Commercial Revitalization Program Manager
Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) -An innovative and progressive community development corporation located in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn. We build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. BSDC is looking for a Commercial Revitalization Program Manager to contribute to our economic development work in partnership with the NYC Department of Small Business Services and implement a community-driven approach to create thriving commercial areas, successful neighborhood businesses and access to economic opportunity.
The Commercial Revitalization Program Manager will help Bridge Street Development Corporation, develop, design, and deliver commercial revitalization programs and services as part of the organization’s three year Avenue NYC Commercial Revitalization grant funded by the New York City Department of Small Businesses Services (SBS). Avenue NYC grants strengthen community-based development organizations (CBDOs) to carry out commercial revitalization programs in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. 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 Avenue NYC 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 Senior Program Director. Applicants must be available to begin work by September 21, 2020. 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 primarily Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn 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 commercial corridors in Bedford Stuyvesant;
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.
Please note that responsibilities may change with shifting needs of SBS and updated guidance provided by the City and State related to COVID-19. All meetings, trainings, and community event attendance formats (whether virtual or in-person) will be determined according to the City and State public health guidelines.
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 Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn;
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;
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.
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.
$60,000-$70,000 salary, commensurate on experience, with benefits as offered in accordance with BSDC policies. Full-time.
How to Apply:
Submit the following documents to email@example.com. Please submit all documents as PDFs and write “Commercial Revitalization Program Manager” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Bridge Street Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
3 Professional References
Position: Director of Senior Services
Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) – An innovative community development corporation located in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn. We build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. BSDC operates the 93-unit Quincy Senior Residences and offers a wide array of health, wellness, social, recreational, and educational programming for both residents and seniors from the community at large.
The Director of Senior Services is responsible for the management and development of programs focused on the needs of older adults and promotion of programs that address the social, physical and emotional needs of the elderly. This includes, but is not limited to, the administration of existing programs, development and implementation of new programs services, advocacy and civic engagement.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Management of Quincy Senior Residences in coordination with the building management company;
• Oversee the operations of all Senior Services programs;
• Manage budgets, monitor and report on program effectiveness and achievement of program objectives, impacts and deliverables;
• Manage all grant and funding reporting including government contracts, foundation grants, and other required reporting;
• Responsible for recruiting, training and supervising all staff members on the Senior Services team. Develop procedures and ensure coverage and emergency coverage for all programs;
• Develop and implement programs that support the mission of the organization;
• In conjunction with BSDC staff, assist with grant proposals for existing and/or new programs;
• Build community partnerships through meetings and attendance at community events, including; special events, precinct council meetings, community board meetings;
• Establish a presence for BSDC as a leader and expert in Senior Services. Stay abreast of trends in needs, services, and funding for seniors.
• Liaise regularly with multiple City agencies including DYCD, DFTA and others to leverage resources and acquire the necessary support for projects and initiatives;
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements:
• Degree in Social Work or related field preferred;
• Ten years professional experience, including direct practice, supervision, program administration and knowledge of evaluation and outcome measures;
• Demonstrated strong supervisory and administrative skills;
• Demonstrated written and oral communications skills;
• Proficiency in MS office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database management).
• Commitment to engaging diverse constituents in low- and moderate-income communities; be interested in understanding the different perspectives and needs of diverse community stakeholders ;
• Experience and/or knowledge with Bedford Stuyvesant or similar communities;
• Knowledge of successful community organizing, consensus and coalition building techniques and best practices;
• Experience with and knowledge of digital/social media marketing and campaigns;
• Demonstrate a passion and commitment to working with and supporting the needs of seniors;
• 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;
How to Apply: Submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit all documents as PDFs and write “Director of Senior Services” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Please see www.bsdcorp.org for more information about BSDC and its programs. Bridge Street Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
3 Professional References
Position: Program Assistant
Reports to: Director of Youth Programs
Approved by: Senior Program Director
Salary: $36,400 (Full-time)/ $20 hourly (Part-time)
Bridge Street Development Corporation is seeking a Program Assistant to provide administrative and program support to the Community Engagement – Youth Workforce Department that includes, but not limited to, the Summer Youth Employment and NDA: Opportunity Youth Internship Program. Bridge Street is responsible for carrying out experiential and educational employment and work readiness programs for hundreds of youth/young adult participants in Brooklyn. The Program Assistant will provide comprehensive administrative, file management and program support for the myriad of Youth Workforce Programs.
Organize records of all outreach events by updating internal tracking documents as well as internal filing systems.
Maintain all data updates to the required DYCD database systems including CAPRICORN and YEPSONLINE.
Schedule all departmental events on our internal shared calendar
Support all administrative duties – mailings, scheduling appointments, internal and external communication to clients and community stakeholders
Provide support to Community Outreach Coordinator in planning and facilitating workshops, as needed.
Maintain all client files and ensure all documentation is in compliance with DYCD standards.
Oversee and engage in monitoring worksites weekly and input timesheets of participants
Attend all required DYCD workshops and trainings
Provide oversight support of interns assigned to Department
Coverage support for main office, when necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
Requirements for this position:
Excellent Computer Literacy with proficient in MS Office product (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint), Outlook, Google Suites and Remote Conferencing platforms.
Familiarity with Department of Youth and Community Development database systems such as Capricorn and YEPSONLINE, a plus.
Strong organizational skills, ability to work effectively with people and ability to work independently
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Interest and/or experience working with young adults, workforce development and/or community development
Self-starter and ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a team
Attention to detail, responsible and reliable
Ability to multitask and work well under pressure while meeting deadlines
Apply To: Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Indicate “Program Assistant” in subject of e-mail. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Bridge Street Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
Position: SYEP Coach/Monitor
Reports to: Director of Youth Programs
Start Date: Seasonal Position (ends September 4, 2020) Immediate Hire
Salary: $18 hourly/ 35 hours weekly
Summary: Bridge Street Development Corporation is seeking SYEP Coaches to work in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Bridge Program. SYEP provides summer jobs to youth and young adults, ages 16-21. As an SYEP provider, Bridge Street Development Corporation will be responsible for carrying out an experiential and educational employment program for hundreds of youth participants in Brooklyn. Temporary SYEP Coaches/Monitors will provide administrative support critical to the successful roll out of SYEP Bridge Project Based Learning (“PBL”) and Work Based Challenges remotely and some in-person activities.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
● Enroll participants into SYEP program.
● Check for file accuracy.
● Check timesheets for accuracy.
● Facilitate and monitor cohort participation and engagement in work readiness, PBL and Work Based Challenge activities via remote learning platform ● Complete written reports, upon request.
● Perform office and administrative duties to ensure safety and contract compliance protocols.
● Must be able to work evenings and some Saturdays.
● Support BSDC related initiatives, as assigned.
● Education/Degree: High School or Equivalency Diploma required.
● At least one year of youth work or office experience required.
● Must obtain fingerprint clearance. Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
Other skills and requirements:
● Detail-oriented and organized as related to paperwork; deadline driven. ● Excellent computer skills and usage of remote learning tools such as Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.
● Must be willing to travel locally, comfortable travelling throughout Brooklyn independently.
● Highly dependable.
● Flexible personality, ready to help when asked and works well as part of a diverse team.
● Able to communicate well with teenagers, parents and outside-agency staff.
● Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.
● Able to present themselves professionally, at all times, and demonstrate appropriate boundaries with teens, parents, external sites, and coworkers.
● Bilingual Spanish preferred, not required.
Other Job Details:
Position starts July 13, 2020 and continues through September 4, 2020.
Apply To: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate “SYEP Coach” in subject of e-mail. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Bridge Street Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.