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Boston Main Streets

The network of 20 independent nonprofit Main Streets organizations exists across Boston. Main Streets use a comprehensive revitalization approach. We want to create, build, and sustain healthy commercial districts.

Boston Main Streets started in 1983, when then City Councilor Thomas M. Menino brought Main Street to Roslindale. Ten neighborhood commercial districts were designated as Boston Main Street programs in 1995 following a citywide competition. Ten more districts were designated over the next 10 years. The final district was designated in 2016.

Main Streets contact information

Contact information
District Address Name Contact
Allston Village Main Streets 161 Harvard Avenue, Suite 11
Allston, MA02134-2724
Alex Cornacchini

alex@allstonvillage.com

617-254-7564

Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets 200 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA02122-1819
Tania Anderson

director@bowdoingenevams.org

617-436-9980

Brighton Main Streets 358 Washington Street
Brighton, MA02135-3322
Aidan McDonough

director@brightonmainstreets.org

617-779-9200

Chinatown Main Street 2 Boylston Street Suite G07 Boston, MA 02116 Debbie Ho

bostoncmsed@gmail.com

617-350-6303

Roxbury Main Streets

2343 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA02119-3216

Mailing address: P.O. Box 190185
Roxbury, MA02119-3216

Robert George

robertmgeorge268@gmail.com

617-541-4644

East Boston Main Streets

154 Maverick St.
East Boston, MA02128

Mailing address: P.O. Box 584
East Boston, MA02128-2367

Gladys Oliveros

ebmsgladyso@gmail.com

617-561-1044

Egleston Square Main Street 3134 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA02119-3115
Denise Delgado

denise@eglestonsquare.org

617-637-2270

Fields Corner Main Street 1444 Dorchester Avenue 2nd Floor
Dorchester, MA02122-1343
Jackey West Devine

director@fieldscornermainstreet.org

617-474-1432

Four Corners Main Street

337 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02121

Mailing address: P.O. Box 240877
Dorchester, MA 02124-1127

Marcos Beleche

director@4cornersms.org

617-287-1651

Greater Ashmont Main Street 1914 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA02124-3765
Jeanne Dasaro

exec@greaterashmont.org

617-825-3846

Greater Grove Hall Main Streets 320-B Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA02121-1922
Ed Gaskin

ewgaskin@gmail.com

617-460-2326

Hyde Park Main Streets 11 Fairmount Avenue Suite 107
Hyde Park, MA02136-2775
Thien Simpson

tsimpson@hydeparkmainstreets.com

617-361-6964

JP Centre/South Main Streets

670 Centre Street, Suite 7
Jamaica Plain, MA02130-2511

Mailing address: P.O. Box 302712
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-2511

Ginger Brown

director@jpcentresouth.com

617-942-2439

Mattapan Square Main Streets 524-A River Street Suite 800
Mattapan, MA 02126
Sharelle Jacobs

mattapansqms@gmail.com

617-322-3061

Mission Hill Main Streets

1542 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120

Ellen Walker

mainstreetsellenwalker@gmail.com

617-232-0182

Roslindale Village Main Street 4236A Washington Street
Roslindale, MA 02131-3015
Alix Voyajopolous

director@roslindale.net

617-327-4065

Three Squares Main Streets 329 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Warren Williams

warren@threesquaresmainstreet.org

617-522-3694

Upham's Corner Main Street

545 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125-2315

Mailing address: P.O. Box 255917
Dorchester, MA 02125-2315

Val Daley

director@uphamscorner.org

617-265-0363

Washington Gateway Main Street 450 Harrison Avenue #415
Boston, MA 02118
Andrew Maydoney

edirector@gatewaymainstreet.org

617-542-1234

West Roxbury Main Streets 1842 Centre Street, Suite 206
West Roxbury, MA 02132-1902
Jacob Robinson

director@wrms.org

617-325-6400

Open Positions

Open Positions

Mattapan Square Main Street Inc. (MSMS) is a volunteer-driven, community-based organization
working to attract and enhance public and private investments in the commercial district and foster
community spirit and collaboration in Mattapan, Boston's cultural gateway. We are seeking a dynamic
and creative leader with a strong work ethic, proven leadership, and community-building skills,
combined with effective communication and organization.

Reporting to the MSMS Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day
operations and assisting in the long-term planning for Boston Main Streets (BMS), encouraging and
facilitating business development in the neighborhood, fundraising, event planning, communications,
and grant writing. Must be able to manage time and prioritize tasks, and have flexibility with work
schedules, including nights and weekends.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide MSMS and Boston Main Streets core portfolio of services to Mattapan's small businesses
• Develop and maintain relationships with all merchants, commercial property owners, and neighborhood
associations, in and around Mattapan, as well as pertinent City departments, elected officials, funders, and
other stakeholders.
• Serve as liaison between Boston Main Streets, property and business owners, and elected officials.
• Connect business and commercial property owners with resources and promotional opportunities and
assist with storefront improvement projects.
• Direct fundraising efforts with assistance from the Board of Directors, including special events and grant
writing.
• Oversees the grant application process for Main Street related projects.
• Manage all aspects of the Main Street program, including correspondence, purchasing, record keeping,
and budget development as set forth by the Board of Directors with oversight from the Board Treasurer.
• Manage all publicity and communications for MSMS and serve as communications and promotions
resource for businesses, taking advantage of social networking and traditional media.
• Event coordination of MSMS’ fundraising and community engagement events; develop, maintain, and
promote events relevant to support district small businesses.
• Volunteer Recruitment and Management; maintain, grow, and utilize local volunteer base
• Coordinate and provide administrative support to volunteer Boards and Committees.
• Serve as the organization’s point of contact to the media.
• Oversee organization’s website and social media channels.

QUALIFICATIONS
• 5 years experience required in one or more of the following areas: community development,
business economic development, marketing, architecture/historic design, fundraising and special
event planning, non-profit management, business administration, and/or volunteer management.
• Energetic self-starter who can balance a variety of responsibilities and projects simultaneously while
working independently.
• Ability to think creatively to develop projects and strategies that fit the needs of the organization,
local merchants, and community.
• Well-developed communication skills, both written and oral; public speaking at events required.
• Excellent interpersonal skills; able to communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds and
diverse work environments. Must demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competency.
• Strong administrative, planning, and organizational skills.
• Technical proficiencies include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and QuickBooks or
other bookkeeping software. Basic bookkeeping required.
• Website/desktop publishing preferred, and social media skills required.
• Access to a vehicle preferred but not required.
• Bilingual skills a plus.
• Bachelor's degree preferred.

Job Type: Full-time
 

SALARY
$55,000, plus benefits, and possible bonus depending on fundraising.

HOW TO APPLY
E-mail resume and cover letter to:
hiringmsms@gmail.com

Subject Line – MSMS Executive Director Search
Application deadline: April 15, 2022, by 5:00 pm

Mattapan Square Main Streets is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Reimagine Boston Main Streets

Reimagine Boston Main Streets is a community engagement process. It's designed to strengthen the future of the Boston Main Streets program.

Reimagine Main Streets
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