October 31, 2017
Outreach Coordinator

About the Downtown Flushing Transit HUB Business Improvement District:

The BID acts as advocate, liaison, promoter, and problem solver for the community and provides a critical link between NYC government and the neighborhood. The members of the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub BID include businesses, hotels, financial institutions, restaurants, leading retail establishments both large and small, cultural institutions, public officials, and residents. As a public-private partnership between City government and the business community, the BID works hand in hand with our local elected officials and government agencies. The BID enables the community to truly unlock the enormous potential of Flushing and transform Flushing into a "destination of choice" for all people from throughout the region!

The BID is currently working on expanding its borders to bring its services to a greater area of Downtown Flushing and is need of an outreach coordinator to communicate our mission.

Job Description:

A good candidate should have relevant years of work experience [preferred] in community organizing, project management, or marketing/communications. A familiarity with Downtown Flushing and cross-cultural competency is essential. The BID seeks an outreach coordinator to effectively contact, educate, and persuade property owners, merchants and other stakeholders in the BID expansion area. A successful outreach coordinator will, by the end of an outreach effort, acquire a signed statement of support indicating willingness to join the BID from property owners and tenants. The candidate will work with and report to the N360 Project Manager and attend necessary meetings/conferences.

The position will begin immediately upon hiring.

Outreach Coordinator’s primary responsibilities as follows:

         Find key contacts: Outreach coordinator must locate stakeholders and a method of contact, including investigating property ownership, using a variety of resources including, but not limited to, pre-existent databases, personal networks, and direct contact.

         Communicate with key stakeholders: Outreach coordinator must educate stakeholders on what the BID does and the benefits of joining the BID.

         Persuade key stakeholders: Outreach coordinator must persuade stakeholders to sign a statement of support and create and maintain trusting relationships with them.

         Submit a daily log/report to Project Manager: Outreach coordinator must communicate his/her outreach efforts daily with project manager and submit detailed outreach report by Thursday of every week.

         Maintain Database: The outreach coordinator must maintain the property database for accuracy, and track whether a property owner supports or opposes BID expansion. Familiarity with excel is a plus.

         As sist in public meeting planning : Help organize and plan public meetings where BID expansion progress and vision is shared with the community. The outreach coordinator may also help plan and execute steering committee meetings as required, and document meeting minutes.

         Keep detailed communication logs: Maintain a comprehensive communication log of outreach activities to individual stakeholders and what follow-up is required.

         Develop outreach strategy: Identify target stakeholders who are key to the successful BID expansion effort, and a methods of obtaining their support.

Qualifications and Experience:

One of the following areas: real estate, insurance brokering, community organizing, business client/residential customer services, metropolitan area planning, and implementation of small business outreach and social assistance projects.

Required: Fluency in Chinese and English

Preferred Qualifications:

         Must have great interpersonal, and organizational skills, and ability to connect and communicate with community leaders, merchants, residents, and other stakeholders

         Strong writing skills in the common style with marketable written text.

         Bi-lingual: English and Mandarin Chinese fluency preferred.

         Proficiency in MS Office

         Understanding of City governing structure and resources, BID Historical development, and community stakeholder involvement.

To apply, please include resume/CV, cover letter, and salary requirements in e-mail. Only qualified or considered applicants will be contacted for this position.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 /year

Application Questions

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         Have you completed the following level of education: Bachelor's?

         Are you in Flushing, NY 11354?

         Do you speak Chinese?

         Are you able to commute to this job's location?





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