Project Administrator - Downtown Inc.
Position Accountable To: Chief Operating Officer
Hours: Full-time, salaried *may require time outside of regular business hours
Position Description: The Project Administrator oversees projects and provides administrative support relating to Downtown Inc’s urban landscapes and public safety initiatives, including efforts to improve the overall economic health of the City of York through enhancements to downtown placemaking, connectivity, and sustainability. The PA will work on projects ranging from a security camera program and advancement of the rail trail to public art management and bicycle-pedestrian improvements. This position also manages Downtown Inc’s part-time Clean-Up Crew.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a self-motivated, strategic thinker, with an attention to detail and capacity for creative problem solving. Excellent interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills are critical. High energy, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work both independently and as a team player are vital. The candidate should also be willing to grow with this position, as they expand their capacity to manage complex projects and envision creative solutions to urban planning issues.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop scopes of work relating to focus areas (infrastructure, transportation, public safety, cleanliness) and pre-established priorities
Fully and clearly define goals, costs, deliverables
Develop realistic timelines with metrics and benchmarks for success
Facilitate working relationships between essential project partners/collaborators
- Conduct research on potential funding sources
- Pursue potential funding opportunities
- Research government-sponsored technical assistance and incentive funding programs
- Facilitate application and reporting processes for all potential funding sources
- Meeting management, including scheduling, preparation, agendas, minutes
- Management of stakeholder database, calendars, project updates
- Oversee the part-time Clean Up Crew
- Compile and analyze data, produce reports
- Last updated June 2017
Professionally represent Downtown Inc at events, on committees and generally throughout the community.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, project management, business or a related field.
- Professional or volunteer experience in one or more of the following: urban planning, economic development, facilities management, public administration, and/or the Main Street approach.
- Grant writing experience with public agencies and private foundations
- Project management including budgets and pro-formas
- Proficiency with MS Office platforms
- GIS, cartography, and/or quantitative analysis skills desirable but not required.
- Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to successfully interact in a diverse community
- Able to function effectively and independent of direct-supervision.
- Detail, deadline, and goal oriented.
- Able to handle sensitive issues and information with diplomacy and confidentiality.
- Ability to attend meetings and events outside of regular business hours as needed.
- Ability to travel throughout the business improvement district on a regular basis to visit project sites and communicate with stakeholders.
- Health Insurance (100% of employee’s costs; family members can be added at additional cost)
- Paid vacation (starting at 10 days per year, accrued bi-weekly)
- Five personal days per year (accrued bi-weekly)
- Nine paid holidays per year
- Free parking
- Eligibility for workers compensation insurance
Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and the names/contact information for three references in one PDF file to email@example.com with “Project Administrator” in the subject line.
This position will remain open until filled. All resumes received by July 21 will receive full consideration.
Downtown Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Executive Director - Venture Lititz
Main Street Program
Venture Lititz (VL) is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organization that has served the Lititz Community since 2007. VL has led the effort to improve and enhance the central business district by starting the famers market, recruiting new and assisting existing businesses, assisting with branding, marketing, and programs that include Shop Small, holiday shopping card, Lititz dollars and façade enhancements.
Venture Lititz is a Main Street Organization recognized by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC), the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the National Main Street Organization. The Main Street platform is based on creating a comprehensive design for the downtown, promoting the community and businesses, encouraging economic vitality through programs and events, maintaining the historical and architectural integrity of the borough, and maintaining a sustainable organization. The Main Street Program Executive Director is responsible for managing and directing the programs that fulfill these objectives.
Responsibilities of the Director:
- Lead and manage the efforts of the main street program following the National Main Street program guidelines for Design, Promotion, Economic Vitality, and Organization.
- Design – (Getting/Keeping the business district in top shape)
- Promotion – (Selling the image and promise of our downtown)
- Asset Enhancement (Economic Vitality) – (Assist with finding new or enhanced purposes of downtown enterprises and/or buildings)
- Organization – (Working toward common Goals- Strategic Plan, committees, volunteers, events)
- Sustainability – (Work with the board to set financial goals that are achievable)
- Serve as the lead ambassador for the downtown.
- Communicate and make presentations as needed to local boards of interest including borough council, supervisors, commissions, foundation, civic groups, and the public.
- Responsible for day to day operations of the organization including managing committees and assisting with developing work plans in collaboration with the board.
- Administer the daily activities of the office: record keeping, purchasing and budget development.
- Research and review grant and funding opportunities including application submittals.
- Develop, oversee and assist the committees to fulfill the main street programs and goals.
- Attend main street director sessions provided by PDC or others as needed.
- Provide reporting to PDC as required.
- Strong leadership, organizational, and entrepreneurial abilities to facilitate and build effective committees/teams and strong relationships with all constituents.
- Strong motivation and the ability to work independently.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong competency with WORD and OUTLOOK, competency with EXCEL and spreadsheet applications.
- A bachelor’s degree in community development, urban planning, urban studies, historic preservation, non-profits, public administration or relative field a plus.
- Experience in community development, especially the National Main Street Program, strongly preferred.
- The position is full time with a minimum of 32hrs/week.
- Schedule must be flexible as evening meetings and weekend events may be required.
- Salary commensurate with experience of the applicant.
- Additional training and professional growth provided via PDC state organizational meetings.
Please email your resume and cover letter to Venture Lititz, Attention: Jim Wenger, Pres., at KWithum@lititzborough.org.
Resumes will be accepted until July 6. Interview(s) will begin immediately thereafter with the goal of filling the position by August 1st.
Downtown Business District Manager - City of Washington
The City of Washington Business District Authority is looking for an individual to join our community as the Downtown Business District Manager. Our Mission at the WBDA is to make downtown Washington a better place to live, work, invest and play. The Business District Manager will coordinate, facilitate, promote and advance the revitalization of a vibrant, economically viable downtown district through the use of the Main Street Approach. The manager will serve as a visionary, listener and collaborator with various civic and professional constituents in the downtown business owners.
This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and related experience in the areas of marketing, sales, promotions, and project management. The successful candidate for this position must be able to manage multiple projects and display a high level of organization, attention to detail and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The ideal candidate will meet the following qualifications:
- Energetic, creative, well-organized, self-motivated individual able to lead a variety of stakeholders
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, English, business or public relations
- Strong one-on-one communication and personal interaction skills
- Experience in writing promotional materials
- Experience in developing and implementing comprehensive marketing strategies
- Proven independent problem solving, project management skills and a strong understanding of strategic communications
- Experience in economic development, commercial real estate, or related business field preferred
- Strong computer based abilities including QuickBooks and social media platforms
Duties and responsibilities include:
- Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy for the downtown business district
- Customize fact sheets, letters, and proposals for prospective businesses
- Identify new business and other good news stories regarding the business district and prepare press communications for distribution
- Conduct business retention and expansion visits
- Manage business services and programming initiatives
- Liaison to community committees
- Develop and manage downtown special events
- Assist with other special initiatives in conjunction with the City of Washington Citywide Development Corporation, and as identified by the Board of Directors
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to:
Washington Business District Authority
117 North Main Street
Washington, PA 15301
Or via Email Crowing@pcrg.org
Executive Director - East Falls Development Corporation
The East Falls Development Corp (EFDC) is seeking an Executive Director who is entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, and well organized to spearhead economic revitalization in one of Philadelphia’s most dynamic neighborhoods. The position can accommodate flexible scheduling needs and affords opportunities to collaborate w/other influential community leaders and public officials on broad-based City initiatives. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and strong business acumen to attract and retain business to the commercial corridor. The individual may come from small business, commercial corridor work, a non-profit organization, or management in a larger business, but must be capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment.
Reporting to the Board of Directors consisting of community residents and business owners, the Executive Director manages all day-to-day organization operations, leads and coordinates efforts to plan real estate development, manages the commercial corridors and business relationships, and promotes the East Falls district as a regional destination.
- Interested Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by April 21, 2017.
- Address to Search Committee and email: Employment@EastFalls-PA.com. Send the resume and cover letter as an attachment.
- Cover letter must include an answer to the question: “Tell us your favorite thing about East Falls.”
- The EFDC expects to hire an Executive Director by May 31, 2017.
- The EFDC is an equal opportunity employer.