Employment Listings

To Submit Employment Listings to the MDA

MDA members may submit employment listings for posting on the MDA web site and social media. To list a job opening in your community or organization, e-mail a PDF file with position requirements, contact information, and the application closing date to the MDA.  All jobs must be in the downtown development or economic development fields.  We will include the PDF with your listing on our website until the closing date.  This is provided as a free service by the MDA. Job applicants should forward questions and application materials to the contact listed in the job posting. 

Village of Holly Seeks an Assistant Village Manager/DDA Director/Communications Officer

The Village of Holly is currently seeking applicants for a professional DDA Main Street Director/Assistant Village Manager who will also have communications responsibilities. Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with work in urban planning, public administration, business administration, communications or a related field. The successful candidate must have excellent verbal communication skills and be well-versed in written and electronic media platforms. This position reports to the DDA Board of Directors monthly, under the general supervision of the Village Manager.

Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed for and provided by Michigan law, must indicate such in a separate subject line above the body of the cover letter.

Compensation: $50,000-$55,000 with a generous benefits package

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and background check waiver to Village of Holly, 300 East St., Holly, MI 48442 or to jwalker@hollyvillage.org

Application Deadline: February 23, 2017

City of Portland Seeks DDA Director

City of Portland, MI (pop. 3,914) a Nationally Registered Historic Downtown District. The Portland Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Program is accepting applications for a full-time Director. The Director will be responsible for coordinating DDA and Main Street activities in the City of Portland, MI that are consistent with DDA priorities and using the National&Michigan Main Street Four-Point Approach: Design, Promotion, Economic Restructuring and Organization. Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree desired; a bachelor's degree required, from an accredited college or university.

A minimum of 3 years work experience is required in one or more of the following areas: commercial district management, economic and/or community development, public relations, land use planning, business administration, public administration, DDA management, Main Street experience, real estate development, volunteer or non-profit administration, architecture, historic preservation, small business development, other related area. A valid Michigan driver's license is required. National Main Street Certification is preferred. The applicant will be required to sign and adhere to the Conflict of Interest policy. The director must be entrepreneurial, energetic, well-organized and capable of forming collaborative relationships in DDA District and Main Street area as well as throughout the community. Excellent public speaking, verbal and written communication skills are required. Salary range $45,000 to $55,000 per year depending upon experience, plus benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Complete application package must be received no later than 5:00 PM, Friday January 13, 2017. Submit resume, letter of interest, employment history and three references via email to:

mindy@portland-michigan.org. Full job description available on the City of Portland, MI website: www.portland-michigan.org. DDA/Main Street Director Recruitment Tentative Timeline December 15, 2016 Board Approval of Job Description, Timeline, and Posting. December 19, 2016 Position posted locally, statewide, nationally, online and with Michigan Main Street as well as with other designated sites. January 13, 2017 (Fri) Emailed application packet due by 5:00pm. January 19, 2017 Selection Committee meets to review/evaluate application packets and choose candidates for 1st round of interviews. January 24-27, 2017 1st Round Interviews conducted by Selection Committee. Narrow field of candidates down to 2-4. Begin reference and background checks.

Select final two candidates for 2nd round interview. February 1, 2017 5-7 p.m. Evening mixer hosted by DDA of final candidates. Invitees to include DDA district business/building owners, City Council, Chamber of Commerce members, et al. February 2, 2017 2nd Round Interviews conducted by full DDA Board. Final Candidate Selected. Employment offer extended. Week of February 6, 2017: Announcement of new DDA/Main Street Director
Birmingham Seeks PSD Executive Director

Job Description & Qualification