EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

COLISEUM CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, INC., VIRGINIA

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Coliseum Central is one of the largest single retail and commercial areas on what is known as the "Virginia Peninsula" (the northwest portion of the Hampton Roads Metro Area). Located in Hampton, VA, at the intersection of Interstate 64, I-664 and Mercury Boulevard (the cityís primary business and commercial artery), Coliseum Central has long been a preferred place to shop, and a primary economic engine for the city, generating almost 50 percent of Hamptonís taxable retail sales. The District is made up of more than 650 businesses, including a one million square foot regional shopping mall, several large strip centers, a growing medical complex, a variety of restaurants and hotels, plus various other commercial and professional enterprises. This has been a thriving business district for over 30 years and with the aging of the district and new development occurring further north, redevelopment has become a necessity. In January 1996, the Coliseum Central Business Improvement District (BID) incorporated and worked to provide a new course of economic growth and vitality for Hamptonís retail and commercial area. With this came a "turn-around" of great significance. By the end of 2005, retail sales had increased by 69 percent, property values were up 43 percent and vacancy rates for office space were down to d percent.d A number of significant redevelopment projects began as early as ten years ago and a Master Plan, led by Urban Design Associates of Pittsburgh, was adopted in 2004. Between 2003 and 2008 over $1.5 billion in investment has been planned or completed in the district. One of Coliseum Centralís greatest strengths is its central location in the Hampton Roads region. The District is located about 30 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg and about 40 minutes from the Virginia Beach oceanfront. The Board of Directors of Coliseum Central Business Improvement District is seeking a new Executive Director. This person will plan and implement programs, policies and procedures relating to the rehabilitation, conservation, and/or redevelopment of specific areas in the Coliseum Central Business Improvement District, with special reference to the approved strategic development plan. Work is performed directly under the direction of the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will be one who has the ability to embrace and take charge of the BIDís strategic framework and take the District to the next level of success. The ideal candidate should also be one who possesses the existing shared values of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is seeking an individual who possesses a Bachelorís Degree in Business or Public Administration or related field, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, Masterís degree candidates will rise to the first tier of consideration over BA and BS candidates; has a business and marketing orientation; is a strong communicator (both verbally and in writing), and who can communicate with anybody. The salary range for the Executive Director position is market competitive and is commensurate with experience, with a full range of benefits. If the Executive Director is able to raise more money for the budget, then he or she may receive a bonus. Confidential resumes should be sent by close of business January 22, 2007, to James L. Mercer, President, The Mercer Group, Inc., 5579B Chamblee Dunwoody Road, #511, Atlanta, GA 30338. Voice: (770) 551-0403; Fax: (770) 399-9749. E-Mail: mercer@mindspring.com. The Coliseum Central Business Improvement District an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority and Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

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