Main Street and Events Director

Northside Leadership Conference, Inc.   Pittsburgh, PA   Full-time     Business Development
Posted on May 29, 2024

Northside Leadership Conference

Main Street and Events Director

Position Description




To support the revitalization of individual neighborhoods and the Northside as a whole by assisting businesses and business districts in accord with the Main Street 4-point model and by coordinating the production of community-oriented events.




This position will:

  • report directly to the Executive Director
  • work in collaboration with other staff
  • work closely with Main Street business organizations.
  • Work closely with Event Committees
  • work in close cooperation with the staff of the Northside Community Development Fund
  • Supervise the Assistant Main Street Manager
  • Supervise Event Consultants
  • from time to time, supervise interns.






  • Develop and strengthen the capacity of the neighborhood Main Street organization and assist in developing and implementing a practical revitalization strategy incorporating the Main Street model.
  • Assist in developing the revitalization plan for the business districts.
  • Develop implementation plans for business districts.
  • Maintain strong relationships with business and property owners.
  • Serve as liaison for property owners, agents and prospective business tenants.
  • Recruit prospective business tenants that enhance the retail mix of the district.
  • Assist existing businesses that enhance the retail mix of the district.
  • Identify and assist in securing resources for business and property owners for facade renovations, business expansion or acquisition.
  • Educate business and property owners in quality design with an emphasis on historic preservation.
  • Develop and present marketing events, programs or materials that increase the customer base of the district and enhance the retail mix.
  • Research and interpret market data to guide business recruitment and marketing efforts.
  • Assess commercial real estate project opportunities and feasibility.
  • Develop project concept and market analysis for commercial real estate projects.
  • Assist NSLC Real Estate Development staff in commercial real estate development projects as needed.
  • Work in cooperation with the Northside Community Development Fund through referrals and marketing of available lending products.
  • Work cooperatively with other NSLC staff to increase program impacts and efficiencies.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate community-oriented promotional events in close cooperation with Event Committees.
  • Select performers, vendors, exhibitors and support services for events.
  • Plan suitable locations, logistics, services and equipment to support events.
  • Ensure the provision of suitable insurance, safety measures and security for all events.
  • Evaluate all events in the context of community goals and objectives.




  • Maintain and update property inventory database.
  • Maintain well-organized project files.
  • Provide activity and project reports as required.
  • Secure appropriate documentation for all expenditures and activities.
  • Provide accurate financial information and assist Finance Director in producing reports.
  • Develop annual workplan with member neighborhoods.
  • Assist in preparation of funding proposals and reports.
  • Ensure the proper management and expenditure of funds for events, and the documentation of all revenue and expense.
  • Prepare Event budgets and evaluate financial performance.
  • Secure sponsorships, grants and earned revenues to sustain events and meet fundraising goals.




  • Such other duties as may, from time to time, be assigned.




  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 2 yrs successful experience in community development or equivalent


  • Experience with business development preferred.
  • Experience with event management preferred.
  • Experience or education in historic preservation preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with grassroots community-based

            organizations and businesses.




  • Annual salary range $45,000 to $60,000 commensurate with experience.
  • Medical, disability and life insurance coverage for employee and available to family member.
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.
  • Opportunity to participate in motivated savings/investment plan.