Job Opportunities

Position: Community Outreach Coordinator – Economic Development
Reports to: Senior Program Director
Start Date: Open – Immediate hire
Salary: High 40s to Low 50s (depending on experience)

Summary: 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 Community
Outreach Coordinator to support our economic development work and implement a community-driven approach to
create thriving commercial areas, successful neighborhood businesses and access to economic opportunity.

Responsibilities:
Organizing and Advocacy for Local businesses and residents
 Organize and support new and existing merchant associations.
 Represent BSDC and community interests at public forums and community events.
 Coordinate and lead community education activities, meetings, workshops, and events for local businesses
and residents.
 Coordinate, facilitate, support and provide technical assistance to steering committee for merchant
associations.
 Provide one to one support, referral and/or counseling services to local businesses impacted by COVID 19.
 Develop and implement programing to enhance neighborhood businesses and access to economic
opportunity for local residents.
 Organize and mobilize small business owners and entrepreneurs via phone banks, media coverage and
other related activities.
Outreach and Marketing
 Plan, develop, coordinate and implement outreach strategies and materials to local residents and merchants
in Central Brooklyn.
 Develop and manage opportunities for public presentations, to enhance public awareness of BSDC’s
programs, services and organizational initiatives.
 Conduct outreach and tabling in the community and at community events.
 Attend regular meetings and trainings offered by our partners – LISC NYC, Brooklyn Chamber of
Commerce, NYC Department of Small Business Services among others.
 Manage regular email communication to the community.
Program and Grants Management
 Manage database of programs, provide technical assistance and assist with grant opportunities.
 Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual written grant reports.
 Ensure activities meet respective deliverables.
 Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements:
 Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience related to nonprofit, providing services to small
businesses and entrepreneurs and/or community organizing.
 Demonstrated experience in organizing and developing programs, leveraging financial and technical
resources to produce tangible improvement in neighborhoods, and facilitating collaborative efforts among
business community leaders, non-profits and public agencies.
 Self-starter. Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of a team.
 Demonstrated leadership capacity and sound judgment
 Computer literacy with proficiency in MS office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
 Excellent oral and written communication skills.
 Experience with social media and website posting.
 Ability to work effectively with people of diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds.
 Ability to multi task.

Apply To: Please send resume and cover letter to info2@bsdcorp.org. Indicate “Community Outreach Coordinator
– Economic Development” 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.