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Commercial Corridor Manager

New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) strengthens the physical, social and economic fabric of Kensington, Fishtown and Port Richmond, Philadelphia, by being a catalyst for sustainable development and community building. We believe in a multi-faceted approach to neighborhood revitalization, working with housing counseling, real estate development, vacant land management, community engagement and neighborhood planning as well as economic development.

Function
Assist NKCDC's efforts generally and the Economic Development Director in particular to improve the community's economic condition, including neighborhood redevelopment efforts, planning, communication, outreach and business attraction.

Reports to
Economic Development Director (EDD)

Responsibilities

  • Assist the EDD in the coordination of commercial corridor economic development activities. Coordinate and communicate revitalization efforts with businesses along commercial corridors.
  • Document, record and provide status reports on ongoing efforts in CRM.
  • Track and maintain a list of available commercial and industrial spaces along the corridor and work to place entrepreneurs in appropriate spaces.
  • Facilitate business participation in fa├žade improvement programs and other commerce programs.
  • Organize and implement corridor related activities to promote the arts and support local businesses.
  • Implement corridor related events that promote the arts, music and showcase local entrepreneurs.
  • Work with the neighborhood zoning committees and associations to advocate for well-designed commercial development on corridors.
  • Complete annual business surveys and survey economic development conditions with corridor businesses and adjacent areas to identify trends and better serve community.
  • Provide up to date outreach and communication through business newsletter and Frankford Ave Arts channels (newsletter, blog, social media)
  • Commercial Corridor management along E Girard, Front St, & Richmond and Allegheny commercial corridors
  • Maintain and develop relationships with business owners, funders, partners, city officials
  • Take lead on public safety initiatives on commercial corridors
  • Work on Kensington Derby & Arts Fest, NKCDC Garden programing, & other community events as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications
  • BA in relevant field (e.g. economic/community development, city planning, business development, public administration) or 3 to 4 years relevant work experience
  • 1 to 3 years experience working with related fields dealing with the public.
  • Excellent interpersonal & public relations skills. Self-motivated to develop strong working relationships. Cold calls/visits an important part of this position.
  • Administrative and computer skills.
  • Some familiarity with GIS software recommended.
  • Knowledge of city programs, agencies and business development.
  • Both team player and self-starter with ability to prioritize tasks. Meeting facilitation or event planning skills a plus.
  • Highly organized with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working with culturally diverse groups of people.
  • Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred

Compensation
Competitive salary with excellent benefits including HMO health plan, long- and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid vacation and 403 (b) retirement plan. Salary range for this position will be $40,000 to $45,000.

Application process
Email cover letter, and resume to kanderson@nkcdc.org with "Commercial Corridor Manager" in the subject. All candidate resumes are given due consideration and are kept on file for one year, but we cannot always respond personally due to the high volume of inquiries.

NKCDC provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, race, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, religion, language, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

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New Kensington Community Development Corporation
2515 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125
P: (215) 427-0350  |  F: (215) 427-1302  |  info@nkcdc.org
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