Mattapan Square Main Streets hopes to have an executive director in place by mid-March.
The business development group has been searching for an executive director since 2011, but has struggled to hire someone for the position.
Nancy Rachael Rousseau, president of the group’s board, said last week the first round of screenings for the position have been completed and members are conducting final interviews with the top three to four candidates.
The paid staff position, once filled, will not only provide a face for the organization, but structure for the all-volunteer group.
The executive director will also work to develop relationships with residents and businesses, fundraise for the group, provide administrative support, and manage the group’s Mattapan Square office space, according to the job description for the position.
Compensation for the position was listed between $50,000-$55,000.
Formed in 2010, the organization is part of a citywide program that works to revitalize commercial districts through a combination of technical, financial, and design support. It is the city’s 20th Main Streets District.
The organization in the past has struggled to hire an executive director, but has cleared several hurdles in the last six-months.
It was designated a tax-exempt non-profit in October 2012, allowing the group to better raise monehy. It also reached a funding goal in December 2012, which opened it up to more city funding.