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DDA/Main Street Executive Director Employment Posting




Executive Director Employment Posting 

March, 17, 2014 – City of Three Rivers, MI (pop. 7,811) a Nationally Registered Historic Downtown

The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Program is accepting applications for a full-time Executive Director. The Director will be responsible for coordinating downtown revitalization activities in the City of Three Rivers, a southwestern Michigan community, using the Main Street Four-Point Approach: Design, Promotion, Economic Restructuring and Organization. Applicants should have education and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: commercial district management, economics, finance, public relations, marketing, land use planning, business administration, public administration, volunteer or non-profit administration, retailing, architecture, historic preservation or small business development. Bachelor’s degree preferred. The Director must be entrepreneurial, energetic, well-organized and capable of functioning in an independent environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Salary range in the low to mid $30’s, plus benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Complete application package must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, April 11th, 2014. Submit resume, letter of interest, salary requirements, employment history and three references via mail to: Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority, 57 N. Main St, Three Rivers, MI 49093, Attention: Board Chairman or a Microsoft Word document file via email to: [email protected]

Executive Director Job Description


DDA/Main Street Executive Director Recruitment Timeline

March 14 (Fri) – Board Approval of Job Description, Timeline, and Posting. Position posted locally, statewide, nationally, online and with Michigan Main Street.

April 11th (Fri) – Job applications and resumes due by 5:00 p.m.

April 15 (Tue) – Selection Committee meets to review applications and choose candidates for 1st round interviews.

April 23 & 24 (Wed & Thur) – 1st round interviews conducted by Selection Committee. Narrow the field of candidates down to 2-4. Begin reference and background checks.

April 25 (Fri) – 2nd round interviews conducted by full DDA Board. Final candidate selected. Employment offer extended.

Week of April 28  – Announcement of new Executive Director

May 2 (Fri) – Regularly scheduled DDA Board Meeting

May 12 (Mon) – DDA Executive Director’s first day on the job.

May 18-21 (Sun-Mon) – National Main Street Conference in Detroit


Michigan Main Street

Three Rivers is a Select level community in Michigan Main Street, an official affiliate of The National Main Street Center, which is committed to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.

DDA/Main Street Office

Contact us

Phone: (269) 535-5145
Address: 57 N. Main St., Three Rivers, MI 49093