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Waverly Main Street

Executive Director Job Opening


Apply for an opportunity to have a huge impact on a historic neighborhood in Baltimore City! Waverly Main Street (WMS), one of Baltimore City’s nine “Main Street” programs, is seeking an organized, imaginative, relational and entrepreneurial Executive Director to start in March 2015. This dedicated local leader will work within a neighborhood revitalization program that utilizes historic preservation as an integral foundation for neighborhood economic development. The Executive Director is responsible for the development, conduct, execution and documentation of the Main Street program, and coordinates program activities, volunteers, and strategic partnerships. He or she guides the organization and represents the community locally, regionally and nationally as needed. 

The Executive Director must function as both the public face of Waverly Main Street and as its administrative and fundraising personnel. It is a challenging position, with duties ranging from managing basic WMS services such as sanitation and safety to developing a comprehensive façade improvement program and organizing local festivals and promotions. Excellent computer and writing skills are needed for proposals and reports, as well as for tasks such as writing an online newsletter and maintaining a positive social media presence. The position requires someone with initiative and flexibility along with task-orientation and strong administrative and relationship skills. A successful candidate for the position will have a demonstrated ability to work well with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders, including boards, committees, volunteers, merchants, public officials, other organizations and vendors.

Other qualifications:

•   Minimum of Bachelors’ degree preferred.

•   Three years’ experience preferred in community organizing, economic development, planning, community development, real estate, marketing/business, public relations, public administration, retailing, non-profit administration, commercial district management, volunteer or non-profit administration, architecture, historic preservation, and/or small business development.

•   Working knowledge of a non-profit organization and board of director’s structure.

•   Grant writing, fundraising and/or other relevant resource development experience at the local community level.

•   Excellent facilitation and coalition building skills.


Waverly Main Street, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes the economic revitalization of the Waverly Business District located on Greenmount Avenue between 29th and 35th Streets utilizing retail recruitment, business management technical assistance, commercial building and streetscape improvements, and promotions. We partner with district businesses, local residents, non-profits, anchor institutions, and other nearby interests to solidify and further enhance the diversity and historic character of Waverly.

The Executive Director reports to the Executive Committee of the Waverly Main Street Board of Directors.

Salary range is $40,000-$45,000 depending on qualifications

To apply, send cover letter and resume no later than noon on Friday, January 23, 2015 via email only to CommRelations@jhu.edu.   



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