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Executive Director

Downtown Improvement Board
4.0 out of 5
226 S. Palafox Place Suite 106, Pensacola, FL 32502
$55,000 - $65,000 a year


226 S. Palafox Place Suite 106, Pensacola, FL 32502

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Job Title: Executive Director

Supervisor: Downtown Improvement Board

Summary: The Executive Director is the senior professional employee who performs administrative and professional work in directing and coordinating the activities of the Downtown Improvement Board. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors (“Board”) and serves at the pleasure of the Board. The Executive Director has responsibility for leadership, oversight and daily supervision for the operations of the DIB. This includes (but is not limited to) budgeting, planning, marketing, and policy formulation as well as direct supervision of DIB staff. The Executive Director represents the organization throughout the community.

The Executive Director is responsible for directly reporting to the Board all financial and operational matters and for implementation of board policy. The Executive Director also acts as Secretary to the Board. The Executive Director shall perform all such other duties and functions as may be required by Board directive or through DIB bylaws.

General Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to the following:

Coordinates and implements approved programs including strategic planning, and related program activities and major events.

Oversees the daily operations/activities of the DIB office including financial administration of the approved budget, and development and maintenance of administrative procedures, including purchasing. As a taxing entity, the DIB generates public funds for the majority of its revenue, which requires fiscal management of public funds.

Attends all meetings of the Board, all meetings of the various committees and provides staff support and guidance to the Board, insuring minutes are kept and distributed in a timely fashion.

Maintains a complete membership address listing of all businesses in the DIB.

Establishes and maintains an effective contact network through liaison/interface with key individuals, organizations, government agencies and special interest groups in order to promote the interests of the DIB, demonstrating initiative and proactive.

Coordinates yearly program of work and budget submission to the DIB.

Serves as spokesperson for the DIB with the media on matters of Board policy and initiates. Serves as the primary spokesperson on DIB programs.

Develops and conducts on-going awareness and education programs designed to enhance community understanding of the DIB goals.

Attends conferences and training sessions and remains current (state of the art) with professional material and standards.

Contacts: DIB Staff. Continuous contacts with DIB Staff and responsible for developing and supervising a cohesive team-oriented approach to meeting the DIB’s primary goals including the hiring, terminating, promoting and/or demoting of DIB Staff. Additionally, the Executive Director shall complete written annual evaluations for each of the DIB Staff by the last day of the eleventh (11th) month of the Term of this Agreement using an evaluation form prepared by the Executive Director and approved by the Board.

Customers: Routine interaction with community leaders, officials and business leaders. Contacts with walk-ins, telephone inquiries and members of the community, thus requiring courteous, professional communication.

Volunteers: Routinely interacts with volunteers to ensure successful accomplishment of DIB programs and policy implementation.

Accountability: The Executive Director reports directly to the Board. Assigned work is performed independently and individual must be proactive, exercise initiative and judgment in the performance of duties. Responsibility for determining urgency and priority of workload. Duties and responsibilities involve weekends and evenings, requiring flexibility in working hours.

Required Qualifications: Education and professional experience should include one or more of the following: marketing, communications, economic development, public administration, city planning, historic preservation, or small business development. Graduation from a 4-year college or university and two years related experience.

Job Knowledge/Skills. Experience working with volunteer boards, committees, coordinating events and activities and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and municipal officials. The ability to manage multiple tasks with time constraints is frequent. Knowledge of principles and practices of downtown management; ability to operate computer software programs, including word processing and database. Ability to communicate effectively orally and to produce written materials.

Physical Demands: Work is generally performed in an office setting which requires sitting for periods of time, often interrupted with telephone calls, interspersed with staff, volunteer or member visits. Occasional light lifting up to 25 pounds.

Send Resumes to: Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board

226 S. Palafox Place, Suite 106 Pensacola FL 32502

NOTE: All expressions of interest and resumes must be received at above address by 5:00 pm CST on Friday August 14, 2020 to be considered for this position. Resumes receives after this time will not be considered.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year


  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

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