Program Manager

Organization: Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services

Posted: August 25, 2023 | Closing: September 30, 2023

Job Description

The CDNA Strategic Impact Grant Program Manager will help BACDYS, develop, design, and deliver commercial revitalization programs and services as part of the organization’s one-year Commercial Revitalization grant funded by the New York City Department of Small Businesses Services (SBS).  The Program Manager will be responsible for leading a commercial district needs assessment process in the relevant commercial corridor(s) and spearheading a process to analyze the data collected through the needs assessment and engage community stakeholders. Following the completion of the needs assessment, the Program Manager will work in partnership with the organization’s leadership to develop and implement various commercial revitalization projects that will address the needs identified by the assessment. The Program Manager will be part of a cohort of other grant-funded program managers dedicated to executing commercial revitalization programs in commercial districts across New York City.

The position is full-time and will report to the Executive Director. Applicants must be available to begin work by August 21, 2023. 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 CityLine, East New York and Ozone Park, Queens; 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;

·      Facilitate conversations with a wide range of stakeholders on a range of complex issues and projects that impact Liberty Avenue, 101st Avenue, and Rockaway Boulevard;

·      Build community partnerships through 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;

·      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 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 East New York, Brooklyn and Ozone Park, Queens;

·      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 projects 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;

·      High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

Preferred Skills:

·      Fluent in Bangla, Hindi, Udru, or Spanish helpful but not necessary.

·      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.


The Program Manager will be employed on a full-time basis and is expected to work a 35-hour work week, for a salary range of $55,000-$58,000 per year (we will also consider independent contractors).


How to Apply

Submit the following documents to Please submit all documents as PDFs and write “CDNA Strategic Impact Grant Program Manager” in the subject line.

·      Resume

·      Cover letter

·       Writing sample.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

$50,000 - $60,000

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