General MN Main Street Volunteer

About Minnesota Main Street

Minnesota Main Street (MMS) is a program of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and is recognized by the National Trust Main Street Center® as the official statewide coordinating program in Minnesota. MMS launched in May, 2010 to provide training, technical assistance, and networking to communities revitalizing their traditional and historic business districts using the Main Street Four-Point Approach®.

As the statewide coordinating program, Minnesota Main Street provides participating local Main Street organizations with the training, technical assistance, information, and networking they need to be successful in their downtown revitalization efforts.  The Minnesota Main Street Program has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

Minnesota Main Street’s parent organization, the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM), is a statewide, private, nonprofit organization advocating for the preservation of Minnesota’s historic resources. The Alliance was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1981 by Minnesota citizens concerned about the future of the state’s architectural and cultural landmarks.

Volunteer Type: Office Work

Volunteer Job Summary: Provide project support for the efficient and effective operation of the statewide Main Street coordinating program.  Execute the organizational mission by assisting with regular activities of the Main Street Program that contributes to its goals.  Promote the organization through assisting with the creation and distribution of communication materials about Minnesota Main Street.  Report to the Minnesota Main Street Program Coordinator. Project assistance may include data entry, mailings, set-up for trainings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of general office operations;
  • Pleasant, tactful, detail-oriented, knowledgeable in working with stakeholders, staff, and other volunteers;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others through cross communication, prioritization, and timely and accurate response and delivery;
  • Ability to communicate effectively using a wide variety of media including proper spelling, word choice, and correct grammar usage;
  • Ability to accept direction, seek guidance, work independently, demonstrate initiative, and report results for the effective completion of projects;
  • Ambassador of goodwill for the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and Minnesota Main Street;

Credentials and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and one year of clerical and/or customer service experience;
  • General computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel;
  • Interest in a career in downtown revitalization and to contribute your research toward the growth of Minnesota Main Street.

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