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Main Street Statewide Coordinator

May 3, 2023 by amberanderson

Website Utah State Historic Preservation Office

The Utah State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) within the Department of Cultural and Community Engagement (CCE) is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, benefitted position to coordinate the Utah Main Street Program. The State of Utah is a member of the National Main Street Program, with 16 communities already committed to the program principles of economic vitality, promotion, design, and organization. This Statewide Coordinator position serves as the main point of contact for the Utah Main Street Program, develops and implements trainings, ensures community success in the program, manages the administrative needs of the program including grant administration and contracting, develops and maintains a data system to track and manage the program and its metrics, engages with planning and other local departments, and in all ways promotes the importance of the Main Street Program. Other duties include supporting the preservation efforts of the SHPO and its various program areas.

While the selected applicant must live in Utah, this position has the ability to operate on or off the Wasatch Front through telework agreements. This position also requires travel away from home base to communities and events throughout the state.

Main Street Coordinator will sometimes be required to work outside the traditional work week/schedule dependent on community partner needs.

Pay Range: $25 – $30/hour plus benefits

Principal Duties

-Coordinates and develops training curriculum; plans and customizes training based on program tiers, community needs and work plans.
-Provides training, technical expertise, and assistance to the Main Street communities and partner agencies; develops and/or offers workshops, webinars, coaching, and on-site assistance either independently or with partners.
-Visits in-person and virtually with Local Main Street Programs on a regular basis.
-Provides excellent customer service and responds courteously and professionally to inquiries via phone, mail, email, and in-person.
-Leads and educates communities on program reporting, and analyzes local program performance and gaps.
-Tracks and evaluates state and local program progress and, recommends necessary changes to program policy development based on this information.
-Develops communications and outreach tools and promotes the program statewide to partners and interested communities, including web and social media content.
-Leads selection committee in reviewing applications for initial program acceptance and subsequent status advancement or lowering based on the established Tier system and requirements.
-Researches and analyzes best practices from other states that could be applied to program management, metrics, and educational efforts.
-Improves documents and forms necessary to keep the program running efficiently.
-Manages the Main Street Program budget.
-Ensures maintenance of files, records, policies, procedures, and other reference material important to the efficient operation of the program.
-Coordinates with and supports the UMSP Advisory Group. Supports the UMSP —Advisory Committee and assists in convening appropriate state-level subcommittees.
-Liaisons with the National Main Street Center.
-Coordinates closely with SHPO historic buildings staff to maximize the effectiveness of UMSP and other SHPO historic preservation programs. Supports -Historic Preservation efforts statewide both in Main Street and beyond.
-Establishes and develops partnerships with internal and external organizations, including other divisions and departments of state government, nonprofit organizations, local governments, etc.
-Ideal Candidate
-Our model candidate will have:A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in community and/or economic development, planning, public policy/administration, business administration, political science, historic preservation or a related field.
-Two years of community and/or economic development experience and demonstrated knowledge of Main Street program methodology and tools.
-Requires a valid driver’s license.

The preferred applicant will have the following competencies as specifically demonstrated on the employment application and resume:
–Strong organizational skills.Experience with grant administration.
–Ability to present and provide technical assistance.
–Experience with training and knowledge of curriculum development.
–Experience with spreadsheets and databases.
–Experience with web and social media communications.
–Experience in working with local communities and organizations to help them succeed with their goals.
–Understanding of the structure and workings of local and state governments and of non-profit organizations.
–Excellent oral and written communications skills.
–Political sensitivity and experience working with rural communities.
–Demonstrated appreciation for Historic Preservation.

Why You Should Join Our Team
As part of the SHPO team you will have the opportunity to work with a passionate, diverse and talented staff. We foster a vibrant and inclusive culture within our workforce. In this position you would also enjoy a generous benefits package through the State of Utah.


Supplemental Information 

Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.

Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

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