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Career Opportunity: Executive Director

Old Town Cape, Inc, an accredited Main Street program dedicated to the revitalization, development, and historic preservation of Downtown Cape Girardeau, MO, is seeking a full time Executive Director.

Old Town Cape, Inc. is a professional, well-established program with an active, engaged Board of Directors, strong volunteer base, and three full-time staff. Cape Girardeau, a progressive community of 38,000 located on the banks of the Mississippi River, is a recipient of the Great American Main Street award.

Overview of Position

The Executive Director coordinates all project activities within the downtown revitalization program utilizing historic preservation as an integral foundation for economic development. The Executive Director is responsible for the development, execution, and documentation of the Main Street Program, with assistance from a support staff of three full time employees, 2 to 3 interns/student workers, and volunteers. In addition, the Executive Director represents the community regionally and nationally and acts as a liaison to other local community organizations.
Hours: 40+ per week with occasional night and weekend hours.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree preferred and/or combination of education and experience in a discipline related to downtown revitalization such as historic preservation, urban/regional planning, public relations, public or business administration, marketing, or design. Non-profit administration and/or business development experience is a plus. Focus will be on four priority areas:
    1. Business and Property Development
    2. Facilitating/Encouraging an increase in the number of people living downtown
    3. Developing the Arts in the Downtown District
    4. Placemaking and Creation of a Pedestrian-Oriented Environment
  2. Main Street Experience and/or Main Street America Revitalization Professional Certification preferred.
  3. Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  4. Other skills and qualities required include: dependable, self-starter, strong leader and team builder, competent delegator, outgoing relationship builder, collaborative team player, confident fund raiser, excellent oral and written communicator, and effective time management.


Salary Range: $50,000 to $54,000
Flexible Benefit Package


Please click here for a complete job description.

Mail cover letter, resume, and any supporting materials to:

Marla Mills
Old Town Cape, Inc.
338 Broadway Ste 401
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Electronic submissions may be emailed to:

Deadline for application is June 28, 2019. No phone calls please.

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