We’re Hiring – Executive Director, Church Street District

Position:  Mainstreet District Executive Director
Organization: Church Street District
Downtown Orlando | 101 South Garland Avenue | Orlando, FL 32801

Send Resume and Cover Letter to:  jobs@churchstreetdistrict.com
Website:  www.churchstreetdistrict.com

Please submit resume and cover letter to above e-mail by March 27, 2017.

Job Snapshot
Start Date:
End of April or beginning of May
Position Type:

Job Type: Event management

Industry: Nonprofit, hospitality and tourism

Compensation: $50,000 annually plus benefits, bonus and commission potential up to $20,000

Bonus and Commission Structure:

  • Bonus 1: 10% of all events profits: quarterly events, weekly events, special events
  • Bonus 2: 10% of all net sponsorship sales that ED generates
  • Bonus 3: 5% of all net sponsorship sales that are third-party generated that the ED manages


  • Health insurance (current value at $400/month)
  • Free parking
  • Two weeks paid vacation annually
  • Annual review with opportunity for salary increase
  • Opportunity to attend 2 out of state conferences per year, company paid


Job Description

The Executive Director interacts daily with local merchants, business owners and property owners to assist with the revitalization of the area through marketing, fundraising, event planning, networking with tourism and convention organizers and volunteer coordination. The Executive Director works closely with business district merchants to assist with problem solving through communication with the City of Orlando and acts as a liaison for the community to the City. Position requires ongoing commitment to promoting the Church Street District (CSD) as the premier Central Florida destination for dining, nightlife, sports and live entertainment.

In one day, the ED may be creating a layout for the next street event, attending a meeting at City Hall, meeting with a business owner, updating the website, posting on social media, and answering E-mails. Thus, the ED must be self-disciplined, self-directed, extremely organized, and able to manage multiple projects at once. The position requires working with multiple types of people including government officials, CSD’s Board of Directors, property owners, bar managers, sponsors and volunteers. Therefore, knowing how to read and communicate with different people to gain the best results is also required. Preference given to candidates that have managed or served on a nonprofit’s Board of Directors.

The position not only manages the nonprofit’s 501(c)(6) entire budget, it creates and maintains individual event budgets for each event. Therefore, experience managing a $100,000+ budget is desirable. Experience with QuickBooks is preferred. A background check will be conducted.

On top of the duties of a normal executive director, this position is extremely event focused. Since there are only two paid employees of this nonprofit (The ED and a part-time assistant), the ED is expected to know how to plan outdoor events from the idea phase, through planning, onsite coordination, and post event productions. Priority given to those who have experience soliciting and obtaining event sponsorship’s.

Key Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years in the event industry with priority given to those who have planned outdoor events
  • Minimum of 3 years in the Central Florida tourism and convention market with past membership and involvement in tourism-related organizations
  • Bachelor’s degree required in one of the key areas: event management, nonprofit management, marketing, business, hospitality/tourism, economic development, city planning
  • Experience maintaining detailed budgets. QuickBooks experience preferred.
  • Professional experience working in or with a government agency such as the City of Orlando preferred
  • Hospitality industry relationships are key, food and beverage past experience is a plus but not a requirement
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software
  • Proficiency with social media platforms, content creation and trends
  • Creative, resourceful, organized, detail-oriented, passionate, energetic and sales-driven
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Schedule flexibility is essential. General office hours are weekdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm but occasional evenings, late nights and weekends are necessary and dictated on an event schedule basis