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Business & Revitalization Manager




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Business and Revitalization Manager – Kinston. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, innovative leader with excellent collaboration, communication, and presentation skills. He/she will have some education and experience in one or more of the following: real estate development, historic preservation, urban design, retail recruitment and retention, event planning, small business development, and volunteer or non-profit administration. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well-organized and be capable of working independently. Position Overview: Under the collaborative directions of the Pride Board and City Manager, the Business and Revitalization Manager performs work coordinating activities ensuring adherence to policies, procedures and standards regarding downtown initiatives. He/she will coordinate the downtown revitalization by developing programs and services as an integral foundation for downtown economic growth and vitality as well as conduct programs to foster an understanding of the Main Street Four-Point Approach process. As Pride of Kinston transitions to a partnership with the City of Kinston, this position will afford the candidate an opportunity to set a new course for downtown Kinston; a self-starting candidate will be able to excel in this environment, having the freedom to design and implement a new strategic plan for the organization and downtown as a whole. Education and Experience: The position require a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, marketing or a related field (Master’s preferred) and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a progressively responsible economic development, redevelopment  or small business assistance environment. Compensation: The salary range for the position is $44,205.81 - $61,951.28 and negotiable depending upon background and qualifications of the successful candidate. The City has an excellent benefit program including medical and life insurance. The package includes a 401(k) contribution and participation in the Local Government Retirement System, in addition to voluntary life, dental, vision, vacation, sick leave, and holiday leave. Application Process: Qualified candidates should submit an application by going to the following:, Select job opportunities or employment for an on-line application. Upon completion and submission you will receive an email confirmation stating your application is successfully completed. The City of Kinston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Finalists will be subject to a background check including a credit check, driver’s license check and pre-employment drug-screening.