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Operations Manager

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 Operations Manager is a full-time, exempt position responsible for managing the enhanced services of the Downtown San Jose PBID.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Develop and manage day-to-day operations and administration of PBID programs in accordance with the PBID Management Plan.
  • Develop and manage PBID programs such as Groundwerx, maintenance of beautification and Street Life Projects, downtown street trees and sidewalk maintenance, homeless job training and the PBID Enhanced Security Program.
  • Manage Downtown Street Life Project (DSLP) team, which implements targeted DSLP projects. The DSLP project manager, project coordinator and interns report to this position. The operations manager will conduct annual performance reviews in coordination with San Jose Downtown Association (SJDA) Executive Director and/or Deputy Director.
  • Develop, manage and monitor program budgets totaling more than $3 million.
  • Process PBID invoices and billings, including the collection and reconciliation of assessment revenue collected by the County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose.
  • Negotiate, plan and implement vendor contracts for specific PBID projects and programs.
  • Provide staff support for PBID board of directors by scheduling meetings, developing agendas, maintaining policies and taking meeting minutes.
  • Serve as lead liaison on PBID issues with City, VTA and other public agencies.
  • Maintain and update the PBID database in coordination with SJDA Membership Outreach Manager.
  • Develop surveys, analyze data and prepare written reports on the maintenance, operation and security of the PBID.
  • Assist communications department in producing PBID promotional items, such as newsletter and website content.  Conduct regular member/property owner outreach.
  • Assist SJDA management team and staff in other projects and activities as needed to fulfill the mission of the PBID and SJDA.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS degree and a minimum of two to five years of relevant professional experience.
  • Ideal candidate will have a background/experience in special assessment districts, infrastructure maintenance and/or project management.
  • Management/supervisor experience.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of community outreach and development are highly desirable.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal communications skills required.
  • Computer proficient.

SALARY:   $80-95,000 annual; competitive benefit package

DEADLINE:  August 12, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

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

Communications / Public Relations Fall Internship Position

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 or fax 408-279-1904.

Updated July 7, 2016

 

2016 Membership Database Internship Position

The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Membership DatabaseInternship is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining valuable research skills, database management experience, Salesforce training, and project management knowledge.

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 contacts and skills beneficial to a future career in a variety of areas, including event and marketing promotions.

The Membership Database Internship duties consist of:

Providing support to SJDA’s Membership and Outreach Manager, including but not limited to:

  • Provide support with data verification; researching businesses via internet searches, phone calls and in-person outreach
  • Cross-referencing multiple lists, databases and other data sources
  • Assistance with the creation of annual or semi-regular data verification protocols

Necessary Qualifications:  

  • MAC proficient – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM or database management software 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

Schedule:

8-10 hours per week starting as soon as possible (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.

Revised:  July 7, 2016

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Updated February 2, 2016