Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI) is a mature and successful Main Street organization looking for a community leader to help Culpeper take full advantage of its unique location in Virginia's Piedmont region, near Northern Virginia's tech corridor, but with affordable living, bucolic surroundings and a small-town friendliness. The selected candidate will have clear leadership abilities and experience in moving a community forward through creative problem solving, consensus building and plain, dedicated, hard work. Requirements The Executive Director will be responsible for : Maintaining and Improving effective CRI operations and activities: . Manage staff. . Write grants and other proposals to obtain funding for priority projects. . Develop fundraising plans, materials and presentations and work to develop relationships with current or potential donors. . Work with Board and volunteers to raise a minimum of $25,000 in private donations. . Oversee and be responsible for all financial transactions. . Ensure Fiscal Policy is followed at all times. . Maintain a strong volunteer program. . Maintain regular business hours, in addition to evening, morning and weekend events. . Work with the Special Events Coordinator to plan and execute several community events and that the events meet the goals set forth in the workplan. . Ensure that the Board of Directors and all Committees and their members are fully engaged and have all the resources necessary to their success. . Provide administrative support for board meetings and activities to include preparation of meeting materials, scheduling, communication and documentation. Expanding the revitalization in areas around the conventional retail district. . Work with the ER committee and other community stakeholders to develop and implement new business niches appropriate to Culpeper, Virginia. . Market the tools for rehabbing blighted and underused properties (grants and design assistance). . Research and advocate for "best practices" regulation reform. . Develop and oversee the implementation of new and more effective ways to fill vacant spaces, especially non-traditional or light industrial spaces. . Work with Town and volunteers to provide input for Master Plan. Maintaining current success of traditional retail district. . Actively engage stakeholders and collecting community input. . Use input to inform activities to foster retail traffic. . Assist in maintaining the organization's web pages, social media, outreach, and promotions and other communications materials. . Inform CRI members of all developments affecting the organization, downtown business district and Culpeper in general. . Provide and market germane educational opportunities for Culpeper businesses. Providing vision and leadership to organization and community at large. . Develop a strong, goal-led workplan and budget. . Manage the implementation of work plan items of the Board and/or committees. . Maintain data management system to track the process and progress of all activities. . Builds strong and productive working relationships with appropriate public agencies at the local and state level. . Provide quality customer service to members, the general public and all other work contacts. . Communicate with downtown merchants' organizations, Town of Culpeper, Culpeper County and Chamber of Commerce, and Virginia Main Street on CRI program activities and goals; assist with joint promotional events and festivals. . Develop and conduct ongoing public awareness and education programs to foster appreciation of the community's historic and architectural assets, buy local, and other aspects of Culpeper's unique market position, as well as the mission, goals and objectives of CRI. . Actively use public speaking opportunities, media interviews, community education workshops, and other personal appearances to keep the public informed of the services and accomplishments of the organization. . Ensure CRI maintains and exceeds program standards required by Virginia Main Street and maintain National Accredited Program status. . Attend trainings conferences, and meetings to stay current with Virginia and National Main Street programs and downtown best practices. . Encourage and recruit others to attend also. . Perform other duties as assigned by the Culpeper Renaissance, Inc Board of Directors. JOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED: . Bachelor's degree and or equivalent in one or more of these career fields: marketing and or public relations, economic development, community planning, public administration, business management, historic preservation. . Excellent verbal and written business communication skills as demonstrated by prior job experience (ie publications, presentations, proposals and reports). . Demonstrable competency with computers and office software including QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, and design software. . A career history that clearly demonstrates competency employing the above listed essential duties, with particular attention to: Keywords:Cu;peper, Virginia, VA, Main Street, Great American Main Street, Economic Development, Fund Development, Volunteer ManagementPosted:July 10, 2015 Unless noted, the thoughts and opinions expressed in the article are solely that of the author and not necessarily the opinion of the editors of PreservationDirectory.com.