Commercial Revitalization Project Manager

Organization: Rockaway East Merchant's Association
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Rockaway-East-Merchants-Association-579880375453552/

Posted: November 1, 2018 | Closing: November 15, 2018


Job Description

COMMERCIAL REVITALIZATION PROJECT MANAGER

Full-Time / Part-time Temporary Job Far Rockaway, NY

Rockaway East Merchant Association:
The Rockaway East Merchant Association (REMA) is a small, non‐profit organization dedicated to making Downtown Far Rockaway as a thriving business hub and premier destination to shop, work, and live.

Job Description: The Commercial Revitalization Project Manager who will report directly to the Vice Chair of REMA, will be responsible for the implementation and completion of the Commercial District Needs Assessment (CDNA), while supporting the strategy, commitments and goals of the organization. The Project Manager will also be responsible for spearheading a process to analyze the data collected through the CDNA. Following the completion of the CDNA, they will work in partnership with the organization’s leadership to develop various commercial revitalization projects that will address the needs identified by the assessment. This position can accommodate a full or part-time schedule with flexible hours. All Applicants must be available to begin work by November 1, 2018.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
▪ Plan, develop, implement and evaluate commercial revitalization programs serving Downtown Far Rockaway, including but not limited to merchant organizing and engagement, business support and retention, public space activation and management, and commercial district marketing and promotion;
▪ Assess neighborhood conditions and needs by gathering and analyzing commercial district data through a rigorous district needs assessment process;
▪ Develop communication materials for local businesses, residents, and other stakeholders highlighting events or relevant services and programs;
▪ Build community partnerships through in-person meetings and attendance at community events, including; special events, precinct council meetings, community board meetings;
▪ Engage community stakeholders and partner organizations in designated commercial corridor efforts;
▪ Connect local stakeholders to additional economic development resources offered by the City of New York;
▪ Other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will effectively demonstrate:
▪ One or more years of experience with commercial revitalization, community nonprofits, community-based planning and organizing, and/or neighborhood development issues;
▪ Commitment to engaging diverse constituents in low- and moderate-income communities; be interested in understanding the different perspectives and needs of diverse community stakeholders.
▪ Strong aptitude for interpreting data and data trends;
▪ Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governmental agencies, elected officials, non-profit organizations and other community groups;
▪ Ability to work in an organized, efficient manner with a high level of accuracy, attention to detail, and follow-through;
▪ Ability to complete tasks and project with tight deadlines;
▪ Demonstrate a passion and commitment to creating and maintaining strong, vibrant neighborhoods and commercial corridors;
▪ Flexible schedule with the ability to work some weekends and evenings, if needed;
▪ High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Preferred Skills:
▪ Knowledge of successful community organizing, consensus and coalition building techniques and best practices;
▪ Fluency in English; proficiency in additional languages is a plus

Status:
6-8-month contract

Compensation:
Salary range: $17,000 to $19,000; there are no additional benefits as the position is a temporary job post.

How to Apply:
Submit the below documents to REMA4US@gmail.com and jtrucios@sbs.nyc.gov . Please submit all documents listed below as PDFs and insert “Commercial Revitalization Project Manager” in the subject line. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
▪ Resume
▪ Cover letter
▪ Additional references (optional)


How to Apply

Submit the below documents to REMA4US@gmail.com and jtrucios@sbs.nyc.gov . Please submit all documents listed below as PDFs and insert “Commercial Revitalization Project Manager” in the subject line. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
– Resume
– Cover letter
– Additional references (optional)



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