Director of Policy and Operations


POSITION DESCRIPTION: The San Jose Downtown Association (SJDA) Director of Policy and Operations leads SJDA economic development, planning, transportation and advocacy initiatives, directs the Property Based Improvement District (PBID) and the Downtown Community Development Corporation (DCDC).

The Director of Policy and Operations is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the Executive Director.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing programs and policies that achieve the goals of the organization.
    Manages PBID operations, budgets and the Property Owners Association board.
  • Supervises the Business Development Manager, PBID Operations Manager and Project Manager for Street Life, and other staff as assigned.
  • Manages the DCDC board and budget.
  • Develops positive relationships, partnerships and collaborations with other downtown stakeholders through personal contact and involvement in other downtown organizations and groups.
  • Directs the following committees: Advocacy, Design, Large Commercial Property Owners/Managers and Parking Board. Attends Board of Directors meetings and other committee meetings as appropriate.
  • Organizes and provides SJDA leadership for government relations, fee-for-services proposals and advocacy services in response to member issues that impact downtown San Jose.
  • Assists with Board development and recruitment of Board members.
  • Responsible for analysis and review of departmental systems.
  • Represents SJDA and downtown San Jose in public forums, speaker engagements and media interviews.
  • Acts as Executive Director during the Executive Director’s scheduled absence.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS degree and a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience.
  • Ideal candidate will have a background/experience in special assessment districts, economic development and/or project management.
  • Management/supervisor experience.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of community outreach and development.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal communications skills required.
  • Computer proficient.
  • SALARY: $100-130,000 annual; competitive benefit package

DEADLINE: October 3, 2016 at 5:30pm.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to
San Jose Downtown Association, Human Resources
28 N. First St., #1000
San Jose, CA 95113
hr@sjdowntown.com

Director of Marcom and Events


POSITION DESCRIPTION: The San Jose Downtown Association (SJDA) Director of Marcom and Events implements the Downtown Marketing Plan, manages SJDA event production, marketing and communications staff, and coordinates with the City of San Jose and other downtown marketing partners.

The Director of Marcom and Events is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the Executive Director.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing programs and policies that achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Develops and oversees SJDA Downtown Marketing Plan.
  • Manages Promotions and Events, Marketing, and Communications budgets.
  • Supervises the Communications Director, Marketing Manager, Events and Promotions Manager and Sponsorship Manager, and other staff as assigned.
  • Directs the San Jose Downtown Foundation.
  • Directs the following committees: Historic District; Marketing, Arts & Dining; San Pedro Square; and SoFA. Attends Board of Directors meetings and other committee meetings as appropriate.
  • Develops positive relationships, partnerships and collaborations with other downtown stakeholders through personal contact and involvement in other downtown organizations and groups.
  • Assists with Board development and recruitment of Board members.
  • Responsible for analysis and review of departmental systems.
  • Represents SJDA and downtown San Jose in public forums, speaker engagements and media interviews.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS degree and a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in leading implementation of marketing and communications initiatives.
  • Knowledge of event production sponsorship and budgets.
  • Management/supervisor experience.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal communications skills required.
  • Computer proficient.

SALARY: $100-125,000 annual; competitive benefit package

DEADLINE: October 3, 2016 at 5:30pm.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to
San Jose Downtown Association, Human Resources
28 N. First St., #1000
San Jose, CA 95113
hr@sjdowntown.com

PBID Project Coordinator


POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Property-Based Improvement District (PBID) is a special assessment district that conveys special benefits to the properties located within its boundaries. The PBID commissioned the Downtown Street Life Plan (DSLP) to create a vision and road map for place-making and public realm improvements based on stakeholder input and long-term needs assessment.

The Project Coordinator is a contract position primarily responsible for the implementation of the downtown exercise loop/Almaden Boulevard median redesign projects. The Project Coordinator will assist the Street Life Project Manager and Operations Manager as needed. This position reports to the Street Life Project Manager.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

• Lead exercise course design process and implementation by working with the landscape design firm project consultant and project contractors and manage construction schedule timelines. Provide input and recommendations on selection of sites and fitness equipment.
• Coordinate with various City of San Jose departments to expedite implementation of the project. Examples include but are not limited to the following departments; Transportation (DOT), Public Works (DPW), Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS).
• Conduct outreach and engagement work with property owners and the neighboring communities. Will need to attend occasional after hours community meetings. Synthesize and share outreach outcomes both internally and externally with design team.
• Negotiate, develop and manage property use agreements with private property owners.
• Research and identify baseline fitness data. Develop tracking methods to measure outcomes of the exercise loop. May need to design data instrument to track individual user fitness progress.
• Create presentation materials and generate renderings to solicit project support and funding.
• Assist in the planning, scheduling and coordination of programming, such as fitness and healthy living classes conducted by contractors, consultants and volunteers.
• Assist in coordination of the exercise loop sites with the Almaden Boulevard median improvement project.
• Assist in other PBID street life projects and activities as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• BA/BS degree and a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience.
• Ideal candidate will have a background/experience in environmental design, landscape architecture, urban design or planning, or construction.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of community design and development are highly desirable.
• Strong interpersonal communications skills and ability to work independently required.
• Computer proficient with emphasis on Adobe Creative Suite and InDesign.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
PBID Street Life Project Manager, San Jose Downtown Association

SALARY: The contract rate is $30.00 an hour, starting at 20-25 hours a week. This is a 6-month temporary position with the option to extend.

DEADLINE: October 14, 2016 at 5:30pm.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to
San Jose Downtown Association, Human Resources
28 N. First St., #1000
San Jose, CA 95113
hr@sjdowntown.com

Events and Promotions Fall Internship


Events and Promotions Manager including the following potential duties:

  • Assist with production duties associated with Farmers’ Market (Fridays through November 18);
  • Starlight Cinemas (last movie night Sept. 21), Live & Local Live Music Campaign; Downtown Ice (Nov. 18 – Jan. 16) and Public Space Activation related events.
  • Experiences may include: production advance work; on-site logistical planning; vendor advancing and load in/load out.
  • Assist with weekly Farmers’ Market vendor scheduling, advance vendor outreach and load in oversight.
  • Assist with fulfilling media sponsorship and other partner promotional trade agreements.
  • Assist with developing and tracking promotional marketing efforts. Experiences may include: compiling recap reports: photo and collateral tracking: conducting event surveys and formulating results.
  • Assist with neighborhood and business promotional outreach efforts associated with all events.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • MAC proficient – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Knowledge of Adobe applications a plus.
  • Willingness to learn via hands-on, on-site experience.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills – comfortable with face-to-face and phone conversations with partners.
  • Ability to work independently, and willingness to take on a full range of tasks.
  • Schedule: 10 to 15 hours per week mid-September 2016 – January 2017 (course-related requirements negotiable).

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship position, and therefore is not eligible to participate in company benefits, personal time off or paid holidays.

Contact: Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@sjdowntown.com or fax 408-279-1904.

Communications / Public Relations Fall Internship


The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Communications / PR Internship is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining valuable writing and PR/marketing experience.

SJDA provides hands-on experience in a fast-paced, fun, non-profit environment. The seasonal position allows interns a chance to work in a unique and creative atmosphere while gaining skills beneficial to a future career in public relations.

The San Jose Downtown Association seeks an outgoing communications intern with good writing and interpersonal skills to join our fun and energetic team:

  • Assisting with SJDA’s weekly electronic newsletter Downtowner Online
  • Assisting with writing a variety of media and event materials, including social media
  • Fact-checking and / or updating websites
  • Assisting with media lists
  • Maintaining newsletter library
  • Assisting at events with SJDA / downtown information dissemination
  • Works closely with the Communications Department and indirectly with promotions, events and development.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • MAC proficient – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Knowledge of Adobe applications a plus.
  • Willingness to learn via hands-on, on-site experience
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, and willingness to take on a full range of tasks
  • Secondary qualification: Video production and editing
  • Schedule: 10-20 hours per week Fall 2016 (course-related requirements negotiable) starting early September.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship position, and therefore is not eligible to participate in company benefits, personal time off or paid holidays.

Contact: Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@sjdowntown.com

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