Grand Street Business Improvement District Seeks Executive Director (NYC)

About the Grand Street Business Improvement District:
The mission of the Grand Street Business Improvement District (BID), a nonprofit (501)(c)3 economic development organization, is to create a vibrant commercial district and improve the quality of life for the community.  The Grand Street BID is a six block neighborhood commercial corridor in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Its boundaries are Grand Street between Union and Bushwick Avenues.

The Grand Street BID provides the following services: supplemental sidewalk cleaning and graffiti removal (sanitation); district marketing and special events aimed at attracting residents and visitors to the district; business attraction and retention; and district beautification with the goal of creating a welcoming shopping district that is well programmed, inviting, and visible.

Job Description:
The Executive Director is the principal officer of the organization and is responsible for overall administration, financial management, and the delivery of the abovementioned services.  The Executive Director will closely coordinate with and report to the Board of Directors and oversee an annual assessment of $226,460 and a cumulative budget of approximately $310,000.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the administration of the organization, ensuring compliance with by-laws, the New York State not-for-profit laws, BID policies and procedures, and its contract with New York City Department of Small Business Services.
  • Supervise a staff member and administer benefits and payroll.
  • Manage and oversee the work of vendors and subcontractors.
  • Manage and oversee contracts and grants.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with businesses, property owners, residents, elected officials, community leaders and partners.  Actively engage members to gain maximum participation in activities.
  • Advocate for businesses and provide resources.
  • Manage all communication, act at the BID’s liaison with city agencies, community partners, and the press/media as well as maintain the BID’s website and presence on social media.
  • Schedule, manage, and coordinate meetings of the Board, Executive and other committees.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute events and promotions.

Qualification and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, marketing, city planning, or similar area.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience working in some combination in the following areas: government, nonprofit management, public policy, economic development, business assistance, retail management or urban planning.
  • Substantial administrative, grant and contract management experience.
  • Experience with non-profit financial management including budgets.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and management skills.
  • Outgoing and friendly personality with the ability to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience planning, coordinating, and leading events, including the supervision of vendors and volunteers.
  • Experience using MS Office Suite and Quickbooks.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Previous BID experience is preferred.

Salary Range: Beginning salary $65,000, commensurate with experience. The BID offers health insurance and paid vacation.

 To apply, please email a cover letter and resume before May 4, 2018

No phone calls, please. Only qualified applicants will be contacted for this position.