Careers: Downtown Development Manager

The Department

The City of Canton is a growing community of nearly 28,000 residents serenely located along the Etowah River with convenient access to Interstate 575, State Highways 20 and 140.  In the heart of Canton is a beautifully preserved and bustling downtown.  As the county seat for Cherokee, downtown Canton is home to many government services as well as a growing retail and restaurant scene.  In the past year, over 250,000 square feet of historic space have been under redevelopment in the central business district.  Downtown is home to an active Main Street Program, arts and history scene, has a thriving City-owned theatre, and every available economic development tool in place, including a Downtown Development Authority.  This position will report directly to the City Manager and assist the work of varied local boards, including Main Street, DDA, and Canton Tourism.

The Position

This position is responsible for leading efforts in collaboration between varied downtown interests, all the while promoting the local values in assisting with expansion of the downtown economy.  Working with local businesses, non-profits, real estate experts, financial institutions, and developers, the Downtown Development Manager will have a hands-on approach in growing investment in one of Georgia’s largest designated Historic Districts.  The position will work with other City departments in creating and promoting opportunities to highlight downtown Canton through events, social media, public relations, programs of education and outreach.  The position will be responsible for managing varied reports, timelines and data collection related to local, state, and national programs with which the City is affiliated.  The Downtown Development Manager must work a flexible schedule that may include activities early mornings, during normal business hours, and after hours, including weekends and holidays.  The position will become an active member in regional and statewide organizations that promote downtown development, Main Street principles, preservation, and economic development activities.  The position will work specifically with downtown property and business owners to understand their needs, concerns, and work with appropriate City staff to deliver and environment for economic growth.

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge of downtown development and Main Street principles
Knowledge of real estate, financial assistance and business development
Excellent communication and computer skills
Ability to multi-task and coordinate varied City needs

 

Benefits

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance for each employee
  • Long term disability for each employee
  • Direct deposit
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) is provided to regular full-time employees to be used for vacation, personal illness, illness of an immediate family member, or other personal business.
  • 11 paid holidays per year

Starting salary for this position is $51,308.59 annually dependent upon qualifications & experience.

Interested?

Apply now below or submit a paper application (download document here).

 


Application for Employment

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APPLICANT'S STATEMENT

I certify that the information given in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that this application is not a contract of employment. I further understand that should employment be offered, my employment and compensation may be terminated with or without cause at any time by either the city or myself. I understand that submission of this application in no way assures me a position and that no city representative has the authority to enter into any employment agreement with me contrary to the foregoing.I understand that if employed to a City position, misrepresentation or omission on this application shall be considered cause for dismissal.Iauthorize the release of high school and/or college transcripts, information concerning my previous employment, and any information my former employers may have pertinent to this application and the employment procedures of the City of Canton. I give the employer the right to contact and obtain information from all references, employers and educational institutions to verify thte accuracy of the information contained in this application. I release all parties from all liability for any damage that may result from requesting, providing, processing, retaining, or releasing any information about me. Either a photographic or photo static copy of this authorization shall be as valid as the original.I understand resumes, letters of reference, etc. submitted with the application become property of hte City of Canton and cannot be returned. The information I have provided on the application is subject to public disclosure under the Georgia Open Records Act.I understand that use of narcotics and alcohol is strictly prohibited at the City and that anyone who transports or allows to be transported any narcotic or non-prescribed drugs may result in immediate discharge. I understand that if the City has a resonable suspicion to believe that I am under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or narcotics and/or non-prescription drugs or if I am involved in an accident that I may be required to take a physical examinaton and/or drug screen (blood, hair or urinalysis) to be performed by a duly licensed medical doctor or facility. I also understand and agree that refusal to take such a test may result in immediate termination of my employment.In event of my employment to a position with the City of Canton, I will comply with all policies and procedures or rules and regulations as set forth by the City.By signing this application, I hereby acknowledge that I understand and agree to all provisions outlined herein.



The City of Canton is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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