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.
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
Coordinate, facilitate, support and provide technical assistance to steering committee for merchant
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.