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JOB OBJECTIVE: This position is a key part of the agency’s Texas Main Street Program (TMSP), a preservation-based downtown revitalization effort with more than a 40-year track record of assisting Texas communities. The TMSP program provides services to encourage positive economic climates that spur local preservation-based projects––making small-scale, high-quality business and real estate development more achievable in Texas downtowns. The program seeks to revitalize historic downtowns of Texas through advanced place making techniques; actively supporting community efforts to renew small town cores as walkable, economically viable places with an improved quality of life. The TMSP’s place-driven and market-informed approach combines the latest thinking in urban planning and design, incremental development, and economic analysis. Our team inspires, teaches, activates, and supports local governments, developers, and business owners in the creation of meaningful and sustainable environments.
The special projects coordinator provides daily project management for the DowntownTX.org which is an online building inventory for Texas downtowns featuring more than 20,000 historic property listings in 93 communities. The software was conceptualized and developed by the Texas Historical Commission (THC) to increase and influence the market exposure of available historic properties in downtowns across Texas. The purpose is to attract community-minded entrepreneurs and investors who value historic architecture and appreciate the special qualities of each place. DowntownTX.org serves as a matchmaking platform for buildings, making it easier to find, invest in, and enhance historic buildings and places. Besides featuring investment opportunities, the site also highlights incentives, provides a direct connection to the correct local contacts, and clarifies the local development process.
Under the direction of the TMSP state coordinator, the special projects coordinator provides appropriate management for DowntownTX tools and website, facilitating community outreach and training for the site. Project management and coordination includes oversight of the third-party web developers hosting and improving the site, as well as management of project funding. Specific, technical knowledge of web development is not necessary for this position. The special projects coordinator helps implement branding, training, licensing, and expansion of the DowntownTX tools.
The special projects coordinator administers the Imagine the Possibilities Tours that take place each year in select TMSP communities that promote local development opportunities and the DowntownTX building inventory. The coordinator will also assist the team with managing other projects, events, and initiatives as the need arises. Workload may include tours of the new participating communities by the First Lady of Texas, regular statewide TMSP training sessions, and assistance with THC’s Real Places Conference. In the future, this position may implement and help coordinate implementation of additional participation levels for the TMSP network.
The Project Manager job classification is for employees responsible for the daily oversight and delivery of projects. Project managers are typically responsible for leading the project lifecycle from project initiation through completion––monitoring the progress and schedule of projects, as well as communicating with project stakeholders, management, and other relevant parties. Some projects may require the special projects coordinator to assign duties and responsibilities, coordinating the work of project staff. The special projects coordinator works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position works with other members of the Main Street team, including architecture and economic development professionals as well as design, organization, and small business marketing specialists from the program.
|Job Vacancy Notice|
|Position Title:||Special Projects Coordinator, Texas Main Street Program|
|Classification Title:||Project Manager I|
|Job Posting Number:||22-63|
|Closing Date:||Until filled|
|Work Location Address:||1304 Colorado, Austin, Texas 78701|
To apply for this position, please complete the electronic
State of Texas Application for Employment through CAPPS Recruit.