Job Posting: Executive Director, Gardiner Main Street
Do you believe that community development IS economic development? Gardiner Main Street, an accredited Main Street America program in Gardiner, Maine, is searching for its next dynamic leader who has interest in continuing and nurturing a culture of success in a highly collaborative environment.
Work Objectives and Background
Gardiner Main Street “the organization” is a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation and accredited National Main Street program, led by a board of directors. The organization relies on annual funding from the City of Gardiner, and fundraising events notably the annual Swine & Stein event, receiving the rest of its operating budget from business and personal donations and foundation support. The Gardiner Main Street program Executive Director “Director” coordinates activities within a program that utilizes community development and relationships as an integral foundation for downtown economic development. He/she is responsible for the execution and documentation of the Main Street program. The director is the principal on-site staff responsible for coordinating all program activities and volunteers, as well as representing the community regionally and nationally as appropriate. In addition, the executive director should help guide the organization’s and its committees annual work plans. The Director is expected to take a personal stake in the success of the organization.
Compensation, Performance Review, and Schedule
The Director is a full-time salaried, exempt position. Due to the heavy involvement with volunteers, expect frequent evening meetings, and some weekend work, especially during special events.
Base salary and benefits will be negotiated at time of hire. There will be an initial review six months from the date of hire. Thereafter, there will be annual performance reviews. All performance reviews will be completed by the Chair of the Board of Directors, with input from other board members. Part of the annual performance review will be a salary review. The Board and the Director may agree on certain performance goals and related bonuses. The Director’s ability to enhance his or her pay will only be limited by his or her ability to run a sustainable, successful organization, and advancement of skills and performance. The Director reports solely to the Chair of the Board of Directors.
The Director will begin with 15 days of paid vacation/sick/personal time, along with the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Friday, and Christmas. Additional combined leave may be considered as part of the Director’s annual review/compensation package.
The Director will be eligible to receive contributions through a health reimbursement arrangement for certain qualifying health care expenses, including but not limited to health insurance premiums.
Duties to be Performed
Duties of the Director shall include but are not limited to the following tasks:
Essential Knowledge and Skills
A bachelor's degree in a related field or commensurate work experience is required.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Gardiner Main Street, PO Box 194, Gardiner, ME 04345, or via email (preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
192 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine 04345, United States