Culture, Commerce and Tourism Coordinator (CCTC)

Organization: Town of North Hempstead

Posted: March 1, 2021 | Closing: March 19, 2021

Job Description






Job Title:

Culture, Commerce and Tourism Coordinator (CCTC)

General Overview:

The Town is looking for a management person who straddles worlds of business and culture – ideally someone who knows philanthropy, is connected to or is part of the business community, and is an advocate or appreciator of the arts. They should have a basic knowledge of local community economic development. The candidate should be a person who is well-connected across business, art & culture, community, civic and governmental organizations and is familiar with the work required to solicit funding and donations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement the vision and elements of the Town of North Hempstead Cultural Master Plan (Cultural Plan). Oversee creation of an organizational strategic plan (based on the cultural plan and other stakeholder inputs).
  • Convene a network of engaged organizations, public entities, and businesses, representing a diverse array of sectors and geographic areas of the Town, who can collectively celebrate and elevate the businesses, arts and culture, recreational and historical assets and destinations across the Town.
  • Grant seeking, writing, and management as well as fundraising and development. Ensure that services and funding relationships are robust enough to meet or exceed strategic goals and objectives
  • Oversee and report on the organization’s results/accomplishments. Prepare accurate and timely analyses that capture and communicate fundraising results, variances, and performance trends.
  • Be responsible for the planning and direction of the organization’s operations and programs. Supervise the development of operations-based financial modeling.  Coordinate and lead annual budget reviews, monthly and quarterly reviews, and periodic forecast updates with operational and senior management for all projects.  Develop and implement consistent inventory and cost accounting policies, procedures, and operational reporting/metrics.
  • Develop and retain a diverse, highly qualified staff and volunteers by providing career coaching, growth, and personal development for workers. Provide leadership to and manages the efforts of site staff to ensure appropriate support from any Town departments.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of fundraising through grants and philanthropy.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated, as well as the ability to be part of a team and supportive to colleagues across departments.
  • Must possess skills to manage multiple tasks and learn complex information quickly.
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills.
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiastic,  dynamic, flexible, organized and collaborative



Roles – shall be to:

  • Act as a liaison internally, between the Office of the Supervisor, Town Staff, Community Development Agency (CDA); externally, between the Town, its Villages, Chambers of Commerce, Business Improvement Districts, arts and culture organizations, and related community stakeholders
  • Be a visible spokesperson for cultural planning implementation in the community
  • Bring sectors (arts, business, tourism, recreation) together
  • Oversee marketing (with someone or a consultant to implement website changes/design, campaigns, etc.)
  • Oversee committees (i.e., public art committee, marketing, development)
  • Conduct, facilitate, or organize local business improvement and economic development seminars as related to the vision/elements of the Cultural Plan
  • Handle day-to-day paperwork and reporting, and
  • Track and report on progress on work tasks.


Education and Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Planning, Arts Management, or similar field.
  • Membership in American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred.
  • Masters Degree in Business, Arts Management, Planning, Community Development or similar degree preferred.
  • Ten or more years of non-profit management experience in an operational environment preferred.
  • Five or more years of management or supervisory experience required.


Preferred Professional Experience:

  • Working knowledge of 501c3 non-profit organizational mechanisms, including, but not exclusive to Articles of Incorporation, bylaws, accounting, financial controls, and development of a Policy and Procedures Manual (PPM);
  • Service of 2-5 years as an officer or board of directors member of an incorporated non-profit corporation;
  • Demonstrated experience with managing multi-sector relationships for fundraising and capacity-building;
  • Experience with administration of restricted and unrestricted funds in excess of $100,000, as well as Federal, State, and foundation (philanthropic) grants management;
  • Knowledge of, and service in, the non-profit sector within the New York City region and Long Island;
  • Familiarity with economic development and small business incubation, including collective business district incentives and marketing initiatives;
  • Experience with and understanding of building code interpretation and local zoning regulations;
  • Demonstrated success with a multi-interest stakeholder initiative with collaborative consensus-building amongst a diverse field of participants; and
  • Vocational participation with an organization related to arts, culture, and/or historic preservation.

Salary: $110,000 per year

For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to

How to Apply

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