Partnership Manager


POSITION DESCRIPTION:
San Jose Downtown Association (SJDA) Partnership Manager develops and implements membership and sponsorship services. The Partnership Manager is responsible for strengthening relationships with members, city officials, residents, business organizations and neighborhood groups. The Partnership Manager also provides sponsorship sales and related management and development services for SJDA produced events, promotions and programs. The Partnership Manager is a full-time, exempt position and is supervised by and reports to the Director of Marcom and Events.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Develop an annual plan for membership outreach, sponsorship development and campaign initiatives that align with the highly seasonal nature of SJDA’s events, programs and advocacy.
Manage, coordinate, facilitate and track member visits and outreach on a monthly basis.
Develop member-based initiatives and campaign strategies targeted towards SJDA Strategic Goals.
Implement innovative membership engagement programs including Historic District, Small Business Saturday and Dine Downtown.
Recruit new sponsors into our sponsorship program which includes event-based sponsorships (i.e. title and presenting sponsors), on-site promotions, dasher boards and private parties.
Develop and implement a sponsor retention plan including targeted touch points, well-executed fulfillment and a sponsor appreciation plan.
Negotiate, generate, implement and manage sponsorship contracts including fulfillment before, during and after events and programs.
Generate and update membership, sponsorship and partnership materials including welcome packets, sponsorship proposals, thank you letters, final reports and other Business Improvement District (BID) membership focused materials.
Oversee Salesforce database management including Business Improvement District (BID) membership and sponsorship data.
Conduct quarterly membership data accuracy work to verify membership records.
Track and evaluate membership programs and processes for success and effectiveness.
Supervise volunteers, contractors and interns as necessary.
Attends SJDA meetings as necessary.
Performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
BA/BS degree and 4+ years of experience driving member engagement and revenue growth through relationship building in fund development, partner management, membership or sales roles.
Excellent presentation and communication skills with ability to distill conversations into concrete plans.
Strong organizational, time management and prioritization skills with attention to detail.
Strategic-minded and process-oriented with ability to effectively manage new ways of work.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.
Strong interpersonal skills with a positive attitude and sense of humor.
Track record of securing and managing at least $250K in revenue, sponsorship revenue preferred.
Demonstrated passion for the mission of SJDA and its events.
Salesforce or other CRM/fundraising database experience.
Adobe Illustrator, DreamWeaver or other graphic design programs a plus.

SALARY: $70,000-80,000 annual; competitive benefit package

DEADLINE: March 5, 2017 at 5:30pm.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@sjdowntown.com

Communications / Public Relations 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 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

Database Internship


The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Database 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 Database Internship duties consist of:

Providing support to SJDA’s Operations 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

Events and Promotions Internship Position


The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Events and Promotions Internship is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining valuable event logistics, operations, promotions and media sponsorship experience. SJDA provides hands on experience in a fast-paced, fun, non-profit environment. The 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 production.

Events and Promotions Internship duties consist of providing support to SJDA’s Events and Promotions Manager including the following potential duties:

  • Assist with promotional and/or production duties associated with events that pertain to semester availability, including: Farmers’ Market (Fridays May 5 thru Nov. 17); Dine Downtown (June 1 – 11); Music in the Park Concerts (4 TBD June thru Aug.); Starlight Cinemas (4 Saturdays August 2017); City Dance (8 Thursdays Aug. 24 – Oct. 12) and partnered Public Space Activation related events.
  • Experiences may include assisting with: production/logistical planning and advance work; vendor and sponsor outreach/pre-event advancements; on site set up/strike management of vendors/contractors/ sponsors and volunteer scheduling and oversight.
  • Assist with fulfilling media sponsorship and other partner promotional trade agreements, including serving as liaison between partners and SJDA internal Communications and Marketing team and ensuring trade agreements are executed and logos/information mutually shared via agreed upon marketing assets.
  • Assist with developing and tracking promotional marketing efforts. Experiences may include: ensuring events are cross-promoted at other events with on site signage/collateral; photo and collateral archiving for event recap reports: 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 and shared Google Docs 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 variety of partners.
  • Ability to work independently, and willingness to take on a full range of tasks.

Schedule: 10 to 25 hours per week, with opportunities to gain more experience hours during event days.

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

Groundwerx


For Groundwerx clean and ambassador team job inquires, please contact the Groundwerx office at 408-287-1520.