Neighborhood 360° Program Manager

Organization: Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation
Website: http://rdrc.org

Posted: November 6, 2019 | Closing: November 28, 2019


Job Description

Job Description:
The Manager will lead the Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation in the
development, design, and delivery of commercial revitalization programs and services as part of
the organization’s commercial revitalization strategy. She/he/they will work in partnership with
the organization’s leadership to develop and implement various commercial revitalization
projects that will address the needs and opportunities identified in the Downtown Far Rockaway
Commercial District Needs Assessment.

The position is full-time and will report to the President & CEO. Applicants must be available to
begin work within 2 weeks of job offer. In compliance with federal law all persons hired will be
required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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;
• Develop communication materials for local businesses, residents, and other stakeholders
highlighting events or relevant services and programs;
• Facilitate conversations with a wide range of stakeholders on a range of complex issues
and projects that impact Downtown Far Rockaway Business District;
• Build community partnerships through in-person meetings and attendance at community
events, including; special events, precinct council meetings, community board meetings;
• Liaise regularly with multiple City agencies including SBS, NYCHA, DOT, FDNY,
NYPD, DSNY, and others to leverage resources and acquire the necessary support for
projects and initiatives; and follow-through;
• Engage community stakeholders and partner organizations in designated commercial
corridor efforts;
• Track and measure program metrics and impact;
• Participate in a series of cohort trainings and site visits focused on professional
development and commercial revitalization best practices;

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:
• Two or more years of experience with commercial revitalization, community nonprofits,
community-based planning and organizing, and/or neighborhood development issues;
• Familiarity with Downtown Far Rockaway Commercial District;
• 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 coordinate and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, and provide
timely and clear updates to supervisors;
• 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;
• An ability to be flexible and willingness to wear “multiple hats” if and when needed;
• Flexible schedule with the ability to work some weekends and evenings, if needed; and
• High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and
PowerPoint.
Preferred Skills:
• Good English (verbal and written skills) is mandatory and some knowledge of Spanish is
preferable.
• Knowledge of successful community organizing, consensus and coalition building
techniques and best practices;
• Experience with and knowledge of digital/social media marketing and campaigns;
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, ArcGIS.
Desired Qualifications:
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two
years of full-time experience in one or more of the following fields: urban planning,
community organizing, public administration, project management; real estate
2. An associate degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three
years of full-time experience in one of the above fields;
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above.

Compensation:
The salary range for the position is $50,000 – $55,000 dependent upon experience and
qualifications. Health benefits are offered after successful completion of a three-month
probationary period.
How to Apply:
Only completed applications that include cover letter, resume and three professional references
will be considered. Please submit all documents as a PDF to the attention of Ms. LaVerne Jeffrey
at ljeffrey@rdrc.org and write “Commercial Revitalization Program Manager” in the subject
line.
Application deadline: Thursday, November 21st.
Rockaway Development & Revitalization is an equal employment organization.
Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.


How to Apply

How to Apply:
Only completed applications that include cover letter, resume and three professional references
will be considered. Please submit all documents as a PDF to the attention of Ms. LaVerne Jeffrey
at ljeffrey@rdrc.org and write “Commercial Revitalization Program Manager” in the subject
line.
Application deadline: Thursday, November 21st.
Rockaway Development & Revitalization is an equal employment organization.
Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.



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