Job Opportunities

Position:                     Community Outreach Coordinator – Economic Development

Reports to:                  Director of Community Engagement

Start Date:                  Open – Immediate hire

Salary:                         $48,000


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 lead our economic development work and implement a community-driven approach to create thriving commercial areas, successful neighborhood businesses and access to economic opportunity.



Civic/Community 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.
  • Identify needs and organize campaign strategies.
  • 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/non-profit associations.
  • Collaborate with community partners.
  • Develop and implement programing to enhance neighborhood businesses and access to economic opportunity for local residents.
  • Assist in identifying and developing funding proposal.
  • Work on special projects as needed.
  • Outreach and Marketing
  • Plan, coordinate and implement targeted outreach.
  • 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 Central Brooklyn community meetings, such as Community Boards.
  • Manage regular email communication to the community.
  • Coordinate events that will increase visibility and customer traffic to local businesses.
  • Develop and distribute outreach materials to local merchants and residents.
  • Canvass key commercial corridors to identify and engage local merchants.
  • Follow up with and engage community members identified through outreach efforts.
  • Organize actions, mobilizations, phone banks, media coverage and other activities.
  • Database and Grants Management
  • Manage database of program and technical assistance records, and member profiles.
  • 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, business/finance 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 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.
  • Willingness or 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 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.