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Position:                Community Outreach Coordinator – Economic                                                             Development            

Reports to:             Director of Community Engagement

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 lead 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.
  • 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 Central Brooklyn community meetings, such as Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s committee meetings.
  • 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.