Economic Development Outreach Coordinator (at Bridge Street Development Corporation)

Brooklyn NY 11216

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to info@bsdcorp.org. Please submit all documents as PDFs and write “Economic Development Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Bridge Street Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

Full-time: $48,000-$60,000 Salary + Benefits

About
Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) is an innovative and progressive nonprofit community development corporation located in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn. We build and sustain strong communities throughout Central Brooklyn where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. All of Bridge Street’s programs and activities are designed to promote and advance financial empowerment, social justice, and racial equity. Bridge Street primarily operates six distinct but interrelated Program Areas: 1) Youth Civic Development / Workforce Development; 2) Older Adult Services; 3) Community Engagement, Organizing & Advocacy (Including Aid to Migrants and Asylum Seekers); 4) Affordable Housing, Real Estate Development & Social Impact Projects; 5) Economic Development and Financial Empowerment; 6) Strategic Partnerships. Learn more at bsdcorp.org

Position Summary
As an organization with deep roots in the community, Bridge Street has solid experience of driving economic revitalization in Central Brooklyn through small business promotion. Our broad range of Economic Development programs and services have included the following: 1) Providing technical assistance to local businesses through one-to-one counseling and monthly workshops. 2) Assisting BIPOC and woman-owned businesses to win more MWBE contracts as well as grants and other sources of funding. 3) Establishing new merchants associations and revitalizing existing associations on important commercial corridors in Central Brooklyn. 4) Expanding and developing business improvement strategies based on the Commercial Development Needs Assessment (CDNA) surveys we have carried out in Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights and Ocean Hill. 5) Planning and implementing local place-making initiatives such as Open Streets, Juneteenth Unity Marketplace, Destination Nostrand, TAMA Halloween Crawl and Art Walk.

Description
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, particularly for Open Street and other place making initiatives.

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 and partner 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

  • 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.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with social media and website posting.
  • Additional proficiencies in various computer applications including Excel and advanced MS Office skills comprehensive databases, spreadsheets and word processing software.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

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