Organization Summary: Downtown Washington, Inc. is a nationally-recognized and accredited nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Washington. Downtown Washington, Inc. utilizes the National Main Street Center Four-Point Approach® to commercial district revitalization, a community-driven effort to implement revitalization and economic opportunity in downtown Washington. Downtown Washington, Inc. is the 2012 Great American Main Street Award® winning community. The National Trust Main Street Center presents this award to only 3-5 communities across the nation every year.

Downtown Washington, Inc. hosts over 20 events every year, drawing thousands of people each year to our thriving and vibrant downtown. Our volunteers donate thousands of service hours each year to help ensure that downtown remains the heart of our community.

Our Mission Statement: “To promote an attractive and financially stable downtown while preserving our historic resources and enriching the community.”

Job Summary: The Business Manager works with and provides support to day to day operations reporting to Executive Director. This includes, but is not limited to, general office management duties, bookkeeping, office organization and tidiness, interaction with Board of Directors, working with volunteers, vendors, City of Washington, Missouri Main Street and other organizations. This person will also perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Board of Directors.

Job Scope: The Business Manager is responsible for supports Downtown Washington operations by maintaining office systems and supervising staff. Manage and work with staff to ensure the goals of Downtown Washington are achieved.

The Essential Duties and Responsibilities list is intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that are to be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or related to the position.

 Maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures; correspondence; filing systems; reviewing supply requisitions; assigning and monitoring clerical functions; organizing office and cleaning service.

 Provides historical reference by defining procedures for retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal of records.

 Maintains office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, layouts, and equipment procurement.

 Keeps management informed by reviewing and analyzing special reports; summarizing information; identifying trends.

 Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

 Achieves financial objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. Assisting with preparation of annual budget and quarterly reporting.

 Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

 Developing, submitting and follow up of Grants

 Gathering and submitting Missouri Main Street Quarterly statistics

 Preparing and attending Board meetings

 Manage office and community service volunteers

 Other duties as request by Executive Director or Board of Directors


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Minimum Qualifications:

1. BS/BA degree in business admin., non-profit management or other related degree OR three to four years of office experience.

2. Experience and sound bookkeeping practices

3. Proficient with Microsoft applications utilizing Word, Excel and presentation applications.

4. Proficient with QuickBooks.

5. Willing to learn and master Maestro Community Manager online software.

6. Change Management: demonstrates personal flexibility and resilience

7. Collaborative Style: builds strong partnerships with others by identifying mutual goals and fostering open dialogue

8. Relationships & Teamwork: builds and maintains positive relationships, works effectively with internal/external customers

9. Service Focus: recognizes/values the importance of service to others; creates positive energy in the face of challenges

10. Effective Communication: possesses strong oral and written communication, presentation skills and an active listener

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The physical activity of this position: The physical activity of this position:

 Employee is frequently required to bend, walk and lift waist to overhead. Employee is occasionally required to reach forward and reach overhead; may be required to do simple grasping and pushing/pulling; is frequently exposed to CRT terminal work.

 Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discrimination in sound.

 Mental acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.

 Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands and/or fingers.

 Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.

The physical requirements of this position: Employee is required to sit continuously and walk frequently in indoor and outdoor settings. Employee must lift/carry a light (1-30 lbs.) load frequently. The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field vision: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position:

 The worker is subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from internal temperature fluctuations.

Please email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Bridgette Kelch at