnership development. Well positioned for
continued success, the Downtown Marceline organization wishes to enter the next phase of ongoing revitalization by
hiring a full-time staff member.


Act as the point person and full-time advocate for Downtown Marceline on a range of issues. Build relationships with
property owners, business owners, elected officials, developers, professionals, downtown stakeholders, and the
community at large. Focus on Four Point Approach (Design, Economic Vitality, Promotion, Organization). Advocate
for the vision of a more active, vibrant and sustainable downtown as an asset to Marceline and the surrounding area.
Sustain program funding through different city and state sources of funds, programmatic support from partners,
fundraising and grant writing. Support the organization’s annual and long-term goals as defined by board of directors.
Encourage rehab/adaptive reuse projects. Support new construction projects initiated downtown. Encourage the
addition of residential capacity downtown. Recruit new business. Encourage cooperative climate by developing
programs that activate downtown. Produce press releases and maintain positive relations with area media. Assist
with writing, editing, and publishing promotional materials. Develop a more active and sustainable non-profit to
implement further change.


Four-year degree preferred or relevant experience, downtown development or non-profit experience a plus, familiarity
with grants, public relations, and project management. Well qualified applicants will have familiarity with one or more
of the following: business recruitment, community engagement and/or project/event planning. Work independently
and with the Board of Directors, Program Partners, and Volunteer Project Committees to cultivate a more active,
vibrant and sustainable downtown. Focus on 4 strategic areas: marketing and promotions, capacity building, design
and preservation, and business recruitment/retention. Manage the day-to-day operation of the non-profit organization
guided by goals and work plans. Support Downtown Marceline volunteer committees, projects and partners. Must be
proficient with technology and willing to work evening/weekends as meetings and events demand.

How to Apply

As a response to this job posting please submit your resume, one-page cover letter and answers to the following
questions to email address above by deadline.

● Share with us your experience leading a nonprofit focused on community building, place making and/or
   downtown revitalization. (Please limit your response to no more than 350 words).

● Please share with us your approach and experience to building partnerships with organizational partners,
   stakeholders and volunteers (Please limit your response to no more than 350 words).

● Please share with us your experience managing staff, volunteers and a budget (Please limit your response
   to no more than 350 words).

● Please share with us your experience working on a redevelopment project and the role you played in the
   success of this project (Please limit your response to no more than 350 words).

● Please share your experience working as or with volunteer organizations (Please limit your response to no
   more than 350 words).

Thank you for your interest in Downtown Marceline. We will review submissions and contact eligible candidates.