The Join OEV! Project Specialist will plan, manage, and execute all aspects of a Vacancy Reduction Project in Old East Village. With support from OEV BIA staff and contractors, this position will be the primary point of contact for all inquiries, applications, and participants. The Specialist will work closely with area businesses, property owners, and community partners to ensure the Vacancy Reduction Project compliments ongoing growth and revitalization in the neighbourhood.
This is a full-time, 10-11 month independent contractor position.
THIS POSITION WILL WORK WITH BIA STAFF TO:
Assist in the design, develop, and administration of business recruitment/attraction for the Vacancy Reduction Project
Provide copy/photos/graphics for the development of a webpage, monitor to ensure all info remains up to date
Assist with the development and ongoing delivery of social media and other promotions related to the Join OEV! Program
Liaise with internal BIA staff and external partners to deliver and promote the program
Source out and secure adequate commercial space for successful program participants
Set up and accompany businesses on location visits
Develop and maintain monitoring tools and progress reports aligned with key metrics
Develop/maintain a database of prospective targeted businesses to attract, and available properties
Some administrative support may be required
Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Post-secondary degree in a relevant field (i.e. marketing, communications, business, project management etc.) or relevant experience
Experience working with a diverse range of customers and clients
Ability to create and maintain strong, positive relationships
Strength in innovative and creative thinking
Experience working with a BIA, small businesses, and/or property owners
Experience in working within grant obligations an asset
Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge of Adobe Spark or similar design software an asset
Experience in online content creation (i.e. blogs, social media posts and graphics)
This position reports through the BIA General Manager to the Old East Village Board of Directors. This is a full-time, 10-11 month (time frame dependent on the first day of work), independent contractor position, paying $40,000.
CV with a cover letter will be accepted at email@example.com until April 1, 2022.
Subject Line: NAME – Join OEV! Project Specialist Submission
Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.