Executive Director – Selma, AL

Name of Employer: Selma Redevelopment Authority

Employer Website: www.selmadowntown.org

Selma, AL

Job title: Executive Director

Job Details / Description

The Selma Redevelopment Authority is in search of its first Executive Director to lead a place-based revitalization effort in one of America’s most historic cites—Selma, Alabama. The SRA’s purpose is to spearhead economic development and implement a community revitalization plan in Selma’s downtown core. This is your chance to help build the SRA from the ground up—from managing its day-to-day functions to forging the coalition of residents, businesses and government necessary to create a dynamic and forward-looking community in the place that catalyzed America’s Civil Rights movement.

The SRA needs an executive director that can function as a visionary leader—dynamic, flexible and creative—who can build relationships within and between communities, design and implement an effective long-range redevelopment plan, and lead a true revitalization of our historic town. If you are up to the challenge, we encourage you to apply!


  • Promote the improvement and revitalization of the downtown development area.
  • Lead the community planning effort for the redevelopment area, building strong relationships with community members and leaders in the process.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with public sector employees and government officials who could positively influence redevelopment in downtown Selma.
  • Identify and pursue economic development opportunities for the SRA consistent with its mission.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement financial support programs for area business.
  • Coordinate and supervise any staff employed by SRA.


  • Grant research and/or grant writing process (strongly preferred).
  • Knowledge of urban planning, public policy and/or community development.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to forge partnerships across diverse groups.
  • Media and public relations skills.
  • Strong leadership and management abilities.
  • Strong record of professional commitment and goal achievement.


  • Bachelor’s degree (required), with coursework in urban planning and design (preferred).
  • Master’s degree (preferred).
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in community planning, economic or community development or related field (strongly preferred).
  • Fundraising background (strongly preferred).
  • Prior experience as corporate manager or nonprofit executive director (preferred).

Job Candidate Qualifications

How to Apply: Please send your (i) resume, (ii) a cover letter (with a required salary range included), and (iii) three references (with contact information) to info@selmadowntown.org by Friday, May 19, 2017.


Posted on

April 19, 2017

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