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PBID Project Coordinator
Communications / Public Relations Spring Internship Position
Membership/Marketing Spring Internship Position
Membership Database Spring Internship Position
PBID / Street Life Spring Internship Position
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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 Operations 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 to five years of relevant professional experience.
• Background/experience in environmental design, landscape architecture, urban design or planning, or construction.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of community design and development.
• Strong interpersonal communications skills.
• Computer proficient with emphasis on Adobe Creative Suite and InDesign.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: PBID Operations Manager, San Jose Downtown Association
SALARY: The contract rate is $30 an hour, starting at 20-25 hours a week. This is a 6-month temporary position with the option to extend.
DEADLINE: February 19, 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

Communications / Public Relations Spring 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 January – May 2016 (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.

Updated December 7, 2015


Membership/Marketing Spring Internship Position

The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Membership/Marketing Spring Internship is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining valuable research skills, relationship management experience and advertising, marketing, event 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/Marketing Internship duties consist of:

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

  • Assist with outreach activities related to business retention, new business on-boarding, and event and meeting notification.
  • Provide support with database management, including: records verification; researching businesses via internet searches, phone calls and in-person outreach; cross-referencing multiple lists.
  • Assist with the update of the membership collateral.

Providing support to SJDA’s Marketing Director, including but not limited to:

  • Assist in implementing marketing and promotions duties associated with downtown’s 8th annual restaurant week Dine Downtown, including mailings, tracking and following up with participating restaurants, collecting materials for SJDA’s information table; overseeing surveys and assist with managing event collateral and poster distribution oversight.
  • Assist with various marketing promotions for downtown restaurants, arts groups and retail businesses. The promotions may include a Downtown San Jose eGift Pass, special offers for a website, resident and/or a social media promotions. Duties may include following up with businesses to make sure current offers are still valid, distributing information to businesses, working with other departments to provide content for website, etc.
  • Assist in collecting summer event listings for a Downtown for the Summer web page.
  • Work with museums, performing arts group and restaurants on the Downtown Dining Gift Certificate promotion, or a new arts group/restaurant cross promotion.
  • Assist with collecting tear sheets for Farmers’ Market, Dine Downtown, Music in the Park and Live & Local ads.

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

Schedule:  8-10 hours per week starting as soon as possible – July 3 (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:  January 20, 2016

Membership Database Spring Internship Position

The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Membership DatabaseSpring Internship 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 – May 31 (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:  January 22, 2016

PBID / Street Life Spring Internship Position

The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Property Based Improvement District / Street Life Internship is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining valuable project management and downtown beautification/public realm promotion experience.

SJDA provides hands-on experience in a fast-paced, fun, non-profit environment. This position allows interns a chance to work in a unique and creative atmosphere while gaining skills beneficial to a future career in urban design, community development and project/operations management.

The San Jose Downtown Association seeks an organized and passionate PBID intern with good organization and communication skills to join our fun and energetic team:

 Assist with the implementation of SJDA’s Downtown Street Life Plan projects.

  • Assess maintenance needs of completed Street Life projects and downtown as a whole.
  • Attend various meetings with city staff and downtown business and community members.
  • Assist with program reports, including statistical analysis of PBID programs, examples include conducting the annual property owner survey and the downtown pedestrian count.
  • Assist with creating project budgets, develop work plans and scheduling meetings.
  • Create PowerPoint presentations and promotional material.
  • Assist with potential grant writing and reporting needs.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Familiarity or willingness to learn general urban design, placemaking, or landscape design principles
  • Comfortable communicating with the diverse downtown community
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • MAC proficient – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Knowledge of Adobe applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) desired
  • Willingness to learn via hands-on, on-site experience
  • Ability to work independently, and willingness to take on a full range of tasks
  • Excellent communication skills

Schedule:  10-20 hours per week January – May 2016 (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.

Updated January 21, 2016

Groundwerx

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Updated February 2, 2016